LET’S BE HEARD
WHAT a joke. Every week, our local newspapers have letters written by concerned residents of Kalamunda protesting about our Shire becoming a City.
We, the residents of Kalamunda, and not the shire councillors should have a vote on this matter.
Most people I speak to do not want it.
It seems our Shire President and his merry men and women are determined to overrule our objections.
We, the residents, must protest loud and long until we are given the opportunity of a referendum to settle this issue.
I don’t know who my councillor is. I have never met or spoken to them, so how do they represent my views on this matter?
Come on Kalamunda residents, let’s get off our collective backsides and show our Shire that we won't be trodden on.
Let’s keep Kalamunda our home in the Hills. There are much more important issues to attend to – one is the lack of aged-care accommodation.
I visited an old friend who at 92 has to travel to Kingsley to visit his wife who has dementia, while waiting for something closer to home.
Fortunately, he can still drive. ANOTHER Anzac Day is approaching.
Hopefully, some worthy programs will be on television to explain that time in history when empires clashed.
We hear about the heroes of Anzac at Gallipoli, but never about the wounded waiting on the beach in filthy, gangrenous conditions to be transported to a field hospital that had no tents, no food or drinking water and where bandages had to be torn from the nurses’ petticoats.
A shocking revelation of British hierarchy incompetence was when medical supplies were sent to the wrong location.
Don't forget John Monash and the Australian Army 3rd Division that repelled the Kaiser's Army at Messines Ridge near Ypres.
This planned strategy reduced the bungling by the military establishment who kept using men like cannon fodder.
Probably Dwight Eisenhower was correct when he said war is madness.
I believe that, but appeasement just does not work when dealing with despotic regimes and ISIS thugs who have no desire to live in harmony.