MORE LOVE WILL DEFEAT VILE HATE
SOME weeks, it seems the world is flooded with hate. Harrowing images of the Syrian conflict, the tragedy of the Orlando shootings and the stabbing of a police officer and his wife in France – where part of the attack was reportedly streamed lived on social media by the killer – bring death and destruction into our lives like never before. The France attack coincided with Euro 2016, which offered violent images of rival fans punching, kicking and smashing each other over the head with chairs. At the risk of sounding like a hippy, I have a simplistic solution. Do something good in your community to prove there is more love in the world than hate. Cook a meal for a sick friend, help a person with a disability to cross the road, visit an old folks home, mow your neighbour’s lawn or give a few dollars to charity. No one can stop us being kind to each other. Let’s start today.
Rick Lee - regional editor