MORE LOVE WILL DE­FEAT VILE HATE

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

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

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