We can all learn from Tom Petty
Dear Editor: I was fortunate enough to see Tom Petty play Pittsburgh on June 9th of this year on his 40th anniversary and what turned out to be his farewell tour.
Tom reproduced his album sound flawlessly, was humble and truly appreciative of the audience's positive feedback.
He was unselfish in allowing each of his band members a solo moment in the spotlight, a time to shine. He had a history of fighting for what he believed in - in a non confrontational way, including penning Let’s Bring Peace to L.A. in the wake of the 1991 Rodney King riots.
In an industry so full of big egos where real talent is rare, this guy was a great example of integrity. So for those of you who complain about politicians but never vote or carp about social problems but never volunteer, take heed.
Learn from Tom’s example, take action and be the change that you seek.
Steve Wagar Prince George the world under Trump, Putin and other unbalanced world leaders. Diplomacy has given way to reckless posturing by those with the biggest nuclear guns. Who will make the first mistake?
Added to this threat is the fact that their nuclear weaponry is aging. U.S. Titan missiles are over 50 years old and decommissioned Russian nuclear subs are left to decay in Arctic waters.
U.S. posturing and compliance by others at the United Nations regarding North Korean trade sanctions exposes this nuclear hypocrisy. If you have the biggest nuclear guns, you can demonize those that don’t have as many and those that want them.
To right this situation, perhaps all nonnuclear nations should impose trade sanctions against nuclear countries in accordance with their weaponry. Highest sanctions would be imposed against nations with the highest level of nuclear weaponry.
Steve Burke West Kelowna