‘ With­out law and or­der we would all be liv­ing a life of empti­ness’


Dear edi­tor,

We live in a so­ci­ety now where there is but very lit­tle re­spect for peo­ple, their per­sonal be­long­ings and their lives. We are dis­cov­er­ing that with­out law and or­der we would all be liv­ing a life of empti­ness.

All this empti­ness is a fear and lack of trust for those around you. There is that fear of be­ing tied by your hands and legs like in the old movies with a gag over your mouth, while the rob­bers searched your home and ran off with your be­long­ings un­der your watch­ful eyes. They call this home in­va­sions whereas in the old movies they called it rob­bery by rob­bers on horse­backs.

As one el­derly lady of 99 years of age noted, “ we are liv­ing in a dif­fer­ent so­ci­ety to­day, where the val­ues of peo­ple are dif­fer­ent, be­cause they are from dif­fer­ent cul­tures where they once had noth­ing and now they want ev­ery­thing, even the be­long- ings of oth­ers no mat­ter at what cost. They once stole veg­eta­bles from your gar­den be­cause it was just for a prank, or they were hun­gry, you didn’t miss the veg­eta­bles so much.

“ Now, they want to steal your home and ev­ery­thing in it while you are sleep­ing or out shop­ping. They just don’t care whether you are home or not. You dis­cover later, if you live to tell the story that our so­ci­ety is tak­ing a beat­ing from the greed of oth­ers, who are ei­ther des- per­ate in their own lives or were trans­planted on our doorsteps by our own com­mu­nity lead­ers, who have a blind eye to dif­fer­ent val­ues of peo­ple who were born thou­sands of miles from our own roots and let go to wan­der in our so­ci­ety with greedy, vi­o­lent traits that are given sym­pa­thy and told you are now in a land of plenty, so help your­self.

“ This doesn’t mean that all peo­ple com­ing to our coun­try are like this, but the free­loaders are plen- ty and de­stroy­ing our so­ci­ety, even un­der our law and or­der.”

In con­clu­sion, they lack re­spect and value of life and con­sider the be­long­ings of oth­ers as un­wor­thy un­til they have com­pletely de­stroyed it all. Who can we re­ally trust to­day, even un­der the watch­ful eye of our se­cu­rity sys­tem, which is the best in the world?

Frank Black­wood Rich­mond Hill, On­tario

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