Mad, mad world

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION & COMMENTARY -

THE EDI­TOR, SIR: WHAT KIND of world are we liv­ing in? A crazy one!

When I leave my home to go out, it’s like I am go­ing into the lion’s den. Be­cause what I am hear­ing and see­ing are not en­cour­ag­ing at all. There are more bad news that good news.

I see more se­ri­ous-look­ing faces than smil­ing faces — faces that seem at­tack­ing and threat­en­ing to us. I am hear­ing more dirty mu­sic than clean mu­sic. I see more reck­less driv­ing than good driv­ing on our roads.

Any­where I turn, all I am hear­ing are bad words. Some of the in­de­cent lan­guage I am hear­ing on a daily ba­sis are dam­ag­ing to the lit­tle chil­dren. I am see­ing more war­like at­ti­tude among our cit­i­zens.

I am see­ing more re­venge than for­give­ness; I am see­ing more women beat­ers than gen­tle lovers. Women are be­ing bat­tered all over the place by their mon­ster lovers.

We have been talk­ing un­til thy king­dom, for us to love one an­other, but only a few are do­ing so. What I am see­ing are waves of apathy: a lack of con­cern and love for one an­other.

I said it some time ago, and I will say it again: We are liv­ing in a mad, mad world — a love­less world — a bloody and vi­o­lent world. DON­ALD J. MCKOY. don­aldm­ckoy2010@ hot­mail.com

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