Why can’t we be friends?
The Editor, Why is there so much anger and hate in the world? Did it start with the white man pushing the red man onto reservations or the black into slavery? Maybe it was the school boards dividing the French and the English or Catholics and Protestants? Maybe it was the farmers not needing the neighbours to help harvest the crop? They had new machinery to get the work done faster. Then again, maybe it was Hitler wanting to get rid of the Jews? Could it be the Franco-Ontarian flag in Casselman being so much bigger than any Canadian flag I have seen? Maybe it is the atheists wanting the Lord’s prayer removed from the schools and Christ out of Christmas?
Maybe it is our Federal and Provincial governments spending more money than we have to spend or do we just like to pay taxes to cover the extras we want?
I was reading the weekly smile in last week and at first thought it was really funny. It was about two dogs and a cat who died. All three are faced with God who wants to know what they believe in. The first dog says, “I believe in discipline, training and loyalty to my master.” “Good,” says God, “sit down on my right side.” The second dog says, “I believe in love, care and protection.” “Ah,” said God, “you may sit to my left.” God looks at the cat and asks, “What do you believe in?” The cat answers, “I believe you are sitting in my seat.”
How sad that so many people want to be the cat. Why can’t we all be friends?
Viola McRae, Moose Creek