Division, mistrust are hurting America
The recent remembrances of 9/11 reminded us to be aware.
I’m sure there’s no chance a terrorist or criminal could cross the borders. The thing that worries me more is the division that this country has undergone.
The Democrats don’t trust the Republicans and vice versa. The hatred shown during the Trump term hasn’t abated.
We’ve always disagreed, but we could discuss our differences in the past. Now I see friends turn on one another. The government is backing agendas that fuel this division.
From what I’ve read, the CRT teaches students how racism never ended with the Civil War. The Whites are using systematic racism to deny Blacks of their opportunities. What’s going to happen when a Black child goes home and is ashamed of his surroundings?
Given the choice of working hard to get a better life or hating the Whites for his life, would either choice surprise you?
We also have sexual, religious and nationality opposition. Bipartisan is just a word. Perhaps if there were term limits then the politicians, rather than worrying about their image in order to get reelected, they may work together to bring America back together again.
I don’t want to make America great; I want to see it unified with a future for all.
Press, clergy must step up on climate
Gadzooks! Hurricane Sandy in 2011 was a 100-year storm, and this past summer, three more 100-year rain storms have hit New York City.
The West is on fire, and Miami floods almost daily. We can thank global warming for this.
But really, where is the press in all this?
They should be hammering home the fact that global warming is the cause of all these disasters. The press can change the course of history. Labor laws were changed after the press reported on the dangerous conditions that caused the tragedy of the Triangle Shirt Factory fire.
We need them now.
And where are the clergy? The clergy of all denominations are well-respected. They should be out in the streets, in clerical garb, with their parishioners marching and demonstrating, for the future of this planet.
This is God’s creation. A few degrees either way, and there goes life as we know it.
Until the press and the churches get involved, and a public uprising occurs due to their influence, big money will continue to win, and your grandchildren will die.
Gazette must bring back movie listings
I miss the movie theater listings in The Daily Gazette. When the theaters’ offerings were discontinued, The Gazette printed no explanation about it. But from this subscriber’s point of view, the theater listings have always been useful.
Learning on one page what’s showing where and when each day is much more convenient than checking every theater’s website. I managed to see one movie recently only because I happened to drive by the theater and notice the sign.
I know this isn’t the greatest problem we all face. But at least it’s one we can fix. And it’s not trivial. From the theater owner’s point of view, the printed listings would surely boost ticket sales.
Local businesses need whatever help they can get these days. The successful regional newspaper is one that fills needs in its community. Restoring the movie theater listings is a small and yet valuable example of that. Please do it, or please explain to your readership why not.
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