Gone are the Days
Gone are the days when we could sit comfortably in our homes, believing that everything is well with the world that we inhabit. We only need to turn on the six o’clock news to be confronted with the daily carnage of fallen humanity. Home invasion, murder, rape, theft, spousal abuse, racism, neighbourhood disputes, and the bank crisis continuously flash across our TV screens like reruns of old movies. Politicians continually rubbish one another, while acting like petulant children in Parliament and during Question Time, so much for the so-called cradle of our democracy. Acts of terrorism, war, genocide, ethnic cleansing and famine enter our living rooms so regularly that we so quickly become immune to the horror that confronts us.