Letter to the Editor: Time for West to alleviate suffering

Wake up, Wall Street, and realise life is fragile and you won’t be leaving here alive, so, no use being the richest bones in the graveyard, or the richest ashes and dust in an urn.
Letter to the Editor: Time for West to alleviate suffering

Russia has sent a military transport full of hazmat to the USA. Cuba, Russia, and China sent emergency shipments. China sent medical advisers to Italy. Turkey sent hazmat to Spain and Italy.

These people are conscious we are all in this together. Indeed, our Government has acknowledged and thanked the Chinese for providing supplies of hazmat clothing, visors, masks, gloves, by the plane-load.

For the providing and the giving thanks. we see how humanity needs to work in concert to solve and ameliorate a huge existential problem. We see the paradigm of living has shifted.

So it is necessary for ‘the West’ to take a leaf and to review its overall attitude.

It is not “advanced fiscal capitalism business as usual”. And we do not need military-industrial complexes.

Really, anyone now think bio-warfare is a good idea? No, it absolutely sucks. Ditto all weapons of mass destruction. Ploughshares not words, please.

It is within the gift, here and now, of the West to, in particular, ease pain bearing upon Yemenis, Palestinians, Iranians, numerous African and South American and Central American states, and Mexico, likewise in the Caribbean.

Some Gulf and mid-east Asian states could be helped, likewise east Asia.

It’s not like the USA cannot feel their pain — look now at the Big Apple and all across the union. Wake up, Wall Street, and realise life is fragile and you won’t be leaving here alive, so, no use being the richest bones in the graveyard, or the richest ashes and dust in an urn.

Now, most of all, make the lives of others bearable.

And please can we stop the terrible avarice around fossil fuel? Advance respiratory equipment now, please, and advances in transport as soon as possible, please. Honest effort please not PR to gull is into unsustainable greed. Time is running out.

Tom Ryan,

Doon,

Co Limerick

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