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End the barbarism!

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Today for you, tomorrow for me. Naked we came into this world, and so shall we all leave. Wealth, status, authority, and fame will all be severed from us at death. So why are we in a killing frenzy to amass those temporary things?

Talk about amassing. what exactly was the intent for the amassing of more than 100 guns to add to those already in Montego Bay? Currently, many persons are uncomfortable with the surreal revelations in Jamaica. If you're not, you do not know what a clock a strike!

Sorry to say, but it is my strong belief that only when a senior politician or a member of government, or a very close relative of theirs, is caught in one of the many crossfires of heartless criminals, or, worst-case scenario, killed in one, will we see draconian and relevant measures put in place to effectively deal with crime and criminals.

The barbarism, bloodletting, and shamelessness that have become commonplace lately is very unsettling. The once-odd acts or atrocities have now become our daily menu, numbing our senses and redefining normal. Obviously, an evil power of some sort is on the loose in this fair isle, and if the good men and women do not band together now, we will be overcome by it.

The good news is that there is yet hope because we are reminded by scripture that 'good will overcome evil'. For especially Montego Bay and Clarendon, that prophecy's fulfilment is long overdue.

Captain! Our ship is in perilous waters and the winds are raging. Care not if we perish?

JOSEPH EDWARDS