There was a time when it was wrong to tell a lie.
There was a time when we were taught that “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.”
There was a time when we were taught that it was good to share.
There was a time when we were taught to “do as you would be done by”; to treat others as you would like them to treat you. That every person was our neighbour, irrespective of where they came from, or which ‘tribe’ they belonged to.
All of these were accepted fundamental truths: words of Christ which spoke to our conscience and were proved correct by our experience.
Look at the papers, with the lies and attitudes of politicians in the US election and the Brexit campaign, the inequality, the refugee situation, the callous treatment of the poor, and we can see that we do not live in such a time.
I miss when human beings cared about each other, when decency was valued and we respected each other. I want to see our nation, our world return to those values.
Let it start with you and me. Let’s vote knowingly, and act selflessly to change society back to what it should be.