Friday, December 25, 2009
The Christmas Truce
I remember hearing the story of how a remarkable ceasefire occurred on Christmas 1914 amid the first World War known as the Christmas Truce: http://www.history.com/content/christmas/christmas-truce-of-1914
When I reflect upon the Vancouver gang war and all the lives lost - some innocent, most not, I'm saddened by the loss of respect for life and for public safety all in the name of the almighty dollar.
There is no honour in selling crack. There is no honour in shooting someone for money. Any 12 year old kid can pull a trigger.
Yet if they can have a ceasefire in the middle of World War I why can't we have a cease fire in the Vancouver Gang War? One day, one week. How about starting the New Year off with a Truce?
Stop shooting people in public. Stop shooting people for crack. The public will rat you out if you do. Let's hope for a better world in the New Year. One where our families are safe not threatened by criminals.