Letters to the Editor, March 4, 2022
F BOMBS GALORE
I was reading the Sun on March 3 as I do most days and have since the Toronto Sun has started — I actually delivered the Telegram before this. There is an article in the Showbiz section (“Dog’s breakfast?”) with Sam Elliott talking about a recently released movie, and from every interview I have seen him in, he speaks his mind and has no problem dropping the “F” bomb, which I have no problem with. In this article, he drops it several times and it’s printed without all the letters — except for one instance when the word is spelled out. I never thought I would see this in a daily newspaper. Please don’t get me wrong, I am not offended. But I am sure you will be receiving a lot of complaints about it if you haven’t already. You may want to get ahead of this by printing an apology to try to stop some of the complainers (the Toronto Star readers) who I am sure will be calling for some heads to roll.
Sutton West, Ont.
(We didn’t strive to print the word fully as you can see from the rest of the article. Mistakes happen and we are glad you’re not offended)
Like most Canadians, I am appalled at the atrocities underway in Ukraine. Unlike most Canadians, I feel I am partly to blame. As citizens, we hope that our leaders will do what is right. But they don’t. For the most part, they are unimpressive boobs with myopic tendencies. They are reactive rather than proactive (unless they smell a cheap way to get more votes). What we all need to realize is that doing business with evil entities (North Korea, China, Russia, Cuba, Syria, et al) only encourages the evil doers to do more evil. If we had quit financially supporting these evil countries 20 years ago, they would not have the means to create such havoc now. If you want a safer, cleaner, nicer planet, quit buying junk from China. Quit vacationing in Cuba. Boycott any enterprise that profits from genocide and slavery. If you are shopping and see a product made by slaves, mention to the manager that you are disgusted that her store offers such goods for sale. Then walk out. It is up to us — free citizens — to change the world. Politicians are not bright enough nor are they motivated enough to do what is right. Vote with your wallet. Teach your kids right from wrong (their teachers won’t). Stand up against evil. Don’t expect someone else to make the sacrifice.
(There is always a brief time when we say to ourselves we won’t go here or there because of how they treat people. But that conscious effort only lasts for so long)