Maybe it’s time for a new approach

Maybe it's time for a new approach. Let women have a chance to lead

Dear Editor,

Men have been running world affairs for centuries and look where we are today –- teetering on the brink of a global environmental calamity. National leaders love to pound their fists and make emotional speeches about how they — and only they — can unlock their country’s resources and deliver prosperity to all the citizens. Such propaganda is usually a smokescreen to conceal the undisclosed agenda, namely, ensuring that government laws and regulations do not interfere with the plans of the profit-driven few who have the means and foresight to invest in political campaigns and employ full-time lobbyists.

 

Maybe it’s time for a new approach. Let women have a chance to lead; to feed the hungry; to solve global poverty; to limit the burgeoning population; to blur the lines separating cultures; to prevent children from dying in unnecessary wars; and to heal The Earth. Women are natural nurturers and our little blue planet certainly deserves more compassion and empathy.

 

Lloyd Atkins

Vernon, B.C.