Cornwall ON- I like many of you am reading the sordid and frightening details of Colonel Russell Williams and his spree of sadistic and murderous behaviour. It’s the hot topic of many of us today. I talked about it on our radio station yesterday.
We live in towns, cities, racing like hamsters most of the time; but do we really know our neighbors? Are first impressions really enough? What happened to our society that monsters like Colonel Williams can get to the positions of trust he attained?
I’ve here in a lovely looking neighborhood here in Cornwall now for seven years. I’ve spoken to maybe six of my neighbors. Maybe I remember half of their names. I don’t think I’m that unique; maybe too many years of living in big cities?
No, I’m not suggesting we start spying on our neighbors, but maybe, just maybe, we should start being more neighborly? And maybe, just maybe we need to find better ways of screening people professionally especially when those positions involve law enforcement and the military or positions of trust like the medical position or certain government positions where people have access to personal information?
In the meanwhile Colonel Williams will join the ranks of his old chum Paul Bernardo, Clifford Olson and Robert Picton as monster murderers of Canada.
What do you think Canada? You can post your comments below.