Tar sands, Ebola share similarities

Our war with deadly killers such as the tar sands and Ebola is perfect breeding ground for profiteering and corruption.

To the Editor,

As in every battle, our war with deadly killers such as the tar sands and Ebola is perfect breeding ground for profiteering and corruption stemming from hyena-type gluttony.

Although the tar sands and the Ebola outbreak source are half a world away from each other, the impact they have on humanity share many similarities.

The first and primary similarity being, they would not be happening today if it were not for the unscrupulous, the shameless, and the downright inhumane nature of certain government-level individuals.

Second, the secrets that were kept from the public exacerbated the destructive element of these horrors to the brink of global disaster, of which we are still under threat.

Third, the onus is on everyone to be aware of the goings on in a world where one day everything appears fine and the next, you can die from Ebola or the fallout from tar sands exploitation – no matter where you live on this planet.

So, I challenge all the ostriches to pull their head out of it, because this is the kind of politics indifference and apathy get you.

Diane BabcockNanaimo