Build bridges not walls

Over the Christmas break the musical West Side Story was on the TV and last night I watched it, for the first time in years.

As you are probably aware it was a sad and shocking story of the violence that can happen when hatred and fear between two distinct ethnic communities, in this case white Americans and immigrants to New York from Puerto Rico, co-inhabit the same piece of turf and anger boils over and gets out of control. It also graphically demonstrates, through the character Maria, how easily love can turn to hate in the twinkling of an eye.

Does this ring a bell, Mr. Donald Trump, in your war against another Hispanic group, the Mexicans?

Can’t help feeling we would be far better employed were we building bridges, not walls.