Just as spring has sprung we now need the government to re-emerge from the coronavirus lockdown to a new, safe COVID-19 co-existence and social re-engagement.
Compulsory masking when in public, social distancing, hand hygiene, limited numbers of visitors and at outdoor gatherings. These things do not require a stage four lockdown to implement but instead better education, communication and ongoing enforcement to minimise virus transmission. Social responsibility is what is required on the part of everyone and bodies such as WorkSafe need to be more attuned to COVID safe environments in the work place where prevention and monitoring is paramount. Geraldine Gonsalvez, Dandenong
Gone With the Wind depicted the reality of drama set against the backdrop of a bygone era and is a glimpse into a window of a past that has now vastly changed (“Rhett forced to give a damn about racial justice”, 11/6). It does not advocate racism.
To edit the past is to diminish and dismiss history. While the past can’t be changed, it is senseless to vanquish it and erase it because it can help define desired change towards creating a new present and a changed future.
The film was a masterpiece of artistic talent and created jobs for many people of talent and mixed race. It sounds somewhat extreme to pull this classic film from circulation for present and future generations. To lose historical facts to an ill wind of small mindedness is unwise. Geraldine Gonsalvez, Dandenong
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