Letters to The Editor: November 3-9, 2022


The Editor:

My name is Eugene Kurchin and I am a U.S. citizen who was deported from Canada into Blaine back in August. I was in Canada looking for a better life and the Canada Border Services Agency deported me and dumped me on the streets of Blaine. I am mentally ill and autistic so I was sent to St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham. The staff there told me it was my fault that I ended up homeless in Washington state and discharged me prematurely. I eventually took several buses to the Seattle airport and flew back home to Arizona.

I would like to share my story in the newspaper.

Eugene Kurchin

Tucson, Arizona

The Editor:

The society we live in is so dysfunctional. Everywhere you look, you can find blaring examples: From our home lives, to how we treat our pets and the farm-factory animals, to our government politicians.

I believe this dysfunction is due to the lack of a basic necessity: a lack of love. A feeling of love translates into kindness, compassion, gentleness, patience, understanding and forgiveness.

Why is there such a lack of love? Because we grew up feeling unloved. We don’t know how to love. They did a survey of grownups, and 80 percent of them said they felt no one loved them growing up, not their parents, not their teachers, no one.

Why is it that children grow-up feeling they’re not loved? It’s called the “cycle of child abuse.” How do we break this vicious, heart-breaking cycle? By teaching our children how to problem solve, not by any punishment or violence, but to teach them how to talk out any problems they may have. We need to empower our children, not over-power them.

The way to break the cycle of child abuse is to have positive parenting classes taught in our high schools, before students graduate, get married and have children of their own. These classes need to teach communication skills, based on mutual respect and dignity between parent and child (and also between teacher and student). This would build a foundation of caring for one another and showing kindness. Treating someone with mutual respect and dignity is also a form of love.     

Cindy Kisska

Birch Bay


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