From: Wade T. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri 16 May 2003 - 15:48:33 GMT
On Friday, May 16, 2003, at 09:55 AM, Jeremy wrote:
The reasons for my sad reply were that we, in [...], are failing on
every question asked above.
We once had a fair and equitable education system where access was
dependant on ability to learn and not ability to pay; this has now
changed under the conservative [...] government.
The divide between rich and poor grows wider and xenophobia is rampant.
The research of our universities is being channelled into
industry-based public/private 'partnerships' with no funds available
for philosophy, social, ecological or moral inquiry.
[Reference here not applicable to all countries. Dispense
appropriately....] Refugees to our shores are mandatorialy incarcerated
for years, even innocent children, behind electrified razor wire before
being forced back to the lands from which they escaped.
Motivated by dubious pecuniary benefit, and on doubtful evidence, we
have participated in an unauthorised, mechanised killing spree which
has left thousands of innocent people dead or dying from injury and
disease and made the world a more dangerous place.
Indigenous peoples comprise 2% of the population yet fill [a larger
percentage] of our prison cells.
Our churches and institutions cover up pedophilia. Even our [leaders
are] tainted by ignorance and reticence in this regard. We are trashing
our environment for a quick 'buck'. The cost of fixing the damage will
be unachievable, and the kids know it.
Advance [...] Fair? Where?
More in sorrow than in anger
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