On Fri, 4 Jul 2014 12:34:13 Carl Turney wrote:
To paraphrase the original question...
"Why is there STILL a protest over the East West Link?"
To paraphrase the original question "why are you STILL asking about this when
it's been explained to you already?".
Maybe it's the same psychological and sociological
factors that have
some modern-day folk from America's Deep South waving rebel flags and
saying "the South shall rise again" -- 150 years later.
That's totally different. The neo-confederacy movement is about the exact
same things that the original confederacy was about. Oppressing non-white
people. Instead of slavery there are non-white people earning lower wages,
doing less desirable work, and living in the worst parts of town.
The neo-confederates have been very successful in convincing people that the
US civil war wasn't about slavery (the above URL is one of many showing that
it was about slavery).
Some people just don't know when to give up and
move onto battles they
While the electrion of an Afro-American president is a loss to the racist
Americans, the leaders of the racist organisations have done well from it.
One thing you need to keep in mind is that these people aren't just motivated
by money and power. They are motivated by the perceived social status that
they get from oppressing other groups. To treat black people as equals is
something that they regard as a loss of status.
The Tea Party pretty much control the Republican party now and that's largely
due to racism, so the extreme right-wing isn't doing too badly.
p.s. 7 billion humans and growing. =That's= the
common and underlying
cause of all the many & varied human-created environmental over-impacts.
I just love seeing protesters with a few babies screaming that the
Last time I checked with the current level of health care in Australia on
average we need 2.1 children per woman to sustain the population level, and
the average birth rate was lower than that.
But I doubt that you have ever seen a protester with a "few babies".
cities shouldn't get bigger, or land shouldn't
get cleared for farming.
I've lived in London, Utrecht, and Amsterdam. Those cities are in many ways
better than any Australian city due to the smaller urban areas. When you have
multi-story apartment buildings with good public transport you can more easily
get to wherever you want to go and less land is used overall.
A large part of farmland is wasted. For example growing grain to feed to
cattle. If we had better legislation regarding humane treatment of animals
and food safety (two issues which are closely related) then meat would be more
expensive. Economics would lead to the demand for meat decreasing which would
decrease the need for farmland.
"But who will take care of us when we're
older?" The population is
doubling every 70 years. Duh!
Does anyone even say that in Australia? The way our society works is that old
people use their savings and/or pension to pay for themselves. Our culture
doesn't demand that people support their old relatives.
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