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Re: How can there be justice? Dinah

Posted by sigismund on July 17, 2013, at 15:47:02

In reply to How can there be justice? sigismund, posted by Dinah on July 17, 2013, at 10:48:43

I think the editorial here said the rate of death from firearms was 1/32 what it is in the US.

After reading Joe Bageant I started to see things a little differently. I am glad we don't have more guns. We are quite violent enough already here.

One interesting thing here is that in say 10 years we won't have any hard copies of non Murdoch papers, which means that a nearly 500 year stretch is finishing. Of course there will be news and journalism, but that binding force of the daily newspaper with its collection of opinions and some quality control will not be with us any more.

George Packer (the writer of Unwinding) said yesterday that he wondered if Australian egalitarianism had been a brake on that stripmall development that the midwest is now famous for. Not much any more.

By the time the program explained Stand your ground, I was quite upset. What did my Spanish teacher say to me about our indigenous population 'You killed them all, didn't you?'. Which was what I felt when talking to a perfectly nice man from Argentina at breakfast when he said that Argentina and Australia had so much in common. I was with a mixed indigenous person from Peru, and all I could think was 'Yes, we pretty much both wiped them out, didn't we?' And I could not think of anything else to say.




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