Read to last paragraph – For the west to refer to its self as civilised is delusional. In the face of mounting social, political and economic crises its basic humanity is missing in action.
We are not helpless – just nearly impotent – go out and do something or if you can’t do that, write in support to a representative, a paper, a friend
It’s not been a great year for humanity has it? we seem to be lurching from one low point to another and just when you think we have reached rock bottom, new depths are somehow reached. For many of us it is hard to resist the creeping tentacles of despair.
After all, this is a world in which a man who boasts of sexually assaulting women, can muster the support of 40% of the American electorate. And where this same failed businessman turned politician, who advocates building a wall to keep out Mexicans, a people he openly claimed were rapists, also wants to ban people from entering the United States on the basis of their religion.
In Britain local councils fine people for sleeping rough and the poor are subjected to degrading and inhuman tests aimed at establishing whether they are “deserving” of state assistance. Many are then…
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