Ron: Here's a letter I sent to the Canberra Times on 11/9/21.
I enclose a letter to the Editor.
Crispin Hull, ‘Listen to science, not the ‘freedom' fools, CT 11.9.21 p. 25 says ‘The scientific method, logic, critical thinking, the rule of law, free flow of information, and electoral accountability have been the basis of ...human progress (and) Liberal democracy.'
He then contradicts himself by correctly saying: ‘publishing gatekeepers put misinformation junk in the bin.'
Denigration is not argument. Such pejorative word pushing is antithetical to what Hull purports to represent. It also explains why human progress is stultified by ‘Liberal democracy'. Endless iteration of comforting verbiage isn't a substitute for real information flow and debate. The mainstream media suppresses information and chokes debate putting ALL contrary information and opinion ‘in the bin', most of my contributions included.
Iterating personal opinions and denigrating all others doesn't exemplify scientific, logical or critical thinking nor is it conducive to free information flow. To then postulate that protecting such thinking by censoring contrary information and opinions facilitates electoral accountability and human progress is absurd. BUT it does typify ‘Liberal democracy'. See: Democracy, Deception, Deceit - they're all the same http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Democracy-Deception-Deceit---they-re-all-the-same.shtml
Democracy is a failed system. It only serves wealthy banksters, corporatists and their bureaucratic and commentariat enablers.
Don't believe me? Then why does our society still experience poverty, scarcity and chronic ill health after the alleged ‘surge of human progress in the last two centuries'?
And why are Nikola Tesla's free energy and other inventions and ‘Med Beds' etc still unavailable to Australians?