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Submitted by Carmen Lawrence on October 26, 2004 - 5:29am.
Democracy is failing if the majority are alienated from politics

"Every election produces its peculiar set of certainties about the future of the losing party, certainties that later analysis often proves flawed. Knee-jerk analysis crowds the airwaves and advice is proffered by opinionated commentators about what must be done to avoid permanent oblivion. I've done it myself." - Carmen Lawrence

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Submitted by Hamish Alcorn on October 7, 2004 - 11:45pm.
My brother's pre-election thoughts

My brother Hamish sent this email "to everyone I’ve ever met in my life" last night.

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Pre-election thoughts

Election campaigns produce enormous quantities of bullshit which, whilst having no undue impact, does not in my opinion help one person clarify what is important or what their leaders are doing. This is an attempt to describe what is actually important to me, and why.

I’ll start with the deepest, most abiding imperative I know about, which is at once biological and spiritual, seeming to emerge from some evolutionary well of unseen wisdom: concern for the future of my child, my child’s children, and their world.

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