Letters to the Editor
Dear Mr. Smith,
Thank you for your editorial in your most recent edition of Southern Cross Review. However I must urgently inform you that you were dead wrong on one important point:
On November 2, 2004, a great American tragedy occurred: a majority of voting citizens of the United States of America returned to office of president a man and his minions who had already been responsible for the death, maiming and suffering of thousands in the name of peace, freedom and God, and who openly vowed to continue doing so. History has seen similar, even greater, destruction before.
A majority of voting citizens did not return Mr. Bush to a second term, anymore than they elected him to the first term. By saying that you tend to reinforce the worst myth about America - that we any longer have free democratic elections.
If you wish to inform yourself further, please see:
“The Ohio Re-Count of Presidential election”
There are numerous other sites which document the outrageous criminal fraud being perpetrated. However, so as not to overwhelm you, I suggest you start with the above, which will in turn direct you to other links. I bring this to your attention because you must keep in mind that actually a majority of Americans do not support Bush, nor have they voted for him. You must imagine that we are captives in our own country, ruled by a corporate media, with all three branches of government now controlled by fraudulent Republican rule--actually a much more dire situation, not unlike Nazi Germany in the 1930's.
The text of Don Cruse's article is very good, though I have reservations about one point. The major problem is that Anthroposophy can also be taken as authoritarian religion, with most people connected with it unable to verify large numbers of Rudolf Steiner's statements. One can attempt the road of the "Philosophy of Freedom", which gives thinking experiences, but which does not enable us to check most esoteric statements. Anthroposophical spiritual development is very difficult.. What I have tried is to live through contradictions with science, which can lead to experiences and a certain understanding. However the problem still remains, especially in respect to certain of Rudolf Steiner’s statements.
It is not possible at present to live in comfortable beliefs. However Rudolf Steiner can inspire us and help us on our road.
Michael Friedjung, Astronomer,
I need to point out that the song "Give My Love to Rose" was not written by Bob Dylan, but by Johnny Cash. It is on his last album, "When the Man Comes Around," one of the most poignantly beautiful albums of all time, put together when Johnny felt the end of life drawing near, and wanted to put out something so beautiful that it would touch every heart profoundly.
I listen to it all the time.
So give Johnny his due!
Blessings to you this Christmas season.
(Ed: This error was caught by Elizabeth on the same day number 38 was put up, so not many people saw it.)
My husband has delusions of grandeur and a long record of money problems. He thinks he's a financial wiz-kid, but he's run a bunch of businesses into the ground, and he runs up huge credit card bills and at the end of the month. If I complain he tells me to relax and believe--it's all under control; all we have to do is pay the minimum and let our kids worry about the rest. But it's already so bad that we can hardly keep up with the interest payments.
Also he has been so arrogant and abusive toward our neighbors that most of them no longer speak to us. The few that do are an odd bunch, to whom he has been giving a lot of expensive gifts, running up our bills even more.
Also, he has gotten religion in a big way, although I don't quite understand it. One week he hangs out with Catholics and the next with people who say the Pope is the Antichrist. And now he has taken to parading around in military uniforms and cowboy boots. I hate to think what it all means. Finally, the last straw: He's demanding that before anyone can be in the same room with him, they must sign a loyalty oath. It's just so horribly creepy!
Can you help?
Signed: Lost in DC
Stop whining, Laura. You can divorce the s.o.b. any time you want. The rest of us are stuck with him for the next four years. Ed.
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