Comment 31967

By geoff's two cents (anonymous) | Posted June 20, 2009 at 12:42:19

". . .I think you should be focusing in on the fact that those who have, do a pretty good job of trying to silence the voices of those that struggle. . . ."

This is a sweeping generalization, with no evidence to support it, but then you go on to say:

". . .in fact you would probably find that many low income people do not vote. . . ."

In many cases, then, isn't the silence self-imposed, at least in part? This is what your argument suggests.

Grassroots, I respect your point of view, but I wouldn't be too hard on the "haves" vs. the "have-nots". Not only are there lots of the former doing valuable community work, but there are many of the latter who just downright undeserving, and many who fall in between. (As a low-income post-graduate student, for instance, I'm certainly not what anyone would call wealthy, yet my education suggests I've had more opportunity than others). A word of caution: The wealthy are not inherently evil or dispossessing, and the poor are not inherently good.

". . .but as usual people like you are quite daft and fall for the propoganada."

Hmmm. I'm not sure whose propaganda A. Smith is listening to, but many of your posts read as if you've overdosed on propaganda from the other side of the political spectrum. Not that the far left doesn't have anything worthwhile to say - It's just that it wears a little thin seeing yourself and A. Smith go back and forth on every forum blaming some social grouping for every conceivable problem in the world. How about some moderation?

On another note, kudos to the RTH staff for producing a great read over the last few months! I've thoroughly enjoyed it.

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