[Ssf] some thoughts&reminders
hislop_writers at tiscali.co.uk
Thu Nov 25 16:58:42 GMT 2004
i am addressing this message specifically to Dave Thomson, to remind him
that there is a comment letter for him on his article End the
silence/end the disability cuts published on the newswire.
Which i found very clear and well written.
The rest of this letter is a bit of emotional dropping from someone who
is a resident in Sheffield, with British partner and British son. 1)
Join causes: the left has many causes in this country, it seems quite
fragmented as Dave's article outlines. It looks as if the anti ID
campaign could turn into a big issue. But a relation has to be also
clearly stated between that "national database" Blunket is threatening
with, the cuts in the public services sector, and the cuts in
disability/benefits claims. Then supporters for 3 campaigns would be united.
The war against Iraq and islamic non compliant countries : a permanent
background to remind us that the second world is there.
Back to Mr. Blunket's arguments: he wants to stop "illegal" immigration
with ID cards. Illegal immigrants are already stopped, for gosh's sake,
either because they die on their way, inside trucks, or before reaching
the coast : this is the case in Spain: the most needy of immigrants
don't come from Latin American countries, but from Africa, subsaharian
countries, and they literally die on their way, they drown. With the
complicity of their fellow countrymen (sad to say).
Then they call us Europeans "corrupt". We are corrupt because we want to
stop their "anti-terrorist" wars: because we don't want to discriminate
and yes, annihilate islamic countries: because we are interested in
their religion and worldview. We are corrupt because we also weep for
their victims and not only for the 3,000 dead on sept-11 or the 300 dead
on march-11 in Madrid. We are corrupt because we don't see that some
victims are angels and other victims are evil: therefore they don't count:
We are corrupt because we don't wear red poppies in hommage to our own
victims and own dead soldiers.
So this ends my emotional outburst.
Hope to see you at the meeting, St. Marks Hall, Carver street. If the
venue is changed please remember to notify change on indymedia newswire.
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