Re: birding-aus Having a little rave

To: "Peter Waanders" <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Having a little rave
From: Tony Russell <>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 21:25:28 +0900
Thank you Peter for your additional comments below. I must catch up with
you for sure now at the campout in Oct. Tony.

At 04:26  13/08/99 +0930, you wrote:
>      Well said everyone. I thought I'd  better join in, too. Unfortunately
>the few people that do voice their opinions  don't represent the majority.
>This does not mean that the majority doesn't share  their views. They
>probably would if they were not stupified by what the media  tells them. Or
>maybe they're merely ignorant. I think ignorance, lack of  nowledge, or not
>caring, is the biggest threat facing humanity and its  environment.  A few
>examples. It starts right at  your own back door. Do you throw away old
>paper or do you recycle it? Many  people think it's a good idea to recycle
>but don't get around to it, they say.  Ignorance.  The ban on shooting
>parrots,  rosellas etc. has been lifted in SA because they pose a threat to
>fruitgrowers.  Lack of knowledge, that is. Thousands of people visit our 
>national parks and conservation areas. You'd think they'd go there to enjoy
> nature at its best. These areas are under threat from erosion, fires,
>rubbish,  vehicle pressure, firewood collection, noise, and so on. Not
>caring, that  is. Numbers of hospital beds are being  cut in SA. At the
>same time millions of dollars of state government funding are  being spent
>on a bloody football stadium. I could go on and on.  If the masses would 
>get the right information, they would be able to make sensible choices in
>their  life. This includes everyday decisions that form the basis of our
>behaviour.  This would also be reflected in the way we vote. I don't think
>there is one  country in the world where important information that could
>open our eyes  reaches us in the amount it should, and if it does it is
>multiply biased. That's  why everybody huddles up in their comfort zone and
>tries to make the most of  their own life - I don't know. Don't want to
>think about it for too much longer  - this sucks.   Cheers   Peter  Waanders

Tony Russell,
Adelaide, South Australia
Ph:  08 8337 5959
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