Re: Life Duty Death

Joseph Askew (
Mon, 11 Sep 1995 22:12:58 GMT

In article <Pine.SUN.3.91.950911084620.3572C-100000@Ra.MsState.Edu> "Marty G. Price" <mprice@Ra.MsState.Edu> writes:

>I *was* here in 1970 (and for about 18 years before that). I *have*
>*looked* *around*. I have watched scarcity creep into this "land of
>plenty." I have watched population pressures and bad crop years cause
>problems in the less developed world such as we believed, in 1965, were

Name any such problems. Famine was even more common then
only TV news teams couldn't be bothered going there.

>I have looked around. I have seen the growing environmental degradation,
>just as I have seen the kind of INTENSE governmental regulations and
>pressures, not to mention economic outlay, it took to clean up the
>mine-ruined streams of central West Virginia (I lived there & I was

That's nice for you. And the remaining damage today is?

>Mr. Askew, if you are writing from a different planet than the rest of us
>live on (Earth, circling a star some 3 light years from Alpha Centuri),
>please confine your posts to your own planet. If, however, you are
>writing from this planet: WAKE UP (sorry to shout, but you appear to be
>sleeping); look around; discover what is going on in the world instead of
>what a few paid shills of certain destructive interests tell you.

I am perfectly aware of what is going on around us. Unlike
most of the people in this thread I am smart, educated and
know something about this problem. The only person who has
to wake up is you and your little friends who for some unknown
reason have decided the world is about to end and we have to
repent before it is too late.

>Otherwise, be quiet---this planet has serious problems to deal with; I
>would like it to continue to support human life when my children have
>grandchildren. Realistic solutions are difficult, and you, in your
>ignorance, are standing in the way.

This planet has few problems to deal with but ignorance. It
will support life for as long as we can forseeably imagine.
No matter what we do it we could not end all life on this
planet. I have no intention of being quiet. Fascism in the bud.