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Barbara,
Good to hear your voice here. ET needs you, and stories like this very much.
We exist, we write because we believe we know more than the people who make policy. We resent the self-satisfied smug confidence of the mouthpieces on FT, for example. Yet sometimes it seems to me we sound awfully smug ourselves.
Our entire thrust here is critical of the status quo ----yet largely oblivious to--outside of-- the lives of the "ordinaries".
It is also a rare event when one reads a diary in which the writer questions him/herself, --ideas, confidence ---or (gasp) feelings.

If the criminal justice system were "just", that incident probably wouldn't have happened. Yet, as you read in Ivonne's comment, in order to survive in the "system", we must learn to ---not feel. Yet--without feelings, we can't fix it, because people who do not feel are not interested in "justice"--it does not concern them, beyond it's utility as a gateway to the human warehouse.

Thank you. Keep it up, please.

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.

by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Sat Jan 12th, 2008 at 04:36:55 AM EST

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