It's about time
On reading Liz Marmo's brave story in The Border Mail on September 27, it made me recall what it was like in the fifties and sixties with regards to abortion, where to fall pregnant for a woman was considered by many as a very shameful situation.
This was especially the case if you were unmarried ... sent to Melbourne to give the baby up for adoption, all very hush hush, a shameful society in both the fifties and sixties and beyond. One story I will never forget was when my older sister was pregnant with her second child and her husband left her. The thought of facing life with two children as a single mother, living with her parents, was too daunting for her to face alone.
She traveled to Melbourne by train to an illegal abortionist. The abortion was performed on a kitchen table. Afterwards, she was sent straight out of there to travel home to Dandenong by train. She ended up in hospital nearly died with sepsis.
I am so glad that NSW has become the last state to decriminalise abortion and now thankfully no-one will have to suffer like this again.
So much for democracy
What a very good example of brainwashing it was when Sweden's teenage climate activist, Greta Thunberg, addressed the Climate Action Summit. It just goes to show how rubbish can be instilled into young minds. It reminded me of the words of Albert Einstein, I quote: "Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe".
Why don't these activists take a trip to the countries that are most polluting the universe, such as China, India and the United States.
The powers that be must look into what is being taught to young brains in schools and of course the universities throughout the world.
I thought Australia was a democracy but it seems we are being run by minorities or what one would call the squeaky wheels.
IN OTHER NEWS:
Climate change has been going on in the universe for thousands upon thousands of years. One only has to look about, with a clear head to see it. We are being brainwashed by people with no facts at all, just the will to win some sort of stupid argument. It reminded me of the words of Mark Twain a lot of years ago. I quote "It is far easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled".
If we in Australia are afraid of Australia deteriorating, why not do the right thing and force the governments to halt immigration. It is immigration that will sink Australia into the depths of putrid annihilism and destroy everything good we once had.
Bill Whitham, Tallangatta
A little late now
Over 20 years ago Paul Keating decided to make billions of dollars for superannuation companies by introducing compulsory superannuation. You do not have a choice, you must contribute superannuation to the companies making billions in outrageous fees and charges.
If I was cynical I might ask how much in kickbacks have various government ministers made in 20 years. Now they are going to have an investigation of the superannuation companies. I will bet it is very limited in its scope, so why are they doing this now after over 20 years of forcing Australians to ripped off?