Like I say, Editor, bleeding heart paternalism spilling from Russell’s …

Comment on LETTER to Janet Brown and Russell Guy by Janet Brown.

Like I say, Editor, bleeding heart paternalism spilling from Russell’s reply. “I am fighting to save them. Those poor people that are less than me.”
Alcohol does not have its tentacles into everything. That is the reply of a preacher who is always telling his congregation that the devil is in everything that is worldly.
And the Victor Harbour thing – PLEASE!!! We live in a day and age that has evolved from many atrocities to say sorry for all the wrongs of our past we would never get on with a future of some resemblance of equality.
The days are long gone when a son is held responsible for the sins of the father or vice versa. We live in a day and age of individual responsibility and individual goals. But we also live in day and age of socially acceptable behaviours so that we can live and survive in communities.
With respect and working towards the common good that does not remove the individuals’ rights to their lifestyles and beliefs. It is not the role of communities to whip themselves if someone falls short in their own personal responsibilities.
That is not personal responsibility by the individual and how can that help. But this is the place we find ourselves.
IS EVERYONE ELSE’S FAULT BUT MINE, that is what Russell and others say to those who escaped the independence of self-respect and personal responsibility.
It is my belief and understanding that we address addictive behaviours through treatment and centres but it is also well known that those people need to acknowledge they have a problem and seek help.
That is referred to as respecting their individual rights. When their behaviours exhibit violence or participate in criminal behaviours then the matter is total different. Also remembering that in law we see dependency on drugs and alcohol as excuses in law when dealing with criminal behaviours.
But that excuse is not a get out of jail free card. But for too long it has been. Rehab for drunks and drug addicts. Complete the programs and then ensure testing after release as part of the parole requirements. This reinforces personal responsibility by the offender.
We need to live together and respect everyone’s right to live eat drink and behave as they like. BUT!!! Not to input on the harmony of community living in a negative way. That does not mean we cannot disagree, debate and so forth.
But in a democracy we agree to disagree. Individuals have an obligation to themselves and society. And if someone what’s to mother an individual or individuals that are in need of help. Do it. I do. And I do it without blaming everyone else. We live in a world where emotional handicaps are predominantly growing all the time. Which is why escape though drugs alcohol and many other forms of numbing medications is growing.
And the tougher the struggle to survive in this world with homelessness growing daily in Australia. Cost of living sky rocketing. Basics like electricity, gas and water are now costing more and more so living standards are changing. This impacts on lives in winter in our below 0 temperatures here in Alice. Businesses closing down. People committing suicide to escape their free falls into despair. This is what we should be focusing on and demanding legislative change about. The nanny state that forces rules costs and impacts on every facet of life as we know it through greed, corruption, deceit and plain stupidity.

Recent Comments by Janet Brown

Planning another plan
We need planning to be the role of the town council, not the NT government from Darwin.
How can we plan for our future development when there is no plan.
A town plan from the early 80s is lost.
Until we have a town plan on development any master plan is a joke. And to my knowledge the master plan does not include development areas for our growth.


Senator Scullion will not contest Federal election
Identity politics. It has to end. Politicians need to be representing the people. The Territory.
So far I have seen none of this from those putting up their hands.
They are only talking at election time. Voters are confused on their rights. As a voter we have the right to demand elected members who will work for a better Territory. Not a better Darwin over the rest of the Territory.
Our Federal ministers have the role to work for the entire country. As minsters elected by states and territories into a Federal seat they should be ensuring the best of Federal funding for their electorate. They are elected to represent Australians. Yet they are managed by government departments.
The departments have signed agreements to allow overseas businesses to avoid taxes. The departments who have allowed foreign governments to own Australian land. The tax office which negotiated agreements with overseas companies to avoid paying taxes that everyday Australians have to pay.
Check out the person wanting your vote.


Make Oz Day a celebration of the future, not the past
Appeasement is not the answer. Appeasement is the catalyst for further division.
January 26 is the date chosen to celebrate our place in the world.
People from around the world choose our country to call home. Because we are amazing. Australians are proud of our home. The division based on race is not Australian. That is apartheid. We need to stop this vile hatred of Australia now.
Australia Day is not up for destruction by an angry and racist group.


Custodians decline meeting with council on gallery
I for one do not see this town and its progress as being at the whim of aboriginal people over the residents of Alice Springs. This type of division has its claws strongly embedded in segregation and apartheid mentality. The future of our town should be decided by all residents. I am so fed up with people using the race card to gain control. This should not be about who has the biggest stick, it should be about the majority seeking growth and prosperity for Alice Springs. Not personal agendas and petty jealousy.


GST billions yet we’re still the basket case
Jack, I do not have to walk a mile in anyone’s shoes.
It is clearly obvious that bandaid government mentality is all wrong.
What happened to outcomes and audits. Never happened. Throw more money at is the battle cry.
Regards of the fact that billions of dollars has only exacerbate the problem.
Money for nothing comes to mind.
Yet for governments to get that money some of us work hard to pay taxes, fees, levies and so forth. Our borrowings are through the roof. Time for outcome audited funding checks.


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