There are 45 million people listed as food-insecure by the United States Department of Agriculture. Australia's Bureau of Statistics doesn't even calculate statistics on that, which is never a good sign. Homeless and starvation statistics are available. Remember, just one or two cases doesn't prove or disprove something. A few cases of Anorexia is not proof that starvation only occurs with "middle-class or wealthy families." Apparently, you think poor girls are completely immune to the dominating Sexist culture in our society.
Infiltrated the church? Yeah, like, in the year 1200! The Spanish Inquisition of the 1600's and the Catholic convents of the 1800's and 1900's are all riddled with sex abuse scandals. It's not just "homosexuals infiltrating the church." Catholic bishops and ministers have defended their own rapists for centuries and centuries. Just pick up a book on the inquisition, or even about the sex abuse rampant throughout convents today or the past century. Since the year 1200, the Catholic Church has been involved in prostitution or sex slavery of some kind: "...the Church gave support to the world's oldest profession, believing the women of the night to be responsible for guarding the honor and chastity of the nuns, who prayed for the people." (From: the Harvard Crimson, TheCrimson.com )
There was no opposition to "homo tendency." It wasn't a question of finding out who was gay or not. It was a question of the church being informed, THOUSANDS OF TIMES, that its priests are raping children, MALE AND FEMALE, and then hid the priests. I can see how you don't believe in abolishing Sexism. Apparently, it only matters when little boys are raped, not little girls. So, those priests had a "homo tendency." Great way to spin the story of your church raping children. "No, it's the gays who raped the children!" No, it was the priests, and you're the ones who protected them when society was harmed by their malicious cruelty. This isn't something new and sudden -- this has been going on for more than 800 years.
The conservative opposition OWNS THE LAND that you think they are "trying to restore." All they'd have to do would be sign over the deed. What's holding them up? Doesn't seem like you can put anything on the Greens for the failure of the Conservatives to fulfill their duty, you know, like property rights. Do you believe in property rights? Probably. Then give the land back to the Aborigines. They never gave it to you, so it belongs to them, and it still belongs to them, and Australians today are nothing more than a bunch of thieves, every last one of them. Don't just abort that baby because it's taking welfare in the form of nutrients from its mother. Abort it and throw it in prison for violating property rights and trying to create a Socialist dystopia!
Silly girls are the worst culprits in accepting the worst feature of sexism. They subscribe to silly magazines like Dolly, Cosmo, Cleo etc. and try to imitate the skinny models in skimpy clothes.
I repeat, if anyone is found starving in Australia, they are taken to a hospital and fed - intravenously if necessary, but later normally and an inquiry is held as to why this person is starving. Usually children of drunken or drug addicted parents.'
Tell me about it.
You repeat lots of things, Babette, which makes me repeat things. I need evidence, not your little "Trust me, I know!" arguments. If well-documented statistics disagree with your opinion, that means you should re-evaluate your opinion. The evidence, of course, but if you never re-evaluate your opinion, then you're not interested in the truth. And it is deceptive and dishonest to speak to others without having the intention of truth in mind. Especially when it comes to absolutely important things like starvation.
Even if nobody is starving on your block, how do you know about the city? The region? The country? The continental zone? The hemisphere? The globe? How meaningful is your "I repeat..." when there is well-supported evidence for more than 1 billion people in poverty today? It's not very meaningful at all.
And, you can't answer the argument, of why people would rather starve than work. Instead, you repeat numerous times, again and again, "Nobody's starving! Those statistics are wrong! The UN is wrong! The US Department of Agriculture is wrong! The Australian Bureau of Statistics is wrong!" Etc., etc.. Either you really just don't care, and it's all about satisfying your ego, or we live in different worlds.
I am speaking from personal observation because I do a lot of travel within Australia. I did not say there was no starvation in the world - I only referred to Australia which is a wealthy country and has survived the global financial crisis quite well. Anyone found starving here is big news - journalists (of which I am one) would love to find such a story - it would be on TV etc. When I said there was no starvation here, you said the Aust. Bureau of Stats does not publish figures and that is a sinister sign. Why sinister? It could equally be that there is no starvation.
For real starvation see Africa and the distended bellies of the hapless children. Sell them your anarcho system. You should have fertile ground - and if you can't sell it, accept that no one wants it or is interested. I try to "sell" the policies I believe in - sometimes successfully, sometimes not. But I try to promote them. Why have I not heard of the anarcho system except from you? And don't blame Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Mussolini, and long dead Popes. Live in the present.
Let me repeat: I don't trust the evidence-collecting skills of someone who thinks a) that we should spread Agent Orange (or chemicals related to it, like DDT) all over the underdeveloped world, b) Harlem's biggest problem is obesity, and c) the UN is making up its statistics about poverty and global warming. I trust something far more concrete, like the scientific, statistical method.
And even then, Australia is only 22 million people. 1.4 billion people are starving today, with hunger and starvation reaching record proportions in the United States and so-called "Developed nations."
"In the last year, US cities have seen the sharpest increase in the demand for hunger assistance since 1991, an increase in family homelessness and a decrease or levelling in individual homelessness." -- CityMayors.com
According to the US Department of Agriculture, 45 million Americans are starving. Why not just grab someone here and bring 'em over there for a story?
The Soviet government did not publish any statistics about its concentration camps or forced labor. And yet, in spite of that, we found that they were one of the greatest violators of both of these crimes. Perhaps "not studying it" is actually "withholding information"?
Oh, now you believe that they exist? That's good, because I've been showing you statistics about it for a while and haven't even heard a response on how Capitalism produces this. Oh, you know, except that all those hapless children are gay, drug addicts who watch porn and waste their welfare money.
And, when nobody is willing to accept your wholesale endorsement of Sexism, are you going to accept that no one wants it?
Blaming Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Mussolini and long dead Popes is *PERFECT* when talking about the causes of World War 2 -- which I was.
The Capitalist system lets the Capitalists live off of the workers without producing anything. So too with the Bureaucratic system and the Bureaucrats, the Socialist system and the Socialist politicians, etc., etc.. Anarcho-Collectivism or Anarcho-Syndicalism, however, have no privileged class and no empowered group. No one specifically can stand to benefit from it, because it props up no leaders and no exploiters. Only humanity in general can be benefited by the right to land, work, and bread being ensured for all. So, you won't hear about such a system among Liberals, Conservatives, Socialists, Communists, Nationalists, Fascists, etc.. You'll only hear about revolutionary Anarchism from those who want every human being to have an equal voice in directing the society in which they live.