What simple things can we do for others that will change the world, and why do we fear to do them?

Here, in Australia...

if planned recommendation are implemented, they would create an oppressive regime of esentially government-controlled media and overturn our cherished principle of freedom of the press.
if planned recommendation are implemented, they would create an oppressive regime of esentially government-controlled media and overturn our cherished principle of freedom of the press.
They would in essence create a 'licensing' of every media agency and even more disturbingly most websites and blogs, with more that 41 hits a day.
They would in essence create a 'licensing' of every media agency and even more disturbingly most websites and blogs, with more that 41 hits a day.
Here, in Australia, we have become far too accustomed to surrender our freedoms without protest.
Here, in Australia, we have become far too accustomed to surrender our freedoms without protest.
But do ordinary Australians really care about this regulation?
But do ordinary Australians really care about this regulation?
Have we become so accustomed to ceding control of our lives to the Government that...
Have we become so accustomed to ceding control of our lives to the Government that...
a threat to free speech and to all media, big and small, doesn't get our attention at all?
a threat to free speech and to all media, big and small, doesn't get our attention at all?
The community should be an effective and immediate arbiter of what is considered acceptible
The community should be an effective and immediate arbiter of what is considered acceptible
rather than handing that responsibility to the Government.
rather than handing that responsibility to the Government.
As a society we know that free speech like any other right, also comes with certain responsibilities.
As a society we know that free speech like any other right, also comes with certain responsibilities.
Mark Steyn, international crusader fro free speech said: "We in the Western World have traded many of our freedoms for 'a comfortable life.'
Mark Steyn, international crusader fro free speech said: "We in the Western World have traded many of our freedoms for 'a comfortable life.'
It is a gradual thing.
It is a gradual thing.
Bit by bit, we are guided down the politically correct path.
Bit by bit, we are guided down the politically correct path.
And we won't realize what we have lost until it's gone.
And we won't realize what we have lost until it's gone.
The danger of staying silent, even if, just for now, can put many people in danger...now and in the future...
The danger of staying silent, even if, just for now, can put many people in danger...now and in the future...
The free speech is not actually 'free'.
The free speech is not actually 'free'.
It is maintained by a vigilant citizenry prepared to question political orthodoxy.
It is maintained by a vigilant citizenry prepared to question political orthodoxy.
Australians must all be prepared to stand up and be counted, to rail against any political cenzorship...
Australians must all be prepared to stand up and be counted, to rail against any political cenzorship...
to argue for their own beliefs rather than a collective view handed down from the powers that be.
to argue for their own beliefs rather than a collective view handed down from the powers that be.

Telling the truth and uncover the inconvenient truth

are they really the simple things

we can do

to change the world?


Countries

like China,

Cuba

or Russia,

with its rigid

centralised

dictatorship,

punitive

social

policies

and

lack of openness

to other cultures

cannot yet

be any match

for America

where everyone

have right

to say

what they think,

or are they?


The powerhouse of ideas

of the first

immigrant

culture,

it absorbs

everything

and throws it back

out

to be reabsorbed

by the rest

of the world.

Its diversity,

richness

and unbeatable self-esteem:

'Americans can do anything,

but can they protect

their own freedom of speech?'


The politicisation

of our everyday conversation,

of our behaviour

and our culture

too influenced

by social attitudes,

too judgmental

about the values

to scarred

to offend

someone's sentiment

somewhere

makes it difficult

to think of

opinion

of art

as important

in its own right.


The humiliation,

degradation

of Muslims

by the allegedly

crusading West.

“These are intensely personal feelings,

you are attacking,”

said one of the extremists,

showing

no interest

in the politics

of needs,

thoughts

and ideas,

but rather

in a world

of moral

sentiment.


The humiliation,

degradation

of ethnic minorities

by the allegedly

latte-sipping Westerners.

“These are intensely personal feelings,

you are attacking,”

said one of the protesters,

showing

no interest

in the discussion

on equality,

but rather

in a world

of moral

sentiment.


The humiliation,

degradation

of women,

gay men,

environmentalists,

idealists

and anyone

we need to defend

from the allegedly

traditional,

old-fashioned,

close-minded

men.


It is our time

to use our right

of free speech

to make

140-character

expression of rage

against anyone

and anything

that offends

our sensitivities,

from the comfort

of our beds.

Is it really

the truth,

we are defending?


Easterners,

Westerners,

Middle East

men...

anyone

who offends

our feelings

in any way,

and yet,

our own press

and journalists

are under constant scrutiny

to present 'the modified truth'

or hide the truth

if convenient.


It is essential

for our press

to be given

greater power

to safeguard freedom

of expression

through

the public interest defence.

There is a difference

between

what is interesting to public

and something

in which the public

has a stake.

Reports of criminal activity,

threats to national

and local security,

corruption,

dishonesty and hypocrisy.

Ethical wrongdoing

and the true behaviour

of institutions and individuals

of power and influence.

Fight for the freedom of speech

in undeveloped countries

but do not forget to question

your own right.

“ Can you rely on the information

from your daily paper,

to make more informed

decisions

about your daily life?”

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teacherjoe52 4 years ago

Excuse me, but have you ever lived in China?

I am a Canadian that has lived here for over eight years. I can tell you I have more freedom here than you do in the states.

In the west the white English speaking man has his hands tied behind his back. Anytime "minorities say what ever they want and a white man defends himself he is accused of being a rasicst.

Anytime a homo says whatever they want to or about us straight people and we defend our rights we are called sexual discrimination. The sam thing goes for those womens lib foul mouthes.

Yes we should definately defend our rights.


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tammybarnette 4 years ago

Fantastic hub,thank you for sharing. I read a classic back in high school (a long time ago) entitled 1984, if you haven't read it please give it a read,art is a reflection of life to be sure.All of our freedoms are but an illusion, we are a bit more than rats on a wheel. Politics is just a game show, something to keep us interested and fighting for causes, anything to keep us too busy to see what's really happening.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

great hub.. are you from Australia? or the states? lots to think about here.

voted way up

Debbie


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

Powerful, well said, the social media allows us to express our opinions to more and more people, and if our ideas resonate, then to still more people. The Internet has given us entree the despots despise and try their best to control. We shal know the truth, and the truth can still set some free and keep others free. We cannot ignore what we know and stay true to our values. The motivation exists, the will must not be found lacking. Up useful/awesome/beautiful/interesting. Im surprised tammybarnette didn't also suggest "Animal Farm."


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Let me catch my breath...I'm still stunned by an earlier comment...but why would that kind of diatribe surprise me when coming from a "Christian in China"? Great hub by the way, beautifully written and a powerful message!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

You have created a new portal for us to voice or echo what is being said about our country. It is being led by the nose and not allowed any free-reign. We are silenced and centured from every group and our hands are being tied. We must keep voicing our opinions and standing up for our rights where we can make a difference. Thanks for sharing.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

When reading this Hub article a book I read a couple of years ago came to mind called Serpent of Light Beyond 2012 'the movement of the Earth's Kundalini and the Rise of the Female Light, 1949 to 2013' by Drunvalo Melchizedek.

Now although I don't agree with all he has to say the one thing I did agree with is that, the 'Female Spirit' (if you will) is the force that will guide mankind to the next level of spiritual freedom and enlightenment.

Men have had their chance and we need to step aside and allow the nurturers of our race to lead us out of prejudice and childish thinking into a new way of thinking.

Your Hub reminded me of that, thank you!


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Larry Fields 4 years ago from Northern California

Voted up and interesting. I'm fortunate to live in the USA, where we still have freedom of speech and freedom of the press, thanks to our beleaguered Bill of Rights.

For those who have not been following the news in Australia, here's a snippet from, and a link to, an article about that. The Finkelstein Report also advocates unlimited albeit unspecified punishment for those who criticize the Labour Party in their blogs. Would you believe a new GDR clone in the Southern Hemisphere?

Aussie government proposes unlimited speech regulation, names climate skeptics and Labor critics as targets

Posted on March 15, 2012 by Alec Rawls

Guest post by Alec Rawls

Andrew Bolt has been blogging for the past week about the totalitarian tendencies in the just released “Media Inquiry” commissioned by Australia’s Labor government.

This “Finkelstein Report” advocates unlimited regulation of virtually all published and broadcast speech in Australia.

Read more here. tinyurl.com/739ljh6


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you so much, my fellow hubbers, I love to tackle contraversial topics and start good discussions, and you have just made my dream come true with all your genuine and honest inputs...some questions to answer, I have been born in Communist Czechoslovakia and studied one of my degrees in Russia, I have also spent part of my childhood in Romania and Croatia...I have migrated to Australia after the Velvet Revolution, many of my friends live in China and Cuba and a special friend lives in Tibet so my mention of these countries has reflected their point of views I know from regular correspondence:)

Thank you Larry for your important input, was thinking about explaining it but didn't want to make my hub too long..again:)


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Parks McCants 4 years ago from Eugene Oregon U.S.A.

Dear Beata. Very thought provoking.

I'd like to share with you the fact that most thinking Americans' do not buy into the Muslim terrorist conspiracy. Certainly it exist, but to label all Muslims evil, is absolutely ignorant. *Religious zealots exist in all sects. You will find Muslims freely living as well as practicing their faith without threat; in most U.S. Cities. Freedom of press is another issue... As a political commentator,I've been tracked as well as censored by my detractors. Yes, even in the U.S., one must watch what one says. Granted the U.S. is not the S.R. But, our media is absolutely manipulated by the powers to be.

Thank you for the well written as well as presented piece. Voted up...


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sen.sush23 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

Beata, I do find your purpose to provoke debate by your Hub, well served. Though I may not agree with all your sentiments, as hinted in this Hub, I do agree with the main contention- that of freedom. Historically, men as social animals really cannot be free in the Utopian way we think of freedom. Subsiding our individual freedom for lifting the wellness of the majority is necessary. I speak of majority and not all, because that again is an Utopia, I think. There is no fail-safe method to include all in the Noah's arc of progress. Yet, we will always feel the noose of the State, whether that is a totalitarian governments like Cuba and China (they have modulated themselves though) or the democratic federations like USA or India. Thinking and talking and urging for mental freedom- and yes, no censorship, is the way we can continue being unique and human. Voted up.


KatrineDalMonte 4 years ago

Hi Beata, thanks for this hub. You have raised lots of interesting points, thoughts and opinions that would deserve a wide debate of course.

I would like to share something I wrote which goes on similar topic but put a little differently:

http://katrinedalmonte.hubpages.com/hub/Love-Yours...

Take care :-)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Very interesting and thought provoking. I suppose if everyone lived and respected their own people and country and values and so on and not put their noses where they don't belong we'd all be better off but you just can't ignore your neighboring countries especially if they threaten you. Sometimes the things that happen in the country where one is living also limits certain freedoms. I live in Riga, Latvia now and times have not changed at all we still live in the shadow of Russia. Economically wise there is a lot we would like to do but cannot because funds are much too tight and so on.


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hirundine 4 years ago from Nelson, B.C. Canada

I suppose the simplest but yet the hardest thing to do, that would likely change the world? Would be to "love thy neighbour as thyself and do unto others as you would have them do unto you". While I am not a christian, if people actually adhered to that lesson? It would change the world. Especially if it was followed by all those people who like to wear christianity on their sleeve.

Why is it they and others fear; to practise that christian commandment? .... beats me? Maybe it's because they choose to ignore it and figure they'll deal with it at the pearly gates?

The odd thing is? That supposedly Jesus of nazareth, told his followers to forget all about the previous jewish laws, i.e. the ten commandments. That his followers were now commanded by his father [- presumably god?] To now follow that one.

I notice people like the pope, etc. in all his brocade and finery; seems to have missed that.

Regardless, that statement is a conundrum? Because it runs contrary to living only for oneself? Most people cannot actually break that habit? Like the snake that lies in the sand and bites at the horse's heel.


RobSchneider 4 years ago

When we read the word "propaganda," those of us who were brought up in the US in the 50s and 60s immediately think of China and the USSR. The concept was actually introduced by an American named Edward Bernays and was his solution to the need to manipulate the public in a "free" society. The principles of propaganda have been so successful in America, it seems almost no one in that country notices how the noose has been tightened around their necks. Bernays used his Uncle Freud's insights into the unconscious as his working model for what has more appealingly come to be known as "Public Relations."

Even worse, in my opinion, is how propaganda is used to make otherwise decent people support a foreign policy agenda that has nothing to do with liberating other countries and everything to do with destroying them for the sake of profit and power.

While I agree that "love thy neighbour" and "do unto others" is the ultimate good advice, even these injunctions are used in insidious ways. Scratch beneath the surface and the "War on Terror" and "humanitarian intervention" are empty PR slogans.


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kevins blog52 4 years ago from southern Indiana

A good read and something to think about. up and interesting.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

Rob,

You use the words profit and power like they are a bad thing, the human race has been raping and pillaging others less fortunate for centuries and this has grown into a tradition for young Americans learning to use these tools as a way to integrate into our 'free' society and exploit their other Americans later in their adult lives.

Think of it as a way to train our young social warriors to learn the hard lessons they need so they can return to America ready to callously trample the rights of their fellow Americans as they rise to the top of the heap.

One man's propaganda is another's strategic marketing and clever manipulation, where do you think the Illuminati sends their budding politicians and bankers, certainly not college as that is for the idiotic masses and pathetic wannabes.

If you don't like the way America is raping the rest of the World move to Australia or for that matter Cambodia . . .


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you, my fellow hubbers for your interesting and polarizing comments reflecting your different points of views based on your various upbringing and background.

I see it as the little experiment in excercising our right of freedom of speech...it is interesting to see that not only mighty and powerful are sensitive about various points of view...people themselves feel threaten when someone else's opinion somehow manages to 'ruffle their feathers'...

It is so good and so important to be allowed and to be able to 'use your own voice' but it is also very important to listen and accept 'other voices' that can be overwhelmingly different and sometimes opposite to your own...this is sometimes the hardest thing for the people to do...another hard but still simple thing that can change our world for better...what do you think?


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

Beata,

Rob and I are friends and give each other sarcastic critiques every chance we get, I'm sorry I shouldn't have done it on the comments section of your hub.

He used to live in Australia and now resides in Cambodia, I was being sarcastic and don't actually believe in raping and pillaging.


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

You do not like 'raping and pillaging' person to me at all....it is great to hear from, I am sorry I sounded like an old teacher (it must be because I am an old teacher, ha,ha,ha)...you can do anything but offend my new homeland Australia, otherwise any raping, swearing and putting down people is allowed:)


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

'HOMO'? 'WOMEN LIB FOUL MOUTHES'?? Teacherjoe52 - i can only pray that you are not actually a teacher! Your verbiage indicates a lack of intelligence, tolerance, and credible knowledge - OR - you're just a homophobic misogynistic racist! Beata Stasak: Please forgive my exercising of my first amendment rights - but, i just had to expand on what Billybuc picked up on immediately. Great hub..great food for thought! Conversation is always a good thing. Using slurs to get a point across is ridiculous - especially at a site such as hubpages!


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

Hi Beata! Thank you for sharing a well written hub. Well said!


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Sparklea 4 years ago from Upstate New York

WOW, voted UP and USEFUL! Amazing the way you presented this and I actually studied all the pictures. Very unique and thought provoking, I could FEEL your passion. A great hub, which has attracted incredible discussions. THANK YOU for sharing this. Blessings, Sparklea


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

Dear 'ImKarn23', I agree, verbal abuse never helps to solve anything, but reading your response I realize people tend to end up forgetting their manners when passion overtakes the reason. I believe the freedom of speech is our right but also our responsibility, as the saying goes: " I do not need to agree what you are saying but I will always defend your right to say so."

It is always important to listen to all responses without putting people down and then formulate your own reasonable response without getting into a trap of angry outbursts and verbal slurrs.

Maybe I should also point out that my answer to 'somethgblue' was a JOKE, nothing else and nothing more, I just thought the best answer for this type of light-hearted response in friendly way was to 'light up the conversation' as well. Neither 'somethblue' nor me would start to swear etc on hubpages we are too 'good' for that...on other hand, our biggest problem sometimes is that people take everything TOO SERIOUSLY...sometimes a bit of laugh does more to break our social barriers than long researched and serious hub, don't you think so?

Thank you Dexter and Sprarklea for your appreciative responses, as you see we have lots of fun here discussing this 'simple and yet not so simple subject':)


RobSchneider 4 years ago

somethgblue is a champ: his response to me was with his tongue firmly stuck in his cheek. I'm not surprised that it might have been misinterpreted, though, since some people seem to revel in writing rude comments. I've even received a couple of "death threats" from people who were offended by my point of view!


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B. Leekley 4 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Simple things to do: Stand up, speak up, and show up for your principles and ideals. When your conscience says no, say no. Remember Pete Seeger math: two and two and fifty make a million. Live up to your own ideals as best you can.

Good hub judging by the lively conversation. Reminds me of being in Socrates Cafe www.philosopher.org and Conversation Cafe www.conversationcafe.org groups a few years ago.


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hirundine 4 years ago from Nelson, B.C. Canada

Actually? I mostly agree with RobSchneider. with his demonstrations of insidious propaganda. Whether it would change the world? ...... maybe?

However, I was answering the question posed by the hub. There of course, IMO, is no "one thing". My point being, directly. There are an awful lot of people calling themselves christian that could change this world if they followed what their religion calls for?

That's the trick? In that a lot of people assume; propaganda is just for the people on "the other side". When one looks at programs e.g. MKULTRA a CIA backed interference with people and "brain-washing". Propaganda borrows heavily from from those techniques. I'm from a time when "Madison Avenue was sneered at for it's crass brain-washing propaganda. Would turning it off, "change the world"? I imagine the main fear would be losing the revenue it gains?

Shill artists and hucksters run the world's economy, for sure! It is also said, if you want to change the world? Change yourself. Probably is still the easiest and cheapest thing on the market. I doubt you'll see much hard sell by MadAve, on that?


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you guys for your great inputs...loved to be in the 'Socrates...Conversation Cafe', so now you have created a small example of it:) Thanks for that and good luck with hubbing:)


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

It wasn't your point of view but your inane drivel that drove them to the brink of insanity, what was the insult a narcissistic . . . ? I can't remember it seems like so long ago . . .

Love thy neighbor seems like such an easy concept to practice until you actually meet your neighbors and then it is like . . . RUN!

Some of my neighbors were quite obviously abandoned by their mothers and for good reason . . . ah but perhaps those are the ones that need the greatest compassion, patience and tolerance, of course until I learn those virtues, I'm keeping my distance!


RobSchneider 4 years ago

Narcissistic sociopath? I think that was it. The person who gave me that title claimed that it applies to all idealists. If you long for a more peaceful, cooperative world, you're somehow a narcissistic sociopath. If you're a hard headed pragmatist, you're a healthy, well adjusted person. Unlike you, he was being serious. Shouldn't we keep our mutual inane drivel between ourselves? I'm starting to feel sorry for Beata!

Beata, if I ever get the opportunity to move back to Australia, I'm seriously thinking of moving to WA. I've never been there, but it looks and sounds wonderful. I'm thinking Margaret River? I'd love to see some more photos and stories about WA.


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

Do not feel sorry for me, I am used to be in the middle of the debate I barely understand, ha,ha,ha...you see I have been teaching at the local school in WA for the past ten years surrounded by Aussies and Pomies, as a migrant from Eastern Europe with basic English it was really good lesson...finally I can laugh at their jokes-I can understand them (at least some of it:)

I am writing stories about WA in my language for people in my country on the blog: http://beataposlovensky.blogspot.com, dear Rob but I don't think it will be very useful for you Rob:)

I am also writing stories from WA on my other blog - in English this time:http://bittersweetbeata.blogspot.com, maybe more useful for you:)

I am also writing stories from my home country on: http://universalandparticular.wordpress.com

It was good to hear from you both, it is great to see such well rounded relationship where no one takes offence, sometime we take ourselves and the world around us too seriously and we loose more than we gain:)


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Rufus rambles 4 years ago from Australia

Rob and Something Blue: It's a sign of closeness and friendship here in Australia when people tease each other and launch verbal insults, usually making personal attacks on anything from someone's appearance, sporting ability or lack thereof, intelligence etc.! It can be rather confusing for people of different cultures who don't realise it's all a big joke and can get very offended. In fact the more 'ribbing' the better friends you are. (usually this happens among males) so it's good to see your friendship is strong enough to allow this kind of good natured banter. Good on you Beata for having such an open mind for frank and fearless discussions on your blog. Voted up!


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

Well Rufus,

Considering I've never met Rob in person He lives in Cambodia and I live in Redneckville USA (Shelbyville, Tennessee) I'd say that our mutual admiration for each other's writing skills and willingness to speak our minds in regards to our version of the truth is what allows the friendship to blossom.

Initially we traded clever insults then after the exchange with my supreme intelligence clearly evident we decided we liked each other's style and subject matter when it came to writing and decided to continue the verbal banter.

Now I'm a self admitted Conspiracy Nutard (my own word) and in my world everything is a conspiracy, of course only I know the truth but am willing to share it with you mere mortals in the hopes that your limited brain capacity may be able to glean a little wisdom from my supreme spiritual knowledge!

I know, I know . . . how humble of me, so your welcome!


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

But what I really wanted to say is that Beata has a real cool easy to read straight forward writing style unlike anything on Hub Pages, which is really refreshing!

As an artist I know that copying another artist's technique is often the greatest form of flattery . . . if you capable of keeping an open mind and willing to look at it from their point of view.

I don't write like that but really enjoying reading her Hub articles and agree with many of the valid points she makes!

Rob and I have a tendency ending up on Hub articles we both share an interest in, which is usually about the truth!


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

Happy to have you 'Rob and Blue' on my hubpages, it is so refreshing to hear from you, cause I write serious stuff, I don't take myself seriously at all...how I can, I live in Australia and it is just as Rufus said...they hate 'tall poppy seeds' here and are always ready to make fun of you...and it is good natured...therefore I love it here so much:)


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Sulabha 4 years ago from Indore, India

Beata,

I marvel at your depth. In deed you think a lot for your age.

I want to answer this question in a different way.

My mother died of Brain Tumor in 1989. It was a very painful death.

Years were passing. Somewhere along the way, I realized that having Margosa leaves in the morning on an empty stomach could be helpful. And for this, you don't have to stop the medicines. (I agree it is not based on any empirical findings.)In India, Margosa leaves are in plenty. But nobody listens. I have now given up. I have been a sad witness to the death of 2-3 close acquaintances. But I could do nothing. Now, I realize that tomatoes, I mean, any good healthy diet can check cancer. But now I don't speak. I realize that by speaking, I only end up embarrassing my family.

I just don't know, what made me say all this today. May be a second late, I would not have spoken.


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

Dear 'Sulabha', I am very happy you opened up and spoken about the issues, close to your heart and the ones you strongly believe in...think about all those scientists, philosophers and other great minds who came up with great ideas and people laughed at them or worse 'crucified them for their unusual beliefs'...unfortunatelly, people like certainty and are naturally suspicious of anything new and out of their normal way, but it shouldn't stop you to persuade in what you strongly believe in:)

The other thing,us, people like to do is assume about someone's age and circumstances...I don't know how much one should think in age he or she is in...being nearly 50 year old and as a cancer survivor I have learnt to speak up my mind and write about what I strongly believe without being censored by others or myself...

By the way, dear fellow hubber, it is a strange coincidence, but my father also died of Brain Tumour, few years back, and I understand what you mean by painful death...all cancers have hard ends but brain tumour may be the worst of them all...


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Sulabha 4 years ago from Indore, India

Dear Beata,

Thanks for understanding me. Even after posting my comment, I wasn't sure if I should have done it.

I am sorry to hear about your father.

Yes, of all cancers, Brain Tumor is the worst.

But may be, someday, there will be a miraculous cure and then nobody will suffer so much.


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

All the best, Sulabha, hopefully one day it will happen, until that day all we can do is support each other:)


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HoneyBB 4 years ago from Illinois

Interesting article. I don't know much about Australian government but I do see how people need to remain involved in the politics and policies that will be decided for them if they don't stand up and speak out. Thanks for sharing.


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

Just as you said, HoneyBB, it is the same in every free democracy, do not expect to be free if you do not care about your freedom:) All the best with hubbing, writing and free living:)

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