|Date: 12/19/00 7:46 AM
Received: 12/19/00 10:10 AM
From: Edwin Wallace, email@example.com
To: Timothy W. Shire, firstname.lastname@example.org
Just about another year gone by, Timothy! Thank you for keeping up the good work
publishing Ensign .
I'm afraid my contributions to your fine electronic publication have dwindled to
just about none over the past 12 months. This is due mainly to a feeling of utter
frustration. Where does a person begin?
It seems that most of the elements that we and the generations before us worked so
hard to put in place, for a better life for all, are under attack. Ranging from
Medicare to public utilities, these safeguards for citizens are being replaced by
profit oriented gouging and corporate do-gooderism. This, perhaps, is best exemplified
by the lego-piles of food bank canned and boxed food items found in our malls these
days, outfitted with signs like: Constructed by Your Favourite Corporation!
To my mind these are only vulgar reminders that the corporate mind set; the hell-bent
goal to show a bigger and blacker bottom line, is leaving a wake of crushed and broken
lives - including the lives of those who the cutely constructed piles will help feed
While nearly every politician is eagerly or reluctantly espousing the need for tax
breaks for the rich, I, in my perpetual championing-the-underdog mode, advocate better
more reliable safety nets for our people - even if that means still higher taxes!
But, I think nobody really wants to hear that. So, here at Brendaren Farm, our
silent, long forgotten (By Most) protest of another kind goes on. Our night time
farm yard is still in darkness because as you know, long ago, We Turned Off The Yard
Best regards to you and yours, Timothy