Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Waikato Times letter of the week #53

This is from the edition of Saturday 4 July. As always, spelling, punctuation, grammar and logic are exactly as printed in the Waikato Times. (I wish I had kept a copy of the letter mid-week complaining that the writer’s previous letter had been mangled in the sub-editing process, thereby proving that these letters are in fact sub-edited and so have passed whatever sub-editorial and proofreading tests the Waikato Times applies.)
What values are left?
We now have so many changes taking place in the values of what is acceptable and unacceptable. Legal changes have all come down to what’s good and what’s politically acceptable? Religion in schools, marriage (same sex), euthanasia, abortion etc.
We have the flag and what it represents to the country, we have the monarchy also in question, and whether or not we should teach Christianity in schools. The police and all authorities are in question at the moment. What values are left to look up to? No laws. No values. We have a few serious values we can look up to anymore?
Next we have the spiritual side of life. Religion, the ten commandments and spiritual values which have been the basis of our country are being disregarded.
We don’t have many actual values left, so what is next to change, I wonder? There is definitely a question on what tomorrow is going to offer? It seems to me the tail is wagging the dog and not the majority being represented.
Ken Weldon
So here are the Beatles in 1967 with “Tomorrow Never Knows”:

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