Hayo van der Woude, Mullumbimby,
The headlines tell the story. The silent majority, including the Howard battlers, may number 60–90 per cent. They are too stressed to utter a ‘peep’ about the broken capitalist system.
They are not abreast of the finer points of key issues from a profit driven mass media.
Many vote for the least fearful alternatives. Fear makes them victims of poor personal decisions and the worst excesses of the system.
Only decisions from the heart can deliver the best outcomes for all. New Zealand has shown that a compassionate way with Maori reconciliation, terrorism, and mental issues caused by systemic stress, can heal society.
Wake up, silent majority! Next time vote for independents with the feminine touch and break the party gridlock. We have already had demonstrations of its effectiveness.