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August 9, 2022

Fools and fanatics

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Some silly humans think that it's money that makes the world go around – we all know it's cats!

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John Scrivener, Main Arm

Lucas Wright (Letters, 13 May) made a number of excellent points that I agree with wholeheartedly.

Lucas doesn’t come across as incurious or opposed to questioning authority, so I’m puzzled by his reaction to my observation that some people eschew critical thought and fear diversity of opinion. Or was it my impudence in wanting to urge others to seek out the sort of news that gets banned by Youtube? (altCensored.com).

Either way, I think his letter is an invaluable contribution to the conversation, and I’m glad my missive inspired him to join with the ‘fools and fanatics’ in expressing himself through the pages of The Echo.


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