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Democracy has not saved us from ourselves

TODAY, August 9, marks the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. We might have expected that such an expression of man's inhumanity to man might have conferred upon our societies the wisdom to truly value life and liberty.

Unfortunately after the collapse of Nazism, the west voluntarily succumbed to a new dictatorship of relativism.

We have seen the contemporary results – the nihilistic, yet impeccably democratic legislation that repudiates life itself.

I am thinking here of existing, enacted and pending articles of legislation that legalise drugs, prostitution, contraception, homosexuality, same-sex marriage, abortion, euthanasia and genetic manipulation.

Is this the path western civilisation wishes to traverse? Are we to remain self-exiled victims of our own life-repudiating self-absorption?

PAUL KOKOSKI

Ontario, Canada

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