Volume 95, Issue 28

Tuesday, October 23, 2001
 
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OPINIONS

Biased coverage of Mike HarrisŐ resignation?

So hang on, studying my ass is not useful?

Hockey player seems proud of his position

Hockey player seems proud of his position

Re:: "Vampires, ghosts not educational," Oct. 17



To the Editor:

I was disappointed to see that yet again a conservative organization

launched an attack upon the education system when I read the remarks of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Campus Association representative Alex Lalka.

What made me more upset, however, was his comment "most of these courses have one simple objective: to indoctrinate young minds into left-wing ideologies."

The tone of this statement perpetuates the perception that there

is something wrong with being left-wing, while failing to ever state

what being left-wing represents.

I am left-wing. I am proud to be left-wing. I am tired of people treating this particular political philosophy as if there were something bad about it.

I would like to tell you what it means to me to be left-wing. It means believing in the fundamental equality of all people.

It means having compassion for those who are less fortunate. It means believing in the importance of civil liberties.

Being left-wing means feeling that large, faceless corporations should not dominate every aspect of our lives and that every person should be free to pursue their dreams, even if they had the misfortune of being born into disadvantaged circumstances.

It means believing everyone should have equal medical care and equal access to school and when a person gets to university, they should be able to take 'Evolving Images of the Vampire' if they want to.

Simon McNeil

Sociology/English II


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