Tsunami of suf­fer­ing

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Ger­many opened its doors, not flood­gates, to peo­ple flee­ing war and ter­ror – and rightly so, as it has an obli­ga­tion to make up for its deeds in the 20th cen­tury. It does not take a jour­nal­ist spend­ing two days amidst one mil­lion refugees (“Un­der cover”, July 1-2) to ar­rive at the in­sight that not all these refugees are mul­ti­lin­gual univer­sity pro­fes­sors with a demo­cratic ap­proach to life, love and re­li­gion, or that war and suf­fer­ing will al­ways be used by some un­for­tu­nate char­ac­ters to seek profit or es­cape from their past or I shed tears of sad­ness but also grat­i­tude that peo­ple like Les Twen­ty­man ex­ist and have what it takes to help the lost. I mar­velled at the in­tent of Venus and Ser­ena Wil­liams’ fa­ther. Then I chuck­led at Bernard Salt, my punc­tu­at­ing kin­dred spirit. Thank you for a rich morn­ing of read­ing. Ka­t­rina Kytka Wil­lunga, SA Glenda Alexan­der New Farm, Qld Could you please in­clude in your se­cret so­ci­ety a Move­ment for the Restora­tion of the Past Ian L Gib­son Kan­ga­roo Point, Qld

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