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I found Kathryn Travers' letter ("The Simple Solution") in the Nov. 25 edition of the NCJ a courageous and justifiably tragic plea for human sanity. Intransigent greed, selfishness, violence, corruption and an irrational reliance on primitive concepts are unsustainable in the closed environment of the Earth and have brought us to the brink of annihilation. Humans must recognize their inherent flaws and move toward their many beautiful strengths. We only have to look at the arts and humanities and our tremendous technological prowess to realize the potential for good within us. We can evolve to a higher level of consciousness.  We must do better or we will surely eliminate ourselves and much of the Earth's flora and fauna as well.

Martin Smukler, McKinleyville

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