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London forces a liberal rethink

25 Jul

I dealt with this typical Akerman contribution to the destruction of harmony in our society last week in my more public mode. So I won’t bother with his substandard logic and ersatz patriotism this time.

It is disturbing to reflect, though, that my genocidal friend yesterday admits his opinions derive from The Daily Telegraph and talk-back radio. By driving the debate in this polarised fashion, by blurring distinctions that must be made if any sane discourse on the current world situation is to be even possible, and by even more reprehensibly doing this for the sake of “ratings” rather than truth, is more than irresponsible. It is actually HELPING the cause of terrorism. Fomenting hate in such a broad-brush manner to include all of a group, such as all Muslims, or at least so the vulnerable and uncritical readers and listeners take it whatever the hired mouth might really think, is in fact to give ammunition to those who say: see, they hate you, they don’t accept you, they are at war with you.

So thanks, Piers and company, for pouring petrol on the fire time after time…

Mind you, some of the sad cowboy movie rhetoric that emanates from Washington and the Pentagon has been a poor example to the rest of us too.

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Posted by on July 25, 2005 in America, Australia and Australian, culture wars, fundamentalism and extremism, Islam, London, media watch, Multicultural, personal, right wing politics, Salt Mine, terrorism

 

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