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Re: Once again you've nailed it

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Submitted by Reuben Horne (Australia), Aug 5, 2005 at 01:46

Dr Pipes,
The Australian experience is no different let me assure you. We have a number of flagrantly left wing comedy shows on our public broadcaster that involve panelists who are usually minor celebrities and the occasional fish out of water student activist. The activists when they appear (on occasion) are usually members of some peak body they scream and wail and argue, the females are shrill banshees and the males are whining nasal voiced snags (sensative new age guys). I remember well the dissection of one female panelist of a docu-drama presented by Jewish australian John Saffran on voodoo ritual in Africa. It was tongue in cheek - he was placing a curse on his ex girlfriend. But oh how she blasted its "cultural insensativity." Similarly in another incident Andrew Bolt one of the rare (and recently mysteriously less prevalent) anti-Islamist Journalists in Australia had the temerity to suggest that Islamic tyrannical governments were organic and not due to any intervention from America. This having been said four proIslamist terror apologist dry Muslim clerics and academics were then given the rest of the time available to lambast America and promote their recalcitrant ideology. Bolt not surprisingly had no right of reply and I think this was because no matter how outnumbered he was his rejoinder had the potential to devastate their case.

Ideologues tend to take things personally when you reject their bundle of recieved truths. I don't even bother speaking with them when I am forced to cooccur with them at parties. I have even lost friends to them (one started dating a left aligned PC conscious teachers union product of George Lukacs Marxist addition to our education system). I can't even imagine what it must be like appearing on TV with these people, good on you for trying.

Keep up the good work.
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