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BigBob

It is sad to see the lack of debating skill exhibited in the comments of your previous post.

I am glad that they just didn't make you pack up shop. Which is, of course, the intention.

Rachele

I dont understand why people seek out Richards writing if they clearly disagree with it. For what point? The sake of an argument. What a waste of time.

Ralph

my cat's breath smells like cat food

Link

"Delete abusive and vexatious commenters without mercy and fanfare. You are the guardian of a public space. If you allow that space to be degraded, only degraded readers will visit. "

Good advice from seasoned hand CS at his "last post" on Back Pages.

Link

I heard the Christopher Hitchens interview too and thought similarly- sounds reasonable enough - of course as it turns out it depends which side of the bread your butter's on. Typical homo sapien tch!

Evil Pundit

"This flimsy adjunct to my long running dot com has unleashed a salvo of foam from the brownshirts."

Now you see the difference between an old-style one-way medium where you preach to a silent audience, and the new interactive Web where we peons get to talk back. Of course, anyone who disagrees with you must be a Nazi.

"It is so easy to become a victim of mindset, and so difficult to admit that we’re in its grasp."

Coming from someone who hasn't had a fresh thought since 1968, this is irony at its best.

Carmel

Well, gee, Evil, seeing as you call yourself a 'right wing death beast from hell' you've put yourself in the same category as Nazis.

Link

Oh and I forgot, old adage, "Beware of Greeks bearings gifts." Hitchens is afterall merely a human

Eee Pee, that last bit was unnecessary and obviously untrue - in fact impossible. You give your real intentions in commenting away, by saying such things.

Michael Sutcliffe

No Carmel, that's not the case. The political spectrum can no longer be defined in simple old left vs old right. New right has nothing to do with nazis (as I'm sure your aware), but more to do with a protest against the idiotic, irrational and emotionally motivated policy put forward by the left.

However, if there is a group in the political spectrum that wants to impose their 'special' moral code on others and spend other peoples money to build their new utopian social order, it's the left.

Rachele

‘impose their 'special' moral code on others’

I believe you may have surfed on in on your own accord did you not?

Carmel Glover

Perhaps it's the lateness of the hour, Michael, but I don't know what you're talking about. What's not the case?

I made no comments whatsoever about left and right. So far as I'm concerned, extremes of any kind are equally blind.I'm well aware that 'left vs right' is simplistic. There are many people from both the left and the right who think this war was wrong. The same applies to other important issues.

My post simply addressed the fact that Evil Pundit objected to being called a 'nazi' (by inference from 'brownshirts') because he disagreed. I merely pointed out that he describes HIMSELF as a 'right wing death beast from hell' (follow the link to his blog). That's a pretty good description of a nazi, in my book, so I don't know why he's objecting.

Michael Sutcliffe

I believe you may have surfed on in on your own accord did you not?

No it was a reasonable comment. Carmel previously stated

Well, gee, Evil, seeing as you call yourself a 'right wing death beast from hell' you've put yourself in the same category as Nazis.

New right is not the same as old right which seeks to enforce a blanket moral code on all of society i.e. in its extreme form, fascism. If there is any group that is seeking to enforce an extreme moral blanket over all of society today, it's the loopy left.

Michael Sutcliffe

Carmel, what's not the case? This is not the case:

" merely pointed out that he describes HIMSELF as a 'right wing death beast from hell' (follow the link to his blog). That's a pretty good description of a nazi, in my book, so I don't know why he's objecting."

The modern day use of the expression "right wing death beast" is nothing to do with nazism! It's used a lot around the traps, particulary in US sites and it seems to be mostly moderate libertarians (not even conservatives!) that are using it.

Carmel Glover

Oh for heavens sake ... that was one of those throw-away lines, said with tongue-in-cheek. I'm not familiar with the use of the expression but I didn't suppose he meant it literally.

Just for the record ... what DOES it mean? (Americans - with a number of notable exceptions - are notoriously careless with their use of language.)

Carmel Glover

Oops ... should have put a smiley at the end of that last one.

Evil Pundit

Can we drop the debate about right-wing death beasts, and simply all agree that Richard Neville hasn't had a fresh idea since 1968?

Rachele

Nope, because we dont all think that is true

Evil Pundit

You are squishing my dissent!

sam

http://www.opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=110005986

Carmel Glover

Back in 1968 I wasn't much impressed with Richard Neville. I was pretty conservative then and swallowed whatever the establishment told me. Many years later I saw him in a very interesting TV series and much later again saw him at a standing-room-only session at the Brisbane Writers Festival. He had become more conservative, I less so. At any rate, I and the mostly 'mature' audience were very impressed indeed. Plenty of fresh ideas, much reflection on life lived, considerable reassessment of the ideas of his youth. A man who came across as VERY self-aware, able to laugh at himself and confess to his inconsistencies. Signs of approaching wisdom there.

Gibbo

Can somebody please give at least one example of Richards great wisdom. I've been asking and asking but haven't received anything approaching a sensible answer.
Please!!!

PS. I thought I saw chemtrails today. They turned out to be clouds. Maybe they were evil clouds, I don't know. Probably AmeriKKKan clouds. Bloody Yanks!

Evil Pundit

Richard wears stupid-looking goggles. That's great wisdom, isn't it?

Carmel Glover

"Don't cast your pearls before swine," someone else wise once said.

And now, little boys, go play amongst yourselves.

BigBob

Michael,

You have dropped by to call most readers supporters of "idiotic, irrational and emotionally motivated policy", without providing a single example or argument.

When you can my ears will be open, if you just want to call me stupid because I don't fall into line with your utopian ideals, well Sir you are the idiot, you are irrational and you are most definitely emotionally motivated.

Go away now, and come back with some real arguments for discussion.

Act quickly or you will join Evil in the dark well in which he lives.

Shane Muir

William Thomas has written a book about chemtrails.
http://www.willthomas.net/Chemtrails/index.htm

Here you will find videos and pictures so that you can tell the difference between clouds, chemtrails and contrails.

Its not that hard Gibbo.

I am still driving around with my Common Law Plates on my car.. feeling powerful and free.

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