Oh come on it was topical, it hurt nobody, and the only ones to take any offence were lefties who, for just a minute, bought it.
The ability to laugh at the most drastic events is one of the shining lights of the Aussie psyche.
Thanks for the link by the way
I’ll admit you did have me going, that is, until the direct quote from Terry Hicks. You never get a direct quote in an article that opens with Reports are beginning to emerge….
It’s fair enough to have a crack at someone who didn’t break any laws and lost five years of his life and probably a lot of his mental health because of it, but what offended me mostly was your intro: Maybe it is some sort of justice after all….
That said, I’m not going to let this post become a right versus left, all-in brawl. There are plenty of other avenues for that.
The whole thing was meant to be light hearted and lacking in malice, you are the second lefty blog to comment on it and have treated it a bit kinder than the other one did the hit rate for the post was pretty good, so I feel that the post was a success as far as fools day jokes go .
I have added your blog to my “blog surfer “list and I will keep an eye on how things develop here because I actually seek out a chance to debate the issues .
Well that proves my long held belief that there is no essential difference between the hard left and the hard right, at least in terms of a tendency to totalitarian thought….(imagine a smiley here)
I am of course reading a lot into your choice of Lenin’s profile here. (Imagine a winking smiley here)
I think it’s a brilliant illustration first and foremost, but it also resembles slightly my own profile, or, how I would like my profile to look. Finally, it matches the colours of the banner.
And no, it proves nothing; I was clearly being facetious. Having said that I think that left vs. right is one axis and totalitarian vs. democratic is another, and that they are independent variables with respect to each other. But I’m a linguist, not a politician (unaesthetic wink).
A man is in a bar and falling off his stool every couple of minutes. He is obviously drunk. So the bartender says to another man in the bar: “Why don’t you be a good Samaritan and take him home.”
The man takes the drunk out the door and to his car and he stumbles at least ten times. They drive along and the drunk points out his house to the man. He stops the car and the drunk stumbles up the steps to his house with the man.
The drunk’s wife greets them at the door: “Why, thank you for bringing him home for me, but where’s his wheel chair?”