PC means Political cretinism

How a leisurely Sunday afternoon read two weeks ago confirmed that the bien pensant left is the biggest asset of the far right, and more destructive of Western ideals than anyone cares to admit.

The reading session started out with Tasmanian author Richard Flanagan’s scathing condemnation of the Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF).

I’ve not read Flanagan’s novels, but I am aware they have been well-received by critics, and he’s won awards for some of them.  His prose as a commentator certainly turned out to be smooth, and his arguments impeccable.

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Fuelling Abbott’s arsonism

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Islam is not a source of feminism or liberation for women.  Secular liberal democracies are.

Arguing the former might be trendy, but plays into the hands of Australia’s worst xenophobes.  Arguing the latter might defuse that xenophobia, but only if we stop reifying Australian Mulsims just for being Muslims.

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