Attacks on pluralism (was: Re: [LINK] Surely it's time we privatised the ABC)

Kim Holburn kim at
Wed Oct 18 09:19:21 AEST 2006

On 2006 Oct 18, at 8:48 AM, Deus Ex Machina wrote:
> Kim Holburn [kim at] wrote:
>> On 2006 Oct 17, at 8:55 PM, Deus Ex Machina wrote:
>>> plurality?? plurality?? where is it?  show me the political  
>>> plurality
>>> on this group?
>> Plurality to you is just more views like yours?  The fact that you
>> are on this list with many other people of different views proves
>> this list has plurality.
> is that why I am constantly asked to leave.

Yes but you're not kicked off the list are you?

You whinge about plurality but the fact is you sponge off the  
popularity, plurality and size of this list.  If you really want a  
list with your kind of plurality do the hard yards yourself: set one  
up yourself.  No-one is stopping you.  You could invite like-minded  
people like Janet and Piers; no, on second thoughts they only write  
for money don't they?

The big question is : "Will you be able to refrain from kicking of  
people like me off your list if you don't like what we say?"  I don't  
think so.

Actually that's not the big question, you wouldn't be able to do this  
at all so it would never arise.

>> The trouble is that you make completely
>> stupid arguments and when they are shot down you start name calling.
> shot down? you are kidding yourself. what passes for shot down is  
> "your
> post is illogical, icoherent" etc etc etc. wow I feel so .... shot  
> down.

?????  Perhaps you're asked to leave because you just don't  
understand what the other people on the list are talking about, and  
you don't really want to understand, you just want to get on your  
soapbox and keep spruking.

>> I'll say that again: YOU SHOW US SOME MIDDLE GROUND.
> pick a topic.

My topic is: Show us the courage of your convictions: tell us if you  
get paid to write on this list or you do it for free?

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