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

Deus Ex Machina vicc at
Wed Oct 18 11:05:57 AEST 2006

Craig Sanders [cas at] wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 17, 2006 at 08:55:48PM +1000, Deus Ex Machina wrote:
> > rchirgwin at [rchirgwin at] wrote:
> > > The point, as relevant to Link, is that any pluralist seat of discussion 
> > > like ours is considered a target. It's a threat, not because all of the 
> > > views are leftist, but because it's got an ethic of good manners which 
> > > tolerates a wide spectrum. It's not whether or not a group endorses a 
> > > political view that matters; it's the permissive attitude which is 
> > > intolerable. And that's the reason for the attack.
> > 
> > plurality?? plurality?? where is it?  show me the political plurality
> > on this group? are you talking various shade of pink and red? where is
> > the blue other then myself?
> > 
> > "manners"? I see its ok if you bash the right wing "galah" but as soon as
> > I sling some mud back thats an attack on permissiveness. sure whatever.
> your posts are mocked because of the moronic football-barracker
> manner in which you express them, not because they're right wing. you
> contribute nothing worthwhile to any debate, you just drown it out with
> jingoistic sloganeering, reducing everything to an infantile equation of
> "all things good = capitalism, all things bad = commie under the bed".
> i.e. the fact that you are a right-wing troll is incidental to the fact
> that you are a troll. you'd be just as pointlessly irritating no matter
> what opinions you were expressing.

no thats complete rubish. it make no difference to how nicely or
detailed I post things they get the same response. in fact you have been
one of the worst offenders. currently its frank. mostly I
dont read the bulk of franks responses because its just one endless insult.

manners dont seem to be an issue when its one of the boys (or girls) dishing it out.

no one ever posts, hey frank take it easy, they just sit back and in
tacit consent. that leaves me no choice but to delete 90% of what frank
writes without reading it, occasionally ill suffer one of his post to
see if he has stoped. no he dont stop. just insult after insult. posts
devoid of any value other then entertainment and brown nosing for peers.

it may surprise you that I do get emails from people that find value in
what I post. that doesnt surprise me. because there is often a lot of value
in my posts. just some people find them too challenging. I cant help that.


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