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

Adam Todd link at
Wed Oct 18 11:16:45 AEST 2006

At 08:48 AM 18/10/2006, 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.

No, you are asked to leave because you abuse people.

I will stand up for your right to speak, but I don't have to agree with 
what you say.  But I will not stand up for you to abuse people or call them 

> >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.

In your world Vic, you say that, for example a 51% Elected Government is a 
majority, but it's not.

It just means that 1% of the people didn't have any alternative 
choice.  When you add that to the invalid votes and the people who refuse 
to vote because they are not represented, it's really about 38% of the 

So in this case Vic, 99% of the List membership is saying your squeaky 
wheel is too damn off track.

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


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