Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Editorial from the trenches

"You knew the risks when you married me, Australia"
One of the red flags for an abusive relationship is when someone responds to being told that their behaviour is unacceptable by going on the offensive.
"You know what I'm like - you knew what you were getting into here. I'm the only one that's looking out for you, and this is how you repay me? By bitching about how I'm the problem? You're lucky I even put up with you, frankly."
On a completely unrelated subject, the Prime Minister Tony Abbott spoke before the National Press Club todayin what was deemed his make-or-break address to win back the support of the electorate, the media, and the Liberal Party. And he took an … interesting tack. 
View from the street Tony Abbott tells Australia you are the problem

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If free speech is contingent on hurting no one’s feelings, then it isn’t free speech. It’s paternalism, and it’s insidious – especially in a university... Deep Risk Takers

Edmund Burke tells us more about how to think than what to think. So how did he think? He cherished certain abstract ideals unconditionally... Independent Media Dragons : So What?