We now have a situation where a type of reverse racism is applied to mainstream Australians by those who promote political correctness and those who control the various taxpayer funded “industries” that flourish in our society servicing Aboriginals, multiculturalists and a host of other minority groups. In response to my call for equality for all Australians, the most noisy criticism came from the fat cats, bureaucrats and the do-gooders. They screamed the loudest because they stand to lose the most – their power, money and position, all funded by ordinary Australian taxpayers.
So spoke Pauline, feisty Dancing With the Stars celebrity and ex-prisoner — the latter probably being very silly really, but it does seem to have broadened her outlook — in 1996.
I got very hot under the collar at the time and wrote to everyone from the Prime Minister down.
Now reading the opening of Daniel’s latest entry — the bit that is public — I really can’t be bothered.
Go on over to National Party pinup boy David Graham instead. Far nicer to look at, and much more sensible.
Dear me, a few comments rather stray off the theme of this post! I have now edited out the irrelevant bits in what threatened to become a flame war, which I do not want here. I might add that I do not really agree either with the comment by Daniel that started it, but decided to pass on that one. Although I have done a bit of writing and editing, I certainly have not been in the running for the Booker Prize or the Miles Franklin Award. I also know of teachers of creative writing who are themselves very fine writers, and I know of good writers who could not teach to save their lives. I know good teachers of creative writing whose own talents are not great, but who have an interest and knowledge, obviously, and the ability to bring the best out in others.
Please add “and a total absence of integrity” to the revised revised version of Daniel’s indirect comment recorded in my last comment on this post. Hard to keep up really.
I wasn’t going to add to this, but when I dropped in on D just now I found something so funny I can’t resist it. Talk about being hoist with his own petard:
“Given the considerable number of ‘irresponsible half-wits’ and ‘dishonourable or disturbed egomaniacs’ who author mainstream blogs or comment on them, perhaps… ”
READ THE REST OF THIS VERY CONTROVERSIAL POST APPEARING SOON ON SECRETLY SEEKING UTOPIA (see below for joining details). Cheers!
P.S. Because there are a number of derivative blog authors who, because they have little talent themselves, are feeding off my ideas and thoughts in order to bring some substance and colour to their own boring blogs, I will, in the future, limit the amount of information I provide on all future topics.
Anything I might say to that is clearly superfluous!
Is mine a “mainstream blog” I wonder? I wouldn’t have thought so. And I may as well say something so obvious even the legendary Blind Freddie would see it: I have been ranting here and elsewhere with varying quality for over five years now, and my flirtation with Seeking Utopia is by comparison a nine days wonder. I found lots to talk about before that, and no doubt will again, so while I wish Daniel “cheers!” and good luck, I don’t miss him. The feeling is no doubt mutual. It’s a free country, and a comparatively free cyberspace; he can do what he likes.