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No blogging for some days now, thanks to some idiot cutting into the cable outside the Monash phone exchange. No phones or e-mail since last thursday. Grrrrr. But I'm back online now. Back and ready........


This is Eric. He's very good at displaying complex emotions. A true master thespian.


Check out the fierce punk kittens. Thanks to John Baker of Florida for the link.

Fun nut-job mail

Got this e-mail the other day from a big fan...........

Dear Offspring of an Infected Cunt
Normally I agree with just about everything written on your excellent website, but you choose to deny that repressed memories exist, which is incorrect. By saying 'fuck repressed memories' you have morphed into some kind of cross between Pilger and Ellis, delivered out of your mothers slimy stinking Arafat cum covered blow hole.
Like Mullah Omar's pus drenched asshole you squirt a lie out and challenge others to 'blow you'. You must have me confused with your father for he is the one with Osama's crusted cock permanently jammed down the hole others use to eat and breath.
I suggest you try and tell the truth in future or be forever deemed as just another example of what happens when your father (Phillip Adams ?) arsefucks your mother's rotting filthy stinking corpse.
By the way, those you most strongly deny repressed memories usually have them (hence the emotional heat).
Probably of your father giving you the 'prewhacked snake' right up your Arafat (hence your obsession).
If you are a man you will retract your lie.


Haven't heard from Francis since. I think he's busy composing love letters to Anna-Nicole Smith.

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Brilliant piece at National Review about the genocidal Hamas charter. And people still wonder why the horrible Israelis don't want to talk peace with these loons.....

Robert Manne: professor of everything, master of nothing

Thanks to my enforced hiatus, I missed out on blogging this truly awful column by Robert Manne.

Manne - Australia's self-appointed professor of White Guilt - continues his Eternal Quest to Convince Australia how awful they are by telling us all to be ashamed of our bigoted western attitudes.

West is best: the faulty heart of Islamophobia

You can guess where this is headed. Manne launches the queasy thesis that because of our respect for equal rights for women, and our justified concerns about islamic fundamentalist culture, we are all islamophobic.....

There is no reason to assume, as does Bone, that Islamic women who wear the burka must have been compelled to do so by men, or that they might not have done so with a willing heart, as part of their immersion in the traditional world into which they have been born and through which they find meaning in their lives.

Manne is shockingly stupid. Does it occur to him that women are killed for not wearing the burka in these culturally wonderful, non-western societies? Does the fact that an enforced cultural tyranny agrees with a certain individual's choice excuse the imposition of a loony, medieval ideology on everyone else? Or perhaps Manne considers multicultural correctness to be more important than such trifling quibbles as being free to wear what you want without being murdered by fundamentalist wackos. Maybe, Robert, resistance to these wonderful islamic practices is a sign of respect for individual liberty, and not racism. Then again, to the likes of Manne, correct ideas have always mattered more than people.

One of the things that has disturbed me about the growth of Western triumphalist Islamophobia on the right and its feminist counterpart on the left, is the ease with which both camps are beginning to talk about the superiority of Western culture to the culture of Islam. As George Orwell pointed out in his wonderful essay, Notes on Nationalism, pride in the achievements of one's own society is one thing; the desire to assert its superiority over other ways of life is something else again.

Oh dear. Fancy us celebrating such indulgent trivialities as democracy, equal rights for women, freedom of speech and a vibrant, free creative culture. Islamic societies are not known for any of these things. Fancy us thinking that citizens of muslim societies should enjoy these freedoms. But in the muddled swamp of Manne's moral-equaivalency attitudes, desire for liberty becomes arrogant triumphalism.

One of the genuine grounds for pride in Western societies has been their almost unique capacity to create a shared space in which - within a single law, language and polity - many forms of religious and cultural expression can flourish and live alongside each other, in peace and with respect. In Australia we generally call this capacity multiculturalism. In the growth of post-September 11 Islamophobia, it is precisely such multiculturalism which is coming under increasing threat.

Comforting to know even folks with PhD's can pump out such hysterical drivel.

No Robert, expressing a healthy dislike for the cultural wonders of sharia law, female circumcision and dressing women up like The Mummy is not a sign of cultural decay, racism, bigotry, redneck rampages or anything of the sort. It is a desire to guard basic human rights, respect for women, freedom of choice, democracy and free speech. It's an expression of the opinion that people who want to live in this country should respect these freedoms.

Manne should learn that racial tolerance does not entail respect for deranged cultural practices, which if enforced by our government, would send our culturally correct Left into fits of horrified apoplexy. One rule for them and one for us, eh Robert? So much for racial equality.