Or Anthony vs Yazza (RealAudio), in which Yazza tells Anthony his pamphlet is "hysterical".
The point might have come over a bit better if she hadn't been screaming at him at the time.
As Mr Browne writes "Even if you were tuned in, you probably wouldn’t have heard the rest of the debate, about my pamphlet on political correctness, because the feathers were flying so furiously the producer cut off the microphone. After the show, Ms Alibhai-Brown refused to speak to me except to launch a tirade of personal abuse"
She certainly made his point for him. Like Polly Toynbee, Yazza believes ostracism to be not only a powerful weapon of control (I'd agree), but a moral one. To quote from the pamphlet "people who transgress politically correct beliefs are seen not just as wrong, to be debated with, but evil, to be condemned, silenced and spurned."
It's full of good quotes. We've all been saying much of this for years, but he's gathered lots of threads together and neatly presented them.
"The only reason that it is more politically correct for religious fundamentalists to deliberately kill as many innocent civilians as possible (Hamas suicide bombers) than for a liberal democracy (Israel) to selectively kill the terrorist leader responsible for the wave of suicide bombers (Hamas founder Ahmed Yassin) while trying to avoid the loss of innocent life, is because the Israeli government is strong, and the Palestinians weak."
"America, as the world’s most powerful country, can never do any good, even though it is the world’s most powerful liberal democracy, the largest donor of overseas aid, and it defeated both Nazism and Communism."
"The West, as the world’s most powerful cultural and economic group, can safely be blamed for all the world’s ills, even though it is largely responsible for the worldwide spread of prosperity, democracy and scientific advance."
"Multinational corporations are condemned as the oppressors of the world’s poor, rather than seen as engines of global economic growth with vast job-creating invest-ments in the world’s poorest countries, pushing up wages and transferring knowledge."
Tell it like it is, brother ! Read the whole thing.
Blog comment at the Ablution, Ninme, Tory Convert and Too Early To Tell with considered posts, Raw Carrot (a bit cross but mostly wants to run over George Monbiot), Tangled Web, Khan Sahib and Arthur's Seat (all more or less negative towards Yazz).
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