Summary - HAD ENOUGH BS - Presentation to local MP Kaikoura - Stuart Smith

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Submitted by Judi McFarland on Wed, 2021-09-22 11:14

Hi Mr Smith,

As follow-up to our meeting this morning, I herein summarize the points I brought to your attention. There is a lot more I could say, however for purposes of retention and hopefully follow-through, I’ll keep it simple:

1. Education – I support Vouchers for Choice. Of course there needs to be choice where vouchers could be utilized. In NZ at present there is no choice for our youth. I would like to see Vouchers to be given back to the parents to offset some of the cost of home-schooling. Parents would thereby have the option to design a curriculum that fits their values and priorities for their own children’s future.

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Haven't We All Had Enough BS?! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2021-09-26 05:38

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Some Notes on Critical Race Theory (CRT)

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Submitted by Nicholas Dykes on Mon, 2021-08-23 03:13

Some Notes on Critical Race Theory (CRT)

by Nicholas Dykes

I must state immediately that I have not read a formal presentation of this theory by one of its advocates – for the simple reason that when I come across ideas which appear misconceived to the point of absurdity I feel no desire or need to pursue them further. However, when I learned that CRT was apparently being taught to young children in the USA as fact I was so appalled that I immediately wrote to warn my Member of Parliament here in the UK lest this poisonous nonsense cross the Atlantic and take root, as other absurd concoctions have already done, such as the intentionally divisive, explicitly racist, neo-Marxist regurgitation calling itself Black Lives Matter.


American Marxism by Mark levin

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Submitted by Graham Hill on Fri, 2021-07-23 20:51

The key to the pushback is knowledge, not bumper stickers. This book is the informative way of doing so and is an accessible text.

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A 'must read' to be added to one's quiver of self-armament. — by Judi McFarland on Wed, 2021-09-22 11:38

Comrade Ardern's "Social Cohesion" = Coerced Conformity!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2021-07-05 07:51

Judith Collins has joined the Free Speech Union.

Oddly, she doesn't mention the fact in her Collins Comments of July 2, but she does say this:

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Here we are: Ardern's wonderland — by Judi McFarland on Tue, 2021-07-06 02:31

Naziland's Evil Woke-Fascist Labour Regime: Bringing '1984' to 2021

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2021-03-07 07:15

[Image from Dieuwe de Boer's Right Minds site, https://www.rightminds.nz/

[Submission to Parliamentary Select Committee, Films, Videos, and Publications Classification (Urgent Interim Classification of Publications and Prevention of Online Harm) Amendment Bill, March 8, 2021]

"Religious faith is, precisely because we are still-evolving creatures, ineradicable. It will never die out, or at least not until we get over our fear of death, and of the dark, and of the unknown, and of each other. For this reason I would not prohibit it, even if I thought I could. Very generous of me, you may say. But will the religious grant me the same indulgence? I ask because there is a real and serious difference between me and my religious friends, and the real and serious friends are sufficiently honest to admit it. I would be quite content to go to their children's bar mitzvahs, to marvel at their Gothic cathedrals, to 'respect' their belief that the Koran was dictated, though exclusively in Arabic, to an illiterate merchant, or to interest myself in Wicca and Hindu and Jain consolations. And as it happens, I will continue to do this without insisting on the polite reciprocal condition—which is that they in turn leave me alone. But this, religion is ultimately incapable of doing. As I write these words, people of faith are in their different ways planning your and my destruction, and the destruction of all the hard-won human attainments that I have touched upon."

—Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great

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Critical analysis — by Rosie on Tue, 2021-08-31 14:02
Lingerie joke incident — by Rosie on Sun, 2021-08-29 13:05
New Zealand Becomes Naziland — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2021-08-28 07:37

'1984' Revisited—Reprised for Obvious Reasons

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-07-01 05:54

I've added 1984 to the books I'm currently reading or, as in this case, re-reading. I'm astonished anew at how prescient it was. (Also refreshing, after Dostoevsky and Hugo, to encounter a writer who just gets on with it.) I assume everyone here is acquainted with it, so every day will just add a direct quote without commentary. This one is apposite in light of today's demonstrations by mindless leftist thugs:

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Joint Naval and Air Force Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam — by Jon Letendre on Wed, 2021-06-09 17:54
General Charles Flynn, Commander of US Army Pacific — by Jon Letendre on Sat, 2021-06-05 23:07
Lin Wood — by Jon Letendre on Wed, 2021-06-02 00:11

Ode to Bacchus—Sepia's Latest Lanza CD

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2021-07-20 02:20

The only thing extraordinarily ordinary about the extraordinarily extraordinary new CD from Sepia is the title: The Immortal Voice of Mario Lanza—A Centennial Celebration. The rapturous musical fare served up here is far better suited to the Wine, Women and Song title I long ago urged upon the master-mind of Sepia's Lanza CDs, Derek McGovern. I acknowledge, however, that in 2021 such nomenclature might well "trigger" the Church of Woke and cause the CD to be "cancelled," so perhaps something innocuously prosaic is indeed called for. In any event, this CD, hands down, wins the prize for the cleverest Mario Lanza compendium ever: a position occupied for decades by RCA's You Do Something to Me LP/CD which Dr McGovern and Team Sepia—Richard Tay, Robin Cherry, Ray Leaning, Vincent di Placido, Carmel Parisi and Armando Cesari—have now decisively knocked off its perch. This is easily the most intelligent and imaginative Lanza compilation to date, by Sepia, RCA/Sony or anyone—not, as one might fear with a commemorative release, a parochial, predictable re-hash (yet again) of "greatest hits"; not Be My Love for the millionth time; rather, a uniquely loving, thoughtful (and thought-provoking) selection of rare and precious jewels, four of which have never before been commercially released.


Why So Many People Believe the U.S Election Was Rigged

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2021-07-13 00:02

By Olivia Pierson
https://www.oliviapierson.org/...

This is the script of Darryl Cooper's (@Martyrmade) analysis which was picked up and read aloud by Tucker Carlson below.
For an extended read on this issue from Darryl about his thinking without the truncation necessary to summarise on Twitter, go here. For an extended read on this issue from Darryl about his thinking without the truncation necessary to summarise on Twitter, go here. https://outsidevoices.substack...

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Apology not accepted — by Jmaurone on Fri, 2021-07-16 13:23
And... — by Olivia on Fri, 2021-07-16 04:46
Trump’s response to the hearing today... — by Olivia on Fri, 2021-07-16 03:38

My Submission to Government re: Proposed Hate Speech Laws

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2021-07-05 23:46

by Olivia Pierson
https://www.oliviapierson.org/...

The government’s discussion document is here: https://www.justice.govt.nz/as...

Personal submissions from NZers can be submitted here until August 6th: https://consultations.justice....

Go ahead and have your own say!

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MoJ's Form — by Graham Hill on Sun, 2021-07-18 00:53
(No subject) — by Judi McFarland on Wed, 2021-07-07 08:11
Excellent Judi! — by Olivia on Tue, 2021-07-06 21:11

Music of the Gods

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2008-04-21 06:11

"The emotion involved in art is not an emotion in the ordinary meaning of the term. It is experienced more as a 'sense' or a 'feel,' but it has two characteristics pertaining to emotions: it is automatically immediate and it has an intense, profoundly personal (yet undefined) value-meaning to the individual experiencing it.

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Mario Centennial CD! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2021-06-25 04:14
What the Woke-Fascists Wish to Destroy — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2021-05-24 07:30
Class of '21, Continued — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2021-04-28 04:58

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The Rule of Law: Individual rights and the paramount interests of the child v Social Justice

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Submitted by Graham Hill on Thu, 2021-08-26 02:28

Both Karl du Fresne and Chris Trotter have blogged on the Hawkes Bay case of a young girl and a parenting order for her and whether this should proceed on the basis of culture or race.


One Hot Don Juan!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2021-04-24 04:44

Last Monday, Stuff published what purported to be a review of fresh-hatched Wellington Opera's Don Giovanni which had opened two nights earlier at the Opera House.

Headed "Wellington Opera brings the #metoo movement to the stage with Mozart's Don Giovanni," it was not so much a review as a grim, humourless scold, typical of Wellington Woke-Witches, labouring the point that "These days the ladies would call Don Giovanni (Christian Thurston) a jerk or perhaps a sexual predator, rather than an irresistible, irresponsible yet lovable cad, but hey! This is how things rolled in the 17th century." (I think she meant the 18th.)

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Woke-Fascism Comes to NZ Opera — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2021-05-28 03:03
Sexual liberation is a form of political control — by Bruno on Thu, 2021-05-06 21:35
The Don — by Graham Hill on Thu, 2021-04-29 21:16

The Inalienable Right to Blaspheme

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2020-09-05 05:09

Charlie Hebdo has courageously published those cartoons again, to mark the beginning of the trial in Paris this week of suspected accomplices and enablers of the main perpetrators of the atrocities who, mercifully, no longer pollute the planet. Astonishingly, the normally Wet Woke Macron has defended Charlie's right to do so. Would that New Zealand Woke-Fascists, hell-bent on criminalising criticism of Islam, emulated Macron instead:

"It's never the place of a president of the Republic to pass judgment on the editorial choice of a journalist or newsroom, never. Because we have freedom of the press. There is in France a freedom to blaspheme which is attached to the freedom of conscience. I am here to protect all these freedoms. In France, one can criticize a president, governors, blaspheme. We will all have a thought for the women and men who were cowardly shot because they drew, wrote, corrected, were there to help, to deliver."

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Islamo-Savage Mohammed .... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2020-11-27 07:38
Only — by Mr_Lineberry on Sat, 2020-10-31 01:08
Paul Joseph Watson — by Mr_Lineberry on Thu, 2020-10-29 21:59

Trigger Warning for Snowflakes: Ten More of the World's Slimmest Volumes

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2020-09-15 06:20

1) My Credentials, by Dr. Greta Thunberg

2) Proof that Climate Change Is Person-Made, by E. C. Onatsi

3) Grappling Group-Think, by The [anti]-NZ Herald

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Here's a new one.... — by Mr_Lineberry on Fri, 2020-10-09 06:17
Hahahahaha!! — by Mr_Lineberry on Tue, 2020-09-15 07:00

Free Speech Is All that Matters

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-07-15 03:35

My speech to Free Speech rally at Parliament, Wellington, New Zealand, July 14, 2018

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Lefty Chomsky Gets It! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2021-01-12 01:23
"Creeping censoriousness" — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2021-01-11 04:59
Has Jihadi Jacinda Had an Epihany? — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2019-08-07 06:14

New (Kindle *and* Paperback!) Edition of Linz's 'The One Tenor: A Salute to Mario Lanza'

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Submitted by Derek McGovern on Tue, 2016-07-12 09:59

New (Kindle *and* Paperback!) Edition of Linz's 'The One Tenor: A Salute to Mario Lanza'

I've just posted the following item about Linz's updated edition of The One Tenor on my website, Mario Lanza, Tenor (http://www.mariolanzatenor.com...):

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Screenbound doco available free — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2020-03-11 06:20
My Review — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2020-03-02 03:40
"Classics": The Stunning New Mario Lanza CD from Sepia Records — by Derek McGovern on Sun, 2020-03-01 15:17

To All Innocent Fifth Columnists

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Fri, 2012-11-30 06:22

You who read this represent the greatest danger to America.

No matter what the outcome of the war in Europe may be, Totalitarianism has already won a complete victory in many American minds and conquered all of our intellectual life. You have helped it to win.

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Bravest Man in America Quoted — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2019-07-21 03:03
5. Are you the kind who are — by Elliot Temple on Tue, 2017-10-10 03:16
my ears were burning. — by Jules Troy on Sat, 2016-07-30 08:40

Doing A Gramsci [Reprised because Gramsci via Obleftivist Yawon Bwook has Hijacked OrgOism]

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2007-10-17 01:17

In my recent response to the “pomowankers”* associated with Victoria University’s Salient magazine who have been clamouring to have me and any other anti-Political Correctness agitator boiled in oil, I said:

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Joe — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2021-06-27 04:39
Bump — by Jmaurone on Sat, 2021-06-26 19:54
"Modern-day Hitler Youth..." — by Jameson on Tue, 2007-10-30 06:26

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SOLO Credo

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2005-11-30 09:26

SOLO—Sense of Life Objectivists.

  • "The total passion for the total height."
  • Rational passion and passionate reason.
  • Say what you mean, and mean what you say.
  • "This above all, to thine own self be true."
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In " Fountainhead" the total — by 0 on Fri, 2011-06-17 21:25
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Haven't seen this type of — by tonytowner on Wed, 2010-05-05 10:55

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Go Rand Paul!

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2021-07-21 00:27

The people who funded the gain of function in this virus and patented it in the U.S before it was engineered in China in the Wuhan lab, then released somehow, are the same people who are pushing the vaccine and the same people who pushed hard for restrictions and lockdowns, which translated into rules being changed to allow massive voter fraud.


Happy 4th of July

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Submitted by Bruno on Sun, 2021-07-04 11:00

" I am trying to think ...", try harder maybe?

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Worst part — by Jon Letendre on Sun, 2021-07-04 22:50

All the Things You Are: KASS Human Calls Out Woke-Fascists

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2021-06-10 06:23

How long have we waited for someone like this? "Liars, thieves, communists and treasonists" is what this heroic mom calls dirty, rotten Woke-Fascists to their hidden, Maskist Marxist faces, for smuggling in Critical Race Theory to American schools. Would that there were more humans, in America, New Zealand and throughout the First World, willing to speak this language, as opposed to cowering in silence or emulating the weasel-words of wimps (National, ACT and other controlled opposition, please note). My favourite part is at the end when she tells the Woke-Fascists their game is up. Let's hope!

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Another School Board Speaker — by Graham Hill on Sun, 2021-06-13 20:39

Real Racists Reveal Their Hand

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2021-05-23 07:25

There's a Woke-Fascist Maori racist in Parliament named Debbie Ngarewa-Packer. She is an avid promoter of the current Labour regime's head-long lunge into Brown Supremacy, as is Apartheid Ardern herself. Ngarewa has taken to launching petitions calling on private companies to sack employees she deems to be "racist." She is at the vanguard of the Woke-Fascist Cancel Culture. Her latest target is a pesky blighter from Christchurch named Lee Williams, who—when he is not suspended by YouTube for telling the truth—has been at the forefront of those exposing Apartheid Ardern's recently-revealed, hitherto-secret agenda to turn New Zealand into a shit-hole country like Zimbabwe. Lee is not remotely a racist or White Supremacist or any of the other things the Woke-Fascists call him. The Woke-Fascists themselves are the racists and bigots in this equation.

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The Taxpayer-Funded Grotesqueries Behind It All — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2021-05-25 10:17
Lee's Go Fund Me Cancelled — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2021-05-25 09:49
Synlait — by gregster on Mon, 2021-05-24 08:19

The Woke Tower of Babel: The Case of Jimmy’s Sprinkles

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Submitted by Graham Hill on Wed, 2021-05-12 00:20

The curious Biblical story of the Tower of Babel may provide a metaphor for Wokedom’s aberrant use of ideas and words. The woke assault on cultural land marks and institutions is underway.

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Woke Absurdity- derangement- knows no bounds — by Graham Hill on Wed, 2021-05-12 22:16

A Union Worth Joining?

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2021-05-05 08:57

Latest from the former Free Speech Coalition. I'd urge all SOLOists to join but to maintain vigilance, scepticism ... and a willingness to walk away. These guys, unlike the co-founders of the UK Free Speech Union, have rabid Trump Derangement Syndrome. They not only denied, but lampooned the idea that Trump was the only person who stood between Western Civilisation and George Soros/Chinese Communist Party/Iranian Ayatollahs/Woke-Fascist Academia/Woke-Fascist Hollywood/Woke-Fascist Media/Woke-Fascist Silicon Valley and others of their despicable ilk.

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The Union — by Graham Hill on Wed, 2021-05-12 00:49

Ardern Intent on Smashing Free Speech

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2021-04-20 00:59

By Olivia Pierson
https://www.oliviapierson.org/...

Great. Our Mother Country, the United Kingdom once was lucky enough to have Margaret Thatcher as their celebrated Iron Lady to alleviate the sick excesses of socialism in Britain during the 80s decade. Thirty odd years later, New Zealand gets lumped with Jacinda Ardern as our celebrated Wet Noodle advancing the even sicker cause of a march toward communism “with Chinese characteristics” in NZ.

​Our most sacred and inalienable human right has been lined up in the cross-hairs waiting to be shot to hell by Ardern’s woke fascist government - the right to speak freely as prescribed in NZ’s Bill of Rights:

Everyone has the right to freedom of expression, including the freedom to seek, receive, and impart information and opinions of any kind in any form.

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Anyone — by Mr_Lineberry on Wed, 2021-04-21 01:08
Hate Speech — by Graham Hill on Wed, 2021-04-21 00:48
Oh — by Mr_Lineberry on Tue, 2021-04-20 22:49

Evolutionism is preposterous! Ayn Rand, Aristotle, and miscellaneous

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Submitted by Bruno on Fri, 2021-04-09 23:28

An impromptu discussion about evolutionism, the modern world, Ayn Rand, Aristotle and the Ancients

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Words — by Bruno on Sun, 2021-04-11 12:09
But ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2021-04-11 10:03
No such thing as before it started — by Bruno on Sun, 2021-04-11 09:53

Reply to Linz

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Submitted by Nicholas Dykes on Tue, 2021-03-16 01:40

Linz writes with his usual well-directed passion about the threat of totalitarianism growing steadily in New Zealand, a probability foreseen by George Orwell in 1948, as Linz notes, though naturally enough without NZ particularly in mind.

Tragically, the same is happening the world over, as Orwell foretold it might, except in China, where it is already a fait accompli. Totalitarianism has reigned there since the late 1940s; although, having discovered during two decades or more of mass starvation and tens of millions of deaths that a socialist or communist economy simply does not work, the regime has reinvented itself under a capitalist cloak. Behind this smiling, silky deception, of course, the CCP remains what it always was, a State, an institution created by force for the exploitation of subject peoples, and one which is carrying out its self-appointed mission ruthlessly.

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Great — by Mr_Lineberry on Tue, 2021-03-16 20:15

The Media as seen from 1948

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Submitted by Graham Hill on Tue, 2021-01-19 18:31

Richard Weavers was an academic from The University of Chicago and in 1948 wrote a book called Ideas have Consequences. A book that should sit alongside Orwell's 1984.

I set an extended quote by Weavers which speaks to our modern media as well:


It's Been A Funny Old Day....

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Submitted by Mr_Lineberry on Sun, 2021-01-10 21:52

If you have been like me and watching events in America during the last couple of months with a sense of frustration and occasional anger - you're obviously not alone.

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Ummmm....?? — by Mr_Lineberry on Wed, 2021-01-20 20:56
If — by Mr_Lineberry on Mon, 2021-01-18 22:49
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