Betrayal

Eloquent and articulate. Noel Pearson offers a heartfelt glimpse into the hypocrisy, cowardice and deception brought by the political right and its leaders to a valid recognition of the First Australians. Within the eloquence that describes the struggle, there is an almost palpable pathos underscoring the betrayal that so many First Australians must feel both as individuals and as a collective. For me, this essay underlines what I have long…

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Isis wants an insane race war – and we’ve decided to give them one

Western leaders are now so self-opinionated and dazzled by their own view of their “rightness” that they appear, with few exceptions, to be unable to appreciate the consequences of their actions, even when there are many historical precedents that point to likely outcomes. Somehow, ordinary citizens who are willing and capable of exercising some critical judgment in as objective a manner as possible, and without assuming (consciously or unconsciously) a…

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