Austen, on Nov 2 2006, 12:56 PM, said:
My original point was where is "Rent-A-Crowd" ? Do you think they would come out in force had (say) Alan Jones suggested burning Muslims ??? It seems "Rent-A-Crowd" are quick to take offense.......When views other than their own are suggested, but strangely quiet at other times.....
It isn't, I never said I supported the axing of Glass House or Chasers !!!
Should both sides of a point of view be allowed to express their views without fear of censorship ? So it's fine with you if Alan Jones says he wants to turn Iran into a glass carpark ? And he should be free to say this without fear of retribution ?
Who cares whether "Rent a Crowd" does or doesn't come out... if you let it get to you, I suppose the antics of brain dead sycophantic followers with as much worth as cattle in the human scheme of things, would matter.
Who's Alan Jones? A self opiniated, egotistical little pip-squeek, who uses so-called tough talk to convince people that he's 2 metres tall, when he'd be lucky to see eye to eye with Tom Cruise. From the occassions I've heard his pompous drivel wafting pathetically from radio speakers in the homes of his largely female audience - I'd suggest that anyone who saw his comments as anything more than a means to keep himself in the limelight is easily deluded.
He sure ain't no comedian - and if he directly incited violence against anyone, he knows that he'd feel the heat as much as anyone else, even though he's the sort of concieted twerp who'd think he's showing off his manliness by trying to stretch the boundary between comment and incitement.
He's been lulled into believing that Australia is an 'old boy network' that will protect him while censuring others... but he has no idea of the price he is obliged to repay by calling on that 'old boy network'. He's the sort of bozzo who pats himself on the back for his achievements, even though they've all come off the back of other peoples effort; and like minded individuals no doubt see him as a role model of success through ripping off the efforts of others, and how to deal with anyone who objects to such appropriation.
Meanwhile: It's often difficult for some people to grasp the concept that lampooning or lambasting something isn't a call to eliminate it. It is rather a call to recognise the reality of something, rather than avoiding elements we might not find so appealing in whatever we believe or live for.
That's one universe away from deliberately inciting any form of violence or repression against those who some people view as beneath contempt.
You know it and I know it. If Alan Jones tells people to go and make anywhere a "glass carpark"... as you describe it; he'd be charged with inciting violence and willfull vilification with the intent to harm. If he cracks what he thinks is a funny about some part of the World becoming a "glass carpark"... and religious loons with a poor grasp of the language and what democracy and freedom of exp
ression obliges them to behave like, take offense... well, that's their bad luck because until Jonesie says something directly inciting action against them or anyone else for that matter, it's up to the rest of us to defend his intellectually crippled butt's right to do so - whether we like it or not.
Damned democracy!! Where's a good benign dictatorship when you need it...