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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Friday 30 September 2005

Good to see naked prejudice get an airing ...

... maybe the aims of this Aussie are innocent enough, very probably they are - he sounds as if beer is his main preoccupation in life, and why not after all - but some of the comment on what he says he wants to achieve says a great deal, for all its brevity.

Since when has not wanting to be beaten up, or not to be treated as some kind of pariah, been wanting 'special treatment'? It kinda reminds me of the remark in Schindler's List when Ben Kingsley's character says he hopes the 'special treatment' Liam Neeson's character has promised him isn't what he thinks it means!

On the whole, I prefer to see this kind of prejudice freely aired - at least it is clear who the bigots are, no guessing required ...

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