…that one can only manage to get one’s views published in the opinion pages of a national broadsheet, one knows that the nation is in a parlous state of enforced conformity indeed. We’re at the mercy of “brown-shirt activism using flash mobs and new institutions like GetUp” to target anybody saying things that are ridiculous/incorrect/offensive/unethical to oppressively point out that what was said was ridiculous/incorrect/offensive/unethical – the horror!As John Quiggin says:
I’m starting feel guilty turning the full power of my blog against a mere national newspaper, backed only by a multi-billion dollar corporation.
And so you should, John. Shame on you, you big bully.