The Hate Speech of the Privileged

The least surprising aspect of Senator Anning’s speech was that virtually every ‘fact’ he asserted in his diatribe was simply wrong. He did us all a favour not only by exposing the depths of his prejudices but of revealing his cavernous ignorance. The most disturbing aspect of his speech was the demonstration of how an individual ...

Apples With Apples

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When a man mows down pedestrians with his car in Melbourne’s Mall, the police insist it has nothing to do with terrorism and the government assiduously avoids ever using the word. When a man mows down pedestrians with his car on London’s Westminster Bridge, the police and the British PM immediately describe the events as a ...