Tuesday, April 01, 2008

COMMENT: Allowing the neo-Cons to change their minds ...


Apparently this diagram has something to do with changing people's minds ...
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Yesterday I wrote a slightly shorter version of this piece for Crikey. Today, one Crikey reader named Brefney Ruhl sent the following thoughtful response:

Re. "Greg Sheridan catches up on Hamas" (yesterday, item 20). Now, now Irfan Yusuf. The realisation that terrorist demonising attitudes and activities such as the war on terror are actually counterproductive to the cause of peace, takes an intellectual leap that few neo-cons are able or willing to take. If Greg has in fact had a revelation in relation to what Islamist terrorism is really all about, this should be nurtured not denigrated. We all need to be positive and supportive with this newly inquiring mind. One never knows, he might even influence others on that side of the fence, dare we hope ... Brendan, Philip, Janet, Chris?
I guess he has a point. Perhaps I went a little hard on Sheridan. Maybe in future I should be a little more patient with him and those of similar views. Certainly Sheridan is nowhere near as jaundiced as some of his other colleagues. And unlike most of them, Sheridan has actually travelled outside of Australia and New Zealand.

So thanks to Brefney Ruhl for giving us all something to think about!

Words © 2008 Irfan Yusuf

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7 comments:

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Semper Grasis said...

Well I'm glad this anonymous staffer to Alex Hawke MP isn't in charge of our foreign policy in Iraq ...

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Anonymous said...

One wonders what Mr Hawke would make of his staff using their work time to promote genocide ...

Anonymous said...

Who cares about genocide when people like Irfan Yusuf promote the destruction of Australia and the white races. The priority should be human rights and peace for white people. Irfan is free to commit Irfanticide whenever he gets the guts.

Anonymous said...

Why is it that Irfan and his Nazi mates have become political failures. But Alex Hawke became a member of Parliament. Why is it that as soon as Irfan Yusuf and his Nazi mates left the Liberal Party people like Alex Hawke were immediately able to have success. It's because any normal person meeting someone as ugly, argumentative and objectionable as Irfan Yusuf would much prefer to vote for ANYONE ELSE.

campbenik said...

Why is it that Alex Hawke's neo-Nazi staff use up valuable taxpayers' money and spend their work hours leaving anonymous racist, sexist, misogynist and homophobic messages on blogs?

Don't they realise that they potentially expose their employer to all kinds of legal action?