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Thoughts on Carnita Matthews, burqas and balaclavas

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Thursday, June 23, 2011,
Now that justice has actually been served in the Carnita Matthews case, the right-wing racists and xenophobes are using the decision as justification to launch a new hate campaign! They have renewed their demands to have the burqa banned. Really, the gall of these Islamophobes is almost beyond belief.

Often, they cite the argument that it is oppressive to women. Excuse me! These are the same people who openly tell (and laugh at) blonde jokes! Can you believe the hypocrisy, fellow travellers? T...
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Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Kennett and the sinister power of the golliwog

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Thursday, December 9, 2010,
Fellow travellers, up until today I have had mixed feelings about the arrival of Oprah Winfrey in this country. Of course, her show is watched by countless people all over the globe. Australian politicians and business people are therefore confident that this massive exposure will bring many more visitors to our shores, helping our economy hugely. Hence the overwhelmingly supportive media coverage.

But being a champion of Gaia, I am concerned about the effect on our delicate natural environme...
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Vexnews villifies Greens hero Adam Bandt!

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Saturday, August 28, 2010,
Fellow travellers, there was much joyous cat dancing in the Sapphire household when Adam Bandt won the seat of Melbourne for the Greens. This can only be a good thing for Australia.

But I do find it quite upsetting that his past as a feisty student activist is now being dredged up and used against him. His enemies have made public some comments he made a whole 15 years ago!

I mean, really! They would never do such a thing to, say, Tony Abbott. It's truly appalling, and so typical of our ...
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The Melbourne Cup, the race that reveals a nation

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Wednesday, November 4, 2009,
Fellow travelers, it's almost appropriate that the horse who won this year's Melbourne Cup was called Shocking, because I found the whole exercize shocking in the extreme. In fact it wasn't just shocking. It was appalling!

Firstly, it was extremely elitist, as races invariably are. Finding the fastest horse was highly discriminatory, since horses have a lot more to offer than just speed. And I'm sure they don't judge themselves merely by that criterion. Were their values considered? Of course ...
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I am divine, but not in an elitist way

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