Do I detect...

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Response to the reactionary ideologues. Where are their broken hearted love poems? Do they remain blank pages in their black souls? Who can resist yet another rhetorical question? As my grandmother used to say, if you can't say something nice about someone, say nothing.

Do I detect the Acrid Stench of Fascist Pheromones?

Whenever I read or hear the expression ‘political correctness’, (inevitably followed by ‘gone mad’), I detect knee-jerk reactionary discourse emanating from right-wing echo chambers. Do these people not have anything better to do? What about writing broken-hearted love songs or stories of compassion, rather than targeting and harassing those they disagree with, using rather petty acerbic barbs? That pretty much defines Fascism as far as I am concerned; blaming the woes of the world on innocent and vulnerable scapegoats.

If you are opposed to anti-Fascists, you are ipso facto pro-Fascist. My grandfather and great-uncles (one of whom was imprisoned in Changi with Weary Dunlop) fought in WW2 to oppose totalitarianism. They were heroes, whereas these guys are cowardly bullies who hide behind masks.

It is drawing a rather long bow to accuse my broken-hearted love poem, Phobophobia, of political correctness, which leads me to assume that they are incapable of detecting wit or irony, neither of which they possess. I won’t go on. Life is too short to argue with mindless ideologues.

Q: What do call a MAGA with a sense of humour?  

A: A cadaver.

 


Submitted: June 12, 2020

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Mike S.

Excellent, Craig, and I'll never understand where all their hatred comes from--makes them feel strong to tear another's work down? Why?

Fri, June 12th, 2020 5:56pm

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Lack of education and compassion, I'd say. I notice I have a comment from A.S. Cooper that I won't bother reading. I hope he is upset by my articles. I don't why he reads my stuff. I wouldn't bother reading his Fascist discourse.
All the best,
Craig.

Fri, June 12th, 2020 4:01pm

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