The odd things some people believe

This is Peter Smith at Quadrant Online:

Among other things, commonsense tells you that the private sector creates wealth not government; that we can’t go on spending more than we earn: that wind and sun cannot generate base load power; that free speech is a bulwark against despotism; that marriage is between a man and woman; that children should not be confused into believing that their evident gender is a societal construct; that all cultures are not nearly equal; that a religion whose creed preaches supremacism, intolerance and violence is not benign or peaceful; that civilised society cannot exist without borders; and that there are bad people who wish to do us harm and have to be deterred by force of arms.

I’m not sure if there is any constituency left for these kinds of views. In this regard, I might mention this posting under the heading All Cultures are Equal at SmallDeadAnimals in which it might be said that she is taking the same side as Peter. Obviously they share a view that is on its way out. The teaser in this second story reads:

“The monkey pulled off one of the girls’ head scarf, leading men from the Awlad Suleiman tribe to retaliate by killing three people from the Gaddadfa tribe as well as the monkey…”

I’m not sure what we are supposed to make of that, but there you have it.

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