Episode 91 – 13 April 2017
The return of Right Wing Tony
1:05 Our review of the conflict in Syria. RWT on The “Muddle” East. The various groups seem to line up according to their interest in two competing gas pipelines. RWT argues the conflicts would occur even without a pipeline and we should stay out of it. It’s like being asked to pick your favourite bikie gang. The discussion moves on to North Korea and the United Nations and the role of the USA as the World’s policeman.
25:58 Sonny Bill has objected to a bank logo on his jersey. We will need a “Sonny Bill” clause in player contracts resulting in a financial penalty for failing to wear advertising logos.
33:09 Black Lives Matter has just banned white people from their group. Could a white group ban black people??
35:20 Rachel Dolezal claims race is a social construct and she can simply identify as a black woman if she wants to.
37:02 A discussion of a “River Person” and “Glacier People”. What happens when the river meets the sea? How do we get instructions in a court action, especially if the tide is out?. Presumably, guardians will be appointed. How do we determine the sex of the inanimate object?
45:17 A discussion on identity politics and its divisive influence. Instead of society, we can be said to have transient groupings of individuals who flock together only to best pursue special interest claims based on identity or ask for handouts for their particular victim claims.
46:25 People claim to be tolerant but probably, they just don’t care. The secret of Father Brown illustrates this. The bad brother killed the good brother and assumed his identity. In modern times, when Margaret Thatcher died, the people who said don’t celebrate the death of Osama Bin Laden, were happy to dance on her grave. The same applied when Hirsi Ali was vilified by “Muslim Feminists”. A poem by Yeats “The Second Coming” contains the lines “the best lack all conviction while the worst are full of passionate intensity”.
Instead of society, we can be said to have transient groupings of individuals who flock together only to best pursue special interest claims based on identity or ask for handouts for their particular victim claims.