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One of the rewarding things about running a blog is the Lefty hate-mail that trickles
through the series of
tubes comprising the internet and end up in the
InBox. The feeling that somewhere, somehow, a whining, bleeding-heart Lefty is
annoyed at you is a bit like taking a good dump: a sort of satisfied, contented
feeling that something good (however small and insignificant on a global scale)
has been achieved. The Lefties call it 'thinking globally and acting
These little morsels of hate are normally flushed from the InBox in a
single satisfying button press. Occasionally though, a real gem arrives, and just
has to be reproduced on the site in its full, unedited, (and un-corrected)
Subject: A request on behave of the Australian Youth
From: Richard Broz to strawman
Dear Uncultured, Uncouth and Uneducated Author,
I find your fictional writings entertaining if not a little desturbing. Do you
actually believe in what you are saying because if you do I pity your insight
into what you so blatantly refer to our history and cuture(lifestyle).As for
the fact that the poor should put aside buying other things and get food does
that include their rent, landline rent for their telephone, water usage rates,
clothing and education for their children if little or nothing is left after
these are paid is it still considered child abuse or true poverty. As yes many
families in Australia are faced with these choices everyday.
Now as disturbing as your rantings are the most disturbing thing is the way
I came across your site It was brought to my attention by a concerned parent at
a local high school who brought in a copy of your so called report on
Aboriginal history in Australia.A teacher has printed it up and wants an
assignment done on it now I find this very diturbing as children in schools are
taught very little about Australian History as it is and your simplified
ignorant view could easily sway children toward racism and violents against
others. That is a very scary thought you have every right to your opinions and
I wouldn't have read or taken any notice of your banter but now there are
people in very influencual roles using your writings to influence very
impressionable minds and that is a scary thought may on your page you could say
that this is you opinion only and not nesessarily fact.
It's pretty clear from this letter what a great job our professional
educators are doing in preparing the youth for the real world.
I was going to suggest that the writer actually learn the Queen's English before labeling others as
'uneducated', but then I realized that s/he wouldn't actually get the joke
(read the subject line carefully).
I will just have to contend with saying that there are few things more
flattering than having the juggernaut of State education using their
immense tax funded-resources to
try to defeat you.
I look forward to publishing (and grading) the essays on this site. It will
be interesting to compare the teacher's marks and mine. In the meantime -
maintain the rage Bro'.