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Race Hate Videos For Dummies

July 4, 2015 - 22:29 -- Admin

So I’ve been watching, with mounting horror, the rise of the “patriot” movement in Australia. They’ve been active of late, hitting Youtube hard, proselytizing their special brand of cognitive dissonance and unabashed racism to anyone unwary enough to click through. 

These videos, from various “patriots” of all walks of life, nonetheless show a number of similarities across the board. 

Anchors Aweigh

May 13, 2015 - 10:27 -- Admin

I always get excited when my two passions, politics and applied psychology, mesh together in such a delicious fashion, like two Lego bricks of the same size that once connected will never be torn apart. Today is just such an occasion. Buckle up Dorothy, we’re going on an adventure.

Anchors Aweigh

May 13, 2015 - 10:27 -- Admin

I always get excited when my two passions, politics and applied psychology, mesh together in such a delicious fashion, like two Lego bricks of the same size that once connected will never be torn apart. Today is just such an occasion. Buckle up Dorothy, we’re going on an adventure.

Checkpoint Charlie

January 10, 2015 - 14:13 -- Admin

A colleague of mine, Theo, has the one of the most delicious turns of phrase (usually delivered just prior to doing something…risqué) - “fuck ‘em if they can’t take a joke”. Which, as far as distilled bon mots go, is just about perfect.

Fuck 'em if they can’t take a joke.

Tell Us What You Think

September 6, 2014 - 13:20 -- Admin

I did an interview a little while back on the subject of blogging. With tedious inevitability the question arose “how do you deal with the haters? The trolls? The negative comments?” Simple. I don’t read the comments.

I never read the comments. Good or bad. (Unless they come directly at me, by email or Twitter, but that’s another story)

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