Saturday, July 09, 2005

We have measured, statesman-like responses, and then we have Kim...

"This brutal, indiscriminate, unforgivable attack on innocent people going about their daily lives is a mark of the depraved character of the people who carried it out." -HoWARd
"What happened today again testifies to the fact that all of us are doing too little to unite our forces effectively in the struggle against terrorism."-Putin
"It is important, however, that those engaged in terrorism realise that our determination to defend our values and our way of life is greater than their determination to cause death and destruction to innocent people in a desire impose extremism on the world. Whatever they do it is our determination that they will never succeed in destroying what we hold dear in this country and in other civilised nations throughout the world."-Blair
"The war on terror goes on. I was most impressed by the resolve of all the leaders in the room. Their resolve is as strong as my resolve. And that is we will not yield to these people, will not yield to the terrorists. We will find them, we will bring them to justice, and at the same time, we will spread an ideology of hope and compassion that will overwhelm their ideology of hate."-Bush:
"These terrorists are subhuman filth who must be captured and eliminated and we condemn them and their evil."-Beazley
Yes the terrorist bombings in London are barbaric and yes they are unjust, but Kim's dehumanising hate speech will not help. Anger is a part of the grieving process, however, hate is not useful.
Hate scares people and Kim's hate scares me.
Hating has very little hope of resolution. It usually just becomes more entrenched and pervasive.
Hate mixed with power is dangerous. It can create a climate in which the powerful feel they can dehumanise and degrade other humans with impunity. Once a society dehumanises someone it can do anything to them.

If Kim "the-opposition's-offering-of-candidate-to-oust-HoWARd" Beazely is serious about being Prime Minister of Australia one day then he needs to employ a more measured, statesman-like response.


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7 Comments:

Anonymous joe2 said...

Must say that I wasn't surprised by the Kimbo outburst. Probably suffering attention deficit disorder (A.D.A.),having no power in Senate.
Showing tendancies to lash out all over the place and reminding everybody, that if he had joined the liberals he would have a place in cabinet.
Love to know what Bob Brown says about bombing.Very hard to make a comment about anything without being considered a supporter of "terrorism".
Our so called 'educated' leaders seem to to lack the capacity to define terms.You would fail year 1 politics if you came up with there crap.

5:02 pm  
Blogger bastet=^..^= said...

in this global state called planet earth, wouldn't it be great if one day politics stopped being reactionary and was instead open, humble and accepting of all others. outbursts against terrorism may become obsolete. i figure politicians want to have their outbursts and true peace and equality would destroy the chance for them to act enraged.

6:23 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reckon ,we can expect bi-partisan support for troops to Afghanistan.

Go, Bomber Beasly, your turds are weighing down Perth and planet earth.

7:32 pm  
Anonymous Guy said...

I thought Kim's comment was over-the-top and unhelpful. He is usually quite statesman-like in comparison to the rodent, but I'm not sure what he was thinking when he let fly with that outburst.

7:57 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just bitter Kim ,Guy,coz he wasn't invited to Hillsong celebration.

Carr pipped him, at the post.

More to the right............
Lucky,us.

8:14 pm  
Blogger Jellyfish said...

Do you know, when I read that quote I just assumed you had made it up/were joking. Until I followed the link.

Our opposition are such a joke. I just cringe ENDLESSLY at their gibbon-like antics. Rock. Hard place. Voila Australia.

9:34 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got it Right,in more ways than one. Kimbo, has given, John the nod, on more troops overseas. This time,back,to Afghanistan.

Bi-partisan support to help make us more of a target. Pepsi or Coke,anyone? Our sad choice at next election. Let's not worry about why some people hate us and read your bible.

6:24 pm  

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