The Australian : a paper of ignorant extremists
Greg Sheridan, reactionary in chief at Murdoch’s Australian newspaper, has a particularly disgusting piece in today’s paper where he calls the Greens the party of ignorant extremists.
Here is my response.
Greg Sheridan pontificates that the language of a number of Greens senators about Israel, including describing it as a an apartheid state, is ‘the language of political sectarianism and prejudice.’ (‘A party of ignorant extremists’ The Australian Thursday April 7).
Apartheid is also the word Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela have used to describe conditions for Palestinians under Israeli rule. No doubt they too in Sheridan’s view are prejudiced and politically sectarian. No doubt they too in Sheridan’s view are ignorant extremists.
Hang on, 60 years Australia’s the grandparents and parents of reactionaries like Sheridan did think Mandela and co were extremists (and terrorists to boot).
Not much has changed in the abuse the supporters of apartheid are prepared to fling as a substitute for reasoned debate and argument.
Readers might also like to look at Just who are the real extremists?