Friday, November 24, 2006

What Have We Learned Today Kids?

Colleen Doran posts on this really disturbing story from the Australian. It seems that John Dale's new juvie , The Army of the Pure will not get made as the publisher has pulled the plug on it...because the villains were Muslim terrorists.

Read the whole thing, but especially this part:
....This decision is at odds with the recent publication of Richard Flanagan's bestselling The Unknown Terrorist and Andrew McGahan's Underground in which terrorists are portrayed as victims driven to extreme acts by the failings of the West.

The Unknown Terrorist is dedicated to David Hicks and describes Jesus Christ as "history's first ... suicide bomber".

Wow...Given that sort of brazenly uncencored and openly published blasphemy, they'd better watch out or the Methodists will rise up and burn Adelaide to the ground.

Or not.

So kids, the lesson for today is that free speech basically does not apply to talking bad about violent murderous people.

And if you want people to stop saying bad things about what you hold dear, kill people and blow things up.

I'm quite sure that the young people will learn this lesson well...given a few of these very effective lesson plans.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Wow. Life is truly amazing, isn't it? Or maybe I should say, the way people can twist things is truly amazing!