amanda is kidding herself...
If you think I am kidding myself, consider a reversal of the stereotyping on others. How about users of illegal drugs as an example. If someone were to stereotype them all as useless losers who sponge off society on welfare, break into our homes and steal from us, there would be an outcry. You see, apparently it is OK to engage in stereotyping of a senior conservative politician, but not of others.
There’s a free kick on offer, and plenty of the lazy journalists take it. Hollow infotainment tries to get away with looking like sensible media comment. Stereotyping and ridicule pass as substitutes for informed debate. It adds nothing to the substantive political discourse.
Amanda is kidding herself...
Her neo-fascist capitalistic side of politics (CONservatives who call themselves "Liberals" in Australia) have always treated drug users as "useless losers who sponge off society on welfare, break into our homes and steal from us" ....
AND THE ISSUE IS NOT ABOUT CIGAR CHOMPERS... But about the callousness of a chauffeur driven, disabled parking spot-stealer who tells us that we do not use our car much or don't have cars because "we are poor"... As far as I am concerned, Joe can smoke as many cigars as he likes until he dies of smoking-induced cancer or not but he seems to treat people below his station with contempt.
The substantive political discourse is that the right side of politics displays a neo-fascist extremist side in their view of capitalism in which those who don't have money are stupid and those who make money — and let's say here some of the methods are sometimes often dubious though "ahthorised by the neo-fascist system) are clever. Wrong on all count. There are thieves in all echelons of society, but the higher the echelons, the bigger the loot.