“Tony Abbott Worst PM in History” lacks Irony: Paul Sheehan lacks grip on reality!

4 Oct

Isn’t it fascinating when they (the opposite believers) seek you out just to attack you for having your own opinion? Not only that, they make wild and unsubstantiated claims as if they only are the purveyors of truth and knowledge. I have been called a bleeding heart more than once through my life, because I care about others and about animals. My response, these days, is ‘Thank you, it’s kind of you to notice, but please explain why you think it’s a bad thing to care outside myself or my circle?’ I’m still waiting for an answer.

The Australian Independent Media Network

Paul Sheehan devoted two columns to a Facebook group called, “Tony Abbott Worst PM in Australian History.”

Now, I’ve always thought that there are certain opinion writers who set out to make themselves controversial in much the same way that shock jocks work. There’s no point in saying something reasonable; controversy and angry argument sells. If the topic is about doctors prescribing too many drugs because of kickbacks from pharmaceutical companies, we don’t want people who’ll rationally discuss both sides, we want someone who believes in alternative medicine against a representative from a multinational drug company. So I had mixed feelings about giving Paul Sheehan any attention at all.

But there was one thing that gnawed away at me. It’s a concept that I think is worth fighting for. The idea that everyone has a right to participate in the democratic process. Paul Sheehan wrote: “But, otherwise, this site is…

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