Sep 21, 2012
In this week’s Australian Jewish News the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council executive director Colin Rubenstein said the ABC should not have invited Ilan Pappe to appear on Q&A:
“The decision by Q&A to frame a program around an individual whose single claim to notoriety is his defamation and demonisation of Israel – a longstanding advocate for Israel’s demise and a man repeatedly caught misusing historical sources to push his openly declared ideological vendetta – is an extraordinary example of contempt for the intelligence of viewers,” Rubenstein said.
I’d like to put it to Colin Rubenstein, and those who concur with his point of view, that the viewers of the ABC, myself included, are intelligent enough to make our own minds up as to whether the ABC should have invited Ilan Pappe to appear on their show and that we don’t need pro-Zionist moral guardians to make our minds up for us.
If Colin Rubenstein wishes to censor the ABC he can take himself off to somewhere like China, North Korea or Iran and open his own state media outlet and not invite Ilan Pappe, over there. In the meantime, in Australia, he should respect the independence of the ABC and the intelligence of its viewers.
Nov 29, 2010
Best check with the Jewish grammaticists over at Galus Australis. They seem to be authorities on the use of the English language when it comes to sexual orientation.
The UN do not use the Torah to discriminate against GLBTs Gregory.
The UN have no belief in the Torah whatsoever, so please stop using the Torah and religion as your scapegoat for discrimination against GLBTs, it is inaccurate.
Malki, please refer to GLBT people as ‘GLBT people’ in future and not as ‘GLBTs’. We are people, just like you.
Despite your protest to Malki, I’ll still not mind if you call me a “Jew” rather than a “Jewish person”.
The word ‘Jew’ is a noun. The acronym ‘GLBT’ is commonly used as an adjective.
It would be a start if the people who defined themselves by excluding everyone else would accept some responsibility for the situation we find ourselves in.
You know many GLBT’s refer to themselves as ‘GLBT’s’. It just means gayS, lesbianS, bi-sexualS and transgenderS.
It something we do in English. Its called using a word in plural form.
Its quite silly that some people find plural forms to be so offensive.
Nov 8, 2010
On Facebook, Ant Frosh gloats about his wife Rachel Sacks-Davis “taking out the trash”; a not-so-nice euphemism for outing a person who claimed to be a member of the GLBT community that they didn’t believe was. The person in question is a member of the GLBT community, as I have been advised by the person in question.
Ant Frosh’s public Facebook wall revealed this conversation:
Ant Frosh talks about his wife "taking out the trash"
Which refers to these two conversations on their blog (here and here):
Ant Frosh and Rachel Sacks-Davis out 'Akiva'
Outing someone at the best of times is a deplorable act of cowardice. Gloating about it and referring to them as trash is simply degrading and about a low as it gets.
A public apology to ‘Akiva’ is required.
May 5, 2010
One of life’s smaller lessons learnt is that when someone gives me something or does something for me I say “thank you” afterward, as a sign of appreciation. It’s courtesy, and I know it makes a difference. Similarly if I do someone a favour or give them something, I expect a sincere “thank you” in return. It goes a long way in my books.