Friday, 27 November 2015

Untimely and unhelpful words.


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There are people who sit around all day trying to formulate logical sounding maxims, in order to confuse those who can't think for themselves.

In our present times of alert I thought this one was a perfect example.

"Not all Muslims are ISIS terrorists, but all ISIS terrorists are Muslims"

You can just hear all those in the cheap seats thoroughly agreeing, and passing-on the great words of wisdom in the pub'.

Of course the saying is totally idiotic, but it contains a twisted logic that many would find appealing, in a 'no smoke without fire' kinda way.

The 'popular' printed press (red tops) is awash with people who perpetuate such myths, and I do wish they would stop. It helps no-one, and only goes to give ammunition to those foolish radicals in our midst who thrive on such things.



17 comments:

  1. Alas, Cro, they are always with us. How else would they sell newspapers?

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  2. Unfortunately it seems that raucous, aggressive and lying headlines sell more newspapers than sober, truthful headlines. So this daily idiocy goes on relentlessly.

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  3. Cro, you really need to read the Quaran and the Hadith and see what it actually says. There are lukewarm Muslims just like there are unbelieving 'Christians'.

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    1. I can't see why I would want to read either, this has nothing to do with tarring all Muslims with the same brush.

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  5. Write a note to Bunny and put it in a box asking him to readdress the subject in 50 years time. His findings will hopefully be very different. These things take time.

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  6. All Crusaders are Christians as well.

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  7. The Red Tops can even make the weather sound terrifying !

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  8. Couldn't agree more Cro. When I pass the newspaper stands in the supermarket the headlines on some of the rubbish papers infuriate me. And to think large numbers of folk buy the paper and believe it.

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  9. It always amazes me how a writer can go through college and presumably work in journalism for years meeting political figures and working class alike and attend wars and deaths and everything you can think of, only to end up writing inflammatory headlines that equate to "na-na boo boo." It just doesn't make sense.

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    1. Sadly, their editors will give them the boot if they don't and they'll be out of their jobs.

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  10. that's why we never buy newspapers.

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    1. It is not just newspapers. If you listen to the news on any prepared bulletin you are getting someone's angle on it.

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  11. It is odd how some folks choose to spend money. Misleading newspapers, horror movies, nail salons, hair extensions are among what I avoid.

    Best wishes.

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  12. It is very disheartening to see how just under the surface prejudice seems to be -- in all cultures. The media has a lot to answer for its sensational headlines and purposful bias.

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