Monday Message Board

After a long break, another Monday Message Board. Post comments on any topic. Civil discussion and no coarse language please. Side discussions and idees fixes to the sandpits, please

128 thoughts on “Monday Message Board

  1. @Mel
    That’s not entirely correct, Mel. Assaults have increased significantly in Australia over the last twenty years or so, while other categories of crime like robberies and burglaries have declined substantially, and the homicide rate has remained roughly stable for around thirty years (cite). It is true that the types of assaults which are the subject of the current moral panic (i.e. drunken fights in nightspots) have declined in recent years, and in any case only make up a small proportion of the total number of assaults.

    Of course, the increase in assaults may not be entirely due to an actual increase in violence – other factors, such as an increase in the reporting rate of domestic assaults, for example, may account for some or even most of the recorded increase.

  2. hi Megan
    the high prices set for grog in the clubs is why they load up for cheap at home before going out and arriving drunk. there’s a name for it – pre-loading? but after they get drunk at home they go to town because, we’re told, they don’t try hard enough and sleep in at home all day … -a.v.

  3. hi Fran Barlow
    “authenticity” , “manufactured consent” , “imagined community”.

    they hear their focus groups (or not) and they make commercial & artistic decisions that place considerable resources behind the manufacture & propagation, to an ethnically diverse community, of images depicting itself as a community that is all white.

    they do not challenge the racism they find they, they molly cuddle it, they fuel it.

    they are the moral equivalent of midsomer murders and should hang their collective head in shame.

    they get to use advertising expenses to write down their taxable income the difference of which is made up by we the taxpayers and they call it free to air.

    i would have thought from this lurk at least they have responsibility to us to not make our place worse by humoring racists for commercial gain.

    whether they need to have a davos for advertisers to get it right or simply agree some quotas amongst themselves, they are presently doing nothing but fanning fires. -a.v.

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