From John Ray's shorter notes
April 10, 2016
Far-Left blindness: Liz Conor
Greenie Liz Conor is a very angry lady. She absolutely pours out vituperation at Westerm society generally and her fellow Australians in particular. And she uses a lot of unusual words, in an apparent attempt to sound learned and profound. Race and racism is her shtick and like all Leftists she has a genius for telling only half the story about that.
She even seems to think it a credit to herself that she is married to a Ceylonese burgher. But although the burghers tend to be brownish, they have a lot of European descent and have largely European characteristics. A burgher lady I knew at one stage was pretty assertive too. They even speak English, mostly. So she hasn't really put her money where her mouth is.
I knew two blonde anti-racist women who did: Barbara M. and Christine A. Both married Aboriginal men and just accepted the limitations that imposed on them -- including syphilis in the case of Christine.
Under the heading "A Little Brown-Eyed Babe Washed Ashore", she is very good at blaming the death of Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi on the wrong people. She completely ignores that fact that he was already dead before he arrived in Europe. But if he was dead before he arrived in Europe how are "we" to blame? Liz seems to think "we" are. She even takes it personally. When she saw a picture of the boy, she found herself "erupting in shame and anger". The fact of the matter is of course that he was one of many victims of Muslim fanaticism. He and his family were driven from their homeland by the incredibly barbarous ISIS.
And Liz OF COURSE does not mention that his family already had refuge in Turkey when they set out. They could have stayed in Turkey in peace if they had wanted to. Their journey was a journey in search of money. They hoped to exploit Western kindness to get a better standard of living. The very risky journey was motivated by greed, nothing else. The father even put the safety of his children at risk to get more money. The death of the boy was a horror but the Western world had nothing to do with it. "We" are not to blame.
The person I grieve most for is the mother. She showed such loving care for her little boy, only to have it all thrown away by a scum father.
I could go on to fill out other incidents that Liz misrepresents but I think you get her typically Leftist strategy of mentioning only those bits that help to fuel her hatred for the rest of us.
But I want to address another one of her articles in the far-Left "New Matilda". She is even critical of the Australian Left's favourite Muslim: Waleed Aly. Aly had an article in "The Australian" that described Australians as "weird" because we are generally unbothered by the fact that there were Aborigines in the country when white men first arrived. The fact that we make extensive welfare provision for them cuts no ice, of course.
I have already pointed out at length that Aly's article is just an extended exercise in fantasy so does Liz think similarly? No. She sees his fantasies as fact. So how has he raised her ire? He did something that is a great unforgivable sin to Leftists, including American Leftists: He praised America! How heinous can you get? The bounder! The cad!
So Liz coped with that by accusing Aly of having ignored the raw deal that American Indians got from white settlers. And there is no doubt that there were real atrocities and betrayals during white settlement of America. But that is all of the past. The past is a different country. The only thing we have any control over is the present. And in the present there is extensive welfare provision and concessions that benefit the American Indians of today.
Like Australian Aborigines, they have big problems with alcohol but to deny them alcohol would be "paternalist" and "authoritarian", would it not?
So Liz is deliberately blind to most of the things she writes about. I guess she hopes that she can deceive a few naive people into sharing her hatreds. She completed her doctorate in Australian cultural history at La Trobe University so she cannot masquerade as simply ill-informed.
She recently wrote an article complaining about her hot flushes. It was pure undiluted rage. She really is one heck of an angry woman. I am glad I have never met her.
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