January 9, 2007

Conferences more dangerous than terrorists

Notwithstanding the personal and community multitude of damage wrought by terrorists (emotional, social, economic, etc), it’s the thinking, done in the privacy of one’s own mind, such that sits behind this conference, that lays the path for a very long term struggle, and need for vigilance, not equivocation. This conference puts the issue of hair gets and eye drops on planes into its more rightful perspective.

Update: The Bankstown City Council has now banned this conference.

"Bankstown City Council says one of the group's speakers made hateful comments about women and challenged the authority of the Australian Government at a previous event at Bankstown Town Hall."

1 comment:

  1. In case anyone is wondering: I much prefer that this conference is held and its purpose known, than to have it banned, or under cover.

    Given the formality of a conference, it would be difficult for anyone to pretend they didn’t know or didn’t understand the purpose and goals of some groups. There is no ambiguity here. The agenda is not hidden behind a thousand kitchen doors, over which people can argue that “it’s not what it looks like”, or “you’ve got it all wrong”.

    Yes, I prefer the clarity of a nice big conference.

    No one gets to say they weren’t told or that the message was unclear.