Friday, October 3, 2014

Schapelle Corby - A reply to Richard Ackland's new dummy spit . . .

Update: Also shared on Facebook here & submitted to the The Saturday Paper as screen grabbed here. Do they have the stomach to publish this reply? Will tell you soon . . .

OMG Richard, how it must pain you to see an ordinary, working class family knock spots off the  corporate hacks, considering your previous vitriol about Schapelle - but (of course), that smearing nastiness was published in the Fairfax press and here's their dishonourable track record.

Via the snide tone of your latest piece (scroll to "Corbys cash in media money pot"), you appear to blame Schapelle's long suffering relatives for seeking justice in relation to the appalling smears against them - and you just can't bring yourself to call her loved one's a "Family" can you? Did the word stick in your throat? Quote . . . Channel Ten is facing actions from clan members Mercedes, Roseleigh, Michael jnr, and half-brother James Kisina, all suing over not so carefully chosen words from Steve Price on The Project. 

Goebbels would be proud of you Richard, well done. You're following a well-worn path, as explained in this paragraph (from an article of mine), published in The Stringer, quote: Language is powerful, language is magic in action, language creates reality and “Labelling” is the propagandist’s chief tool. So hey, don’t bother about that wop, that wog, that nigger, that bogan, they’re not like you, while the words themselves conjure up graphic images of degenerate humanity, people better off dead or marginalised.  But it goes even deeper, seeing someone as “Other” is prerequisite for the most appalling violence against them (hence the trivialisation of the ghastly abuses Schapelle’s endured, which some performers have used as comedic fodder for their gigs), but that’s not enough, it needs an extra dollop of passion.  Where does that come from? It comes from the shadow, it comes from the painful, unacknowledged drives we can’t bear to own, so we project them on to the conveniently labelled victims, the “Sluts,” the “Faggots,” the “Dirty Jews,” the “Filthy Muslims,” and the list goes on.  I don’t even think it’s a conscious process, and it’s the fuel of hate. Hence the first burning times that swept Europe, as innocent women were incinerated or hung as “Witches,” and the second burning times as the Holocaust claimed a generation. The roots are the same, and here I respectfully bow to Willhelm Reich, the political activist and psychoanalyst who explored these powerful themes in his ground breaking book, “The Mass Psychology of Fascism,” as did psychiatrist Frantz Fanon in “The Wretched of the Earth.”

But no worries Richard, I guess you (just like Wendy Harmer), know exactly where your bread is buttered, as I recently explained here.  And one more thing, you forgot something, Channel 9 is also in the legal firing line  . . . Have a good day.