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Howard attacks left intelligentsia
The Australian ^ | 10/4/06

Posted on 10/03/2006 6:51:52 PM PDT by bnelson44

PRIME Minister John Howard has launched a scathing attack on Australia's left-wing intelligentsia, questioning its loyalty to the nation over the past decades.

In a speech delivered last night for the 50th anniversary of the conservative magazine Quadrant, Mr Howard said the left had a history of denigrating the nation and was now doing the same with the war in Iraq, describing Islamic terrorism as the new tyranny.

He said Australian universities were still breeding leftists and described pro-communists of decades past as “ideological barrackers for regimes of oppression opposed to Australia and its interests”, Fairfax reports today.

Mr Howard said the left was wrong in its view that the Cold War was an equal struggle between the ideologies of the United States and the Soviet Union.

“It became the height of intellectual sophistication to believe that people in the West were no less oppressed than people under the yoke of communist dictatorship,” Mr Howard said in his speech.

Mr Howard praised Quadrant for its record of countering “stultifying orthodoxies and dangerous utopias that have, at times, gripped the Western intelligentsia”.

(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: australia; australian; howard; johnhoward; universities

1 posted on 10/03/2006 6:51:53 PM PDT by bnelson44
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To: bnelson44

Howard continues to be a badly needed breath of fresh air.


2 posted on 10/03/2006 6:55:40 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: bnelson44

Hear, hear!


3 posted on 10/03/2006 6:56:48 PM PDT by unkus
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To: bnelson44

Man, I dig this dude!


4 posted on 10/03/2006 6:58:02 PM PDT by Mr. Buzzcut (metal god ... visit The Ponderosa .... www.vandelay.com ... DEATH BEFORE DHIMMITUDE)
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To: bnelson44

I wish I could vote for John Howard, instead of John Warner.


5 posted on 10/03/2006 7:00:42 PM PDT by Albert Barr (.)(.)
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To: bnelson44

mr howard, please immigrate to the usa and run for president


6 posted on 10/03/2006 7:03:25 PM PDT by LC HOGHEAD ("Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things evil and inhumANE)
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To: bnelson44

Every time I rerad something about Howard, I like and respect him more! The West needs more leaders like him!


7 posted on 10/03/2006 7:05:13 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: bnelson44
Australian American universities were
still breeding leftists and described pro-communists of
decades past as “ideological barrackers for regimes of
oppression opposed to Australia America
and its interests

Seems we share the same problems.

When is America going to wake up and realize that our
higher educational systems are being used to destroy us?
Seems Mr Howard gets it.
8 posted on 10/03/2006 7:06:35 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: sageb1

Where is our John Howard?


9 posted on 10/03/2006 7:17:38 PM PDT by frankiep (I respect Islamofacists more than the American left - at least they ADMIT that they hate the US.)
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To: frankiep
"Where is our John Howard?"

Hiding out somewhere because it's too scary out there....

Best we can do is (1) hope, and (2) thank God there is at least one Howard out there, somewhere, not here, but somewhere...

10 posted on 10/03/2006 7:22:11 PM PDT by norton
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To: bnelson44

Spot on!


11 posted on 10/03/2006 7:29:46 PM PDT by FFIGHTER (Character Matters!)
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To: bnelson44

btw...for those not Australian...when you barrack for something it means cheering on like a sports team


12 posted on 10/03/2006 7:33:44 PM PDT by xp38
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To: bnelson44

Ok great, now I've got a place to move to when US society falls apart.


13 posted on 10/03/2006 7:38:44 PM PDT by Shion (Bring Back John Galt)
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To: sageb1

I think we have found our Republican 2008 candidate.

It would be a step up in countries.

He would plow through the garbage in Washington like a bulldozer through butter.

And he would get a better house.

Can we make the suggestion?


14 posted on 10/03/2006 7:39:36 PM PDT by Chickensoup (If you don't go to the holy war, the holy war will come to you.)
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To: xp38

Well, I guess we're barracking for Howard.


15 posted on 10/03/2006 7:40:05 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: bnelson44

It's refreshing to hear a conservative politician speak out honestly.

Leftists in this country don't hesitate to attack their enemies, but somehow or other Republicans just don't seem to think it's polite.


16 posted on 10/03/2006 7:46:17 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: bnelson44

"He said Australian universities were still breeding leftists and described pro-communists of decades past as “ideological barrackers for regimes of oppression opposed to Australia and its interests”, Fairfax reports today."

Think an American leader would have the stones to say this? Not likely.


17 posted on 10/03/2006 7:51:21 PM PDT by dljordan
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To: everyone

Outstanding. Truly wonderful.

If only our president could make ONE speech like this.


18 posted on 10/03/2006 8:37:35 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charlie the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: bnelson44

Thanks for posting. Hooray John Howard!


19 posted on 10/03/2006 9:14:18 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: bnelson44

Wow. Send that man a ticket to the U. S. of A.


20 posted on 10/03/2006 9:42:30 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: DaveTesla

We were aware of the subversive strategy in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, but by the 1960s gave up caring and now the infiltration is complete.

Now that liberal intellectuals ARE the establishment, they don't want us to question authority anymore.


21 posted on 10/03/2006 9:42:32 PM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: bnelson44

The proper spelling is "antilligentsia".


22 posted on 10/03/2006 11:18:37 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: bnelson44; Fred Nerks
Mr Howard said the left was wrong...Ping!
23 posted on 10/03/2006 11:21:06 PM PDT by jan in Colorado ("Show me what Mohamed brought that was new & you 'll find only evil and inhuman")
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To: bnelson44; sageb1; unkus; Mr. Buzzcut; Albert Barr; LC HOGHEAD; Rummyfan; DaveTesla; frankiep; ...
Transcript of the Prime Minister's entire speech

Good speech.

24 posted on 10/04/2006 5:02:27 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: xp38; bnelson44

<< btw...for those not Australian...when you barrack for something it means cheering on like a sports team >>

Just as when an Aussie roots for the same team she likely has trouble walking for about a week.


25 posted on 10/04/2006 6:32:46 AM PDT by Brian Allen ("Moral issues are always terribly complex, for someone without principles." - G K Chesterton)
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To: bnelson44; Byron_the_Aussie; Aussie Dasher; Dundee; shaggy eel; naturalman1975

Warts, economics illiteracy, gun-grabbing and all, I love John Howard.

And thank God for him!


26 posted on 10/04/2006 6:39:42 AM PDT by Brian Allen ("Moral issues are always terribly complex, for someone without principles." - G K Chesterton)
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To: Chickensoup

A better house????

The Prime Minister's Sydney residence is a homestead overlooking Sydney Harbour!

I've been to the White House and, with due respect, I'd take Kirribilli House any day.


27 posted on 10/04/2006 6:45:53 AM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

I'd take Kirribilli House any day.


Yeah, but it is in SIDNEY.


28 posted on 10/04/2006 7:55:31 AM PDT by Chickensoup (If you don't go to the holy war, the holy war will come to you.)
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To: bnelson44

Right on! bump.

Wish we had more/some like him, here.


29 posted on 10/04/2006 7:56:38 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: Chickensoup; Aussie Dasher

Ever been to Sydney? It has been almost 20 years, but from what I can tell, from our 10 day visit that my wife won on a game show, Sydney ROCKS! Just a great town.


30 posted on 10/04/2006 7:58:40 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: bnelson44

I wish we someone like John Howard here--not afraid to say things that would upset the 'politically correct' crowd.


31 posted on 10/04/2006 8:03:17 AM PDT by stockstrader (“Where government advances–and it ADVANCES RELENTLESSLY-freedom is imperiled”-Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: FreedomPoster

Friends who lived there 25 years ago who went back recently said that it is much different now.


32 posted on 10/04/2006 2:24:15 PM PDT by Chickensoup (If you don't go to the holy war, the holy war will come to you.)
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To: bnelson44
"Mr Howard said the left was wrong in its view that the Cold War was an equal struggle between the ideologies of the United States and the Soviet Union."

The left is insane.
Did equal struggles between the ideologies leave 20 million
citizens dead from forced labor camps in the United States?

To this day I swear the left only wishes they had the
power to enslave and murder all that will not submit to them.

That is the only reason they love the marxist dictators so. There jealous.

Say, has Mike Wallace and Ahmadinejad gotten a room yet?
33 posted on 10/04/2006 8:39:36 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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