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Letter to The Editor - The Times are on the Nose
to THE AUSTRALIAN
Kevin Donnelly has beautifully summarized the nature of authentic education (‘Wear it Purple Day and other cultural-left moves sending us puce’, 21/8). Yes, it should be impartial and balanced, promote civility, humility, honesty and respect for valid reasoning, provide a fair assessment of our Western European cultural heritage and encourage appreciation of genuine artistic achievements.
The wreckers on the left fear such an approach, because it exposes the falsity of much of what they proclaim and thus frustrates the inner satisfaction they derive from tearing down not just statues but a whole way of fruitful and joyful civilization. Thus, mimicking the protective reflex of the skunk, they pour out a tirade of insults, whereby patriots are denounced as racists or xenophobes and traditionalists are called bigots and reactionaries. The times are on the nose and ripe for another great prophet.
NJ, Belgrave, Vic