The Rio Norte Line

Waleed Aly, writing in the Sydney Morning Herald, commits an act of common sense so stunning that I all of a sudden want to be Australian – because it appears that there actually is enough of it to go around down under – as opposed to here in the American media.

The last paragraph in this excerpt is spun from pure, golden truth:

No. Let’s start with the fact that so few of the protesters who descended on Sydney’s CBD this weekend seem actually to have seen the film that so gravely offends them. When asked by journalists, they bluntly admit this, one even adding that she refuses to watch something so offensive. It’s almost impressive how cyclical this stupidity is. But it’s also instructive. In fact, this is the key to making sense of something so gobsmackingly senseless. The protesters – at least the ones quoted in news…

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