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Not what I thought it was,
This review is from: Londonistan: How Britain Has Created a Terror State Within (Paperback)I had planned on visiting Londonistan for a fishing holiday last year but sadly I found my attempts thwarted due to the lack of available information on the town - I've not even been able to locate it on a British map! It goes without saying that whoever is in charge of the Londonistan Tourist Board should be sacked immediately.
With this in mind, I'd hoped that Ms. Phillips' book might shed some light on the history and culture of the place - alas it appears instead to be some sort of far-fetched science fiction novel, a 'parallel universe'-type tale narrated by a robot that has been programmed badly and gone mad. However I did enjoy the robot character's rants against the concept of human rights - I quite fancy giving mine up, just for fun.
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Initial post: 2 Mar 2010 11:12:14 GMT
Gavin Wright: a bit naughty, really, but quite amusing!
Posted on 27 Jul 2010 15:57:07 BDT
Put Down The Duckie says:
The one thing that fanatics can't abide is being laughed at.As Philips has gone out of her way to turn herself into a laughing stock,perhaps humour is the best way of arguing against her and her ilk.
Posted on 29 Oct 2010 05:19:00 BDT
She's not a robot, she's a freak!
Posted on 14 Dec 2010 13:47:37 GMT
Mr. Daniel J. Heslop says:
Hmmm, amusing-(ish) but I cannot help wondering whether your resorting to mockery might indicate the lack of a cogent refutation of her arguments?
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2011 13:48:35 GMT
Last edited by the author on 25 Aug 2013 00:15:31 BDT
Legal Vampire says:
In reply to Pygmy Twylyte [now renamed 'Put Down the Duckie]' s comment above "The one thing that fanatics can't abide is being laughed at" this is indeed very true, as shown by the affairs of the Danish cartoons of Mohammed and Salman Rushdie's 'Satanic Verses' book.
However, if Melanie Philips is your idea of a 'fanatic' who can't abide being laughed at, then try publicly satirising the Koran, Allah and Mohammed in Pakistan or Saudi Arabia, and you may swiftly find out who the real "fanatics who can't abide being laughed at" are.
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Aug 2011 00:10:02 BDT
Kevin Wilson says:
Very true. I actually think Philips is incredibly brave and along with too few others, has been pretty consistent in pointing out that our liberal emperors actually have no clothes. But I can appreciate genuine wit, whether its being used against someone I admire or not, and this piece was quite witty. I guess that means I'm not a fanatic by Pygmy's standards, and few on the Right are. We consider and re-examine our views and can recognise wit and cleverness. It can be almost unifying. However, the real fanatics are those that some on the liberal Left seems to want to appease and make excuses for. I have no idea why.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Oct 2013 07:37:42 BDT
Kevin O'Keefe says:
If Philips is your idea of a 'fanatic' I wonder what adjective you would use to describe a civilian-slaughtering 'terrorist' or sympathiser.
Wishful thinking on your part without doubt.
Rather than make baseless (not to say insulting) claims against her, why not read her book? Or are you afraid she may not be quite the 'fanatical laughing stock' you'd like to imagine?
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