Friday, October 28, 2011

Respectful discourse

This photo from Occupy Wall Street made me laugh. It came from Chris Bowers via Lynne Sanders-Braithwaite.  discourse

I also laughed at a comment from Tony: "and the meek shall inherit the earth . . . if that's alright with you."

I couldn't find the story - I heard it in passing via car radio - but apparently a new organisation has been formed to try to bring a degree of real discourse to Australian politics. The argument is that this would improve policy making, as indeed it would. 


Legal Eagle said...

Well I think it would be awesome. I'd like it to be like blogging, where you provide links to what you're writing about, so that people can make up their own minds.

Jim Belshaw said...

That's interesting, LE. Politicians should, indeed, spend more time explaining. from experience, they actually do in small group formats.

Anonymous said...

Just thought this was good writing, with comments mostly following the theme of your post.

Of course, if you disagree violently please feel free to delete this comment.


Jim Belshaw said...

Thanks, kvd, and an apology for another spam trap episode. I did smile.