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Lighten up! : Comments

By Helen Pringle, published 24/7/2008

We shouldn't have to turn everything into a joke in order to be cool. Letís at least get serious about ourselves in public matters.

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Thank you. Urges to 'lighten up' is a common strategy used to diminish another whose stand sits uncomfortably with the status quo. Ridicule is never a source of amusement. It is,however, influential among those who demonstrate little interest in informing themselves or scratching the surfaces of accepted unchallenged views. In politics distortions work, it seeems.
Posted by jenni, Saturday, 2 August 2008 9:39:49 AM
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