Censured, not Censored
(Published in the Australian Jewish News) "Melbourne University Publishing should drop this whole disgusting project. If they proceed, I urge the Australian Jewish community, and particularly The Australian Jewish News, to treat it with dignified silence. That is our best response. If, God forbid, it is published, don't give them a dollar. Don't buy the book."That's a rather flexible definition of 'censorship' you're utilising there, Antony. I have no doubt that you'll keep on spruiking your victimhood to all and sundry. I also have no doubt that, in response to criticism from people like myself you'll be smugly thinking, "great - all this flaming is just more publicity for my book." Wrong, pinhead. Not all publicity is good publicity. Sure, you've got the right up in arms with your misleading claims of being the victim of censorship. There are reflexive members of the left who will no doubt respond to that and buy your book just because it's prominently ridiculed by their ideological opponents. Ask yourself, though - are these the kind of readers you want? A bunch of unthinking ideologues? More intelligent and independent-minded leftists and neutrals will avoid buying the book due to your deceptive behaviour, which people like myself are loudly pointing out. If you're willing to grossly mislead anyone who will listen just to publicise your book, what lies and distortions are to be found within the book itself? This logic won't be lost on those with half a brain or more.
So, Ant. Are you trying to fire a shot in the war of ideas or preach to the choir and make a buck? Sounds like the latter to me. Nothing wrong with that. However, it makes you a Mike Moore, not a Karl Marx.