“Dreamtime” by Phillip Adams in the Weekend Australian is a classic.
I don’t agree with Adams on some issues. I agree with him on much more, even though I come from a much more conservative viewpoint than he does.
More than most journalists in Australia today, I think he has earned the right to be heard and respected.
Phillip Adams has a heart as big as Uluru. He writes with a compassion and wit that can’t be denied, but without any soppy sentimentalism. Like a loyal friend, he never tells you what you want to hear – he tells you the truth as he sees it.
Give us more people with this sort of integrity. I don’t care if you disagree with me about something – just tell me the bloody truth. I’ll respect you for it, and always will listen to what you have to say.
Spin doctors, and propagandists deserve the skepticism they receive. If you want that sort of tripe, watch Fox, listen to Laws or Jones, or some of the other cold leftovers they serve up on talk back radio. Like candy for the mind, it will rot your brain.
But if you want to work a bit harder, read Phillip Adams. He won’t dish up policies from thinktanks. He’ll just talk to you straight from his heart.
Phillip, thanks for sharing your dream this weekend. We’d be lucky if even half of it came true. I’m sure we could negotiate which half 🙂