Be Excellent To Each Other!

John Howard has had a revelation: If people were nicer, less bad stuff would happen…

LEARNING better manners could help curb violence in the community and counter Australians’ feeling that the suburbs were no longer safe, Prime Minister John Howard said yesterday.

He said he believed that if Australians worked on fixing the small things, like being civil and polite to each other, bigger attitudinal changes would follow.

“Some Dickhead” has a more “academic” explanation:

Curtin University professor of cultural studies Jon Stratton said the real cause of rising violence was a decrease in egalitarianism, shown in harsh attitudes to asylum seekers and an emphasis on individuals and corporations rather than the community.

I wonder how many years of publically funded education it takes to be able to come up with bullshit like that…

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