disagreeing over division.
I have just begun reading Raimond Gaita's Quarterly Essay (from last year, I know) entitled, Breach of Trust: Truth, Morality and Politics.
On page 3 he makes the statement that;
“Australia is not a country where large numbers of people are politically and morally incomprehensible to one another.”My impression is the opposite - I find the majority of Australia politically and morally incomprehenible. I do not get how a lot of Australia thinks. I have no idea how they can reach the political conclusions they have.*
The only way in which I can see Gaita's statement can be
true is that I am not a member of a large group of Australians. Which is both disturbing and reassuring at the same time.
Anyway, we will see what Gaita has to say on the matter...
* I often think about this question when in large groups of people, or on public transport. And it just makes me think, WTF?? It is quite likely that (notwithstanding selective bias) fifty per cent of the people in the room/train/tram/pub/workplace actively cast their vote last october in suppport of John Howard.