Left-wingers, beware! You will find Debate and Relate is right-wing dominated. Racism, bigotry and reactionary views abound. The Good News is that the right-wingers there are easily shot down, their arguments are invariably proven to be foolish and naive. Its an amusing thing to watch them running 'round like the proverbial headless chook.
D&R - a place where you can sit down with a coldie or a hot cuppa and hold intelligent discussions with those of worldly knowledge. Then, step into the dark side and face the calamity of the Leftards.
If it's extreme-sports you like, then this is the place for you!
Just choose your weapons, ladies and gentlemen - anything from 'Das Kapital' - to 'Mein Kampf' - to Mao's 'Little Red Book' - and everything in between. (Some here are partial to using Grimm's Fairy Tales as a reference source for proving some of their more outlandish theories and arguments).
But if it's a more genteel and non-combative role that you seek at D&R - then you'll find there's plenty here of a passive and artistic nature that should whet the appetite and please the senses.
Just as there is everything here for the Bold and the Beautiful, there is also plenty of tantalising fare for the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. We here are a very eclectic and somewhat mixed bunch of dysfunctional neurotics - with a few wannabe intellectuals and academics thrown in for good measure.
But also among us there really are those of very creditable intellect, and who consistently demonstrate an abundance of commonsense and unassailable good reasoning in their arguments.
Come here as sheep in wolves' clothing, or wolves in sheep's clothing, or sheep in sheep's clothing, or wolves in wolves' clothing - you'll no doubt soon find an Australian Kelpie up your arse anyway...
In which case, just bend over and enjoy it. And think of Captain Cook. Or Mother Theresa. Or...
Our debates here mirror the cut-and-thrust of Parliament House, rather than the staid and dull environment of a University Debate hall. So if you're a stuffed shirt lacking in humour, either develop a thick skin, or go elsewhere. We welcome those from across the seas in the spirit of mateship, but take heed: this is an Australian board, and our everyday vernacular will not be watered down to accommodate your particular cultural sensitivity. In other words, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do". And the Romans, in this particular instance, enjoy a bit of blood sport and sledging.
They even made me welcome.
Roxanna-- rabid leftie treehugging socialist
Who are you?
Lurking in shadows, forming your mind from ours.
Is your soul so precious that you would not give of it, for us, but a little?
Pound your flesh. Find your rage. Display it here in ramblings fierce with passion.
We will listen.
Why are you?
Sharing in shadows, affinity and antipathy we cannot know.
We of the Eclectics shimmer and shine, with the lyrical music of ideas.
Join us. Be as we are. Share of yourself with lucid sensibility.
We will listen.
"And I say to you someone will remember us
In time to come" Sappho BC
nom de plume
Debate & Relate:
In between the blind ideological rants,
the juvenile name-calling,
the extended bickering over semantics and the meanings of words,
the egotistical posturing,
the logical fallacies and the distortions of the truth,
something truly meaningful is occasionally said.
So come on and join in today or you might miss it! Heck, you might even be the one that says it!
Debaters beware! Inside you will find such mental stimulation you'll find yourself an emotional hard-on. Inside you will find the topic's of our day, spanning from Muslims to Aboriginals to the entire Parliament. We have fun members with eccentric ways, like asking in every single post "Ego navi novus?" Or referring to themselves in the 3rd person. Welcome to Debate & Relate we guarantee* you'll love it!
*not a guarantee
Welcome to Sacred Ground. Debate & Relate is the site of free thinking debate of important issues of our day. Be it multiculturalism, politics or Indigenous Affairs you will find it here. Our spirit, like our mind, fills this place with wonder and knowledge. If you can not find what you are looking for, wait a while and you shall find it. Debate & Relate is more then a site, it's a home. May your ancestors watch over you, keen debaters.
1940 - 2008
Hey, Carly Simon. Thanks for writing that song about us.
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