Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Tips on Oz...

Kate Parker Adams kate@dnki.net
Tue, 10 Dec 2002 21:13:24 -0500


What a wonderful travelogue you have written for us!  I'm going to archive 
it so I can read it again when we eventually get around to exporting 
ourselves for a year or two (much better to live there for a while than try 
to afford time and money for an extended holiday - and since everyone plans 
to visit us, we won't have to leave for the duration!).


At 04:56 PM 12/10/02 -03-30, Mike Blackwood wrote:
>It is interesting to note here that the Europeans always consider
>themselves vastly superior to any other race they encounter, since they
>can lie, cheat, steal, and litigate (marks of a civilized culture, they
>say) - whereas all the Aboriginals can do is happily survive being left
>in the middle of a vast red-hot desert, equipped with a stick.

p.s. When that horridly reductionist and racist "how to be stupid with 
statistics" book known as The Bell Curve came out, I suggested that the 
author be subjected to an Aboriginal IQ test:  strand him in the outback 
and we'll see just how smart he is!