They say you never forget your first time.

Mine was during my Queensland high school years way back in the 1980s, when the local newspaper published a letter in which I pointed out that the author of a previous letter denouncing the commercialisation of Christmas by our culture’s "traditional enemies" was a well-known supporter of the anti-Semitic pseudo-historian David Irving. The following week, some anonymous person posted me a newsletter from the notorious far-right Australian League of Rights.