Razer's Class Warfare

Apr 17, 2018

Razer: how to tell the baddies from the goodies in this Syria nightmare

Who are the baddies? Who are the goodies? Are there any goodies at all in this horrifying locus in which even allies clash?

Helen Razer — Writer and broadcaster

Helen Razer

Writer and broadcaster

It's not goodies versus baddies – it's baddies versus baddies.” There’s been so little of value uttered by Tony Abbott, let’s give the guy his due. Of the war in Syria, Australia’s then Opposition Leader said he’d prefer a political solution to a military one; that to offer military support to either “baddy” would be foolish.  

PM Kevin Rudd countered, “the last time I used the term goodies and baddies ... I was playing cowboys and Indians in the backyard,” Kevin might have done well not to scold others for childish language, having used the term “rat fuck” in the reportedly recent past.

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