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: John Birmingham: Righteous lefties lose out on the laughs >

``For a long time there has been a dreadful predictability of thinking on the Left, a lack of originality that means a thousand monkeys hammering away at a thousand typewriters could very quickly produce a whole issue  of Green Left Weekly without even stopping for an expensive banana. The reflexive anti-Americanism is probably a Vietnam War era relic, but what's new, and nearly as debilitating, is the lack of any sense of proportion or humour. It is possible to make a case in favour of prosecuting the war against al-Qa'ida and its franchises while arguing that Bush and his cohorts have comprehensively bungled the conflict from day one.''
ND comments:While his claimed gripe is that the ``left'' has no humour, clearly the lack of ``originality'' he is concerned about is our failure to climb on board the right-wing juggernaut.

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