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October 19, 2021

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 19 October, 2021

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Truth

The truth doesn’t mind being questioned. A lie does. Margot Hays, Bangalow

Byron cycling

Somewhere there is a book of rules for cycling in Byron, but I haven’t had any luck getting hold...

The 29th annual Ernies a shocking look at misogyny

Has lockdown made misogyny worse? We could find out tomorrow when the 29th Annual Ernies Awards for sexist remarks give out their gongs

Fence sitter

Fence sitters, when given a tickle, will generally tumble off on the side of self-interest. So it’s interesting to...

COVID-19 update in Northern NSW

From 8 pm yesterday, 12 new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Northern NSW. Nine cases have been identified...

Cartoon of the week – 13 October, 2021

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Art Burroughes, Mullumbimby

Regarding my article Conspiracy in the Pub becomes talking point (Echo, 20 January). How can we avoid falling foul of the growing tsunami of psychologically-weaponised disinformation, without resorting to censorship and de-platforming?

I value and celebrate our community, The Echo, and those debating this critical challenge of our age, whatever their viewpoints – contributing to solutions grounded in truth, compassion, justice and sustainability.

In my article the diagnosis of ‘malignant narcissist’ was quoted from The Cult of Trump: A Leading Cult Expert Explains How the President Uses Mind Control, by ex-moonie, Steven Hassan. It is not a moral judgment. The Echo online provides further article citations. Also a correction: Propaganda, not Engineering Consent, was published in 1928, thanks Jason!


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