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Regarding the Turning Point Talks, I am a middle-of-the-road citizen who doesn’t seem to be able to please either the left or the right adequately, as I find both points of view have their pluses and minuses.

The Max Igan talk was definitely invigorating and gave me the opportunity to practise staying free of judgement, as some of it was pretty far out there for me.

Nonetheless, as with every Turning Point Talk that I have attended, and will continue to attend, the speaker presented a point of view that I do not have to deem as truth or untruth, or dangerous or benign. I chose, and will continue to choose, to hear and witness a segment of our Australian and world/global population that has a point of view that might be different than mine. Hopefully, if I do my part, I will get to know myself better through the process.

Through commentary here in The Echo though, I did do some research (fact checking?) and found blatant falsehoods. Our local Turning Point Talks are in no way affiliated with the Turning Point US or UK that a previous commentator equated. Further, I found that Politics In The Pub is an event that originated in Sydney, and that Mullumbimby cannot lay claim to its origin nor definition.

 


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