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Suddenly you're worried about fairness!! I note you don't talk about the fact that both Arthur Gietzelt and Bruce Childs have refuted Aarons' allegations, days ago. See http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/hawke-minister-denies-he-was-secretly-a-communist/story-e6frg6nf-1225888235147 and http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/bruce-childs-denies-communist-claim/story-e6frg6nf-1225888693432. Talk about one-eyed...Barbara
How dare you try this character assassination of some of Australia's greatest public figures of the last half century. Hearsay, insinuations, no facts. How do you sleep at night? Oh, yeah. It's in the public interest. Why don't you accuse them of being pedophiles? Don't go public until you have cold, hard facts. But there aren't any, are there? You're an absolute disgrace.Brownie
For what it is worth, I knew John Wheeldon somewhat (mainly through The Australian and Quadrant) during the last quarter-century of his life. If he was a communist then I must be Britney Spears.Aarons, on the other hand, belonged to a dynasty for which not only Communist Party card-carrying, but the defamation of opponents, was second-nature. (As everyone knows who remembers the Soviet-sponsored campaign in late-1980s, early-1990s Australia against so-called "Nazi war criminals".) It might suit Aarons in 2010 to don the attire of a scholarly historian. But I'll bet he's never forgotten Lenin's justification for mendacity: "Telling the truth is a bourgeois prejudice."
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