Only in open dialogue is there any hope that truth can be discovered

Discovered last night – either from the Bolt Report or The Outsiders – that Ann Coulter will be coming to Australia.

Therefore immediately bought tickets. But what is the venue, you might ask? This is what it said on the receipt.

Venue: Venue address will be announced by email on the day of the event.

If everything they say is nonsense, let them say it and discredit themselves. But perhaps it’s not nonsense, then how will you know?

The point is that one way or the other, only in open dialogue is there any hope that the truth can be discovered.

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25 Responses to Only in open dialogue is there any hope that truth can be discovered

  1. Roger

    Steve, the Left are into Hegelian dialectic, not Socratic dialogue.

  2. Confused Old Misfit

    And how in Hell do you have an “open dialogue” in a country where the enforcement of law is so degraded that a speaker cannot announce their venue openly?

  3. Mother Lode

    that Ann Coulter will be coming to Australia.

    Ha!

    Our progressives will have almost no knowledge of her – just a name they sometimes see when cribbing NYT articles.

    They will at once have the need to denounce her as loudly and throatily as they can – while not really having any idea what she has done.

    I suppose they can all just agree to call her a ‘racist’ and a ‘fascist’.

    The old standbys have spared the left all sorts of inconvenience by letting them shout when they have nothing to say.

  4. stackja

    Leftists don’t want the truth.

  5. Venue address will be announced by email on the day of the event.

    Much as I want to attend these events I refuse to when they pull this “secret venue” crap. It’s a logistical nightmare and the left will find out where it is anyway by simply buying one bloody ticket.

    And don’t start posting shit about safety and threats and boycotts. That we let these filthy, vile, fascist Socialist Scum to dictate our lives is pathetic beyond belief. Either start fighting back or go and get in the bloody cattle car. Evil is empowered by cowardice.

  6. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    That we let these filthy, vile, fascist Socialist Scum to dictate our lives is pathetic beyond belief. Either start fighting back or go and get in the bloody cattle car. Evil is empowered by cowardice.

    Well said.

  7. jupes

    They will at once have the need to denounce her as loudly and throatily as they can – while not really having any idea what she has done.

    Let’s hope Kochie has a crack at her on live tele like he did to Milo last time he was here.

    That interview was strangely cut short if I recall correctly.

  8. Oh come on

    Australia truly is treasure island for these prominent conservative/right of centre commentators. They’re flocking here by the bushel. Tommy Robinson recently teased that he’d be heading over soon.

    Says something about the standard of our own pundits, if nothing else.

  9. stackja

    OCO – Leftists use laws to silence Australian pundits. Leftists use threats against overseas pundits.

  10. I suspect the last day venue announcement isn’t about the safety of attendees, it’s about the safety of the venue and its staff.
    Sure they know fascist socialists can find out the venue just by buying a ticket, but by withholding the info until the last, the fascists don’t get to threaten and harass the venue owners and staff.

  11. Tintarella di Luna

    David Leyonhjelm should invite Ann as his guest like he did for Milo — what a hoot went down to see Milo at that event, it was fantastic just to see him look down on those that practise j’ism and give them a bit of schooling.

  12. .

    Great idea, Tinta.

    That Milo thing is still a great watch in current year.

  13. 2dogs

    Only in open dialogue is there any hope that truth can be discovered

    No, testing works, too. In fact, it works better.

  14. Zatara

    Either start fighting back or go and get in the bloody cattle car.

    Truly words to live by.

  15. Craig

    I’ve bought a ticket and ready to punch heads in on the night if I have to.

  16. Tel

    Much as I want to attend these events I refuse to when they pull this “secret venue” crap. It’s a logistical nightmare and the left will find out where it is anyway by simply buying one bloody ticket.

    Require a large deposit from each ticket purchaser to be returned only if they do not reveal the location. Make sure they sign up to say they accept loss of their deposit should they be the cause of any leaks.

    Probably only about 10 or 20 people will buy tickets under those terms so you already have a narrow list. Find every plausible venue in the city and send a different venue address to each ticket holder. Watch where the fascists with bike locks and covered up faces all go and then you have at least one deposit you can keep. Fire off new random venue addresses to all the remaining ticket holders for a second round in case there’s any troublemakers left. Then on the third round, refund the remaining deposits and send the real address to the people who don’t suck.

  17. mh

    I thought the Gold Coast VIP cruise looked good, then I checked out the ticket price … $999.

  18. mh

    I hope Milo and Ann give Bolt a wide berth.

    He’s such a bore.

  19. Adrien

    Well considering their countries are way more fucked up than ours and that they’re shallow, amoral ,narcissitic pgs.. well no But then you are King Dickhead aren’t you Kates.

  20. Mundi

    The problem isn’t the protesters – it’s the venue’s.

    They don’t like a one off event bringing bad publicity – they will cancel the booking as soon as a few leftards get ABC complaint airtime.

    And if the booking is cancelled the government will cancel the VISAs.
    Even if one booking is cancelled out of a tour they can cancel the visa as the info to obtain it is now wrong.

  21. duncanm

    Probably only about 10 or 20 people will buy tickets under those terms so you already have a narrow list. Find every plausible venue in the city and send a different venue address to each ticket holder. Watch where the fascists with bike locks and covered up faces all go and then you have at least one deposit you can keep. Fire off new random venue addresses to all the remaining ticket holders for a second round in case there’s any troublemakers left. Then on the third round, refund the remaining deposits and send the real address to the people who don’t suck.

    Tel – I like your idea.

    Can I suggest a binary search instead;
    – fire off a bunch of venues in round 1, # venues < # tickets, so we have a portion of the tickets suspect if any of the venues receive calls/threats/etc
    – second round – do the same, now we narrow it down more
    – etc.
    – then hold the event in the most conspicuous place you can find. The Opera House in Sydney, for example.

    Venue announcements begin a couple of weeks before the event to allow a few days for each round of venue choice to solicit threats from the numpties.

    You only need n venues where 2^n > # tickets

  22. duncanm

    err.. sorry. Maths off. Not binary.

    n^r – r = # rounds.

  23. duncanm

    that wasn’t clear either.. too early in the morning.

    n^r,
    where
    r = # rounds, n = # venues

  24. Muddy

    No, NO, NOOO!
    ‘Truth’ is the poison of those who dare to dream of thinking their own thoughts.
    Crush them, by any means possible. No mercy.

  25. Tel

    You only need n venues where 2^n > # tickets

    Binary search is slow and you need a lot of rounds, and can be defeated if there are several poisoned tickets.

    n^r,
    where r = # rounds, n = # venues

    Yup, bigger “n” means you can have fewer rounds, for a given event, also you can detect quickly when there are multiple poisoned tickets. I can’t see a downside to having large “n” other than the risk of massive implausibility if you start including venues that no one ever goes to.

    Under Australian consumer law, the standard remedy if you screw up and don’t end up running the event at all is refund of the ticket money so there might be scope for occasional fully fake events just to thin out the pool of dodgy buyers. Probably need to get a real lawyer involved if you intend to do that.

    Something to think about, I imagine there are more exotic solutions involving preliminary rounds where small groups of people meet up and exchange some token, in order to advance to the next round. Maybe those games lose their entertainment value after a while. Like a cheesy spy movie.

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