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Evil-doers and Do-gooders – “Recollections of a Bleeding Heart” – Don Watson

March 12th, 2012 · No Comments · Australian Labor Party, Campaigning, Electoralism, Means and Ends, Politics, Progressive Politics

Deep in Keating’s mind resided a belief that the worst things happen not because of what the villains do, but what the non-villains fail to do to stop them. The villains, after all, are a given, like snakes and wolves and stinging nettles. They lurk in nature. That is one reason why idealists, moralists and liberals so often found Keating distasteful: he was not disposed to see such a very great distinction between evil-doers and do-gooders.

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