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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 10. July 19, 1957

Wild Tongues

Wild Tongues

Some self-styled "Christians" are very funny to watch. The two people who answered the article enjoining Christians to "take their coats off" seemed to be embarrassed at the prospect of a state so close to their native nakedness. Their list of suggestions as to what they should be doing (if anything) has some intentional and some unintentional wit. Only ten lines separated a scorching indictment of racism in New Zealand from a supposedly humorous quotation from Russell about a "Chinaman", in the style of English which racists allege "Chinamen" use!

As Chesterton parodied the well-intentioned nonsense of Kipling:

"Drunk with sight of power and blind Even as you bowed your head in awe You kicked up both your heels behind At 'lesser breeds without the law.'"

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