No shortage of knuckleheads
Plenty of candidates for my list of Australians who should just shut up
IF women are supposed to be the masters of multi- tasking, I must be a man.
After a fairly lengthy columnwriting hiatus due to alternative commitments working behind the scenes to deliver your Weekend Bulletin, I have returned to the opinion pages to ensure your morning coffee will taste a little more bitter.
And bitter I am, with an array of ignoramuses who unfortunately have been blessed with the right to call Australia home.
Bernard Tomic wasn’t going to come into this, but I was just distracted by his smug mug on TV.
Note to Bernie: You may be able to play tennis OK, and get paid a motza for it, but that does not make you above the law.
You acted like an entitled little twerp with your drink- driving and speeding in your swish car on the Gold Coast, and have now backed it up by being a complete idiot in a US hotel, refusing to turn down your music and then refusing to leave when evicted. The Yanks don’t give a stuff about this Aussie ratbag — let’s hope that is reflected in court.
Next on the hit list would have to be the five “Peace Pilgrims”, as they call themselves, who have trespassed onto army training land at Shoalwater Bay near Rockhampton during exercise Talisman Sabre.
Apparently, their aim was to peacefully protest against Australia’s alliance with the US, which they perceive as detrimental to our country as we will end up involved in America’s wars.
Perhaps we might, but who would they rather as allies? Russia?
Or maybe we should team up with the Indonesians. Their government seems to be completely rational and just.
If they reckon Australia would be better off without the US as close military allies, they must be as stupid as people who would even consider hiding in the bushes during an army exercise with soldiers firing live ammo. Oh ... wait ... Which brings me to the simpletons closer to home, being the Townsville residents who have organised and will participate in today’s Reclaim Australia rally.
There is fear in the broader community regarding extremists infiltrating our country, and the Sydney siege showed that we are not immune to the horror occurring across the globe.
But if they reckon isolating an entire section of our community, largely being Muslims or followers of Islam, is going to bring peace, they are about as smart as our aforementioned peaceful protesters.
And the people planning this gathering must know it.
Any event which requires organisers to request that no “neoNazis” or “white supremacists” attend so as not to be perceived as a pack of irrational bigots should probably not go ahead.
One of the beauties of living in Australia is that our society embraces the right to free speech. Regardless, there are times when some people should just shut up.
Happy to have me back?