I was referred to this topic because there are allegedly moves to appoint a prominent poofter, Rodney Croome, to be the next Australian of the Year. What has this ‘gay’ activist done to merit such a distinction?
But then many people on the body which decides the prize title do not exactly resemble regular Australians.
Drawn from elitist agit-prop backgrounds, as at least some of them are, it’s not exactly surprising the selection committee chose that whinger Goodes as last year’s luminary. Since then, he has come out with divisive drivel, a case of GOODES setting a BAD example.
During a recent interview with the BBC, the AFL star said some Australian policies had resulted in the suppression of indigenous people and other minorities and called for better education about the country’s history.
He also said children needed to be taught that Australia wasn’t founded by Captain James Cook.
What a simplistic outlook!
Australia is a country, the Commonwealth of Australia, which did not exist prior to its discovery by Cook and his Dutch and Portuguese contemporaries. It was founded by colonists under the auspices of the greatest force for good the world has ever known, the British Empire.
Yes, there was a land-mass there, since time immemorial, but the primitive people who wandered that wilderness would, of course, never have heard the word ‘Australia.’ To deny Cook and other Western explorers due credit for what we today know as Australia is like denying Newton credit for the laws of gravity – they too were always there, but it’s thanks to Newton we have identified them.
The said land-mass was never previously constituted as a political entity. That achievement derived from Cook’s voyages of discovery, during which he FOUND Australia, and established the British Crown’s claim on the territory.
Adam Goodes – what an ingrate! Australian of the Year in 2014, but abused the honour by dissing the country which has given him such an enjoyable life!
“I can use my position to help educate people to see through the things that they’ve been taught growing up,” he said.
Yeah. or better still, help them get their young heads round facts, like the fame and fortune which is there for anyone in the Lucky Country to seek and find – just as he did.
He should spend his every spare moment singing his country’s praises, not whining about his prejudiced take on history.
This year’s Australian of the Year?
I’d suggest firstly Andrew Bolt. That would at least compensate for his victimisation via the anti-free-speech laws that the Government promised to reform but bottled out to appease another sort of disloyal whinger gas-bag.
But another man has been drawn to my attention, a young fellow still, but who speaks in language that normal Aussie folk can identify with.
- Scott Morrison
- The headline today probably made you think I was going to propose Scott Morrison, who is indeed a good guy.
But no, it’s Jason Morrison I’m talking about, a journo, who has a fine record of straight talking.
Here’s an example of what I mean –
INTERVIEW ON CHARLIE HEBDO KILLINGS MORRISON: I’m sorry. I have to interrupt here. I’m sorry I am not going to sit here and listen to people stupidly suggest that the French or the magazine or anyone brought this on themselves. Are you for real? We have a dozen people dead, killed in the name of a religious belief and you are seriously going to even slightly justify this?
COMPERE: I don’t think anyone is justifying anything here.
MORRISON: Well that’s not what I am hearing. I’m hearing this vaguely worded defence that France shouldn’t have done this and Sarkozy said that two years ago, and if they didn’t draw Mohammed then this might not of happened or whatever.
It is obscene and a gutless way of almost saying they all deserved this.
Well if you believe that you are about as bad as the idiot who thinks the pretty girl in the short skirt is asking to be raped so she better watch out.
COMPERE: That’s a ridiculous comparison.
MORRISON: Is it ridiculous? Tell me how?
It’s the “you were asking for it” way of thinking. Your logic is those who drew the pictures should have known better and should have known what the response would be.
Where as I say, if you can’t accept that people have different views to you then maybe the problem is with you if your response is the pull out an AK and go nuts.
COMPERE: Well, the material was designed to offend.
MORRISON: And so what?
A lot of what I’ve heard here today has offended me but if you’re civilised, and I think that’s a major issue with some of the people we are talking about, if you are civilised you just get on with it. We shouldn’t have to have special rules for special people.
COMPERE: No-one is suggesting special rules just an understanding that some things are offensive.
MORRISON: So OK, we can have a bit of fun with the Pope, with Buddha, Jesus Christ on the Cross, The Dalai Lama, The Queen, Barack Obama. Want to add to the list?
But not anything or anyone associated with Muslims. They’re special apparently. And that’s where all this free speech talk I’m hearing falls to bits. If you defend free speech then you defend offensive speech as well. It’s real easy to stand up for the nice stuff but sometime it gets ugly and if you are fair dinkum, as we say in Australia, you stand for all.
Now, I’m not fond of Jesus Christ jokes but if you crack one you shouldn’t fear a few goons showing up with AK47s and shooting everyone in the office dead at their desks.
So please, spare me the justification garbage for these terrorists being upset and just responding to provocation. If you think they are even slightly justified for killing people who drew some pictures then I’m afraid you are over in their column.
COMPERE: OK I take your point but if you deliberately set out to offend there are consequences.
MORRISON: Yes there. People might not buy your magazine or you get nasty letters in the mail from upset people but not a dozen of your workmates dead at their desks, and here we are again talking about consequences.
It’s back to the same argument as the pretty girl in the bar example. If you think she’s asking to be raped you are, in my view, unfit for civilised society. You are uncivilised and maybe that’s something we should be spending a bit of energy on.
For those EXCELLENT words alone, Morrison deserves the title more than quite a few of the names read out by Tony Abbott earlier today!