Thursday, May 17, 2018

Can someone de-platform the bigot's perspective?

Lordy, lordy, there's a lot of hate and anger in that one, not to mention a dose of multiple ironies, not least being a Spanish speaker who hates to hear Spanish spoken in public, and a Jew who's happy to label other Jews as fake …

Of course the intertubes was immediately all over it, but the pond only served it up as an introduction to another form of anger and hate … yep, the lizard Oz … and in particular The Mocker …

It seems clear enough that the mocker is in fact just the dog botherer in disguise, and while he purports to be a realist, offering a realist's perspective, he's not a genuine misanthrope wishing a pox on all their houses … 

Mercutio: I am hurt. A plague o' both your houses! I am sped. Is he gone, and hath nothing?

He's pretty much got nothing, this mocker, he's just a bigoted, angry man shouting at sundry passing clouds …swathed in a fair cloud of irony.

So let the shouting begin. Sigh, how did you guess it would be about the ABC, for the squillionth time …

And there's the first clue that the climate denialist mocker is the dog botherer.

It must cut to the quick being called a flat earther, given the dog botherer's impressive scientific credentials, but the segue to Indonesian bombings introduces an altogether different level of irony …

The irony of course springs from the way that the dog botherer was a facilitator, panderer and active participant in the Iraq war, supporting Lord Downer and the Americans, albeit from the comfort of a chair and desk. It was an effort that cost thousands of lives, and saw millions displaced, all on the basis of assorted lies, and whatever the denialists might say, it greatly facilitated the arrival of the fundamentalist Daesh, though the efforts in Afghanistan must also take some fair share of the credit.

It's pretty rich for anyone to worry about whether other countries or people are peaceful, when you have this sort of blood on your hands. Despite the thousands who marched in protest against the war, the war mongers proceeded willy-nilly, and like many of these war mongers, the dog botherer never quite got around to admitting error …

Instead, as the pond notes - as endlessly as the reptiles bash the ABC - we copped this sort of nonsense from the unapologetic dog botherer…

Where have we reached of late in Iraq?

Well The Atlantic recently ran a story about Moqtada al-Sadr, The Man Who Could Shape Iraq's Future, while CNN nervously rubbed its fingers in Iraqi election makes US foe al-Sadre a potential kingmaker

Whatever the ABC's crimes, they don't reach the level of the sort of monumental folly Lord Downer, and in his own modest way, the dog botherer helped unleash in Iraq …

Indeed, indeed, what about questions like: "Are crusading war monger angry, hate-laden reptiles responsible for many of the ills of the world?"

The reptiles continually blather about Orwellian oppression and thought crimes, but to find a real expert in thought crimes, you have to turn to the dog botherer.

Any discussion inevitably involves thought crimes of the worst kind, be it NAPLAN or the most destructive politician of his generation (pipping former Chairman Rudd at the post) ...

Actually that's a pretty fair gloss on what good old George had to say, as here:

Senator Hanson, no, we will not be banning the burqa. Now senator Hanson I am not going to pretend to ignore the stunt that you have tried to pull today by arriving in the chamber dressed in a burqa when we all know that you are not an adherent of the Islamic faith. I would caution you and counsel you senator Hanson, with respect, to be very, very careful of the offence you may do to the religious sensibilities of other Australians. We have about half a million Australians in this country of the Islamic faith and the vast majority of them are law-abiding, good Australians. And senator Hanson it is absolutely consistent with being a good, law-abiding Australian and a strict, adherent Muslim. Now senator Hanson, for the last four years, I have had responsibility, pre-eminently, among the ministers, subject to the Prime Minister, for national security policy. And I can tell you, senator Hanson, that it has been the advice of each Director-General of security with whom I have worked, and each Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police with whom I have worked, that it is vital for their intelligence and law enforcement work that they work cooperatively with the Muslim community. And to ridicule that community, to drive it into a corner, to mock its religious garments is an appalling thing to do and I would ask you to reflect on what you have done.

Good old George? Well that's what the pond's come to, because up against the likes of Cory, the dog botherer and the mocker, George almost seems like a wet kindly old sod.

It takes a particular brand of exceptional bigotry to find some remote shred of usefulness in what Hanson did, and the pond says this as an atheist wishing a pox on all their houses. And yet, people will believe in Santa and the easter bunny, and imagine their variant is the one to guarantee them an after life.

Provided they keep their delusions to themselves, there's no point poking a stick at them ...

Now imagine if one of the good senators had dressed up as a Sister of Perpetual Indulgence, and made a speech having a good old laugh at the Catholics. 

Imagine the yowling of the reptiles in the Catholic Boys' Daily at that indignity …

And so on the pond trudged.

As well as the yowling about ABC bonuses - once the hive mind gets an agitated bee in the bonnet, it can keep buzzing for weeks - the mocker nee dog botherer delivers what can only be called a thought crime against the English language … "rather than obsessing with de-platforming the so-called climate denialists..."

Don't believe the pond? You have to suffer through a final gobbet if you want to concede defeat …

What a fuckwit he is, and so angry and bitter as well, though perhaps being a fuckwit is a contributing cause of the anger …

Fiddle de dee the pond says, as if whatever happens to Planet Aunty is going to be worse than what fuckwits like the Mocker did to Iraq, and are currently conspiring to do to the planet …

As for whether the mocker is the dog botherer or vice versa, the pond cares not a fig. A recently arrived copy of the New Yorker had a cartoon that says all that needs to be said on the matter of identity, though anyone worried about saving the trees can find the cartoon carousel online here ...


  1. "...(pipping former Chairman Rudd at the post)"

    So Chairman Rudd is the second most destructive politician of his generation you reckon, DP. Hmm. I'm not sure I reckon he promised enough in the first place to have been very destructive. Then again, the Muncher didn't really promise anything much at all ... except to keep a lot of policy commitments that he very quickly repudiated.

    Think I'll stick to my reckoning of the Hawke/Keating duopoly being ahead of both of them.

  2. "As well as the yowling about ABC bonuses"

    Ah yes, those indulgent ABC bonuses.

    I wonder if many people remember that many years ago now, when the Public Service Act was basically demolished, all Commonwealth Public Servants went on to a 'flexible' salary arrangement - in particular that PubServe remuneration largely ceased to be a fixed amount (with an annual increment up to the top of the 'salary range' for that level) and became a combination base salary plus bonus structure.

    Wikipedia helps us out with a couple of explanatory points:

    Public service wages were decentralised in 1997, allowing individual APS agencies to negotiate their own pay deals

    Total reward includes base salary, plus benefits such as superannuation and motor vehicles plus bonuses such as performance and retention payments

    [ See: ]

    The point was to be able to (a) reward PubServes for superior performance and (b) penalise PubServes for inferior performance.

    Back in those days, the ABC was largely run according to the Public Service Act, so there's nothing at all out of the ordinary about it paying bonuses.

    Of course, as we'd all quickly realise, the PubServe base+bonus idea didn't work out. Pretty soon, if competent PubServes didn't get their whole bonus every year, they were off to somewhere where they could do better. In short, the 'bonuses' just became a part of the 'base'. So it goes.


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