As the dust settles after Gladys Berejiklian’s resignation and what is reported to be the imminent elevation of Dominic Perrottet to the post of NSW premier, Australia’s newsroom hacks thought they heard the faint tinkle of sanctus bells and made like Pavlov’s dogs, slobbering hints and imputations about the danger of having a leader who is not only a Catholic but a conservative Catholic to boot.
And put the boot in they surely did and will, Catholicism being, as Tony Abbot found and William F. Buckley observed, the last socially acceptable target for prejudice. Predictably, Their ABC immediately centred the papist premier-to-be in its crosshairs, even dragging in Perrottet’s school years:
…as a child he attended the Roman Catholic school Redfield College in Dural, which is run by Opus Dei priests.
The Opus Dei sect has been tied to secretive dealings, along with aggressive recruitment methods and accusations of elitism and misogyny.
Yumi Stynes whom I had never seen or heard of before her reported clash with veteran television personality Kerry-Anne Kennerley on Studio 10 last Monday accused Kennerley of racism because Kennerley said: ‘OK, the 5000 people who went through the streets making their points known, saying how inappropriate [Australia] day is. Has any single one of those people been out to the outback, where children, babies, five-year-olds are being raped? Their mothers are being raped, their sisters are being raped. They get no education. What have you done?’
Kennerley only repeated what Jacinta Price and Warren Mundine have often said of the terrible circumstances in some Aboriginal communities and the lack of action, precisely by those who blow their mouth off hardest about Aboriginal disadvantage. I refer to my previous comment about Jacinta Price.
The tennis world was eager to see how young Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas would fare against aging Spanish champion Rafael Nadal. There seemed to be a wish that Tsitsipas would prevail over the Spanish bull. Wishful thinking, indeed. Nadal gored the young Greek. But it was not the anticipated clash that drew my attention in the first place.
Once again, television news reports showed crowds of Greek supporters draped in Greek colours loudly proclaiming in Australian accents their support for Tsitsipas . If you speak with an Australian accent, you have grown up in Australia. The Greek case of Australians identifying with another nation and culture is not the only one.
No one should miss Jennifer Oriel’s commentaries in the Australian. Here’s her latest 5 Nov 2018. It’s too important to remain behind a paywall.
FIRE-BREATHING SISTERS JUST TRUMP THEIR OWN GENDER Stupid, brainless and servile. It’s how the American sisterhood describes women who vote Republican. Ahead of the US mid-term elections, left-wing sexism has reached fever pitch. While claiming to support women’s right to vote, the Left has subjected women who vote right to dehumanisation, public shaming and misogyny. White women are bearing the brunt of the Left’s hate speech as desperate Democrats try to coerce conformity among female freethinkers.
Shortly after the 2016 US election, pundits revealed a shocking truth: millions of women had voted freely, and had freely chosen Donald Trump for president. Exit polls revealed white women were the culprits. Supposed progressives responded with vile speech about Republican women the content of which rivalled the sexist diatribes 19th-century men used to silence the suffragettes. Like the suffragettes, women who vote conservative are deemed too stupid to vote rationally.