Bigoted Beer Boycotts and Backlashes

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The do-gooders are boycotting Coopers Brewery beers in Australia after the family-owned business created a video with two Liberal MPs, one of whom is openly gay, debating marriage equality over a beer. The problem not being what was said, but the fact that marriage equality was debated at all. In this country any opinion that wavers from the marriage equality line is branded hate speech. A look at Coopers twitter feed will show this is no exaggeration. The activists had a field day, all trying to out virtue signal each other in their disposal of Coopers products. The staff at a gay bar gleefully smashed the bottles one by one. How happy they were to finally be oppressed!

Why must everything we do become political? I was talking to my most leftist acquaintance, a man who talk to for an extended period I require not just beer but hard liquor and psychotropic substances, and he mentioned he only frequents businesses that advertise in the gay papers. Not only did he want to support businesses that support the gay community (they are of course allies, not just grabbing that sweet, sweet pink dollar) but he was concerned about being discriminated against when the topic of him being gay comes up. And for him it will come up. This is a problem I’ve never faced before. I guess I’m just old fashioned in that I keep conversation with my dentist to the weather and sport, not what I stick up my bum.

Now Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is in on the controversy, telling Australian CEOs not to use their positions – and shareholder money- to push social agendas. He has a point. We are becoming like America, where minimum wage retail and hospitality workers just trying to make a living are on the front line of endless boycotts, backlashes, and political posturing.

Yesterday it was time to take a stand against this madness!
I was going to drink a cold Coopers beer and stand up to the leftist bullies!
I don’t actually like Coopers Beer, but this was for freedom!

I went down to the bottle shop in full fight mode, ready to take on anyone who told me I was a hateful bigot for buying this beer, but the store was empty and the cashier semi-conscious. I walked all the way home unchallenged, and with my empty political gesture done for the week, I had nothing else to do. So I necked the four-pack while watching The Real Housewives of Sydney, got very windy and bloated and passed out by 6 pm. I think that puts me about the level of an anti-Trump protest.

 

 

Update on 2017 Predictions

At the start of the year I posted a list of predictions for Australia in 2017. As it turns out, the world is falling apart quicker than I thought. Here’s how some of the predictions are going:

  • Australia’s position in the world:

    Despite a flurry of attention from late-night hosts doing terrible Australian accents after Trump and Turnbull’s phone call, Australia is mostly being ignored on the world stage. Things are so desperate that Turnbull invited Indonesian President Joko Widodo to Australia for the first time and the media hasn’t stopped talking about it for two weeks. Sigh, call me when Australia gets a visit from a Shinzo Abe or higher.

  • Western Australia state election:

    The Liberals might actually pull this off, thanks to an unexpected deal with One Nation. Only three days until we find out if Colin Barnett is going to be given the traditional West Australian politician send off – dropped from a plane into the Pilbara with no supplies so that he can become one with the iron ore. If he emerges from the desert triumphant he is given Western Australia’s highest honour: Mining Consultant.

  • Retail collapses:

    Already this year Australia has seen the collapse of clothing retailers Herringbone, Rhodes & Beckett, Marcs and David Lawrence. Allphones also went bye-bye, thus depriving us of the only place to buy a decent phone charger after 5 pm. Amazon is expected to launch in Australia by the end of the year, cutting a scythe through local retailers. This could be a wake-up call to the government that an environment where commercial and residential rents keep rising but wages stay the same is going to end poorly for everyone, but I don’t expect them to do much of anything…about anything.

  • Obama’s legacy:

    His web of lies and surveillance is quickly unravelling. It’s beautiful. I predict no more smarmy water skiing photos after his full corruption is exposed to the American people.

  • Has Cory Bernardi released a nude calendar to fund his new party?

    No, but a boy can dream.

  • Is Turnbull still Prime Minister?

    Let’s check on that in a few days.

 

Gender Biased Traffic Lights

Ten traffic light pedestrian figures will be changed to women in Melbourne, with the aim to eventually make 50 percent of pedestrian walk signs into female figures. The stated aim is to ‘reduce unconscious gender bias’.

Says Victorian Minister for Women Fiona Richardson, “There are many small — but symbolically significant — ways that women are excluded from public space”.

For a moment let’s leave aside the fact that this is patronising, a waste of money, ignores real issues women face and only serves to reinforce the view of feminists as nagging harpies. If indeed we all need to be represented in traffic pedestrian signals, lest we collapse into a shrieking mess every time we cross the road, here are some pedestrian – AND VIRTUE! – signalling ideas that truly represent Melbourne:

  • A green female figure with bright pink hair, to represent the feminists.
  • A green female figure that turns red monthly when blood pours from her vagina.
  • A green figure in a burqa, or even a little green ISIS man smashing little green ancient relics.
  • Just a big sign that says “Boycott Israel”.
  • A figure that alternates between a green man and a red woman at random times with no relation to actual traffic conditions that yells at you if you get its pronouns wrong.
  • In a tribute to ‘rape culture’ and today’s undebatable feminists, just a big red signal that says NO MEANS NO and doesn’t let anyone cross the road.
  • A gay man in a sling that alternates between yellow and red depending on what he’s chasing.
  • Green refugees that will not actually live in any Green seats.
  • A big Adam Bandt face, 1984 style.
  • Emma Watson with her tits cut off.

Gosh, when I put it like this, the idea of gender specific traffic lights seems almost ridiculous!

Plebiscite Then

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Why am I leading this post with a photo of Liam Hemsworth? Its not just to bring the thirsty, thirsty gays to this site.

Last Saturday marked the date of what was supposed to be Australia’s same-sex marriage plebiscite. If, instead of arguing over the ‘right’ way to achieve marriage equality, we had toughed it out and gone through with the damn thing, there would be many happy gay couples legally married today.

And I would be married to Liam Hemsworth. The lack of plebiscite is the only thing preventing that…yeah…excuse me while I put on this soiled wedding dress and cry into my Lean Cuisine…

Campus Debate in Australia

Controversy! Controversy! Everyone to your twitter stations! Sky News presenter Ross Cameron made several derogatory comments towards gay people this week at a Q Society fundraiser, and boy is everyone in a tizz. Everyone from the Greens to Cory Bernardi is lining up to attack him. There are two comments the media is focusing on:

  • That the NSW division of the Liberal Party was “basically a gay club”

I do not understand the problem with this comment. Its true! I have made similar statements on this very blog. Gay men are heading to the right. Perhaps the problem is that the screeching classes just don’t wish to admit their role in pushing the biggest group of out homosexuals – white gay men – to the right with their constant calls for privilege checking, white-shaming and binary gender exclusion.

  • That the Sydney Morning Herald should be renamed “The Sydney Morning Homosexual”.

A juvenile comment, akin to shouting “gaaaayy” out a car window, but a succinct appraisal of the SMH’s biases.

Cartoonist Larry Pickering got in on the action, stating:

  • That he “can’t stand Muslims, but they are not all bad, they do chuck pillow-biters off buildings.”

A hideous comment that I find offensive. But not personally offensive, because that’s a waste of my time and energy. What I find more offensive are the attempts by protesters to shut down the Q Society fundraiser altogether. Unless Ross Cameron and Larry Pickering are inciting violence (and though Pickering gets close, I would argue he is not), they have the right to speak. Freedom of speech is for everyone, not just people who agree with you, or for the inoffensive, or even the mostly coherent.

Victoria University issued an apology for allowing the event to be held on its premises after receiving a letter of protest from students and staff and are reviewing administrative procedures. It appears this protest has nothing to do with the content of the speeches, but rather the goals of Q Society itself. Their stated goals are an end to muslim immigration and halal certification. Neither of these things are basic rights that should be immune from debate and criticism. I fear this victory for campus ‘activists’ is the start of a quick descent into the ‘no-platforming’ policy that has crippled debate at universities in the UK and emboldened the leftists to riot, destroy property and physically attack those they perceive as fascists, that is, everyone, on campuses in the USA.

I hope one day Milo Yiannopoulos comes to Australia so that the hypocrisies and pretensions (how are university Marxist societies still a thing?) of the modern Australian university are laid bare for the mainstream to see. His presence will create serious debate and will mean no more easy victories for those intent on silencing conservative points of view.  It’ll be a riot!

Excuse the bad joke, I’m fasting before Mardi Gras and am quite light headed.

A controversial opinion on Donald Trump

I have a controversial opinion on Donald Trump. It could very well lead to death threats and my fleeing the country in the hold of an unregistered fishing boat, my silverware wrapped in newspaper and shoved up my arse.

Angry progressives will strip me naked in the street and beat me with phone chargers.

But I must remain committed to my core value of free speech even when I know the backlash will be swift and cruel.

Ok, here it is…

I don’t give a fuck.

It’s been one week since Trump took office and already I am exhausted by the endless outrage machine following his every move. I. Just. Don’t. Give. A. Fuck. I refuse to engage.

I’ll still pay attention to the news so I know what’s generally going on, but the endless think pieces, Facebook rants, celebrity tweets and viral late night TV segments? Fuck no. I don’t have the energy to do this for 4 more years. When it gets to the point where his presidency starts to impact on Australia, such as with trade deals and South East Asian shipping lane tax duties (love me some cabotage!), then maybe I check back in.

I’m sick of Australians obsessing over American politics in general, but especially when it doesn’t affect them. Gun rights, abortion, refugee and LGBT policies relevant only to Americans do not deserve our time. One might argue that the US is a world leader and so what they do has a cultural impact everywhere else. My counterpoint to that is that we have enough debate in Australia over our own gun, abortion, refugee and LGBT policies without taking on the burden of a country with a very different culture in regards to those issues. All this does is stop the debate in Australia about policy that actually affects us. Obamacare is not our problem. Get outraged about the soaring health care insurance rates and breaking down of Medicare in Australia.

It’s all the rage among the Brunswick set to protest Trump, all of them falling over each other to have the most hysterical reaction they can, presenting their hurt feelings as political engagement. NO.

Hipsters: Stop protesting something you cannot change and get involved in a way that furthers your chosen discourse in your own country. Australian politics is not as dull as you think, and political parties are always looking for help. Instead of focusing on the other side of the world, start by improving your street. The local council may not be as exciting as Congress, but there you can start to make positive change in your local community. Otherwise, shut the fuck up.

Further reading: I usually feel rather dirty reading The Guardian, but there’s a surprisingly thoughtful article by David Fettling wherein he describes the obsession with US politics among Australian progressives as ‘West Wing Syndrome’ and lays out how this is going to affect Australia’s relationship with Asia:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/27/west-wing-syndrome-is-our-obsession-with-us-politics-doing-us-harm

 

Predictions for 2017

I thought I had more time to run this list before the world started imploding again this year. I was wrong. Thank you, Islamic State and Sussan Ley. So here is a belated list of predictions for 2017

The good:

  • The Liberals lose the March state election in Western Australia. Though I support the Liberal party, there is no way Colin Barnett will step down without being kicked out of office, and he needs to go. The amount of waste, cronyism, corruption and general incompetence from that government is astounding. There is a reckoning to come for those who got greedy during the mining boom and poured the profits into ugly vanity projects (no ones’s looking at you, Elizabeth Quay) or their own pockets. Massive corruption will be exposed on a scale not seen since the Fitzgerald Inquiry.
  • The Federal government will have a rocky year, but Malcolm Turnbull will hang on, if only for the fact that they do not want to risk another leadership spill this soon. Like John Howard, he has an unstable first term complete with travel expenses scandal, but eventually becomes a respected, if not widely loved, leader.
  • Marine Le Pen wins the French election and France finally decides to crack down on that whole ‘people being mowed down in the street’ thing.
  • Brexit is mostly uneventful and living standards in Britain rise for the first time in 8 years. Used as a roadmap to sovereignty for other countries, the collapse of the European Union becomes inevitable. There is much rejoicing.
  • Assad takes back most of Syria. There is much state-mandated rejoicing among the few Syrians not currently collecting unemployment benefits in Germany.

The bad:

  • Australia suffers its first major mass causality terrorist attack from ISIS, most likely in Melbourne on a Jewish or Christian place of worship. This increases One Nation’s voter share. If the terrorist attack occurs before the WA election in March, One Nation becomes a major force in the WA government no matter who wins.
  • There is a series of high profile retailer collapses in Australia due to competition from overseas and reduced consumer spending. Big W will not exist by the end of the year, Target maybe. JB Hi Fi still a thing for some reason.
  • Same-sex marriage in Australia is mostly forgotten.
  • Australia becomes a forgotten wet stain on the mattress between its parents, the USA and China. We will have very little control over the forces that influence our economy and regional security, despite Tony Abbott’s frequent flights over the South China Sea in an F-35A.
  • Islamic terrorist attacks continue across the western world as ISIS retreats from the Middle East and western governments let terrorists back in because of ‘human rights’ or some such nonsense.
  • Merkel is re-elected in Germany due to ineffective opposition and residual WW2 guilt. Regret is instant and hymen-destroying.
  • Obama’s legacy continues to turn to dust, which is good, but he doesn’t stop his snide commentary and the Huff Post runs endless think pieces on his every word. Death is welcomed.

The unknown:

  • Property prices. At this stage, honestly, who the fuck knows.
  • Trump. If he survives the inauguration without being assassinated he could actually be an effective leader. Cities in the US burn regardless as the left and right fight for dominance.

Stock up on canned food and amyl, it’s going to be one hell of a year!