Alternative Names for Margaret Court Arena

There have been calls to rename Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena after its namesake made homophobic comments. If we must rename it, here are some alternative names that celebrate great Australian women:

Sports Groupies Who Know How to Keep Their Damn Mouths Shut Stadium (co-funded by the NRL integrity unit)

Lynne Postlethwaite Astrodome. Named after this All-Australian:

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Dorothy Dixer Tennis Centre for Easy Serves

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Mercedes Corby-Benz Stadium (Crossover promotion)

Lay-Down Sally Robbins Centre for Sporting Excellence Or At Least Completion

Cocaine Cassie Coliseum

Judy Moran’s Ring

Penny Wong Arena (with a roof that retracts just like her statements defending traditional marriage)

Fuck Off, Ya Fat Mole Leisure Centre (Sunshine West satellite facility only)

Katherine Knight Kourt

In these times of extreme political partisanship and hysterical media bleating, perhaps there is only one woman that all Australians could agree to name the arena after. She united us once and she can do it again. She doesn’t even have a name. She’s just Window Lady:

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The Not Happy Jan Arena. Sums up the world, really.

 

Teaching Transition: Safe Schools Gets Worse

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When I was in primary school I had to get a permission slip signed so that I could learn from a nun about the strange new places I would start growing hair. But now it seems schools in Victoria can help young children change genders without their parents even knowing, as part of the Safe Schools program.

Disturbingly, it took an American, Amanda Prestigiacomo from The Daily Wire, to bring this to public attention (where’s a Daily Tele columnist when you need one, are they all spending the day raking through the ashes of Fairfax?). While the article headline “Australian Schools Say They’ll Facilitate Gender Changes For 6-Year-Olds” is misleading, it does raise serious questions.

The part of the Guide Supporting Student Affirm Transition (GSSAF) that is causing most concern is the following:

  • Assess the support given by a student’s family members or carers, and think through the needs of any siblings, especially those attending the same school. If a student does not have family or carer support for the process, a decision to proceed should be made based on the school’s duty of care for the student’s wellbeing and their level of maturity to make decisions about their needs. It may be possible to consider a student a mature minor and able to make decisions without parental consent. 

This is not about confidentiality or protecting the child from a potentially family situation. A parent would notice if a school follows the GSSAF guide and their child dresses and socialises differently, attends different classes and activities, and oh yeah, has a different name.  Plus the news of a transgender student would instantly do the rounds of the canteen mum set, and once they know, everyone will know.

So the child’s family knows, how does the school assess family support? Do they have family consultations or rely on a mopey tween complaining “my parents don’t understand me”?

Will schools provide help for parents who don’t understand transgenderism or write them of as bigots and deal only with the child? (It’s not the school’s job to educate you!) This would be a horrifying scenario as it would rob the child of potential support during such a vulnerable time.

The leftist mob is pushing the age when children can decide they are transgender younger and younger. What if a parent is fine with their child being transgender but wants to wait until they are older than 6 to start making life-changing choices? Will leftist teachers start reporting these as ‘unsafe homes’?

To be clear, the guide is not suggesting in any way that children should be given any gender changing drugs or surgery. Lord knows schools can’t even give out painkillers these days – there was a very lucrative black market trade in Panadol Menstrual at my high school. But can we trust individual radical teachers not to become empowered by this guide, now implemented in 300 schools across Victoria, and start taking matters into their own hands if they feel the child is not ‘supported’ enough and slip them some ‘special’ pills?

Transgender and gender-questioning children need family input and support for their decisions; not needed is some English Major ‘teaching while they work out what to do in life’ diagnosing and renaming other people’s children.

NB. Alarmingly, on the author list alongside the Marxist Roz Ward is Dani Wright Toussaint, the militant activist who has pushed themselves onto every LGBT group in Perth and has the whole community living in terror of their PC reign. The self-described gender-non-conforming female body person describes themself as being in a ‘same-sex, similar gender relationship’.  I’m old enough to remember when she was just a lesbian. But I suppose Tumblr makes fools of us all.

 

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!

Plebiscite Now

I support same-sex marriage. Or whatever the politically term is today, marriage equality? non-denominational pagantastic melding of the wizard robes? As a conservative, I support anything that strengthens the family unit. Indeed, I hope that one day I have my own legally recognised wedding ceremony, that is, like all gay weddings, barefoot and be-pasteled on a Hawaiian beach, officiated by a linen-suited lesbian. This stock photo is basically the Facebook feed of my late twenties:

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Same-sex marriage needs to become law in Australia as soon as possible. And that means plebiscite.

The idea of a plebiscite makes me sick. I shouldn’t have to vote for my rights, and I don’t want my homophobic grandparents voting on them either. But it needs to be done so that gay families have the stability that they need to thrive. There is all this talk about ‘mental health issues’ that would arise from having a politically funded anti-same sex marriage campaign, but I argue that it is worse to have all this uncertainty surrounding the legal status of marriage, parenting and child access. Anyway, rejecting the plebiscite out of the concern of the mental health of gay people is just a distraction. Since when has the government been concerned about the mental health of gay people? The debate keeps going in circles because it is in none of the major party’s interests to resolve this issue:

 

  • The Greens want to the issue to be dragged out as long as possible as a distraction from how vacuous their other policies are.
  • Labor wants to be able to appear progressive without doing anything that would upset their tradie base’s prime position in Australian cultural discourse.
  • The Liberals want to hold off on the break up of their party as long as possible by doing nothing controversial.

I fear that the momentum for same-sex marriage is already gone and the plebiscite was the last chance for many years to get it done. Chaos is coming. The fracturing of parliament into smaller one-issue parties is going to get worse. Next year may see the emergence of Corey Bernadi’s new conservative party or an extreme right-wing take over of the Liberals. In the worldwide upheaval coming next year, same-sex marriage is going to be completely forgotten.

We had our chance to resolve this. The plebiscite would have been nasty, but gay people need to stop being the victims the left teaches them to be and get this resolved for future gay generations in Australia. It’s like sex with a 10 inch Brazilian. You just have to take a panadol, grit your teeth, and get it done. Also remember to breathe out.