The Right and Polite Discourse

Political  discourse has always been robust in Australia.

We are proud of our free speech and ability to call an idiot politician a nong.

That “free Speech” has taken a right turn for the worse and now, in most countries in the world, what is happening in Australia would attract the attention of the security forces.  Although they all seem to be looking only at Left-Wing activities.

Not at the words appearing in print, on our TV’s and coming out of our radios.

Words which call for the death of, or physical harm to, our elected leaders.

In most countries, that is considered terrorism or incitement to terrorism. Somehow, it is all just good fun in Australia. Robust has taken on a new meaning.

Wendy Harmer has collected a list of ten insults and threats to our current Australian Prime Minister. Written like that they seem almost innocuous.

Here is another collection and this time the anger and hatred jumps out at you!

Can we please get back to calling our leaders “nongs”? It would be so much easier on our national blood pressure.

8 Responses

  1. Well, that shows something, doesn’t it? The insults and threats seem to be on one side and the thought for others on the side of the Prime Minister. Personally, I’d have left him there!! But she has more compassion than me, obviously!

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  2. Where is the ethical outrage? It is beyond reason that this is slipping under the radar as something no worse than robust. I can understand if there are security reasons why they want to play it down, afraid of inciting the Brievik type, but the ethical dilemma remains.
    I’ve posted your article to my facebook page.

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  3. glad to see that Morris is up there with Alan Jones. Now Alan took a quick trip out of the country, to hide, where is Morris, Liberal HQ?

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    • The sooner they all leave the country the better! I’m feeling grumpy now. Perhaps a death threat or two at the Fiberals are in order? Nahh. I have standards and wont stoop that low. Although I fear the Gillard Government will be the best Government ever defeated because it wont stoop to dirt tactics!

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  4. Excellent. Look like a lady I would like to have in my corner in an emergency.

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