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.