Thursday, December 07, 2006

So You Thought She Could Dance?

Aw, wasn't it fun? Pauline Hanson on Dancing With The Stars, what a battler, what a dag, giving it her besequinned best, what a great dancing lady, WE LIKE HER.

Yes, people went INSANE for a while, which made me go insane. The Pauline Hanson Revival struck me as astonishing bullshit, as a sign of the apocalypse, as TOTALLY FUCKED UP. And I found myself rubbing my head and mumbling, “But, how can people go on television and say ‘I love you Pauline’ without causing shocked silence and a mass refusal to make eye contact? IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE. SHE'S PAULINE HANSON!” And yes, I did tend to get a bit shouty. But can you blame me? She was PAULINE HANSON, she had always been PAULINE HANSON, and surprise surprise, she remains PAULINE HANSON.

"We're bringing in people from South Africa at the moment, there's a huge amount coming into Australia, who have diseases, they've got AIDS".

"They are of no benefit to this country whatsoever, they'll never be able to work."

"Why do we have to bring people in who are of no benefit to this country whatsoever, who are going to take away our way of life, change our laws?"

"Our governments have bent over backwards to look after them (Muslims) and their needs, and regardless of what the Australian people think".

"You can't have schools not sing Christmas carols because it upsets others, you can't close swimming baths because Muslim women want to swim in private, that's not Australian."

So for fuck's, let's not be seen hugging her in public or praising her courage and conviction and Great Australian-ness EVER AGAIN. The time to start backing away from her is ALWAYS.

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