Whenever the wind is in the wrong direction and a warm surge of outraged testosterone gathers in the bogot groin, the bogot forms a patriotic group.
The outrage doesn’t have to have a reason behind it that any normal person can understand because it’s all about feelings.
This comment was made in response to someone who had asked for…gasp…evidence and just about sums up the whole thought process behind hate politics.
Can’t get a job? Blame Muslims/overseas students/asylum seekers. Pressures of modern life? Blame asylum seekers/overseas students/Muslims. Kids slacking off at school? Family problems? Blame all three.
Don’t forget to add a liberal dash of homophobia, gynophobia and harebrained foil-hattedness as well.
We have seen a number of these groups rush onto Facebook, erupt like a mass outbreak of pustules then subside into festering cystic hate.
Find a suitably hairy-chested title, elevate some loser or a group of losers to be the official faces, precede your action with a flurry of obscenity-ridden posts designed to inflame your followers and to establish your credentials as a hard man then set a date for your “action”.
Occasionally these Facebook hate-festers spill into the real world. A small bunch of whiners will scrape together an ill-thought-out demonstration. They will then strenuously manage to control their mutual distrust and hatred for a couple of hours to loudly proclaim their message to a usually bemused public. In the process of course, they manage to publicly vilify religious and ethnic minorities while desperately and unsuccessfully trying to convey an impression of mainstream positive activism and consensus.
One such recent group is the self-styled “ Australian Patriotic Defence Movement” (APDM). One of its stalwarts is Darren Bailey-Morris, self-styled “SAS veteran”.
Obviously if our goblin friend is ex-SAS he would be familiar with a range of lethal weaponry which could be deployed against a dangerous enemy, not to mention techniques of unarmed combat. Furthermore, the SAS has a very stringent checklist of personal qualities which it demands of its soldiers, including the ability to be effective communicators. Applicants are also subjected to psychological evaluation.
So it is revealing indeed to see how our hero dealt with a clear and present danger to his own person.
It turns out that at a recent demonstration in Brisbane, Goblin was apparently getting close and intimate with someone he calls a “fag”. Well Darren, you know it’s not illegal to be attracted to the same sex. We are not going to condemn you for that.
Goblin has even managed to rouse alcohol fan John Winter from his self-induced haze, while Sandra Rogic is as usual getting very excited about very little.
However the hot coffee over the balcony was not really very manly was it now? Not what a real soldier would do. Especially not someone who says he was in the SAS. Especially not when you could end up in court on a charge of common assault after mentioning it twice on a page with a potential audience of 4 billion people.
We thought you might like to see more of the Goblin Warrior’s soldierly qualities on show. Enjoy.