Monday, January 24, 2011

And so begins the anti-Australia Day ranting

It's no surprise that Lefty Michael Brull is anti-Australia Day, or that the ABC gives him space to voice his views:
I won’t celebrate Australia Day this year. I don’t know if I ever have. I know this will make some people angry.
Angered that Brull doesn't celebrate Australia Day? Really Michael, no-one cares.

Had Brull let it go at the usual anti-Australia Day patriots-are-ignorant-red-necks and Europeans-stole-the-continent rhetoric hardly anyone would have taken notice. Instead Brull makes inflammatory points about "many people apparently consider the blonde, tanned type as Aussies" and "Australians with blonde hair and tans" wearing t-shirts "saying things like those who don’t love Australia should leave it". The dark-haired Brull obviously suffers from blonde envy.

At the end of his opinion piece Brull veers off on a tangent by employing the customary Australian Leftist tactic of drawing Andrew Bolt into the discussion – as Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck are red flags to the American Left, so it is with Bolt in Australia:
One of Australia’s most prominent conservative writers, who I imagine would consider himself rather patriotic is Andrew Bolt. Seeking to demonstrate his literary sophistication, he listed his favourite conservative authors, beginning with Christian anarchist Leo Tolstoy. As my opposition to patriotism may seem extreme to some, it may be worth recalling what Bolt’s favourite “conservative” author once had to say on the subject...
Brull is wrong, of course: Bolt does not list his "favourite" conservative authors but rather "Great conservative authors of the past two centuries".

Anyway, it's good to see that either Brull is taking remedial English classes or the ABC is providing editorial support.

Update There was an interesting crowd shot yesterday during the televised cricket match: a decidedly dark-skinned fan with an Australian flag attached to his turban. What would Brull make of that?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm planning on celebrating 'invasion day' on the 26th - a few beers, BBQ, some mates.

What Brull gets up to on the day is of no concern to me.

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be celebrating Invasion Day too.

7:21 PM  
Anonymous spot said...

I don't even know who Michael Brull is. Why would it make me "angry" that he doesn't celebrate Australia Day?

Seriously. Who thinks like that?

11:00 PM  
Anonymous Chistery said...

Is this yet another example of the right wing bias of 'their' ABC?

A question for the delusional PP echo chamber (I know you're reading this, Jeremy)

7:23 AM  
Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

So will he be going into work that day?

Oh wait, that would require a proper job. Never mind.

9:49 AM  
Anonymous TBS said...

See, that is the cool thing about turbans - you can TUCK things in them!

By golly, I may get one for just this reason...

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Beebs said...

Jeremy Sears is the only one I've seen take offence at Brull's Australia Day plans.

Once again, I suppose he couldn't find a right-winger saying and acting the way he wants them to, so he's "channeling his inner Righty" (ie making shit up):

"Once again, only a few days before Australia Day, the ABC publishes the views of a traitor"

The supposed "wing-nuts" who the Lefties think will be enraged simply go "meh", but apparently teh Left Knows! What! We're! REALLY!!!! Thinking!!!!!

Honestly, these people crack me up.

7:07 PM  
Blogger Minicapt said...

"Michael Brull has a featured blog at Independent Australian Jewish Voices, ..."


2:21 PM  
Anonymous Lou said...

I care and I'm neither no-one or somebody.I don't know him personally but he reflects my views. Homogeneity of the human brain is reflected in comments on your blog. Cheers

4:29 PM  

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