I congratulate the Hawthorn players on their decision to honour Goodes.
I am revolted but not surprised that most social media response has been ‘negative’. We have a real problem about this in this country. And what kind of ‘supporter’ refuses to back their players on some political ground – not least a ground espoused by Andrew Bolt?
It is clear that the AFL and its clubs must sever all ties with anyone connected with gaming. The time has I think now passed when trading corporations can seek to be morally neutral. It is hard for the AFL to lecture people about gambling when it is, slut-like, living off the earnings of gambling.
I think Footscray and Collingwood are taking real action on gaming – if so, I congratulate them, too.
I gather that the Goodes film is wrenching. Certainly, the reactions of some people who think that they are intelligent was appalling at the time – and it shows just how deep this problem runs in this country. It is just what people like Bolt and Hanson (and Trump) run on.
And in case you missed it, Sam Kerr is getting a different kind of abuse from people similarly embittered.
Peter Dutton claims asylum seekers and refugees on Manus Island and Nauru are refusing resettlement offers in the United States because of the medevac legislation claiming 250 applications for medical transfer were currently being reviewed by ‘activist’ doctors.
The Guardian, 24 June, 2019
An ‘activist’ is presumably someone actively seeking a result. Not many of those in parliament.