Passing Bull 202 – Bull on recognition
Stand by for an outpouring of bullshit about recognition of the First Nations. It will come from people like Andrew Bolt and Craig Laundy. These people, who falsely claim to be Conservatives, thrive on division. Bolt makes a handsome living from it. On what basis will Mr Laundy oppose any constitutional change? ‘I think that idea is divisive.’ It is a fair bet that the opposition will come from those who said, and possibly believed, that the vilification of Adam Goodes had nothing to do with the fact that he is an Aboriginal.
And they all live in Byron Bay? Yes. According to a Vanity Fair article, they are ‘a cross-tagging, cross-promoting, mutually amplifying, audience-sharing group of friends living, loving, working and posting aspirational lifestyle content in a highly Instagrammable paradise’.
I hate them. You are not alone, but it is working for them. The Instagram mums of Byron are brands, exploiting themselves and their families to push either their own products or those of select sponsors.
The Guardian, 5 July, 2019.
I don’t believe in an afterlife – like Einstein, I think once is enough – but if there is, I pray that there are no mobile phones.
There is a misdiagnosis that credibility for a voice comes from a constitutional anchor, when its credibility would come from connection to community and country.
Tim Wilson, MP, in The Age, 11 July 2019.
Brother Tim is a talking head and the undisputed King of Bullshit in this country, but you can expect an avalanche of bullshit on this subject.