By Situation Theatre 27/3/2019
Perhaps there’s something wrong with the neo-fascist death cult warriors who lead this country drawing an equivalence between victim-blaming white nationalists and those who oppose them.
Some members of the Australian public have been left wondering if there might be a calibration error on the moral compasses of their authoritarian leaders whose climate policy is tantamount to advocating global genocide.
Shortly after the Christchurch massacre, Greens Senator Mehreen Faruqi described reality when she told Radio National “It is politicians like Peter Dutton who have actually contributed to creating an atmosphere where hate is allowed to incubate in our society. “They can’t shrug off their responsibility. What they’ve been doing does come with a cost, it does come with consequences, because really they’ve been playing games with our lives.”
In response, Dutton told Radio National "People on the 'extreme left' are just as bad as Fraser Anning.” He added "Giving these people attention they don't deserve is something we need to be conscious of."
To clarify, spotlighting white nationalists who blame immigration for the massacre of 50 Muslims is just as bad as spotlighting those who denounce hate speech and campaign for a liveable planet.
Scott Morrison has since echoed his fellow cultist in an interview about whether he would preference One Nation last in light of the Al Jazeera story.
“Now, do you think the Labor Party should be putting the Greens ahead of the Liberal Party? Fair question – there are plenty of extreme views out there and those extreme views that are a danger [to] Australia are not hostage to the left or the right of Australian politics.”
To recap, what’s extreme is campaigning for a peaceful, habitable planet and what’s rational is fuelling the fire of far-right extremism while torching the Earth.