Can the Greens be any more miserable? In the week
Muslims burn and destroy protesting caricatures and cartoons we see Senator
Nettle wearing a T-shirt emblazoned “Mr Abbott, Get your rosaries off my
ovaries.” (Poor old Kerry, she had to wear a blazer in the Senate to cover it

So what’s the problem I hear you say – free speech
and all that. True enough. But for Senator Nettle and the Greens, the European
cartoons are offensive to Muslims and should not have been published in the
first place. The offence is the issue, not the response.

But what about her T-shirt then? Well, that’s a
different story again. Who cares if you offend Catholics, it’s a matter of free
speech. Whatever it takes to get your point across, offensive or not. Besides,
in the little minds of the Greens, Catholics are always fair game, other faiths
are always victims. And it’s the Green way to apply the argument that suits and
toes your adolescent line.

These Greens have no scruples. No shame. Are
Catholics, even Labor supporting ones like me, offended by Nettle’s T-shirt?
You bet. Are we going to vandalise cities like sections of the world Muslim
community have? Nope.

Are we, like the anti-globalists that Nettle enjoins,
going to roll ball bearings under police horses or take to McDonald’s and
Starbucks stores? Wouldn’t think so. No. We’ll take it on the chin, and wait.
Patiently. Very patiently. For that time when we can put the likes of the
Greens and Kerry Nettle last on any ballot paper – Federal, State or Local. A
good memory is the best weapon you can have. I’ll certainly be waiting.

Peter Fray

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