Unicorns & Rainbows

How soft are we, as a society, getting? I mean really, outrage over some idiot standing on a whale carcass? An ‘offence’ worthy of a fine of $32,000 and/or a prison sentence? I could punch your mother in the throat and get less! What about the young woman punched in the face and given a black eye in Perth the other day? I bet her attacker, if caught, faces little more than a fine or community service and a slap on the wrist. Where are our priorities?

The bloke surfing on the dead whale is only doing what man has done since time began, posing with the kill. OK, he didn’t hunt it and kill it nor will he feed his clan with it but the instinct is still within us. What this says is that we, as a society, are getting softer and softer. Those who look in at us will shake their heads and wonder what all our fuss is about. I’m talking those asylum seekers fleeing a society that sells off its kids for loans to grow and harvest opium, then expects us in the West to fund their lives to the tune of $250 million a year from Australia alone. Meanwhile we rescue asylum seekers off a sinking boat just 38 kilometres off the Indonesian coast, bring them to Christmas Island and send the Royal Flying Doctor to transport two of them to Perth at a staggering $124K a time. Then there is a third that needs a flight only this time we put them on a 737 with two crew and a nurse and guard just hours before a scheduled flight left the island!

But no, none of this is as important as some pinhead posing on a dead whale. Talk about going soft! It’s all unicorns and rainbows and let’s hug the bad out of them. I need a bucket!

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