OK, so I watched finally the 4 Corners show on the ABC earlier this week, on iview. It was very enlightening in regards to the party itself and the so called honest Pauline trampling the little guy. Where'd the $100,000 plane come from?
But perhaps even more enlightening was the sheer stupidity of her supporters in outback Queensland. OMG I know people can be ignorant and insular living in remote communities in Australia, it's completely understandable in such areas. But the people interviewed at a local pub out there are just plain stupid.
Fearful of Muslims when there's probably not a Muslim within hundreds of kilometres of the place. Saying they don't want any more immigrants when Australia has the highest per capita immigrant population in the world (me being one of them, albeit from New Zealand) in a country two thirds the size of the US with only 24 million people. That "real Australia" is a land without immigrants, spoken by a white person. It's mind boggling that people could be this dumb. Being that stupid surely must take quite an effort at doing so.
What's more the way they speak about city dwellers is really insulting. Latte sipping glorified hippies making laws about farming and political correctness. A grazier says this about the nursery rhyme "Ba ba black sheep":
CARO MELDRUM-HANNA: They share a common frustration - a sense of political correctness gone mad.WTF? Imagine the uproar if us city folk were happy to stereotype those in the bush like these people do with us? Notice the anti-gay jab there right from the pits of homophobia. I've never heard of the nursery rhyme demanding to be edited from a black sheep into an LGBT sheep. The inference is that the evil gays are responsible for all this political correctness. Must have something to do with our frustrations over marriage equality and the press that's getting. How dare we want human rights like everyone else! The humanity! Political correctness gone mad!
GRAZIER: Like bah ah black sheep everyone grew up with that. Now they're not allowed to bloody say it in schools because it's bah bah rainbow sheep, politically correct, it's bullshit! Hahaha 4 Corners
CARO MELDRUM-HANNA: What is it about her? Why is she doing a good job?Watch the whole show on iview here.
PATRON 4: Keeping all the Mu-immigrants out of Australia, I think we've got enough. I reckon she's the only one that call pull Australia back to being real Australia.
CARO MELDRUM-HANNA: OK good, what's real Australia?
PATRON 4: Get rid of the migrants, the boat people, and just have us.
CARO MELDRUM-HANNA: Who are the migrants?
PATRON 4: ISIS. Pakistanians.
PATRON 5: Keep Australia Australian, we've got enough people.
CARO MELDRUM-HANNA: No more?
PATRON 5: No, no more.
CARO MELDRUM-HANNA: One Nation's supporters have strong views. So, do some of the party's endorsed candidates.
CARO MELDRUM-HANNA: Endorsed candidates have said such things as single mums are too lazy to attract and hold a mate, gays should be treated as patients - What about the comment that the gay community uses Nazi style mind control?
MALCOLM ROBERTS: Well if you're talking about propaganda the ABC also uses Nazi style mind control.
CARO MELDRUM-HANNA: Could you answer that question for me, with respect, the comment that the gay community uses Nazi style mind control?
MALCOLM ROBERTS: Well I'm guessing that person's referring to some elements of the gay community doing that in terms of propaganda. The ABC uses Nazi style mind control games.
CARO MELDRUM-HANNA: The ABC uses Nazi style...
MALCOLM ROBERTS: Yes, yes.
CARO MELDRUM-HANNA: ... mind control games? What's your evidence for that?
MALCOLM ROBERTS: Um for example carbon dioxide ah has been, whenever we talk about carbon dioxide on the ABC um you see on the news broadcast billowing steam pouring out, giving people the impression that carbon dioxide is both um colourful and it's also huge in volume when it's less than 0.04%.
CARO MELDRUM-HANNA: Malcolm Roberts only got 77 first preference votes at the July 2016 federal election. He managed to get in to parliament, thanks to the massive number of votes Pauline Hanson's One Nation got in her home state of Queensland. 4 Corners