So funny to watch the usual suspects fulminate over a photo of a swastika flag being flown on an Aussie army truck in Afghanistan ... Sure, not exactly edifying. But it was clearly a joke. And given the violent, bloody context, black humour like this is perfectly understandable.
But of course it was just not acceptable to chief finger wagger Tim Soutphommasane.
Tim is so routinely self-parodic he's a hoot. He must have been so relieved that this snap (from over a decade ago!) surfaced recently. Dinkum complaints of racial discrimination are so thin on the ground, dude has to go out touting for them, like he did with the late great Bill Leak's cartoon.
Says heaps that he's more outraged by jokey or satirical images than he is about, say, the rape of toddlers in Aboriginal communities ...
Also, think of the context here. These white male soldiers in Afghanistan were out killing non-white people in what Tim's fellow cultural Marxists define as a concerted campaign of Western imperialism. And their victims were Muslims to boot. According to the AHRC's own "logic" that clearly makes their entire operation deeply Islamophobic and therefore raaacist! So why isn't he railing about that?
Gawd, but these muppets are a joke, aren't they? Even by their own silly standards their huffing and puffing makes no sense at all ...
Then there's the wider irony of why another totalitarian symbol of mass murder cops no outrage at all. I'm talking about the hammer and sickle, of course. Given the insane amount of death, destruction and suffering communism has caused globally, you'd think there'd be more than a few people traumatized by brazen displays of the creepy symbol.
But not only does hardly anyone in Oz -- of the left or right -- get upset about it, it's even seen as waaay cool by a lot of today's right-on trendsetters. Why, you can even get a spiffy rainbow version to whop on a singlet, like this white male here.
Why the double standard, you may ask? Well, it's that ol' rule "no enemies to the left" of course. So that makes it all okay.
FFS. What a joke.