Wow that really was disgusting. Leyonhjelm, Hanson and Roberts showed not a shred, not even a pretence of basic decency, respect or compassion for those affected by the horrible events in Melbourne this week. They didn’t act like it was a tragedy. They treated it as an opportunity! It seems every time I write about what a poor excuse for a human being David Leyonhjelm is, he finds a way to go even further. But surely he hit rock bottom when his first response to the tragedy was a sarcastic tweet using the incident as some sort of bizarre argument against gun control.
Unsurprisingly, most of Australia was horrified at this utter lack of class or humanity, but not Malcolm Roberts, who cheered it on like a pathetic sycophant. What a creep.
Meanwhile, Pauline Hanson was just as quick to seize the ‘opportunity’ to try to make some political mileage. Instead of answering questions about the shady backgrounds of One Nation candidates running for election in Western Australia, she announced Melbourne had been a terrorist attack. This was, of course, news to the Victorian Police who made it very clear that it wasn’t (some people will still try to tell you that Hanson is honest, but there is no evidence of this. The way she twists the truth is as dodgy as her party’s financial dealings).
In an article I wrote last year, I said:
“Before the bodies are even cold from the latest atrocity, it is not hard to imagine Hanson, Bolt and Christenson- and the racist groups they champion- salivating in anticipation of the inflammatory rhetoric they will soon unleash.”
So I wasn’t totally surprised by the cynical insensitivity on display, but I was no less disgusted, especially to see how flagrantly it was paraded by these three grotesque caricatures of human beings. While thousands march to show their outrage at Donald Trump’s election, perhaps we don’t need to look so far afield to find elected representatives who have no place in our parliament.