Holy Hatred Day Defiled

Holy Hatred Day Defiled, by Tim Blair.

Nobody enjoys it when sacred rituals are trampled. Except, you know, maybe the tramplers. …

Every January 26, this group gathers online to sneer at Australia, to demand the date of our national day be changed and to catalogue all the crimes committed by this foul land.

It’s an annual ritual that goes way back to the Howard era, when self-loathing became a must-have political fashion accessory for urban elites.

Hate Day festivities generally kick off in mid-January before building to their spectacular condemnatory climax. It’s quite a custom.

A key element of Hate Day involves people denouncing Australia’s “invasion” but never planning to leave. Anyway, everyone generally allows these folk to harmlessly follow their curious belief system before we all go back to work.

Labor doesn’t know which way to turn. Be with most Australians, or join the green-ABC haters?

Labor education spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek:

Oh no.

Well, you can imagine the responses. “Oh Tanya, Tanya, Tanya,” wailed ABC favourite Jane Caro. “I know not what to say.”

She could try saying this: “I’ve had enough of this joint and I’m going back to England where I was born.”

Others were even more distressed.

“How sad,” mourned NSW Greens senator Mehreen Faruqi, her Hate Day completely ruined. “Why not work to make students proud of our nation by taking a lead on justice for First Nations People, tackle the climate crisis and inequality.”

Faruqi moved here from Pakistan in 1992. She spent yesterday at an Invasion Day rally, presumably apologising to everybody. …

“What is ‘loyalty to Australia’?” asked Ben Cubby, an editor at the Sydney Morning Herald. In his office, nobody has ever heard of such a thing. It’s unknowable, much like “profit”, “sales” and “circulation”.

Ah the new left. So reliably unrealistic, while collectively feathering their own nests at the expense of the rest of us.