- COVID spreads Dunning-Kruger to every state in America
- To punish the ‘criminals’ in immigration detention, Dutton has reopened Christmas Island
- Two literary sons an equal to their famous fathers
- NSW cracks down on protests, minors and crimes yet to happen
- Bernard Linden Webb and Peter Cameron: Two men who subverted the church from within
With Dutton defending his au pair decision as an act of “common sense”, I think we can all take a leaf from his book. We need to visit the other side of our logic.
You know what I think we’re missing in this fine country? The experience of living our opposite. In the lands of discourse, we’re viciously split. The other side of the conversation is the moon, and ne’er shall we make that giant leap for mankind. This morning, Peter Dutton defended his shortcutting of the visa process for a French au pair (who just happened to be in the employ of the son of a Liberal party donor), stating that “I looked at it and thought it’s a bit rough, there’s no criminal history, she’s agreed that she wouldn’t work while she was here.”
I mean, ok.
On the other side of the chainlink fence, you could easily surmise that those poor bastards stranded in the South Pacific would probably hold a similar level of criminal history. I realise that tourist visas are a slightly different kettle of fish to asylum seekers, but that logic only works if you truly see the difference. Dutton does. Pretty white French girls > Brown doctors fleeing from death.
“I am a person of integrity, I’ve never been compromised, I never will,” Dutton said, reflecting upon the situation.
— Andrew Probyn (@andrewprobyn) 30 August 2018
What I feel we need in this country is a holiday. One day a year, where we visit the other side of our logic. A take your conclusions to reality day. In this instance, Peter Dutton would have to apply for a visa while on Nauru. Conversely, those on Nauru will be tasked to consider the applications on merit.
It works for pretty much everything. Keen on a universal Portuguese-style drug decriminalisation? Well, you’ll be whisked away to become a garden-variety drug dealer, struggling with a dwindling clientele. Those who fear invasion will be invaded. Those who want to tear down globalism will endure without the luxuries it has enabled. Those who partake in meme socialism will be forced to wait outside in the snow for turnips.
We all need this, if only to prove that what we know is too much, and not enough.
It is, in the words of Peter Dutton, “…an application of common sense.”