Hate defines the Left. Left intellectuals run on toxic. Read their venemous blogs, Twitters, magazines, newspapers and you enter a dark world of anger, hatred, and fear. On 26 January any Left intellectual who isn’t feeling cranky is obviously not having a good Australia Day.
As a service to Quadrant Online readers celebrating our national day, and not listening to the ABC, we list a few of the things that make the Oz Left grumpy:
Anti-GM gays, Andrew Bolt and the Bolters, Australian journalists (except those who write for the Review section), Australians who don’t work for the public service, Australia Day, Anzac Day, Christmas Day, people who live in the suburbs, people who live in the country, farmers, fishermen, miners, dams, Quadrant, Australian history, the flag, the constitution, Liberal voters, National Party voters, the ALP, Family First voters, One Nation supporters, the RSL, McDonald’s, McMansions, big TVs, big business, small business, monolingualists, husbands (in a non-gay context), Christians, our second-last prime minister, liberal democracy, capitalism, lamingtons, the national coat of arms, the Samuel Griffith Society, soldiers, conservatives, musicals not about Australian Left politicians, commercial television, non-indigenous trees, dog owners, cats, non-Left talk back radio hosts, timber workers, plastic bags, the right voting working class, the Labor voting working class, climate change realists, white people (except for White Aborigines), commercial radio, Woolworths, America, sovereignty (ours), realistic paintings, the Big Banana and other Big Things, cultural dissidents, men, sprinklers, green lawns, cars (other peoples), wood fires, rednecks, Sir John Kerr, VC winners, shopping centres, people who like shopping centres, bogans, Tony Abbott, patriotism, right wing blogs (actually, right-wing anything), freedom of speech, tolerance, 26 January, non-state controlled television, Geert Wilders, Slim Dusty, Oz flag tee shirts, people who wear Oz flag tee shirts, Windsor princes, Surfers Paradise, Young Liberals, air conditioners, the Pope, live Jews, CO2, Climategate, Keith Windschuttle’s Stolen Generations, "Christian names", Cronulla, tea towels with Aboriginal art, full strength milk, bottled water.
The compiler wishes the furious, spluttering Left a happy Australia Day.