A friend of mine, whom I’ll call “Anna” (not her real name) is on Facebook. Anna uses the platform for work (she runs a small business) as well as to engage in Facebook groups with parents of disabled children (she is the mother of a severely disabled son). Anna is a member of a Facebook group which provides support to parents and shares information on disability resources, NDIS etc. Like me, Anna is right of centre and conservative politically and socially, unlike me Anna is non-confrontational and meek. Over the last two years Anna has, time and time again, complained to me how the private Facebook groups she’s involved with have become increasingly politicised and polarised, particularly since the Liberals won in May 2019. Anna has told me specifics and sent me pictures of how progressives use the Facebook groups to upload vicious, unhinged and frequently libellous progressive anti-Morrison and anti-Liberal propaganda and push far-left MSM lies. These people arrogantly assume everyone thinks like them. It’s classic chutzpah, they get away with it because most people are either too polite or too fearful to challenge them. So, whilst I’ve advised my friend to push back on this far-left progressive propaganda, I understand she doesn’t like confrontation and I respect that. Confrontation isn’t for everyone. But even Anna has a limit to what she can tolerate. Two days ago, she finally snapped, a woman in one of her Facebook groups sent the following around to all the other members, with the suggestion “If we don’t laugh we cry! Worth subscribing to her email news”.
It was a link to Annabel Crabb’s weekly email or, as I prefer to describe it, Annabel Crabb’s weekly dross. Here’s the opening salvo of Crabb’s dross….
“Together In Electric Dreams
Scott Morrison is a former child actor whose parents ran a religious marching club and made him wear a tie to primary school when nobody else did. These early humiliations have – whether by design or accident – created a man who is functionally unembarrassable.”
The rest of the Crabb dross is also unhinged, I won’t post it all because I don’t want the readers here to become physically sick.
On receiving the above Crabb dross, my friend sent the following message to all the group members….
Please do not forward to me political commentary. I will discard. Anything to do with our kids, disability and NDIS is okay.”
A very reasonable response. My friend remained polite (I wouldn’t have).
So, yesterday I received an email from George Christensen (I’m on his email list). I forwarded the email to Anna with the suggestion that she forward it to
her Facebook group, with the same line ”If we don’t laugh we cry! Worth subscribing to his email news”
I wonder what the response from the group would be to Anna forwarding a George Christensen email. Well, here’s my guess, I suspect they would be horrified, firstly because no doubt they think Christensen is a far-right, neo-Nazi lunatic, secondly because no doubt they would think that Anna and anyone else who shares Christensen’s views are also far-right, neo Nazi lunatics (despite the fact that Anna is the daughter of Holocaust survivors) and thirdly, because such is the arrogance of the progressive in 2021 that they simply refuse to accept that others have different legitimate political opinions to their own and so it’s far easier for them to smear, belittle, ridicule and silence. No wonder they like the Crabb dross.
Oh, and unlike the Crabb dross, there’s nothing nasty in the George Christensen email but that should not surprise us.