There will be no apology for bad language here. If you threaten to kill the Prime Minister, then piss off. We will not tolerate it in Australia.
It doesn’t really matter what you think of Julia Gillard.
It doesn’t really matter what you think of her government or its policies.
It doesn’t matter what you think of Bob Brown, who’s driving most of this crap anyway.
And it really doesn’t matter who you claim to vote for.
Reports coming out of the BRITISH PRESS (the British press, no less) that Julia Gillard is not only receiving death threats but having the prospect of her assassination canvassed in the press are grotesque.
And if it’s true that a Liberal senator won a cake-baking contest with an entry showing Gillard being eaten by a crocodile, then whoever it was needs to take a damned good hard look at themselves.
She might be a liar, she might be a failure, and hey! Guess what? She might not even be a very nice individual once you get her away from politics.
But do you know what? We don’t settle these things with violence in Australia.
We wait for an election and then metaphorically kick the living shit out of people — and the ballot box is the weapon of choice.
It’d be a hell of a lot more satisfying to do it by a vote, surely?
This column does not and never will stand for one iota of violence against elected political figures — irrespective of which party they hail from and irrespective of how contemptible they and/or their policies may appear.
So a message to any imbecile who thinks killing Gillard — as reported in The Telegraph of all places (http://tgr.ph/pyFhdp) — is a great idea: you can go to hell.
Perhaps my post on capital punishment yesterday overlooked the category of political assassination.
Whether it did or not, the idea of killing Gillard over a tax is abhorrent…
If you do it, I hope the book they throw at you is hard and heavy and painful.
And that you rot in hell.