Guns and dolls

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

green.roseNot so long ago, one of the leading members of the Green party intellectual powerhouse discovered that Barbie dolls* lead to domestic violence (against women, I think she meant). So Muslims grew up with Barbie dolls? ABC’s feminist cabal will be pleased – violence against Muslim women has nothing to do with Islam.

GREENS Senator Larissa Waters has urged Christmas shoppers to rethink buying bright pink jewellery or dolls for little girls, linking gender-stereotyped toys to domestic violence and pay inequality.

The minor party’s gender spokeswoman has endorsed the ‘No Gender December’ campaign, set up by grassroots group Play Unlimited, which calls on retailers to stop using old-fashioned gender stereotypes as marketing ploys this Christmas.”

You may laugh, but those toys will be banned, sooner or later, with the almost certain help of the Abbott’s assembly of appeasers; and, I am sorry to say, with the help of your apathy.

Some could say it is a marketing ploy to get the name of a hitherto unknown politician into the media, which are as ever on the lookout for a politician making a fool out of himself. Of course, being a female and of the Left she almost missed out – they get a free pass, normally.

I was wrong – she did get her name in the news previous to her latest stunt -

GREENS Senator Larissa Waters spent a whopping $414,000 to fit out her trendy Paddington office – more than any of her Queensland political colleagues at the time.

The office, on the top floor of a pristine-condition, split-level building on Given Tce, includes a rooftop patio with timber outdoor furniture and artificial turf.”

Artificial turf – very fitting for a member of the artificial environmental (and real red) party. Do they make astroturf in pink?

It seems that there is not a subject under the sun, and beyond, the Greens are not thoroughly ignorant of. As the party and its followers comprise mostly teachers (with unhealthy sprinkling of lawyers, public servants and other parasites) they embody a solid argument for home schooling. I often wonder why they are taken seriously – perhaps the media hacks are awed by the IQs so superior to theirs.

Dolls, coral reefs, hockey sticks, turf – and firearms. Firearms, there they really shine; a baboon backside comes to mind. About firearms they are so ignorant they could write for The Age and talk on the Australian Broadcasting Commissariat programmes. Only a sick joke; they do.

For example, last year Greens Senator Penny Wright instigated a costly “Inquiry into the ability of Australian law enforcement authorities to eliminate gun-related violence in the community”. She claimed that “there is a very persistent misconception out there that most illegal guns are smuggled into the country, when in fact nearly all illegal guns are stolen”.

You can bet that no media checked her false statement when she made it in September 2014, and hardly any media reported the substance of the testimony of Detective Chief Superintendent of NSW Police Ken Finch before the Inquiry in October 2014 – “ majority of illegal self-loading handguns, firearms of choice by organised crime, are illegally imported into Australia and that firearm crime can be pinpointed to a few suburbs in Sydney”. Every “islamophobe” knows which suburbs were tactfully not mentioned. So does every Labor politician whose electorates cover those suburbs. Seventy percent of Australia’s organised crime is organised by people overseas. Detective Superintendent Peter De Santo of Victoria Police stated the obvious (to all but Greens, Labor and media) “if a criminal wants a firearm then he will get one”.

Penny Wright expressed her desire for “alarms as a requirement for all firearms storage facilities”, including rural properties. One doubts she ever visited a farm or seen a map of Australia. It has not occurred to her that the alarm battery may get flat before a policewoman fills out the required form and gets there.

And those clowns are trying to pretend they are a serious, responsible alternative to the main parties.

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*/A guy was driving home one evening when he suddenly realises that it is his daughter’s birthday and that he hasn’t bought her anything. Out the corner of his eye he sees a shopping mall. Knowing it was “now or never”, he pulls his car through three lanes of traffic, finds a parking bay and runs into the mall.

After a frantic search he finds a toy store, goes inside and attracts the attention of a shop assistant. When asked what he would like, he simply says “a Barbie doll”. The shop assistant looks at him in the particularly condescending manner that only shop assistants can muster up and asks “Which Barbie would that be, sir?”

The man looks surprised so the assistant continues “We have Barbie Goes the Gym for $19.95, Barbie Goes to the Ball for $19.95, Barbie Goes Shopping for $19.95, Barbie Goes to the Beach for $19.95, Barbie Goes Night Clubbing for $19.95, and Divorced Barbie for $265.00″

The man can’t help himself and asks “why is Divorced Barbie $265.00 when all the other Barbies are selling for $19.95?”

“That’s obvious!” the assistant exclaims, “Divorced Barbie comes with Ken’s house, Ken’s car, Ken’s furniture ….

About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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2 Responses to Guns and dolls

  1. Tapestry Boy says:

    Green hypocrites!

  2. Grumpy Man says:

    Muslims will put all those women where they belong, Green, ALP, ABC whatever, though I doubt they can cook or even f…

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