Singer’s off-note 31/3/2006
Vapours-prone Herald Sun columnist Jill Singer is one of those bourgeois bolsheviks who regards the proletariat as truly lumpen.
Thus, she is sceptical of any real affection in the hoi polloi’s vocal support for Melbourne Lord Mayor John So. In Singer’s world, the yobbos are all dumb and evil. Hurrahs for So are hence decidedly suspect.
But I’m not so sure about this theory of racial harmony.
Consider Matt Price in The Weekend Australian (March 25), who wrote that John So is a contrived cult figure who has raised clumsy self-deprecation to a performance art by laughing along with those who mock his thick Asian accent.
Perhaps this is not racist, but it is certainly patronising and cruel.
The same crowds mobbed and cheered John Howard wherever he went at the Commonwealth Games. The aforementioned Matt Price admitted he had no explanation whatsoever for this phenomenon. After all, the likes of him and Singer have been telling the punters for years that Howard is to be despised.
Here’s a news flash for lefty columnists: the culture war is in full fury and the mainstream know all about it, and most importantly, which side they’re on. They’re backing the forces of individual responsibility, skilled creativity, family values, a fair go and respect for anyone who has a dip.
Their enemy promotes victimhood, statist solutions from cradle to grave, social and cultural divisions, postmodern mumbo jumbo and the establishment and maintenance of an underclass.