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Dehumanisation of Australia Project – 58% complete

15/06/2013

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Some still are asking themselves how we managed to get to a level in the political debate where Howard Sattler could ask the PM the questions he did.

Its simples! You see what you do is you start by making the target of your focus illegitimate. A good way to do that is just declare it and keep repeating it till the media form a echo effect. You talk about faceless men describing the people the cameras show actually do have faces. And despite them having faces, the media call them faceless.

Then you call them a liar. And if that is not enough stand next to a sign with what you really mean on it. Images paint a thousand words.

At this point you remind the electorate that it was much worse in the before times so this is not crossing a line. You also blame it all on them.

Then you call the target all sorts of names for abiding by the constitution in regards to MPs with no convictions recorded to their name. How dare she uphold the law! Its all a power grab!

You raise the prospects of plagues. Of Pestilence and Famine. Of War and Death.

You then call for the target to be kicked to death.

At this point you remind the electorate that it was much worse in the before times so this is not crossing a line.

You call the target a criminal. A thief. A murderer. A baby killer. You demand they fix the problem and then refuse to let them. You also blame it all on them.

You then say their father died of shame.

At this point you remind the electorate that it was much worse in the before times so this is not crossing a line.

Pretty soon you can mention throat slitting and no one bats an eye. Soon others can repeat it.

You can then make a menu mocking their genitals and blame them for making you do it by lowering the political debate.

And then you get to Howard Sattler. And you look around and you realise where you are and you wonder how you got here?

At this point you remind the electorate that it was much worse in the before times so this is not crossing a line. You also blame it all on them.

Your choice people. Do you want to be here? Do you want to go lower if possible? Or do you want to climb back up to where you began?

A. Ghebranious June 2013

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One Comment
  1. LucilleBluth permalink

    What a wonderfully succinct summary of our journey to the bottom. I feel sick in my soul at the levels of hatred and vileness targeting our elected PM. Like frogs in the warming water, these little tactics have landed us here where decent people will defend the most disgusting slurs and feel ok about it. These tactics also polarise people by chipping away at empathy and blind us to the simplest fact that what hurts one hurts us all. The pack watching the bully are just as culpable as the bully who wouldn’t exist without them.

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