I can’t think of anybody that I know that isn’t affected by this in a negative way.
I was particularly offended by Mr Hockey’s suggestion that a $7 visit to the doctor is a beer.
Actually, Mr Hockey, it’s cereal, and it’s milk.
The headline should have been: “Murdoch’s Feral Media Turns on Otherwise Peaceful Protest”
Yesterday’s rally was peaceful as can be yet I see news stories like this trying to paint it out to be violent and horrible. Speaking as a person who was actually there I can say that the only people I could have vaguely considered to be ‘violent’ were the actions of the police, and I dare say even those were more manhandling then actual violent acts. But I’m sick of this. I’m sick of the disrespect the media is giving the protesters at Sydney’s budget rallies. There were families there, the elderly, the disabled, people of all colours, creeds, genders and orientations rallying together against a budget that would see all our public services cut back, and each time I see these news stories it reminds me that the media are calling them all 'violent’ and 'feral’. These aren’t just a bunch of 20-somethings looking for something to fight. Though with the recent threats of rising university fee’s, they have more than enough reason to fight.
This is the little 80 year old woman I saw walking with us you’re calling feral as you strip her of her pension. This is the children you’re calling feral as they walk for their right for education funding. This is those children’s parents you’re calling feral as they march for their children’s future. This is the blind gentleman you calling feral who talked to us as he walked for his right to a disability pension. This is my mother and my family who you’re calling feral because this budget hits each and every one of us in a different way.
So no. No we’re not violent. We’re not feral. This budget. Tony’s Politics. Australia’s politics at the moment are what is feral and violent, and don’t you dare try and turn in on the people willing to stand ups for a fair Australia.