:: Tuesday, 10 February 2004 ::
Pemmmmbo in the Tele
Calling the dumb wogs out
....the purveyors of terror are usually so daftly comical that it is hard to take them seriously.
Willie Brigitte and Melanie Brown are an SBS comedy.
Melanie Brown has often been described as someone who was searching for herself – in her case a quest similar to driving to Brisbane via Albury, Dapto and Wilcannia.
Army reservist, Jewish lesbian, handy Australian Rules footballer, dutiful Muslim wife of French terror suspect.
With that background, she could have saved herself the trouble and had a private holy war by bunging a tea-towel on her head and chucking rocks at herself outside the old synagogue.
You can't ridicule these people, of course.
You can't ridicule anyone who may or may not have been privy to a plot to blow up parts of Australia. It's un-Australian.
Lawyers such as Adam Houda _ who should really open a restaurant – and Steven Hopper become indignant when the people they represent, that is alleged terrorists and their cohorts, are ridiculed in any way.
We should keep ridiculing them, as ridiculing these drongos is a handy defence mechanism for that great bulk of people who like the idea of not being blown up at their desk or in a nightclub.
However, whether it is Mohammed Atta and his aviating pals having a lap dance and a bottle of Johnnie Walker before launching their moral crusade against western decadence, or mad Mel's amour fou for the Frog-man, the moral of the story may be, the more stupid the threat, the more seriously it should be treated.
:: WB 11:06 am [link+] ::