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Julia Gillard, you’re fired

7 July 2017

7:11 AM

7 July 2017

7:11 AM

It was ridiculous before it began: then she began and it spiralled into something hideously currish.

Julia Gillard is not a mental health professional. She was clearly appointed to the position of Beyond Blue chair because she’s well connected, polished and can draw in funding. We all know that. Julia Gillard probably even knows it. Possibly.

Who doesn’t know it and frankly, does not care for her unsolicited unmedical unprofessional unacceptable diagnosis? Donald Trump.

With her smug grin in tow, Gillard graced ABC’s Lateline.

“I would worry that a charge of being mentally ill ended up being thrown around as an insult,” Gillard said.

What is with the use of the word, ‘charge’? You’re not “charged” with mental health. It’s not a crime, any more than being a man. Apparently, she skipped both those lessons.

“I know that some people in the US, some commentators are not proffering that analysis by way of insult, they’re actually saying it because they are genuinely concerned,” she said.

Hmm. I’d challenge that. Actually, 99.99 per cent of commentators have no genuine concern for Trump other that wondering when their living nightmare will end.

“From the outside, I think it is very difficult to judge someone else’s mental health… so I think there’s some need for caution here.”

Umm. It’s not difficult if you’re a professional. However, just because you are now tasked with crashing the beyond blue ship into dark fog and despair, does not mean you merrily dish out diagnosis en route.


Being chair doesn’t entitle you to prescribe.

“But I do think if President Trump continues with some of the tweeting, et cetera, that we’ve seen, that this will be in the dialogue,” she continued. She couldn’t help herself, could she?

Gillard spoke of anxiety while she was prime minister.

My dear, that’s called a conscience.

She said, “I made some very deliberate choices, so I wouldn’t let it get in my head, I would sleep soundly at night.”

Good for you.

What about the rest of the nation who didn’t get to make “very deliberate choices”?

What about those who did not, do not, and will never “sleep soundly at night”?

Why are you still here?

Your feminist policies have blood on their hands. Every day. That anyone thinks you are the correct choice to run a mental health organisation when six men every day are taking their lives is shameful. Feminism is fuelling the male suicide crisis, do you not see that?

Former Labor Senator turned commentator Graham Richardson told Andrew Bolt, “She just doesn’t get it.”

Correct.

She “just doesn’t get” the damage she’s done and her Trump comments confirm she never will.

When will politicians wake up to popular opinion?

How many times do we have to shout?

Who’s listening?

Who gets it?

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