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China? Nah! It’s always Pauline Hanson’s fault

24 March 2020

7:06 PM

24 March 2020

7:06 PM

As the wheels come off the world as we know it, the economy slithers down the toilet, and thousands of people queue outside Centrelink having lost their jobs, there is one constant we can rely on in these uncertain times — Hanson hatred.

In an opinion piece today, the Senator asserted that ‘China must be held to account for global pandemic’. In a follow up media release follow up she said, “When the dust settles, Australia needs a serious rethink of how we progress the growth of our nation and pay back what will likely to be one trillion dollars of debt.”

Correct.

“Australia’s economy is exposed as a result of over-reliance on Chinese manufacturing and dependence on China as a destination for our food and mineral exports,” she continued.

Again, correct.

“China must be called out and any attempts to attack or criticise people for referring to COVID19 as a ‘Chinese virus’ should be pushed back on.”


Once again, correct.

Predictably, the response has been dramatic hyperventilating.

Hanson hatred has been trending on social media all day.

There have been accusations of “racism”, “dog whistling”, “hateful trolling” and people scolding her for being “reliably nasty”.

Bored, rancid clowns in self-isolation have taken to twitter in droves to hurl abuse.

Unfortunately, for all the brokens with fire in their fingertips, Hanson is correct.

This disease did indeed come from China and when we emerge from this nightmare, China must be held accountable.

No, it is not racist to call this the “Chinese virus”.

No, China is not being made “scapegoat”.

And no, it is not only Pauline Hanson calling for consequences for China.

For heaven’s sake, where is the sanity?

Mainstream media, our national broadcaster, and all the poor little fragile buffoons on twitter might be in wide-eyed meltdown, but mainstream Australians right now are hoping and praying that Hanson keeps the pressure on. “Pauline, please rattle the chains all day, every day,” one sane voice yelled back at the clowns. Amidst all this chaos, confusion and collapse, thank god there is one politician in this country who isn’t afraid to speak the truth as she sees it.

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