Aussie Radical Rips Croc Hunter
I didn't plan on devoting a lot of time to the death of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, but this bit of news is so nauseating that I just had to mention it.
While the rest of Australia was mourning a national hero, radical feminist Germaine Greer decided to that the best thing to do would be to hurl insults at Irwin. Yesterday, she issued the following grotesque tirade: "The animal world has finally taken its revenge on Irwin, but probably not before a whole generation of kids in shorts seven sizes too small has learned to shout in the ears of animals with hearing ten times more acute than theirs, determined to become millionaire animal-loving zoo owners in their turn." That wasn't all she said, but I think you get the point.
When she was asked whether she was out of touch with the rest of Australia, Greer said "I hope I'm out of touch with what idiots are thinking."
Luckily, several prominent Aussie leaders were willing to to respond to Greer's comments. Queensland Premier Peter Beattie said, "That is just garbage and it is insensitive, crazy and untrue."
However, my favorite quote came from Labor Party foreign affairs spokesman Kevin Rudd: "I think Germaine Greer should just stick a sock in it." He went on, "You have got a grieving mother, you have got a couple of grieving young kids and a grieving nation and what do you get from Germaine Greer? You get a bucket load of politically correct pap - it's just nonsense."
I might point out the both Premier Beattie and Mr. Rudd are members of the Labor Party, which represents the left wing of Australian politics. Kudos to them for calling a spade a spade; I only wish leftists here in America were so honest.
Tags: Steve Irwin, Croc Hunter, Crocodile Hunter, Australia, Peter Beattie, Kevin Rudd, Germaine Greer