Catherine Deveny asks a stupid question: why do those who signed up and put their life on the line for Australia state that they have ‘served’ this nation?
Why do people in the armed forces use the word ‘serve’ to describe their work despite it being no more dangerous or prone to upheaval than many other jobs? It’s just a job and work. Throw the term ‘serve’ in the bin. It’s part of the fetishisation of war and violence.
— Catherine Deveny (@CatherineDeveny) April 23, 2018
The answer is simple.
Because it is an act of immense service to risk your life so that people like Deveny have the ability to make crappy jokes and putrid remarks in English.
Not much more needs saying.
Except this. Deveny seems to think RSL clubs should host her ‘shows’.
But the truth is that neither the Daylesford nor the Castlemaine RSLs have any bookings for Deveny. And I doubt they’ll give her one either.
I spoke to both RSLs today. No bookings have been made. One RSL stated that they wouldn’t take Deveny. And the other hung up when I mentioned her name. I guess that’s a ‘no’ as well.