Has anyone seen Wally?
Our esteemed Australian of the Year has just disappeared.
True, David Morrison did surface briefly in early August. He was to speak at a function held by ‘CEOs for Gender Equality’ in Perth. Tickets for this snooze-fest ranged from $120.00 to $1,500.00 a pop. As Michael Smith noted, only 27 people booked in for it. Still, their attendance demonstrates that stupidity will never be eradicated, no matter how much this world progresses.
Before that, ‘Kamikaze Dave’ flamed out spectacularly, calling for the word ‘guys’ to be banned. Australia gave a collective groan and the entire concept of AOTY fell on its back, kicked its little legs once or twice and then stopped moving. Australians walked past it, mentally sweeping it to the dustbin of irrelevance in their lives.
Apart from this, not much has been seen or heard of Dave since he got the gong and immediately declared his support for:
- a republic,
- homosexual marriage, and
- gender diversity.
So let’s see how well Dave has done.
He went into bat for the republic on January 26. By February 16, the Australian Electoral Commission had deregistered the Republican Party of Australia. Reason: lack of interest.
Then there’s the marriage-equality movement. If there is one it would lap up, it’s a hetero Australian of the Year with a background in ‘diversity’ pushing the barrow. And yet Dave stinks at his job so much even the rainbow has kept well clear.
And then there’s the diversity battle to eradicate the word ‘guys’. Normal people immediately responded by walking around offices dropping the offensive four letter expletive into any sentence they could.
The whole thing was embarrassing. Not just for Morrison, but for Australians. I’ve even heard that Aussie Diggers on operations in Iraq suffered humiliation at the hands of Kiwis working with them.
Any why wouldn’t you poke fun at a nation like us. If Morrison is the best we’ve got, we might as well give up on Australia.
Fortunately, we all know Morrison’s not the best because, collectively, we’ve deemed him a wally.
If you see him, let us know where he is.