I wonder where some men keep their brains
By Judy Evans
January 31, 2017 6:42am CST
Many Australians, like many Americans, are fed up with politicians who appear to be riding roughshod over their concerns and ignoring their requests and opinions. We now have our own 'Donald Trump' who would be a nightmare as a leader but who is causing the three major parties to take notice. It won't hurt them to be shaken up a bit but there is no way that Pauline Hanson would be a great leader for our country. Her One Nation party is running a number of candidates in the March elections. One of them is David Archibald who is standing for the seat of Pilbara in northern Western Australia. Our former Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, suggested in 2015 that living in remote indigenous communities was a 'lifestyle choice'. Archibald has written an article nominating ' lifestyle choices that could be defunded'. His first choice in this area is single Mums who, he says, are too lazy to attract and hold a mate, undoing the work of possibly 3 million years of evolutionary pressure. This will result in a rapid rise in the portion of the population that is lazy and ugly.' I cannot believe that anyone could think like this let alone put such an opinion forward into the public arena as a legitimate comment. Ms Hanson has already had to dismiss some of her potential candidates. This is another one that needs to go.
One Nation's candidate for the WA seat of Pilbara says taxpayers should not support single mums who are too lazy to keep a partner.
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• Bunbury, Australia
He also says the 'stolen generations' are a myth which should lose him all the support of the indigenous people although he claims to be part-aboriginal himself. The stolen generations were all the young aboriginals who were taken from the families and communities and brought up in missions (mainly) and taught to conform to the ways of the Europeans. There is no way this is a myth as there are people still living who went through the ordeal.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
I think he trumps Trump. That is ludicrous and absurd. My first thought about where men put there brains when I read your title was in a remote location, not between the ears. His however, have left his body completely.
• United States
@JudyEv You'd think.. I know that at times these things can be taken out of context, they mean it one way but their words came out wrong and the media pounces on that.. because of course scandal sells.. But knowing that you'd think they'd be even more careful with their words!
• Bunbury, Australia
@PatZAnthony with the political climate the way it is, Pauline (One Nation) decided she wanted to stand as many people as possible. She couldn't manage all the interviews herself I guess so she got an elderly couple in our capital Perth to vet the candidates in this state. I guess this one slipped through the radar.
• Pikeville, North Carolina
Sadly, there are probably many who agree with this candidates views on single mothers. Here in the States, single mothers who've never been married and have multiple children are looked harshly upon by a wide range of folks.
Something wrong with the morals of these people. Something is seriously wrong with their supporters. The economy of Australia has just started to pick up after a long decline of mineral prices, the last thing the country needs is idiots to head the country.