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Scott Morrison, History Expert, Reckons Australia Never Had Slavery

Stick to marketing, mate.

Scott Morrison isn’t exactly known for his truthful or accurate statements at the best of times, but boy did he drop an awful clanger that reinforced his daggy “hopeless idiot” image after publicly saying that slavery has never been a thing in Australia.

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Appearing on 2GB (via The Guardian) to talk about a number of topics, including the Black Lives Matter rallies he really didn’t want people to attend but did anyway, Scott Morrison went on a random tangent about British colonisation and the arrival of the First and Second Fleets.

But the kicker was when Scotty declared with utmost confidence that Australia never, ever dabbled in something as horrendous as slavery.

“Australia, when it was founded as a settlement, as New South Wales, was on the basis that there’d be no slavery. And while slave ships continued to travel around the world, when Australia was established yes, sure, it was a pretty brutal settlement.

“My forefathers and foremothers were on the First and Second Fleets. It was a pretty brutal place, but there was no slavery in Australia.”

Never mind the fact that Australia was literally built on a foundation of slavery – the First and Second Fleets were comprised of convicts, who were slaves in all but name.

Scott Morrison also somehow forgot the horrific treatment and racism inflicted on the Indigenous Australian people by their European oppressors, who from nearly the beginning until the 1960s forced them into unpaid labour and separated children from their families.

That’s not even talking about the brutal massacres that went down over the course of Australia’s dark history.

Let’s also not forget Australia’s dabbling in the insidious practice of blackbirding, which involved colonists coercing or kidnapping Pacific Islanders and transporting them back to NSW or Queensland to work on plantations. It was a practice so horrendous that unmarked mass graves are still being found today.

Hell, slavery still exists in Australia even today, it’s just evolved from people with chains around their necks doing unpaid labour on plantations to things like human trafficking, domestic servitude and forced marriage.

Like how Australia likes to pretend racism isn’t part of its DNA, just because the term “slavery” was never tossed around willy nilly like in America doesn’t mean it didn’t happen in Australia, Scott Morrison.

Unsurprisingly, Scotty’s bold “Australia never had no slavery” claim was condemned pretty quickly, with the most notable rebuttal coming from Aboriginal Australian author and historian, Bruce Pascoe, who says (via The SMH):

“When you capture people, and put chains around their necks, and make them walk 300 kilometres and then set them to work on cattle stations, what’s that called? That’s what happened in Western Australia and in the [Northern] Territory and in Queensland.

“It doesn’t matter what you call it. It’s brutality and I think a lot of Australia are in denial about the real history of the country.”

Just a tip, Scott Morrison, maybe stick to marketing or perhaps read a history textbook before publicly saying things like “there was no slavery in Australia”, because that’s only something a hopeless idiot would do and you sure as hell don’t want to come off like that.

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Trump Falsely Labels Viral Clip Of Cops Knocking Down A 75yo Man As A 'Set Up'

Someone take his phone away from him, please.

It goes without saying that Trump has handled the George Floyd protests against racism and police brutality poorly so far yet he somehow manages to find new lows seemingly every day, this time falsely claiming the viral clip of 75-year-old Buffalo protester, Martin Gugino, getting knocked down by cops in a horrendous act of police brutality as a “set up”.

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For those who need a recap on the Martin Gugino/police brutality viral clip incident before we get into the Trump stuff, Martin is a 75-year-old protester who was participating in a peaceful demonstration against the cops in Buffalo on June 5.

The elderly Buffalo protester is a known Catholic peace activist and wasn’t doing anything remotely threatening, yet this didn’t stop two cops from knocking him down to the ground in a horrific act of police brutality, all of which was captured on video. Gugino is seen bleeding from his right ear as the cops walk by him.

Gugino was later taken to hospital and is reportedly in a serious but stable condition at the time of writing. The two cops who knocked him down were both charged with second-degree assault, which led to all members of the Buffalo Police Department Emergency Response Team resigning from the unit in a stupidly telling show “support” of the problematic duo.

Just a warning, the video of the incident is very graphic so discretion is definitely advised.

Martin Gugino received an overwhelming amount of support following the police brutality incident and Trump, not liking how the spotlight was being taken away from him by some 75-year-old protester from Buffalo who got knocked down, attempted to divert attention back onto himself by falsely claiming on Twitter (unsurprisingly) that the attack was hoax.

Specifically, Fu*kface Von Clownstick thought Gugino “fell harder than was pushed” and claimed – without any evidence whatsoever – the 75-year-old peaceful activist “could be an ANTIFA provocateur” and the whole thing was “a set up”.

Yeah, the US Cheeto-in-Chief actually went there and was immediately piled on by snarky Twitter users who were sick of his bullshit. Just take one look at the ratio and you’ll see how poorly received Trump’s tweet is.

In response to Combover Caligula Trump’s false claim of the incident as a left-wing “set up”, Martin Gugino’s lawyer, Kelly Zarcone, said in a statement to CNN that he’s full of shit.

“No one from law enforcement has even suggested anything otherwise so we are at a loss to understand why the President of the United States would make such dark, dangerous, and untrue accusations against him.”

With tensions and protests continuing to escalate in America, it seems like Drumpf is doing the only thing he knows: getting people to focus on something else as a way to deflect from the real problem and is own failings as president and a human being.

For everyone’s sake, Trump, please just get back into the White House bunker and stay there until the 2020 presidential election is over. We’ll come get you when you’re voted out of office.

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Trump Insults The Memory Of George Floyd Just To Brag About Himself

Throw it on the "Trump is a massive P.O.S" pile.

It’s no secret that Trump is a racist asshole (among many other failings) and has been well before he became the Cheeto-In-Chief of America. But Trump has somehow hit yet another new low when he made a speech that insulted the memory of George Floyd just so he can brag about himself, all while Black Lives Matters protests are escalating around him in every direction.

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Following news (via The Guardian) that the US somehow gained 2.5 million jobs in May and the unemployment rate dropped to 13.3 percent (which is still awful), Fu*kface von Clownstick bragged about how this was all his doing.

The incoherent 50 or so minute rant was painful enough to witness as Trump boasted about how America’s economy is doing great with all those aforementioned new jobs, all while conveniently forgetting how 20 million jobs were lost in April.

But the absolute low point was when Trump had the gall to spit in all the Black Lives Matters protesters’ faces when he brought up George Floyd and said “Hopefully George is looking down and saying this is a great thing that’s happening for our country. (It’s) a great day for him. It’s a great day for everybody.”

It’s a great day for him. What the hell?

Fu*k this guy. There are just no other words for it.

The orange baboon just can’t help himself, can he? He just had to make it about himself. If you needed even more evidence that Trump is racist asshole, well this “speech” just showed it (again).

Just to really nail what a despicable human being Fu*kface von Clownstick is, he later silenced and waved off a Black female reporter’s very good question about how unemployment rates for Black and Asian people have not gone down.

Again, fu*k this guy.

The 2020 US presidential election can’t come soon enough because getting this racist asshole out of the White House and seeing the Trump name go up in flames while he’s dragged away kicking and screaming is going to be so satisfying. Here’s hoping someone sticks him in the White House bunker (again) without his phone in the meantime.

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