The Selective Urgency of Must

As an ethical organisation, we must call out the mistakes of the past.”
– The board of directors of the Walkley Foundation

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26 Responses to The Selective Urgency of Must

  1. NFA says:

    And he was an “evil” oil man.

  2. NFA says:

    But “they” still take his money!

  3. Baba says:

    There’s nothing else for it.

    All Walkley trinkets must be returned to the National Press Club and to be publicly melted down in a pyre at the Aboriginal tent embassy on 14th October.

    All cash awards including accrued interest must be donated to the Yes Voice campaign within 5 business days.

  4. Shy Ted says:

    Did he say “oil is black”?

  5. Lee says:

    What is it with leftists’ obsession with sanctimoniously judging history and individuals roles in it?

    It is what it is, and no huffing and puffing how things should have been different (according to the Marxists and postmodernists) tens, hundreds, or even thousands of years ago will ever change it.

  6. Lee says:

    As an ethical organisation …

    LOL.

    More like a left-wing wankfest/love-in.

  7. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Here I thought the reason the luvvies don’t like Mr Walkley was he was a proponent of Gaia’s hated fossil fuels.

    That was the reason cited by all those unfunny cartoonists.

    Maybe they can go for the trifecta, since he was obviously a capitalist running dog too.

  8. Buccaneer says:

    It’s far easier for empty virtue signallers to apologise for sins not committed by them, than it is to admit their actual mistakes and move to make genuine amends. Don’t expect them to apologise for any of the many Walkley awards shockers.

  9. C.L. says:

    One thing I noticed last week was the ABC running at least two lengthy essays on the horror that was The Stolen Kiss of Luis Rubiales.

    Good name for a movie. But I digress…

    There wasn’t a single column at the ABC on Stan Grant’s minutes-long abuse of an unnamed woman in a foyer at Ultimo whose offence was she didn’t acknowledge his Big Man tribal status.

  10. cuckoo says:

    And Deakin University having conniptions now that they know Alfred Deakin held “white supremacist” views. Perhaps they will erect a statue to him so they can tear it down.

  11. cuckoo says:

    Surely we can find a letter or scrap of writing somewhere where Miles Franklin refers to ‘d@rkies’ or ‘levantines’ or some such. Then watch the fun ensue. If you read the current Text Publishing edition of Joan Lindsay’s memoir Time without clocks you will find a dash where she records the name of her favourite horse. No prizes for guessing what that word is, which I confirmed by checking an earlier pre-insanity edition. Hint: the horse was obviously a chocolate brown colour.

  12. Lee says:

    And Deakin University having conniptions now that they know Alfred Deakin held “white supremacist” views. Perhaps they will erect a statue to him so they can tear it down.

    And they are also upset because he drafted the White Australia policy; a policy which lasted generations, largely because it officially had the Labor Party’s support until 1965, a year before Liberal PM Harold Holt ended it.

    So all the Labor PMs in that period must also be “white supremacists.”

  13. Old Lefty says:

    Indeed, Lee. The Labor movement in Queensland made the expulsion of the Kanakas a condition for their supporting federation.

    There was a priceless moment when Howard was PM and was being ‘interviewed’ by Frantic Fran ‘I’m an activist’ Kelly on ABC Radio. Kelly started expostulating about ‘the Coalition’s White Australia policy’. Howard pulled her up and gave her a basic history lesson which she clearly couldn’t believe.

    I’m waiting for the leftist recipients of a Walkley Wokely Wankley award to return it in protest, and suspect I’ll be waiting a long time

  14. Entropy says:

    That isn’t unusual, Old Lefty. Consider the National Socialist Workers’ Party and the fascists being constantly being referred to as ultra-right. What they actually are is right there on the label.

    It is just that their thinking does not extend past “I reckon the free market capitalists are the bad guys and they are right wing, so the nazis who are also bad guys must be too”.

  15. Lee says:

    There was a priceless moment when Howard was PM and was being ‘interviewed’ by Frantic Fran ‘I’m an activist’ Kelly on ABC Radio. Kelly started expostulating about ‘the Coalition’s White Australia policy’. Howard pulled her up and gave her a basic history lesson which she clearly couldn’t believe.

    Kelly is either incredibly ignorant or was deliberately lying.

    I imagine that Gerard Henderson almost choked on his cornflakes when he found out what Kelly said.

    It’s like the African-American academic several years ago who blamed Republicans (not Democrats) for supporting slavery before, during, and even after the American Civil War.

  16. Buccaneer says:

    I can’t wait for them to disown the whole labor party, whose first order of business when the got a taste of power as the minor party in a coalition to form government was indeed the White Australia policy, using exactly the same logic that created apartheid in South Africa.

  17. Christine says:

    What it must be like to live in their world of sanctimony.
    These flawless paragons pointing the finger, condemning, like the worst religious bigots.

    Imagine the type of person who first suggests “let’s call this out”.

  18. Old Lefty says:

    Louise, by the way, has been strangely quiet since information began pouring out about abuse by the Stalinist comrades in the public-sector teachers’ unions, hasn’t she?

    (‘Began’, of course, if like the ABC and the Gillard-McClellan royal commission you ignore the truckloads of evidence uncovered by Justice Wood in NSW in the 1990s.)

  19. Laroque says:

    Walkley awards have been an inside play for decades. The funds have provided a nice living for a small clique.

  20. Buccaneer says:

    Leftism has become a zero sum game, one can guarantee that no matter what position a lefty take in the present, there will be some who deems themselves more morally pure in the future that will tear down the ‘statue’ that misguided lefty built for themselves in the present.

  21. Pat Mac says:

    Look CL, I know this is your site and all, but for Christs sake please don’t put that bitches face and name anywhere where it might be seen by “real” people.
    Yuk

  22. Dr Faustus says:

    The Walkley Foundation has apologised for racist views expressed by late founder Sir William Gaston Walkley – who also started fuel company Ampol – as the organisation reviews its sponsorship policy following an industry boycott.

    Writing for The Sydney Morning Herald in 1961, Walkley detailed his concerns about Australia ceasing to be “a white man’s country” as part of his response to the political debate around the nation’s rising population.

    In a statement, The Walkley Foundation said it has “condemned and expressed deep regret” for the comments by Walkley, who died in 1976.

    At this stage, I haven’t noticed any sort of apology by the SMH for happily publishing racist views in 1961. That can only mean they endorse them.

    Gosh, it’s so easy playing stupid games…

  23. Perplexed of Brisbane says:

    They could just change the name to something more palatable to the workers collective such as ‘The Stalin’ or ‘The Goebbels”.

  24. NFA says:

    ROFL Perplexed of Brisbane

  25. I expect all lefties shall be cancellable in 100 years based on something they say today.

  26. Old Lefty says:

    We should start with Gough, Nelson. All those speeches beginning ‘Men and women of Australia!’ Transphobic cisgender bigot!

    Then there was the crack on dismissal day about David Smith not having the decency to enter Parliament House through the front door but creeping up through the back passage (which Smith always denied). Fascist redneck homophobe!

    I saw in this morning’s Australian that the loathsome Milligan had a whinge about some comments about her in an Australian editorial and got an adjudication in her favour from the Press Council. As far as I can tell, everything the offending editorial said was spot on.

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