Humiliating Easter Snub for Cardinal Pell
Traditionally Easter has been a time of joy for Catholics to reflect on how they have re-invented pagan superstitions to mark the return of the Sun at the spring equinox. From simple pleasures such a dancing naked around standing stones, the catholic church has built a world-wide empire that has dominated western thought, preserved learning through the dark ages [well actually it was mostly the arabs, but why let truth get in the way of a good story] and in the face of modern disdain for such practices, preserved ancient traditions of pedophilia.
In a shocking lack of respect for this holy time, Australia's cardinal George George Pell has been snubbed by social commentator Clive Hamilton, with the release of Hamilton's updated version of the Dirty Dozen "Australia's biggest climate foes" who have done most to frustrate action on climate change. Cardinal Pell did not make the list.
In order to really twist the knife, Hamilton's list was released in two parts, with part 1 listing Chris Mitchell, Tony Abbott, Ian McNamara, Gina Rinehart, Innes Willox, Ian Plimer. Thus for a day or two, although Pell and his supporters were disappointed at not placing in the top six, they could live with the expectation that he might still make the top twelve. Alas, these hopes were dashed with the release of part two which listed Martin Ferguson, Greg Hunt, Mitch Hooke, Danny Price, Maurice Newman and Sam Walsh.
Here at Friends of Gin and Tonic we are concerned about our own role in this. We feel that our discussion of Pell First They Screw Children Then They Screw Their Future may have wrongly created the impression that Pell's lying about climate change was merely practice for appearing at the Royal Commission into sexual abuse of children. If it is our speculation that has led to Hamilton's neglect of George Pell's role, then we at Friends of Gin and Tonic are truly sorry.
Prof Dr Moritz Lorenz.
Sarah Palin School of Geography, Economics and Quantum Computing,
University of Narbethong,
West Island Campus, NZ