Australia Drinks the PC Kool-Aid

Qantas Airlines–remember when their commercials used to feature a nice koala?–denies having ordered employees to enact truly asinine “suggestions” found in a booklet issued by the Diversity Council of Australia (

Uh… If your country has money to fund a Diversity Council, your government has too much of your money and needs its budget cut.

Like, if it isn’t bad enough you get on an airliner and some nitwit takes off all his clothes, watches pornography and performs a sex act upon himself in front of everybody, and finally attacks a stewardess–now the airline itself subjects you to this.

See, it’s “Spirit of Inclusion Month” Down Under, and I guess they celebrate it by requiring everyone to act like clods. So the original reports had Qantas banning “gender-specific pronouns” like “he” and “she”–I guess that makes everybody an “it”–and banning “offensive terms”–offensive to what kind of idiot?–like “mum, dad, husband, wife, love,” etc.

Finally, Qantas allegedly banned its employees from “man-terrupting.” What the hell is that? I hear you say. It’s when a man interrupts a woman. Apparently it’s okay when a woman interrupts a man.

Again, Qantas denies having said or done any of this, although they do admit making some use of the Australia Diversity Council’s little booklet. Frankly, I don’t believe the denials. They got caught, the world made fun of them, so now they say they didn’t do it.

That’s what they always say when they get caught.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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