Social Justice is a Racket


By Bat 21

Despite his alleged financial savvy and alleged conservatism, Malcolm Turnbull has finally managed to fully outflank the Greens in a frivolous and economically wasteful gesture of virtue signalling.

Turnbull is just the latest sucker falling over themselves to pay a snake oil seller $187, 550 for a three month contract to carry out an audit to find out whether our Prime Minister’s office has an unconscious bias against women.

e836b50f28f0093ecd0b470de7444e90fe76e6d21db2174491f8c0_640_Thief-femaleNow let’s just say that feminist guru Deborah May does 38 hour weeks over the 12 week period, which I seriously doubt. But even if she does, her hourly rate will be a whopping $411.29 per hour (I’m being facetious of course… it’s Canberra. No way she’s putting in 38 hours a week). Now Malcolm… I don’t know if I’m missing something or not completely up to speed on third wave feminism, but if your office feels obliged to pay a “feminist guru” the equivalent of $411.29 an hour to ascertain whether your office has an unconscious bias against women, IT PROBABLY DOESN’T HAVE AN UNCONSCIOUS BIAS AGAINST WOMEN!

Of all places to conduct such an audit, the ACT public service surely seems to be the most redundant. It’s a little like charging PETA $187, 550 to audit whether they have any inclination toward systemic animal cruelty.

Deborah May has quite a racket going on. She’s managed to trump many in the climate alarmist industry in terms of sheer profit for hysteria, and that’s saying something. She’s been awarded a bunch of federal contracts over the past 6 years totalling just over $2 million, which proves in and of itself that the patriarchy isn’t quite as oppressive as she indicates in her sales pitch.

She’s reasonably sure something is amiss. Only 66% of employees in Turnbull’s office are women. That’s less than half in Cultural Marxist newsspeak. Outrageous. If I were a betting man, I’d guess that Deborah May is going to find some systemic sexism in that office, even if she has to bring in mattress girl.

The line between identity politics and good old-fashioned satire is well and truly blurred in 2016. The regressive left are just so lacking in self-awareness that they’ve turned absurdity as an industry into an art form. Merely going about day to day activities in their natural state produces comic manna as a byproduct.

They say that war is a racket, but I’d argue that social justice issues are an even bigger racket. Whenever the Regressive Left get their ire up about something, you can bet there’s a lot of money to be potentially made. There’s no doubt that George W. Bush made a tidy profit from the Iraq war. His personal net worth is $20 million. But this is dwarfed by the Clintons’ net worth of $80 million accumulated from activism, or Al Gore’s personal net worth of $200 million from the war on climate change. Who’d bother bombing the s— out of a country for their oil when intimidating companies and government departments with politically correct teamster tactics is so much more lucrative?

XYZ Canberra Correspondent Bat 21 is trapped deep behind the enemy lines of the Australian Capital Territory, where believing that public service ambitions of one day securing eighteen years of paid parental leave per child to be a little excessive is likely to outrage the haves of the A.C.T., almost as much as trying to explain to them that casual employees don’t get any parental leave or sick days whatsoever. Bat 21 is ever fearful that his public service colleagues, who proudly proclaim that, “nobody I know voted for Tony Abbott,” will one day learn the deep dark secret that he once voted for the member for Warringah while living in the foreign nation of Cremorne.

  • johann

    Sorry to hear you are trapped in the ACT, behind enemy lines.
    Just pretend you are Nancy Wake or Che Guevara, doing God’s work for the Resistance.
    Now, seriously, I am happy to do some sort of egregious study of SJW / Bias issues for $ 411 an hour, to see if we are unconsiously biased against women in Mal’s office.
    Heck, I might even do the full study whilst I am unconscious, which should fit right in in Comatose Canberra.
    I’m dreaming, I know.
    Perhaps we could value add a study/audit of toilet seats in Canberra public service offices to see if they are unconsciuosly biased as well.
    If they are seat up, you know, they are obviously biased against
    our women folk.
    Tack on an extra $500 an hour for that please.

    • Steve B

      Toilet seats left up? Now there is a real issue. Malcolm cannot procrastinate any longer. He must act now…

  • Gregoryno6

    Is Turnbull himself included in that 66%? He may not fit the standard definition of a woman, but there’s no way he can claim to have any balls.
    (Apologies for the crude language)

    • johann

      Maybe Mal is transitioning or gender fluid.
      He probably left his jatz crackers back at Point Piper.

  • aussiegooner

    How can we have gender fluidity and feminism? The one contradicts the other.

    Of the 66%, how many are men who have elected to be women today, but might once more be men when the mood takes them? These men may well ruminate on this question while they fix their make-up in the gender neutral public servant toilets.