Remember the 2nd law of SJWs – SJWs always double down.
For my overseas readers, Q&A is an audience driven talk program on the government funded ABC network. It traditionally has a panel of four to five guests each week, one of which will be politically on the right while the others on the left. Many conservative politicians, including the former prime minister of Australia refuse to go on the program because of its left-leaning bias.
On Monday the program was discussing wealth, taxes, and the ubiquitous “fairness”. An audience member, Duncan Storrar went on a nice little rant at the panel from the audience.
“I’ve got a disability and a low education, that means I’ve spent my whole life working for minimum wage. You’re going to lift the tax-free threshold for rich people,” Mr Storrar directed to the panel.
“If you lift my tax-free threshold, that changes my life. That means that I get to say to my little girls, ‘Daddy’s not broke this weekend, we can go to the pictures’.
“Rich people don’t even notice their tax-free threshold lift. Why don’t I get it? Why do they get it?”
Why don’t I get it, why do they get it? The age old politics of envy. When a government’s role moves from managing diplomacy and defense to handing out goodies then why be surprised when everyone just wants to know what’s in it for them?
But it turns out that Mr Storrar does not pay any tax at all. Not a cent. His disability is post-traumatic stress disorder which has caused him to not work for ten years, apparently caused by being sexually molested. He receives welfare and apparently drives a truck on odd occasions for $16 an hour, which is curious as the minimum wage is just a tad over $17, and someone of Mr Storrar’s age would need to be paid over $21, which leads one to believe that perhaps he is not declaring this income.
These facts quickly came to light. I have no doubt that Mr Storrar was an audience plant by the ABC who was put there to ask that specific line of questioning at the token conservative on the panel. A pity that they didn’t do a little homework on him, but he was probably stuck there by an organiser of the Community and Public Sector Union. How do I know that?
Because SJWs always double down. That same union man, who claims not to know Mr Storrar as he just “saw him on TV”, then organised a crowdfunding campaign for Mr Storrar which at this time has raised over $50,000 to buy him a toaster of all things. As Nigerian scammers know, there is no limit to the stupids.
Left-wing media outlets have tried to twist the story by claiming that the conservative newspaper that broke the story of Mr Storrar paying no tax, pay no tax themselves. Which is a curious leap of logic seeing as not only is it untrue but the last time I checked two wrongs don’t make a right, but they do make plenty of hypocrites.
But it gets better. Today in The Australian newspaper is an interview with Mr Storrar’s estranged 20 year old son who is aghast that people are giving his father money due to the fact that he has a history of drug addiction.
Mr Major, 20, said he couldn’t believe it when he saw people donating tens of thousands of dollars to a Go Fund Me page set up for Mr Storrar, who captured the nation’s attention when he appeared on the ABC’s Q&A on Monday, saying he didn’t make enough money to take his kids to the pictures.
“He doesn’t deserve it,” said Mr Major, who uses his mother’s surname. “He’s used drugs. He’s not the person he’s making himself out to be.”
Mr Major said he moved in with his father when he was 17 because “I guess I wanted to get to know him but it was while I was living with him, he was using drugs, and I got addicted with him and that was the start of my downward spiral”. He said it took all his courage to break free of his father “and I’ve been clean since November 2014”.
In that piece is this further snippet:
The revelations about Mr Storrar’s troubled life came after Q&A producer Amanda Collinge described him in a tweet as a “new national hero”. Mr Major’s comments also leave the man who set up the GoFundMe page — revealed as Samuel Fawcett, a Community and Public Sector Union member who works with CSL in Victoria — with what he described as a “bit of a problem”.
Only in the socialist fantasy land of the ABC could a drug addicted individual on welfare be a “national hero”. I feel sorry for Mr Storrar. He has been used by the ABC producers and union organisers as a stooge, and notwithstanding the money from the crowd funding he will be dropped very hard when he outlives his usefulness, an action which I predict could happen very soon.
The politics of envy. “Why don’t I get it, why do they get it?” This from someone who is already getting everything he needs to live without lifting a finger to work. And the people that that tax cut would benefit? People in the $80,000 bracket, which believe it or not is the median salary in Australia. Hardworking people who get up every day and go to work, who juggle their personal finances so as to be able to give their family what they want, these are the people who are funding the Storrars of the world.
Update: Apparently Mr Storrar’s three kids are named Jakala-Rose, Indica and Aztec. Apart from this being a mild form of child abuse, readers would be shocked to know that Indica is a variety of marijuana. Takes a special type of someone to name their child after an illegal drug. Perhaps that’s why he can’t afford to take his kiddies to the pictures.