We Are the Bollards

So there will be more empty seats round the Christmas table this year, after an “Australian citizen” mowed down pedestrians at the junction of Flinders Street and Elizabeth Street in Melbourne. The casualties include “a pre-schooler with serious head injuries”. The “Australian citizen” (I presume this designation is being used to emphasize that he’s entirely eligible to serve in Mr Turnbull’s cabinet) did it deliberately, but relax, lighten up, there’s no need to worry because, according to Victoria’s police commissioner, all this terrifying terror is “not terror-related“.

So he’s not a crack operative with the Islamic State’s Australian branch office, he’s just, as The Age‘s cheery headline writer puts it, “of Afghan descent and mentally ill”. 

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  • Liberal Progressive

    There would be no vehicle attacks if only all cars, vans and trucks were banned. It’s not people who kill people it’s vehicles!

  • Allan

    How often does the mouse have to poke the lion with a stick before the fucking lion wakes up and devours the mouse? Unless of course, the lion is in a catatonic state and doesn’t feel the poke until the lion slowly bleeds to death.

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      They will kill us as long as it’s a productive strategy for spreading terror.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    Relax.
    There are enough bollards to save us all as long as we don’t panic.

    Remember ‘tis far more virtuous to die for an abstract cause than to be called a “racist” by the enemy and their collaborators who will impune your motives for self-preservation.

  • Watchman

    Isn’t “of Afghan descent and mentally ill” a tautology?

    • Concerned Canadian

      The Commissioner is an idiot, period.

    • Justin St.Denis

      I believe you have a valid point there. But it’s probably racist. 😉

  • Watchman

    Bollards can work. Notice the lack of victim tags after the bollard in the recent Victoria attack:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/527d587de469d9ce3b66b83a07654a044bca9754273a0582720cd5cc70ee2b74.jpg

  • Starlord

    Could the mentally ill part be part of inbreeding?
    If so then many of them are mentally ill?

    Wonder how many jihadists are products of inbreeding vs not?

    • Watchman

      The classic Chicken And Egg question.

      • Starlord

        Yes or is it a recipe…
        One instance of inbreeding
        10 shots of islam
        Mix in blender
        And
        Presto

  • People know what they can do about all of this.

    They just won’t do it.

  • Barrington Minge

    Mooslim mental illness…aka “islam”