Look we’re not sure how or why this happened either, but bear with us.
Enthusiast of strange video rants and dinosaur parks, Clive Palmer, has started a fund to aid the legal needs of asylum seekers who are currently detained on Nauru or Manus Island.
Is this a sentence you ever expected to read? Us neither, compadre.
While Clive himself has made some surprisingly compassionate statements about asylum seekers in the past, we cannot ignore the fact that the man is 1) responsible for assisting the political career of chronic Islamophobe Jacqui Lambie, and 2) a previous attendee of BBQ’s held by the ‘I’m not racist’-yelling racists, the Patriots Defence League.
This is the media release that Clive posted to his official Facebook page, earlier today:
Media releaseClive Palmer Sets up Legal Fund for Abused RefugeesFederal leader of the Palmer United Party and Member…
This is us, reading said media release:
What’s next; a WOMAN becoming the Minister for Women?! (Oh fuck, wait. Never mind.)
We’re speechless, but Twitter isn’t:
oh no, Clive Palmer is trending. what the fuck has he done now
— good meat ostriches (@pogolith000) October 13, 2015
Clive Palmer, who attended a strident anti-Islamic Patriots Defence League of Australia BBQ last month, now… http://t.co/CSMPDvGMsB
— Leon Gettler (@leongettler) October 13, 2015
— stephany panhuysen (@spanhuysen) October 13, 2015
Clive Palmer’s announcement re fighting fun for refugees, we all know Clive is the devil in the detail. Let’s wait.
— WeNeedToWakeUp (@Alohaviola2) October 13, 2015
Clive Palmer has made a moving defence of innocent people fleeing totalitarian regimes. AND THAT’S JUST JACQUI LAMBIE AND GLENN LAZARUS.
— John Johnsonson (@JohnJohnsonson) October 13, 2015
What Clive Palmer is doing with the fund is great but he could have done it when he first got into parliament about two years ago.
— Billy Collins (@billiamocollins) October 13, 2015
So in conclusion, we all need a cuppa and a liedown after this announcement (Clive, especially), because apparently it’s opposite day and we just cannot with this nonsensical flip-floppin’.
Oh #Auspol; shine on, you crazy diamond.
Image (before we fucked wit it): Stefan Postles via Getty.