There’s nothing morally wrong with making fun of Pauline Hanson, in fact, it’s kind of the opposite. As someone who opposes xenophobia and racism, you should view it as something of a moral imperative to ridicule this absolutely absurd woman and the nonsense, hateful things she proposes. The problem is, it’s just a bit easy.
Everything she does is so riddled with errors, miscalculations, gaffs, and snafus, it’s almost hack to point them out. Still, every now and then, something comes up that really raises your eyebrows, like Hanson’s recent claim that her grandmother was born at Stonehenge.
The baffling revelation has come with the government’s attempt to finally weed out which handful of parliamentarians aren’t secretly violating section 44 of the constitution, with MPs being asked to provide information about the citizenship of their parents and grandparents.
Already we’re getting some pretty interesting responses – take this one from Liberal Democrat senator and infamous shitheel David Leyonhjelm:
David Leyonhjelm isn't taking the citizenship register seriously and I'm totally shocked pic.twitter.com/AXO6XXuDey— Adam Gartrell (@adamgartrell) December 4, 2017
Hanson’s little gem arrived in the section where she lists the birthplaces of her grandparents:
You are likely familiar with Stonehenge – it’s that big circle of rocks that look like cricket stumps – you are possibly also aware that there are no houses there. It is not a city, a town, or even a hamlet or thorpe. It is some rocks in a field.
There are basically three options here: either Pauline Hanson was lied to by her wily grandmother, Pauline Hanson has somehow gotten Stonehenge confused with somewhere else, or Pauline Hanson’s grandmother has the most incredible story about where she was born.
Who knows, maybe she’s right. Maybe some time in the late 1800s, Pauline Hanson’s flame-haired great-grandmother was struck by vicious contractions right there in the middle of the stone circle and was forced to give birth right then and there. Or maybe this is just another one of her many, many fuckups.