Absent any other talents you would hope a federal minister possesses, Peter Dutton mostly tries to capture headlines by either being plainly heartless towards asylum seekers, or waging pointless culture war.

It’s that time of year where the guns are a-blazing over Christmas. Despite the fact you can’t walk two metres in December without seeing Christmas decorations, Dutton and co are of the belief that the lefty war on Christmas is in full swing, and has encouraged God-fearing Australians to take up arms.

Appearing Ray Hadley‘s show, a bastion of high discourse, Dutton responded angrily to a caller who said his local school had exchanged Chrimbus celebrations for secular ones.

“You make my blood boil with these stories,” he told Hadley. “It is political correctness gone mad and I think people have just had enough of it.”

He continued:

If they want to conduct these sort of campaigns, do it online or do it in your spare time. Don’t bring these sort of views into the minds of young kids. 

Many of the people, regardless of their religious belief, would be there happy to sing Christmas carols, happy to enjoy the fact that we celebrate Christmas as a Christian society. It’s beyond my comprehension but it has gone too far.

Culture wars, baby! Hell yeah! Dutton connected the issue to teachers wearing pro-refugee shirts, because it’s clear that people who care about the welfare of asylum seekers are also people who deeply, deeply hate Christmas. That’s a normal inference. 

Because the vast majority of Australian people want to hear Christmas carols. They want their kids to be brought up in a normal environment and they don’t want to be lectured to by do-gooders who frankly don’t practise what they preach in any case.

Do-gooders. They’ve put a bloody bee under Dutton’s bonnet.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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