|Kiss this, terrorism.|
So December 15 2014 is turning out to be a day when someone thought they'd like to terrorise a bunch of innocent Australians to make a point to the world's media.
Well, kind of like this guy, I say to them: piss off.
This is not to downplay in any way, shape or form the distress and fear this idiot's actions will have caused the hostages in this incident, or their families, all of whom will be praying for their loved ones safety during this despicable event.
To these guys who think they have the right to take over other people's lives, other people going about their business in this great country, going to their jobs, living their lives peacefully and respectfully, I say this: you don't have the right to do that.
You don't get to mean something important by your actions.
You don't get to pretend that you're oppressed or hard-done-by in this great society. It's pure crap and we're all on to you.
You don't get to treat innocent people's lives like a game.
You don't get to create a climate of fear and paranoia and retribution.
You don't get to do any of those things, because the worst choice you ever made was doing something like this in Australia. Here, we don't play like that. We think you're fools. We think you're selfish. We don't think you speak on behalf of anyone else. We think you're going to be forgotten pretty quickly.
My heart goes out to the members of Australian law enforcement who are handling this matter with the highest level of competence and professionalism. My heart goes out to hostages and their families.