To conclude this series, we’re taking a look at the Liberal candidate for Victoria, Cheryl Thomas.
Cheryl clearly has strong feelings about Israel-Palestine, but who doesn’t, right? Like many of us, she got in a heated Facebook conversation on the discussion last year, and said:
The oppressed of the Warsaw ghettos and the concentration camps have become the oppressors, keeping the Palestinians who are left in their ‘homeland’ in ghettos where they limit their access to education and stop most opportunities for them to make a living. When unemployed young men fight back with rocks and crappy rockets, the Israelis blow the shit out of their neighborhoods, killing women and young children (collateral damage).
Saying that the oppressed of the ghettos have become the oppressors draws an unfavourable comparison to Nazism, as has also been common to this series. We’re honestly not sure why this has become a trend.
But, her statements on ethnic groups don’t end at Israelis. Here we have Thomas probably testing out her open mic material. It looks a little rough around the edges, and that’s because it is
Yep, if you had a brown guy with a beard sneaking into your house, you’d be calling the bomb squad. People around the globe may not be okay with a white guy with a beard sneaking into your house, but presumably they would just call the police.
Moving on, Cheryl felt compelled to share the Taliban’s response to Malala Yousafzai, the 18 year old Nobel laureate who advocated for education under the Taliban in Pakistan. Missing a chance to share a moment of unity for a common cause, she acknowledges that mosques were used as gathering places for education “hundreds of years ago,” but “now the mosques are used as brainwashing stations.”
Lastly, a remark for the ages showing both how she feels about Iran, and the types of problems women face.