The residents of lowly Footscray in Melbourne’s west have a saviour. But do they know how lucky they are to have Greens candidate Janet Rice wanting to represent them in State Parliament?
And do they care? I doubt it.
Janet doesn’t live in Footscray (well it’s a bit beneath her you see) but nonetheless wants these people from ‘the wrong side of the track’ to protest the State Government’s proposed WestLink tunnel because she thinks it’s just a sooooooo bad, um, you know … motor car … carbony … thing.
But the problem is the poor Footscrayians are just too stupid and uneducated to even think – let alone speak up – for themselves.
So that’s where Janet steps in:
“They are poorer and less articulate than Yarraville and Seddon residents,” she said. “There are a lot of refugees and people who haven’t had an opportunity for such a good education and don’t have the skills to stand up for their rights.”
Yes, that’s what the poor buggers and fools of Footscray need, someone as patronising and as academically qualified as good ol’ Janet to tell them what’s good for them. Heck, some of those numb brains don’t even realise how soooooo baddy, baddy, carbony this tunnel thing will be!
Which brings me to the point:
Apart from the handful of people who will unfortunately have their homes acquired to make way for this underground bypass, who exactly in Footscray will be worse off by having less traffic choking their heroin-ridden and often violent streets? Wouldn’t that actually be a good thing for Footscray and make it a more enjoyable place to live?
If I were living in Footscray (and I reckon I could find the place, unlike Janet) I think I’d tell her to f*ck off back to trendy Yarraville or Seddon with the rest of her inner-city, up yourself, we-know-what’s-good-for-you types and go f*ck yourself.
Well I guess she’d have to, seeing as though ‘hubby’ has, er, changed teams’ :
BY THE WAY:
Iain will know who I mean but, for the rest of you, ‘Penny’ actually bears a striking (and unfortunate) resemblance to a rather notorious Internet identity. Guess who.