Maybe not yet. But calling the tragic events of Sydney yesterday “politically-motivated violence” is like asking people to start racial riots.
This was an act of a crazy guy. A nut job. A sociopath with a criminal history.
Calling this politically-motivated violence is like calling the Cronulla riots an act of patriotism.
Criminals, not terrorists.
But our prime minister’s words will light the keg. There will be racial riots again in this town. MORE PEOPLE WILL BE HURT and it will be our prime minister’s fault.
My question is: where did he get the gun? There seem to have been a lot more guns around in violent crimes in the last two or three years. Could the prime minister perhaps do and say something useful about that, rather than torching the tinder and watching us burn?