Amateur politician and professional shit-stirrer, Senator Pauline Hanson, has today dipped her toes in the water of mental health, with a Senate proposal for the creation of an ‘R U OK To Be White?’ Day.
After her motion to denounce ‘anti-white racism,’ was defeated on the floor of the Senate, despite the best efforts of Matthias Corman’s genuine incompetence, Hanson has realised she perhaps need to be a little more subtle. Hence, ‘R U OK To Be White?’ Day.
The day will be held on the second Thursday of every November, and encourages Australians to turn to their fellow whites and ask if it is okay to be white. That should be a pretty easy task for The Obiter’s overwhelmingly vanilla editorial team, and if we’re being honest, most of Australia.
Hanson reportedly believes the new initiative will be a major step forward for mental health amongst young Australians. ‘Many are depressed because they don’t know it’s okay to be white,’ she stated.
‘The oppressiveness of greater career opportunities, avoiding regular discrimination, and living a pretty fortunate life hounds white people at every turn. As I always say, the pain of not having enough pain is still pain.’
When we asked if she truly ‘always’ says that, she seemed angry for a moment, and then calmed.
‘I can see you’re tense,’ she whispered to me. ‘I have but one question for you, Caucasian brother.’
‘R U OK To Be White?’
Yes, Pauline. Anti-white racism is about as realistic as Australia lasting 180 overs on a turning track in Abu Dhabi against a Pakistani attack that is as balanced as it is dangerous.