Magda Szubanski is thin, stunning and brave.
Her family were Poles who escaped the nazis. Their story demonstrates that the only way to prevent another holocaust is for the government to impose an ideology on the whole of society that makes everybody think the same way, to restrict what people say on the internet and to quarantine people in small areas of a city.
It is a well established fact that Adolf Hitler’s antisemitism grew out of his cultish attachment to white supremacist concepts of fitness and physical beauty. There is literally no middle ground on this issue. One moment you’re going for a jog around the block, the next you’re gassing 6 million Jews.
From the ABC:
Magda Szubanski was targeted in a coordinated right wing extremist attack online following her Victorian Government COVID-19 ad, according to the eSafety commissioner.
Activist Nyadol Nyuon was also targeted by right wing extremists
Szubanski had reprised her role of Sharon Strzelecki from Kath and Kim in a TV ad, playing netball on her own and wearing a face mask in a bid to encourage people to follow health advice.
“Playing netball against yourself is not all it’s cracked up to be,” Sharon said in the ad.
“But you know what? It’s not the lockdown that’s the enemy.
“It’s the virus. And as soon as we obey the rules the sooner this will all be over and we can get back to the stuff that really matters — netty!”
Szubanski was then subjected to continued online trolling and abuse.
That ramped up after TV chef Pete Evans posted about the ad calling it “offensive and disgraceful” and accusing it of “brainwashing” children.
During Senate estimates late on Wednesday, the eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant said the trolling of Szubanski and lawyer Nyadol Nyuon was part of an increase in what she called “volumetric attacks”.
“What we’re really seeing a lot of is what we call volumetric cross platform online abuse which is coordinated by ostensibly white extremists (and) conspiracy theorists,” Ms Inman Grant explained.
“The whole idea is to create an avalanche of hate directed towards specific targets, usually women or those with other intersectional factors.
“The volumetric attacks on Nyadol Nyuon, who is an African Australian activist, as well as Magda Szubanski in the wake of her public service announcement around wearing covid masks, were all coordinated right wing extremist attacks.”
Commissioner Inman Grant said the agency was tracking right wing movements and conspiracy theorists.
“In the wake of the Christchurch atrocity we were given a substantial set of new powers around abhorrent, violent material but also some powers around ISP blocking in the event of an online crisis,” she said.
“Many of the events we had to assess in the last year have involved right wing extremism including the Halle terrorist attack that happened on Twitch, El Paso and others.
“We’ve of course been following things like Q-Anon, the (far-right) Boogaloo movement and some of the right wing extremists here in Australia.”
As stated, there is literally no middle ground on this issue. One moment you may find yourself thinking that Magda Szubanski has cankles, next minute you’re stocking up on ammo and walking into a mosque whistling a marching band tune.
It’s your XYZ.