‘PLEASE EXPLAIN’: A TRAGICOMIC PORTRAIT OF A BIGOT, SYMPATHETICALLY DONE
Occasionally one reads things on the interwebs that are beautifully written, this piece by Helen Razer is one of them…
Did you know that Pauline Hanson is not only an ultranationalist who seeks to throw everything she doesn’t understand into a bin of flaming turds?
She’s also a person, just like you and me.
This humanity was the preoccupation of a documentary that aired last night on SBS.
In Please Explain we learned that Hanson came up hard, has been treated callously by men and that what she lacks in understanding of nearly everything, she makes up for with good knowledge of deep-fried, battered foods.
Look. I don’t give a shit. I don’t care about the private lives of politicians generally, and I care even less to learn the backstory of an isolationist menace.