Scott Morrison trans

PM is a Weathervane Trapped in a Man’s Body

19 April 2022

2.4 MINS

Editor’s Note: Since this article was written, PM Scott Morrison has decided to support his candidate again, which we are grateful for, though his stance could be stronger.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison was heralded as a man of conviction when first elected, but this trait seems to have fallen by the wayside in the face of political heat.

When it comes to transgender issues, our Prime Minister is a weathervane trapped in a man’s body. His pronouns are yeah/nah.

Last Tuesday Mr Morrison backed a campaign to ban trans women (by which I mean men) from competing in women’s sports.

For a moment I thought he had won the election. The self-censoring, exhausted majority are fed up with LGBTQ insanity, and if Mr Morrison stood up to it he could win the election on this issue alone.

Self-Censored

Most people have shut up about trans issues because they know that if they say anything at all, they will get unhinged, shouty criticism.

So they don’t say anything.

And then they vote.

But by Thursday, Mr Morrison had changed his mind.

On Tuesday Mr Morrison praised his candidate in the Sydney electorate of Warringah who had taken a strong stand to protect women’s sport.

Katherine is, you know, an outstanding individual. And she’s standing up for things that she believes in, and I share her views on those topics. And it’s got nothing to do with the broader gender debates. This is just about common sense and what’s right.”

But just two days later, after LGBTQ activists history-mined Katherine Deves’ Twitter feed for evidence of transphobia, the PM quickly swung in a different direction.

Spineless

Deves had tweeted:

“They will not stand for seeing vulnerable children surgically mutilated and sterilised in furtherance of an unattainable idea. The lawsuits will be legion, as the will the government inquiries. Complete failure of safeguarding. Mark my words.”

She was referring to young girls having double mastectomies and other treatments that leave trans people sterile for life.

Such comments were, according to Deves’ political opponent Zali Steggall, “appalling and divisive”.

Hardly.

If the Prime Minister had any courage, he would have defended his candidate and insisted that the only “appalling” thing was Zali’s attempt to normalise people lopping off their genitals to appear more like the opposite sex.

Someone with a backbone would have insisted that the truly “divisive” thing was Zali’s approval of men competing in women’s sports on the basis that they believed themselves to be women.

Backtracking

But instead, Mr Morrison capitulated to the twitterati bullies and, after a quick conviction reassignment, denied ever endorsing Deve’s (now deleted) comments.

Mr Morrison said that his comments regarding trans individuals competing in sport were actually in relation to another politician’s Private Member’s Bill.

Moreover, he said his government would not support the Bill, brought by Claire Chandler, which would ban biological men from competing in women’s sports.

And so by the end of the week our PM, who was wrongly assigned conviction politician when elected to office, was now living as his authentic self — identifying as a weathervane who can be relied on to point whichever way the winds of popular culture are blowing.

Talk about a lost opportunity.

This is one of the Liberals’ great faults; always kowtowing to people who will never vote for them. It pains me say this, but you never see Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews or West Australia Premier Mark McGowan do that. They play to their mob 100 per cent of the time.

If only Mr Morrison identified as a man of principle.

Update: he changed his tune again.

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Originally published at The James Macpherson Report.
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6 Comments

  1. Carol 19 April 2022 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    He has no backbone. My group, long time liberal voters will now look for alternatives. This and other matters show him as being weak and deceitful.

  2. John 20 April 2022 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    Ask him about his comments re “informed consent” for Covid-19 vaccinations…how that is always “your choice.”

  3. C S 20 April 2022 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    Maybe the churches need to speak up more in the public square on culture issues. I leave it all to the PM and he wears the criticism when I don’t earn, pray, support, encourage and lead.
    Where are the states in this. They are the ones passing the legislation: Conversion Therapy, Abortion to birth, Euthanasia, soon legalising marijuana and other drugs. States out-number Feds on education curriculum.

  4. CS 20 April 2022 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    *warn” and not “earn”

  5. Joseph 27 April 2022 at 9:39 am - Reply

    I cannot understand how everyone (and every employer whose employees) who received Job Keeper payments isn’t grateful to Scott Morrison (ScoMo) for helping avoid financial and mental ruin.

    Job Keeper is the reason that Australia avoided a major recession and more people are not taking their lives.

    I hope that the Liberal Coalition forms a minority government with Pauline Hanson (who has always fought against the vaccine-mandates) holding the balance of power.

  6. Joseph 27 April 2022 at 9:40 am - Reply

    I cannot understand why everyone (and every employer whose employees) who received Job Keeper payments isn’t grateful to PM Scott Morrison (ScoMo) for helping avoid financial and mental ruin.

    Job Keeper is the reason that Australia avoided a major recession and more people are not taking their lives.
    We can focus on higher order needs (in Maslow’s heirachy of needs) because of our lower order needs (food, shelter, security) are met.

    I hope that the Liberal Coalition forms a minority government with Pauline Hanson (who has always fought against the vaccine-mandates) holding the balance of power.

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