A FRIEND of the Billabong stopped by Occupy Melbourne on Saturday, when the Soap-Free Shock Troops were in the first flush of making speeches, if not much sense. He reports being particularly struck by "a porky shiela" and her beau, a Malaysian student ostensibly in Australia to attend one of our fine institutions of higher learning, who both became quite passionate about the plight of Palestinians
Having whipped themselves into a froth, the female concluded her address with this advice:
"Palestine's enemies are our enemies -- the One Per Cent."
It received a lusty cheer, the Billabong's informant reports, adding that about half the crowd then marched off to annoy police, coffee sippers and Max Brenner's chocalteers.
Well it seemed incredible. Re-branding Jews as "the one per centers" and blaming them for all the world's ills -- that is not the sort of thing one expects in Melbourne, where columnists get dragged into court for noting that some Aborigines seem particularly pale. Surely people cannot be that vile or quite so dangerously stupid? A video of the tubby gal's speech would settle all doubt, so if any reader has one or can find one, please point it out in comments.
But anti-semitism does seem to fit quite comfortably with the mood of Wall Street's Occupiers.
Again, any reader who can provide a video of Ms Piggy denouncing the One Per Centers will have the Professor's gratitude.