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Last updated on June 15th, 2017 at 01:32 pm
What’s the collective noun for moonbats? Guess we’ll find out in a couple of months, when the Enormous Puppet League descends on Sydney to protest against the Howard government’s “aggressively (neo)conservative agenda” and greedy people-haters:
On 30 August 2005 one of the world’s richest men Steve Forbes and NSW Premier Bob Carr will host the fifth annual Forbes Global CEO Conference at the Sydney Opera House.
Like the World Trade Organisation and the World Economic Forum the Global CEO Conference is a means of promoting economic and social policies that will benefit the rich and the powerful at the expense of the majority of the world’s people and the environment.
I blame the Big Giant Octopus, shown here illustrating the August 30 collective’s concerns over globalisation and war. Whenever that oversize, earth-grabbing (and usually Hebrew) octopus appears, well, you’ve got trouble, mister. Here he is in 1972, wearing a scary hat. The Big Giant Octopus has been a classic anti-Semitic symbol for generations; JewWatch (!) applauds this 1911 comment from John F. Hylan, then mayor of New York:
“The real menace of our republic is the invisible government which, like a giant octopus, sprawls its slimy length over our city, state and nation. At the head is a small group of banking houses, generally referred to as ‘international bankers.’”
Then, “international bankers”. Now, the “rich and the powerful”. And, as always, an octopus somewhere.
UPDATE. It might be fun to screen this outside the Opera House during peak moonbat moments.
(Via Evil Pundit, and Chip Morris of PC House Productions.)
- Since this is Australia, will it be a blue-ringed octopus?Posted by richard mcenroe on 04/17 at 11:58 AM • #
- Tentacle, I like it, got a ring to it.
And isn’t this all going back to the Knights Templar conspiracy?Posted by Aging Gamer on 04/17 at 01:09 PM • #
- Looks like it might be “cloud of [moon]bats.”
(See second caption.)
Should apply to those of the “moon” variety, too?
- “Hive”.Posted by Aaron – Freewill on 04/17 at 02:28 PM • #
- “What’s the collective noun for moonbats?”
I don’t know what it is down there, but up here’s it’s “the Democratic Party.” JUST KIDDING!Posted by Jim Treacher on 04/17 at 03:32 PM • #
- A human pyramid of moonbats.Posted by jake-the-peg on 04/17 at 03:36 PM • #
- Mr. Blue … Right there with ya… I’ll never be able to watch Injugakuen or Yojukyoshitsu again without thinking of the GOP… that locks in my vote.Posted by richard mcenroe on 04/17 at 04:26 PM • #
- There’s a hidden irony in this story. Steve Forbes is a long time enemy of the World Bank and the IMF, largely because he thinks their economic advice hurts the world’s poor. Which is also supposedly what the moonbats think. They are too blinded by their mythology to see that they might have gotten a hearing from him*, despite his being a Evil Rich White Republican ON NOES.
*Presuming that they didn’t show up dressed like S&M mimes.
- Anyone feel like forming a Protest Warrior chapter in Australia to spook out these fools?Posted by ausdiplomad on 04/17 at 05:18 PM • #
- I dunno, but I find these world-devouring octopi kind of cute:
Sort of a “Hello Octopussy” type of look.
- Tim, fine post and all, but don’t you think that an employee of the Bulletin should hesitate before criticising somebody else for using an octopus as a distasteful image?
(NB the website in the link was the first that came up on a googele search for the image).
- Erm, jpaul, you might want to know that the Bulletin’s use of the dreaded octopus is, in that case, nearly 120 years old.
There is a slight chance that attitudes at the Bulletin might have changed a smidgen since then. In fact, Tim’s post might even be reflective of the change.
Besides, who does not find the whole giant-puppet-of-doom thing a bit chortle-worthy?
I know it’s 119 years old (published 1886), but it is a famous (infamous?) image irrevocably linked to the Bully. I remember first seeing it in a Australian History textbook in the ‘70s.
As I said it’s a good post and the giant puppet people need to be laughed at, but Tim should be aware enough to know that lots of people link the Mongolian Octopus cartoon to the Bulletin.
- A parade of moonbats.Posted by zeppenwolf on 04/17 at 08:28 PM • #
- BTW the Bulletin Octopus appears on the cover of the game Shanghai Trader, an excellent game of capitalistic exploitation of the Chinese peasantry there in 1920-1948. Object : to make your pile and vamoose before Mao’s Mob comes in and kills everyone (including the Chinese Peasants you’re exploiting, because they’re *rich* peasants as the result). The Japanese occupation period is merely a minor nuisance (and a slight advantage to the Japanese player).
Very reminiscent of the film “Casablanca”.
- A Protest of Moonbats.Posted by Bruce Lagasse on 04/17 at 10:58 PM • #
- I would be interested to know where the word comes from, and who made it up. I’d never heard it until a couple of years ago. “Wingnut” is fairly straightforward- presumably it comes from “right-wing nut”. But lunar bats? What’s with that?
Bats hang upside-down and have the power of ultra-sonic squeaking. John Pilger can do neither of these things, the useless fucker.Posted by Reginald Scaife-Dingethorpe on 04/18 at 12:27 AM • #
- “In the words of the prophet: ‘The Jews hid behind the rocks and the trees and then the rocks and the trees said to the Muslims, who did God’s work: “There are Jews behind us, come and kill them!�? But what is the meaning of such hatred? The reason is that there is no one in the world who loves the Jews, not humans, not stones and not trees, because they destroy everything and everyone wants to take vengeance on the Jews, to take vengeance on those pigs.
Does not quoting from the Koran consitute a racist crime under Victorian Law, unless of course it is quoted by a Muslim
- A shuttle of moonbats?Posted by ausdiplomad on 04/18 at 02:21 AM • #
- These protesters are in for a rude shock if they think a first world city like Sydney, even with a labour government, is going to let them play up like they do in 2nd-3rd world places like the peoples republic of Brackistan and Seattle.
Bobby Carr will have them sorted quick smartPosted by Astonished on 04/18 at 03:49 AM • #
- A bin of moonbatsPosted by The_Real_JeffS on 04/18 at 04:00 AM • #
- A sewage of moonbats.Posted by Rob Crawford on 04/18 at 07:06 AM • #
- Thanks, aebrain. I had no idea.Posted by Reginald Scaife-Dingethorpe on 04/18 at 08:31 AM • #
- A Flood of Moonbats.
(As in the Flood from the Halo game. Except possibly weaker. Or at least I don’t think wiping out all sentient life in 3 galactic radii is required to deal with them.)Posted by Patrick Chester on 04/18 at 09:17 AM • #