Democracy. It’s put in place to allow its citizens to vote in the best man to govern the country, but what happens when the person you’ve chosen is not the politician that was promised?
This is what the Australian people have discovered after the worst bushfire season history, engulfed much of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria, mere weeks into Summer. From denying climate change to funnelling much needed funding into foreign affairs, Scott Morrison’s apparent lack of empathy has sent shock waves not only on a national level, but worldwide. Now, people are calling for the sacking of the Prime Minister.
Taking to his 357,000 followers on Youtube, @Friendlyjordies is best known for his comedic videos, reacting to odd popular culture and making innocent quips at other happenings on the internet. But in light of the current crisis, his channel has turned political. Overnight, the social media expert published a video aimed at the PM and the Queen of England – a serious departure from his usual content. Referring to religious references, media resources and political history, Friendlyjordies compared Scott Morrison to past successors of the role and how Morrison has since neglected his duties and country.
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This photo was taken just before the front of the fire hit my family's house on new years eve, if it wasn't for our local battlers at the NSW RFS, our house might have been lost like so many in my community that day!! USGYBC won't be active untill everything down here is good. I'd just like to ask everyone who can to donate what they can to a charity of their choosing that will help with this bushfire relief, I will have a link in my Bio to a few organisations from NSW RFS, red cross and other numerous charity's working to save our native wild life and help build our small close knit south coast communities!!! Peace out – Numbat #USGYBC #SAVEThEKOALAS #SKYRIM #SOUTHCOASTBEDASET #dearyourmajesty #fuckscomo
Now, the trending hashtag #DearYourMajesty has been immortalised, calling for Queen Elizabeth to fire the Prime Minister. On 11 November 1975, during the Australian constitutional crisis, Prime Minister Gough Whitlam of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) was dismissed by Governor-General Sir John Kerr, who then commissioned the Leader of the Opposition, Malcolm Fraser of the Liberal Party, as caretaker Prime Minister. This could be done again, where it is predicted that opposition leader Anthony Albanese will take on the role as caretaker Prime Minister.
“Your Majesty, you fired Gough Whitlam for less than that. After you dismissed him, you made Malcolm Fraser as caretaker Prime Minister. And since Anthony Albanese is already acting as such, can we just make it official?”
Tune into the video below.