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Dominic Perrottet and the Nazi uniform: he doesn’t know what he did was wrong


Dominic Perrottet has failed to apologise to everybody that he offended by wearing a Nazi uniform, showing he doesn’t really understand what he did was wrong and why.

To be fair, a 21 year old probably wouldn’t understand the significance of the Nazi uniform, and he shouldn’t be judged on what he did as a young man. It seems like a stupid prank, and we all did stupid things at that age.

The difference is, he came from a privileged background, had a private school education, and had just completed a law degree.

But still, he is human like anybody else, and we all make mistakes.

Fast track to the present, where he is now a high ranking politician, and still doesn’t understand what he did. Or does he?

When faced with an embarrassing political situation, he pre-empted his political opponents and came out to address the situation, which was a good political tactic.

Then he messed it up completely. He apologised to the Jewish Council, but none of the other demographic groups who were devastated by the Nazis during World War II.

Nobody can deny that the slaughter of six million Jews was one of the greatest human rights abominations that the world has ever seen, and is a symbol of the barbarity and inhumanity of the Nazis during the war. It should never be forgotten.

But he chose to apologise only to the Jewish Council, a powerful political group who he needed onside to get his cashless gambling card through if he somehow gets re-elected. He didn’t apologise to the Jewish community as a whole.

German trade unionists were also targeted by the Nazis, but no acknowledgement from Perrottet about that. In keeping with his stance on unions and unionists.

The Nazis also targeted gays, lesbians and black people, but no apology from Perrottet to these groups. The LNP doesn’t seem to have much time for these groups either.

The Romanis and other ethnic groups were targeted by the Nazis, but Perrotet seems unconcerned about this.

40,000 Australian service personnel and civilians died during the war, something we still honour every ANZAC Day, but Perrottet did not apologise to them, their descendants or even the RSL.

250,000 disabled people were killed by the Nazis as part of their “experiments” designed at purifying the German race, but there was no apology from Perrottet to disability groups who may have been aware of this.

Twenty million Soviet military and civilians dies during WWII, but no apology from Perrottet to the Russian people or the citizens of other former Soviet nations.

70 million people from 80 countries died fighting the Nazis, but Perrottet did not apologise to any of these people or their descendants.

In fact, it would be almost impossible to find anybody in Australia who didn’t lose a relative fighting in WWII, or didn’t have a relative who took part in the fighting.

The Nazis have affected almost every citizen in Australia, but Perrottet did not apologise to them the way he apologised to the Jewish Council.

Is it simply that he doesn’t understand the significance of what the Nazis did, or is it that he doesn’t want to upset his voter base?

Perrottet comes from the minority far right faction of the NSW Liberals, and their voter base includes the extreme right, many of whom openly glorify Nazis in the modern world.

Many others in the far right, while not openly glorifying the Nazis, hold similar extremist views. This are the people Perrottet and his faction appeal to.

If he starts apologising to all these demographic groups, he risks losing the support of his voter base.

And therein lies the problem for Perrottet. It is possible he is not genuinely sorry for what he did, but knows the Nazi uniform will appeal to many in his voter base – the disenfranchised of society and the rejects.

These are the people the LNP appeals to. Those who want to blame varying demographic groups for their failures in life.

The LNP promotes this disenfranchisement, the same way the Nazis did prior to WWII.

The Nazis convinced their people that the Jews and other groups were responsible for the economic woes of Germany, the same way the LNP target unions, Muslims, Asians and anybody who is not a white Christian.

One could go on forever about the similarities of the LNP and the Nazis, but that has been covered amply in the media and on social media.

Yes, Perrottet made a stupid mistake as a young man, but he made an even more stupid one by failing to issue a blanket apology to everybody he had offended.

Instead, he continues to use it for political gain, and this is why he is not fit for office.

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Social Justice Campaigner. Business and Education Consultant. Former Business/ESL Teacher. Lived in China and USA. Dealing with disability. My articles have been cited in New York Times, BBC, Fox News, Aljazeera, Philippines Star, South China Morning Post, National Interest, news.com.au, Wikipedia and many other international publications.

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One thought on “Dominic Perrottet and the Nazi uniform: he doesn’t know what he did was wrong

  1. I saw him apologise for this!!!!! Wasn’t he 19 years of age? O for goodness sake.

    Posted by Del | January 16, 2023, 10:08

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