It’s election time in South Australia and the Attorney General/Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Michael Atkinson is on the warpath hunting for mice and other mediocre targets to take on. Will you be next?
Gamers threaten me: Atkinson
Danielle Forsyth: Independent Weekly | February 16, 2010
Attorney General Michael Atkinson has launched an attack at the Gamers4Croydon party, saying he believes gamers in general are pose a higher personal danger than the outlaw motorcycle gangs he has worked so hard to legislate against.
“I feel my family and I are more at risk from gamers than we are from outlaw motorcycle gangs who also hate me and are running a candidate against me,” Mr Atkinson told ABC TV’s Good Game program last night. [more …]
The following comment was passed by the censors at the Independent Weekly and rejected by those at the Adelaide Advertiser http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/technology/attorney-general-michael-atkinson-says-gamers-pose-a-greater-risk-to-his-safety-than-bikies/story-e6freaal-1225830811427.
Atkinson has a trick he performs at each election. Find an enemy that is relatively harmless, but easily vilifiable, target them with quasi legal methodology and play the hapless victim while he denounces the real victim in the press as everything from loony to violent.
I would also speculate that Atkinson’s idea of spam is probably one or two emails that disagree with his petulant policy making. And threats under the door at 2am? If it’s not entirely made up, it was probably a note from his milk man.
For those that are unsure of what I am referring to; at the last election Atkinson targeted Creativity in exactly the same way he’s now targeting video gamers. http://sacreator.com/2008/03/02/sa-government-raid-2006
Way to go Atkinson. You’re nothing more than a gutless turd always looking for someone smaller to pretend to battle it out with. A good kick up the arse is what you need, and I hope I’m around to see it delivered.