Australia’s Labour party’s leader Bill Shorten on Monday confirmed that Wayne Kurnoth, running on Labour’s Senate ticket in the Northern Territory, was “dis-endorsed” over his Facebook post sharing a video that claims the world is controlled by a “secret society of Jewish shape-shifting lizards,” Australian media reported.
The shape-shifting lizard video was made in 2015 by British Holocaust denier and altogether really, really mad person David Icke. In his video, Icke pitches his theory that an inter-dimensional race of giant Jewish lizards has hijacked the Earth and is enslaving humanity. He believes American presidents, the British royal family and the Rothschilds are descendants of the invading reptiles.
In October 2016, Kurnoth shared a meme spouting Icke’s conspiracy theory that “Rothschild Zionists” run the world by controlling the media, Hollywood, world governments and global finance.
It should be noted that Australia’s Labour party marshaled a successful campaigned to ban Icke from setting foot in Australia in early 2019.
“I don’t think he should be our candidate any more and I understand that it is in train for him to step down as our candidate,” Shorten said.
The 2019 Australian federal election will be held on Saturday, May 18, to elect members of the 46th Parliament of Australia. All 151 seats in the House of Representatives (lower house) and 40 of the 76 seats in the Senate (upper house) will be up for election. The second-term incumbent minority Coalition Government, led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, is expected to be in a tight race with Bill Shorten’s opposition Labour party, which is why Shorten is anxious to win the traditionally liberal districts where the Jewish population is high.
Two weeks ago, Labour candidate in Curtin, Western Australia, Melissa Parke was forced to step down after reports that she claimed that a pregnant Arab woman had been forced to drink a bottle of bleach by Israeli soldiers.
It’s hard to decide which one we like better, the one about shape-shifting Jews, a.k.a. “magical Jews,” or Israelis who force Arabs to drink bleach. David Adler, president of the Australian Jewish Association, set a yardstick of sorts to measure this bizarre end of anti-Semitic tropes, saying, “The lesson here is if you’re going to be anti-Semitic, at least be credible.”
So, IDF forcing pregnant Arab women to drink bleach it is…
Melissa Parke, who was a human rights lawyer before entering parliament in 2007, pulled out of the race following reports that she said in a public meeting in March that Israel treats the Arabs “worse than the South African system of apartheid.”
Asked if she stood by the bleach story, Parke said: “I have spoken the truth all my political career. I worked for the UN in Gaza and I saw the reality on the ground.”
Labour leader Bill Shorten told reporters that Parke had “done the right thing” in leaving the race, adding: “I have a view that Israel has the right to security behind its borders and the Palestinian people have a legitimate issue in statehood.”