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The egging of Anning! Fried, poached or scrambled?

The egging of Anning! Fried, poached or scrambled?

Who would have believed that the stupid little shit that egged Senator Anning, a cowardly squish from behind mind you, would make news even for the Washington Post? Although, being a Trump hating Leftie publication it is fitting to attack a right wing politician like Anning who speaks his mind in the fashion of Trump.We now learn that all eggings are not equal, especially when it comes to punishment for assault—which egging is. Anning’s egger Will Connolly was not charged. In the UK A Brexit supporter who egged Jeremy Corbyn while yelling “respect the vote” has just been jailed for 28 days. John Murphy, 31, admitted attacking the Labour leader with an egg following the MP’s visit to a mosque in his Islington North constituency on 3 March. The Irish now hold fame for Leprechauns and egging—Connolly and Murphy.

Source: The Washington Post

Egg Boy says he ‘united people’. Scientists may have cracked why

The heroes usually honoured after terrorist attacks are first responders, who rushed to the scene to rescue lives.
But after the Christchurch mosque attack, in which at least 50 people were killed, a 17-year-old Melbourne teenager, Will Connolly, rose to prominence after he took matters into his own hands and egged Senator Fraser Anning, who had just blamed Muslims for the anti-Muslim attack that unfolded in New Zealand.

The teen protester who broke an egg over the head of controversial Queensland Senator Fraser Anning has received an avalanche of public support.
The video of the incident and of the right-wing Queensland Senator subsequently punching ‘Egg Boy’ immediately went viral. Around the world, he was celebrated and Anning was condemned, even though some cautioned that a provocation that may result in further violence is never an appropriate response.
During his first interview on Channel 10 on Monday, Connolly acknowledged that “what I did was not the right thing to do”.

“However, this egg has united people and, you know, money has been raised, tens of thousands of dollars have been raised for those victims,” Connolly told the network.
“I’ve had one lady reach out to one of my friends in Christchurch and she said to me that throughout this period of darkness in her life was the one time since she smiled since the tragedy and that, I’m speechless,” Connolly said.

To my family, friends and people around the world, I would like to thank everyone for all the overwhelming support.

I’m so proud to stand for what is right and I encourage everyone to stand up for what you all believe in. I do not condone violence and I do not condone egging someone, and everyone has a right to an opinion, but as I listened to Senator Anning for over an hour, I realised a point had to be made and if no one was going to do anything, then I was.

Connolly may have been shocked by his sudden fame, after what appeared to be a more or less spontaneous idea in response to a tragic event. But researchers who have studied how human brains tend to react to terrorist attacks were likely less surprised.
Prior research focusing on the 2011 right-wing extremist attack by Anders Breivik in Norway – considered a role model by alleged Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant – showed that terrorism often has a cross-border psychological impact.

After the 2011 attack, in which 77 people were killed, stress and trauma-related illnesses surged in neighbouring Denmark as a direct impact of the Norway shooting.

Egg Boy’s star status rose astronomically after the incident. He was honored in a mural in a Melbourne laneway. Traynor
“Our research shows that the effect of terrorist attacks cross national borders and affect people in other countries to such a degree that they develop mental disorders,” Søren Dinesen Østergaard, associate professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University, said at the time.
While traumatic disorders among observers who watch coverage of terrorist attacks abroad remains rare, the Danish study backs up decades-old evidence for a much broader impact of such attacks than we often realise. “Terror Management Theory,” Christopher Long and Dara Greenwood wrote in a 2013 study, “posits that human awareness (whether conscious or unconscious) of the inevitability of death can lead to potentially paralysing anxiety.”

And that’s where humour and the sort of response that captivated the world’s attention hours after the Christchurch attack comes in.
“Humour production may be particularly relevant to staving off death anxiety, not only because it typically is a culture-bound phenomenon, and hence useful for reaffirming one’s place in society, but humour has also been identified as a psychologically useful coping mechanism that enables individuals to remain resilient in the face of aversive life circumstances,” wrote Long and Greenwood.

The two researchers also argue that humour can help observers “infuse the random chaos and suffering of everyday life with significance”. In the case of Egg Boy, observers may have applauded what they saw as a justifiable public embarrassment of a politician whose anti-Muslim ideology has been condemned for encouraging right-wing extremist ideologies and for potentially radicalising extremists.
Anning’s violent response to what appeared to be a rather harmless incident made viewers around the world rally around Egg Boy even more. That mix of the response to being egged and the underlying circumstances determine in which direction public opinion will sway.

When British then-deputy prime minister John Prescott was egged in 2001, for instance, he tackled the egg thrower in what tabloids later dubbed a “punch scuffle”. Surveys subsequently suggested that the public largely considered Prescott’s violent response to be justified. Such support rises and falls with the popularity of the target, though, and some politicians may have wished they had responded to being caked or egged in a more restrained way.
French politician Nicolas Sarkozy, for instance, responded in fury after he had a pie thrown at him while he was still a local mayor. But about two decades later, then-president Sarkozy himself had to apologise after his own son threw a tomato at a police officer.

While eggs and other items thrown at politicians almost always spark debates over the limits of reasonable protest, they often distract from the more serious issues that triggered those incidents. In the case of Egg Boy, distraction may have been exactly what the millions of viewers were looking for.
But almost two weeks after he threw the world famous egg, Connolly appeared to have second thoughts during his interview with Channel 10 – not so much over the limits of reasonable protests, but over how much we should allow ourselves to be distracted: “It’s playing out completely out of proportion, to the point where it’s kind of embarrassing, because too much attention is actually brought away from the real victims suffering,” the 17-year-old cautioned.

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  • Pensioner Pete 26/03/2019, 6:39 am

    I wonder at the outcome should this spoilt brat have egged a copper?

    • Austin Ayforti 26/03/2019, 11:30 am

      Or one of the other “acceptable” politicians.

  • Magic Carpet 26/03/2019, 7:33 am

    Incoherent vacuous Wapo trash article using psychobabble to pad out the shilling for a cowardly act by Will – egg to back of head. Anning’s clip around the ear was fully justified and measured out proportionately. He looked straight at him too unlike the spineless tosser.
    Master eggboy has yet to view a child cutting off the head of an infidel while more senior devotees of the religion of peace look on approvingly. That day may come.
    He is however just young enough to see the last days of majority of whites, but not old enough to comprehend the ramifications. When he is older he will be surrounded daily by reminders of the folly of the egg.
    Enjoy your 2 minutes of fame eggboy. May the name stick to you for the rest of your days like flies on a cow’s arse.

  • Gregoryno6 26/03/2019, 8:29 am

    ‘ A more or less spontaneous idea’???
    That takes the prize for the most idiotic observation on the incident.

    • Kal 26/03/2019, 8:44 am

      Yeah,just happened to have an egg in his hand

      • TommyGun 26/03/2019, 9:04 am

        Yeah.
        “I happened to be standing around, listening to Senator Anning for an hour, when I realised I had an egg in my hand!” How effing spontaneous was that.
        Wanker.

  • Aktosplatz 26/03/2019, 8:49 am

    The way he was praised by the MSM and the extensive coverage has pushed this all out of proportion. I would have thought we would have been told as to whether the egg was 600g, 700g, free range or cage, we really need to know these things.The clip Egg-Head got around the ear from Sen. Anning was fully justified.

  • Margaret 26/03/2019, 9:04 am

    Great free publicity for Fraser Anning.
    False flag back fired badly on the ‘Get Senator Anning’ collective.
    I believe Senator Anning will be re-elected with a bigger majority

  • True Green 26/03/2019, 9:06 am

    I can’t help thinking that the young man would have been better advised to throw a lump of coal at Senator Anning to draw attention to Climate Change, and send the egg to Venezuela instead. Yes, they are doing it really tough in Venezuela!

    • Albert 26/03/2019, 9:22 am

      Why do we need to draw attention to something that has been going on since the earth was born and is something that man can’t control with lies, scientific falsities, outright ignorance, stupidity and the money of those idiotic enough to hand it over?

  • Albert 26/03/2019, 9:30 am

    Why is that silly little boy/girl/it not being charged? Are we seeing our politically controlled coppers in abrogation of their responsibilities yet again on the say so of some politician or bureaucrat bowing down to a scumbag minority?

    • Aktosplatz 26/03/2019, 11:04 am

      It was in VictoriaStan, wasn’t it?

  • Geoff Unicomb 26/03/2019, 11:01 am

    I am surprised that Aly the ‘Weed’ didn’t take ‘egg boy’ to NZ with him, for Ardern’s interview for ‘The Project’. Does any sane person watch that rubbish on Channel 10? More to the point, does any sane person watch Channel 10 at all?

    • Bwana Neusi 26/03/2019, 12:57 pm

      Leftist ratings:-
      In 5th place Channel 7 (daily mirror page 3)
      In 4th place Channel 9 (I can shout loudly Thompson)
      In 3rd Place Channel 10 (we hate Trump)
      In 2nd Place SBS (we hate Whities)
      And in 1st place Our ABC (we hate anything right of Communist)

  • Jarrah 26/03/2019, 11:14 am

    A kick up the arse would do this little thrillseeker no good at all, he has been well and truly brainwashed by the marxist teachers. Unfortunately, there are many wet behind the ears kids just like him, as depressing as that is. Hopefully when balls drop and maturity sets in they may change, but I doubt it. Welcome to the third world dumbed down country called Australia. These kids, and their ilk and all their marxist masters, are destroying their own futures and that of this country in which they live.

  • J.K. 26/03/2019, 11:25 am

    I know it was only an egg, but the coward could just as easy have been holding a knife as he came at him from behind, didn’t have the guts to front him? obviously not , typical of brain washed youth.

  • Pwalker 26/03/2019, 1:08 pm

    No doubt he’ll end up Head Prefect after following teacher’s indoctrination.

  • Ex ADF 26/03/2019, 1:32 pm

    I reckon he was lucky to escape with a slap. I think if he had approached me from behind and hit me over the head he would have received a punch to his idiot face and a boot in the guts when he fell!

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