When Melbourne-based comedian Catherine Deveny shared her controversial opinions about ANZAC Day, she probably expected to start a debate. The result, however, has been far more disturbing.
On Monday and Tuesday, she published a series of tweets about the day she calls “Bogan Halloween”.
Why do people in the armed forces use the word ‘serve’ to describe their work despite it being no more dangerous or prone to upheaval than many other jobs? It’s just a job and work. Throw the term ‘serve’ in the bin. It’s part of the fetishisation of war and violence.
— Catherine Deveny (@CatherineDeveny) April 23, 2018
One of the thing that ANZAC day brings up is the hilarious notion that Australians have fought for our right to free speech. Australians do not have the right to free speech. Australians who have worked in the violence industry have fought wars to suck up to the US and British.
— Catherine Deveny (@CatherineDeveny) April 24, 2018