As we head into round 16, it’s clear the threat of Hawthorn remains as real and terrifying as it has ever been.
While some try to pretend the threat of Hawthorn is diminished, the threat of ‘Fourthorn’ still looms over us like a biblical plague.
Those pushing these ‘weakened Hawthorn’ lies will be judged by history as agents in one of the worst events to befall mankind.
What have our governments done in response to this clear and present danger?
Nothing. They are fiddling while Rome burns.
As I write this, Australia doesn’t even have a government and neither major party has presented a coherent policy framework to defeat Hawthorn anyway.
Overseas is no better. Britain is too busy voting for economic destruction, Europe is a mess, China acts like they don’t know AFL exists and the Americans are considering a reality host whose only idea is to stop the Hawks is a wall. It’s an idea as ill-conceived and ineffectual as West Coast’s ‘web’.
More than a thousand day since this crisis began and all we have are ditherers, apologists and appeasers.
At a time when people are focusing on our differences, on the polarisation of politics and of communities, shouldn’t we instead be focusing on what brings us all together?
Surely our shared goal of the end of the tyrannous reign of the Hawthorn Football club is stronger than any pull of race, religion or political ties.
It should be our North star, the guiding principle of our individual lives and our societies.
It’s time to unite in the face of a fourth Hawks premiership, to join forces brothers and sisters and end the frightening certainty of Hawthorn’s supremacy.
The time for division is over. Future generations are counting on us.
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