In a nutshell, it’s dogmatism, religionism, stupidity. And a bit of Lord of the Flies savagery.
It is regrettable that a fine soldier should be the sacrificial lamb for the political incompetence of Immigration Minister Scott Morrison, Defence Minister David Johnston, and Shadow Defence Minister Stephen Conroy. These men are unfit to hold public office.
Nevertheless, even a veiled public threat against civilian authority is unacceptable from Chief of Defence, General David Hurley, and he certainly made such a threat when he referred directly to Conroy’s ridiculous, crass outbursts to say publicly: ‘Once said, the shadow will linger.’