The Death Of Football – And Common Sense, Sanity and Reality

The madness is now complete:

In an article I just penned hours ago I spoke of the passing of an era. I discussed the funeral of Queen Elizabeth and noted how we may not see similar things again. The old order of faith, tradition, loyalty and responsibility is being replaced with a new order of unbelief, novelty, rebellion and selfishness.

And these are but symptoms of a bigger malaise: the slow but steady erosion of Christianity in the West and the rise of secular humanism in all its forms. As God and faith go, we see a rise in madness, immorality and lunacy. And we see this nowhere more clearly in the giant behemoth of transgenderism.

We seem to be watching in real time the rise of a zombie apocalypse where most of our elites and leaders have abandoned all reason, all logic, and all sanity as they cheerily embrace the moonbat ideology of the trans revolutionaries.

And these folks are now fully in control of the media, of entertainment, of politics, of culture, and of education. They are pushing this insanity on the rest of us hapless peons. Of interest, what shot Jordan Peterson into the social spotlight stratosphere was his stance on this issue.

He refused to bow down and worship at the altar of mass delusion and infantile temper tantrums. And so many of the rest of us feel the same way. Recently a friend was discussing all this and I said in reply, “While using a preferred name may not be too problematic, using a preferred pronoun is. That means I have to lie, and support someone in their delusion.”

People are never helped when we share in their lies, their confusion, and their mental meltdowns. As one meme making the rounds states, “I won’t use someone’s pronouns for the same reason I won’t talk to a schizophrenic’s imaginary friend.”

These people need help and counsel desperately. But they do NOT need affirmation, celebration, and promotion. Yet that is what we find everywhere, certainly in the brainless lamestream media. Consider the latest case of this idiocy. An important event for the Australian Football League is its annual awards night, the Brownlows.

Here top athletes are honoured while their partners get to showcase their frocks and hairdos. Since the team I like happens to be in the Grand Final this weekend, I turned it on, and almost spilled my dinner. A former footballer has over the past few years decided that he is now a she, and all the media meatheads are more than happy to play along with this nonsense.

It was utterly embarrassing to behold. I refer to Dean Laidley who has grown his hair and likes to wear dresses. No one questions this. No one challenges this. Instead, everyone just happily goes along with it, joining in with this mass delusion.

As I was watching all this transpire, I mentioned it on the social media, saying that I am sick of hearing supposedly intelligent adults calling a bloke a sheila. And I said that I am just waiting for some fool to ask him who did his hair and who designed his dress. And sure enough this actually happened! Good grief!

We know the mainstream media has long ago fully embraced the entire list of PC woke agenda items, including the trans madness, but this was utterly gross to behold. It appears it is now a requirement to get a lobotomy before landing a job in the media.

And within minutes you found headlines like this: “Danielle Laidley, partner Donna Leckie stun on Brownlow Medal red carpet,” along with this: “AFL legend Danielle Laidley has stepped out on the Brownlow Medal red carpet for the first time in years, stunning guests in a white gown.”

The article begins:

Danielle Laidley has made her first appearance on the Brownlow Medal red carpet, stunning guests in a white gown, alongside partner Donna Leckie. The biggest night of the AFL calendar has begun with stars of the game and top medal contenders making their way down the famous red carpet.


Among guests walking the carpet on Sunday night was former West Coast and North Melbourne player and coach, Dani Laidley. Laidley turned heads in a white off-the-shoulder Marquise Atelier gown, styled by fashion icon Lana Wilkinson as she appeared hand-in-hand with Ms Leckie, also wowing in white.


Laidley thanked Wilkinson for putting together her look. “It’s been wonderful,” she told Channel 7. “Lana Wilkinson and her team, Megan who put all our gowns together, Jade with the make-up. It’s just been phenomenal and I just said when we came down the stairs that, you know, we are so grateful and overwhelmed for what you’ve done for us.”

Oh for heaven’s sake! Um, if I go to an event like this dressed up as a pregnant lesbian sperm whale, will the media tarts be singing my praises as well, telling me how stunning I look? Will they ask who did my hair – or fins and tail? This really is the end of an era. This really is the death of the West when we sink this low. Indeed, speaking of lesbians, since he came in with a female partner, is he now identifying as a lesbian as well?

Kirralie Smith of the important group Binary did us a service by looking at other cases of this media diarrhoea. She listed some of the headlines of different media outfits. They all tried to outdo each other in nauseating commentary. Here is just one of them. The Daily Mail said this: “Dani Laidley brings a touch of old Hollywood glamour to the Brownlow Medal 2022 as she arrives in a stunning off-the-shoulder white gown.” Oh puke!

As Smith said in an email: “He can change his name to sound more feminine, and even wear a glamorous gown, but it is nothing more than ‘lipstick on a pig’ as the saying goes. It is appropriation of stereotypes and nothing more. A frock, make-up and a handbag do not make a woman.”

Quite right. What is wrong with these people? Their brainwashing and indoctrination is now fully complete. They cannot think straight and they no longer know the difference between reality and fantasyland. And they write and say all this crapolla with a perfectly straight face! This really is the end of Australia and the West.

Of course we fully expect the brainless wonders in the media and elsewhere to run with this buffoonery, but few if any are considering the impact this is having on our children and the rest of society. I have penned numerous pieces looking at the very real harms here.

But none of this seems to matter to our woke overlords who are hellbent on destroying everything, including our kids. In fact, someone recently mentioned to me that Laidley’s daughters are no longer talking with him. Hmm, you can’t blame them.

Thankfully a few sane voices remain. Lyle Shelton for example wrote about this with some wise words. He said in part:

Dani’s debut on the red carpet at last night’s Brownlow had the media playing along. But if we can’t be clear on the definition of a woman, we can’t be clear on anything. In changing his identity to Dani, Dean might have appropriated womanhood but nothing he has done, including taking hormones to grow breasts, can make him a woman. Biology doesn’t work like that. As an adult, Dean is welcome to dress as a woman and be called Dani. However, Dani’s actions are not without consequence. They demean other women and confuse children.

He concluded:

Dani’s example is not without consequence for vulnerable young people who may head down a path of irreversible puberty blockers, cross sex hormones and even surgery. It’s one thing for 55-year-old Dani to try these things as an adult, years after a successful career as a male player and coach. It’s another for a child to see Dani on the Brownlow red carpet and book an appointment at a gender clinic.


In Victoria anyone who tries to talk a child out of irreversible gender treatment can be jailed, even if the child asks for help. More broadly, women are entitled to dignity, respect and to the sanctity of private spaces such as toilets and change rooms. As a society we can and should show love and respect to the Dani’s of this world. But that needs to be balanced with protecting the rights of women and girls and consideration for the impact on children.

It was C. S. Lewis who rightly said, “When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind.” The AFL, much of the media, most of our leaders and elites are all heading to the cliff – and real fast.

If folks like myself and Kirralie and Lyle appear to have lost our minds as a result of seeking to sound the alarm, then so be it. At a time like this we need many more such watchmen, not less.

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10 Replies to “The Death Of Football – And Common Sense, Sanity and Reality”

  1. Well said Bill: “since he came in with a female partner, is he now identifying as a lesbian as well? is exactly the point. One cannot embrace a corruption without unveiling a plethora of others.
    I recall what God said about such matters: Refer Leviticus 20.13 and in particular the section “their blood shall be upon them” meaning that their blood/disease will spill onto the community if not stopped.
    It may be time for us to read the Holy Bible as written and without interpretation or will it take a deadly plague to wake us up?
    John Abbott

  2. As I was reading, I was wondering how the bedroom business was working out. The crossover confusions are just hilarious.

  3. I’m heading back to work shortly after staying away this morning because of a ‘woke fest’ happening there with LGBTQ staff ‘holding court’ with their stories of persecution on ‘coming out’ – in an attempt to appeal to our emotions and make everyone else feel guilty and bad about being straight. From what I’ve heard, this is now standard practice in many workplaces across the country. I wonder what the response would be if a group of straight people requested half a day with party food and cessation of all work to listen to the accounts of straight employees (needy people often in dire straits can just wait, of course while we eat and celebrate). I wouldn’t want to attend such a session either. Exactly how these testimonies are relevant to the workplace I don’t know. I also wonder how it is that such detailed and explicit testimonies fail to come under the banner of sexual harassment in the workplace. I am only one of many experiencing stress with all this stuff in my face at work every day – any claims I made of stress in the workplace would just get me labelled a ‘whinging bigot’.

  4. Many thanks Anon. Yes the workplace is getting to be just as bad, and those wanting to not join in the zombie apocalypse may well have to look elsewhere for employment. That is how bad things have become.

  5. There is absolutely no reason for him to be there.
    No other ex-player/coaches go. It was all done in the name of “progressiveness”.
    I’m a North Melbourne supporter and in our theme song we sing, “We shout God bless our native land”.
    I have a feeling that God won’t.

  6. Dear Bill, it is absolutely tragic that this has occurred in the footy world. Its devastating and so irrational to the Christian mind. I realize many people no longer have any Christin input or background.
    I grieve deeply that many no longer know what is right or wrong (in terms of gender) and many are confused, others led astray, especially young children…You are so right about the cliff analogy and CSW Lewis words.
    This is a terribly sad comment on our stage of civilization. It’s like a landslide or avalanche of moral values being attacked and wrongly celebrated.
    What has been sliding downward, faster and faster, seemingly no one can stop.
    We can pray and ask for mercy and repentance and give clear teaching on what God intends for mankind but days of lawlessness and pleasure seeking now abound.
    Jesus said ‘as in the days of Noah so shall be the coming of the Son of man .’..As you know and we know, mankind was so wicked in those days God had to bring His judgement to pass and save the few who sought Him.
    It’s frightening to see our world go downwards and to see similarities to Sodom and Gomorrah because it represents such defiance of the Living God, defiance of the authority of His word and loss of seeing any of His Holiness.
    ‘Even so come Lord Jesus’ and be merciful to the young ones led astray.

  7. What can i say, you’ve expressed perfectly what many of us know and feel.
    I’ve just started a new job, and my boss has spoken to me many times about his “daughter” and “her” university problems.
    What I just found out is that the she is actually a he, and although I was ignorant of that fact, I still feel mighty uncomfortable that I participated in that conversation.
    Wait till he finds out I’m a bible believing Christian, love to see what happens (Although I don’t intend on picking a fight about this subject)

  8. Thanks as always for your common sense Bill. Unfortunately in today’s decadent West, common sense is not so common. I remember how homo sexuality was viewed by Communist countries as evidence of the decadent and dying west. We have moved at warp speed with the nonsense that we are now pushing.
    I have long since given up reading the Age here in Melbourne, but in one of my feeds, their headline came up as “Dani’s Cinderella moment”. As you say, ” good grief”. Needless to say, the Age is still on my do not waste my time reading last.

  9. I haven’t followed AFL in a while because of family, but I remember Dean Laidley as a footballer for North Melbourne, and later as a coach. I actually admired his coaching and being resilient during that time. He achieved some good results as a coach. First time I heard about this today…and seeing Laidley like this is quite a shock!
    One wonders what has prompted this change.

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