Tim Minchin

The Kinder, More Tolerant Left: Tim Minchin

29 November 2022

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Musician Tim Minchin has spoken out against haters, declaring that we must not dehumanise those with whom we disagree.

This is the same Tim Minchin who released a song describing Catholic Cardinal George Pell as “scum”, a “pompous buffoon” and a “goddam coward”.

“I’ve got a nice spot in hell with your name on it,” he sang about the Catholic Cardinal who was later exonerated of sex abuse charges after wrongfully serving 13 months in prison, 8 of those in solitary confinement.



Minchin, a darling of the ABC, was quoted in the Daily Telegraph yesterday arguing that screaming against people you don’t like is counterproductive.

“The backlash against woke is inevitable and deserved, in a way,” he said.

“Because good left liberal ideas have been distorted by public-shaming, self-serving, narcissistic people who think they have a right to scream at anyone who disagrees with them.”


We look forward to Minchin’s song about how the High Court unanimously overturned Pell’s conviction and completely exonerated him from all wrongdoing.

Would it be too much to ask for a song about cowardly buffoons who write songs defaming churchmen?

Minchin’s comments about the importance of not abusing one another came as he helped promote his sister’s soon-to-be-released documentary about Israel Folau.

Israel Folau lost his contract with the Australian Rugby Union after he posted on Instagram that homosexuals would go to hell unless they repented of their sins and were saved by Jesus.

The singer/songwriter said he didn’t hate Folau. Rather, he regarded him as “not very educated”.

So much more tolerant.


Originally published at The James Macpherson Report.

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  1. Kaylene Emery 29 November 2022 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Well I guess Israel threatens him George. After all Israel ( with the grace of God) proved himself inoculated against the woke education ethos and their gangs of bullies – who target the vulnerable.

  2. Leonie Robson 30 November 2022 at 8:35 am - Reply

    Can’t bring myself to watch much TV these days…he’s an example of why.

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