OK, so everybody's shocked at our PM chomping on a raw onion.
Not me, though. Call me psychic, but I've always suspected that there's more to Tony Abbott than meets the eye.
Still, I've kept mum on the subject until now because I know that no one would've believed me if I'd spoken out before.
Let me explain:
a) He's English (originally).
b) He's a religious zealot.
c) He's a militarist.
d) He's a Zionist. (After all, didn't he once say: "When Israel is fighting for its very life, well, as far as I'm concerned, Australians are Israelis. We are all Israelis in those circumstances."? See my 18/3/12 post Abbott: We Are All Israelis.)
A pretty deadly combo, I know you'll agree. Surely more than enough to satisfy the duck test.
You know: if it quacks like a duck, walks like a duck, and swims like a duck, then it probably is a duck.
However, even though, in my estimation, Abbott's long since passed the duck test, I've always maintained discipline and held out for one final proof before confirming what I've long suspected all these years.
And now, here it is: Abbott. Eats. Raw. Onions.
You know what that means, don't you? No?
He's obviously a dinky-di reincarnation of Orde Charles Wingate!
"Major General Orde Wingate was the most controversial British commander of the Second World War, and can split opinion 70 years after his death... This is unsurprising: a man who ate 6 raw onions per day, ordered all his officers to eat at least one and who conducted press conferences in the nude while scrubbing himself with a wire brush is bound to leave an impression. However, much of the controversy runs deeper than this, stemming from his performance as military commander and leader, specifically during three episodes occurring late in a military career beginning with passing out from the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, in 1923, and ending in death in an air crash in Burma in 1944.
"First came the Palestine Arab uprising of 1936-1939, when Wingate, a captain on the Staff of General Headquarters in Haifa, was authorised... to train Jewish policemen in British-organised, counterterrorist units known as the Special Night Squads. Wingate, a passionate Zionist, politicized this mission, turning it into the backbone of a personal campaign for a Jewish state, deploying his Night Squads in politically explosive pre-emptive and reprisal attacks on Arab villages believed to be hiding insurgents and using 'robust' methods to extract intelligence from prisoners." (Orde Wingate & Combat Leadership, Dr Simon Anglim, medium.com)
I rest my case.