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The dear leader: FauxMo’s cult of personalities

Does the absence of a personality of itself define a personality? This is the FauxMo Conundrum, or Schrödinger’s Twat as I like to call it.

The paradox being that if FauxMo does have a personality it is characterised by the apparent absence of a definitive personality; a void that he fills by projecting one of his focus grouped, duly accessorised caricatures onto the audience du jour, all franchised under the ScoMo® homebrand.

Contrived personalities disguise his true character and temperament. His ever-present, self-satisfied, know-all smirk is as obvious as a cock&balls tatooed on his forehead; it’s the nudge, nudge, wink, wink to his cohort of shonks and duds who think they’re getting away with it all.

This human embodiment of the gag reflex would not be successful at the great con if more people paid attention.

FauxMo, the patron saint of hypocrites and the incontinent, has finally outed himself. Swathed in all his exorable humbug St.’Unt di la Shire (canonisation formalities pending) is at once professing both humility and God’s personal endorsement. Unaccessorised with baseball cap, hi-viz or virgin tool-belt he has now succumbed to the urge of the self-righteous to proclaim his specialness and his virtue, overcoming any reservations about revealing his true self if his recent rambling sermon to his fellow Australian Christian Churches rapturists is any guide.

Bro Faux has put out the word that Hughie is on-side by explicitly proclaiming that the invisible hand of his fantastical, imaginary friend has personally intervened, his divine mission being “called to do Gods’ work“. The Messiah from The Shire in “the great south land of the Holy Spirit” FFS! Quite the presumption for other than the Pope, The Donald or televangelical hucksters who are, ironically, all aware that such takes are marketing flimflam.

Vapid, calculating, thin-skinned – the catalyst for FauxMo’s smarmy, uncompromising hubris in the face of his habitual incompetence and his avoidance of any accountability can now be explained. He really believes he’s been chosen via an evident miracle to steer secular Oz onto the path of his version of righteous cronyism while the hard yards of floods, droughts, fires and stranded Aussies are all in the hands of The Big Guy in the sky – “ …I can’t fix the world, I can’t save the world We both believe in someone who can…


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FauxMo’s sermon, should you have the fortitude to listen to it, is a masterclass in hypocrisy and contradiction – useful tools for religious hustlers and political spivs. Faux is both but will deny he’s either.

The whole godliness persona could just be another manifestation of Faux’s transactional marketing sophistry. Is this whole Christian schtick contrived? His brand of holiness may be just another of his many fake routines confected for specific consumption. A Christian of convenience amplifying Medieval dogma for the Old Testament Armageddonist fan fringe but also dog-whistling to the more rational church goers – harvesting their sympathy by framing all Christians as victims of the ungodly woke progressives’ sneering disdain?

God-botherer or grifter?

Prophets or profits?

Jim Jones or Tony Blair?

Saving souls or sandbagging marginal seats?

Does he see Jesus’s face in cheese toasties or does he see useful idiots to help sell his big neo-liberal con?

This guy has a Stepford wife and a 24×7 personal photographer; he covers all bases – a touch-up artist by both meanings –

The anointed one has apparently adopted the hands-on style with surreptitious feels of distraught souls – “I’ve been in evacuation centres where people thought I was just giving someone a hug. And I was praying. And putting my hands on people & various places, laying hands on them and praying, in various situations.” Is God’s fondler groping disaster victims as furtive conversion therapy – saving the souls that his deity made homeless? Mysterious ways indeed!

Losing your house to facilitate a coming-to-Jesus has a biblical precedent – and Bro FauxMo has a literal belief in such. ‘Never mind, dear, I’ll just touch you. Tithe 10% of your token disaster relief and smile for the camera over there … now remember to vote for ScoMo.’

The gist is that this beligerent bully, this speaker-in-tongues, fluent in marketing piffle and gibberish, his contempt, smarm, arrogance and pettiness shaped by the prosperity doctrine of hard right evangelical hypocrites is so convinced by mis-placed self-belief he no longer even pretends to govern for those who won’t vote for him, pray with him or donate to him.

He’s ramping up the performances as the fuck ups cluster, subliminally morphing his kakocracy into a 7 Mountains Mandate theocracy that will ignore or persecute anyone not adhering to its end-times Old Testament values or participating in it’s Randesque prosperity doctrine.

As he and his cronies power full smirk ahead with a manifesto of blatant graft and favouritism that would embarrass Saudi royalty the traditional Tory practices of incompetence and bastardry continue in the background.


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FauxMo quotes

We believe in the everlasting punishment of the wicked (in the sense of eternal torment) who wilfully reject and despise the love of God

Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.”

Freedom has never worked without deeply ingrained moral beliefs.

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When the government puts its imprimatur on a particular religion, it conveys a message of exclusion to all those who do not adhere to the favored beliefs. A government cannot be premised on the belief that all persons are created equal when it asserts that God prefers some.” (Harry Blackmun, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1970 -1994).

This article was originally published on Grumpy Geezer.

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  1. Gangey1959

    “Schrödinger’s Twat”
    Nice one Centurion. I like that.

  2. New England Cocky

    Based on too many years experience in education and no formal psychology qualifications at all, IMHO SCummo betrayed his personal insecurity and natural unworthiness with his buying support to topple any leader, Turdball included, his shouting out about his unChristian ”faith”, his uncompromising attitude & approach to refugees, the Robodebt debacle and his misogyny demonstrating a major problem with women. Indeed, I wonder if he is gender challenged?

    his endearing qualities of changing his mind at the drop of a hat, desperate need for acknowledgement and requirement for ”empathy training” certainly suggest to me at leats, that he is in the wrong career dancing to the tune of a foreign entity.

    Could his too many anti-social unChristian actions be indicted & tried for treason? That, is beyond my skills & knowledge.

    What is destressing is that Scummo is only one a about 14 Cabinet members who follow the shonky Hell$lingers Cult of Greed & Paedophile Protecxtion.

    It’s time ….. again!!

  3. Max Gross

    According to other Christians, Morrison – that Mammon-worshipping fraud – is doing Satan’s work.

    In fact, Morrison and his fellow end-of-worlders are aiming for theocracy.

  4. Andreas

    Him who the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad…

  5. Marcus Aurelius

    I’ve always thought of him as a connoisseur of semantically vacuous words (i.e. words don’t contribute to meaning)

  6. Sully of Broken Hill

    Even Fatboy’s photo on the Cover of the Saturday Extra Propaganda mag is a fraud. The mystery of the missing kilos, the absence of the flab.

  7. GL


    Don’t you mean a coninasewer?

  8. Michael Taylor

    Sully, I’m surprised they didn’t do an Ashley and Martin on him.

  9. wam

    great work, grumps, freedom has never worked without the chains of faith. That is a wrap.
    Listen to the true lies without question or the evil one will get you?
    Depending on your sojourns into evil, grumpy, you will, on resurrection at the final judgment, be assigned to one of three degrees of glory, called the celestial, terrestrial, and telestial kingdoms.
    No preferences, beyond, either of the ones without the LNP?

  10. John OCallaghan

    A great piece of writing and analysis Mr Grump on this most obnoxious of human beings known as Scott Morrison, a liar and con man and a psycho for Christ…..

  11. Doctor Wu

    Contributing a two-penneth worth to this thread is hardly necessary. However, as a retired lab rat and sometime stirrer of the Mad Molecule in search of its maker, (not J.P. Donleavey), I must pay tribute to GG’s devastating label. The deeper one looks for parallels in quantum mechanics to the “Life of Scummo”, (allusion intended), the more appropriate is the tag “Schrödinger’s Twat”. [Applause.]

  12. Arnd

    Apropos the photo in the article, of ScoMo praying with his fellow religious hucksters, I can only ask: Whatever happened to:

    Matthew 6:5-6 King James Version

    5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

    6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

    I mean, even by his own boss’s reckoning, ScoMo is shyster! And his boss was onto him a good two thousand years before ScoMo was so much as an itch in his dad’s undies.

  13. Mark Shields

    The religious backlash (Reformation) has eventually returned and reached the same levels as Cardinal Wolsey, yet again. In a time of tremendous scientific, humanitarian and technological discovery; intellectual stupor has been ensconced by those tired old mystical nutters who have always feared humanity’s greatest achievements; conscious’ness’ and therefore our sense of history, science and cultural understanding.

    The Pentecostal aim of following God’s direction to conquer nature without question, is as insane as believing that Jesus threw the Money-Lenders out of the Temple because modern Capitalism hadn’t yet been invented.

    Power, privilege and elitism is all built on a pyramidal schematic myth (Ponzi Scheme): Possession, capital and ownership signifies authority over the power of the Have-Nots. In other words, domination of others is permitted by wealth and God permits this because otherwise the Weeds of our civilisation will overtake the not-so-natural-order of survival. Humanity beyond any other species learnt how to use deceit to do more than survive but to Capitalise on their greed.

    The real myth is that Humans are not Animals.

    What we haven’t fully investigated is how kind Nature can be to it’s strugglers, in as much as inter-special generosity for shared outcomes – this is still a new scientific endeavour and is very early in exploration.

    But when we do finally realise, we are just another animal on this shrinking planet; maybe then like other species, we will have learnt how to adapt to our circumstances and started culling the selfish genes and promoted the more aware leaders of our pack.

  14. LOVO

    Sully from Broken Hill, G’day. …….I’m a South-y, mm…( waves 🙋 )

  15. Sully of Broken Hill

    LOVO, I lived “out the South”. G’day Cob.

  16. Bensy

    That picture of Scrotus Pilate looks like he’s just received an enema jab.

    It’s no wonder why Morriscum is such a nasty pain in the arse and delusional religious hypocrite.

  17. Bensy

    The reason why Australia’s in this mess, is because of the LNP’s religious freedom laws, it allows Christian FauxMo, to
    use his religious rights as a disguise for freedom of speech and policy decision making.

    Australia’s fcked under this corrupt self-serving mob and we could end up being a theocratic country, like the middle eastern
    countries, where religious reigns supreme.

    We’re more becoming a dictatorship, with this extremist right-wing lunatic government killing off our once and humane democratic

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