Chutzpah. A mellifluous sounding word that is difficult to translate, but kinda sorta means:
Utter nerve; effrontery.
A better way to define chutzpah is through the old story:
A man is brought before a judge for murdering his parents and seeks leniency on the grounds of being an orphan.
It was this parable that came to mind when reading the latest Covid-News alert. Hot off the press:
Annastacia Palaszczuk has called on Scott Morrison to help Queensland tourism operators, as the state prepares to reopen its border to NSW.
Yes. Premier Palaszczuk wants the taxpayers of all of Australia to help the Queensland tourism operators that her very own policies and decisions decimated.
“What we’re asking for is a helping hand in this hour of need,” she (Palaszczuk) said.
Yes. The Queensland government may have destroyed its tourism sector — but it wants all of Australia to chip in because the Queensland government destroyed its tourism sector.
It’s going to be much easier to define “chutzpah” from now on.
Stephen Spartacus blogs at Sparty’s Cast where a version of this piece also appears.
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