It’s that time of year again where we look back and remember last year for what it was.
The annual Unshackler Awards is a series of 10 Awards to be released over coming weeks to remember the good and the bad as we break the chains of control.
Now it’s time to publicly praise the greatest culture warriors nominated by The Unshackled team. Then you the public get to reduce it down to just one: The “2017 Culture Warrior of the Year Award” which will be announced on Australia Day.
And The Nominees Are:
2017 Culture Warrior Of The Year
- Sam Hyde (43%, 199 Votes)
- Marijke Ranice (19%, 90 Votes)
- Lyle Shelton (11%, 50 Votes)
- Karina Okotel (9%, 44 Votes)
- Margaret Court (6%, 26 Votes)
- Peter Dutton (4%, 20 Votes)
- Dave Pellowe (3%, 14 Votes)
- Pansy Lai (2%, 11 Votes)
- Bernie Finn (1%, 6 Votes)
- Fred Nile (1%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 464
Karina Okotel is a senior civil lawyer at Victoria Legal Aid, and is the federal vice president of the Liberal Party. Karina was born to Sri Lankan immigrants who worked hard and eventually became small business owners. She decided to come out of maternity leave in order to become one of the leading campaigners against same sex marriage. She is pro family and conservative on all the social issues.
Lyle Shelton is the Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby. He has always been outspoken on the effects that same sex marriage would have to society, had been a leading critic of the safe schools program, and has outlined the impact that poker machines have on families. Lyle has been based in referring to children brought up by same sex couples as a “stolen generation”, and for his continual support for conversion therapy for LGBT minors.
Marijke Ranice gained stardom after posting several video clips up on facebook that slammed the safe schools program. She regularly posts about the program, and about children being sexualised and politicised. Her “Politicalpostingmumma” facebook page has over 13,000 likes, and she has appeared on tv many times to highlight her concerns. Her videos have been watched by millions of people, and she continues to be a strong voice for the conservative cause.
Fred Nile is the Federal President of the Christian Democratic Party. He was ordained as a Congregational Minister in the 60s, and has been a politician since the 70s. Fred has been a staunch traditionalist that has labelled homosexuality a mental disorder and a lifestyle choice. He opposes the degenerate mardi gras parade, and opposes the legalisation of illicit drugs. He has called the Australian Greens “anti-family, anti-Christian, and pagan”. Fred is also pro-life, and is very critical of immigration.
Sam Hyde is an American comedian, writer, performance artist, and actor. Hyde has publicly supported President Trump and the Alt-Right movement in general. Hyde has become one of the most popular memes over the last couple of years where he has been reported as the perpetrator of numerous mass shootings and terrorist attacks. What started as a 4chan prank ended up getting coverage by many mainstream networks. The meme “He can’t keep getting away with it” never gets old and is a favourite amongst right-wingers.
Pansy Lai is a Sydney doctor that became one of the leading campaigners against same sex marriage. Anarcho-Socialist Lev Lafayette was behind the petition that called for the removal of Dr Lai’s medical registration. Get Up and other left wing groups got behind it at first, but received a backlash from the community. The AMA and MBA slammed the petition as concerning due to the violations of free speech. She has been a strong voice within the Chinese community and one that continues to oppose any radical changes within society.
Margaret Court is a retired Australian tennis player and former world No 1. She is currently a Christian minister in Perth and has been back in the spotlight due to her opposition of same sex marriage. In May 2017 she was attacked for boycotting Qantas due to its support for same sex marriage. Later there were calls from several tennis players as-well as the political left to rename Margaret Court Arena. She has never backed down and has continued to fight for her Christian values.
Bernie Finn is a Liberal MLC in the Victorian Parliament. He is one of Australia’s most vocal pro-life politicians and leads the March for the Babies every year in Melbourne which aims to overturn the state’s horrific abortion laws. He was also on the front-line in the euthanasia debate in the Victorian Parliament which included him enduring two 24 hours plus sittings of the Legislate Council in an effort from the Andrews Government to pass the bill, sadly it passed. He is also not afraid to express his conservative views openly and is very active on Facebook and has coined the nicknames Despot Dan and Bull Shitten.
Dave Pellowe founded the YouTube and Facebook channel Church and State which aims to empower Christians to engage in the political process and take a stand in the culture wars. His channel was particularly active during the same sex marriage postal survey which exposed some of the sinister forces behind the yes campaign, he also included gay men speaking out against a yes vote and the threats to free speech and family. He is now bringing his channel to life by holding the first ever Church and State Summit aiming to bring various Christian denominations together to arm themselves in the battle to come.
Peter Dutton is the Home Affairs Minister in the federal government. Responsible for Australia’s border security he has proven himself to be unafraid to tell the truth about the so-called asylum seekers in our offshore centres calling them Armani refugees. Not just confining himself to immigration issues Peter Dutton has been willing to tell it like it is on other cultural issues by criticising Qantas CEO Alan Joyce for using the national carrier to push his pet cause of same sex marriage, telling him and other business leaders to “get back to their knitting”. He also applauded the ABC for firing Yassmin Abdel-Magied calling it a “good start” to a clean out of the national broadcaster. His outspokenness has earned the ire of the Soros funded GetUp group who are planning to launch a campaign to unseat him at the next federal election.