The lunatic left intends to mobilise “large numbers” against Geert Wilders

Yawn. Its all “racist-racist-racist” and no substance. But this one is new: “bigotry directed against an already marginalised religion”…. (1.5 gazillion muselmaniacs would beg to differ… be careful,   Alex Bainbridge, they might get you before they get us!)

Queer and twisted mental mush from the watermelon Greens:

Ferals plan to mobilise against “Dutch fascist”

Geert Wilders, is visiting Australia this week. He is speaking at public meetings in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Wilders makes use of a tightly rehearsed script focusing on opposition to Islam which he describes as a “totalitarian ideology” to cover for his racist and fascist outlook.

But a quick look at the make-up of the supporters of his visit reveals his agenda. The tour itself is being organised by the viciously Islamophobic Q Society which makes wild claims such as that Australian schools are subject to “systematic Islamisation” and that companies that make a commercial decision to supply halal products are imposing an “Islamic food tax”. They say “the further Islamisation of our nation must first be stopped, and then reversed”.

Further, his tour has been welcomed by white supremacist and far right groups and even by disgraced Liberal senator Cory Bernadi.

He is also unmasked by his own words and political interventions. He has called for a “rag-head tax” — that is a tax on wearing the hijab — and compared the Koran to Adolf Hiter’s Mein Kampf.

“Islam is not a race” his supporters say, believing that that absolves them of any charge of racism. “I’m not a racist” Wilders himself claims.

Of course it is no more charming to be a religious bigot than to be an open racist, especially when that bigotry is directed against an already marginalised religion.

However, it is also accurate to describe Wilders as racist because he knows that his audience will draw racist conclusions from and take violent actions as a result of his comments.

Protests have been organised outside every one of his public appearances in Austalia. Organisers of his tour have tried to frustrate this by promising to reveal venue information to paid ticket holders only 48 hours before his appearances.

They claim this is because they have fears for his safety but the real reason is because they know his views are completely out of step with community attitudes and his supporters would be totally outnumbered by protesters.

It is very important that protests take place and that they involve the largest possible numbers of people. While it may be tempting to think that it would be easier to just ignore Wilders’ appearances — and some people are calling for that — this would be a mistake.

The far right builds support by relating to genuine concerns that people have — usually a result of the failings of mainstream capitalist governments who look after the corporate interests in front of ordinary people’s needs — and unfairly point the blame at simple scapegoats.

Historically this has included Jews, gays, blacks, Asians, and others. Today Islam is the favoured target.

By diverting attention away from the real source of people’s problems — capitalist exploitation — the far right thus stands as a supporter of the mainstream capitalist parties like Labor and Liberal.

In recent years, Labor and Liberal themselves have tried to draw attention away from their own failings by scapegoating refugees. That this approach is mirrored by the far right reveals the complementary relationship the far right has with the establishment parties despite their distancing themselves from one another.

For this reason, it is not enough to rely on establishment institutions to repel the far right. We have to rely on our own capacity to counter-mobilise whenever they rear their ugly heads.

Wilders is a side show now but it is still important to protest in great numbers to make sure that a hard-core fascist movement cannot get off the ground in this country. A more substantial threat would have to be met by the full mobilising power of the entire progressive movement including the trade unions.

This does not mean we should support censorship of the far right. This only gives them a platform to speak about how they’ve been denied free speech and diverts the issue away from their racist views to the more abstract question of whether or not fascists (who would close down free speech for others) deserve free speech themselves.

The far right threat does need to be defeated but historical experience demonstrates that mobilising in large numbers against them is the most effective way to do this.

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6 thoughts on “The lunatic left intends to mobilise “large numbers” against Geert Wilders”

  1. I can’t wait to turn up and see what greeny/Lefty wankers blabber there crap at Geert Wilders Tour! It will be very interesting!! :)

  2. It’s strange how political environmentalism has become so closely associated with, and indeed mixed up with, the Left. And it’s a shame. Conservationism and conservatism should naturally go together.
    After all, if you mix green and blue, you get some sort of nice blue-green colour, like turquoise. If you mix green and red, you get brown. Enough said.

  3. Vicki,
    The left wing morons are nothing more that thugs – and they will attempt to provoke violence – they will attempt to intimidate and so on. Having read the delusional crap written by the self appopointed wanker-in-chief Banebridge (spelling deliberate) I think we can expect that these feral left wing parasites will try to cause a great deal of trouble.

    Folks going to see Mr. Wilders – do not respond to any threats/provocation from these left wing scum – now is not the right time – rest assured that resources are in place to observe and monitor – when the time comes these left wing thugs, who seek to suppress the right of people to disagree with whatever poorly understood rubbish the left are regurgitating, will be dealt properly with the appropriate instruments

  4. i used to be a hard lefty,unforunately, now i see them for what they are, a sad bunch running around looking to pacify anything that might offend even if that means brushing some hard truths under the rug. if i am an islamaphobe then i am a christianphobe, a jewishphobia, a hindo phobia, etc. you go geert. will jump back on here in the hope to find out the venue,then i can laugh at the protesters with my own little billboard, lets see how peaceful they and their muslim brothers really are. btw, the right wing can GTF as well.

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