Even the journaille from the Herald Sun keeps smearing patriots with the “racist” label. To suggest that the Antifa thugs are no more to blame for the riots than those who stand for freedom and democracy is despicable.
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IT’S bad enough that the centre of Melbourne is regularly turned into a war zone but now extremist protesters have added flag burning to their repertoire.
If you listen to the irrational idiocy of the masked thugs who are variously, and charitably, described as “anti-fascists” or “anti-racists” the Australian flag is a celebration of racism and only racists would object to its desecration.
The other argument put forward by protesters and their miserable band of apologists is that the flag is just a piece of cloth and destroying it shouldn’t upset anybody.
You can’t have it both ways; either the flag is a powerful symbol that represents a country and its people or it’s a nondescript piece of material.
But it would be too much to expect sensible, consistent arguments from fringe-dwelling simpletons who feel they are entitled to cause mayhem in city and suburban streets to push their bizarre agendas.
We should stop referring to the groups taking part in these violent protests as anti-racist or anti-fascist; their agenda has little to do with either and most migrants would be just as disgusted by their antics as any other Australian.
The protesters should be called what they are and not what they claim to be; after all we don’t refer to Nazis as the master race or call terrorists freedom fighters.
On Sunday a group of extremist Left demonstrators, most of them hiding their faces, burnt Australian flags with one man filmed yelling “Allah Akbar”.
It’s all a massive joke to these socialists, anarchists and assorted losers whose actions in recent months have cost the community a fortune both in police resources and loss of trade as well as damage to Melbourne’s reputation.