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Australia: pack-attack and group-think vs free speech

A perfect day in Conroyland

Make no mistake. These media “reforms”, to use the term both loosely and wrongly, have nothing to do with ensuring higher standards of media conduct and greater diversity of views. They are about one thing and one thing only – spite.

 

Is Australia’s journaillie too dumb to realize what Conroy’s legislation will mean to them?

Andrew Bolt:

Update:

Laws to punish the media will put this country in a dangerous place

To now hear the journaillie crying for their muzzle is terrifying.

IT’S shocking enough the Gillard Government tries to muzzle journalists. Worse is that journalists cheer it on.  (full post below the fold)

Three cheers for Piers

Bravo, Piers Akerman, for angrily challenging the three snickering and sneering members of the journalist collective on the set of Insiders to fight for free speech. There was some noisy spinning of wheels in reverse after that justifiably furious outburst, but too little and too late.

Journalists panting for their muzzle.

And what also disgusts me – that pack-attack and group-think mentality which makes so much of Australia’s media so intellectually lazy, complacent and incurious, and so prey to fashionable enthusiasms such as global warming. So Malcolm laughs at Piers as Karen laughs even harder, while glancing over to Barrie to check he’s laughing, too.

More on this issue in the Herald Sun tomorrow.

UPDATE

Reader Linda:

I just watched Insiders on TV and it occurred to me, that those journalists would be apoplectic if a Liberal Party had introduced this bill.They’re just sycophants.

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What’s race got to do with it, anyhow?
  • Tough new penalties wanted for racial spite ; The broadcaster Alan Jones could have been jailed for up to three years for labelling Lebanese Muslims ”vermin” and ”mongrels” who ”rape and pillage”, under a proposed overhaul of NSW racial vilification laws

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Free Speech is Not Negotiable!

Australia needs a First Amendment

When Freedom of Speech is gone, nothing can be gained without violence.

Australia’s new authoritarians (Andrew Bolt)

The Gillard government is responding to the collectivist instincts of those intellectuals who hold liberty in low regard. It isn’t so long ago that an academic floated the idea that we “suspend democracy” to silence climate change sceptics. Authoritarian government appeals to these people. (Former ABC chairman Maurice Newman on the Gillard Government assault on your right to speak freely)

Then there is the Globull Worming cult:

Unsettled Science

The global warming cult appeals to closet totalitarians and salvation seekers. It gives them permission to do almost anything to anybody – and to break whatever laws – on the grounds that the threat is so great and the opponents so manifestly evil.

Babes for bombers! Houris for haters!

#MyJihad in the UK: Three Muslims convicted of plotting jihad mass murder attack bigger than 9/11 and 7/7

Andrew Bolt:

Not the way to prove Wilders wrong

Three British Muslim men have been found guilty of planning a string of bombings that prosecutors said could have been deadlier than the attacks on London’s transport network in 2005…

Police said it was the most significant terrorist plot to be uncovered in Britain since the 2006 conspiracy to blow up transatlantic airliners using bombs in drink containers. (And none of the three plots had anything to do with Islam, right?)

Freedom comes first for Brandis

He told the president of the AHRC, Gillian Triggs: “It is as if your agency is not really a human rights commission at all but an anti-discrimination commission.”

PAUL KELLY, EDITOR-AT-LARGE From: The Australian

THE Australian Human Rights Commission is slated for far-reaching changes in its culture, priorities and operational methods under a Coalition government, with opposition legal affairs spokesman George Brandis determined to transform the debate about human rights in Australia.

Brandis has long believed that “the greatest single intellectual blunder by the Right since World War II was to cede the human rights agenda to the Left”

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Protest now before they shut you up!

We are dealing with the most dangerous government ever in Australia’s history. This is becoming the most important issue in the history of this nation.  Countless Australians died in past wars protecting our freedoms.  We must not let them down. It’s really amazing to think people would still vote for such a anti-freedom party as the ALP headed lead by Gillard.

Andrew Bolt

It is astonishing that Australia has a government so authoritarian – and it is depressing that Australians aren’t united in howling down such an arrogant attack on their freedom to say what they think:


LEGAL experts have questioned whether Labor’s draft anti-discrimination laws are constitutional, arguing the expansion of federal powers is a step too far into community life that will ensnare students, parents, employees and even sports spectators.

As the Senate inquiry into the bill prepares to hold its first hearings this week, constitutional law professors Nicholas Aroney of the University of Queensland and Patrick Parkinson of the University of Sydney say it could also fall foul of our international obligations and may lead to successful court challenges.

The Greens yesterday joined the chorus of concerns over the proposed legislation, which will make it unlawful to offend or insult others.

Even the Greens think Labor is too authoritarian?

Not just that, even some impeccably Leftist comedians – well, Ben Elton, at least – are astonished to find themselves suddenly so badgered. Elton is yet to defend his free speech, but does draw the line at Government nagging over smoking and drinking:

When did we elect a government to wag its finger at us, at every possible pleasure?

Complain while it’s still legal, Ben.

UPDATE

Complain about attacks on our right to speak? Forget it. Far easier to give in.

Paul Sheehan on the visit next month of Geert Wilders, leader of a political party with 16 seats in the Dutch Parliament.

You don’t have to agree with Wilders, or endorse his style. But on our right to hear him – and his right to speak here – there can be no compromise. One way to defend both is by booking a seat at one of his speeches here:

Some very valid observations:

The great lie of the 60s: freedom and socialism go together. A big lie, told often and believed.

Is there anything more offensive than Conroy?

Mark Steyn said:

It’s a good basic axiom that if you take a quart of ice-cream and a quart of dog feces and mix ‘em together the result will taste more like the latter than the former.

That’s the problem with the  current  political cesspool in Canberra.  If you allow  a bunch of commie apparatchiks and Fabian redistributors to usurp government,  the danger is not only that they poison the wells, but that they will ruin the country for future generations.

Among JooLiar Gillard’s  bunch of looters and moochers  there are many like  the perfidious Stephen Conroy,  hardwired into the system of this corrupt, incompetent  joke of a government that sinks to new lows daily:

Conroy: Facebook hate page is ‘offensive’

There’s Roxon, who is shameless:

Roxon shames herself with a dog whistle

What a disgraceful attempt to dismiss an argument and to smear a man who has done more voluntary work for Aboriginal communities than any single member of the Gillard Government:

ATTORNEY-GENERAL Nicola Roxon has accused Tony Abbott of ‘’dog whistling’’ by pledging to repeal Australia’s racial vilification law.

Roxon should be ashamed of herself. How is it that someone who joins Labor to fight injustice ends up suppressing free speech and sliming good people as racists?

Vile stuff.

Here’s hope:

Tony Abbott on free speech

 

BNP candidate arrested over “anti-Islamic and other racist images” on Facebook

The way this is going the UK will be the first country in Europe that succumbs to Islam. Correction: Britain is the first country to submit to Islamic law:

Sensitive Stupidity Or Drunk On Dhimmitude?

London university considers stopping sale of ‘immoral’ alcohol on campus because it offends their Muslim students

  • University is trying to be sensitive to views of its 30,000 students – 20 per cent of whom are Muslim (just goes to show that 20 % is the tipping point where civilized society collapses…)

Read more: Daily Mail

“Politically  Correct Britain” does it again:

Lincolnshire Police spokesman James Newall said: “Police have reviewed the material in question and a 45-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of producing material inciting racial hatred in the south of the city this morning.

No matter how they’re trying to twist and bend language to suit their treacherous agenda, islam is not a race and no matter how often  they repeat it they can’t turn water into wine.

Lincolnshire Echo, 12 April 2012

According to an earlier report in the paper: “Muslim women were pictured with words stating that they are ‘heading our way’ and will claim benefits for their children from ‘our race traitor Government’.”

Paul Weston speaks in London. April 7 2012   thanks to Vlad Tepes

The brilliant Paul Weston addresses what’s at stake in the UK and the EU these days:

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Can’t criticize Muslims:   the thought police will come down on you like a ton of bricks:
Now a Leicestershire county councillor is being investigated after distributing a leaflet which criticised Muslims. 

Freedom of speech in Australia is under attack.

Its worse than you think. There is some serious astroturfing going on, and you don’t need to look further than the usual suspects, (more on that later)

Here’s the link to make yourself heard, the letters are prepared.  All you have to do is sent them off. This is about our survival folks, please get behind this!

Freedom of speech in Australia is under attack.

Andrew Bolt was hauled before the courts because articles he wrote “offended” a group of people. Julia Gillard said that a critical media company she doesn’t like has “questions to answer” and set up a media inquiry to try to force them to give those answers.1 And Bob Brown wants governments to “licence” journalists.2

Alarmingly, Reporters Without Borders dropped Australia from 18th to 30th in the world for freedom of the press in 2011.

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Free Speech is “unacceptable” and “harmful to the (Muslim) community”

An 80-year-old Anglican woman in southern England  caused quite a controversy with a brief essay published in her parish magazine.

Is That What We In Britain Really Want? (GoV)

Here are excerpts from the news article about the controversy.

Needless to say, the local Muslims are upset. According to the MSM article:

WKMA president Nasir Jamil said: “We strongly condemn these views”….

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Win one, lose one….

No Free Speech in Denmark:

The left has a lot of crimes to answer for, and will have a lot of blood on their hands before this Century is over:

Denmark Kangaroo Court Convicts “Right-Wing MP” Jesper Langballe of Defamation

Langballe pleaded guilty in order to protest what he said was an unfair law

Jesper Langballe, the church spokesman for the Danish People’s Party, pleaded guilty under protest, because it was obvious that the law was written in such a way that he could not avoid being convicted. As he says, the criminality of such speech depends on “whether the defendant felt violated or defamed, and not whether the statements made are actually true or false.”  (Gates of Vienna)

Free Speech Wins in Holland:

Case against Dutch anti-Muslim cartoonist has been dropped

Controversial Dutch cartoonist Gregorius Nekschot will not be prosecuted for publishing discriminatory depictions of Muslims online.

RNW NL – (H/T Europe News) – The Public Prosecutor’s Office said (Sept. 2010) it had dropped the case because the contentious drawings were no longer shown on Mr Nekschot’s website. (Barenaked)

In addition, the Prosecutor’s Office says that Mr Nekschot has already spent a day and a half in jail, and that no new complaints have been lodged against him since 2005, in what the prosecutor called a dated case.

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