Burnside is one of the worst examples of Australia’s progressive aristocracy. From the isolation and security of a life of wealth and privilege, he sneers at the concerns of ordinary people. That the peasants are upset they must carry the burden of all he champions is dismissed as ignorance. No African gangs kicking down his door, his job safe from soaring energy costs while he shouts his insults from behind the walls of privilege.
Burnside is a creature who who smears patriots as “Nazis”, and in the same breath makes apologies for Islamic terrorists.
Julian Burnside fancies himself as a “human rights” lawyer. Apparently that licences him to be utterly vicious and deceptive. He now tweets a picture of Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton as a Nazi, and says “take this seriously”.
He also misquotes and totally misrepresents him.
Dutton never said “your rights don’t matter, you’re dead to me.” He has never suggested any such thing.
This is what Dutton in fact said:
Some of the crazy lefties at the ABC, and on The Guardian, HuffingtonPost, can express concern and draw mean cartoons about me and all the rest of it. They don’t realise how completely dead they are to me.
Not even a breath of a suggestion that Dutton thought that us and our rights were dead to him. For a QC like Burnside to so wilfully misquote and misrepresent is astonishing for a lawyer and for a “human rights” activist claiming to be especially moral. Burnside destroys his own integrity here.
And what of Burnside likening Dutton to a Nazi – to the kind of person who’d slaughter Jews and gypsies? This is utterly vile. It is monstrously unfair to Dutton and an insult to Jews who suffered so much and know what a real Nazi is like.
Unfortunately, Burnside’s cruelty and savagery – excused by his monstrous self-regard – has been on display before:
Once you might have thought a “human rights” lawyer just wanted people to be nicer to each other. But then comes Julian Burnside, the best-known of them, urging children to spit on Immigration Minister Scott Morrison.
Tweeted Burnside: “I hope little children stop him in the street and spit on his shoes.”
I note Burnside refuses to set the children an example. He neither urges them to act in a civil way, nor takes the lead in spitting on a government minister.
He lacks conviction or lacks guts, urging children to do what he dares not.
HUMAN rights lawyer Julian Burnside has apologised to Tony Abbott after branding him a “Paedos in speedos” on Twitter. The prominent QC said the tweet, which was seen by users of the social media service as a reference to pedophilia, was a mistake for which he unreservedly apologised.
Then there’s his invincible ignorance on fashionable subjects such as global warming:
Burnside, a prominent “civil libertarian”, demanded more such useless action with this invincibly ignorant argument on the ABC on Monday: “Our children and grandchildren will struggle to breathe if we don’t act sensibly and look at what the scientists are telling us.”
Unbelievable. After two decades of debate on global warming, Burnside still apparently thinks we’re talking about soot rather than carbon dioxide, which is just an invisible gas exactly like the stuff he breathes out.
There’s his penchant for retweeting abuse like this:
And he retweeted this smear:
The smugness you could cut with a knife.
Bertrand Russell may well have said this of a Burnside:
Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.
CS Lewis ditto:
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
Burnside is not just a hardcore communist. He is a traitor to this country. He is also a despicable swine.