Tag: freedom of speech

A Green View of Democracy

Australia is such a wonderful place, amongst its pristine beaches and warm weather it espouses a Greek concept called Democracy. A system whereby we are all equal, no one is above the law and that we all must have equal access to the legislative process. Every three years Australians go to the polls to vote in a federal government. This notion is envied in many countries which don’t hold democracy as part of their values.

Sadly, there are some people who want to take advantage of the principles of democracy. On Wednesday 30th November 2016 protestors stormed Parliament House, glued their hands to railings and disrupted a democratic process called Question Time.
The Greens praised these ill-informed nitwits, congratulating them and saying that they are proud of their actions. Those with any form of decency have condemned the actions of these Marxists, but I note many on the left have stated that this is their democratic right to protest. As mentioned, Australia does have a proud history of the concept of Democracy, however there is a huge difference between protesting peacefully outside, and protesting in a house whereby it has rules and regulations to uphold the very same principle we espouse; DEMOCRACY.

What we have seen today is a Green View of Democracy. A viewpoint whereby we must shut down debate that is in opposition to the left-wing agenda. Those nitwit Marxists who protested today were not exercising their democratic right to protest, what they were doing was shutting down freedom of speech.
The right are not innocent either, I was the first to complain when the right stormed Gosford Anglican Church dressed as Islamists and disrupted the service provided by Father Rod, the difference between that incident and the one today at Parliament House, was that all those on the right, including Pauline Hanson, condemned the actions of those involved.

Richard Di Natale, as the Greens Party leader you must show leadership and condemn these actions and inform these protestors to go elsewhere to protest rather than holding our democratic process to ransom. Adam Bandt needs to apologies for his ungodly tweet praising the protestors and the rest of the Greens need to be educated on the concept of DEMOCRACY.

The Party of Disrepute

The two major political party’s in Australia are making a mockery of the political system. The factional wars within both Liberal and Labor parties prove that the hungriness of political power exceeds any political decency. The un-elected Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told a Liberal Party state council meeting that there are no factions within the Liberal Party, if this is the case, i’d hate to see what the party would be like if there are factions but we all know that the NSW Division is riddled with factional wars like a cancer in a terminal ill patient.

The plight of grassroots members who have been pushing for democratic reform within the NSW Division has fallen on deaf ears as the left and the centre continue to dominate both the hierarchy and state council. We have seen the left dominate pre-selection in key conservative seats such as North Sydney and Mackellar. The fact that the party, that embraces strong border protection, pre-selected Jason Fallinki, a left wing crusader who wants open borders, in an ultra conservative seat such as Mackellar, just indicates how much power the left have.

I have been told there has also been incidences where members of the public wanted to join the Liberal Party because they felt the party’s philosophy’s are in tune to their own but to be told their membership to a branch has been rejected but were still invited to stay on the books as a general member. This is to ensure the power brokers of a branch remain in power and like most political parties they need money, therefore they will keep them on the books to try and get donations from them later on down the track when they set up those pesky call centres.

The NSW Liberal Party has become an orgy of factional love fests between the left and centre and have completely cut off any say to ordinary grassroot members. Anyone who speaks out against this will be susceptible to suspension or expulsion, we have seen this with former Federal MP Ross Cameron. Ross Cameron is a freedom fighter who has been fighting the political elite for political decency within the party and the left show the utmost disrespect for the man by giving him a 3 month suspension order. What the current leadership team are doing to the Liberal Party is putting the party in disrepute. They, including the unelected Prime Minister, have destroyed any decency the Liberal Party had. At least the Labor Party admit they have factions.

MPs have a right to be critical of Islam!

I am somewhat perplexed as to why ASIO’s chief Duncan Lewis decided that he must involve himself in political matters by calling up Liberal MPs telling them they must moderate their language over Islam. His argument is that it puts our national safety at risk. This improper involvement of senior bureaucrats raises the question how effective is ASIO at keeping Australia safe and also does flag concerns as to the real reason why Lewis called up concerned Liberal MPs.

Members of Parliament are elected representatives of the people who vote for them. As a secular nation we must be able to have the ability to question religions and be critical where necessary. For instance, society as a whole has been, and should be, critical of some aspects of christianity especially some denominations which have hidden concerns of paedophilia. Likewise, society should question Islam and the role it plays in society when it comes to homosexuality, women’s rights and the extreme element of terrorism.
Politicians such as Tony Abbott, Craig Kelly, Andrew Nikolic and other Liberal MPs have every right to question Islam and to encourage Muslims to consider opening up their religion for reform, after all these MPs are elected representatives and must represent the views of the electorate.

It is interesting to note that Lewis has just admitted that using strong language to critise Islam will put our national security at risk. Does this mean a terror attack? Either way, ASIO is equipped legislatively and has the funding to intercept potential attacks. To suggest that strong language increases a risk of an attack is foolish and discredits the hard work ASIO does to keep us safe.

This notion then raises the question, why did Lewis put ASIO’s own credibility at risk by calling up Liberal MPs? The answer is we will never know, however it would not be surprising if either the Prime Minister or someone within his office put Lewis up to it. As we all know Malcolm Turnbull is a progressive politician and as the Liberals hold seats such as Reid for the first time, upsetting the Muslim community would detrimental for the Liberals.