BlogRandom Notes - Idle Thoughts
‘..It seemed to contradict what I thought I knew about asylum-seekers and their motives. I realised there was a misunderstanding in some individuals’ minds about what Australia’s humanitarian intake was for. Some viewed it as a service they had purchased. Being called “clients” by guards and immigration officials reinforced this. I was shocked when a camp doctor told me “Persian princesses” in the camps were asking for breast enhancements and their husbands requested cosmetic dentistry. Sitting on the beach at Flying Fish Cove, the doctor told me his theory that in Iran people-smuggling agents were selling the lie that the Australian government would happily provide these things as soon as they stepped off the boat..’
Malcolm Bligh Turnbull should make a quick study and familiarise himself with the overthrow of his NSW Governor name sake on January 26, 1808.
With the stalling for time by delaying the resumption of parliament for a week for no other reason than to avoid scrutiny, humiliation, embarrassment and to minimise the prospect of a bank royal commission, a party room coup or both, our “gone rogue”, scaredy cat Prime Minister, Malcolm Bligh Turnbull will be seen to be just like his namesake, NSW Governor William Bligh, hiding under his bed at the time of the Rum Rebellion.
On that occasion, Bligh was ratted out from his hidey hole by the troopers. Eventually Turnbull will also be ratted under his bed by either the party room or the voters and the sooner the better.
Professor Gary Dowsett —- “..The current paedophilia debate then is crucial to the political processes of the gay movement: paedophiles need our support, and we need to construct the child/adult sex issue on our terms…”
Safe Schools Coalition has manipulated language to give ‘safe’ a whole new meaning. It’s a clever marketing strategy devised by activist Kevin Jennings in Massachusetts in the 1990s: tapping into values that everyone has in common, a desire for ‘safety’ is universal, and particularly when it comes to children.”
“…Our political leaders have a responsibility to shake us out of suicidal torpor in the face of dire threats. Be Churchill-like in other words. Unfortunately, our politicians almost to a man and woman are appeasers of the worst kind. The worst kind are not those who simply deny the threat. They are those who kow-tow to it and invite it into the living room where our grandchildren are playing. Maybe we have the political leaders we deserve. Sometimes I think that when I listen to some Pollyannas around me. Others, thankfully, are perceptive enough to realise that bad things happen if we let them. But I fear such people are outnumbered.
So here we are, eighty years after Belloc wrote. Islam is not only outside the gate but has a rapidly growing foothold within. As prescient as he was even he could not have foreseen that happening. Sheer self-destructive madness isn’t predictable…”
Masha Gessen — “Fighting for gay marriage involves lying about what we’re going to do with marriage when we get there”
“Fighting for gay marriage involves lying about what we’re going to do with marriage when we get there.” She continues “We lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change and that is a lie. The institution of marriage is going to change and it should change and I don’t think it should exist..”
No matter how tangential or obtuse, every program in some way manages to weave in strands of the many and varied elements of those issues of concern to the inner city green left. Everything from climate change to same sex marriage to refugees to Trump demonization and vilification, homophobia, Islamophobia etc. The list writes itself.
The one thing as predictable as clockwork is the propensity of the misty eyed and misguided, hanky sucking, bed wetting, lip quivering left, to not think things through or concern themselves with the consequences of their actions. That is why their judgement on policy issues, once unleashed and with ongoing, long term ramifications can never be trusted. They’ve learnt absolutely nothing from the Rudd Gillard Rudd experiment of messing around with boats.
Worth reading before Remembrance Day 2017 is but memory – Remembrance Day and Lessons Forgotten: American Thinker
The generation that came of age in the 1940s has been replaced by their children, and grandchildren, now infected with the incurable morbid diseases of politically correct progressive collectivism, socialism’s path of least resistance, and secular laziness. National security, and fidelity to a nation’s sovereignty is now labeled xenophobia, and worse. 400,000 Britons perished in WWII to rid the world of Nazism, Churchill’s nemesis.
Today radical Islamic barbarians — free ranging Muslim anarchists — are given a hero’s welcome, with open border immigration policies that invite unmitigated and abject dread, the most recent evil visiting the innocent concert goers in Manchester, the bombing victims primarily children. The Times of London now reports that some 23,000 Muslim jihadists are in Britain, all recent émigrés — numbers roughly equivalent to two German WWII divisions. Imagine not a shot fired, nor a single Spitfire or Hurricane fighter sent aloft. Two WWII German divisions given BritRail passes from Dover to London to Durham.
The collusion and cartel like behaviour of the Liberal government and Labor opposition on the citizenship issue sucks the oxygen out of the room and if this were Woolies and Coles the ACCC would be all over them.