reactionary melbourne

there’s nothing that placates angry extremists quite like dropping cluster-bombs on their children. but if invading iraq doesn’t stop terrorists setting off bombs in melbourne or sydney, then the powers that be have other tricks up their sleeves. this week has seen the expulsion of a us peace activist and the censorship of a controversial art exhibition.

dangerous artist azlan mclennan has had the plug pulled on his latest show at platform by the melbourne city council, so we can rest assured that now no terrorists will be encouraged or inspired by the work which examines the status of 18 islamic groups banned by the federal government.

and the us activist scott parkin has had it made crystal clear that australia does not welcome his ghandi-inspired brand of non-violent anti-war demonstration. an asio briefing convinced both the government and opposition that his presence was a threat to national security, and that his detention and expulsion at his own expense under recent terror laws is in the best interests of the australian populace.

what the diggers fought and died for is being stolen from us by our own trembling bureaucrats. our freedom will not fall to the bombs that will explode in melbourne or sydney, it is dying the death of a thousand paper cuts before our very eyes.

4 Comments so far

  1. Steve (unregistered) on September 16th, 2005 @ 6:19 pm

    Hi, don’t want to be seen as spamming or anything but really trying to get
    some support for two Australians who are current pedalling a cyclo 1,700km
    from Hanoi to Saigon to raise money for a streetkids charity in Vietnam.

    Their blog diary from the road is here:

    Any support you can give in terms of links or coverage would be a huge
    help. And if anyone would like to go to the site and leave a message of
    support (or even better – a donation) then that would be fantastic.

    Kind Regards

    Steve Jackson

  2. guambat stew (unregistered) on September 17th, 2005 @ 5:51 am

    Nothing a proper bill of rights couldn’t address.

  3. xero (unregistered) on September 18th, 2005 @ 12:57 am

    a bill of rights

    the government are doing their level best
    to get rid of the few rights we have

    they’re not about to grant
    australian citizens any extra rights

    to say nothing of iraqis
    or any other ‘foreigners’

  4. Sven (unregistered) on September 29th, 2005 @ 5:22 am

    I don’t want to sound like a spoil sport, and I definately do not support the current federal government, but do we not live in a democracy? People can complain all they want about decisions made by the government and it’s cronies, but we are the idiots that continue to vote them in! We have had the same prime minister since 1996, so we cannot claim he is going against australia’s interests, because obviously quite a lot of australians continue to validate his decisions by voting him in with an even greater margin each time. Don’t blame the politicians, blame the ignorant and self-absorbed voters who continue to be hoodwinked by celophane promises of low interest rates and a protection of their current way of life! Which brings up another point. Compulsory voting….

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