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How Long will WordPress run their Political Bullying Campaign? – Rainbow Sash is not welcome.

September 4, 2017

How Long will WordPress run their Political Bullying Campaign? – Rainbow Sash is not welcome.

It seems that WordPress is putting a shot across the bow of free speech.  Without consulting with its writers and content makers that continue to force everyone to display their blatantly political Rainbow sash.

Did they even bother to ask whether such a political display was supported by its writers?  Or did it just demand that everyone must obey their ideological position?

I think the latter.

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Why are WordPress forcing their political views on its writers?

September 1, 2017

Why are WordPress forcing their political views on its writers?

Editorial Comment?

I protest strongly that my blog site must display the rainbow flag on my WordPress site.

I was never asked whether I support their political stance and I have not been given the option to remove it.

I should not be forced to display any political statement that I do not subscribe.

 

Statue Wars

August 27, 2017

Statue Wars

 

Two statues, with black paint on them.

Change the Date or they will deface statues that cannot fight back.

 

Are people still confused about why some activists wish to destroy history?  Ponder no longer.  To paraphrase George Orwell: “He who controls the past controls the future.”  In other words, by rewriting history to fit a contemporary narrative we can recast heroes as evil and evil people as heroes.  Those who have us chained and oppressed can suddenly become saviors and those that have paid the ultimate price for our freedom are either scorned or worse erased from history.  There is nothing new about ‘Historical Revisionism’ as it is a tactic used by the unscrupulous to force their unpalatable objectives upon an unwilling society.

Rewriting history is such a common sin that it has coined its own cynical idiom where: ‘History is lies made up by the winning side’. Objective and verified facts about the past are one thing, and should always be brought to light when they are significant.  However, replacing the truth with partisan fiction can be frightening.

The wave of terror in Mao’s China began with an attempt to wipe out any history that did not support his regime.  As a result, the hordes of Red Guard students destroyed every monument that they could lay their hands on.  Thousands of years of history was wiped away in the matter of a few years.  Countless statues were destroyed, ancient temples burned to the ground, irreplaceable historical documents burned and even the grave of Cemetery of Confucius was desecrated.  All to please the whims of the Maoist cronies.

After the Russian revolution, a similar thing happened when the graves of Christian saints were raided for their remains which were then thrown on bonfires.

Strangely enough, the practice of destroying the monuments of your ideological enemies is being passed to another generation of clueless foot soldiers and useful idiots.  For some reason or other statues that have stood for decades are now the most urgent agenda item for activists.  In the USA it seems that Confederate monuments are the new area to purge.  Why?  Because the Confederate Army fought on the side that protected slavery.  Fair enough if that is why the statues were erected in the first place or that is the real reason why they are targeted for destruction.  However, this not always the case.  Thomas Jefferson and George Washington are now under scrutiny as enemies of the latest wave of self-appointed arbiters of public morality.  Apparently they only just realized that both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson owned slaves.  This is true and speaks volumes about the culture at the time when slavery was common amongst the wealthy classes across the world.  Yet this revelation about the founding fathers of the USA was common knowledge for the last 200 years and suddenly now it is an issue.  In the mind of some activists, it is a scandal that requires the immediate removal by any means necessary of these statues from public view.  As a result, any good historical legacy that these men were remembered for will also be wiped away.

In Australia, the statue of Captian James Cook has stood in Hyde Park for years.  No has ever had a problem with it until media personality Stan Grant decided to take offense at words on the dedication to Captain Cook.  Highlighting his indigenous background, Grant claimed that the words, ‘”Discovered this territory 1770″‘, was deeply offensive and should be removed.  His argument is that because there were already people in Australia it was not discovered by ‘invaded’. GRant claims that the offending words have larger significance because they propagate “a belief in the superiority of white Christendom that devastated Indigenous peoples everywhere“.  Here Grant is feeding into the historically dubious narrative that European settlement and particularly Christianity is an evil invasion and occupation of Aboriginal land.

 

Vandalism

 

Within days of Stan Grant’s complaint the words “change the date” and “no pride in genocide” were spray-painted on all four sides of the Captain Cook statue in Hyde Park. The Governor Macquarie and Queen Victoria monuments were also defaced.  What did Stan Grant expect the result would be when he started taking offense where there nothing to be offended about.

Change the Date” is a campaign being run by the extreme left of politics to change the date of Australia Day to any day other than the 26 January each year.  Some activists resort to calling it “Invasion Day” and continually argue that European settlement was a genocide for the existing Aboriginal population.  As radical as this idea may seem, it does not stop main stream media outlets from propagating this one sided view of history.  Nor does it stop public officials from using their power to act unilaterally in trying to obliterate Australia Day.

In Melbourne, Australia, the Yarra City municipal council decided that it would no longer celebrate Australia Day on the 26 of January.  As a result, they would also stop holding citizenship ceremonies on that date.  Darebin City council also voted to stop celebrating Australia Day after surveying just 80 people of their over 100,000 constituents.  The mayor of Darebin shameless justified her stance by calling anyone who did not agree “Stupid” and “Ignorant”.  The council revealed that the only people surveyed were already part of its consultation committees where only 60% of those 80 people agreed with the “No Celebrating Australia Day” policy. That is a grand total of 48 Council friendly people who have been used to justify a policy that affects over 100,000 rate payers. The level of corruption is mindblowing.

Both Yarra and Darebin Councils now face the prospect of losing all rights to host citizenship ceremonies in future.  However other councils, dominated by left wing or Greens candidates, are threatening to cancel their Australia Day celebrations too.  Where does end?

Strangely, there does not seem to be an end game or alternative policy offered by the “Destroy Australia Day” crowd.  The destruction seems to be an end in itself.  The questionable premise that Australians stole their land from the indigenous population is rarely if ever, questioned.  Australians of European heritage are being held to account for sins that may or may not have occurred in the past.  The proof is not necessary when a narrative deemed untouchable.

 

Beware of people who wish to rewrite history

 

Like waves of terror that sought to erase the past of China, countless monuments, buildings, and statues were destroyed in the name of correcting history.  Very little remains of the grand culture that China was once famous for.  Instead, museums are a hodgepodge of artifacts that have been pieced together from few pieces that that survived.  Thousands of years of proud and impressive history was wiped from the face of the Earth in the name of ideological purity.  These days, the Chinese people know what they have lost can never be replaced.  The unfortunate result has been the creation of an overwhelming blandness throughout the culture.  Cities are devoid of uniqueness and character.  Tourist sites are reconstructions or dull revolutionary propaganda.  The unbroken connection with the pasts, both good and bad, no longer exists because it is being filtered through a totalitarian prism.  This is the legacy of Historical Revisionism and the problem when anyone wants to destroy the past.

 

Dennis Prager Goes on Police Patrol

July 20, 2017

Dennis Prager Goes on Police Patrol

 

Editorial Comment:

This is one the best videos I have seen in a long time.  Prager asks honest questions and the police officers give honest answers.

You can really appreciate the world that police are in.

Alex Jones Gets Triggered by Sargon of Akkad

July 5, 2017

Alex Jones Gets Triggered by Sargon of Akkad

Editorial Comment:

Alex Jones just cannot deal with criticism.  Especially if it comes in a British accent.

So many conspiracy theories here that it is hard to keep up with them:

  • Human/animal hybrids;
  • CIA Manchurian Candidate Program;
  • Vatican Child Kidnapping ring;
  • Suicidal Shrimp;
  • and much more…

One word of advice for those who are on board the Alex Jones adventure tour.  It is heading toward crazy town at full speed.

 

 

Safe Schools Scandal: Mark Latham Blasts Safe Schools

July 4, 2017

Safe Schools Scandal: Mark Latham Blasts Safe Schools

The former leader of the opposition in Australia, Mark Latham, blasts the Safe Schools Program as Marxist Gender Theory Indoctrination.  He uses figures from the Australia Census to show how few people are in Same Sex relationships and how even less identify as Trans.

Editorial Comment:

If you are familiar with the early history of the Soviet Union you would know that they abandoned their sexual revolution within two decades.  Despite being Ideologically acceptable to Marxist thinking, it was a social disaster as a social experiment.

The architect of the Australian Safe School’s Program is radical Marxist known as Roz Ward.  Ward claims that heterosexual prevalence is nothing more than Capitalist oppression.  Needless to say, Roz Ward is Marxist nutbag who wants to sexually pervert the mind of your children.

Cardinal Pell Charged by Police: Is a Fair Trial Possible?

July 1, 2017

Cardinal Pell Charged by Police: Is a Fair Trial Possible?

Cardinal George Pell speaks at the National Press Club in Canberra in October  2007, on the subject of World Youth Day.

A Brief History of Pell

Long before the Victorian State Police charged Cardinal Pell on summons it had been leaking stories for a number of years.  Charges did not appear when the police started dropping hints to a media that contained voices that more than happy run with the stories.

Even before the media attention erupted over the pedophile scandal in the Catholic Church the primary focus of all attention and derision has been George Pell.  After being promoted to the position of Arch Bishop of Melbourne a number of LGBT activists lined up wearing rainbow sashes to receive communion from what was then Arch Bishop Pell. Communion was refused for obvious reason and as a result, a storm of editorial and media condemnation followed.  This was just an introduction to Pell’s the public condemnation that would receive for the rest of his career.

When the scandal of sexual child abuse became a major media issue the Premier of Victoria, Jeff Kennet met with Arch Bishop Pell to fix what was happening.  The Melbourne Response to Child Abuse was drawn up under Pell’s  orders to provide a permanent solution what had been allowed to grow unchecked under his predecessor.  As far as his hostile critics in the media were concerned this just a cynical attempt at a cover up.  This is despite that fact that the Melbourne Solution was the first such program in Australia and became the model for other programs that have been successfully implemented around the world.

Despite his success in tackling the scandal head on Arch Bishop Pell found that was subjected to his own strict guideline when a complaint of sexual abuse was lodged against him.  As a result stood down from his official duties as the matter was investigated.  How did the mainstream media handle this?  Some were salivating with anticipation that their ideological enemy was about to be taken down in a grubby sex scandal.  Many of his detractors presumed his guilt whilst they ignored evidence and the right to a fair trial.  George Pell had been accused so he must be punished and humiliated publically.  The only problem with such a thorough trail by is that the accusations turned out to be false and Arch Bishop Pell was completely exonerated of all charges.  All evidence about the crime hinged on Pell being at a particular place at a particular time and when he was able to produce records that proved he was elsewhere the case fell apart.

There was no media apology for Pell.  Those that so ruthlessly prosecuted his case through editorial and speculation about his career being dead would never be convinced that he did not deserve punishment.  In this case, Pell’s worst crime was not just being innocent of sexual abuse but he was guilty of making a fool of those who were hoping he was finished.

Some years after this episode Arch Bishop Pell was promoted by the Vatican to the rank of Cardinal.  Controversy continued to dog his life.  Some in the press such Fairfax columnist Barney Zwartz was forced to give public apologies when he falsely claimed that that Cardinal George Pell is “tainted by sex abuse scandals” and “long dogged” by allegations of sexual abuse against him.  Author Dr. Paul Collins was also forced to apologize when it was revealed that he was the source of Barney’s editorial.  In 2013 Lawyer, columnist and television personality David Marr produced a hatched job in a quarterly essay titled ‘The Prince: Faith, Abuse and George Pell.  In the case of Barney Zwartz, he is from a Protestant denomination and is a persistent critic of Catholicism in general and the Cardinal in particular.  Paul Collins is an ex-Catholic priest who is ideologically opposed to many Orthodox practices and beliefs of the church. David Marr is an unhinged left-wing atheist gay-rights activist who has been hostile to George Pell for decades.  Such people cannot be convinced that anything the Cardinal does or says is anything but evil. This is just the tip of the ‘Hate Pell’ brigade in the media.

None of these critics are unique in the Australian Media Landscape. The National Broadcaster ABC and Fairfax News are bursting at the seems with hit pieces on the George Pell.  When he was called to appear before the Australian Royal Commission to Institutional Sexual Abuse he was derided by media and politicians alike for being too ill to travel.  JJJ FM Radio (a branch of the ABC) and a TEN Television news program both aired in full a derogatory song by a washed up comedian Tim Minchin that called Cardinal Pell ‘scum’ and the line “Go home Cardinal Pell, I’ve got a nice spot in hell, with your name on it, so I suggest you toughen up and go”.  Federal Opposition leader of the Australian Labor Party, Bill Shorten said at the time,  “… he should be back and co-operate with the royal commission.”  The cardinal had already offered to appear via video link as he done so in the past.  Pell did appear before a special televised sitting of the Royal Commission in Rome and was grilled relentlessly over 4 days.  After his testimony, his critics had not much to say.  There was no great reveal, not damning evidence and Cardinal Pell was welcomed but the alleged victims of abuse to speak with them afterward.  In other words, those who were hoping for the head of the Cardinal were left disappointed and embarrassed by their enthusiasm.

More recently an ABC journalist Louise Milligan has published a book titled “Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell“.  The book has been criticized from several sources as being little more than a polemic against Cardinal Pell replete with questionable sources, unsubstantiated accusations, and errors.  Media Watch Dog columnist, Gerard Henderson, has tried to contact the Milligan to explain the lack of evidence in her book.  So far the author has refused and instead chosen to do soft interviews with her co-employees at the ABC Broadcast Network. With charges being brought against Cardinal Pell by the Victorian Police Louise Milligan’s publisher, Melbourne University Press has withdrawn her book from sale.  Strangely, the book is still for sale online via Amazon.

With serious charges against Cardinal Pell pending before the court, the Director of Public P{rocecution has issued a warning to the media against irresponsible reporting and comment.

The DDP John R Champion S.C is being careful to ensure that media partisan report does not lead to an unfair trial.

Just one day later Barney Zwartz, pens an attack piece on Cardinal Pell titled: Cardinal George Pell: Charges of historical sex offences will define Vatican official’s legacy. In this editorial, Barney opines that Pell is “man who authored his own tragedy”.  That one Pell’s “failures of empathy and compassion, his inability to look victims of abuse in the eye.” Regarding the Police,  he claims: “in the end, their (the Police) decision must have been based on their assessment of the probability of conviction.”  You get the image that Barney just cannot wait for a guilty verdict to handed down.

In many ways the charges against Cardinal Pell are unique and damaging.  Even if he is acquitted, no one knows how the damage to his reputation and position will be.  If found guilty…? This is an unprecedented situation that will have long lasting ramifications beyond just Cardinal Pell himself. In returning to the question that I asked in the title

Editorial Comment:

The case is yet to be heard in a court of law and thus prejudging the verdict is not just inappropriate but a miscarriage of justice.  The best outcome is for a fair and decisive verdict.  Expecting a sensation-hungry media to comply with the DPP’s wishes may be too much.

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