Facts speak louder than statistics

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Get It Right Or Take It Away

One thing people need to ask in relation to this latest push for a republic is will there be a bill of rights? If there is no bill of rights then the proposal is not even worth considering. The current constitution implies certain rights such as freedom of political speech because when it was written certain things were taken for granted as just being part of people’s lives at the time and also enshrined as part of the British Magna Carta. If something was mentioned there it didn’t need to be mentioned again anywhere else. Any new constitution will not be guided by such historical documents, if something isn’t specifically mentioned then it’s simply not there to be considered or implied.

In other words we would find ourselves completely at the mercy of unscrupulous politicians who already have some restrictions on free speech in place and even wanted to take it a step further with laws that said if you simply offend someone you’re committing a crime. The proposed laws would have encouraged silence because it’s arbitrary in its application since what offends some will not offend others except the left who are offended by anything that doesn’t agree with their treacherous philosophy.

So if a vote for a republic does come up the message we will need to get out there is that people should vote with their heads, not their hearts because all the gushing over so called good points of ‘our own head of state’ and ‘being independent’ (which we were until the UN got their claws into us!) are worthless if we find ourselves in a position where we cannot speak freely and will have to obey without question.

And to all those who believe it can’t happen here guess again, it can. There is no special magic that’s been keeping us free, no kind of real mechanism that controls politicians and stops them going too far, if people would look closely they’d realise the system is slanted in their favour. The reality is once we give up any rights we will be hard pressed to get them back.

If we are to become a republic let’s get it right from the beginning and not vote in something that will take years and a major uphill battle to fix. A republic is not worth losing anything for, it’s not worth one single sacrifice whatsoever.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Open Borders, A Dangerous Vision

New South Wales Premier Michael Baird is jumping on the ‘drop our borders’ bandwagon so let’s look at some of his dialogue.

Baird warned of the dangers of what he called anti-immigration politics in Australia and around the world.”

Baird is speaking out against patriotism. Last thing any politician wants is national pride and people thinking for themselves.

He said the country owed much of its success to migrants, and he feared what would happen if refugees were turned away.

We owe them you hear me, we owe them! We must pay them all back! Drop the borders and more success will come our way! Notice he’s using ‘migrant’ and ‘refugee’ interchangeably?

"We are one of the most successful and multicultural nations in the world".

Yep, mostly because the pre-multicultural and general Western values are still the ones in place, that’s changing though as we all know so wave bye bye to success.

"But I believe we are potentially at risk of losing what makes Australia the best place in the world to live, because some want to shut our doors and avert their eyes."

If we drop our borders we will lose what makes Australia one of the best places in the world to live. What will happen is they will open our doors then avert their eyes to the vile cultures and terrorism they bring in.

Baird spoke of Deng Thiak Adut, a former child soldier in Sudan who is now a refugee lawyer in Australia. “"Because we welcomed Deng, we sheltered him, we gave him clothes, food and a chance to learn, and he seized that opportunity, and now he is working in his community giving back to those who, like him, once had no voice."

Where Baird says ‘we’ he means the taxpayers funded it whether they liked it or not and the politicians will take the credit for it. And if Deng is a refugee lawyer how is he giving back to Australia? Wouldn’t being a legal aid lawyer for Australian citizens be more of an act of giving back to Australia? Still, well done Deng, becoming a lawyer is an achievement. Many refugees just end up on welfare.

The Premier said Australia owed a large part of its character to the success of people like Mr Adut.

We owe them! (Again!). Actually Mike, Australia was covered with success and character a long time ago and because of the people born here and the immigrants who came here legally.

"And to our kindness, compassion in sharing our luck and giving them a chance," he said.

We just happen to be lucky, nothing to do with having a superior way of life that allows people opportunities and a chance at success, no it’s all luck only that just happened because some magical elves sprinkled their magic dust here and not in the third world holes that many want to leave.

"Deng is what happens when generosity meets opportunity".

His success is an example of what can happen, doesn’t always work out that way though.

The Premier said Australia must face threats and arm its security forces to protect the borders appropriately.

Baird wants to drop our borders though so we can’t take him seriously there.

"To shut our doors to refugees, as many here and around the world are calling for, is to deny our history, to deny our character".

More spin there. Most aren’t talking of shutting our doors but the reality is we can’t just drop our borders and let everyone in just to give certain groups their warm fuzzy feelings.

"In a quest for personal comfort let us not sacrifice who we are above all, which is welcoming, compassionate and inclusive."

Let us not sacrifice our country and ourselves on the altar of multiculturalism with its false promise of a warm fuzzy world just because someone wants some votes or for any other reason. We’re seeing what’s happening to Europe with large numbers of so called refugees and the acts of terrorism and rape that are occurring. Astonishingly many are still not getting the message that the problem is not where people live but how they live.

And we aren't immune, the same things have happened here on a smaller scale, trouble is when you try and bring everything into the open for an open and honest discussion the left automatically cry ‘racist’. They have to stifle discussion. But before anyone wants to mindlessly squawk ‘racist’, just remember race and culture are separate things.

Baird should just stick to being the premier of NSW and leave immigration to people who know about such things. NSW has been trashed by the Liberals and he’s not exactly distinguishing himself in fixing it so we don’t really need his input on this matter, especially when it’s nothing but an exercise in sucking up for votes.

Nothing in what Baird says obliges us to drop our borders and with terrorism on the increase around the world we’d be fools to do so. It’s a very real threat and no amount of starry eyed pro open borders rhetoric is going to change that.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Stop Victim Blaming, Stop Supporting Crime

While there are those who criticise the aspects of sharia law that treats women as fifth rate there are others who embrace aspects of it and play blame the victim. 

‘She shouldn’t have been drinking’, ‘she shouldn’t have gone where she did’, ‘she shouldn’t have dressed like she did’, ‘she shouldn’t have gone there alone’, she shouldn’t have been out alone at night’ etc. is what we sometimes hear when a woman is attacked. 

In other words she’s to blame, her attacker was not obliged to have any self-control and can do whatever he wants. 

The fact is though no one has the right to attack anyone, that’s an illegal act and that’s where the condemnation should be directed, not at someone who was engaged in lawful activities regardless of how foolish they may seem to be. 

Leave the culture of victim blaming to the dregs of the third world and keep it out of the free world. To blame the victim is to stand on the same side of the attacker and their criminal actions.