Tomorrow Labor will move a motion in the Parliament calling for an inquiry into right-wing extremism.
I will be seconding this motion and speaking on this growing threat to Australia.#auspol
— Josh Burns (@joshburnsmp) December 8, 2020
The current Liberal government while generally soft and flabby does have a fairly motivated free speech advocacy minority in its parliamentary ranks, but once Labor get into government some day things are likely to get a lot worse for those who are outside the ubiquitous consensus on issues like multiculturalism and mass immigration, among others; normally, currently you are just ignored but in the future there’s likely going to be a broad based attempt to silence dissident voices.
Josh Burns, above, is the federal MP for Macnamara which covers inner south and south east Melbourne and he’s probably pandering to the fairly large Jewish population there, or he just has a burning righteous desire to put an end to the zero number of right wing terror attacks that have occurred in Australia in the last thirty odd years.
The push for the inquiry is lead by opposition Home Affairs spokesman Kristina Keneally, who is from Toledo, Ohio, and we wish she would go back to Toledo, Ohio. We know that Corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger came from there and can’t understand why anyone would want to leave where Klinger came from; he wanted to get back there so badly, why doesn’t she? For a 52 year old woman she is fairly attractive though, so that’s something. Legal Affairs spokesman Mark Dreyfus is also prominently involved, along with the Muslim MP Anne Aly.
What it appears Labor wants is the ability to proscribe certain unnamed groups, in the way that extremist Islamic groups can be proscribed, as “terrorists”.
For now, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, who is still good value sometimes if only because the sight of him will turn many lefties near apoplectic, but is seriously lacking in charisma, is standing firm on at least one thing, describing calls to treat right wing extremism differently from Islamic extremism as
He is not going to stand up and be brave enough though to say that any patriotic group which does not advocate violence should not even be considered “extremist”; or that under current definitions most Australians who have ever lived could be called “extremists”; that for example the ONE MILLION people (1/6th the population of the whole country) who showed up in Sydney in 1927 to greet Prince Albert, the Duke of York would today be considered raging right wing extremists, practically terrorists.
That is just not going to happen in this climate and get used to it and act accordingly.
Of related interest: one of the writers at XYZ.net.au, which is a Melbourne based “far right” website, was arrested recently for some as yet unclear violation of the “Serious Religious Vilification and Incitement” law in Victoria. This is a state not federal thing.
Six officers from the Security Intelligence Unit (SIU), which is on a similar level to the Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT), raided his home, confiscated electronic devices and some written material including a perfectly legal copy of a famous German tome penned by a very stern looking man of Austrian provenance, and took him away for questioning. The fellow creates meme artwork which focuses on a certain small ethno-religious group and this is likely what has got him into trouble. We’ve tried to warn people about this kind of thing.
XYZ is a long standing site where the authors are open about their identities. Probably whenever the site was started it was reasonable to use your real name when discussing “edgy” topics, but it increasingly seems we don’t live in a reasonable country anymore. Most but definitely not all of their contributors seem to be sort of aligned with an American site called TheRightStuff.biz which is not our cup of tea but they have a right to talk about the things they believe in.