Scott Morrison Owes an Apology, by Augusto Zimmermann.
Scott Morrison says an Australian man massacred worshippers in an act of “extremist right-wing terrorism” which was streamed on the internet.
I am deeply troubled by the words employed by the Australian Prime Minister as it could incite violence against so called right wingers.
As it turns out, it appears that the terrorist is not even a right winger. He is a self-described anarchist and a radical environmentalist, and an admirer of Communist China.
In his own manifesto the terrorist gunman who killed 49 Muslims at a mosque in New Zealand…
- wanted “no part of” conservatism
- described himself as an “eco-fascist”
- admired Communist China.
Answering the question “Are you a conservative?”, Brenton Tarrant wrote, “No, conservatism is corporatism in disguise, I want no part of it.”
“Conservatism is dead, thank god,” he also wrote.
Describing the arc of his political journey, the killer said: “When I was young I was a communist, then an anarchist and finally a libertarian before coming to be an eco-fascist.” …
“The nation with the closest political and social values to my own is the People’s Republic of China,” he wrote.
He claimed that he was left wing, writing, “Depending on the definition, sure.”
He also disavowed President Trump from the standpoint of his policies and decisions. In answering the question: “Were you a supporter of Donald Trump?”, he replied: “Dear god no.” …
Why did Scott Morrison get it so wrong?
So why would our Prime Minister choose to blame “right-wing extremism” rather than left-wing extremism?
As noted by a good friend of mine, “It could only be that he subscribes to the leftist narrative himself which seeks every opportunity to undermine conservatives and link us to violence. It’s as if this incident has caused him to nail his colours to the mast. It seems that when push comes to shove that Morrison will side with the left every time”.
It is certainly incongruous for Scott Morrison to lead what is supposed to be a right wing government, but falsely associate his own government and political party to a murderer by calling him a “right winger”.
This is simply beyond the pale. Scott Morrison owes an apology to every supporter of his party and to every person in this country who considers him/herself a conservative.
Meanwhile the media is rather quiet about most of the 34,725 murderous attacks on non-Muslims by Muslims in the name of Islam since 9/11. For instance, here is a massacre of 40 Christians by Muslims two weeks ago in Nigeria.
Terrorism and Censorship, by Karl Denninger.
Last night I read the shooter’s “manifesto” on Scribd, all ~80 pages of it. This morning it has been scrubbed.
Book-burning is alive and well among so-called “progressives.”
I can make a fairly-clean argument for yanking the so-called “live stream” — but what is everyone afraid of when it comes to written words? Is someone (or lots of someones) afraid that perhaps there’s some truth embedded in what will be viewed as an expression of insanity?
A reader comments:
Are western leaders trying to examine the root cause of the problem following Christchurch? No. That would mean the western political class admitted its single largest mistake ever. Instead, they’re going after any and all discussion of the problem and shutting it down.