The Voice: The Intimidation. By Joanna and Lindsay Hackett, who have been printing stickers such as this:
Cancel culture is alive and well! We have recently received threats on several Facebook sites regarding the messages contained in our bumper stickers supporting the No vote in the coming referendum.
These threats began with the predictable and unimaginative “we know where you live’ nonsense, and then moved on to threats of reporting us to the ATO, the Federal Police, the Human Rights Commission and Centrelink. Our opposers say they are also seeking legal advice.
Some people cannot accept that not everyone agrees with them, and will do anything they can to cancel those who have a different point of view. They do not wish to have a debate, a discussion or even a chat. With them, it’s ‘my way or the highway’.
We wonder what such people are afraid of, and suspect they are beginning to realise that we Australians are not as easily gulled as they had hoped. They cannot win through with logic and reason (because their cause is neither logical nor reasonable), and so resort to intimidation.
We have always distributed the stickers on a not-for-profit basis. We have kept careful records of all inquiries and transactions and we are not afraid of any investigation. If at the end of the day there is any profit it will be given to a charity.
If you are appalled by this attempt to silence us, be assured that we do not bow down to such people. It will be a sad day for Australia if the referendum is passed only because the populace is too afraid to speak out, and is cowed into submission by blustering bully-boys. We are not intimidated and we believe in what we’re doing. If you wish to support us, and the No vote, please consider buying some stickers, displaying them, and spreading the word. Or just spread the word! So far we have distributed over 3,000 stickers from one side of Australia to the other.
We intend to be here for as long as it takes to protect our country from this racist, divisive take-over of our democratic system.
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