As all good readers of XYZ will know, the courageous dissident cartoonist Bill Leak recently passed away from a heart attack.
Bill came to prominence by fighting the censorious establishment his entire life. His career was littered with a trail of offended busybodies, an iconoclastic path of hilarious destruction filled with squawks of indignation from outraged elites.
He was a Charlie Hebdo for Australia, poking holes in the absurdities of our modern cultural norms, from Aboriginality to Islamophilia to Safe Schools.
There was no sacred cow not worth barbecuing, no untouchable irrationality safe from ridicule, no silly contemporary concept sacrosanct from puncturing by his razor-sharp pencil.
Bill fought his final battle against the current-year commissars of the HRC and 18C, the modern day shackles on the freedom to speak truth to power. This made him a hero to many who had never seen his cartoons before, and predictably made him a reviled figure amongst the hate-filled haters of hatred.
Unsurprisingly, when Bill did pass away, the outpouring of grief from patriots was matched and even exceeded by the noisy and rancorous hatred of the left.
For this article I was going to collect quotes from the leftists in the comment sections of Fairfax, The Guardian, SBS and the ABC to show the glee at the death of another human being. But I think anyone reading this already knows what they said.
We saw it after Thatcher died with leftists popping champagne in the streets, we saw it after the death of Reagan and we saw it last week when thugs from the CFMEU chased a seventy-seven-year-old John Howard down the street screaming threats of violence.
We see it in the feverish eyes and spittle-flecked mouths of “anti-racism” protesters, those children of privilege fighting to intimidate or blockade others into silence. We see it when black-clad thugs screaming profanities kick Trump supporters into unconsciousness in the U.S. for daring to show support for a democratically elected President.
We see, as Tim Blair points out in the case of the creator of First Dog on the Moon, that the left will devour any of their own that dares not show enough passion for the two minutes of hate.
The comments at the ABC Facebook page were particularly vile. Apparently it is not enough to disagree with a man in life; you must joke about spitting, pissing and defecating on his grave in death as well.
I looked at the profiles of the people leaving these comments; the majority were not blocked or particularly private in any way. They didn’t fear judgement, loss of a job or any other consequence for such abhorrent behaviour. The most common features among them were a combination of self-adoring selfies, middle-aged spread and government employment.
What compels these otherwise normal people into such a blind hatred of someone they’ve never met, have no quarrel with and who isn’t even breathing? What makes them type such obscenities with the same hands that they hug their children?
It’s a peek into the cosmology of the left. They belong to a class of people in our society who have abandoned Christianity and replaced it with a religion of their own, a faith whose catechism states that virtue is never internal, but only external.
In this religion of leftism there is no place for heresy, and the easiest way to prove your piety is to exclaim your hatred for the unbeliever with as much bile as possible. In fact, not showing sufficient hatred is immediately seen by the more zealous as suspicious evidence of possible theological deviancy.
It is time people on the right woke up to just how much the average leftist loathes you. If you disagree with them they will cheer as you lose your job, as your family’s income is destroyed, as your life is upturned and your friends pressured to abandon you. If a leftist at your work suspects you of wrong-think they won’t think twice before denying you a promotion or putting your name first in line for redundancy.
They will cheer as your life crumbles, as government agencies put you on trial for drawing pictures, or as they watch video of black-clad thugs beating you in the street. As Bill Leak and so many other examples show, they will even cheer as you die.
Far too often, people on the right treat politics as some type of game, perhaps a way to meet people, or a diversion to think about every few years. The left thinks differently.
They want you and everyone who thinks like you to die out. They want to live in a world where people like you don’t exist and that is a world they aim to create. If they can’t brainwash your children into clones of themselves, then they will swamp you with client groups imported from the four corners of the globe to make your opinion unimportant and their ideology triumphant.
The right needs to look into the eyes of these people see the hate there for what it is, and use it to build a hate of our own.
Or else we’ll lose, just as the conservatives have for as long as anyone living can remember, and hopefully our enemies will only laugh over our graves.
Photo by jason ilagan