Leftist violence, Media silence and why the Right keeps losing

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Last week a rally of at least two-hundred left-wing thugs, some holding signs calling for the death of government ministers, violently attacked attendees and police at a fundraiser for former Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Included amongst the victims were Abbott’s sister Christine Forster and her partner Virginia Edwards who were pushed, shoved, pelted with fruit, spat on and screamed at by the mob who even tried to rip the clothes off Ms Forster’s back.

It took thirty to forty police to rescue them from the screeching crowd.

As is usual for leftist violence and intimidation, zero charges have been as yet been laid.

This multitude of violent extremists were led by the Stalin-loving Greens senator Lee Rhiannon, Marxist activists Mark Goudcamp, Tooba Anwar and Daniel Cotton of Ian Rintoul’s Solidarity organisation and Lily Campbell of Socialist Alternative: the largest, most violent, and most radical political extremist group in Australia today.

Another Socialist Alternative member Josh Lees publicly gloated about the violence he and his comrades had organised, declaring that “none of these Tories are innocent” and that a mass assault on people trying to attend an event he politically disagreed with was “one of the best demonstrations in years”.

The reaction from press and public figures was swift.

Opposition leader Bill Shorten condemned the attackers on Channel Nine, stating that Australia “should have zero tolerance for abuse like that”. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull joined him, declaring: “What is this country coming to, when you can’t go out and have a meeting without being abused by idiots”.

The Guardian ran editorials calling the mob “sickening for its malice and its cowardice”. Waleed Aly tweeted furiously that “I don’t get along with Tony Abbott, but there is NO EXCUSE for the harassment his sister copped today”.

Greens leader Richard Di Natale was grilled relentlessly by all sectors of the press as to how he could be associated with Senator Rhiannon after she had helped organise such a violent attack on his political opponents. When he refused to clearly denounce the thuggery media outlets across the country printed ringing condemnations and questioned whether the Greens should even be considered a mainstream party.

Jon Faine on ABC Radio in Melbourne called those who perpetrated the violence “ratbags” and “peanuts”, while ABC stablemate Fran Kelly called them out as “extremists” and “far-left dolts”.

And then a unicorn flew over Sydney Harbour Bridge and farted rainbows out of its arse until the Opera House was covered like snow.

Because of course none of that happened.

When hundreds of rabid leftists led by known violent extremists, not to mention a sitting Senator of what is supposed to be a mainstream party, participate in a violent blockade of an opposition political meeting the media and political left barely said a word against them.

Yet when three Aussie blokes in Hi-vis confront two elected politicians in a university pub and put them on the spot [whilst admittedly being rude] the supposed right leaning voices in this country lose their minds.

After Neil Erikson’s little stunt with Sam Dastyari, Prime Minister Turnbull did say on Channel Nine that we “should have zero tolerance for abuse like that”.

The supposedly evil-right-wing-Murdoch Australian did run an editorial stating that heckling Senator Dastyari was “sickening for its malice and its cowardice”.

Sky News talking head Paul Murray was the one who said “I don’t get along with Dastyari, but there is NO EXCUSE for the harassment he copped today”.

Pauline Hanson, who had no link at all to the men in the pub, was almost washed away by a deluge of ink denouncing her for not sufficiently disapproving of three people who not only were not members of her party but whom she had never even met.

Andrew Bolt was the one who called them “ratbags” and “peanuts” and Rita Panahi was the one who called them “extremists” and “far-right dolts”.

It’s the same story as ever.

Every time someone on the right tries to use even mild and non-violent versions of the activist tactics that the left has used successfully for generations, the first thing you will hear is the sound of prominent voices of the Australian Right screaming their denunciations.

The establishment Left never seems to feel the need to do the same despite the rocks, Molotov cocktails, bricks and metal bars their side brings and the opposition blood they leave on the streets. Why should they? Their side is winning.

Andrew Bolt, the loveable daggy old uncle of the Australian Right, loves to showcase how he denounces even the mildest right-wing rudeness while the left ignores open thuggery amongst those they consider on their side. In his mind and the mind of many other right of centre commentators, such double-standards are proof of their superior morality and the righteousness of their cause.

Bolt even has a catch phrase regarding such events: that for the Left it’s not the principle that counts, but the side.

He’s wrong.

The Left believes their crazed principles are incredibly important, but they also realise that principles don’t matter at all if your side loses.

The violence and intimidation of the Left means they are able to decide who gets to easily speak in the public square, and outside the establishment who gets to speak at all. That’s one of the main ways they win.

Has it ever occurred to these people that no matter how many times you attack your own side it never seems to prompt the Left to do the same? Has it occurred to them that this might have something to do with why the Left has been winning over and over for the last eight decades or so? Has it dawned on them that playing nicely and by the rules doesn’t really work when the other side has no intention of doing so?

You know what, it probably hasn’t.

But I’m sure our “right wing” commentariat feels very comfortable sleeping at night wrapped in all that moral righteousness.

  • LEROY WASHINGTON

    “TRUMP IS MY PRESIDENT”,TRUMP 2020, GOD BLESS TRUMP!

  • Being of the high minded Right persuasion and holding aloft the torch of morality wont be much help as the Antifa twerps build a bonfire at your feet and gleefully light it with a cocktail courtesy of Foreign Minister Molotov.

  • Scott Jamie Brooks Denley

    The Australian right needs to start fighting back. I don’t mean turning to violence like the left does. We need a stronger voice. We need to help more people realise just how ridiculous these leftists are. The U.S. has people like Ben Shapiro, Gavin McInnes, Steven Crowder and Milo Yianapollis. We have Andrew Bolt. We need better spokespeople. The only people of the right persuasion really getting anything across are doing it in the wrong way and it’s potentially more dangerous to our cause than the leftists are. People like Pauline Hanson or the Party for Freedom make Australians hate the right, because they don’t speak in a way that promotes our values, rather they just scream about how bad the leftists ideas are, without even giving strong arguments that would persuade someone who’s on the fence. I personally have changed the minds of many people who were under the impression that right wingers are just racist homophobic fascists.

    • Caitlin1488

      But…..I AM a right wing racist homophobic fascist…they are my good points.

      • Mattys Modern Life

        Working on it. 🙂

        https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=mattysmodernlife

        I’m not at the level of the people you mention just yet, but they all have a decade or more on me.

        At any rate, I wouldn’t care what Left wing idiots think about “the right”. A term that no Leftist could possibly define accurately even if they tried as it would mean admitting that the “far-right” are actually Leftists.

  • Karen Dwyer

    It was fortunate that this event was held in NSW.

    In Victoria and the ACT, as seen at events, the police have been under instruction to stand down when thirty or so hecklers turn up.

    This has had the effect that events cannot take place and attendees do not get to hear the speakers. But that, surely, has been an unintended consequence. :-))))))))))

  • Mattys Modern Life

    I’m not so negative and Bolt was all over the rabid Leftard and media hypocrisy tonight.

    I thought those guys in the pub were pretty funny actually, they said some rude stuff but it made me laugh.

    Plus their “victim” is a complete and utter twat, he deserves worse than a few mean words just like every corrupt piece of dog shit that call themselves ALP members.

  • BobS

    The left – compared to the right are much better organized and far more determined to achieve their goals which does not include allowing rights for those who disagree with them*. They are also not limited by pesky boundaries called consistent ethics and universal respect for humanity. The right needs to get itself organized, become more determined and it needs to start clearly identifying as the right. We may need to come up with a better description than conservative or at least a definition of conservative that is better than the definition that pops up when you google it.

    “conservative: averse to change or innovation and holding traditional values”. That does not describe my conservatism. My conservatism is better defined as: “Cautious about change, mindful of history, reason and fact based, minimal government, realistic about freedoms, the rule of democracy and law, Ideological in principle, realistic in practice.

    *Herbert Marcuse, philosopher hero of the new left: “Liberating tolerance, then, would mean intolerance against movements from the Right and toleration of movements from the Left”