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Scum! London Lifeboatmen Abused Following Patel’s Demands about Channel Migrants

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 27/07/2021 - 5:14am in

Really, what kind of people are the Tories turning us into? A week or so ago, Mike reported on his blog that our smirking, vile home secretary had demanded that the RNLI shouldn’t rescue the migrants trying to cross the Channel in dinghies and other flimsy, unseaworthy craft. The Lifeboats refused. Quite apart from their duty to rescue everyone at sea by reason of simple morality and humanitarianism, their patron is Her Maj and it’s written into their charter. Which means they’re answerable to the Queen, not the smug racist in Johnson’s cabinet. That’s supposed to refer to Patel, but I admit, it could also mean any one of them, including Johnson himself. Yesterday Mike reported that a lifeboat crew on the Thames in London had been abused. This looks like they did so from anger at the Lifeboats refusal to kowtow to Patel’s commands over the migrants. It’s disgusting. As the TV series following Britain’s and Ireland’s lifeboat service has amply shown, these are extremely courageous men and women risking their lives to save others often in conditions of appalling danger, in storms and raging seas. They’re also unpaid volunteers, so by anyone’s standards, they’re heroes.

Mike in his article about this revolting incident pointed out that the people hurling insults at the lifeboat crew would be very glad to be rescued by them if they met with an accident on the Thames and were going under for the third time. Quite. I also think that nearby ships are formally required by maritime law to rescue or give aid to ships in trouble. I don’t know, but if that’s true, then it means that the lifeboats have a legal duty to rescue migrants trying to cross the Channel, quite apart from their duty to the Queen and regardless of what Priti Patel has to say. Not that I think she has any respect at all for international law. She and the rest of her party of bandits have shown they have none whatsoever for British law and our unwritten constitution when it suits them.

But it’s the simple, callous rejection of any kind of humanitarian concern for the welfare of others that worries me. It shows that Patel wants to withhold aid from people in peril of their lives. In short, she is quite happy seeing the migrants drown rather than have them cross the Channel. Mike’s posted that the Tories are rapidly crossing from Fascism to Nazism, and I posted the other day about the similarities between their assault on democracy and the Nazi suspension of German civil liberties during their seizure of power. Patel’s call for the lifeboats to ignore the Channel migrants and the real threat of them drowning is well on the way to Nazi morality. It reminds me of the comment by Heinrich Class, the chairman of the Pan-German League, about his generations rejection of the liberalism of the 1848 generation of German radicals and nationalists. Their watchwords had been ‘patriotism, tolerance, humanity’. But the new generation of German nationalists utterly rejected their fathers’ and grandfathers’ values. Class said, ‘We youngsters had moved on; We were nationalist pure and simple. We wanted nothing to do with tolerance if it sheltered the enemies of the Volk and the state. Humanity n the sense of that liberal idea we spurned, for our Volk was bound to come off worse.’ In J. Noakes and G. Pridham, Nazism 1919-1946 1: The Rise to Power 1919-1934, 4. ‘Enemies of the Volk and the state’ – that seems very much to be the attitude of the Tories towards the Channel migrants. Hence Patel’s decision to house them in appalling conditions in what could be considered concentration camps.

The end result of the development of the extreme nationalism of ethno-nationalist groups like the Pan-German League and their rejection of the liberal values of tolerance and humanity was the Nazis and the horrors of the Third Reich – the internment and massacre of millions, including the disabled, Jews, Gypsies, Poles, Russians and political prisoners, because simply by existing they were enemies of the Volk and the state.

Johnson, Patel and the rest of their vile crew haven’t yet destroyed British democracy and traditional British values, but they’re taking us in that direction. They have to be stopped before they take us further towards a similar viciously intolerance, murderous dictatorship.

The Nazis and the Tory Destruction of British Civil Liberties

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 24/07/2021 - 7:13pm in

A few days ago, Mike over at Vox Political commented that our smirking, intriguing Home Secretary, Priti Patel, had gone from Fascism to Nazism in her latest assault on democracy. Hacks publishing leaked documents can now be punished with up to 14 years imprisonment for embarrassing the government. This is in addition to her massively authoritarian, racist approach to dealing with the influx of illegal immigrants crossing the Channel. This isn’t hyperbole. The Nazis passed similar legislation when they seized power in 1933, making it illegal to defame the government. See Martin Broszat’s The Hitler State: The Foundation and Development of the Internal Structure of the Third Reich, page 66, for how the Nazis banned and intimidated Communist, Socialist and liberal newspapers using the laws against defaming the government.

This follows creeping Tory legislation gradually destroying civil liberties and further restricting constitutional limits to Conservative authoritarianism. Patel has passed further legislation limiting the right to demonstrate, abolishing fixed-term parliaments so that the Tories can choose when they hold elections rather than have to abide by the limits set by law, and further limiting the courts’ ability to hold them to account. This all reminds me of the Nazi suspension of German civil liberties following the Reichstag fire and the passage of the emergency decrees as shown in this piece of Nazi legislation

By the authority of Section 48 (2) of the German Constitution the following is decreed as a defensive measure against Communist acts of violence endangering the State:

  1. Sections 114, 115, 117, 118, 123, 124 and 153 of the Constitution of the German Reich are suspended until further notice. Thus restrictions of personal liberty, on the right of free expression of opinion, including freedom of the press, on the right of assembly and association, and violation of the privacy of postal, telegraphic and telephonic communications, and warrants for house-searches, orders for confiscations as well as restrictions on property rights are permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed.

In J. Noakes and G. Pridham, Nazism 1919-1945, 1: The Rise to Power 1919-1934 (Exeter University Publication 1983) 142.

The Tories haven’t gone that far yet with outright bans on newspapers and opposition publications, but this is clearly the direction they are going unless the process is halted. We are heading for a Tory dictatorship.

But stopping this means having an effective opposition, something which is glaringly lacking in the Labour leadership of Keir Starmer.

Joyce Implores The NSW Govt To Allow Ministers And Female Staffers To Be Able To Bubble

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 15/07/2021 - 8:27am in

Australia’s deputy Prime Minister (yes, really) Barnaby Joyce has made a passionate plea to the NSW Government to allow Ministers and their female staffers to be able visit each other in some form of bubble during the State’s extended lockdown.

”It’s vital that a Minister is able to have access to his Staff,” said the Member for New England. ”Sometimes we need to work them all night, burn the midnight hours as we bone up on policy.”

”How do you expect me to bone via Zoom?”

When asked why he was seemingly more interested in his own interests than that of his electorate, the Member for New England said: ”I disagree with your assertation.”

”No one in parliament is as keen on pressing the flesh with the electorate than Myself.”

”Well, George Christensen likes to press the flesh as well but mostly in the Philippines.”

”Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go and get back to some boneing, I can’t keep my interns waiting.”

Mark Williamson

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ScoMo Defends Barnaby’s Reputation With Women: ”He’s Impregnated 2 Of Them”

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 25/06/2021 - 8:28am in

Prime Minister ScoMo has hit the media trail to defend his deputy (for now) Barnaby Joyce’s reputation with Women, telling all who will listen that Barnaby is great with Women, as he’s fathered 4 and impregnated 2.

”I know a lot of people are questioning how Barnaby can work with women and why we are putting him on a taskforce charged with the advancement of women,” said the PM. ”To those people I say, I reject the premise of your doubting.”

”How can Barnaby be no good with women, he’s knocked up 2 of them, that we know of.”

When asked what someone would have to do to be sacked from his cabinet, the Prime Minister said: ”I uphold the strongest set of standards with my cabinet this side of the banking industry.”

”No one in my Government has been convicted of anything, sure there have been a few allegations.”

”But let he who has not been alleged against cast the first stone.”

”Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to join my colleague Andrew Laming at his photography course. Apparently tonight we’re going to learn how to photograph fish, he’s been going on all day about gropers and snappers.”

Mark Williamson

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Barnaby: Nationals Agree To Net Zero Extra-Marital Affairs By 2050

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 22/06/2021 - 7:00am in

Australia’s new Deputy Prime Minister and soon-to-be appointed Minister for Home Affairs has committed his party to net zero extra-marital affairs by the year 2050.

”Our children’s future is dependent on us getting this right,” said the Deputy PM. ”By 2050, I promise you that there will be no more extra-marital affairs…as long as we introduce polygamy.”

”I mean, who needs to cheat on a wife when you can have 10 of them?”

When asked if polygamy was official National Party policy, the deputy PM said: ”I am a family man, and when it comes to family – the more the merrier!”

”It might be a bit of a hard sell to ScoMo, but I’m sure I can fond a bible verse or two to back up my argument.”

”Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go and press the flesh……I mean, how else am I going to find wife number three?”

Mark Williamson

@MWChatShow

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Christensen Demands The Philippino Ladies Table Tennis Team Be Allowed To Tour Australia

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 04/06/2021 - 8:12am in

The Morrison Government’s member for Manila, George Christensen has made a passionate appeal to the PM to allow the Philippino ladies table tennis team to tour Australia despite the ongoing pandemic.

”The PM needs to start thinking more about what ordinary everyday Australians want,” said the member for Manila. ”They want to watch talented young Philippino women do amazing things with ping pong balls.”

”Come on ScoMo, let Aussies play with the girls.”

When asked why he spent more time lobbying for the people of the Philippines than his own electorate, the member for Manila said: ”Typical left wing bias crap that your spouting.”

”Who put you up to it, was it the ABC?”

”I bet you Ita bloody Buttrose is behind this. She’s always had it in for me, simply because I think the ABC should be defunded, privatised and banned.”

”Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to download some training clips of the girls practicing. I am always keen to keep an eye on them.”

Mark Williamson

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Barnaby Joyce To Be The Face Of New Vaccination Campaign: Just A Prick

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 20/05/2021 - 7:53am in

Aspiring Minister for Home Affairs Barnaby Joyce has been announced as the face of the Government’s new vaccination campaign: “Just A Prick!”

”There were many contenders in Cabinet to be the face of the campaign,” said a Government Insider. ”I mean you just look at Dutton or ScoMo and they scream prick.”

”However, one man stood above all others as the Government’s leading prick and that was Barnaby Joyce.”

When asked about his new role as the face of “Just A Prick” the Member for New England said: ”What an honour to help lead this country’s vaccination charge.”

”I mean the pay bump is a nice little bonus as well. But, if I can just help one lovely lady get penetrated by a prick then my work will be done.”

“Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to prowl the corridors of parliament to make sure all the female interns are vaccinated.”

Mark Williamson

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Basic Income in Canada: Endorsement by Liberal Party signals growing momentum

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 14/05/2021 - 12:34am in

In Canada, basic income has become a central issue in the debate on a post-pandemic recovery. Recent steps taken by the governing Liberal Party to endorse the policy has begged the question whether this might represent a serious step towards a permanent national basic income. In their annual convention in mid-April, Liberal Party grassroots, MPs […]

ScoMo Offers To Sit Down With Indian Australians And Smoke The Old Peace Pipe

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 05/05/2021 - 7:49am in

Australian Prime Minister Scotty from Hillsong’s marketing department has reached out to Australia’s Indian community and offered to sit down with their Chiefs and smoke the old peace pipe.

”I know there is a lot of angst out there over my Government’s decision to close the borders,” said the PM. ”So, let’s not do anything crazy I don’t want to hear of any scalping or anything like that.”

”To the Indian Chiefs I say come on down to the lodge in Canberra and let’s light up the old peace pipe.”

When asked why he kept referring to American Indians rather than people from India, the Prime Minister said: ”I reject the premise of your question.”

”Do you honestly think I don’t know where Indians come from?”

”Look at my baseball cap, it’s got the Cleveland Indians on it.”

”Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to Engadine Maccas where they know me better as Big Chief Squatting In The Dining Room.”

Mark Williamson

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Editorial: Morrison exposed by failures on sexism and vaccine rollout—step up the pressure to sack him

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 22/04/2021 - 2:13pm in

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Scott Morrison’s refusal to act on sexism and sexual assault is seriously damaging his support. Morrison’s approval rating among women has dropped 16 per cent since February. And the two-party preferred poll has Labor ahead of the Coalition 52-48.

The new Women’s Taskforce announced as part of his Cabinet reshuffle includes Linda Reynolds, who covered up Brittany Higgins’ rape, and Amanda Stoker as Assistant Minister for Women. Stoker has shown no interest in standing up to sexism, dismissing claims of bullying against women in the Liberal Party as “pathetic”.

She is a Christian right culture warrior who speaks at anti-abortion rallies and has contempt for transgender people, describing people’s right to affirm their gender identity as a “dangerous and radical transgender agenda”.

The taskforce chair Marise Payne, who Morrison labelled the “Prime Minister for Women”, has been completely invisible while the revelations of rape, sexual assault and sexism in parliament have surrounded the Liberals.

Morrison is determined to keep Christian Porter and Linda Reynolds in Cabinet despite calls for their sacking. Although they have moved portfolios both will keep their $360,000-a-year salaries.

Porter’s decision to sue the ABC for defamation over the rape allegation against him guarantees Porter and sexism will be media headlines for months. And Porter will be back in parliament in May where he is sure to face questions.

But sexism and sexual assault are not just a problem in parliament and the Liberal Party; almost every woman has her own experience of harassment or assault.

The disgust at Morrison’s inaction is so widespread because the Liberals actively entrench sexism and discrimination against women.

The farcical consent videos commissioned by the government show just how out of touch they are. They have so little empathy and so little understanding that they will always be part of the problem.

The Liberals have cut back JobSeeker to poverty levels, making it even more difficult for single mothers to survive. They have done nothing to make childcare more affordable, extend parental leave or fund services for women. Yet they can find $1 billion to build missiles.

Domestic violence services are facing unprecedented demand following the pandemic, yet face a $150 million funding cut. Women’s legal centres also face a “tsunami” of requests to deal with cases of violence against women but are desperately short of funding.

The Coalition has announced a women’s safety summit for July to discuss a new national plan on violence against women. It is window-dressing on their sexist system.

As Hayley Foster, the head of peak body Women’s Safety NSW argued, “We can’t wait until 2022 to act. Hundreds of thousands of women and children need help now. We cannot turn our backs on them when they need us most.”

Vaccines

After blustering last year that he had put Australia “at the front of the queue” to access COVID vaccines, Morrison’s rollout has descended into chaos. Globally, there is a real vaccine shortage due to the rich countries refusing to waive patents that would have allowed countries to make cheap copies of the vaccines. Now the profit-hungry big pharma manufacturers are plagued by production delays.

This has intensified “vaccine nationalism” as the rich countries rush to secure doses for themselves.

Morrison gambled on the AstraZeneca vaccine as it can be produced in Australia (and guarantee CSL profits), turning down advice to develop the capacity to manufacture other types of vaccines based on the mRNA technology used by Pfizer and Moderna.

Now shortages of Pfizer and the very rare but serious blood clot side-effect from the AstraZeneca vaccine means it is unlikely everyone will receive a dose by the end of the year.

The Coalition played the vaccine nationalism game, signing four vaccine deals in an effort to jump ahead of other nations. But it is now a victim of the political game it played—with developing countries and workers in Australia too, paying a price for the Coalition’s greed and short-sightedness.

Morrison is now behind in the polls and seriously vulnerable. Labor’s small target strategy is letting him off the hook but a fightback for workers’ rights, climate action and against sexism could help finish him off.

The union victory at McCormick sauce shows that strikes can win.

The women’s March 4 Justice protests put huge pressure on Morrison. In Sydney, youth survivors of sexual assault have called another protest on 8 May to sack Porter, Reynolds, Laming and Morrison.

School Strike for Climate activists have also called their first climate strike since 2019 for 21 May—targeting Morrison’s plans for a gas-fired recovery and further expansion of fossil fuels.

The guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin in the US is a victory for the Black Lives Matter protests and shows the power of protest to challenge racism and sexism.

Large protests and strikes are the key to resisting Morrison and the bosses, and fighting for system change.

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