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Know your enemies

(Friday blog)

Three subjects for today’s blog

1. Those who cannot be criticised

I ended yesterday’s blog with a quote from Voltaire:

Because I believe this quote tells us so much about what is happening in Europe , I’d like to repeat it and then remind readers of a case that was recently decided at the inappropriately-named European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

A lady in Austria was convicted in February 2011 by the Vienna Regional Criminal Court for disparaging religious doctrines and ordered her to pay a fine of 480 euros plus legal fees. (I’d like to tell you what the good lady said and who she was talking about. But that would probably get me killed. So, not a great idea)

Anyway, after having her appeal against her conviction thrown out by both the Vienna Court of Appeal and Austria’s Supreme Court, the lady took her case to the ECHR on the basis that her human right to free speech had been infringed.

But the ECHR backed the courts’ decision to convict the woman. The ECHR found there had been no violation of Article 10 (freedom of expression) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

In a statement the ECHR said: ‘The Court found in particular that the domestic courts comprehensively assessed the wider context of the applicant’s statements and carefully balanced her right to freedom of expression with the right of others to have their religious feelings protected, and served the legitimate aim of preserving religious peace in Austria.’

I have looked through the 30 Human Rights listed in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and through the European Convention on Human Rights and nowhere  does it mention the “right of others to have their religious feelings protected”. Article 9 provides a right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. (Perhaps amusingly, this right includes “the freedom to change a religion or belief“. I wonder if anyone ever told that to our friends from our favourite religion who rather enjoy killing supposed ‘apostates’?)

However, the supposed “right of others to have their religious feelings protected” doesn’t exist. This supposed ‘human right’ has just been invented by the ECHR in order to prevent any criticism of our most favouritest wonderful religion.

So, returning to the quote from Voltaire “to learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticise”. We’re allowed to criticise Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Vegans, Trekkies, Catholics, the Pope, Jesus, the Irish and even Adolf Merkel. But you’re not allowed to criticise the world’s most favourite religion.

Go figure, as the Americans say.

2. Enrichment comes to Australia, again and again

There have been quite a few Religion of Tolerance attacks in Australia. Every time there is one, the authorities always deny it had anything to do with you know what, even when the attacker is screaming about his ‘snackbar’. Well, here’s a picture from the latest attack (yesterday) – one dead and several injured. Judging from the gentleman’s appearance and clothing, I think we can assume this is yet another ‘snackbar’ attack:

But it will be fun to see how the Australian politicians and police explain away this one. I imagine it will be the usual “psychological problems” and “nothing to do with I****”. But I think we all know who our enemies are despite our rulers’ pathetic, lying attempts to fool us.

3. Trump kicks ‘journalist’s’ ass

You’ll have heard about the altercation between President Trump and a CNN journalist a couple of days ago. And however you get your news, this will probably have been presented as Trump bullying the poor journalist and as just another example of Trump trying to prevent free speech and a free press.

So, here’s the full video of the encounter. As you’ll see there are 50-100 journalists in the meeting, many of whom want to ask a question. But the CNN journalist grabs the microphone and keeps asking question after question after question after question denying anyone else the chance to pose their questions. Moreover, the huge-a-rapefugee supposed ‘journalist’ starts preaching to Trump about how wonderful all the people in the South American migrant caravan are.

The guy, Jim Acosta, is less a journalist and more a left-wing, Trump-hating political activist. Trump knows who his enemies are and kicks the guy’s ass:

4 comments to Know your enemies

  • William Boreham

    I see all the early reports about the Melbourne knifeman claimed no known terrorist connection. But when the video appeared online of the Somali, dressed as if he was still living in Mogadishu, screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ even the ‘religion of peace,’ head in the sand, cowardly media we suffer in the West, had admit the truth. As the two innocent Melbourne shoppers who were murdered found to their horror just before they were butchered in accordance to the directives in the Koran; a country crazy enough to allow Muslim immigrants, is akin to a healthy person injecting themselves with cancer or AIDS,

  • Roger

    It goes a bit deeper than the‘human right” being invented by the ECHR in order to prevent criticism of our most favouritest wonderful religion :

  • Stillreading

    A simple Google search using a few key words soon turned up a Daily Express article reporting what the Austrian woman said. She stated historical fact: That the venerated Prophet of the Religion of Peace had 13 wives, that in his mid-50s he married his last wife, a girl of 6 years old, but that he did not consummate the marriage until she was 9 years old. That’s all fine, isn’t it? Can’t see what all the fuss was about, can you?

  • John Fields

    The Jim Acosta incident highlights the lengths that the opposition to President Trump will go to. Now they say the film has been doctored. As the President said this man is rude. It is called Question and Answer time, yet here we have a man whose aim is solely to intimidate the President. They want us to believe that what we saw did not actually happen. I saw a man who was told to sit down several times and refused. I saw the President point to another man to ask a question.
    I saw Jim Acosta touch the lady’s arm as she tried to take the microphone. He would not let go of the microphone. I do believe that millions of other people saw it as I did. These are despicable people, but I think that this runs much deeper. Powerful people are working hard to bring this President down. Just like all thosewho are trying to do the same with Brexit.

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