Perhaps most blindingly, Exterminate All the Brutes vibrantly illustrates the role of culture in perpetuating myths of supremacy. Movies, yes; Peck has plenty to say about the images we’ve been served up for virtually all of cinema’s history. But also photographs, and stories, and speeches, and songs, and phrases like “brutes” and “savage,” even the tying of darkness to something brutish and bad and uncivilized. What we see, say, and hear, the pictures we look at and the casual phrases we throw around — they all make it possible for us to accept what seems like it ought to be unacceptable. If a culture is made up of the things that people create to make sense of the world around them, then the opposite is also true: Culture tells people what they ought to believe, and if you tell people long enough that their genetics entitle them to rule over and to “civilize” others, they’ll believe it.
Horrified barely scratches the surface of how I felt the day I learnt what is defined as genocide. After being directed to the United Nations 1948 Genocide Convention website. My heart sank reading Article II. (Excerpt from the Article II of UN Website) In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: Killing members of the group; Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
FauxMo quotes “We believe in the everlasting punishment of the wicked (in the sense of eternal torment) who wilfully reject and despise the love of God“ “Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.” “Freedom has never worked without deeply ingrained moral beliefs.” * * * * * “When the government puts its imprimatur on a particular religion, it conveys a message of exclusion to all those who do not adhere to the favored beliefs. A government cannot be premised on the belief that all persons are created equal when it asserts that God prefers some.” (Harry Blackmun, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1970 -1994). This article was originally published on Grumpy Geezer.
Source: The dear leader: FauxMo’s cult of personalities – » The Australian Independent Media Network
When the pandemic was at its peak and infection rates were as bad in predominantly “white” countries, there was no need to criminalise those trying to reach Australia.
Flights were stopped. Entry was and is rationed. It was enough, is enough. But for ethnic Indians, Morrison thinks the threat of jail is required.
Nothing racist about that?
Well, the legislation doesn’t specify “ethnic Indians”, but guess what people from India tend to be?
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Sky News host Andrew Bolt says we have a sacred duty to protect Australians and the ban on arrivals from India is a shame on this country. The controversial ban has made it illegal for people who spent time in India within 14 days of their intended arrival date in Australia to return home and imposed a $66,000 fine or five-year jail term for those found breaking the rules. “It is our duty, in fact it says in the passport it is our duty to help Australians in trouble overseas,” Mr Bolt said. “For the Indian Australians stuck in India and unable to escape, unable to come home to a decent healthcare system is a shame on this country.”
As the song goes " Nobody laughs at God in a hospital" but not in the case of Andrew Bolt who self-promotion finds him smiling joyfully next to a Funeral Pyre.
It appears Bolt is determined to provide proof that he's a hypocrite who suffers from what appears to be Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Why on earth would anyone, otherwise, post a picture of themselves as some sort of media hero when over decades he's proved to be the very opposite. Particularly we find him unsympathetically smiling next to somebody's personal tragedy. Andrew Bolt is white washing himself. What we see is fake. His face is no longer youthful but more often than not dower and that of a guilt ridden hypocrite who was once prepared to lock the door on any Australian who volunteered to help fight Ebola in Africa. Let them go and leave them there was his advice. He didn't post a photo of himself back then for obvious reasons.
Bolt was a leading voice in calling COVID Chinese and the Kung Flu he wasn't original either. He was a Trumpster who wanted our borders closed to thousands of Chinese and others coming in from shithole countries. To Bolt these Australian immigrants were less than human. He was happy to have Chinese, Africans and others sent home to face war disease and death and of course color had nothing to do with it. They simply weren't the people he wanted to see in his neighbourhood. He fled to WASP country the Mornington Peninsula to get away from the changes in Malvern.
Sky News contributor Daisy Cousens says the woke twitterati - who effectively called for a "police state" last year - see the government’s travel ban as a “chance to virtue signal” and call the government racist. The Morrison government has enforced a travel ban for all Australian citizens seeking to return home from India. An article written by Andrew Bolt which derided the government’s decision and said it “stinked of racism” was at the top of the trending list on Twitter on Monday. Ms Cousens said the same crowd which supported Mr Bolt’s sentiments and slammed the government’s decision were the one who had been “effectively advocating for a police state in Australia for the last year”. “All of a sudden they’re happy to criticise this travel ban,” she said. “If this was a travel ban for the UK, with white people they would be making nary a peep. “I think they see this as a chance to virtue signal because it’s a ban from India, it’s an opportunity to call the government racist and stand on their soap box.”
Andrew Bolt doesn't care how he milks the publicity as long as he gets the headlines which doesn't happen too often. It seems Daisy Cousens has declared Bolt a leader a Pied Piper of the Twitterati. Note she doesn't say "left-wing" but only leader of the twits. Maybe she's right like Moomba Bolt has elected himself as King and appointed Cousens his Queen of twits.
We mustn't forget how Bolt not long ago demanded all medical professionals who volunteered to go to the front line to battle Ebola be locked out when and if they wanted to return home. Yes that was Bolt the loudest voice against offering any help to Africa or any assistance to those who wanted to help them. The Cubans didn't hesitate in helping stop the spread.
But then Bolt would deny that he lead the charge calling Covid-19 the Kung Flu and the virus Chinese and then calling for ban on Chinese coming to Australia, no matter their nationality.
Sky News host Andrew Bolt says the India travel ban is a “moment of shame” and he can’t believe Australia is “so hopeless” it can’t set up a quarantine system to deal with the problem. The federal government has made it illegal for people who spent time in India within 14 days of their intended arrival date in Australia to return home and imposed a $66,000 fine or five-year jail term for those found breaking the rules. “The government’s sacred duty is not to protect Australia, but to protect Australians, not the land but the people of Australia – its flesh and its blood,” Mr Bolt said. “We are talking here about up to 8,000 people we welcomed as citizens. Indians who had to give up Indian citizenship to become one of us and they now have no other country, and when they became citizens we made them a promise to help them in trouble. “We are better than this.” Mr Bolt spoke with India Australia Strategic Alliance Chairman Dr Jagvinder Singh Virk and the University of Canberra’s Professor Kim Rubenstein about the issue.
Andrew Bolt's an idiot but certainly not a savant. He has deemed all 8000 Australians stuck in India as "Indian Australians" why? Because color is firmly and always on his mind. He doesn't know who the 8000 are but he gets far more mileage calling them Indians rather than just Australians.
Bolt has a racist mind set, a history and is a bigot but above all he's also an egocentric who like Trump craves attention. He was in India once and thought it a shithole country from which he came racing home in his failed effort and dream to be a freelance journalist. He hurried home to work for Rupert and need to be noticed and he's been with him ever since. If he manages to gain attention a few times a year he becomes commodified packaged and sold as a "lead must read" to advertisers. But please don't look at his ratings which are poor but only his demographic which is old, WASP and no longer Australian. It's interesting the cross selling done on his blog it's conservative all around in this case the LNP Tasmanian government advertising to monied aged conservative readers looking for a holiday.
Former Victorian Liberal Party president Michael Kroger says the prime minister and health minister feel “very uncomfortable” about accepting the medical advice around the India travel ban. The Morrison government has enforced a travel ban for all Australian citizens seeking to return home from India. Mr Kroger told Sky News the government’s decision was wrong but it was based on the medical advice. “Scott Morrison and Greg Hunt feel very very uncomfortable about having accepted the advice,” he said. “They don’t like it, they don’t think it is morally right that this is being done. “I know they both feel they have to accept the advice. They morally don’t feel it is right, and I don’t think this ban will last until the 15th of May.”
What already the apologists are out for Morrison's poor decision making, "the doctors made them do it." Those bloody left-wing commie doctors made Morrison and Hunt do it. They didn't budge or do anything when it came building "fit for purpose" quarantine stations. They blamed the the States for that. They didn't blink when accused of deregulating aged care facilities and allowing the privateers in to profit from then. They blamed the States for that. Morrison, this week, has moved to the back ground so if the shit hits the fan he can blame his ministers for that.
Sky News host Andrew Bolt says there is news today which doesn’t fit the script of the “global warming scare” as evidence shows the fear may be “wildly exaggerated”. “How often have disaster junkies in the media predicted all kinds of climate catastrophes,” he said. “So many people – scientists, journalists, and politicians - have staked their reputation on this global warming scare that who of them would now dare admit they may have exaggerated”. Every month the University of Alabama at Huntsville analyses data from satellites from America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Organisation which circle the earth measuring thermal emissions from oxygen in the air. “This year they've noticed a fall in the world's temperature, and now, overnight, they said there was yet another fall in April,” Mr Bolt said. “The world's temperature is now 0.05 degrees below the average for the last decade of last century. We have got cooler, not warmer. “Let me be straight with you. There has still been a slight warming trend. And the temperatures do go up and down depending on ocean patterns. “My main point is: you are never told in other media outlets about good news like this. Evidence that the global warming scare may be wildly exaggerated, and the world is not warming anywhere as fast as predicted.”
The "good news" Bolt speaks of is produced by an infamous "unnamed" scientist in Alabama and the anonymity is really no coincidence. Bolt's been following and promoting Roy Spencer and John Christie's work for 2 Decades. Both have been highly criticized for their work when peer-reviewed. So much so that the science community rarely pay any attention to them any longer. Mind you political deniers do. Christie was appointed by Trump as an advisor on climate change to justify slashing budgets allocated to reducing CO2 emissions.
Of the 97% of global science experts around the world hundreds in fact who agree the planet is warming and have continued to do so since the last century only Spencer and Christie said it was cooling. Only to have to face the fact that for the past 20+ years the evidence shows they were wrong. While they were wrong Bolt was nevertheless boosting them down under and maintaining they were right. Here he is back again but not naming his source. Why would that be? Is it because Spencer is still funded by the Heartland Institute or is it the Heritage Foundation? Is it the Mercer family or the Koch's paying? Unfortunately any mention of these bankers names all lobbyists for fossil fuels actually undermines Bolt and his ever so limited reference?
Retired meteorologist William Kininmonth has told Sky News a “slow steady warming” has been taking place “well before” carbon dioxide started to increase in the atmosphere. Mr Kininmonth said the warming or cooling of the oceans mirrored that of the atmosphere, and the rate of warming has been “about one degree per century which really is not very much”. “Recent observations from the corals in the trop oceans have pointed to this warming has been taking place since around about 1800, 1820,” he said. “It’s been a slow steady warming that’s been taking place - it commenced well before carbon dioxide started to increase in the atmosphere. “I think we can look at it as being part of the natural processes of the climate system. “I don’t think we should be worried at all.”
One only needs to Google Kininmonth to find what a disreputable Climate Denier he in fact is. Is it just a coincidence that he like Spencer he is backed by the Heartland Institute? Bolt has been pulling the same old, same old rabbits out of his hat as proof they are still modern day researchers on the science and it's subject matter. They're not. They are old guard deniers who gained some attention back in the 90s but added nothing to the argument for twenty years after they were deemed wrong.
Bolt is little more than an old school space filler the major players have changed and it seems he simply hasn't kept up,
The industry’s new approach appears focused on selling the idea that natural gas is “clean” and that fossil fuels are the future — even a “solution” to climate change. Meanwhile, across the U.S., coal plants are closing, the gas industry is a financial disaster, and renewables are growing rapidly and in many cases can provide electricity more cheaply than gas power plants.
The Cato Institute, another free market think tank that for years pushed climate science denial and received funding from the fossil fuel industry, dropped its climate denial program earlier this year. Cato was founded by the petrochemical billionaire Charles Koch.
Will Heartland follow a similar path to attract broader appeal and fossil fuel industry funding?