The Reason Behind The Left’s Vitriol

This is an extended version of an article initially published on Menzies House. I would strongly recommend everyone just read that  article,  and not the one posted here, as this version is rather long-winded and rather ranty! :)

To provide a bit of comic relief to our readers, I thought I would let you all know that,  in response to Menzies House’s efforts to stand up for Australian families and oppose the Federal Governments unnecessary and economically damaging tax hike, a group of bitter radical leftists decided to launch a facebook hate-page to “Alert Australians about the Agenda of the Administrator of the Original *stop the levy* page. He is a strident member of the religious right living in the USA, and an advocate for the Tea Party Movement within Australia.”

This was, of course, rather of news to us:; Menzies House being administered primarily by Chris Browne, who lives in Adelaide, and the other Admin on the Stop The Levy site, John Humphreys, himself had his house destroyed in the Queensland flooding (although they initially actually claimed he was an imposter and refused to accept this). As for me, I freely admit that I live in the U.S. for the time being (hardly an expose, you would think, as it is plainly listed on the MH website), and, of course, despite my personal religious beliefs, as an ideological classical liberal, as anyone who has read more than one piece by me would be aware, I can hardly be classified as “religious-right”, nor do I have any links to the Australian Tea Party Movement whatsoever. (The website, in a spectacular example of left-wing logic, also put two and two together, and ended up with 17, claiming claimed I renounced my Australian citizenship (I didn’t) and swore an oath of allegiance to the U.S. (also untrue – my dual-citizenship is simply due to my father being American, and have had it from birth.))

There are deeper issues at hand here, though, than the simple mouthing off of a few disgruntled leftists, which I shall go into in greater detail later in this piece, but, just to provide the background as to who exactly we are dealing with, you ought be aware that almost all of the comments on their website consists of little more than juvenile self-congratulatory gutter attempts at toilet humour (seriously, how many times can you chuckle about  “Koch-suckers” (referring to the philanthropic activities of the CG Koch Charitable Foundation) before it gets old? (also, laughingly, they claimed Menzies House receives secret Koch money – I wish!), and attacking my physical appearance (which, I concede, is probably a fair point, my modelling career has gone rather rapidly downhill considerably since I won Baby of The Year – I peaked too soon! :) ). And, of course, there are the death threats.

Now, due to the family-friendly nature of this site, I shall not begin to catalogue the vitriol and abuse poured our way by members of this page. With that being said, at the adamant insistence of one of their members, a Mr. Jonathon Ring, I am instructed to pass on the message that  apparently we are “heartless scumbags, mental midgets, f**lheads, dips**ts, spoons, tubes, tools, d**kheads, a***holes and c**ks.” Which is rather charming (John Humphreys – again at their request – did compile a slightly more comprehensive anthology of “the left-wing definition of polite”, which you can read here). Personally, I support their right to freedom of speech, because not only is free speech a bedrock of our free society, it also gives me great mirth, and besides, I follow Oscar Wilde’s prescription to always forgive your enemies, as “nothing annoys them so much”! Besides, I certainly do support their right to freedom of speech, and it gives me great mirth!

What is interesting, however, is the fact that in the last few days they have directed their bile at the U.S. Tea Party movement, a term used to describe a decentralised grassroots movement comprising several thousand independent local organisations, united around reducing the size and scope of government, through eliminating wasteful spending and opposing unnecessary tax hikes. From my perspective, my only real involvement with Tea Parties was attending (more observing really) a rally on September 12, 2008. Where I saw hundreds of thousands of ordinary citizens come out and oppose bad economic policies. And, like David Boaz from the libertarian Cato Institute, I came to the conclusion that, you know, these Tea Party’s were ultimately a force for good (if you want further information, here’s a good clip of my former boss, Grover Norquist, analysing the Tea Parties on Lateline with Leah Sales). Getting everyday, ordinary people engaged in the political process, to oppose bad economic policy was a great step forward for civil engagement, and I thoroughly support this. So, I am more than happy to identify, in spirit, with the Tea Party movement, and to support their small government aims, as I think most of our readers ought.

This vitriol was running through the back of my mind, when I saw this clip, filled by Ann McElhinney of Greener Horizon Films, producer of the expose on the true close of Global Warming hysteria, Not Evil Just Wrong (full disclosure, I previously worked for Greener Horizon Films as the  Australia-NZ representatives for NEJW):

You would think such foolishness a parody, if it wasn’t  for the fact that these are the exact same views espoused by the left in Australia. In all seriousness. Indeed,  Upon watching this, I immediately thought of the abuse by representatives of the hate-site, and in particularly, this message that seems to underpin all their work: This right-wing American style of politics needs to be shut down in Australia and only you the public can stop it.”

Ahh, the left. Free speech for everyone, except if you disagree with them.

Now, personally, I find their page  hilarious, and I can’t stop laughing anytime I see it; heck, I frequently visit the site just to get a bit of a laugh whenever my day gets too stressful. Yet, beneath the humour that is the pathetically pitiful nature of their bitter obsession (and it can only be called an obsession), is a far darker point to be made. Because lurking beneath their abuse is a hatred of Australians, and a fear and desperation.

As we have explained, the tea party movement is simply ordinary people expressing their belief in small government, so, why all the hate? Indeed, as someone who believes in grassroots empowerment, in getting as many people involved in the political process as possible, and in creating a strong and dynamic civil society, this call to “stop” freedom of speech, is something I find baffling.

The only explanation I can think of for these calls, the only explanation I can find for the hate-filled smears of the left, is that they are terrified of the people. There is a real, palatable of Australians getting engaged in the political process, and this scares the hard-left witless.

Why? Simple. Because the multi-billion dollar left-wing industry relies on a quiet populace.  The millions they receive, whether it be to their NGO’s, to Unions, or even – yes, I’ll say it – to their media arm, the ABC, is reliant upon the Australian people being docile. And I think it’s time for us to be frank about this fact. There really is a multi-billion dollar far-left industry out there, reliant upon our taxpayer, and I am sick of tip-toeing around the issue for fear of alienating a special interest group.

Whether it be fat cat public ‘servant” bureaucrats, safe and secure in their tenure, knowing they will never be able to get a non-taxpayer funded job in the real world. Or so-called “climate scientists”, who, without millions in funds for scaremongering would face the unemployment queue. Those reliant on sustaining a culture of welfare, so they can keep on leeching off the public purse, “helping” the less fortunate, despite all the evidence that their big-government plans never have worked. The artsy types, who live off taxpayer dollars to propagate their hate – sorry, “art”.  “Multicultural organisations”, the ABC, Unions – the list goes on – I am only just scratching the surface. Australia has entire left wing industry entrenched through all levels of government, that up until now has never been challenged. And ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Sure, not everyone in these professions is guilty. Most are probably hard working, diligent, good people. But I direct this to the top levels of their hierarchy, those who are paid hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer funds a year, and, if anyone dares to tell me with a straight face they don’t have their snouts in the trough, I’d tell you that no, they don’t only have their snouts in it – they have their two front trotters as well!

If Big Left really were unashamed of their actions, they would welcome debate. They would welcome Australians getting involved in their civic duty and taking action upon their beliefs. They would, indeed, encourage this debate in the battle of ideas.

Ye shall know them by their fruits, and the frenzied actions of the left expose says all that we need to know. Their frantic efforts to silence all debate, to quash all opposition, reveals their true nature.

They do not want debate, they want power. And are willing to do anything to stop the Australian people from waking up to their radical agenda.

The problem is, for the left, that it’s probably too late. The freedom that the internet brings has allowed the Australian people to learn about their game (any wonder why Labor is so desperately trying to censor it from political thoughts they do not like?)

The Australian people have woken up, and are sick of the left. They can no longer put the genie back in the bottle. We will no longer be intimidated, and we are standing up for our rights. And the left see the end of their multi-billion dollar industry is near.

And that is why they are frothing at the mouth.

Don’t even bother visiting their hate site – not even for a laugh. For all you will see is the last, desperate gasp of a discredited ideology, and witness its adherents collapsing as they view the entire corrupt edifice that supports them crumble before their eyes.

We are seeing the end of a dark, dark, era.

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7 Responses to “The Reason Behind The Left’s Vitriol”

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  2. Alice Says:

    Hallo! This is an interesting perspective on the aggressive left. I am really truly too uninformed about politics to put my flag down on an informed response. I guess I am probably left leaning on 45% of issues that come up in discussion, and right leaning on 35%, with the remaining percents (NO MATHS!) comprising of maverick opinions or comedy.

    That (pleasedon’tkillme) disclaimer aside, I am going to state an opinion based on observation: it’s not exactly a right vs left attitude opposition, but rather a big business vs left activist attitude opposition.

    Big businessmen tend to be conservative by default (being at the top of the traditional hierarchy it’s difficult to see why they wouldn’t want to maintain it). They are also, generally driven by greed. This aquisitive attitude leads to a forward-looking, generally positive attitude. It might be morally self-centered, but it gets things done. Even green things, these days, if they can be made to pay for themselves a little.

    As far as my observation goes, left activists can be a) confused and b) flaccidly resentful. Not all of them, mind. To start with b (NO MATHS!) Just, generally, the position to which the left aligns (in australia) is one of opposition to status quo. This means that from the word go, they align with the underdog, the losing side, or the underresourced side that has never been in the fight. Morally admirable, as far as compassion goes. but going to a), not every losing side, or every underdog, or every underrepresented cause can come under the umbrella of leftist causes. Social justice issues seem to be tangled irretrievably with green issues, which seem to have no connecting factor other than ‘good for people’. This is deeply problematic, because it dilutes action into a impossibly multiplying frayed end of causes, none of which can gain traction against one another, and some of which don’t really have anything to do with one another.

    For example, though they seem to be constantly hooked together under the same banner, gay rights and abortion and free speech really have very little to do with one another, other than a general rhetorical bracketing of ‘pro freedom’, and ‘moral good’ that seems both slightly indiscriminate and inconsistent in its selection principles.

    As Tim says above, many of the free-speech advocates on the left seem to limit their advocacy of free speech to minority OR liberal educated groups. The dumb (yes, I admit often scarily dumb) masses are sidelined. This is dangerous thinking if you advocate democracy (I’m still not sure where I fall on ideal government constructions, mob rule vs socialism but that’s another story).

    I think that the combination of too many causes, and a position of constant oppression leads to an embittered attitude, stymied and resentful, occasionally aggressively entitled and yet ineffectual.

  3. Jonathan Ring Says:

    HA HA HA HA! Too funny for words. Thanks for the free press Tim (although I’d appreciate you spelling my name correctly).

    The crud you peddle about debate is the most piss-funny of all of your (self-confessed) rantings. While I don’t for one moment care if my previous comments were propagandised (and they were) by a group of hyper-Right fail merchants, it is massively galling for you to pretend you are the least bit interested in dialogue.

    Anyone perusing the “hate page” (which you were careful enough to deter people from doing) will see that a key driver to any anger is that you chose to stifle all contrary opinion on the site you created, Stop The Levy. Funnily enough, my misrepresented quote was extracted from a comment relating to your (and your fellow traveller John Humphreys’) penchant for censorship.

    I do encourage people to vist the site Stop The Levy – The Truth Behind The Original Site. Some of the commentary is angry, some of the commentary isn’t factually correct. But the massive difference with Tim’s little libertarian-love-in is that nobody is blocked or censored. Therefore the entire premise to this little screed is utterly baseless. The Left don’t want to stop debate, we just don’t want to agree with you, Menzies House.

    And while I reiterate that my commentary has been propagandised (go to the site, dig around to find it and tell me I’m wrong), I don’t for one second apologise for having very real anger (as distinct from hate) towards the opportunistic hijacking of a massive natural disaster for the purpose of peddling libertarianism to the lowest common denominator. Tim Andrews and John Humphreys ARE quite the scuzbuckets for their willingness to do so.

    But that’s just my opinion.

  4. TerjeP Says:

    Big businessmen tend to be conservative by default (being at the top of the traditional hierarchy it’s difficult to see why they wouldn’t want to maintain it). They are also, generally driven by greed. This aquisitive attitude leads to a forward-looking, generally positive attitude. It might be morally self-centered, but it gets things done. Even green things, these days, if they can be made to pay for themselves a little.

    Most, in my personal experience, are financially reponsible otherwise they would be still running small businesses or no businesses.

    In terms of whether they are greedy or conservative it has not been my experience that they split left, right, greedy, generous any differently to the rest of the population. I’ve met business owners who have a quite Marxist view of how the world should be run. Most hover around the centre as do most people in general although obviously business people are more cognisant of how commerce works (warts and all). Many big businesses are beneficiaries of big government subsidies, spending or established regulation. Self interest alone would tend to dissuade most big business people from the disruptive effect of a blank cheque on pro free market reform. None the less like most people their actual views are a complex hybrid of perceived public interest and perceived self interest.

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