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Domestic violence industry tries to tap into terrorism for cash

16 October 2017

1:00 PM

16 October 2017

1:00 PM

In July, Fairfax wrote that 46 per cent of Australians who think we should be spending more on anti-terrorism measures were wrong. “There is no limit to what we will spend to fend off the object of our irrational fears,” the piece claimed (note: global news and factual events being deemed “irrational fears”).

Instead, the loony left asserted we should be spending more money on battling domestic violence.

They were furious that increased attention and funding was being focused on fighting terrorism than their cause.

“The violence they commit against their partners [men] and children is far more common and deadly than the violence we are told to fear from Islamic extremists,” the piece ranted.

It appears that tactic didn’t work at securing a bigger slice of the government funding pie.

Now, if you were part of the domestic violence industry and you saw that the very real threat of terrorism was hogging the spotlight and gravy train, what would you do? How does the saying go, “If you can’t beat them, join them”?

On Saturday, The Guardian reported words from CEO of Domestic Violence NSW, Moo Baulch.

“There is a connection between terrorism and family violence,” Baulch said. Yes, really, they went there.

“The type of men who are likely to commit terrorist acts are also likely to be family violence offenders, so it’s important to connect national security and family violence.”

Baulch said another Council of Australian Governments should be announced urgently. And, she said, if Turnbull were sincere about wanting to “keep Australians safe” he would address family violence.

For too long the domestic violence industry has been peddling a gendered agenda unquestioned. It is a fraudulent narrative, made worse by inconsistencies, lack of logic and the transparent pursuit of dollars.

While these fembots attempt to pile pressure on the government to continually invest in their men-hating agenda, it is vital we do not underestimate the grip they have already secured.

In response, Michaela Cash, minister for women, has denied that family violence isn’t a priority.

“The Coalition was the first to put violence against women and their children on the COAG agenda and it remains a standing item for discussion,” she said.

If this government or any government is serious about getting to the root causes of domestic violence it needs to stop speaking about “women and their children”.

That is the feminist narrative – coming from the mouths of our government.

That is the fraudulent, man-loathing narrative right there.

Children are not possessions to be owned; neither do they belong solely to their mother.

We see you trying to connect terrorism and family violence.

We watch you snaffling around for more taxpayer dollars.

We hear you talking about “the type of men who are likely to commit terrorist acts”.

We see and we hear because we’ve paid attention to you trying these tactics before.

We are watching.

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