I am sure you all remember that old poem by the German Lutheran Pastor, Martin Niemöller. No? Then let me remind you,
First, they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
I have read that the poem was a criticism of German intellectuals who followed the Nazis’ rise to power and never spoke out. Mind you, as an elderly Austrian woman who there at the time once reminded me, it is very easy to be brave in hindsight. Being brave when the Gestapo (or what might pass for it in any Western country) knock on your door, that is a tad more difficult.
But the poem has a much wider application than just the dangers of a secret police. It is a poem about intellectual cowardice, about the people who look the other way because they are getting what they want. You may think that it could not happen again. After all, the age of socialism, whether National or Soviet, has long since passed into history.
If, like me, you have been following the confirmation hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, you must surely have noticed how one group of powerful people came for him. They did not come masked with batons and guns. They came with accusations of an unknown, criminal offence, an offence so secret that not even the police knew of it. You ask how can that be? The terse reply was women are scared to report these offences. Yet Dr Blasey Ford reported it on national prime time television.
Her accusations do not condemn because they are proven; they condemn by calumny without proof, and are published widely by fake news media even though denied by the witnesses she named. Your ABC’s Emily Olson and foreign correspondent Zoe Daniels used fake news to give poor Dr Ford, who had earlier refused to fly to Washington DC, a character reference:
A woman is outed after making anonymous allegations, receives death threats, has to move out of her house and relocate her family, swallows her fear of flying and travels to Washington DC to tearfully outline her lifelong terror after two boys, allegedly, attacked her three decades ago.
Perhaps Your ABC missed poor Dr Ford’s admission that she had lied about her fear of flying when she said under questioning that she was:
Flying frequently for her work and for her hobbies, including surfing vacations in Hawaii, Costa Rica, and French Polynesia.
Can we call that an ABC sin of omission and commission?
Democratic Senators came for Brett Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing. They came with allegations designed to keep him off the Supreme Court. If anyone should ask why they would do this without cause, the answer is really quite simple, fear. They fear the outrage of the left wing lunatic intellectuals and left wing lunatic actors who support Roe v Wade, abortion, the Clintons, homosexuality and who abhor Kavanaugh’s Roman Catholicism. They are consumed by an irrational fear that the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v Wade, the case that legalised abortion throughout the United States.
The ranking Democrat Senator, Dianne Feinstein, a left-wing lunatic woman if ever there was one, demonstrated the power of a female allegation of sexual misconduct against a man, even one by a woman who can provide no details. She seems to have thrown Dr Ford under a bus by leaking her allegations to the Washington Post. Loving the scandal, the fake news media came for Brett Kavanaugh, like Stalinist prosecutors: “show me the man and I’ll show you the crime.” Rather than challenge the story, they interviewed other women to prove that Ford was correct.
They came for a Judge of the United States Federal Court who had already been investigated by the FBI. There is now a real possibility that this man, proven respectable, except for the fact that he is a Roman Catholic in a country whose Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, has had his character assassinated by the immoral actions of Democrat Senators, their media acolytes and a woman who laughs when her lies are pointed out.
And if the American left-wing lunatics can come for the Brett Kavanaughs of this world, what makes you think that the left wing lunatic women of Australia or their political thugs won’t come for you one night with a list of specious allegations?
The modus operandi of right-wing lunatics in South America was the disappearance. But that of left-wing lunatics has always been subtler. Usurp power and pass oppressive laws followed by a show trial, a pre-arranged conviction and then a disappearance. Much like what is happened in DC last week. Left wing lunatics disguise their injustice with legality; morality is a means to achieve an immoral end.
If they can come for a Brett Kavanaugh because of his religious beliefs and despite the constitutional protections, they can definitely come for you here in Australia where there are none.
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