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Follow Morrison’s Lead – Boot Them Out!


 

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Should we follow Scott Morrison’s example? Is it time to use Freedom of Speech as a precursor for a new model of Border Protection? Could we identify those who set out to destroy a peaceful society and create fear, dread and terror and boot them out?

There are a few constants that have been dragged up time and time again by the Abbott-Turnbull Government and two of these are Freedom of Speech and Border protection. The Liberals really want these two bills endorsed but there is opposition to block them.

However, should we grant unrestricted Freedom of Speech? Border Force could then identify, threatening speech and behaviour which creates, fear, dread and terror for many Australians and act on this quickly.

However, unrestricted Freedom of Speech does not mean freedom from consequence. If another human being or group inflicts emotional trauma, stigma, fear, dread and terror onto individuals or groups, they should be seen as violent individuals who are a threat to society.

The Border Protection Narrative

Asylum Seekers are held up as the universal threat to society. This underpins the harsh, punitive asylum seeker laws, the LNP champion to all of us, including the new proposed life time ban on asylum seekers who arrived by boat.

The Coalition have implied that Asylum Seekers are a threat to society as they are a burden on the taxpayer (Dutton) and Turnbull indirectly states that Asylum Seekers are a threat, due to the people who bring them here.

You should not underestimate the scale of the threat. These people smugglers are the worst criminals imaginable. (Turnbull, 30/10/2016)

Therefore, in the spirit of fairness and equity, if this logic is applied to asylum seekers coming by boat, then it stands to reason that we protect our borders from others who are a threat to our society and boot them out, never to be let back in again.

Let’s look to Scott Morrison as an example of how this works.

Follow Scott Morrison’s Lead

In 2014, Scott Morrison (then Minister for Border Protection) used his ‘power and authority’ to protect our borders. He threw someone out of the country who he determined was a threat to Australia.

This person was not an Asylum Seeker with brown skin, but a wealthy, white, “female attraction expert” or (Misogynicus Piggius). After a very active social media campaign, Scott Morrison cancelled the visa of Julien Blanc. Scott Morrison kicked Julien Blanc out of the country.

Mr. Morrison said of the cancellation of Blanc’s visa as:

“This guy wasn’t pushing forward political ideas, he was putting a view that was derogatory to women and that’s just something that our values abhor in this country,” he told Sky News.

Morrison acted on Julien Blanc because what he advocates is very harmful to women. If implemented by his male followers, we would see the physical and sexual harrassment of women in society, escalate. In a nutshell this is a threat to individuals, groups and society.

The Minister for Border Protection used his discretion to identify Blanc as a threat. This paves the way for the same discretion to be applied to identify other individuals or groups who are a threat to our way of life. 

This is why it is important to follow Scott Morrison’s lead.

Who are the real threats to society?

The Turnbull Government and the One Nation Party create fear, panic and dread for so many people in society. They do this through their freedom of speech to announce harmful cuts, stigmatising rhetoric and the purposeful division of society (Taxed and Taxed Nots, Homeless vs Refugees etc). One Nation encourages mass protests against segments of society, through alignment by choice with right wing Nationalists groups as well as their divisive and stigmatising rhetoric.

As per the example of Morrison above, these words and behaviours have the ability to incite violence towards individuals and groups. They are pushing a view that is derogatory to segments of society; and to align to Morrison’s quote – “and that’s just something that our values abhor in this country.” 

The Liberal and National Party politicians and One Nation Senators would be identified as a threat to society, if Morrison took the same logic and the same discretion and applied it to them. The perceived threats and the reasons they should be booted out of the country, are listed below.

Attacks on Unionised Workers and all workers

The ABCC will increase worker deaths, workers will face massive fines and also jail time, for stopping work, due to a safety breech in the workplace.  Destroying Rights at Work and purposesly implementing measures that will increase worker deaths is a direct threat to the lives of the Working Class.  

The LNP identify as a threat to the Worker. Protect our Borders. Boot them Out!

Attacks on the vulnerable

The Turnbull Government are abolishing the Year 7 Whooping Cough Booster when there has been an increase in whooping cough deaths.  This puts, babies, young children, teenagers and the elderly at a high risk of death and/or serious illness.  Destroying imperative control measures for deadly diseases is a callous abomination and a threat to all of society.  

The LNP identify as a threat to the Vulnerable. Protect our Borders. Boot them Out!

Attacks on Jobseekers

For putting forward a bill with even more disgusting and abhorrent punitive measures than the measures that jobseekers already have to face, including zero benefits for an entire month. Also for the Turnbull Government’s utter failure to create enough jobs to stimulate the economy and give the people a decent quality of life. In addition to giving job agencies the power to apply financial punishment to people in abject poverty – even if they are in hospital.

For imposing financial penalties for not finding jobs that do not exist; is sick, twisted and callous. These types of measures place the lives of young people in jeopardy and they face increased risk of suicide and homelessness. To have the intent of destroying the lives of the vulnerable is an absolute threat to all unemployed people now and in the future.

Another tactic to attack and dehuminise those on welfare, is to make up ludicrous mendacious claims about how much more money those on welfare get compared to ‘hard working Australians.’

In addition, the cashless welfare card is now proposed to be implemented Australia wide.

The LNP identify as a threat to the unemployed. Protect our Borders. Boot them Out!

Attacks on LGBTIQ community

The insistance of a plebiscite has not been a civil debate so far

I would like to make special mention of George Christensen, who has young people living in fear in his own community because of his hateful rhetoric towards LGBTIQ people.

and also a special mention of Member for Mallee and Nationals MP, Andrew Broad, who equates marriage equality to rams having sex in a paddock.
The LNP identify as a threat to the LGBTIQ Community. Protect our Borders. Boot them Out!

Attacks on First Nation People

For reducing 150 indigenous programs to just five. Cutting essential funding for legal services and the National Shame that is the Don Dale correctional facility and incarceration laws in some states and the absolute failure to ‘close the gap.’  Including defunding valuable programs for young people, such as the Jimmy Little Foundation.

The LNP identify as a threat to Australia’s First People. Protect our Borders. Boot them Out!

Attacks on People with a Disability

By damaging the framework of the NDIS. So many people in dire need of assistance under the NDIS, championed it’s inception. However, we have now seen changes to payments and a letter detailing changes to the board. These changes indicate that those on the board with essential lived experience of disability, will now be replaced with those with Corporate experience.

The Abbodisabled-newstarttt-Turnbull Government is also hell bent on inflicting punitive measures on people with a disability. Pushing them off the pension and onto the punitive framework of Newstart. As detailed above, a stay in hospital is not a valid excuse for the overseas employment giant Max employment. They will still apply a financial penalty. This is a type of insane power and authority. This enables companies who work for the shareholders, rather than those who serve the public, to impose onto an already disadvantaged individual, a financial strain, when they are already finding it difficult to make ends meet.

In addition, the narrative used by the Liberal party when discussing welfare and disabilty, is ableist and degrading.

The LNP identify as a threat to people with a disability. Protect our Borders. Boot them Out!

Attacks on Asylum Seekers and Xenophobia in general.

It is essential that this group is included. Asylum Seekers and anyone deemed as foreign (ie Muslims) have been used by the right side of politics for years now as a plaything in the game of spoiling identity.

The harmful rhetoric championed by Tony Abbott backed by his 1,000 flags and now adopted by our apprently ‘moderate’ Prime Minister Turnbull and inflamed to the Nth degree by Pauline Hanson and her merry band of devoted Nationalists, white supremiscists and Neo-Nazi’s; is one of the biggest threats to our society as a whole.

Due to this constant stigmatising and demonising rhetoric, individuals are verbally and physically abused. Some women have lost their freedom due to fear to go out in public.

This sickness. This irrational fear of people for no reason is alarming. Pauline Hanson and One Nation are central to inciting this divisiveness hatred and fear.

On Saturday, this was not just opinion or analysis, but a reality.

A Busload of Reclaim Australia and Pauline Hanson supporters bussed into Eltham.

They travelled especially to stand up against people in a community, about an issue that does not affect them, because they do not even live there.

They waved Australian Flags. They hid their faces by wrapping their head in a flag.

Riot Police were called in to stand guard – an indicator of the level of threat.

They rallied against refugee advocates.  These advocates expressed their views peacefully and showed their support for refugees with Butterflies.

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The LNP, One Nation Party and Nationalist support groups identify as a threat to Refugees and anyone who goes against their beliefs.  When we see those with intolerant views bussed into a peaceful community. When we see them displaying behaviours which cause others fear, dread and terror; the ‘them versus us’ debate has gone way, way, way too far. 

Protect our Borders. Boot them Out! Boot them ALL OUT!

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About trishcorry

I love to discuss Australian Politics. My key areas of interest are Welfare, Disadvantage, emotions in the workplace, organisational behaviour, stigma, leadership, women, unionism. I am pro-worker and anti-conservativism/Liberalism. I am a proud member of the Australian Labor Party and you will find my blog posts written from a Laborist / Progressive Slant.

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20 thoughts on “Follow Morrison’s Lead – Boot Them Out!

  1. I could get behind a movement like this! Well said. 🙂

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    Posted by acflory | November 6, 2016, 7:31 am
    • Me too! Guess there are many more people out there who just don’t know how to go about getting their voices heard above these so called patriots. Patriots only see things in a black & white way (right or wrong), they don’t realize that for a lot us folk out here in the real world, we see things in a more ‘many shades of grey’ way. We like to listen to others before we make up our own minds.
      Patriots are reactionaries because they don’t take the time to listen to others, they just like to shout out their own viewpoints which can be a lot of the time seen to be coming from an uneducated rabble.
      Guess we have to keep listening to them, but that doesn’t mean that we have to agree with them. We just need a good groud swelling peaceful movement to drown out their racist, xenophobic viewpoints.

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      Posted by sandrasearle | November 6, 2016, 9:36 am
  2. I have nothing against these people but Australia has a sustainable population of 22 million people unless the LNP govt spend billions on upgrading our water storage facilities, which I very much doubt. Townsville is the largest city in Northern Australia and currently we are on Level 3 water restrictions.

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    Posted by townsvilleblog | November 6, 2016, 9:54 am
    • Townsvilleblog

      I share your concerns on fresh clean drinking water and population explosion,
      The water that was on planet earth at the Big Bang and now is all we will ever get.
      The limited resource is just reused.we can never get more

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3101363/Have-drunk-dinosaur-urine-glass-water-contains-100-Jurassic-pee-claim-scientists.html

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      Posted by nurses1968 | November 7, 2016, 9:38 am
      • Hey Nurses
        How nice it is to not having to deal with the “ALLiance”

        Liked by 1 person

        Posted by Bighead1883 | November 7, 2016, 3:56 pm
        • Bighead,
          What’s this Alliance rubbish.
          The poor old Greens have enough to deal with without worrying about Alliances
          Dickie De has gone missing, the Victorian Greens don’t like the NSW Greens, Bob Brown doesn’t like Lee, Lee doesn’t respect Bob,
          The New South Wales Greens party has broken out into civil war in the middle of the election campaign following Carole Medcalf’s ousting as the party’s executive officer.
          For years there has been a bitter dispute for control of the NSW party between the hard left, known as the watermelons (green on the outside, red in the middle), and the moderates, who backed Ms Medcalf.
          “The campaign to undermine, discredit and bully the executive officer flies in the face of our four principles, and makes a mockery of what we are saying to the electorate about our commitment to workers’ rights,” he said in the email.
          Meanwhile, Carol is mounting her Fair Work Australia action
          Carol has now moved back to the glorious Illawarra and is enjoying a peaceful existance in the lovely seaside Kiama
          and left the Greens shemozzle in her wake
          Meanwhile the crap goes on in Greens Land ,

          Bighead,mate , why is it you never read ANY OF THIS in so called progressive allegedly Left sites?
          ANY article on the Greens issues anywhere?

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          Posted by cornlegend | November 7, 2016, 9:25 pm
          • Unbelievable blasphemy Cornie
            I mean you must scour many small Indie publications to glean such Greens information

            Next Chris Kenny and Miranda Devine will read this blog and +BINGO+ front page of the Betoota Advocate

            I mean Dicky Knee is grooming Peter Hyphen Apostrophe and is clearly busy contemplating naval lint for the Greens Shadow Shadow Defence thingy

            Larissa is busy as well you know { I don`t keep this figure by dining with Gina baby} and she also did plenty of underwater pic taking of white coral
            She blamed the Adani Coal mine for this even though it hasn`t begun but if the mine keeps being stalled {Palascszuk wants Adani to show it actually has finance before anything is done] then bugga,it`s Climate Change doing it

            In fact dear comrade globally from the Tropic of Capricorn to the equator there`s massive coral bleaching {Larissa Waters says this is because of the Adani coal mine as well

            I don`t know how Carol Medcalf will go because the Greens behaving like banks makes them quite untouchable then,anyone tried to sue ANZ lately?

            Getting back to the unfair attacks on the Greens by at least 6 publications I`m pleased to see our ABC has not let us down and continues to display an unbiased truth as to the scandalous lies put out on the Greens
            Shame on you Cornie Shame

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            Posted by Bighead1883 | November 7, 2016, 9:59 pm
  3. A very sane perspective of the insanity created by MSM/LNP/ONP

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    Posted by Bighead1883 | November 6, 2016, 9:55 am
  4. Bighead, our water restrictions are real, the city is brown and lifeless and we cannot water our plants except by bucket, I am raising a legitimate concern. Australia is in dire need of more huge projects built by the federal govt. If they will not build them to help expand our capacity to water and feed our farmers and population, we will be finished as a country. I don’t see the corporations breaking their necks to build such facilities so we are able to expand our sustainable population, then charge us unrealistic prices for the water we drink.

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    Posted by townsvilleblog | November 6, 2016, 3:21 pm
  5. Thanks for your comments everyone. Shaun what a dreadful situation with your water restrictions. I had a look and it has been going on for some time. I hope they find a solution soon. We have had water restrictions here before but not for long periods of time.

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    Posted by trishcorry | November 6, 2016, 7:51 pm
  6. Trish I accept this is an emotive issue but it seems that stretching facts is fair game on all sides.
    In regard to the Eltham demonstrations,
    Where are the flag covered faces?not in any pictures supplied or from ABC link below

    The ABC coverage lists 200 protesters as “scores” yet 150 in early reports or 70 later are?

    Eltham refugee rally: Scores turn out to support Syrian refugees being resettled
    ABC News: Stephanie Anderson
    Updated Sat at 3:28pm

    About 200 people have gathered at Eltham in Melbourne’s north in support of a group of Syrian refugees who will be resettled in the area in the coming weeks.

    About 150 anti-immigration protesters, some waving Australian flags and holding signs saying, “no refugees in aged care”, participated in the second protest, which started at 12:00pm

    Anti-immigration groups rally at Eltham in Melbourne’s north

    Posted Sat at 12:14pm

    A group of about 70 members of various anti-immigration groups demonstrated in Eltham on Saturday.
    ABC News: Stephanie Anderson

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-05/anti-immigration-groups-rally-at-eltham-in-melbourne's-north/7998028

    The coverage on ABC clearly says police described the demonstrations as generally peaceful

    The residents of Eltham thoughs differed against both groups.

    “Clustering together in small groups, some of the locals debated the plan to settle the refugees in the St Vincent’s facility across the road. While some differed as to whether or not it was a good idea, many were upset that people from around the state were flooding into the suburb to demonstrate.

    “Who are these people? Most certainly don’t live in Eltham – both sides are using our local issue for their own reasons,” one local said.”

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    Posted by nurses1968 | November 7, 2016, 9:13 am
    • Hi Nurse.
      I don’t know what you mean by about stretching facts.

      With regards to the covered face. Thank you for that pick up. I ended up rearranging the blog format and did not use that. The media were not reporting very much the anti- side at all in photos. People at the event were posting them to Twitter. I will insert the photo so it makes sense.

      There may have been people on the other side. The Anti-Refugee side advertised they were holding a demonstration in Eltham and the ‘Pro Side’ organised a counter demonstration.

      The Anti-Side were bussed in from outside and organised by The “True Blue Crue” The anti-protest was organised in August and bringing people from all over the place (as reported on Radio 3AW)

      The Welcome to Eltham group said they would have a peaceful protest in response using butterflies. However, the spokesperson said she would not go because there were concerns it would be violent. Riot police were organised. True Blue have organised a few hundred for their side on the protest.

      The Anti-Protest group protested outside the Aged Care Facility, there were concerns the residents would be frightened and they had to shut down junior tennis matches because of the organised protest by “True Blue Crue”

      I don’t worry about what the media says in terms of protest numbers. When March in March was on, there were 10’s of thousands of people and some media were reporting it as “a few hundred”

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      Posted by trishcorry | November 7, 2016, 10:19 am
    • Also Nurse. The other thing that concerns me is this type of thing in the picture below is not peaceful, even if there is no physical violence.

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      Posted by trishcorry | November 7, 2016, 12:48 pm
  7. I also want to add that I believe 100% in the absolute right to protest. but it must be non-intimidatory, as I feel the pic above is and absolutely non-violent. I also believe it is good that these people protest (in a peaceful way). I have written other articles on ‘what if the right protested and what would that look like”

    I think it is important for the community to judge for themselves on the two sides.

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    Posted by trishcorry | November 7, 2016, 1:01 pm

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I love to discuss Australian Politics. My key areas of interest are Welfare, Disadvantage, emotions in the workplace, organisational behaviour, stigma, leadership, women, unionism. I am pro-worker and anti-conservativism/Liberalism. I am a proud member of the Australian Labor Party and you will find my blog posts written from a Laborist / Progressive Slant.

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