As I have just written elsewhere:
Liberators enter the Libyan capital to oust an inept and corrupt ruler.
Liberators enter the Australian capital to oust an inept and corrupt ruler.
I hope both groups have great success.
Of course in both cases it is still early days yet. We will have to wait and see how both situations unfold. But it may be the case that in both scenarios we have people power at work, seeking to stand against governments which have lost touch with their citizens.
Rebel forces have now entered Tripoli, the Libyan capital, and it looks like it is all over for the cruel dictator who ran that nation for four decades. One report says a son of his has been captured by rebel forces. But all this is unfolding as I type, so things are likely to change by the minute.
And one must always be cautious here. The general conservative principle of “better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know” is usually worth preserving. But here we have a largely isolated and unpopular dictator which his many Middle Eastern neighbours do not necessarily have high regard for.
So while it is always good news to see the likes of this creep being disposed of, we have to wait to see who in fact will take his place. Hardline Islamist groups may not be much better. Of course this is true about the uprisings taking place all over this part of the world.
It is one thing to get rid of oppressive regimes, but what will follow? Will the new regime be any better? So we must bide our time here. But let me mention one further thing before moving on to the next protest group. When Obama sanctioned this intervention in Libya, he assured us it would just be for a few weeks.
It has now been a half a year. Make no mistake: if it had been a Bush or a Howard government that had done such a thing, the lefties and their MSM supporters would be screaming bloody murder by now. They would be carrying on about militarism, and warmongering, and meddling in other people’s affairs, and having blood on our hands, etc.
They would be out on the streets with their inane chants of “No war for oil” and other equally idiotic slogans. They would be demanding the scalp of a Bush or a Howard. But because this has been backed by Obama, there has basically been silence on all this.
What we have here is just another example of the glaring double standards of the lefties. War and intervention is evidently not all wrong – only if it is conducted by conservative governments. But if leftist governments do it, then no probs.
The other major protest movement which has entered a nation’s capital is the Convoy of No Confidence here in Australia. Truckers from all around the nation are pouring into Canberra to protest the Carbon Tax in particular and the Gillard government in general.
In the face of so many lies, so much corruption, so many broken promises, and so much inept and derelict leadership, they are rightly calling for an election now. And with their latest disaster zone teetering on the rocks, this may come sooner than later.
Embattled MP Craig Thomson is a walking mess, with all sorts of charges of ugly, unethical and illegal behaviour hanging over his neck. But given that Julia is reigning over a hung Parliament, she of course cannot afford to see him go, so she is supporting him to the hilt.
And she and Labor sought to win last year’s election by talk of good, sound ethical leadership. Yeah right. But what is really reprehensible is the way the lame-stream media has been reporting this Canberra protest. The ABC has been especially – and oh so typically – reprehensible.
The comrades there have been barely able to contain themselves, and have been mocking and ridiculing this entire protest, claiming it is a flop and that basically no one has turned out for it. This is typical ABC editorialising in the name of news reporting.
They did the same thing last week with the National Marriage Rally and the anti-carbon tax rally held on Tuesday. I wrote up this deplorable coverage – or lack of coverage – here: https://billmuehlenberg.com/2011/08/16/marriage-attacked-and-defended/
News and opinion have become forever intertwined at the ABC, and they show no shame in replacing objective reporting with leftwing political commentary and editorialising. And we still have to pay for this wretched bunch with our hard-earned tax dollars.
But what is even more galling are reports emerging which are telling us that trucks have been prevented from entering into Canberra! If true, this is scandalous. So much for democratic Australia. And if this has been the case, will the ABC report this?
I will not hold my breath. They not only should report it, but they should issue a public apology and retraction for their ugly political commentary which they try to pass off as actual news. But this too is quite unlikely. The ABC has long ago abandoned any pretence of impartiality and objectivity.
It is arguably the most biased, bigoted and agenda-ridden news outfit in Australia. And there would be plenty of other contenders for that title. So as always, we need to go elsewhere to seek to get some balance in what is happening in our world.
That in part is why this website operates. As long as the secular left has a stranglehold on the media in this nation, then I and others will seek to provide an alternative voice. Until they shut us down, that is.