Saturday, January 10, 2015
Sections of the media are linking the Lindt Cafe siege here in Sydney with the massacre in Paris, but there's really no similarity.
Martin Place was the work of a deranged individual, a well-known criminal who happened to be a Muslim. The siege wasn't politically motivated nor carried out in the name of a religion.
The attack on Charlie Hebdo on the other hand was carried out in the name of religion.
The retards responsible for it took offence at their religion being satirised.
Moir in the Sydney Morning Herald said it all with a few strokes of the pen:
He so eloquently summed up the level of retard we have to deal with.
I've always had a problem with people saying that something offends them. John Howard used to use it to avoid answering perfectly legitimate questions. He'd say 'I find that question offensive' and walk away.
I agree with Stephen Fry, who some years ago in an interview said: “It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so fucking what."
The Charlie Hebdo perpetrators have now been killed by French security forces, exactly the right outcome. Such people have no place in our societies. Arresting and jailing them isn't the answer.
One of them had already served time for assisting terrorists and that did nothing to keep society safe from his demented actions.
Tony Abbott's been speaking about it again, with the usual platitudes. We must not change the way we live. The safety of the community is the government's number one priority.
He then went on to tell us how our safety is obviously not the number one prioroty. At least seventy Australians are known to be in Syria and Iraq with extremist groups and dozens more have been there and have been allowed to return to Australia.
And there are others who've had their passport cancelled to stop them leaving to fight with the extremists. So they're sitting amongst us simmering with hate.
If the government truly had the community's safety at heart they'd allow anyone who wanted to join the extremists to go, then cancel their passports and never let them back into Australia. They want that way of life, they don't like ours, so let them stay there.