Monday, March 16, 2009

The perils of Pauline

A media report here says that nude pictures of independent conservative politician Pauline Hanson have been found -- a claim that now seems to be false

It was the 16th century French author and philosopher Francois Marie Arouet (pen name Voltaire) who allegedly said.... "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

Doesn't that statement support the foundation stones of our very way of life? The way of life that we have been taking for granted and slowly allowing others to dismantle and erode.

Love or hate Pauline Hanson, agree or disagree with her opinions on protecting our borders, language and above all our unique Australian culture, you must still allow her to stand up for what she believes and be allowed to say it, express it and even run for a place in our Government.

What has happened here is nothing less than a vindictive and deliberate attack on this woman's character and reputation just a week out from an election that she is running in. How can it be seen as honest reporting by those who apparently believe in such freedom of speech to publish such smut and what is now clearly a mish-mash of untruths without first asking Pauline Hanson if these were actually photos of her and if this Jack Johnson was a boyfriend and did actually do this?

Pauline Hanson will be vilified, I am sure, but what damage has again been done to our freedoms and fairness and to our respect for honest journalism? (I do know that there are many in this industry who are just as disgusted as I am).

This isn't about politics or even newspaper sales. It is about the sustained and never-ending war between the right and the left. It is a well known fact that the mainstream media does hold a very leftist view and that's fine but they cross the line when they disregard the feelings and disallow the future of those who are on the right to express their fundamental rights to be FREE AUSTRALIANS.

Make no mistake Pauline is the victim here, of a very unfair media assault. Here is something else that Voltaire wrote and I truly think it is worth considering everyday.......

“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”.......

For example just think about man made climate change!

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