Violence in Australia suppresses freedom of speech

The Andrew Bolt book launch set for Friday night in Melbourne has been cancelled.  IPA said it was because of ill health within Andrew’s family.

The fascist left covered the city with posters saying”Let’s make this book launch a thoroughly unpleasant affair”.

Intimidation beats freedom – we allow those with no cogent arguments to win by acquiescing in their shut-down of debate.  What a disgrace

 

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Update: My information is that there has actually been a death of a close relative and Andrew is off to attend to family matters. While the left do engage in mindless violence and did plan to violently disrupt the book launch, the cancellation is due to this family tragedy. Sinc

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61 Responses to Violence in Australia suppresses freedom of speech

  1. Matt says:

    Free speech was good while it lasted…..

  2. Sydney Boy says:

    Oh my God! Andrew Bolt hurting lefties with words?

  3. Stackja says:

    MT is silent! ALP quiet of course.

  4. Fred Lenin says:

    Used taxpayers money to print the posters did you comrades? Comrade andrews supply the monay did he ? Or was ir the o\poofter fascists ? How about the imans at the local mosque with welfare money ? Woukd t be giliards communist alliance they need the dole money to buy drugs.

  5. Ross B says:

    Not much worse than sections of the parliamentary Liberal Party when behind closed doors…

  6. Anne says:

    MT is silent!

    Turnbull wants to divide us.

    He is Obama. Same animal.

  7. Baldrick says:

    ”Let’s make this book launch a thoroughly unpleasant affair”.

    Wow, own goal by stupid swampy’s by highlighting Bolts new book and no doubt it will help sales.

  8. Steve tickler says:

    Bolt.

    Hire a camera crew and film the filth and the media, filming the event. Release the vision in full. Compare and contrast the coverage.

    Dissect the events on your show. Make it an event. Have a field day!

    No need to cancel.

  9. Docket62 says:

    I’ll be there!

  10. cynical1 says:

    Could that be construed as a threat?

  11. Michael says:

    Leftist facism? Oxymoron alert!

  12. duncanm says:

    yep – don’t retreat. Attack.

    And when has AB ever attacked the working class ? They just make this shit up from the old Socialist posters all over their meeting room walls.

  13. duncanm says:

    Bolt needs to get Milo down here for his book launch.

    Stick that in your ‘homophobic’ poster and smoke it.

  14. Nic says:

    During the Depression, a man, Counihan, was suspended in cage, to enable him to speak, largely about the merits of Communism. To this day, a statue, reminding others of the rights of free speech, and commemorating the event, exists where the original event took place in Brunswick. Sadly, modern day Communists in places like Brunswick, are denying the right of Andrw Bolt to speak. This is shameful! I’m sorry that the IPA have given in, but I understand why.

  15. John Dee says:

    There is a problem here.
    Sure the posters are distributed by “stupid swampys” and the financing is almost certainly unintentionally financed by taxpayers but the fact is it was successful – the book launch was cancelled -and that was because sufficient numbers support the cause.
    If Bolt – or any other noted and active conservative voice – was to call for a demonstration outside the office of an organisation known to be active in such matters, the turn-out would be pathetic
    Actually a very deserving place for such a demonstration would be outside the ABC offices.
    It won’t happen unfortunately , because most prefer to moan into their beer that “somebody should do something” and that somebody will never be them.
    Gutless.
    OK , you do not want to get physically involved , but at least write to your elected State and Federal representative .
    Berate your newspaper for supporting crap like “Safe Schools” and politicians and media for supporting a religious tax on food.
    You see some idiot with a placard that offends you approach them directly and call them out.
    Get involved.
    If you can not at least do that then STFU.

  16. Roger says:

    I’ll take Andrew on his word.

    But otherwise Steve Tickler’s suggestion @ 9.55PM has a lot of merit.

  17. Nic says:

    There is a subtext though, these sorts of things DO have an effect on Bolta and his family. There’s only so much they can take, particularly following the kids having to be moved following Islamic threats.

  18. egg_ says:

    Commos-R-Us shut down World’s #10 Blogger.

  19. kae says:

    John Dee

    The protest would be poorly attended because supporters would be earning a living.

  20. JABL says:

    Oh for the good old days of the Howard lecture at UQ in ’89. Had to fight the official party in and only a wave of (embarrassed QPS) blue prevented us having do the reverse. Still remember sitting next to two esteemed Liberal Senators and I swear to God himself they were like two disappointed toddlers when the cops arrived, they were clearly looking forward to the passage out.

  21. C.L. says:

    Bolt.

    Hire a camera crew and film the filth and the media, filming the event. Release the vision in full. Compare and contrast the coverage.

    Um, he has a duty of care to his guests – who aren’t cameos in a video production.
    I think the real story here is the connivance and corruption of the Victoria Police under the leadership of lying tosspot, Graham Ashton – who, let it be remembered, did nothing to stop or investigate false and illegal accusations made against George Pell. A police force willing to lynch a cardinal certainly won’t lift a finger to protect Andrew Bolt, who has written about their corruption regarding Pell.

  22. dover_beach says:

    CL is right. The problem here is the Victoria Police.

  23. wreckage says:

    “Leftist facism? Oxymoron alert!”

    If you ignore the fact that all fascists, without exception, are also socialists or communists, then yeah, sure.

  24. wreckage says:

    Victoria Police had to let false allegations against Pell slip by, it was only fair, after they let all their p*do mates slip by. Redressing the balance, you see.

  25. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    It’s characteristic that every single thing that poster accuses Bolt of is a lie, except that he is a rightie.
    I could give examples like the many plugs he has given to indigenous people like Noel Pearson and Dallas Scott. Or for guys like Milo and gals like Christine Forster.

    What thoroughly unpleasant people these activists are!

  26. classical_hero says:

    A poster said it, so it must be true.

  27. Clam Chowdah says:

    “anti-working class”?

    Pot. Kettle. Black.

    The Australian activist left hate the working class, since the latter have dubious views on issue such as immigration and same sex marriage.

  28. Bribiejohn says:

    Obviously they have no ability to debate Andrew so they shut him up. What utter intellectually weak, infantile morons!!

  29. Mr Skeletor says:

    Why did the IPA claim it was due to Andrew having an “illness in the family” if that wasn’t true?
    Why not say it was due to fears of the rally?

  30. Rabz says:

    What an unflushed toilet this country has become.

    Unfriggingbelievable.

    P.S. No mention of this on Bolt’s blog that I can see.

  31. dover_beach says:

    When these scumbags attended a pro-life rally in Melbourne about 4 years back and proceeded to harass and assault people peacefully assembling I don’t recall great agitation and disgust among the libertarian fraternity. Nor do I recall much assistance being rendered by the Victoria Police either.

  32. candy says:

    I think the communists would engender some kind of violence where they are the victims, to make. A. Bolt look bad, and get the police involved. I think that’s the threat of the poster. Perhaps it’s better avoided and not let them have the chance. Besides which, A. Bolt would feel badly if someone did get hurt.

  33. Ellen of Tasmania says:

    They are totalitarians.
    No dissenting view will be allowed.
    All dissenters will be punished.
    Truth is irrelevant.

    Perhaps the IPA could hold a candles and flowers vigil for the death of freedom. There seems to be a lot of confidence placed in candles and flowers these days. And wristbands – ‘let me speak’ – that’ll do it.

  34. Duncan says:

    Bolt is a man of integrity and I accept the explanation for the cancellation/postponement.

    I had not heard that there was to be a protest, but of course I am not surprised. I hope I am able to attend the launch when it is rescheduled. I was in the army for a long time and I hope I do not have to physically defend myself in order to gain entry. No problem at all with verbal abuse. It only demonstrates how intellectually and morally challenged so many of these people are. Free entertainment!

  35. Rococo Liberal says:

    My experience has always been that lefties are cowards and that if you stand up to them they give way, as they are all girls when it comes to a fight.

  36. M Ryutin says:

    It is shameful of a proud Victoria Police Force to descend from being nominally independent of government direction in their day to day actions to being a seemingly willing tool of this terrible Victorian government. I regret to say that this is becoming quite common in certain jurisdictions where Islamism seems to grip the political masters and the ruling class.

    Is this inaction (or is it actually cowardice) in relation to not providing enough police protection to enable Andrew Bolt and his audience to exercise their free speech? Or is it that they are not prepared (or “allowed”) to deter fascists from Socialist Alliance from disrupting that free speech?
    It has a big risk of becoming so bad in future that it will be akin to the disgusting actions of UK police and prison authorities towards Tommy Robinson, founder of the English Defence League and a very open activist against the Islamist takeover of parts of Britain. What has happened to Tommy Robinson
    at the hands of Bedfordshire police and also prison authorities is unbelievable and I fear that this rat Andrews will lead the Vic Police down a similar path.

  37. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B. says:

    I have just finished reading Andrew Bolt’s book. It is measured, thoughtful, liberal in tone and content, humanitarian, humble, sometimes amusing, usefully critical, deeply intelligent and often scholarly: the work of a man Australia should be proud of producing. Instead, we get the ‘shut down’ mob, telling hideous lies again about the book and its contents. For instance, there is no hint at all of homophobia in it. Quite the opposite in fact. The same applies to many other criticisms made of him in other press; they are lies.

    When did lying become the default standard for public discourse in Australia?

    Andrew is rightly concerned for his family in this age of terror. As his book shows, he is a shy and kindly man who would distress easily, especially where his family are concerned. They feature in some of his pieces, and his love and concern for them shines in his pages. Do read it, and buy it for friends and relatives as a present. He speaks for a decent and caring and unified Australia, one being lost to left-wing fascism and mainstream media politically correct posturing.

    Australian of the Year for me.

  38. M Ryutin says:

    As for the total debasement of the UK prison system due to Islamism controlling the authorities minds, see this about Tommy Robinson, see this from the Rubin report but Googling will show many references to the same.

  39. Nic says:

    Andrew is rightly concerned for his family in this age of terror. As his book shows, he is a shy and kindly man who would distress easily, especially where his family are concerned. They feature in some of his pieces, and his love and concern for them shines in his pages. Do read it, and buy it for friends and relatives as a present. He speaks for a decent and caring and unified Australia, one being lost to left-wing fascism and mainstream media politically correct posturing.

    I was lucky enough to have been able to have met Andrew and his family while they were in Sydney. I echo your comments Lizzie. Andrew is charming, a great listener, is interested in everything and is devoted to his equally charming and very down to earth family, who worry about him. If Andrew is our ‘no 1 scum bag’ , then we are truly a lucky country indeed if he is deemed to be our worst.

  40. Mr Rusty says:

    Oh good, so we’re still losing to the most pathetic bunch of snivelling scum to ever walk the Earth. Carry on then, BAU.
    Fuck, it’s embarrassing to be a conservative these days. That spinning sound is Churchill in his grave.

  41. outsider says:

    Seems a good thread for this, from the wonderful John Derbyshire:

    Most Muslims aren’t terrorists..as if anyone ever thought they were. If I give you a big box full of M&Ms and tell you just one of the M&Ms is packed full of Strychnine, I venture to speculate that you will not open the box and start decorating ice-cream cones with the contents.

    The roots of white ethnomasochism

  42. strange says:

    The usual bullshit from Moran. He is just making stuff up now. Intimidation beats freedom – we allow those with no cogent arguments to win by acquiescing in their shut-down of debate. Except the IPA says it was cancelled due to ill health, or is that a lie? In fact, if he wants to call himself a libertarian he should be defending the right of people to disagree and protest.

  43. john constantine says:

    Their left have the example of applied leftist violence coming out of amerika.

    Their leftists murder cops with guns, this entitles other leftists to call for the forced confiscation of legal property owned by non-leftists.

    How many australian leftists would see it as too expensive to have a few Aussie cops become shot if it allows their left to disarm Australia?.

  44. candy says:

    disagree and protest.

    The trouble is protest often turns to violence now. It could end up badly.

    The days of “peaceful protests” are long gone. Surely it is better to be safe than sorry.

  45. Myrddin Seren says:

    The trouble is protest often turns to violence now. It could end up badly.

    The anarchist thugs in Melbourne are drilled, rehearsed and spoiling for chances to bash senseless anyone they disagree with.

    Other than trying to mitigate how much they bash public meetings they don’t like so as to not spook the general public that the situation is clearly being allowed to develop, the authorities are doing nothing in terms of an escalating threat. The Masked Black Hoodies are the storm troopers of the CFMEU Caliphate.

  46. Snoopy says:

    Candy, leftist ‘protests’ are intended from the get go to be violent. It why they turn up with masked faces.

  47. Louis Hissink says:

    The left seem to be getting bolder and more blatant. There is a view that China has built sufficient ‘cities’ to house half the world’s population. Given the misanthropy of the Left, and their track record during the 20th century, one wonders if a culling is being planned. Of course they are in cahoots with the Saracens since politically the two ideologies are almost indistinguishable, apart from some rhetorical cosmetics.

    Humanity has suffered catastrophic population reductions in the past, but this one, is it being planned?

  48. And Another Thing says:

    Well, there are signs of the beginning of the end of the paradise the far left has built for itself. Not the least of which are the prominence of blogs such as this, Bolt’s and Tim Blair’s, and the rise of Pauline Hanson again. It’s no wonder these morons are hyperventilating. The irony is that they’re guaranteeing his book will be a best seller. I would actually consider the book launch a success even though it won’t be held.

  49. Louis Hissink says:

    The left hyperventilating is indeed mirthful but it’s the collateral damage they will inflict when it all turns pear-shaped for them. I don’t think I would want to be a Turkish judge at present.

  50. struth says:

    In fact, if he wants to call himself a libertarian he should be defending the right of people to disagree and protest.

    yep, because that disagreement and protest is always so peaceful when the left do it.

    Spread your fantasy elsewhere, it don’t work here

  51. stackja says:

    One protester said PH is getting too much publicity!

  52. Alan Moran says:

    Here are the fascists that would deny us free speech. Financed by our taxes and operating under Monash University with its ALP Vice Chancellor
    http://allevents.in/org/msa-environment-and-social-justice-collective/6760419

  53. John64 says:

    Andrew Bolt’s latest blog entry states that there has been a death in his family and that he therefore “must be in Adelaide this weekend”.

    Refunds are being offered by the IPA and the event will be rescheduled.

    Looks like the entire premise of this thread was false. I found it hard to believe that a couple of dozen or so left wing goons chanting outside would have so intimidated someone like Bolt.

  54. Mr Skeletor says:

    Glad to hear it (well, not Glad that someone died, very sad, but you know what I mean!)

  55. Louis Hissink says:

    Illness in family is a rather euphemistic way of saying someone passed away, but the book launch is to be rescheduled.

    Lefties are supposedly cosmopolitan and a nationality free-zone, so one can’t describe them as fascists. In fact Fascists are lefties but differentiate themselves by being overtly nationalistic; otherwise the behaviour is identical.

  56. struth says:

    Lefties are supposedly cosmopolitan and a nationality free-zone, so one can’t describe them as fascists.

    Fascism started in Italy, and means a collective, basically.
    Mussolini.
    A bundle of sticks compared to individualism and freedom of same.
    It has nothing to do with nationalism.
    Lefties ARE fascists.
    They can very much be described as such.

  57. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B. says:

    The irony is that they’re guaranteeing his book will be a best seller.

    I wish it were so. But I have heard that many bookshops (majors too) in Sydney and Melbourne are refusing to stock it (or perhaps to display it?). That in itself is a terrible indictment of how far down the track of political censorship we have travelled. Interested buyers will have to seek it online.

    If Andrew has a relative in Adelaide whom he must visit perhaps for a last time (illness can, and usually does, precede death) then of course that takes precedence. His book makes his concern for life’s end quite apparent. I have no doubt too that an opportunity to reschedule away from the massed crowd hysteria generated by the current crew would be a welcome relief.

    I also think that Andrew Bolt is the bravest man in Australia right now. Self-effacing, but very brave.

  58. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B. says:

    Yes. Blog says ‘a death’ in the family.

    His columns on lives cut too short are very moving.
    As well as his understanding of death and the aged.
    This is what really annoys me. Andrew Bolt is a talented writer, deliberately being made unread. Compare that to the complete dross that passes for good writing from the left, taxpayer funded.

  59. stevo says:

    Commiserations to AB, his sister passed, MS sadly the cause. Peace.

  60. Notafan says:

    I’m sure Andrew’s book is selling very well. He has a very loyal following in the print media and all the Australian online sellers are advertising the book Angus and Robertson Booktopia QBd etc.

    If some inner city dealers are keeping it off display because the drone tribe would ark up so be it.

    Get up are running a big campaign trying to get Sonia Kruger sacked.

    It’s how they do.

  61. Notafan says:

    Sorry to hear his sister has died of MS, nasty disease.

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