The Grace of Goad

EVERY year the ABC comes to town with its Australia Talks carnival and I always enjoy it. Bereft of nutritious worth perhaps, this side-show alley of dagwood dogs and nay-saying clowns still gives us insights into the ‘thinking’ of left-wing extremists. The barker’s spiel invariably emphasises words like we, our and us. Step right up, folks: most of us want coal mines to be transformed into safety reserves for the transgendered indigenous! That sort of thing. Alas – killjoy that I am – I must tell the unknowing that the national claims, the personal and possessive pronouns too, are phony. The respondents in the Australia Talks “survey” – all of them – are registered ABC zealots.

Them. Not us.

Today, arts graduate Grace Tame helpfully explains the latest fake “data” on “our” view of sexual assault allegations. Nowhere in this report – or in Miss Tame’s remarks – is mention made of the ABC’s infamous role in the worst miscarriage of justice (based on ludicrously false accusations) in Australian history. Nor is there an acknowledgement that it just lost a court case after promoting false accusations against the Attorney-General. For the “Australian of the Year,” however, Pell and Porter – to say nothing of their loved ones and families – are collateral damage in a quest to root out the travesty hesitant. She’ll settle for nothing less 100 percent:

Ms Tame described the shift in public opinion as “a huge symbol of progress”…

“What we’ve seen is a stark increase in the value of speaking up, using our voices to call out injustice, and through that, we’ve seen an increase in awareness and an understanding of these issues, which clearly, as the metrics prove, produces change in attitudes.

“To actually have metrics to quantify that change is incredible. It’s powerful.

“We’re still only at 55 per cent, which shows that there’s a lot of work to be done in this space.”

 
By “work,” she can only mean a continuing campaign to abolish the presumption of innocence or, at least, to make it nothing more than moot for those with enough money and political protection to stand over the besmirched. In a very exclusive “space,” the ABC dominates. Without dedicated legislation to police the national broadcaster’s abuse of an unlimited budget, it will go on defaming its ideological enemies with impunity. The ABC is above the law.

Whether it’s a mere irony – or a flaw so frequently demonstrated as to strengthen what it seeks to adulterate – the more the ABC falsely accuses innocent people, the more entrenched will judicious scepticism about accusations become. The Louise Milligan school of 7-Nil journalism proves why all complainants must prove guilt the hard but righteous way.

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42 Responses to The Grace of Goad

  1. Roger says:

    The publicly funded ABC – i.e. funded out of general revenue – is another blight inflicted on the nation by Gough Whitlam. If this Liberal government lacks the ticker to withdraw its charter & shut it down, the least they could do is reform its funding model so only those who wish to watch it pay for it. Who could possibly argue against that? It goes to the great Australian virtue of fairness!

  2. Roger says:

    I should have mentioned that up until Whitlam the ABC was modestly funded via a TV license.

  3. tgs says:

    It’s telling that even a self-selecting, pro-ABC audience still only gives slight majority support to such a fundamentally illiberal and anti-Enlightenment position.

  4. Lysander says:

    We’re going back to pre-Inquisition* law….

    *Note, the Inquisition that you read about in school aint the real Inquisition. Believe it or not, their BBC dispelled this in a major docco where they showed the Inquisition (which ran for 100’s of years) was initially set up as a way for the Church to protect a person accused of heresy being lynched by the mob. Over the years, across Europe, less priestly folks were appointed to “panels” and it became a tool for monarchs to torture dissenters “in the name of God.”

  5. Mak Siccar says:

    …. proves why all complainants must prove guilt the hard but righteous way.

    and very expensive and potentially ruinous way too.

  6. Primer says:

    Stay out of Family/Gender Crime Courts ….the left own them.
    Look ahead, make other legal arrangements decades in advance.

  7. Lysander says:

    I’ll add to my comment above, the myth of the Inquisition really only started with invention of the printing press…. see any similarities?

    FAKE NEWS!

  8. Lysander says:

    Windshuttle’s book on Pell delves very deeply into RC abuse numbers and the principle they took: “We believe all stories” and that they didn’t interrogate or question any story given. He therefore concludes the numbers must be inflated given ~90% never made a police claim. Telling.

  9. Scott Osmond says:

    Like everything the left touches it will have the reverse results. Women’s claims will be more unlikely to be believed and eventually without video evidence of an attack they won’t be believed. A lot of women and men’s lives will be ruined and a lot of lawyers will have work. Here is Scott’s test for the worth of a policy or idea. If the left supports or advances it 95% of the time it will be wrong or evil.

  10. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Grace Tame should read Augusto Zimmerman’s article. Forensic, and devastating to the woke wymminses’ collective.

  11. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Yet another reason why the ALPBC must be obliterated, post haste.

  12. Tom says:

    Now that Tame’s 15 minutes as the flavour of the month for the political left has, for all intents and purposes, expired, I predict she will disappear without a trace like that other well-known wannabe politician, Adam Goodes, who won the same AOTY gong and, like her, is flogging his professional victimhood for all its worth.

    Pretty, young, mixed-up, autistic has-been, who, at 26, has already ditched her first husband. Sad.

  13. Lysander says:

    “A majority of us” (being them). 😛

  14. TBH says:

    There is a difference between taking a r0pe claim seriously and automatically believing it. Investigate yes, but don’t just assume that an accusation is valid. I thought that’s what our system of law was supposed to be about?

  15. Graham says:

    Tame is the latest in a bad run of duds who have been declared to be Australian Of The Year.
    The selection panel are almost as bad as the judges of the Archibald prize.
    If I had any say in things I would abolish both the ABC and AOTY.

  16. FlyingPigs says:

    I’m convinced your a glutton for punishment currencylad.

    But thank you for watching and reading their “crud” so I don’t have to.

  17. Kneel says:

    “I thought that’s what our system of law was supposed to be about?”

    By changing the meaning of words, the left distorts the law to suit their own agenda.
    Witness: speech is violence (calling someone a name is violence, it’s an “attack” on them), while violence is speech (“protests” that are really riots are “free speech” and “democracy”, even when they involve physical assault and arson); “sex”, a biological reality, and “gender”, a linguistic device and not, as the left contend a social construct, are confused, extended and distorted; “social justice” is not about equality of opportunity, but about equality of outcome (“equity”).
    You cannot convince someone they are wrong if their understanding of words is different to yours, and you can always win by changing the meaning of some words within your own tribe and then accusing others of being “wrong” and/or “old fashioned” about what those meanings are.

  18. Daily llama says:

    Ah yes, the great ‘Australia talks survey.
    Just as 4% of the atmosphere, and humans create 3% of it, and Australians create 1.3% of that, the comrades use MY money to tell ME that 60,000 out of almost 26 million who agreed when asked by radio Moscow to do a survey is an infallible representation of…something.

  19. Daily llama says:

    Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere! DOH!

  20. TBH says:

    Kneel, agreed.

  21. Nob says:

    Speech is violence.
    Silence is violence.
    Violence is mostly peaceful.

  22. Nob says:

    When I hear someone from outside engineering use terms like “metric” or “peer review”, I reach for my Vernier.

  23. BrettW says:

    Wasn’t Brittney available to give the talk?

    How about we skip trials and just go to trial by Twitter.

    Call me old fashioned but I prefer a bit of evidence with any sexual assault allegations.

  24. Slim Cognito says:

    Wasn’t Brittney available to give the talk?

    She is being lined up for AOTY next year. She can have her go then.

  25. Syd Gal says:

    This story had quite a bit of radio time this morning. Re Lysander’s comment, Windschuttle’s chapters on the RC are very interesting. If you read the transcripts, many of witnesses don’t seem to have had any questions put to them. Some of the statements given were quite outrageous – reminiscent of Carl Beech matters in the UK. Note that each narrative on the RC website has a disclaimer which includes: “The information the person provided was not evidence, the person was not a witness, and did not need to take an oath or affirmation, although they were expected to tell the truth. Nothing in this story is a finding of the Royal Commission and any views expressed are those of the person, not of the Commissioners”.

    The RC estimated that 60,000 people would seek redress but as at March 2021, there have been about 10,000 applications. After the redacted “findings” of the RC were released last year, Viv Waller was on the radio saying she had 260 clients with claims against Catholic entities, with 35 of those issued in the Supreme Court moving along towards trial. The information about authorities “knowing” was “extremely helpful” because one item the plaintiff must satisfy is they must prove breach of duty.

  26. Terry says:

    ‘Daily llama says:
    June 10, 2021 at 3:35 pm
    Just as 4%…Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere!’

    Yeah, that’d be 0.04% (ie zero point zero four percent) [400 parts per million – or about 420-ish in 2021]

    Only out by a factor of around 100.

    ‘DOH!’ Indeed 😛

  27. Daily llama says:

    Oh well! Maths isn’t my strongest subject!

  28. cuckoo says:

    Slightly OT but you might have read a recent excerpt from Sinead O’Connor’s memoir in the Australian. She has well documented problems with mental health over many years and even this short extract contained several obviously delusional ‘recovered memories’ regarding her parents and her association with the late musician Prince.

    All the usual suspects are there: sexual sadistic floggings from her mother that the Marquis de Sade would have considered exaggerated, and of course the perennial favourite in recovered memory, devil worship. According to the voices in Sinead’s head, Prince, through his association with Satan, was able to make his pupils contract until they disappeared completely, and move objects telekinetically.

    All of which the Oz retails breathlessly as historical fact.

  29. Terry says:

    Daily llama says:
    June 10, 2021 at 4:42 pm
    ‘Oh well! Maths isn’t my strongest subject!’

    Your point is still well made. It is just 100 times stronger than you were giving it credit… 🙂

  30. Terry says:

    BrettW says:
    June 10, 2021 at 3:55 pm
    ‘How about we…go to trial by Twitter.’

    Pretty much what Cardinal Pell received…

  31. MACK says:

    The ABC commissions Australia Talks, then picks out the issues that it wants to push. Pretty obvious propaganda effort. ScoMo should do something.

  32. Tezza says:

    The ABC’s misrepresentation of ‘Australia Talks’ is disgusting.
    It tries to pretend the opinions are from a random sample of people, then scaled to match various demographic and regional parameters. You have to read the fine print, deeply buried, to realise the original group is formed by the ABC inviting its chosen subset of its own listeners as if they were representative, and then scaling up their opinions to claim they match the opinions of normal people.
    Why can’t critics expose these charades?

  33. Arky says:

    If someone you love or are caring for, responsible for comes to you with allegations, for sure, believe them.
    That is entirely different from the system doing that instead of discharging it’s duty to ensure the presumption of innocence and a fair investigation and trial.
    That these mental midgets have either deliberately or because they are as thick as a brick confused these two entirely separate concepts is an indictment on what a flaming pile of dog shit we have become.

  34. Rex Anger says:

    That these mental midgets have either deliberately or because they are as thick as a brick confused these two entirely separate concepts is an indictment on what a flaming pile of dog shit we have become.

    Numberwang reasoning. Preserves the Narrative, you see…

  35. Cassie of Sydney says:

    Ms Tame is enjoying her fifteen minutes of fame… but rest assured, we’re already halfway through 2021 and by 31 January 2022, almost all Australians will say, when asked about Grace Tame…..Grace who?

    Grace will fade into oblivion….she’ll make occasional appearances on The Dumb or on The Project…all to try and resurrect her fading star but most people will look at the television screen and wonder out loud….who?

    I have much more sympathy for Brittany Higgins who I reckon is being used for political purposes. I have zero sympathy for Grace Tame.

  36. Crossie says:

    *Note, the Inquisition that you read about in school aint the real Inquisition. Believe it or not, their BBC dispelled this in a major docco where they showed the Inquisition (which ran for 100’s of years) was initially set up as a way for the Church to protect a person accused of heresy being lynched by the mob. Over the years, across Europe, less priestly folks were appointed to “panels” and it became a tool for monarchs to torture dissenters “in the name of God.”

    Much like the social justice warriors of today, ostensibly moral lynch mobs.

  37. Crossie says:

    Graham says:
    June 10, 2021 at 3:15 pm
    Tame is the latest in a bad run of duds who have been declared to be Australian Of The Year.
    The selection panel are almost as bad as the judges of the Archibald prize.
    If I had any say in things I would abolish both the ABC and AOTY.

    Tame’s, and Rosie Batty’s before her, aggressive “consciousness raising” seems to do the opposite to its intended purpose. Being made AOTY is the worst that could happen to them, it makes them the story not their cause and the more we find out about them the less we like them.

  38. Iggie says:

    ‘…sexual assault allegations are almost always true’.

    Just enough wriggle room there for Bill S (and anyone of the left).

  39. PB says:

    We are in a time now where people will give a “correct” answer to a survey question, but it will not be what they really believe.

    This little QI release doesn’t prove people’s beliefs have changed, but it does prove the coercive power of propaganda, underlined by the threat of cancel, which nowadays is more effective than overt threats of violence.

  40. W Hogg says:

    This clown makes me long for the days when we gave AOTY to inclusive, popular figures making a strong contribution like Adam Goodes.

  41. Andre Lewis says:

    This young lady was the victim of a serious sexual assault so quite why she wants to turn it into a public profession is puzzling.

  42. Bruce says:

    The “presumption of innocence” in Australian law died decades ago.

    Start with the various “Health” Acts and “Weapons Acts” and work outwards.
    Don’t give me any of that “expediency” crap either.

    ONE “exception” to a “fundamental precept’ and it ALL turns to crap.

    However, it is an endless feast for the”lawerly” class.

    A prime example of a “convergence of interest”, it is the “Napoleonic Code” with bells on.

    And the “opinion-shaping” churnalists are all for it; until it is their dangly bits in the wringer.

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