Monthly Archives: June 2014
The blogosphere delivers again. We get a lot of blog industry people follow us here, sure they are welcome to, but this very recent addition had such cogent and culturally contrarian point it was really worth sharing.
Nice work friend.
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I might kick back and have some whiskey and enjoy some Barbra Streisand, because guess what, I don’t give a _ _ _ _.
Now that there is another storm raging elsewhere with regard to the content of this website and it’s creators, I thought it best to deliver some sort of response to the accusations. While I am attempting to defend the website as a whole, I have to state from the outset that these are my personal views .
Occupymelbourne.net is accused of being right wing by the left and left wing by the right. Herein lies a clue: we are close to anarchism on the left-wing spectrum, close to libertarianism on the right-wing spectrum, but we reject fascism and neo-liberalism. This would be obvious if people actually cared to read the 600+ posts that have been made here.
We support the rights of the individual and that of small communities over those of the state or any other violently enforced systems (political, corporate or religious). the rights of the individual, human rights, are actually a Western concept, but this does not mean we ignore what other societies may have to offer, in Australia this largely refers to the rights of the original people who we support.
Our views on religion and spirituality vary greatly amongst contributing members, Atheism, Christianity, Eastern spirituality and more are all represented. We do not have identical views on topics like moneyless society, climate change, gun control or conspiracies or even Socialism., although most of us agree on a basic anti-corporate stance. If you include the people on the ground, at the Free Kitchen , the same variety of views applies. Some of the persons involved in the Free Kitchen have their own websites and pages, preferring that outlet over contributing on this website and some of them overlap with this website to some extent.
This is what Occupy was meant to be, a leaderless movement with a variety of individual voices.
Some activists have been heavily criticised by us because of their actions, mainly in relation to the hi-jack of media resources early on or who have generally hi-jacked or attempted to hi-jack or tried to profit from their involvement in the movement. They are only the tip of the iceberg, as we refuse to waste our time with every bully, hypocrite, rapist or paedophile associated with the movement in the early days.
Early after the inception of this website, invitations were sent out to dozens of former “occupiers”‘ asking for contributions, and they know very well who the request came from, so the names of people involved here are not really a secret. Our anonymity online is not so much to protect our privacy, but an attempt not to promote our individual egos to the outside world.
Ultimately, we refused to the let Occupy Melbourne die, when others were quite happy to pronounce it dead because it ceased to serve their agendas . We believe that the worldwide occupy movement continues to operate as it is evolving.
In bizarre turn of events North Korea’s 31 year old dictator threatens to nuke occupymelbourne.net . In his statement he explained given his recent remarks about Julie Bishop and Seth Rogen, he felt he needed to do some good to reduce the blowback for the west, “Yes I’m getting on the band wagon” he said, “What are you going to do about it?” He also stated the occupymelbourne.net’s recent decision to acquire a AC 130U gunship make him concerned that occupymelbourne.net might become a regional power and needed to be neutralized before they became too powerful to buckle under to hollow threats.
Recently the MSM went digging for quotes from original organizers who apparently wished to claim to be organizers but don’t want to identify themselves. These fools wanted to claim the Occupy Melbourne was an anti capitalist movement. When did I see it advertised as that? Never.
Just more bullshit from Marxists and their cronies trying to claim ownership but in a tangential way now that the name Occupy Melbourne is too hot to handle.
Occupy Melbourne was never Anti Capitalist
So to clear up the created confusion by a poorly researched initial two paragraphs we give you this:
So there you have it corporatism is a form of socialism, hence all the bank bailouts, another reason we went to occupy. So in reality occupy was an anti socialist protest that got infiltrated and sandbagged by socialists of various stripes.
There were of course some rather lame claims of this being a site for conspiracy theorists ( what a Nixon term ) so we leave you with the god father of 20th century conspiracy JFK. JFK decided it was time to start minting silver coins again through EO 11110 and then he was killed in broad daylight. Co-incidence? We’ll let you decide, we just wanted to make you aware of that.
We generally don’t promise or offer solutions, we just raise issues. Only you can decide and demand the world you want to live in.
This video and related articles of Pope Francis accused of eating babies and performing satanic masses has lately made the rounds in activist circles. Clearly these accusations are ridiculous and unfounded, no matter how you might feel about Catholicism . However, when a friend recently shared this so-called evidence, I just commented that I don’t believe it. There is a lot of stuff being shared on the internet that I don’t believe and I just use whatever common sense and analytical skills I have to discern truth from fiction. However, one thing I did not accuse my friend of was spreading hate, although, when you think about it, anybody who ever writes or shares something critical is potentially spreading hate.
You are allowed to criticise everything from politicians to puppet masters, Christians to Jews. The Catholic Church has been in the news for accusations of paedophilia for quite some time now and rightly so.. To criticise something you think is abusive is a human right. At least it should be.
Strangely though, that right goes away when it comes to Islam. As soon as you dare speak out against Islam you are accused of spreading hate and being a right wing , racist bigot. Even in the face of overwhelming evidence that there are massive human rights abuses going on under Islam and Sharia law, which is about to be fully instated in so-called modern countries like Malaysia.
I don’t understand why some activists are confused about occupymelbourne.net being critical of Islam. We are critical of a lot of human right abuses, Islam is just one of them. It is not being singled out as the only topic on this website, but presents a major issue to a regional community at this time.
And clearly, the government has again proven that it doesn’t want to listen and that people have no right to decide what they want in their own communities.
As for the people who are accusing this website to be a splinter group from the “real” Occupy Melbourne : It’s quite funny how others claim to be the leaders of a leaderless movement which they pronounced dead well over a year ago, leaving the rest, who wanted to continue, to do whatever they want with the name. Now they are coming out of the woodwork to say that this is not the real Occupy Melbourne, which is presumably still dead, even though it continues on a weekly basis with OM Free Kitchen.
In addition, it must be said that there are many voices within the OM community, who cannot and should not have to agree on everything. Occupy is not an organisation , nor is it a party with the associated groupthink,
Craig Kelly, MP writes:
With Al Gore visiting Canberra today, it’s little surprise that the ‘Al Gore Effect’ has struck again.
The ‘Al Gore Effect’ is defined by the Urban Dictionary as;
“the phenomenon that leads to unseasonably cold temperatures, driving rain, hail, or snow whenever Al Gore visits an area to discuss global warming.”
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A blog dedicated to informing people about Islam, Muslims and calling out Islamophobia.
“Abuse directed at Arab-Australians following 9/11 constituted a surge in existing prejudice. However, the intensification following 9/11 was a particularly significant moment within this established pattern of discrimination.
ADMIN addition, maybe this is the fear you are talking about:
Or are you trying to tell me there is nothing to be worried about?