Only yesterday, we heard that so-called academics were attempting to prevent Lord Monckton from speaking at WA’s Notre Dame Uni. These free speech-haters failed, but the organisation, GetUp has succeeded in barring Monckton from speaking at the Brisbane Broncos Club.
As Tim Andrews of Menzies House put it, “If you don’t agree with someone – prove them wrong. Don’t try to censor them.” I can only conclude that these left-wing nutters are incapable of doing this. Clearly they wouldn’t resort to such oppressive, totalitarian methods if they were confidant in their case. If they are so sure that Monckton is a liar, why will they not debate him and show him up? They are afraid.
Free speech is being warped before our very eyes. The climate bigots oppress Lord Monckton, Ann-Maria Arabia smears skeptics, Gillard, Combet, Brown and the like dismiss the other side.
This blatant attack on freedom of speech by the left-wing loonies of GetUp leads me to ask myself; “can we consider them an enemy of free speech and democracy and, by extension, of this country?” After all, without free speech we can have no true democracy and without democracy, Australia as we know it does not exist. I still don’t have an answer to that question. What I am sure of however, is the place they, and others that attempted to delegitimise debate will hold in history. It will be akin to those who intimidated Galileo and Charles Darwin.
Perhaps Simon Sheikh and GetUp could either declare their support for free speech for all (not just those whom they agree with), or GetLost. I for one am prepared to hear and to have heard the views of the warmists and to challenge these. I would not for a second consider stifling them.
They may have prevented Monckton talking at one location, but the tour will go on and I look forward to hearing him speak in Ballarat.