Freedom of speech

The latest threat to free speech (And freedom in general) is not really a threat per se, but more the implications of the precedent that is currently being set.  This threat is rather insidious in that lies are being told by omission and/or through half-truths set to deceive people of what the actual truth is.  To be fair, this is true in just about every free democracy today.  In this case among others, some speech is considered free and championed and speech of the same type from a different viewpoint is termed hateful rhetoric”,”racist” , and even “radical.”  This double standard of where speech of one type is termed “heroic” and the same style of speech elsewhere is termed “radical” is a double-standard where our own media is abusing the freedom of the press and where Governments as well are using this to insult and rather persecute people not based on what they say but based on their feelings and the political implications on the issue.

Take a recent site I found on “facts about Australia”.  At this site at : http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2698.htm  It says among other things the following:

“Gillard is pursuing her campaign promises to build a national broadband network and price carbon. ” But as I have written about before: this is false.  Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40EWX6TXgH4

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Australia, the long story continues

Prior to this I discussed some issues with Australia with a lot of help from Ozboy and his blog and attempted to explain this so American’s could understand what is going on of course in said country.

But the story is not over.  First things first, the story continues with the introduction of an official “climate bill” in Australia’s equivalent of the senate.   The explanation can best be found here as to why it matters: http://libertygibbert.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/chutzpah-in-the-house/

To sum it up quickly, Julian of course campaigned and won the seat of prime minister by promising to never introduce a carbon tax and she for the reasons of keeping the job has introduced that same tax.  Rather funny and the reasoning is that she is holding on by a twig to power and unless she does something like this to appease her supporters she could very quickly lose her position due to a vote of no confidence.

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