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Voice raised against state brutality

Today, in the Sydney Morning Herald:

Perhaps the worst aspect is that the blind egotism of a privileged and rich minority is attempting to lay the burden of the necessary sacrifices on the vast majority of the planet’s inhabitants.

That contradiction is reflected in Copenhagen. Thousands of people are there, fiercely defending their points of view.

The Danish police are resorting to brutal methods to crush resistance; many protesters are being preventively arrested.


As television channels have broadcast the footage, the world has been able to see the fascist methods used against the people in Copenhagen. The protesters, young people in the main, who have been repressed, have earned the solidarity of the peoples.

Well, yes, the behaviour of the police and our self designated ‘leaders’ stunk to high heaven, but what do you expect of a world increasingly dominated by the self righteous and intolerant left?

So who was this paragon who admires the protesters and rails against state repression?

Read it all here.

Just when you think these bastards have already sunk to the very sewers of Nifelheim, they stage an obscenity like this.

H/T Andrew Bolt


  1. I read in several papers that the protestors weren’t shy about smashing up a few buildings during their marches. I have little sympathy who behave like that.

  2. Monoi says:

    There are really no limits to the tosh being served.

  3. John B says:

    It is interesting the way that elitist communism (in this case) is used to shift the barrier definitions of the “privileged and rich minority” from the truly elitist few such as Castro to the lower ranks of the well to fairly well off middle and lower middle classes.
    It is a very subtle, clever and convincing con game that almost has us at odds with ourselves, sometimes, I think.
    Fortunately the truly liberal principles and individual freedom and responsibility ethic of libertarianism is an arbiter that can separate us from the incessant wash of deceit.

  4. Angry Exile says:

    I notice on the same page they had a link to a comment piece having a pop at Obama for not flying in wearing his underpants on the outside and forcing a deal through with his super powers. Ironic given how much grief I’ve had from people who are regular readers of Fairfax Media rags for daring to suggest that his Nobel gong was odd because he hadn’t done anything yet. Now that the Fairfax presses are being critical of the guy I wonder how long it’ll be before there’s mutterings that he’s let the world down and the Nobel was premature.

  5. El Draque says:

    The mote in someone else’s eye is often larger than the beam in one’s own . . . .
    ’twas ever thus, I’m afraid.

  6. CIngram says:

    Ah, yes, the Danish police overreacting to a few hundred thugs is so much worse than decades of systematic, universal repression and enforced poverty.

    I can’t see the Sydney Morning Herald giving Augusto Pinochet a column, somehow.

  7. Paul Marks says:

    Why is the Sydney Morning Herald writing in Marxist “agitprop speak”?

    Even if this was just a letter – who chose to publish it?

    And if it was an editorial – well the “journalists” are making it rather obvious what they are.

    Did not anyone ever train them that, to be effective, a Marxist should cover what he or she really is with a mask of normality.

    For all my hatred of Barack Obama – he would never speak or write in the language that is quoted here, he has got far too much intelligence to make such a stupid blunder.

  8. John B says:

    I suppose that even the most subtle collectivist agent of influence has to promote his true agenda, sometimes, or he might be in danger of converting people to capitalism, or Christianity, or even libertarianism?!

  9. Paul Marks says:

    Yes – to your literal point (I know you MAY be trying to be ironic).

    It is not “libertarian” to support a bunch of rioting collectivists – this was the mistake that Karl Hess and Murry Rothbard made in the 1960′s with their “left and right join hands” stuff when they thought they could manipulate the Communist led opposition to the Vietnam war (or rather opposition the survival of the Republic of Vietnam and that of a noncommunist Laos and Cambodia) and ended up being manipulated by it.

    Of course the Danish government (and its police) are not libertarian – they are a Welfare State for a start. But the rioters are a lot further away from libertarianism. Actually the Danish police have a record of tolerating a lot of stuff in a section of the capital that other people would not – so the “Facist police” line is crap.

    “Oh it is just Paul Marks being paranoid again” – did I put the Communist banners in the hands of the rioters? No – no more than I made the 1960′s swine chant in favour of “Uncle Ho”.

    Karl Hess apologized (sort of) by saying that during the late 1960′s “I was on drugs most of the time”, Murry Rothbard never apologized (as far as I know), but he did drop his “join hands with the left against the warfare state” B.S. after awhile.

    More importantly what has happened to the Sydney Morning Herald – I know it switched to the left in 2007 (once it was a conservative newspaper) but this is NOT social democrat language.

    I repeat the article was written in Marxist “agitprop [agitation propaganda) speak” a form of language that is not exactly difficult to spot – in fact I am astonished that I am not only person (so far) on the comment threath who has recognised it. Nor do I make any apology for pointing out – no matter how painful it may be for those who cling to the delusion that the “meanstream” media are really “pro freedom” or hostile to “state brutality”.

    “Nonetheless I do not ask pardon, Master Elrond. For if that tougue is not soon to be heard in every corner of the West,” then it must be exposed for what it really is.

    For all my (many) faults I am not a servant of evil – but I do know the Black Speech when I hear it or read it. Indeed I know it well.

  10. Paul Marks says:

    I have just followed the link (me and links do not get on well – I often do not even see highlighted text as being special).

    And the writer of the article was Fidel Castro. It seems that I was correct.

    Unless anyone would like to claim that Castro is a libertarian?

  11. John B says:

    Yes, sorry Paul, I was just thinking about what you were saying, about Marxist/Collectivist agents of influence (“journalists”) and following that line of thought, never mind it was Fidel’s name on the article. Apologies. Went round in a bit of a circle. But yes, you make very valid points and I agree.
    My view is that personal freedom and personal responsibility make up the fullness of the truthful position in terms of this world and one doesn’t need to go any further, other than to deal with the eternal perspective.
    All political collectivisms are bad because they are used as vehicles for power seeking individuals to advance their influence and agendas and personal aggrandisement.
    The free market is the only constructive collective.
    The newspaper in question I don’t know. I am Europe-based.
    Yes. MSM is a tool of the controllers. (If I wanted to direct world events I would take over the media!)
    Yay for the internet and for the freedom it gives for as long as it survives free!!
    I have learnt and discovered a vast amount through it.

  12. CountingCats says:

    Paul, the whole point of the posting was the hypocrisy of having that evil old bastard Fidel bylining such an article.

  13. Paul Marks says:

    Quite so.

    I should have been looking out for links (they really do not stand out for me).

  14. Fidel Castro would always be an icon of history evethough he is against the U.S.,’,

  15. Charles Cox says:

    Fidel Castro still have some good legacies despite his not so good repuation.~.*

  16. Faith Foster says:

    Fidel Castro still have some good legacies despite his not so good repuation.*,`

  17. Fidel Castro may not be a hero for western countries but he did a good job in providing subsidized medical care in Cuba:`.

  18. Detox diet : says:

    the us hates fidel castro but he has lots of achievements too in Cuba’~*

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