I shan't dignify this monster's name but it appears that the attack on two Christchurch mosques has been deliberately calculated, to cause as much media coverage as possible, the use of firearms has been specifically designed to cause political disharmony in the United States, and that it has been deliberately designed to stir up as much trouble as possible in western countries down "cultural, religious and racial lines".
A person like this doesn't exist in a vacuum but is cultivated over many many years. I have accumulated many many sources in the research for this post, however these I think are the most poignant. This article is from 2018.
It should also be noted – there is an implicit slippage, in the sense that a negative story about Muslims isn’t necessarily a story about Islam. Thus, I would argue that the definition may be overbroad.
With that proviso, it’s not much of a secret that the Murdoch press constantly attacks Islam and Muslims. So, given this definition, how frequent were stories featuring Muslims or Islam in a negative sense?
There were 2,891 of them. That’s almost 3,000 negative stories relating to Islam in one year. Which is an incredible amount. That’s almost eight stories a day, every day, for the whole year, somehow relating Muslims to terrorism or violence or whatever.
- Michael Brull, New Matilda, 3rd March 2018
If you tell a story once; it is a nice story. If you tell it twice, it might become a bit boring. If you tel the story 3000 times a year, then it's very likely to be believed.
If you take a broader and wider scope than just the newspapers (though the pages of News Corp newspapers especially peddle their own kind of hatred), then over the 6 years since the last change of government, we have seen an active change of direction from Prime Ministers Abbott and Morrison and to a lesser degree Turnbull, and from Immigration Ministers Morrison and Dutton. We have seen an active othering of people seeking asylum and an active outpouring of direct hate speech in the parliament from Morrison, Dutton, and right wing nut jobs Fraser Anning and Pauline Hanson.
From the floor of the parliament and ably back by the media in this country, we have seen speech deliberately designed to make Australians fearful of Muslims and people who have come to this country who are not white (especially African migrants).
We have also seen the terminology change from "asylum seekers" or "refugees" in cases where through the help of this country's military actions we may have caused people to leave their homes, to calling them "illegal immigrants" despite the fact that it is not only not illegal to seek asylum but thanks to the United Nations Refugee Convention of 1951, asylum seekers are actually exempt from prosecution. Nevertheless, we have found ways to actively imprison and gaol people in horrible conditions; and shirk our responsibilities of human decency.
But that is actually fine; the system is working as intended...
Because in this past month, Abbott, Morrison, Dutton, Anning and Hanson have all gone on record on TV and radio as saying that asylum seekers are:
- illegal immigrants (even if they have never actually made it to Australia)
- queue jumpers who will kick you out of emergency medical care in our hospitals
- rapists who throw away their passports- free loaders who will take your public housing
- people who will get citizenship through the back door
This continual repeating and staying "on point" as is often said in the media, has to have an effect at some point; however, the people who generate this kind of thing are equally as quick to absolve themselves of any obligation or guilt; often hiding behind the cloak of free speech.
The monster who murdered 50 people in New Zealand this past weekend was described by the Daily Telegraph as an "angelic boy", by the Courier-Mail as a "working class madman". The West Australian, Courier-Mail, Adelaide Advertiser, Herald-Sun, and Daily Telegraph have all run pieces blaming social media for this incident, in an effort to wash their hands of anything they may have done.
The lunatics are running the asylum. That asylum is social media and the mad men — like the Christchurch attacker — are the lunatics.
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have consistently said they are in control of their platforms but they are failing.
- Jenna Clarke, The West Australian, 16th Mar 2019
The Daily Telegraph's piece (which sickened me and hence the reason why I didn't quote it) appears opposite another apology piece from convicted racist and pedophile apologist Andrew Bolt.
This is not anything other than deliberate. The continual barrage by media is not a case of semantics either.
It is about saying that people who look different do not belong here. It is about instilling a sense of fear and making you think that foriegn looking people are dangerous. It is about propagandising and convincing you to fear the other. It is about making you sufficiently scared enough that you will believe the narrative and then getting your support to do previously unthinkable cruelty in the name of protecting "us”. In short, it is about deliberately dehumanising people, and then after they have been dehumanised, ceasing to show any care, or familial love, or common human decency to people.
What really really irks me is the statement from Queensland Senator Fraser Anning shortly after the massacre. In it, he blamed the shootings on Muslim immigration to New Zealand and quoted a phrase out of context from the gospel of Matthew:
"As we read in Matthew 26:52 'all they that take the sword, shall perish by the sword' and those who follow a violent religion that calls on them to murder us, cannot be too surprised when someone takes them at their word and responds in kind"
- Fraser Anning, 15th Mar 2019.
This is of course the same parliamentarian in his maiden speech, deliberately spoke of a "final solution to the immigration problem", invoking of course the "Endlösung" or "the Final Solution to the Jewish Question" which was the official code name for the mass murder and extermination of Jews in Nazi Germany.
It seems to me that it is not Islam which is a violent religion that calls on people to commit murder but people like Fraser Anning, who cannot be too surprised when someone takes his at his word and has responded in kind.
Mind you, the current resident of the Lodge, Mr Morrison , in an effort to flounder and flap about the place, has tried his best to try to look like a leader:
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned against a growing culture of “tribalism” in Australian life that could help extremism take hold in the wake of the terrorist attack in Christchurch.
Mr Morrison called for a calmer approach to public debate to counter the “shouting from the fringes” on issues including multiculturalism and migration.
He said the “us and them” debate meant individuals would no longer be defined by their unique worth and contribution but by the “tribe” they belonged to, undermining the “happy coexistence” that made diversity work.
- Sydney Morning Herald, 18th Mar 2019.
However, the only conclusion that I can draw is that the monster who shot 50 people in Christchurch, is the logical endpoint of a deliberate engineering program which was first proposed back in 2011:
THE opposition immigration spokesman, Scott Morrison, urged the shadow cabinet to capitalise on the electorate's growing concerns about "Muslim immigration", "Muslims in Australia" and the "inability" of Muslim migrants to integrate.
Mr Morrison's suggestion was made at a meeting in December at which shadow ministers were asked to bring three ideas for issues on which the Coalition should concentrate its political attack during this parliamentary term.
- Sydney Morning Herald, 17th Feb 2011.
Maybe Prime Minister Scott Morrison would like to speak to former opposition immigration spokesman, Scott Morrison, various parliamentarians and look at the possibly 20,000 newspaper articles on television, radio and in print since the Abbott/Turnbull/Morrison goverment came to power and maybe he can work out why a terrorist murderer has killed 50 people in two mosques, because even with all of this by way of background, I still can't work out why.