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Hypocrisy and Censorship from the Right

By Christian Marx

Right-wing regimes have a history of censorship and obfuscating the truth. From Mussolini to Hitler to Pinochet, one of the first actions of Fascists is to totally control the media. All dissenting progressive views are silenced. The media becomes merely a propaganda and disinformation unit to brainwash and divide the populace.

It is rather ironic that people of a right-wing bent repeatedly and noisily call left-wingers Fascists. Laughable! Fascism by its very definition is very much a right-wing philosophy. At its most basic definition, it is the merging of the state and large corporate power. Unions are crushed and all workers find their working conditions under attack. The media becomes an echo chamber of hatred against minorities, intellectuals, the poor and anyone else who is not wealthy and white.

One of the most familiar clichéd babblings from the lunar right is “You oppose freedom of speech”. Freedom of speech is fine, but scapegoating and stereotyping minorities is not free speech, it is bigotry and has NO PLACE in a civilized society. When the fourth estate, largely controlled by corporations begins to spread hate and unhelpful stereotypes, bad things happen. There are many unstable and easily influenced people in our society. History has illustrated that when media propagates hate and division, evil ensues, and in extreme circumstances, millions can perish. This is precisely why there are racial vilification laws in place. They are designed to protect the marginalized from unfair and hateful attacks.

Another very noticeable trait from the right, particularly on Facebook, is to report people. When they are soundly beaten in a debate, they either resort to foul abuse or very often will report their protagonist to Facebook for the most absurd reasons. The author of this article was recently reported to Facebook for calling one such person a “simpleton”. The result was a 30 day ban from Facebook. I kid you not! It is fair to say which side of the political spectrum Facebook is sympathetic to!

Some of the sickest abuse from many right-wingers is totally ignored by Facebook, including death threats, but this doesn t seem to breach Facebook s “community standards”.

Not only do the right own and control all mainstream media, but it appears they also run Facebook too!

Another familiar catch cry from the lemmings is “ABC is communist” or “ABC is a far left organization”. Excuse me while I laugh. If the ABC appears far left to you, you may just happen to be lunar right-wing. The ONLY television station with a charter that ensures it MUST remain neutral is apparently “Communist”. Time and time again, independent audits have confirmed that the ABC is indeed centrist. Contrast this to the commercial stations that have no such charter. They are flagrantly and blatantly biased. Particularly channel 9 and 10. We won`t even mention Sky News! Even more biased are the horrific publications such as The Herald Sun and The Australian. No nuance or intelligent analysis is to be found within these rags. They push the narrative of bash unions, bash refugees, bash Muslims and repeat ad nausea.

Not happy with their monopoly of spin, the right must also try to gag the ABC, as it is too honest and apparently a threat to the commercial propaganda machine. We see recently the appointment of Murdoch stooge, Michelle Guthrie as CEO, and the dozens of far right ideologues infiltrating the ABC such as Janet Albrechtsen, of the militant far right organization, the Institute of Public Affairs.

Ultimately it appears that the right will scream bias and howl with derision when civil minded folks take them to account for their racial and religious hate. They call us “totalitarian” and “Stalinist”. Yet it is not the left that want to destroy the only balanced non-partisan media in Australia. The hypocrisy runs deep within the right. The irony is astounding.

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  1. Clean livin

    Why do we get I to a lather over MSM.

    They really are irrelevant these days.

  2. Michael

    We (each of us) are a product of our awareness of our environment.

    The key seems to me to be:
    (a) our awareness of the overall environment (widest sense) and
    (b) the environment we individually chose to practice within the overall environment

  3. Jaq

    Because sadly, Clean Livin , the Mr & Mrs Dumb of Middle Australia believe their rubbish, are unable to think for themselves and THIS has a huge impact on our society.
    Used to wonder how Nazi Germany came into being- all too easy to see how the proletariat can, and are swayed. The thing that makes me laugh is that these people who support the MSM are the very people they hate.

  4. Steve Laing

    Not so. Perhaps the newspapers are, but tv still holds power simply by giving people air time. Consider whether Hanson or Lambie would have been (re)elected without the disproportionate air time they got for their wooly opinions and ill thought through biases and bigotry? The media essentially normalise these opinions by allowing them to be repeated.

  5. maxpowerof1

    In sept 2014 my home was unlawfully entered and my cpuch carved.
    My dog bashed until paralysed. My bro deceased, my bro dog poisoned.
    In july 2015y hard drives and thumdrives wiped
    In march 2016 my laptop and galaxy phone were permanantly disabled

    In july 2016 upon receipt of a prepaid piece of crapple i discover the last 6 years of emails wied from the server

    ……. A dangerous place to be.

    Ppsting and efiting is hauwire

  6. Michael

    Aussie MSM mantra = The bigger the exaggeration, the more often it is repeated, the more people believe it = our environment of which we are a product and being manipulated not educated.

  7. jim

    The author of this article was recently reported to Facebook for calling one such person a “simpleton”. The result was a 30 day ban from Facebook. I kid you not!…… Hey I get called far worst than that every day but I’m not here to argue, to argue is to play their game and F’ That.

    And another thing;..As the Australia Institute’s research in June found – across a broad range of economic measures, the Abbott/Turnbull government has performed the worst of any Australian government since 1949. Economist Jim Stanford’s report examines economic performance across 12 indicators – including GDP per capita, the unemployment rate, employment growth and the growth of real business investment and intellectual property investment … – See more at:

  8. Harquebus

    If MSM journalists think that they have got reserved places in the elite’s doomsday bunkers and yes, they do exist, aka survival shelters then, they have got rocks in their heads. The corporate controlled MSM journalists must realize that they are being used, find some courage, rebel and hold those that are destroying our world to account. For them not to puts them in the same criminal class as the greedy psychopathic ruling elites that are literally killing us.

  9. guest

    That the public is being ‘got at’ is very clear. The ABC has lost Fact Checker, The Drum on line and transcripts of interviews. The right-wing media continues to accuse the ABC of bias and of being communist, despite the findings of inquiries which have not found bias.

    Meanwhile, the desperate Murdoch press is complaining more and more about social media. Social media is not ‘professional’. It appeals to the uneducated young with left leanings. It does not address ‘real’ issues. Somehow, the irony of such claims is beyond the understanding of neo-con intelligence.

    The example below of people being reported on Facebook is one example of censorship. Another is the persistent claim that the privatisation of Medicare is a lie, a denial maintained by refusing to mention the clear evidence in the actions of the neo-cons and in the wishlist of the IPA that privatisation of medicare is a long term goal.

    The tactic of denigrating opposition by continually publishing vitriolic and demeaning articles – passing the task from one scribbler to another over extended time – is a well practised tactic, often using weasel wods such a ‘politically correct’ or more recently, ‘identity politics’.

    Another is to breed distractions, so that any suggestion of division in the Coalition is smothered by claims of division over there, over there in the Greens or Labor or somewhere!

    Yet another is to refuse to publish anything which challenges the aspirations of their readers, such as climate change of the IPCC kind. What they do is to publish the denier/sceptical view. The claim is that it does not tell its readers what to think, but what to think about. This, even if what they publish is a lot of tosh not worth thinking about. It is a way of creating white noise and static to befuddle the issue.

    The Murdoch press, Heart of the Nation? Bile duct, more like it.

  10. Jay

    Wow… so much hypocrisy right here, show me all the articles theAIMnetwork or the ABC for that matter, have published regarding the truth of 9/11, or the Port Arthur Massacre etc etc etc..

    Truth and integrity in journalism, is neither left nor right.. want to see how it’s done? here ya go..

  11. The AIM Network

    We’re not interested in publishing stories about ‘the truth’ of 9/11 or the Port Arthur massacre. If you want those stories then go to a conspiracy site.

  12. Jay

    “a conspiracy site” lol – pathetic. thats your only rebuttal? self censorship because you cant handle the truth.

    ill give you $500 for you to donate to a charity of your choice if you can find one piece of evidence that proves Martin Bryant guilty beyond all reasonable doubt.

    we have never ending warmongering based on the lies of 9/11, millions dead, and thats not important enough for you to run a story on it.

    pathetic, gutless, and totally ordinary.

  13. Matters Not

    Jay seems nice.

  14. Jay

    Jay seems nice, Jay seems crazy, but neither (none) of you can come up with a single piece of evidence that shows that im wrong and youre right..

    Whats wrong? cant think of any deserving charity? just admit it, you have nothing! – youll have to admit it because you wont be able to post anything of substance, all you can do is chuck insults 🙂

    didnt you once say you have questions about 9/11 yourself michael? were you just being a hypocrite then?

    c’mon, how easy would it be to put me in my place and show me up to be a nutter? just one piece of evidence that proves Bryants guilt.. ready? k go!

  15. Matters Not

    I can’t prove (beyond reasonable doubt) that Jay even exists. But he seems nice.

  16. Jay

    eh matters not..

    “There is no empirical evidence to link Bryant to the cafe”. Tasmanian Police forensic gun inspector, Gerard Dutton, on the Port Arthur massacre.

    again, you fail miserably at finding anything even slightly resembling proof for what you believe, keep making yourself look like a fool, no skin off my nose.

  17. Jay

    Graham Collyer says that it was not Bryant who shot him in the neck.
    Witness who knew Martin, all say it wasnt him. Witnesses who didnt know him, describe someone else, obviously other than Bryant.

    This is people who were there, who’s testimony was never allowed to be heard in court, though there was never a trial anyway, nor an inquest, which is usually held after something like this, by law.

    also.. the police reports themselves prove Bryants innocence because they have him in two places at once.. now thats clever!

    like i said, keep on going.. youre doing such a wonderful job.

  18. Alan Baird

    A short and totally-on-the-money-article. The extremists of the Right constantly berate the ABC for its lefty stance when it’s so balanced it favours the right on average, just to maintain the cringe. My bro used to call this “the pre-emptive buckle”. As you correctly (but not Rightly write), only a Fascist would see the ABC as Left. The Centre is not some mythical point between the ALP and the Coalition, as they’re both respectively Right and Far Right. The Liberal Party could set off for Brisbane from Sydney and would always end up in Hawaii.

  19. Matters Not

    Perhaps it wasn’t Martin Bryant? Perhaps it was Jay?

    But he seemed so nice.

  20. Alan Baird

    A word to Jay. Please get back on your medication. I did and I now realise that Ivan Milat did it. So did Ned Kelly.

  21. Andy G

    Hitler was right wing now? Sounds like someone needs to go back and do their homework and ammend their article. Hitler was a socialist.
    So, let’s pretend he was, for the sake of this argument. How many millions did Hitler, Mussolini and Pinochet kill compared to Mao, Stalin and Lenin?
    The last three killed in 100 million mark. The First three combined came nowhere close.
    So refreshing to see a Leftist complaining about hypocrisy, then being hypocritical and ignoring the past crimes of the Left.

  22. paulwalter

    The ABC is being ruthlessly Stepforded by Guthrie. Reality, thought provocation, truth and ideas and information are banished as things of the past.

  23. Andy G

    Hitler: Nazi party – National Socialist Workers Party – Left wing, 11-17 million deaths depending on where you look.

  24. Andy G

    Of course Islam, the darling ‘religion’ of the Left, beats them all, coming in at a whopping 170 million deaths over their reign of terror.
    Incredibly, those deaths were before modern weapons, so most were by killed by the sword.
    That’s excluding the people (mostly women and children) taken as slaves.
    Just look up Barbary pirates for a snapshot of what they got up to.

  25. Roswell

    I’m a Lefty but Islam isn’t my darling religion. Neither is Christianity. Christians have murdered a few people by the way.

  26. Michael

    National Socialist Workers Party – Left wing

    Like beauty, a name can be just skin deep – eye candy – it’s what is inside/underneath that counts

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