- Nov 22, 2009
Wow, a little sensationalist there maybe???He is a criminal in the libertarian sense of the word. He has committed crimes against people by authorizing violence against them, and the theft of their property.
Of course, the legal sense of the word that states that a criminal is anyone who doesn't follow the laws of the government would hold that Nelson Mandella was a criminal and Mao was a law abider.
Firstly, how has he authorized violence against anyone, or promoted theft of property? Secondly, you can't really draw comparisons between such regimes. Also, yes he's really shitty on same sex marriage, yet so is almost every politician in Lib-Labour (I'm not defending labour here btw). Oh, and why didn't you throw in climate change (seriously), I'm ashamed of Australia's governments response to this.
And can those who feel the need to throw around big words like authoritarianism, communism, marxism, sectarianism etc for the sake of it please stop? Wow, you know big words and fancy concepts, though applied to the Australian Government is ridiculous. The fed gov isn't marxist, authoritarian or communist, nor is the opposition extremist, fundamentalist or totalitarian. It's like primary school kids saying "I know the biggest word; antidisestablishmentarianism!!!", it's just irritating and makes you want to punch them in the face. Stop vomiting out big words, stop being sensational.
(It'd suck if someone had aleady covered this!!! Oh, and if the threads moved on from the original topic by now, sorry. )