There is a relentless battle being waged in the 21st century for who can rightly claim the crown as the most outrageous abusers of reality for petty personal agenda – between the new breed of gender feminists and old school evangelical demagogues. And in fact, if you take god out of the equation there is bugger all difference in style, substance or methodology.
While the new kids on the block may have the element of surprise and roulette wheel style irrationality, they lose out by chasing trivia. On the other hand, seasoned dinosaurs like Fred Nile have no lack of either ambition or confidence in the selection of their targets. That’s why they still reign supreme. And you can see why, courtesy of Fred Nile’s latest contribution in our national newspapers –
August 5, 2011 – 1:32PM
Conservative crossbench MP Fred Nile has introduced his private member’s bill to abolish school ethics classes, arguing the course is based on a philosophy linked to Nazism and communism. […]
“It’s relative ethics, which is the basis of secular humanism and I believe … this is the philosophy we saw during World War II with the Nazis and with the communists,” Mr Nile told the Legislative Council today.
“Situation ethics, as I see it, was followed by other regimes such as the Nazis and communists.
“Situation ethics means nothing is right and nothing is wrong … Therefore, you can kill human beings without any embarrassment and any reservations.
“It’s a very dangerous philosophy.” [full article]
It’s an oldie but a goodie, and there’s still enough of a mass of cretins that can read and digest it without so much as a “please explain your reasoning”. Forget the bogus twaddle that Hitler was an atheist. Forget the fact that there is no substantive difference between personality cults and most religions. None of that is relevant. This nonsense is not designed for the ordinary reader that has enough integrity to refuse to accept gibberish without substance. This has only one purpose to – reinforce and amplify the fears of the already stupid. As such, it doesn’t merit any effort at all to refute it. Instead, it is more useful to point Nile at real examples of modern day, homicidal fascism, like the current political climate in Uganda –
Aggravated homosexuality will be punished by death, according to a new bill tabled in Parliament yesterday.
The private member’s bill was tabled by Ndorwa West MP David Bahati (NRM).
A person commits aggravated homosexuality when the victim is a person with disability or below the age of 18, or when the offender is HIV-positive.
The bill thus equates aggravated homosexuality to aggravated defilement among people of different sexes, which also carries the death sentence.
The Bill, entitled the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009, also states that anyone who commits the offence of homosexuality will be liable to life imprisonment.
This was already the case under the current Penal Code Act.
An agenda long pushed by US evangelicals, primarily by Exodus International, which is a creature spawned by the Assemblies of God, who are locally called Australian Christian Churches1, and who’s members, if they live in New South Wales, vote for the Christian Democratic Party, i.e. – you Fred.
So do you still want to talk about fascists Fred?
And a special thank you needs to go out the GetUp! – without who’s invaluable help via a spam sent out before the last NSW election to whip up irrational fears and totally confuse people about the upper house preference system, the Christian Democratic Party winning a second seat probably would not have been possible.
There is also a part 2 to Nile’s article for those that are gibberish gluttons. It has gems like this –
This course does not teach ethics as most parents understand the term. It does not teach children any definitive sense of right from wrong, but promotes the secular humanist relativist philosophy that there are no absolutes, such as ”You shall not murder, lie or steal”.
1 – Coincidentally, Australian Christian Churches are also one of the biggest supporters of Access Ministries.