MadMike’s Editor in Chief, Holte Ender, received an email from an Australian friend. The text was supposed to be taken from a speech given by newly elected Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard.
For example she allegedly said that Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia , as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks..
Separately, Gillard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying she supported spy agencies monitoring the nation’s mosques.
Here is the “speech” in its entirety:
“IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT . . .
Take It Or Leave It.
I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.
This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom.
We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language!
Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.
We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.
This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, THE RIGHT TO LEAVE.
If you aren’t happy here then LEAVE. We didn’t force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.”
The fact is there is no evidence Julia Gillard ever made such a speech. This is a hoax, it is also an example of how the hate groups around the world spread their message. Lies, lies and more lies.
In the wake of the Tuscon massacre we are seeing more rhetoric from individuals saying Jared Lee Loughner is Jewish, and a liberal because it is possible he read Karl Marx and the famous socialist, Adolf Hitler.
Sarah Palin’s now infamous “Blood Libel” statement has angered Jews and Gentiles alike, but her followers are cheering her on because they want to believe, like Palin does, that her violent imagery played no part in Loughner’s actions.
These examples portray the exception in America, not the normal course of behavior, despite what the mainstream media will have us believe. Regardless, small bombs can make a lot of noise and they can cause a lot of damage. In reality, people like Sarah Palin and her ilk are “small bombs” but in the greater scheme of things they can cause explosions beyond their size and the shrapnel that is broadcast can have serious consequences.
Sadly, the media is out of the control of the people. It is driven by profit and sensationalism drives that profit. Some news outlets such as Fox News, is beyond the pale. Their rhetoric drives hate and encourages violence both through their direct and subliminal messages. Unfortunately they have a huge following, and that following buys their advertising products, which drives up revenue for the empire of Roger Ailes et al. While MSNBC is touted as the left wing version of Fox News it doesn’t come close to the vitriol perpetrated by those at Propaganda Central.
In conclusion there is nothing for it. Those of us with sane and reasoning minds understand poison for what it is. However, we live in a country where over 40% think creationism, not evolution, is responsible for life on earth. So much for those with sane and reasoning minds.