|Counter-demonstrators in Perth|
Today, it was the turn of other cities, including Sydney.
There were few(ish) disgraceful Left-orchestrated scenes of violence as in Melbourne, it seems, and nobody was sprayed by the police with capsicum.
The Left rails against "fascism" but tolerates no suggestion that radical Islam may be considered "fascist" itself.
|Left to right (but always Left): Patterson, Hinman, Porzsolt|
What strikes me, yet again, are the curious double standards that govern leftist attitudes and behaviour.
For instance, one of the speakers at the Sydney rally was Green-Left Weekly contributor Helen Patterson, an advocate for women's rights in society at large, sticking up for a creed that does not exactly display the credentials of sensitive New Age guys as far as the female of the species is concerned.
In common with many if not most of the participants in today's demo, Ms Patterson is no friend to Israel. The viscerally anti-Israel Socialist Alliance was out in force at the demo, and speakers included anti-Israel Greens senator Lee Rhiannon, while – as the above photo shows – veteran pro-BDS Israel-bashers Pip Hinman and Vivienne Porzsolt (a flotilla activist of Jewish background) were also present.
The question that occurs at once is this, and it's not as facetious as it sounds: since these people are in effect confessing that they are living on stolen land, shouldn't they getting off that land and give it back to those who they consider its true and perpetual owners?
After all, so many of them expect the Jews of Israel to get off the land they are living on and give it to the "Palestinians".
Aren't the leftists displaying hypocritical double standards by failing to do so?