Australia on dark road to Fascism: Greens
Talk about projection -- seeing your own faults in other! It is characteristic of the Green/Left. The Duke of Edinburgh once called the Greens "The stop everything brigade" and that is apt. They want to control and change almost everything that people do. If that's not fascism, what would be? The founder of Fascism was Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. And he WAS a Greenie:
Mussolini the environmentalist:
As well as being an "anti-globalizer", there were several other ways in which Mussolini would have appealed to modern-day greenies. He made Capri a bird sanctuary and in 1926 he issued a decree reducing the size of newspapers to save wood pulp. And, believe it or not, he even mandated gasohol -- i.e. mixing industrial alcohol with petroleum products to make fuel for cars Mussolini also disliked the population drift from rural areas into the big cities and in 1930 passed a law to put a stop to it unless official permission was granted. What Green/Left advocate could ask for more?
And to address the Fascist below directly:
It is the consolidation of several control agencies under one head that arouses him. But that is not Fascist. Authority in Hitler's Germany, for instance, was in fact polycentric. There was the Schutz Staffeln, the Sturm Abteilung, the Heer, the Geheimestaatspolizei and the Polizei. And the various government departments all had various degrees of authority and mechanisms for control
Nick McKim says the minor party has serious concerns about the powers handed to minister Peter Dutton in the new department, which includes national security and immigration portfolios.
"This country is walking ever more rapidly down the road to authoritarianism and totalitarianism," Senator McKim told parliament on Wednesday.
"Time after time this government demonstrates its disregard and contempt for the rule of law. That is one of the early warning signs of fascism."
The government had failed to give reasons for the new department which was created in December.
Legislation to finalise the establishment of Home Affairs and boost oversight powers of the attorney-general cleared parliament on Wednesday.
The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation has been brought into the new department, which also looks after federal law enforcement, national security, immigration, emergency management and criminal justice.
Despite raising concerns with the increased powers, Labor voted for the bill.
"Our primary concern is that the government has struggled to explain why the sweeping changes to be brought about by this bill are required at all," opposition senator Jenny McAllister said
Cabinet minister Mitch Fifield said the new department would ensure Australians had confidence in the scrutiny and oversight of intelligence agencies. "Security and integrity go hand in hand," he said.
Senator McKim took aim at Mr Dutton's record on the treatment of refugees in offshore processing, saying he didn't trust him with more power.
It's not the first time Senator McKim has targeted Mr Dutton, having previously labelled him a racist and a fascist.
For his part, Mr Dutton is a strident critic of what he's called the "hotbed of crazies" within the Greens.