Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Bigoted Hypocrisy of the Australian Greens


No human rights for women, religious minorities and gays.

If there were trophies for bigotry, superstitious ignorance,  racism and the oppression of women then the regime that rules Iran would take them all. Even the Guardian has difficulty with the persecution of the Baha'i  and the antisemitic and Holocaust denying gangsters of Tehran are notorious.

Iran is among the most egregious governmental violators of religious liberty and human rights. Its treatment of homosexuals is barbaric .Human rights organizations have  expressed alarm about the rise of sexual assault on women prisoners in Iranian jails.

Press TV is the official voice of this vile regime.

Given this record one might expect an Australian politician to take some care before giving Press TV an interview especially in the course of a demonstration ostensibly for human rights. Quite clearly Greens MP David Shoebridge has no such qualms.  

For him and the Greens human rights must mean something very different to what you might understand. Something very ugly indeed.

hat tip Shirlee

cross posted Geoffff's Joint


  1. For a Gay, he is chancing his luck

  2. It's insane isn't it? These people are just beyond comprehension.

  3. The majority of Gays in this country are left wingers. Why is beyond me? I was speaking about this with my State MP at the Board of Deputies cocktail party a couple of weeks ago. He is a Liberal (our right to you Yanks) he is also Gay. He said he was slammed from all quarters for being a right thinker by the Gay Community

  4. The GBLT community in the west is generally associated with the left because the left is generally associated with social justice issues and Gay rights is a social justice issue.