The Winter of Discontent

MugshotMitchell Cutting discusses the unacceptable tactics employed by the left in their protests against the Government across the last week, and examines the frightening pattern of brutish behaviour which is emerging:

The recent spate of attacks on women at University Campuses by a group of Left-wing activists has provided us all with a glimpse of their mindset. They mistakenly believe that these incidents are acceptable in our community. These actions are an unnerving indication of the willingness of a new generation of socialist activists to cross lines of common decency which had previously remained untraversed.

Scenes of the minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Julie Bishop MP, being assaulted by a group of students at the University of Sydney on the 16th May are concerning as an isolated event. More concerning is the assault of former Federal MP Sophie Mirabella at the University of Melbourne on the 19th May, indicating that a pattern of this type of brutish behaviour may be developing.

Most Australians do not consider this type of behaviour to be normal. It is as though these people never learned principles of common decency or courtesy. When in our history has it been acceptable to assault anyone, male or female, politician or otherwise? Everyday Australians do not identify with this behaviour.

The same left-wing activists who assaulted Julie Bishop have appeared in youtube footage, shot on the same day as the assault.  The footage shows a rally where several people address the crowd, one crying  ‘how dare they come on to this campus today!’ The argument that Government Ministers should avoid Universities because some students may be upset is absolutely absurd. Understandably, when the gravy train leaves the station, those left behind are going to be unhappy. This does not discount the act that regardless of their political views, citizens deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Continue reading