Why "Hate" When You Can Incite Murder?

Monday, March 05, 2018

According to the Washington Times, a play titled Kill Climate Deniers will soon start production in Australia:

The plot? "As a classic rock band take the stage in Parliament House's main hall, 96 armed eco-terrorists storm the building and take the entire government hostage, threatening to execute everyone unless Australia ends global warming. Tonight," said the play's website. [link omitted]
I couldn't find a "pretty joyful" image of a real hostage-taking, so I had to make do with a photo from a training exercise, instead. (Image via Wikipedia)
The first thought that crossed my mind was that it would be instructive to count the number of obnoxious bumper-stickers in the parking lot outside. "Hate is not a family value," crossed my mind first, despite the locale, but I am sure the paying audience Down Under will have its equivalents, probably including "Coexist." One could go on. How many in such an audience would also, without batting an eye, demand "trigger warnings" on speech that some might find upsetting? Or are quick to lay the blame for such things as mass shootings on movies or the inanimate objects used to commit the crimes? And yet, they will pay money -- after also looting the public -- to watch a play that advocates murder and terrorism "as a joke."  (Yes. The state-level government subsidized a play that might arguably be illegal to perform in the first place. That said, I don't know enough about the play or Australian law to know whether it actually is incitement.)

Playwright David Finnigan describes this garbage as "pretty joyful comedy." That man has just told us everything we need to know about his credibility, to say the very least.

-- CAV


Anonymous said...

Hi Gus,

Remember this little gem?


The fact of the matter is that the Left's response to dissent has always been to kill the dissenters. And, like a dog to its vomit, when the dissent distresses them too much, out come the long knives.

It's funny, in a way. Your point about the bumper stickers to be found in such gatherings is spot-on. And they are so lacking in self-awareness that they don't even grasp the irony.

Another instance of this is an interesting book, "American Nations" by Colin Woodard. The first 2/3rds of the book are scholarly, well-researched, even illuminating. He posits that historically, there are 11 different cultures that make up the present U.S. And he makes a cogent argument for that conclusion.

But the last third is where he cashes in. He doesn't say it, but he obviously hales from the "Yankeedom" tribe (descendants of the Puritans) or the "Left Coast" tribe which was merely Yankeedom transplanted to the Pacific Coast. And any modern manifestation that is not in tune with these 2 Leftist carbuncles is denigrated by all the fallacies at his disposal.

One howler that you'll appreciate, vis a vis your point about bumper stickers in such a collective. After acknowledging that the majority of academia is held by Left Coasters and Yankees, he then makes the broad statement that this is good because they are the 'most tolerant' of all the nations. If he were to be true to his thesis, he would have recognized that modern academia has as much to do with 'tolerance' as the Salem Witch Trials, or the hangings of the Evangelical Quakers by his admitted ideological forbears. The Puritans were not about freedom other than their own 'freedom' to impose their values on all and sundry. The modern academe is the same. And yet they caterwaul that they are the ones being imposed upon. As the liberal Nat Hentoff put it in the title of his book; "Free Speech For Me But Not For Thee"

c andrew

Anonymous said...

The schoolteacher in the video seems to be "pretty joyful" too.

c andrew

Gus Van Horn said...


Wow. I have never seen or heard of that video.

But just imagine the caterwauling that would have resulted had it NOT been made in by an environmentalist group, but, say as satire by a "climate denier" or even a non-leftist.