“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that’s all.”
Bill Shorten is a Humpty Dumpty clone. The only difference between him and Lewis Carroll’s version is that if he’s elected, it won’t be Bill who breaks. It will be Australia.
And it will be impossible to put back together again.
Bill Shorten uses words that don’t mean anything, except what he means them to mean. And he uses words this way to enslave. It is all about power.
Power for him. Power for the state. Power for the elites. Power over all of us.
Freedom is on the ropes in this nation and if Labor and the Greens get control of the parliament tomorrow, it will be game over.
The trickle of oppressive state-sponsored anti-Christian attacks will turn into a flood.
Already we’ve had one bishop dragged before a state tribunal for the crime of teaching Catholic doctrine on marriage.
Already we’ve had another bishop released from detention after a judge ruled he was unjustly imprisoned because ‘he was a priest’.
And now we’ve got a rugby player banned from playing the game for quoting the Bible.
Let’s be crystal clear: the central idea that our civilisation is founded upon is under ferocious assault from self-important, power-hungry, state-backed political commissars who believe the government is god and who masquerade as human rights activists.
They are nothing of the sort.
But due to their unceasing efforts the pivotal institutions in our nation are collapsing under anti-Christian bigotry.
Let me repeat: a bishop was jailed last year because ‘he was a priest’.
It is a damning indictment on our justice system, the central plank of civilised society.
For all those with eyes to see and ears to hear, there are signs that our nation is on the path well-trodden by previous brutal regimes the world over. And just because Australia has had the good fortune to have been spared this evil in the past it should not lull us into a false sense of security about our future.
A Shorten government will double down on the assault on freedom by attacking words and their meanings. Humpty Dumpty is a brutal master because under his control the definition of words can change on a whim.
And it’s not just that Humpty Dumpty can change the meaning of his own words.
More sinisterly, Humpty Dumpty gets to define your words too.
In such a system, the citizen is enslaved to the state. The prospect of being convicted of hate speech or thought crimes is all too real. And worse, in this maddening environment no one can know for sure exactly what they might say to warrant the appearance of the firing squad.
That’s because it is all a chaotic game played for nothing more than complete and total power.
It’s also why regimes that go down this path always end the same way: with their chief proponents lined up against the wall too.
Let us consider, for a moment, the situation Israel Folau finds himself in.
On the one hand, rugby is for everyone. And on the same hand it’s not for Izzy.
On the one hand, this has nothing to do with religious freedom. And on the same hand Rugby Australia believes its contracts prohibit Bible quotes.
On the one hand, diversity increases capability. And on the same hand diversity means Australia’s best player cannot pull on the boots for the World Cup.
On the one hand, Rugby’s ‘respectful’ code of conduct applies to Folau. And on the same hand, its provisions requiring administrators to respect all regardless of religious belief does not apply to Folau.
The words on this code of conduct find their basis in anti-discrimination law. And these words are designed to mean whatever those in power want them to mean.
There is no such thing as justice or equality before the law. There is no such thing as truth or a level playing field.
There is just a system in which Folau has no chance at all. The proof is in this fact: if Rugby Australia was sponsored by the Catholic Church the same system could be used against David Pocock for his views supporting homosexual marriage.
There is no principle. There is only a system designed to ensure those in power can define words to mean whatever they want if they believe it is in their interests to do so.
Next week, if Bill Shorten is prime minister, this nation will be staring down the barrel of a range of new anti-speech laws.
Labor has promised to ‘beef up’ enforcement of anti-free speech laws and increase funding for those wishing to lodge complaints to political commissars.
Labor has committed to increasing the number of thought crime officials with power to monitor our views.
Labor has vowed to expand anti-free speech laws so that people who express views like Israel Folau could even face criminal proceedings.
Labor has warned Christian schools that their current legal protections will be scrapped, making it virtually impossible for them to continue operating in any authentic Christian way.
Labor is pushing for changes to medical practices that have prompted doctors to warn that they will even be stripped of their accreditation if they refuse to participate in radical gender theory. Worse, parents could even be punished for failing to support ideology imposed on children confused by gender-whisperers inserted into the education system.
And Bill Shorten has even attacked the religious beliefs of Scott Morrison while also claiming that he believes in religious freedom. In doing so, he has taken it upon himself to play prophet and decree on hell.
Meanwhile, the Greens have shown that Labor cannot outdo them in their bid to silence Australians.
The Greens have even promised to bring in laws banning Andrew Bolt, Alan Jones and Chris Kenny. Who knows what punishment they have in store for readers of this webpage?
And the Greens are proud to field candidates who say things like this to students handing out free food:
“Go wank yourself at home, you and your f..king Jesus picture…I wish I could kick your face in.”
And lest you think this has nothing to do with you because you are not religious, think again.
Overshadowing these anti-free speech promises is the fact that a contractor working for the Queensland government-owned Gladstone Ports Corporation was sacked for questioning Bill Shorten over Labor’s taxation plans.
Labor has made a god of itself and it brooks no dissent on any issue.
That’s why no Australian is safe under Labor or the Greens and their Humpty-Dumpty approach to words and their meaning.
They’re planning to crack all of us.