Musgrave occupiers right on cue

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

By a strange coincidence, a few days before Queensland state elections (24-03-12), when it was obvious even to a Blind Freddie that Labor will no longer govern, a so called „embassy“ sprung up at Musgrave Park, about a kilometre, as a magpie flies, from Brisbane CBD, claimed to be once a sacred site.

The community organiser, Mr Peter Skuthorpe, a youth studying social work at Griffith University, said he and the working party wanted the government to recognise their right to practice indigenous cultural beliefs and be governed by indigenous tribal customs. “We’re using our sovereign right to practice our cultural beliefs…we want our sovereign right to be recognised,” Mr Skuthorpe said. It seems to be a call for an apartheid. He also said, “We’ve erected a sacred fire and are in the process of getting it heritage listed. The embassy will stand as long as the fire’s burning.” No worries about carbon dioxide then, not to mention restrictions on open fires in public parks.

I wonder which definition of “sovereign right” has Mr Skuthorpe in mind. Perhaps this one – The people inhabiting planet earth have aSovereign Right’ bequeathed unto them by Allah the Creator, the Supreme Power and ultimate Authority. This ‘Sovereign Right’is their right to exercise their conscience and to exist on earth and to live in accordance with the Command of Allah. This means that they have a ‘Sovereign Right’to walk apart from the confines and influence and dictates and regulations or decrees of other mortals or institutions of man. He certainly cannot mean a definition in any legal dictionary. [Sovereign right]

On Wednesday (16th May) morning more than 200 police were needed in Musgrave Park to enforce a Brisbane City Council order to evict the group, whose leaders refused to dismantle their tents and leave the public area. Police said they had made 31 arrests after protesters ignored appeals by negotiators to move on.

On another occasion in front of a government building in George Street, while demanding an audience with Minister of Child Safety Tracy Davis, Mr Skuthorpe said “We’ve come over here to stop the theft of our children immediately and give them back to their families, because it’s a denial…the children have been denied their culture.”

While Anna Bligh and her Labor mates were in power, the media-attention grabbing stunts in support of demands for “rights” were somehow suspended.

About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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4 Responses to Musgrave occupiers right on cue

  1. Globo says:

    Those people are 1/ dishonest, 2/ manipulated by Leftists and 3/ unable to work out what is really in their, not in the hypocritical do-gooders’ benefit. They refuse to send their children to school, and the government will not punish them for it and PC-class will blab about “indigenous” culture.

  2. Coriolis says:

    The rabble got its marching orders; expect strikes and protests galore.

  3. Bedetio says:

    I completely agree with you.

  4. Cristiana says:

    Your content is very useful and reliable, thanks and keep up the good work. More protests, strikes and riots are planned by the unions, just wait.

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