As you would expect

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

Australian Liberal (with capital L) politicians pretend to be conservative, mainly because Labor wouldn’t have them – Malcolm Turnbull is a good example. Ex-Liberal MP Peter Slipper or Ex-Liberal PM Malcolm Fraser, to name just two, are the embodiment of the underlying philosophy of that party – lie, lie and lie again, for the rewards are great.

 So, as one would expect:

 Not one person has contacted me arguing for abolition” of 18C.

On 12 March this year The Conversation published this report on a federal member of parliament who said: “But not one person has contacted me arguing for abolition. It shows the feeling is very strong the other way.” 

It wasn’t a member of the Australian Labor Party or the Greens that said that. It was Craig Laundy, a Liberal MP, who represents the electorate of Reid in New South Wales.”

This I received from Mr Simon Breheny of IPA, and before I got to my usual “I told you so” stage, I checked the Honourable Laundy on the internet. The leftipedia does not have much:

Craig Laundy (born 16 February 1971) is an Australian politician. He has been a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives, representing the Division of Reid in New South Wales, since September 2013. He opposes Prime Minister Tony Abbotts decision to increase taxes despite promises made to the Australian public prior to the 2013 election.

Laundy is the son of New South Wales public hotel baron, Arthur Laundy and his wife, Margaret. The family own over thirty hotels across the state. … Prior to his election to parliament at the 2013 federal election, Laundy worked in the family hotel business.

The Sydney Morning Herald, predictably, praises him and points out that “electorate of Reid is one of Sydney’s most ethnically diverse”.

Let Simon continue: “Last month I sent you an email to update you on freedom of speech and the developments around the proposed repeal of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. You can read it here.

Since sending that email out to you I’ve been inundated with calls and emails from IPA members and supporters. Many of you have asked what you can do to help make sure that section 18C is repealed so that freedom of speech can be restored in Australia.

Here’s one thing you can do. You can send an email to Craig Laundy telling him why the repeal of section 18C is so important. I know many of you will be keen to make Laundy aware of just how strong the feeling is in favour of repeal. 

Craig Laundy’s email address “

I have sent an e-mail to him today.quill.1

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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3 Responses to As you would expect

  1. Manfred says:

    The Coalition has a good excuse for doing nothing.

  2. D. Mosser says:

    It is waste of time and effort to write to Liberal members. They don’t care.

  3. In the last Federal Elections, I did vote for Coalition ( Liberal-National). Why ? Because from two bad ones, Coalition is littlebit better !
    When those biggies ( Liberal and Labor) are in some danger of losing voters, they immediately make alliance ! Best example – when Pauline Hansons One Nation Party was danger for both of them, they use a dirty tricks and hand in hand demolished her.
    Now, Coalition win elections by two good promises : “Stop the Boats” and “Abolish the Carbon Tax” ! They did it. But they still are NOT real “proAustralian” political party ! They are pretenders !
    In Sydney was established new, small, but proper party – PFF Party For Freedom !
    Party against subversion of communism under any face and strongly against strong influence of Islam in Australia.
    Try PFF page and blog on facebook !

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