Brandis preventing a prime witness from reaching the International Criminal Court by impounding his passport signalled the moment when Abbott Fascism clicked in as a new way of life. Morrison’s revoking of the work permits of ten thousand real refugees led up to it, and Abbott’s refusal to apologise for peeking at Mrs Yuduyono. And Bernardi’s denouncing of homosexuals as ‘bestial’.
Fascism is the last resort of the incompetent, as is well known. If you cannot get the votes legitimately, you gerrymander, like Joh. If free speech endangers you, you stomp on it, as Bernardi now recommends his lying, slimy fellow creeps now stomp on the ABC. If the vote goes against you in Florida, you disallow it retrospectively. Or rejigger, next time, the voting machines.
We are in a lot of danger here. Already the pariah of South East Asia, we will be soon scorned by the ICC and drummed out, perhaps, of the Security Council, and it is time this government were done away with, by a Turnbull mutiny or a Senate refusal of Supply.
A Senate Inquiry into the international crimes of the Howard government would be a start. It could deal with not only the duping of Timor and the robbing of their poorborn children of billions but the 297 million it gave Saddam Hussein to buy rockets to kill our allies with. It could deal with the WMD that Howard insisted were there, and went to war over, a war that killed or exiled four million innocent middle-class people, and smashed and burnt for no good reason the cradle of civilisation, WMD (that is, atomic and hydrogen bombs) that were curiously not used in that war, mythical weapons he knew did not exist while swearing till 2010 they did.
These were not small time crooks, they were — are — big time war criminals, most of them alive and well and in Abbott’s ministry today.
It might be difficult, but perhaps the ACT Attorney-General could seek their arrest for crimes against humanity.
There is no doubt they are guilty, and, to coin a phrase, it’s time.