Sunday 9th of August 2020

"be afraid of gifted amateurs" — napoleon loosing waterloo...


Right-wing extremists now make up around a third of all domestic ASIO investigations, with the spy agency warning that the far-right is using COVID-19 as cover to push its dangerous ideas and recruit new members.


Key points:
  • An ASIO threat assessment sent to security professionals last month says COVID-19 has reinforced extreme right-wing belief in the collapse of society
  • ASIO tells the ABC right-wing groups and individuals "represent a serious, increasing and evolving threat to security"
  • Race Commissioner Chin Tan says a national racism strategy is needed to curb extremism


The number of domestic ASIO investigations into far-right individuals is now second only to Sunni extremists. The highest number of investigations are taking place in Victoria and Queensland.

Right-wing rhetoric is potentially reaching an unprecedented audience who are stuck at home, increasingly socially isolated and spending time online because of the pandemic, according to an ASIO threat assessment sent to security professionals last month.

"COVID-19 restrictions are being exploited by extreme right-wing narratives that paint the state as oppressive, and globalisation and democracy as flawed and failing," the intelligence agency warned.

"We assess the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced an extreme right-wing belief in the inevitability of societal collapse and a 'race war'.


"An extreme right-wing attack in Australia is plausible."


Right-wing groups and individuals have sought to take advantage of conspiracy theories that are spreading in the community during the pandemic, including people opposed to 5G technology and mandatory vaccination.

As these conspiracy groups have grown and inspired rallies around the country, Background Briefing has learned members of the far-right are working to bring people across to right-wing extremist ideology.

Messages have been posted on burgeoning COVID-19 conspiracy forums, providing links to white supremacist forums which promote violent extremism and often blame China and Chinese people for the virus.

The ABC has chosen not to publish the names of forums.

Coronavirus update: Follow all the latest news in our daily wrap.The encrypted extremist chat groups

Inside encrypted chat groups, members of white supremacist groups are talking tactics and strategising, while publicly using anti-China sentiment to promote their cause.

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Possibly… With all the deliberate ignorance of the ministers and their right-wing ideas with a touch of social-justiced humour so that we don’t revolt, we could ask the question. But questioning what the government does is — according to ASIO (that brave organisation that misled everyone on Saddam has WMDs issue with intent to deceive) — a sign that we are even further right-wing than this Scomo Government. This is hard to do. What is fascist right-wing is enforcing vaccinations and so forth. Even in my socialist days, the government did force anyone to be vaccinated, but recommended it to families. You would not be sent to the gulags for refusing vaccination of your kids, but you might for inciting the assassination of the president…


So ASIO is spreading the butter on the arse of the government so we an eat the words of the weasel advertising guru as if they were toasts. Whether there has been a conspiracy by the government to make swallow information in regard to Covid19 or not, we need to ask questions. 


I would say "I don’t like the Right-Wing Extremists"… especially those who are in government: Try Cormann, ScoMo himself, Potato-man, Robodebt-cop (the present AG), and the list is long. These professional politicians make the right-wing extremists appear like gifted amateurs...






impostors doing impressions of politicians...

Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenonimpostorismfraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a psychological pattern in which one doubts one's accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud".[1] Despite external evidence of their competence, those experiencing this phenomenon remain convinced that they are frauds, and do not deserve all they have achieved. Individuals with impostorism incorrectly attribute their success to luck, or interpret it as a result of deceiving others into thinking they are more intelligent than they perceive themselves to be.[2] While early research focused on the prevalence among high-achieving women, impostor syndrome has been recognized to affect both men and women equally.


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With politicians, this syndrome is the truth. Most of them are faking being a politician...

worse than trump — the NSW government...

New South Wales police say they will not hesitate to prosecute those who attend upcoming Sydney protests, citing significant Covid-19 health and safety concerns.

Assistant Commissioner Mick Willing said a planned protest connected to the Black Lives Matter campaign was unauthorised because police had not been formally notified. The action is scheduled for Sydney Town Hall on Friday evening, with more than 1,000 people saying they will attend, according to the event’s Facebook page.

Willing said police would deploy “significant resources” to enforce the existing health order banning mass gatherings, which could include people being moved on and potentially arrested.

He also welcomed the NSW supreme court’s decision on Thursday night to block a refugee rights protest scheduled for Saturday. The rally, which was being organised by the Refugee Action Coalition, was scheduled to take place at the Town Hall on Saturday afternoon.

“While the NSW Police Force recognises and supports the rights of individuals to exercise their right to free speech in normal circumstances, these are not normal circumstances,” Willing said on Thursday. “I want to be clear about this – if people choose to break the law and attend this protest, police will not hesitate to take the appropriate action against them.”

Justice Michael Walton – who granted the NSW police application for the protest to be declared a prohibited public gathering – said public health risks did not “outweigh the rights of public assembly and free speech”.

The NSW police minister, David Elliott, also welcomed the supreme court’s decision on Thursday night and said people could expect to be arrested for disregarding police officer directions. “I urge those thinking of protesting despite the Supreme Court decision and against the health advice to promptly reconsider their plans,” Elliott said.

The police commissioner, Mick Fuller, said people attending rallies could be issued $1,000 fines.

Immediately after the court’s decision, an RAC spokesman said the ruling would not change the group’s plans.

“We’ll still be holding an event this Saturday, urging people to participate,” James Supple said outside court. “As the court said, it doesn’t actually make it illegal to come to a protest, it just gives the police more powers.

“We’ll be doing everything in our power to ensure it’s a safe gathering and urging people to show some safety concern for the coronavirus measures.”

Police had asked RAC to postpone the protest, which is expected to attract some 150 to 200 people. But the group’s lawyer, Emmanuel Kerkyasharian SC, told the court the protest was a matter of urgency given that refugees were being held in custody against their will.

He also argued that the rally was no different to gatherings that were allowed in schools, airports and parliament.



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Meanwhile: Conflict of interest?


Only one of the six commissioners on Scott Morrison’s Covid-19 commission has volunteered to release their conflicts of interest, prompting calls for greater transparency from the publicly funded body.

The government has refused to release the conflict-of-interest declarations for members of its National Covid-19 Coordination Commission (NCCC), a prominent advisory body shaping non-health aspects of Australia’s Covid-19 strategy.

There have been increasing concerns about a lack of proper governance structures around the taxpayer-funded commission, which operates with a broad remit and a budget of more than $5m.

The commission is headed by Nev Power, the former head of Fortescue Metals, and other commissioners include the Industry Super chair Greg Combet, former health department secretary Jane Halton, rich-lister Paul Little, EnergyAustralia chair Catherine Tanna and CSIRO chair David Thodey.



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Please note that Gus made up: "be afraid of gifted amateurs" — napoleon loosing waterloo...  It's a fake...