Chris Merritt writes about the threats endured by those on the other side of the climate debate and politics in general, which, naturally, are rarely reported or mentioned by our PC media, whose self-appointed job is to defend the climate consensus:
At the moment, climate change is one of the “hot button” issues that brings out the crazies. But it’s not just climate change.
Melbourne columnist Andrew Bolt has also had threats of physical violence for criticising Islamism and Anita Heiss’s book Am I Black Enough for You?.
He has even been threatened for opposing a national day of mourning for the Black Saturday bushfires.
Bolt puts it down to the morally superior manner of those who play a leading role in setting the tone of public policy debate.
The most startling incident occurred a decade ago when an activist organisation published his home address on its website “along with an exhortation to burn the house down”.
Two weeks ago a filmmaker, whom he named, used Twitter to urge his followers: “Let’s assassinate Andrew Bolt.” It was later removed.
A Greens candidate at the last federal election used Twitter to publish this: “Andrew Bolt is a vile c … of a man. I openly condone hunting him down and beating him to within an inch of his life.” (source)
But hey, Bolt’s fair game right? In the politically correct, groupthink world of ABC and Fairfax, Bolt is the very embodiment of the antichrist. What’s wrong with saying he should be done in?
Comments from the consensus side about their desired treatment of sceptics is of course all waved through without protests, such as these examples:
- Final Solution: alarmist wants sceptics to gas themselves
- Climate sceptics should be tattooed on their foreheads
- “At what point do we jail or execute global warming deniers?”
- Hansen’s claim for trials for sceptics for “high crimes against humanity”
- A longer list is here.
And conservative journalists are subjected to much the same abuse and threats as the climate scientists for daring to question shoddy and politicised science, or for having the temerity to question why we should be spending billions on a carbon tax which will do nothing for the climate, but we rarely hear anything about that.