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Seditious bogans should swing for this

By johnboy 14 August 2011 110

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It seems we have been noticed by the nutters from “Just Grounds” which is rather the opposite of the ancient Chinese curse “May you come to the attention of powerful people”.

They have sent forward an emissary Julie Coker-Godson who had this to say in the comments last night:

@johnboy: My name is Julie Coker-Godson and I will be one of the participant “crazies” you speak of in the forthcoming Convoy of No Confidence in the Federal Government to take place on the 22nd/23rd August next. As such, I am better placed than you are to be telling people what is taking place. Firstly, and let me make this abundantly clear, there is NO intention of a blockade. Never has been. Secondly, the Convoy is about a range of issues, including all the failed policies of this incumbent Greens/Labor Government, not just the carbon tax. The people in this Convoy come from all walks of life, farmers, cattlemen, small business, trucking businesses, et al. I am coming from the South Coast by car and will be filtering in with the Convoy at Hall. I’m glad though that you recommended people go to the justgroundsonline community link. That way, people will be able to read for themselves the preparations and intentions of the organisers of this Convoy. On this site, they will get the information “from the horses mouth” and not from excitable sensationalising commentators. Cheers, Julie C-G

Aside from being traitors to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia these people are also devious and dishonest, which is why it’s very hard to understand what they’re on about when reading their websites aside from “the vibe of the thing”.

But I’ll cast you back to the statements that kicked this off by Marlee Ranacher speaking to the media on their behalf:

She backed plans by the convoy organisers to stage a sit-in in Canberra and to hold the city in gridlock until the Government, its supporters or the Governor-General agree to a new election.

While their website appears to be ashamed of their aims (to the extent they are obfuscated, aside from the bit they missed, the name of the site), and their petitions are legion (and the more extraordinary have disappeared) the petition they still link to is here.

As you can see in the screenshot above the purpose of this protest is to force the collapse of a government which still commands the elected parliament.

I’m not a fan of the Gillard Government. If it were to fall to legitimate processes I would shed not one tear.

But here’s the thing.

If these idiots succeed in their stated aim it will destroy Australian democracy.

Once it just takes a few thousand angry griefers getting in their cars to achieve a coup d’état we’re pretty much done as a country where people get to elect their government.

We’re a country of nuts, it’s a great thing, but you can get 10% of Australians to believe pretty much anything.

Use your imagination, consider what happens if everyone starts acting like this. If it takes just some tens of thousands out of a country of millions to bring down a government?

They might think that they’re garden variety bogans Australians, but for mine no amount of dislike of Julia Gillard justifies their aims.

Protest against any specific policy you like, if the elected parliament is unable to command its houses let it fall.

But there’s nothing as un-Australian as an angry mob bringing down a government.

In the sort of Australia they’re trying to create (lacking understanding of consequence) they’d hang as traitors from every lamp post on Commonwealth Avenue.

For the sane there’s an election in 18 months or so. Vote for whomever you wish.

What’s Your opinion?


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Mr Evil 2:57 pm 20 Aug 11

johnboy said :

When Tony Abbott can pass a motion of no confidence, in the elected parliament, he can form a government.

Otherwise he has to wait. That’s how Australians do things.

Tony has to ask God’s permission to pass a motion. I suspect that may be the reason why so much sh*t pops out of his mouth.

Anyway, what chance do they have of bring Canberra to a standstill with their silly convoy – the ACT Govt has been trying to do the same thing for 7 years on the GDE, and yet things keep moving along – albeit at a slower pace than is expected.

And as for Julie’s comments that by going to ‘justgroundsonline’ site people will get information “from the horses mouth” – sorry, Julie, but I suspect you’re thinking of the wrong end of the horse!

smiling politely 11:14 am 20 Aug 11

chewy14 said :

I don’t think Julie likes you Johnboy:
http://www.thepunch.com.au/articles/tonys-flawed-friendship-with-the-freaks-and-flat-earthers/#comment-reply-form-588057

So based on Ms Coker-Godson passing this on to Chris Smith it looks like this place will get a mention on Sydney talkback radio next week. Given a recent comment about the number of “bitter and twisted curmudgeons and miscreants” elsewhere the newbies should fit right in. Should be a good week.

KB1971 7:08 am 20 Aug 11

I just can’t see it happening, I guess we will see won’t we.

LSWCHP 10:19 pm 19 Aug 11

johnboy said :

LSWCHP said :

I went back to the Just Grounds website today in a desperate attempt to convince myself that there might be some some semblance of rationality or decency on display there. Despite my best efforts, it just didn’t pan out. It’s like the events depicted in “Idiocracy” are happening in our own lifetime.

…deletage…

I despise these people, and everything they stand for.

Tell me, as a military man, if you were sketching out a coup plan on an empty whiteboard would a pretty good plan look just like this in the early stages?

Bearing in mind these people have expressed their admiration for Pinochet.

Yes. In the 1920’s Adolf Hitler (Yes…I know about blogs, Hitler etc…however…) was viewed by his countrymen as a right-wing ratbag nutter surrounded by a bunch of loonies of no consequence. That didn’t end well.

So yeah, it’s easy to dismiss these people as jokes and say that they will never have any influence. But unless they are actively opposed, and their nonsense revealed for what it is, we could all end up in trouble. It’s easy to trivialise these people, and say “it couldn’t happen here”, but there is no natural law that protects us from such maniacs.

I think I might be joining the bike ride on Monday.

Jethro 10:04 pm 19 Aug 11

KB1971 said :

Jethro said :

Although I will note the signs they have posted that call for revolution are a bit concerning.

Really? Do you really think they are organised enough or angry enough to cause a coup?

Cmon, this is Australia, the land of the great piss & wind. They will come, they will make a noise & they will go otherwise they will go broke which is worse than any carbon tax.

The AFP look like they are already diffusing the situation before they get here by not letting them hit the place as they planned & splitting them up from as early as Sunday night, that’s if they get the numbers (which I am doubtful of as a massive convoy would have been all over the news).

Poke me if I am wrong on Tuesday.

I am sure they will not succeed, but I do believe their intentions are far more malevolent than they let on in their statements to the press.

I also would not be surprised if a significant number of the trucks do end up blockading Canberra. Who the f*** would drive across a continent simply to do a lap of Parliament House?

KB1971 9:05 pm 19 Aug 11

Jethro said :

Although I will note the signs they have posted that call for revolution are a bit concerning.

Really? Do you really think they are organised enough or angry enough to cause a coup?

Cmon, this is Australia, the land of the great piss & wind. They will come, they will make a noise & they will go otherwise they will go broke which is worse than any carbon tax.

The AFP look like they are already diffusing the situation before they get here by not letting them hit the place as they planned & splitting them up from as early as Sunday night, that’s if they get the numbers (which I am doubtful of as a massive convoy would have been all over the news).

Poke me if I am wrong on Tuesday.

Jethro 8:48 pm 19 Aug 11

Although I will note the signs they have posted that call for revolution are a bit concerning.

Thumper 8:45 pm 19 Aug 11

Read the exiled article yet JJ? This is large corporate interest driving this, strapping the crazies on as sabotage. Who do you think is paying for the diesel to protest an economic effect?

Granted there are some real nutters in that lot but I think Jim is probably correct.

I may not agree with Gillard but I’d sure fight like hell to ensure our democracy is not subverted.

Jim Jones 8:37 pm 19 Aug 11

established “government” that should be.

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