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The Battle of Mt Ainslie cast into sharper definition.

By johnboy 13 October 2009 47

In the great conflict between legislature and executive that we know as the English Civil War the Battle of Marston Moor is widely considered to be definitive.

Particularly insofar as it begs the question; on which side would you stand?

With unthinking tradition and the safety of letting others determine your fate, with the King’s cavaliers?

Or would you take responsibility for yourself, choose to be a thinking part of your society, and take responsibility for the outcomes? As the great editor of the London Times, Simon Jenkins, described that conflict:

The historian Isaac Foot, father of Michael, said that he judged a man by one thing, ‘On which side would he have fought at Marston Moor’, the King’s or Parliament’s.

The pendulum of politics long ago stopped swinging from Left to Right, now being stuck on Right. But it always swings from Roundhead to Cavalier. It swings from the authority of democratic institutions, defended ceaselessly and sometimes bloodily, to the corruption of over-centralised power.”

This weekend, on Saturday, the gap toothed bogan cavaliers of the repulsive “Catch The Fire Ministries” are bussing in from all over the country to wage what they call “Spiritual Warfare” on decent and law abiding members of our community.

For those who don’t monitor media Pastor Danny (who claimed the Victorian bushfires were the vengeance of god for abortion legalisation) has been highlighted by winning an Ernie Award for his egregious sexism. And today for claiming that human rights are the work of satan:

Asked what evidence of Satan there was in Parliament, Mr Nalliah said: “The number of politicians who have serious marriage problems.”

Legislation supporting homosexuality, abortion and a push for a Bill of rights were other areas where Mr Nallian said the devil was having influence.

“Me trying to explain it to you is like trying to teach a cricketer how to play soccer,” Mr Nalliah said.

[For mine I would prefer a constitutional guarantee of limited rights (to make them all the more treasured), but I’m not going to stand with the cavaliers who consider human rights in general to be the work of the devil.]

So, this Saturday, how are you defined? Do you support intolerant nutcases, from out of town, as they wage self described “warfare” against your fellow Canberrans?

Or do you drive up the mountain to show these arseholes what you think of them?

Worse? Do you sit on the sideline and let better people than you decide the outcome?

See you there.

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Mr Evil 4:49 pm 16 Oct 09

Danman said :

Looks like it is going to be a corker of a day

I hope Fiona and her team give them hell! 🙂

Ceej1973 3:17 pm 16 Oct 09

This event/article has made the internation news. See


Danman 8:19 am 16 Oct 09

Looks like it is going to be a corker of a day

Fisho 10:23 pm 14 Oct 09

“I haven’t seen anyone so worked since a middy was placed in your hand unwittingly.”

The Kamasan waggler or the brew?

“The Commonwealth has passed no law expressly defining or protecting freedom of speech of citizens.”

Yes they have. Sadly it only applies if you happen to be called upon to testify before a Parliamentary enquiry.
Australians effectively have no/very few generic rights enshrined in law.

darakat 5:53 pm 14 Oct 09

As per usual I have to say this Nutter is mostly trying to stir shit he is an attention seeker and nothing more. As the Pagan Awareness Network representative in the ACT I am concerned about this guys action’s. Nalliah and his ilk have a vested interest in generating moral panics about witchcraft and the occult, because it create panic and fear on which they use to feed more untruths and gain control.

This guy is not a well person and I would personally consider him a danger, I have a healthy respect for my current limbs so I will be staying well away, I suggest others do the same.

Skidbladnir 5:30 pm 14 Oct 09

Mr Evil said :

Are these tossers a registered religion, with charity status with the ATO?

Yes. Linky…

Mr Evil 5:03 pm 14 Oct 09

Whilst the thought of going up to the top of Mt Ainsley (sic) and yelling these bogoted, narrowminded, redneck scum down somehow seems the right thing to do, the more rational side of me agrees with the other Rioters who think that it’ll only encourage the knobends to come back to Canberra again to save us all from evil forces.

I’m really disappointed that they wouldn’t post my comments on their website – all I got was an e-mail to tell me that they are praying for my soul, and that’s it’s not too late to turn to Jesus for redemption. They didn’t seem to like my comments about their imaginery friend……

Are these tossers a registered religion, with charity status with the ATO? If so, maybe a few letters written to a few MPs to have their status revoked might be a better use of all our time?

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