Protecting Australia from unsavoury characters?
By Dee McLachlan
David Icke has spoken all across the world, and two previous speaking tours to Australia. But the authorities don’t seem to want him back. The government is using calculated visa delay tactics, presumably to “discourage” Icke from speaking in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane this summer.
Icke encourages free thought. But he is a “dangerous” individual, for example, exposing the British “establishment pedophiles” (like ex prime minister Ted Heath) decades ago.
He talks of peace and love within the human family — not war.
Yet the government and its various departments have the audacity to make him jump through hoops with regard to his visa application. And on Icke’s previous visits, he was “pulled aside” at Customs.
How hypocritical are the actions of the government when war-mongers are flown in and given the “red carpet” treatment.
It is shameful and deceitful.
Let me cite an example of a foreign guest brought in to speak at the Lowy Institute’s signature event in September this year.
Retired General David Petraeus.
The General was also given airtime on ABC’s 7.30 Report. And this is what the Lowy Institute had to say about him:
“General Petraeus is one of the most outstanding US generals of recent times. He commanded coalition forces in both Afghanistan and Iraq with great success…. one of the leading thinkers about geopolitical developments and America’s role in the world.”
“Great success” says The Lowy Institute, which charged $350 per-plate for the dinner. (His speech.) They just don’t get it. The war in Iraq was, and is, an unmitigated disaster. This is insane.
Petraeus not only encouraged Australia to join the coalition air strikes in Syria, but has also been advocating that the West support the al-Nusra Front – an al-Qaeda offshoot – to beat ISIS.
No wonder the world is in such trouble when you have “leading thinkers” celebrated like this – and attempts to block out thinkers like David Icke who are speaking out against the madness.