In France an old and holy Catholic Priest was murdered whilst offering Mass. Awful as it is, he at least was Martyred in the best of all possible circumstance. May Perpetual Light shine upon him. For his murderer it will be the perpetual glow of a firey lake. France has repeatedly 'declared war' on ISIS.
Fat lot of good that will do.
War is an all or nothing affair. The French, as the Germans, the Britsih, indeed all the European countries, speak of 'war' in the same terms as they do of that on drugs or obesity or 'inflation' or tax dodgers.
They denounce ISIS.
It is like the making of war on tax dodgers means mugging a small group of benefits scroungers in a sink estate in Bradford or a western suburb in Sydney. It is all mouth and trousers.
Those benefit scroungers are considered as martyrs by the leftists while sitting watching their plasma TVs and bemoaning a freeze on their unemployment 'benefit'. It does not even begin to tackle the issue.
Meanwhile as the original breeding ground of terrorism is ploughed by a motley crew of American, British, odds and sods and Russians, bombing and laying waste, in effect simply aiding the Muslims to kill one another on 'home turf',
the army of satan has moved into Europe to suck off the taxpayers' teat while bringing the mayhem to infidel cities.
And the Governments there, as in Oz, as in America, do nothing at all to root them out and send them back into the maelstrom of muslims making.
Except of course, to speak of making war on ISIS.
As one voice shouted out in frustration somewhere in the rooms in the taverm. "It ain't ISIS, stoopid; its ISLAM".
One voice that clearly does not mind being called 'Islamophobic', by the baying mobs in Hillary's Village.
Talking of which....
In the Village that it takes to raise a child, we continue on our way in similar fashion to the Muslims, offering innocents as martyrs to Satan. In Oz alone 100,000 every year. It is the Village mentality that is destroying the sanctity of life, the family, marriage, indeed, Virtue. 100,000 babies in the womb, murdered. Every year.
Yes, yes, I am an old Knight and I should have my old heart filled with sympathy for the mothers whose lifestyle would be cramped by disposable nappies. And I am sympathetic to them and acknowledge the demands of parenthood. But frankly the very life, let alone lifestyle of the babies is more important. They have a higher and more pressing priority.
And that took me out of the tavern this week, twice.
First to my weekly vigil outside the abortuary in Hobart where I say a Rosary, not only for the souls of those babies, but for Christ to ease the sufferings of the mothers
who will suffer for years after their abortions;and for the fathers who are denied a voice in the matter and yet are denounced; and for the women who 'nurse' in that charnal house, holding the hands of the women they invade and abuse, and cart away the pieces of the little human beings that were, up 'til then where they should naturally and rightly be; and for the doctor who flies in from Melbourne to kill babies, with the aid and protection of our Government's wicked laws that punish any objection.
The second took me to the Court where my friends were arraigned in charges of being horrible people and breaking the law. These were secular martyrs-in-training too, albeit not assasinated or murdered. Yet.
I have spoken before of Graham and Ray and little Penny. I say 'little' as she is very tiny and almost blind. They were arrested last year and their 'case' has dragged through the court costing them much money - and the taxpayer too.
The 'complainant' you might recal, lied under oath in the court and broke the same law herself by recording the conversation she had with Graham. Purjury; playing 'Let's you and him fight'; perverting the course of justice.
The Magistrate cared not a jot.
Such is the justice in our Courts for anyone who dares seek justice for the innocent. It just isn't.
You can see from the picture that Graham's signs were insulting, demeaning and Intimidating. Indeed, the Prosecutor described the picture of a healthy baby in the womb - similar to ones you will find any any medical textbood on the subject - as "GRAPHIC".
Of course it is graphic. Photographic. Of something natural and good.
But here, far worse it seems than the nightly 'graphic' depictions of bombs and bodies in the street. It frightened, intimidated, insulted.
This is what Graham had to say as I pulled him a refreshing pint afterward.
Well the verdict has been given and the three of us were found guilty.
The magistrate (Catherine Rheinburger) came in and simply said that she had put her reasons for the verdict in writing (23pages) and referred us to the last page which concluded with "For all the above reasons I am satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt of all the charges against Mr Preston and Mr and Mrs Stallard"Then there was some discussion about sentencing. My record of convictions was produced and as well as the other actual convictions I have it also had the last time I was in court, claiming I was hit with $750 costs when in fact we won that case! The magistrate sort of believed that was an error and it probably didn't matter much as there were plenty of other convictions to look at.
Ray and Penny had no police record. She went out for about 20 minutes and on return said that Ray and Penny would each have a 12 month good behaviour bond but no conviction recorded.
The maximum, by the way, is $9750 and a year in jail, and Graham has already spent over 800 days and nights in jail over the past few years.For myself I received a $3000 fine to be paid within 28 days!
I watched the journalists interview Graham and mostly they were polite, except for one. The ABC sent their award-winning Court and Crime reporter, Edith Bevin. She scowled. She had sat in the court scowling too. No chance of an impartial report from her, thought I, and this was confirmed a few minutes later when I spoke to her.The short time period doesn't matter much though as on principle I don't intend to pay as I do not believe we have acted wrongly. The magistrate did not say anything about what jail time there would be for not paying.
Hopefully this will now go on to appeal in the High Court and if we win there the fine will not need to be paid anyway. Christopher (the Lawyer acing partly Pro-Bono) has taken away the decision to examine it closely but we are keen to go on with the appeal. This means unfortunately that we need to try to raise some more funds to help cover further legal costs. If anyone has some bright ideas as to how to do that we would like to hear them as the crowdfunding effort did not raise a great deal.Apart from nearly freezing this morning I did not have any particular problems when I was on the streets. I will be back out there tomorrow for a couple of hours before heading back to Brisbane. There were quite a few media there today and I did an interview after the verdict was given.Thanks again for your support and hopefully we can help people see how important it is that we win this free speech case.
She brushed aside my questions as to whether she would be reporting about the main prosecution witness lying on oath. No word on that has appeared. I asked her what she thought of the charges over all and she was scathing.
I asked if she was going to report the Prosecutors' description of a photograph as 'graphic'. Hah! I pointed out that the photograoh was of a healthy baby in the womb. Her response astounded.... "It is as intimidating as ...
Holding up a picture of Hitler outside a place where Jews congregate."
The mind reels at such bias, but what do we expect of the ABC.
That same ABC caused another shock just last night conducting its own 'trial by media' of Cardinal Pell, using 'evidence' leaked from the Victorian police and rejected by the Prosecutor's Office.
Independant? Impartial? Intent on maliciously 'reporting' in the worst possible light.
There is plenty of scope for being a martyr thses days. Innocents will suffer in my Supplier's name.
But as I said, the devil is winning on that front at the moment.