Politics & Rock-N-Roll for Hanson

Monday, December 22, 2014

Newly instated leader of the One Nation party, Pauline Hanson, visited the quiet, rural town of Strathalbyn in South Australia, over the weekend. Invited to attend a breakfast at the town’s Robin Hood Hotel by organisation FLAG Australia (Food Producers and Landowners Action Group), Hanson gave a speech on a variety of topics such as water privatisation, Agenda 21, the right for farmers to farm, youth unemployment and the controversial topic of the Islamisation of Australia.

Hanson made reference to Agenda 21’s Chapter 18 on water privatisation in western countries. "The chapter states that if you capture more than 10% of the water in your dam, that you must pay tax on it. The water must flow to the rivers and creeks and the rivers and creeks must be fenced at the landowner’s expense.”

South Australian farmer and Chairman of FLAG Australia, Peter Manuel, said that Agenda 21 is already at play in South Australia. “They are making us fence our rivers and creeks and now they are trialling low flow bypasses at a cost to us of $30,000 each. This is to stop water from running into our dams. It is not about looking after the environment, it is about controlling our water to be made into a sellable commodity." During her speech, Hanson said that $50 billion of water rights has already been sold in Australia to international interests. 

"The federal government put $500 million of tax payers money into building channels for the Ord River Scheme in the Northern Territory, they just sold it to one investor, the Chinese.”

The LNP government has encouraged foreign investment in Australia but Hanson has criticised the government saying that foreign investors will bring in their own workers, taking jobs from Australians. “A man received a response from Julie Bishop virtually saying that we need the foreign investors so that we can have Australian farmers teaching them how to run the farms. They want foreign investors here and after they force Australians off their land, after it is too hard for farmers to compete, they will become lackeys for the foreign investors.” 

Hanson also slammed the 1953 Double Taxation Agreement, taking inspiration from Paul Sheehan’s book ‘Among The Barbarians.’ “During this time Australian companies contributed $19 billion in taxes to the government while foreign owned companies pulled out $39 billion in taxes that they didn’t pay here. We were behind the eight-ball by $20 billion per year,” she stated. Hanson has also recently voiced her concerns over the secretive China Free Trade Agreement that Tony Abbott signed off on during the G20 Summit in Brisbane, last month. Chinese companies will now only go before the Foreign Investment Review Board if their investment is $1 billion while other foreign investors will be reviewed at $15 million.

“Free trade is killing our industries…approximately four farmers are suiciding every week,” Hanson explained. Recently the ANZ has come under fire after the public found out about their plans to force a QLD farmer, Charlie Phillot, off his property due to it now be valued less due to drought and even though he never missed a mortgage payment. There are other landowners who have the same fate. The ANZ has now put a moratorium on these repossessions for one year but Hanson has said that more people must stand up and speak out against this.

Not off the record, was Hanson’s popular topic of multiculturalism which gained her notoriety after her Maiden Speech in 1996. This time, Hanson has expressed her outrage over the taboo topic of the Islamisation of Australia and people being forced to eat Halal Certified food, which she claims is an unnecessary expense, an extortion racket on all Muslims and non-Muslims, at an estimated worth of over $2 trillion per year. 

“I am in fear of Islam and the Islamisation of Australia…I have not put my head in the sand, I have been researching and looking at what has happened to the rest of the world… Politicians are gutless to stand up against it…I was called a racist and against multiculturalism…but what I have said in the past is actually happening now.”

Hanson then called for those migrating to Australia, to become Australian, abide by our culture, laws and way of life. She said that she would not accept those who come here and wish to change the Australian way of life with their ideology. When asking whether they knew anything on Islam, members of the audience signalled a ‘no.’ Hanson then went on to explain that Islam was not a race and that it was a belief, an ideology. “Islam does not stand for peace, Islam stands for submission. Some Imams will tell you that it is the religion of peace, the politicians are starting to say it.”

Hanson went on to talk about refugees and how many are Muslim, she went on to say “A Muslim women with five children, had told an Australian woman that she had to have two more children. When questioned why, the Muslim woman explained that her government had paid them, under a contract, to migrate to Australia but they had to have seven children...it’s food for thought.”

Not normally associated as being a women’s rights advocate, during the speech Hanson lashed out at the treatment of women in Islam, “we must encourage the women to find their feet, to stand up because this is Australia and they can’t be under suppression any longer.” 

Quoting from the various Islamic books she has read, Hanson said “Women in Islam are inferior to men, being deficient in intelligence…as witnesses, the value of their testimony being half that of men…are toys, should be covered by the Hijab to protect the chastity of men who might see them…. The husband’s sexual desires must be met immediately even if she is cooking his food. Obedience to their husband is key to paradise…. Men may have up to four wives.” She then lightened the mood by asking the crowd, “what man wants that” to which people chuckled. Hanson finished off the controversial discussion by claiming that Muslim men in Australia were now marrying Aboriginal women and then claiming land rights. “It is not fear mongering, it is fact.”

Hanson finished her southern visit by attending a rock concert by Adelaide guitar queen, Orianthi. “Her concert was fantastic. It is outstanding to see a local Australia artist, with that much talent, being hand picked by an international artist like Michael Jackson who was an absolute perfectionist in his art. Australia has much talent to offer and we should be proud of Orianthi.” Hanson was the guest of Max Mansell, an Aboriginal artist with work at the National Art Gallery of Australia, who presented Orianthi with a guitar incorporating his artwork. Earlier in the week, Mansell gave a heartfelt apology to Pauline on Fleurier FM for his previous attitude towards the former politician, saying he now supports Hanson, presenting her with a painting.

Hanson will be re-entering politics with her bid for the QLD farming seat of Lockyer. Lockyer is a strong LNP seat, held by Ian Rickuss for 10 years, however it has been won by One Nation in both 1998 and 2001. Hanson is campaigning with the slogan of ‘Take Back Our Country’ as she believes that politicians are not acting in the best interests of Australians.

"We have had to date, 15 people come forward seeking endorsements to run as candidates for One Nation in the QLD election to be held next year. To have that support puts fear into the major political parties and makes them realise that if they do not start listening to the people, they will not continue to hold their seats.

I don’t see myself as a serial candidate, I see myself as a passionate Australian who cares about my country and I am fed up of the politicians who don’t have the vision or the leadership to see what’s happening to grassroots Australians. To be an efficient politician, you have to listen to the people. You don’t listen to the bureaucrats, you don’t listen to the multinationals, you get out there and you listen to the people.”



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