ANDREW BOLT: RACIST, FASCIST, ISLAMOPHOBE

Andrew Bolt is Australia's most dangerous racist. He is employed by a major Australian regional newspaper and a TV station that broadcasts nationwide in order for him to directly peddle his racist and Islamophobic propaganda. His blog at Rupert Murdoch's Herald-Sun newspaper enjoys the support of a small but dedicated group of like-minded extreme right-wing bigots, rednecks and racists who regularly comment at his blog, and his TV spot is financially supported by various asssorted climate change deniers who have a vested interest in being anti-renewable resources and pro-pollutionist.

Bolt is dangerous because he has a wide audience that his employers see as being gullible to their brand of media propaganda.

This blog aims to expose Bolt for what he really is - a deceitful propagandist intent on dividing Australians by promoting fear and paranoia of multiculturalism. Without the backing of the likes of Murdoch and Gina Rinehart, et al, Bolt is nothing.

Friday, September 12, 2014

BOLT HYPOCRISY: FREE SPEECH FOR THE RIGHT BUT NOT THE LEFT

Today Bolt complains in one article about students exercising their right to freedom of speech against uni fees and implies that students be denied all help for their education because they are a ‘violent mob’ (someone swore at Tony Abbott, another knocked over a police officer [makes a change; normally it’s the other way round] and a car window got broken) while in the article just before that Bolt’s going on about how important it is for people to be able  to express themselves freely.

So it’s OK, as Bolt, et al does, to promote hatred toward boatpeople who end up in concentration camps where they can be beaten to death or so neglected they die through lack of proper treatment when they fall ill, and it’s OK to promote hatred of Islam to a point where you can support going to Islamic lands to kill them and then wonder why ‘they’ hate us so. But it’s not OK to demonstrate against high education fees.


Boltologic.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

BOLT: THE PRO-POLLUTIONIST CARPETBAGGER

‘Carpetbagger’ is a derogatory term which originated in the US during the Reconstruction years (1865-1877) after the American Civil War of 1861-1865. It referred to the opportunistic and mostly fraudulent Northerners who migrated to the war-torn South in order to take advantage of the Southerners caught up in the chaos that existed there after the war. The ‘carpet bag’ itself was a fashionable piece of luggage that looked like it was made from pieces of carpet that these fraudsters and conmen arrived with in the South.

Today the term ‘carpetbagger’ is used to define those that move – more metaphorically than literally these days – into areas of dispute in order to take advantage of a given situation by which they can make money both for themselves and for their backers.

The climate change debate is one such situation in which ‘carpetbaggers’ can thrive. In particular, climate change deniers, especially those among the mainstream Murdoch commentariat, who are currently making heaps by cashing in on their boss’s own interests in non-renewable resources.

The likes of Andrew Bolt, Tim Blair, Piers Akerman, Janet Albrechtsen, Greg Sheridan and many others are paid handsomely by Rupert Murdoch to demonise Green energy technology and ideology in order to halt the diminishing demand for non-renewable energy, a resource Murdoch and many of his fellow businessmen and associates have heavily invested in.

Contrary to the collective opinion of the extreme right-wing commentators and neoconservatives who Murdoch and others, including various neoconservative and right-wing think-tanks around the world financially support, renewable energy resources are making a huge dent in the bottom line of the non-renewable energy sector, particularly among the traditional energy providers.

Domestic use of solar energy in Australia generated from both photovoltaic (p.v.) roof-top panels and wind turbines has risen sharply over the last decade or so. In South Australia some 20%-25% of domestic energy consumption is derived from solar energy. Indeed, in July 2014 South Australia’s wind farms managed to provide up to 43% of the states power needs. And, as photovoltaic and battery storage technology advances, the commercial and light industrial sector is also increasingly making use of solar energy.

These advances in both technology and the expanding use of renewable energy resources has had a considerable affect on the more conventional non-renewable resources on fuel suppliers and particularly on energy generators who are experiencing a drop in demands and, therefore, profits and revenue which, in turn, has forced them to increase their charges. Increasing prices on non-renewable energy, in turn, leads to customers turning to p.v. panels and alternative power resources.

The pro-pollutionist carpetbaggers have tried every trick in the book to get people to ignore green energy. They have attempted to demonise the use of green energy by pigeonholing green energy advocates as ‘left-wing hippies’. Bolt has even tried to say that advocates of alternative energy are like the Nazis because the Nazis were a “romantic, anti-science, nature worshipping, communal and anti-capitalist movement that tied German identity to German forests.”

The pro-pollutionist carpetbagger’s biggest ploy is their denialism about global warming and climate change in which they attempt to argue that there is no need to stop using non-renewable energy because it doesn’t create global warming or climate change. They ignore, however, the vast amount of pollution that coal, oil and gas produce and which can be seen on a daily basis hanging over the world’s big industrial cities.

The non-renewable energy industry has spent billions on promoting their coal, oil and gas products while, at the same time, spending further billions on paying their carpetbagger minions in the media to demean green energy. They have even offered climate scientists inducements to become climate change deniers in order to give their arguments some semblance of credibility while others pay journalists and media commentators to demean the green energy industry using outlandish and extremist propaganda which they attempt to link with left-wing politics.


But Tony Abbott’s recent axing of the Renewable Energy Targets program will unlikely stop renewable energy from continuing to grow as people from all walks of life get to hear about the huge savings that can be made by using p.v. panels and, in the not too distant future, going off grid completely as battery technology makes it increasingly a more realistic option to non-renewable energy.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

BOLT SPINS A SIMPLE LINE FOR SIMPLE PEOPLE

In his column today, Bolt accuses Hamas for breaking the ceasefire in the battle for the Gaza Strip. Using a simplistic narrative that his tiny band of followers is able to understand, he writes: “Hostilities had resumed because, as with the previous four ceasefires, Hamas started firing rockets at Israeli civilians”.

This is a blatant piece of overly simplistic nonsense and ignores the actual reasons for the resumption of hostilities. The aim of the ceasefire was to allow the two sides an opportunity to discuss a long term agreement that might lead to peace. Hamas is merely asking for freedom. It wants the blockade lifted, it wants the freedom to trade with whoever they want to and they want the facilities like a seaport and airport to be able to make these things happen. On the other hand, Israel wants Hamas to disarm; it wants to extend its no-mans land even further into the Gaza Strip thus limiting the Gaza’s ability to produce agricultural and horticultural products, and Israel wants to control what goes in and out of the Strip. Since it was clear that Israel was not going to allow the people of the Gaza Strip their freedom, Hamas and their allies have no other choice but to fight on in the only way they know how to.

Of course Hamas want peace, but they also want their freedom. Israel doesn’t want to give it to them. What Israel really wants is the Gaza Strip for themselves in order to exploit its gas reserves and to realise their dream of a Greater Israel. 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

BOLT PROMOTES ABBOTT AS LEADER OF THE WESTERN WORLD

Tony Abbott seems set to get his fifteen minutes of fame - courtesy of Bolt and a tragedy that Abbott seems willing to milk for all its political worth.

In his blog today, Bolt writes: “Tony Abbott is leading the West into a confrontation with nuclear superpower Russia over the downing of MH17. The stakes are incredibly high, as the Prime Minister organises, effectively, a small army to move into Ukraine.”

What utter tosh!

The ‘small army’ turns out to be a small group of Australian Federal Police officers who will be unarmed and, rather than actually confronting ‘nuclear superpower Russia’, they’ve postponed going into Ukraine because it’s too dangerous due to the fighting between the Ukrainian forces and Russian separatists.

The way Bolt tells it you’d think Abbott was the saviour of the world instead of a bumbling lunatic who has staggered onto the misfortune of others and realised that he can make political hay from it while he has the opportunity to strut the world stage and allow his right-wing backers in the commentariat to promote him to status of ‘world leader’.

What  a load of puffed up nonsense. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

HAS BOLT FINALLY LOST HIS MARBLES?

Lately Bolt seems to have become increasingly disassociated with reality. On his blog today he’s insanely demanding that Putin hand over the ‘murder weapon’ that was used to shoot down flight MH17 over the Ukraine. Bolt writes:

Where is the Buk missile system that almost certainly brought down the Malaysian airliner?
In any murder investigation, the weapon is usually second only to the body in the search for physical evidence.
That the Buk has not been produced proves Russia is actually hiding evidence of a crime — one in which it is deeply implicated.
The Buk is so massive it should be the easiest thing for Russian President Vladimir Putin to find. It’s nearly 10 metres long and four metres high. The killers can’t drop it down a drain or toss it in a dumpster.
Moreover, it is an incredibly lethal and expensive weapon that no army would somehow lose.

Of course, Russia is no more ‘hiding evidence of a crime’ than the Americans were when they shot down Iran Air Flight 655 in July 1988. Like the 1988 incident, the shooting down of Flight MH17 was a tragic case of misidentification. The Americans did not hand over the Surface to Air Missile launcher that was used to shoot down the Iran Air Boeing A300. Apart from anything else, what would be the point? The fact is; Russia, apart from the fact that it either directly or indirectly supplied the weapon, actually had nothing to do with the shoot down of MH17. There is no way the Putin or any of his military would have authorised the shoot down of a commercial aircraft. Clearly, the entire incident, like that of the shoot down of 655, was a simple case of misidentification which, in his case, was carried out by inexperienced militiamen.

Bolt’s over-the-top demands are symptomatic of a person slowly losing his marbles as he sees support for his vision of a world reflecting his notion of Western Exceptionalism slowly disappearing into oblivion. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

BOLT DOES HIS MASTER’S BIDDING

In his blog today Bolt attempts once again to deny that he isn’t paid by Murdoch to spout anti-climate change propaganda claiming that Murdoch himself is a greenie.

What utter rubbish.

 What Murdoch says in public and what he tells his journos to write with regard to climate change are two different things.

Murdoch only changed his public stance back in 2006 in deference to his son James.

The reality is that Murdoch is not vocal about supporting climate change policies. In fact I've heard from two now retired Murdoch journos (and one cartoonist) that Murdoch has quietly encouraged them to support anti-climate change propaganda.

The reason is simple; he has a massive financial interest in oil and gas resources through Genie Energy and Israeli Energy Initiatives (hence Bolt's energetic support of fascist Israel).

Bolt claims he’s not paid to write anti-climate change propaganda for Murdoch and that his journalism is independent. However, trying to draw on Murdoch’s pathetic past effort at being a greenie is blatantly transparent – indeed, so transparent that one might be forgiven for thinking Murdoch had even asked him to write this nonsense.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

HOW MUCH DOES BOLT GET PAID TO PUSH HIS ANTI-CLIMATE CHANGE NONSENSE?

As we all know, Andrew Bolt is a staunch climate change denialist and pro-pollutionist. We know because he pushes his nonsense almost daily on his online blog at the Sun-Herald in Melbourne and quite frequently on his talk show The Bolt Report on Channel 10.

What’s not quite so well known is the reason why he so vehemently opposes climate change science. One possible answer is blindingly obvious; he gets paid to – and not just by Murdoch who, incidentally, has his own vested interest in denying climate change.

Bolt has extremely close ties with neoconservatives and is no doubt familiar with the various financial offerings made by neocon think tank organisations like the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) that have offered up to $10,000 for articles that undermine the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) reports.

One wonders how much of this money has found its way into Bolt’s coffers. You have to wonder who are paying his very significant legal bills and question where that money comes from and why they keep paying them.


Bolt is a paid propagandist but you can bet your boots it isn’t just Murdoch that’s paying his bills. One has to ask if, and how much, are neocon organisations like the AEI paying Bolt for his commentary – and whoever else.