Thursday, October 01, 2009

Nicholas Cowdery slams Rees government on Ferguson amendment

Nicholas Cowdery, the NSW Director Public Prosecutions, has criticised the Rees Labor Government's amendment to the Housing Act for the sole purpose of evicting Dennis Ferguson from public housing.
Addressing Politics in the Pub last Friday on the topic of "Police Powers Out of Control", Mr Cowdery decried what he called "an appeal to populism" and "quick political point-scoring by appealing to the lowest common denominator" in "the mindless belief that this will solve social problems".
Mr Cowdery reminded the audience of a history of similar single-target populist attempts by NSW Labor, including the legislation to extend the detention of Gregory Wayne Kable, later struck down by the High Court, and the more recent Bikie Legislation.
Mr Cowdery called for a national charter of human rights to counter short-sighted government erosion of civil rights.
OK, enough with this desperate attempt to sound like a cadet reporter with the SMH, and back to DH-ese.
What most shocked DH in Mr Cowdery's presentation was his revelation on the legislative precursor to Hitler's horrific "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". HItler's justification for his anti-jewish legislation was that he was forced to apply a legislative solution to hose down vigilantism in the community provoked by the presence of Jews, failing which, "a final solution" would need to be applied. Now there's a slippery legislative slope to hell!
Maybe those young whippersnappers, Nathan Rees and David Borger, (purportedly Leftists yet!!!) should learn some history! Generation X politicians are such a disappointment to DH. They seem to have entirely forgotten the terrible history of the early 20th century...

Why are they allowing the Daily Telegraph to dictate legislation?
All these pieces of legislation have achieved bugger-all beyond eroding the civil liberties of future generations. Makes yer heart bleed, dunnit?!

1 comment:

OUT IN THE OPEN said...

Sure does. I'm mopping up the blood now. The old cliche about those who don't know their history are destined to repeat it suggests our fearsome Labor leaders must have wagged history classes at school. One of the worst aspects of a jackboot mentality is that those embued with it get great delight out of putting the boot into the weak and powerless. I've only experienced this since I became a public housing tenant, after some earlier mauling by the blood thirsty old harradine that gave birth to Centrelink 20 odd years ago. PHTs know what it's like to live in a totalitarian state like the old Soviet Union. They don't need to read any history books about that.