Another week dominated by violent crime and home invasions in the lucky country.
Some lowlights after last week’s bashing of a 77 year old pensioner and a shooting in Kealba?
Bashing a disability pensioner in his own home. Good to see the CCTV stopped it as well:
There was also another man stabbed to death in Sydney by a gang of home invaders, most likely organised crime related, but that just fluttered in and out of the news cycle:
— 7 News Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) March 10, 2018
And then this in Melbourne:
Kudos to this man for at least having a go at protecting himself, which is sadly more than many Australians would attempt. The fact that people in Melbourne are now arming themselves with baseball bats and similar, while being denied other tools, shows you what we’re dealing with.
The usual story. Outnumbered and outgunned, Police too late, now living in fear.
But remember, just call 000 and wait.
However, it was the story and outburst from violent crime victim and radio presenter Kate Langbroek which was the main talking point:
“KATE Langbroek has furiously hit out at Australia’s politicians, blaming them for the creation of a “hell hole” in Melbourne which resulted in her being attacked outside her home last week.
The Hughesy and Kate drive show host was left shaken, scared and with a huge bruise on her forearm — but most of all, she was left feeling very angry.
“The police are ultimately wasting their time because this guy, when the detectives arrived one of them said, ‘I know him. I arrested him six weeks ago.’ And then a senior sergeant arrived later and said, ‘I know him. I arrested him two weeks ago,’” she revealed in an interview on the Today show.
“My taxes are supporting this guy who is trying to kick my front door in, and my taxes are paying for the cops to come to try and sort him out and my taxes are paying judges and magistrates who are letting them out. It is not sustainable. It is not right. And I don’t know where it’s going to end, but my God I’m so pissed off about it.”
Now Kate Langbroek’s position on guns is decidedly anti-firearm, considering her previous on-air rants about shootings in the US. Ironic that when a self-defence situation happens to you, the red pill is instantly administered. That aside, the fact that the crime wave has now reached celebrities should show you no-one is immune.
Despite Langbroek pointing out the obvious with regards to courts and sentencing, the Police can’t get there in time. Quite frankly, people need to get over this simple fact of time and space. We also now have allegations that, as far as Melbourne is concerned, Victoria Police are fudging the reporting statistics because many citizens have simply given up calling Police or there have been more calls than Police attendances.
So where does that leave you? On your own.
The past few weeks has seen a complete onslaught of anti-American sentiment by Australians’ over firearms. It’s been quite pathetic and at times, embarrassing, to watch. All this faux grand standing while victims of crime in Australia are defenceless against their attackers by crims who are only going to get lenient sentences and re-offend, while the same populace whinges on social media.
Yeh, we’ll show those evil Americans keeping firearms for self-defence while we’re having our skulls caved in or worse by gangs kicking your door in at 2am. The moral superiority of being a victim after the fact seems to be the prevailing maxim, rather than a potential dose of prevention. The fact that firearms are used far more to protect people’s lives against a range of violent crimes and is deliberately overlooked by the media is glaringly obvious of the bias.
The outbursts from the preening idiots at the Project and SBS last week, who were the same people outraged about David Dunstan, being the epitome of the disconnect of said moral posturing.
Sure, our crime rate might not be as high as other countries but that makes the right to self-defence in no way less important than anywhere else.
As we have stated many times before, this is going to keep happening and until the public starts demanding the access to appropriate self-defence tools then they are just sitting ducks waiting for a future insurance claim – be it home and contents, health or life insurance. At this rate, Police are seemingly nothing more than glorified insurance agents. Your legal right of self-defence is useless without access to the means.
Harsher sentencing would go a long way but self-defence would go even further and in many cases, prevent the need for it even going to court.
Praise Howard all you like on social media, the fact he took both your lethal and non-lethal means of protecting yourself away while simultaneously strutting around with armed guards you paid for, unfortunately says more about the disconnect of the Australian psyche towards self-defence than bashing America does.
A country that does not allow it citizens to adequately protect their lives and loved ones can hardly claim the moral high ground.
Until there’s a proper debate about self-defence, the virtue signalling about violent crime and guns in America is nothing more than white noise.