Hey, ever notice that whenever censorious, Stalinist lefties try to limit freedom for speech, they always preface their devious arguments with the phrase "This isn't about freedom of speech". It's kind of a fluffy wuffy, huggy wuggy version of "I'm not racist, but ... " The pinko doth protest too much, methinks.
Here's the latest example: The Victorian Attorney General seems to be reluctant to condemn Professor Kuruvilla George in the way the zealots at VHREOC are, citing freedom of speech. Cue the predictable denial from a gay marriage advocate. (Sorry, the truly politically correct term is "marriage equality". With these social engineering projects, the proponents always use language that obfuscates the true meaning of what is intended -- like "pro-choice" instead of "pro-abortion".)
The beginning of his open letter to the Attorney General reads:
The issue in relation to Prof George is not freedom of speech, but deceptive conduct. He participated in a scam which attempted to hoodwink a federal senate enquiry by presenting discredited evidence and religious dogma as scientific 'evidence'.
Typical tactics. Don't deal with his argument, but play the man. Demonize your opponent as a bad, 'orrible liar, motivated solely by religious dogma. Claim that Big Religion is behind everything here, not unlike Big Oil funding all those eeevil climate change skeptics.
Speaking of which: The wording of the first paragraph is just askin' for it. Just replace a few key words and voila, you have a rather neat description of a certain well known warmist:
The issue in relation to Professor Tim Flannery is not freedom of speech, but
deceptive conduct. He participated in a scam which attempted to hoodwink the citizens of Australia by presenting discredited evidence and
Gaian religious dogma as scientific 'evidence'.