Bernard Gaynor – handling the truth?

No doubt about it, Bernard Gaynor, former Katter’s Australia Party Senate candidate and Army Reserve Intelligence officer has a lot of hates.

They include homosexuals, left-wingers, women in the military, women in general, abortion, Muslims and Islam… tell us if we have left anything out.

Former Katter Australian Party senate candidate Bernard Gaynor claims he has been charged by the Australian Defence Force over comments he made about Muslim immigration and terrorism.

Mr Gaynor, an Army Reserve Intelligence Officer, has posted a series of blogs arguing Islam immigration should be limited and in the wake of the Boston bombings re-aired his views.

He said he was charged on Monday by the ADF for bringing the organisation into disrepute and responded by saying it was proof political correctness was hampering the ADF’s ability to fight against Islamic violence.

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Anyway it looks like Bob Katter has a bit more military intelligence than does his erstwhile candidate because he has decided to drop the smoking grenade.

We went through Bernard’s blogs and decided not to link any of them here, but readers are free to do their own Google search.

We must say we find the delusional rants strongly held ultra-conservative views unusual for someone in such a close-mouthed sector as military intelligence. Even a 10 year old knows from watching James Bond movies that a good spy never gives himself/herself away.

Nancy Wake, probably Australia’s greatest wartime agent, no doubt is turning in her grave.

And one wonders how Bernard would cope with his fervently overwhelming desire to reveal all on Twitter and in the blogosphere if we were actually at war.

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Here’s a selection of tweets

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And look who are two of his Twitter besties – the repugnant slug and fake “GregJessop1” and whoever is now heading the Pathetic Party now that Niqi Folkes has launched his very own leaky vessel.

Such low quality  bosom buddies are to be expected when you bathe in the stagnant pools of the worst of Twitter.

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Oh dear…

In other theatres of war

Generalissimo Ben Pobjie takes Bernard to task.

As does Field Marshal Sal Piracha who writes

Far far worse than Alan Jones is former Katter’s Australia Party serial pest Bernard Gaynor. He seems to believe that his righteous Catholicism gives him some kind of permission to belittle people who offend his beliefs. On April 30, after a string of anti-gay tweets, he offered this gem:

“The prancing pansy parade processing down Oxford Street for gay marriage can thank Henry VIII for starting their cause.”

His colleague in the KAP is Steve Smith, who tweeted his agreement:

“Yep. His liberal church was founded on divorce. Now they have gay bishops. Next they’ll be baptizing animals”

Disregarding the complete lack of both facts and sanity in these tweets, the tone is similar. They could have made their point without resorting to scorn, yet Mr Gaynor and Mr Smith chose the option most likely to cause offence. The conversation also caused a fair amount of laughing on Twitter, so it got what it deserved.

“Steve Smith” (fake name) is also an intimate friend of the GregJessop1/SergeiSaratov hydra.

Carry on chaps…

“Greg Jessop” pulls imaginary friends from his arse

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We were hoping this Twitter twerp had finally disappeared up his own arse after having been outed most effectively by his latest intended victim on the ABC Religion and Ethics site no less.

Nothing ethical about Twerp as you can see.

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However in its constant quest for love social media validation it has lurched about , found a new target and proceeded to defame this person.

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So what do we know about Twerp?

1. Obsession with Russian men

Yes folks Twerp created a fake using as a profile pic the image of real life Russian footballer Sergey Serapov and proceeded to try and spam our page and Twitter with it.

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We are sure the real Sergey would not be impressed. In fact we’d be happy to send Twerp over to the lads at FC Pskov for kicking practice except we suspect Twerp is such a lardy even the great Maradona could not have booted him into the net.

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We did have a giggle at Twerp’s failed name-check there for someone called “Amy” – maybe that was the bit where he got up and waddled out to order yet another home-delivered killer-joule snack?

Twerp’s next object of desire is another Russian, an unnamed model from an online fashion magazine.

Not one to let reality or even originality intrude, Twerp christened him “Igor Saratov”.

Fake “Igor” even has a Facebook page.

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Unnamed Russian model from whom Twerp made his Igor

2.Obsessed with homosexuality

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Seems to have a connection with the handsome young Russians. Hmmm…

You see we know Twerp is well into middle age and has at least one kid, and we hope that Mrs Twerp and kid might have found out early in the piece and scarpered to greener and safer pastures.

Life with a phobic sociopath cannot really be fun. Even one with a UNSW degree…

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Inescapable racism: Reflections of a ‘proud refugee’

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ABC Religion and Ethics

Mariam Veiszadeh

16 Apr 2013

mariam8 In the wake of the latest racist tirade on a Melbourne train and the tragic loss of life when a boat carrying asylum seekers sank off the coast of Indonesia, I copped some unprovoked abuse on Twitter on Friday evening: “Wish your refugee boat had sunk at sea, bitch.”

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Once I had recovered somewhat from the shock of receiving the tweet, I checked the @GregJessop1 Twitter profile which, among other things, indicated that he was an Engineer based in Queensland and worked for Rio Tinto (although his profile did bear the standard Twitter disclaimer, “Opinions mine, do not reflect views of Rio Tinto”). Determined not to stoop to his level, my immediate response to him was, “Lucky for you, I came by plane.”

It was perhaps ironic that, only hours earlier, I had tweeted: “If you witness a racist rant on public transport, don’t remain silent. Speak up if it’s safe to do so. Silence condones #racist behaviour.” I was deeply moved by the actions of Mahmood Reza, an Australian Muslim man who stood up to a drunken woman who was racially abusing a packed Melbourne train last week. I found the incident, which was captured on a passenger’s phone and reported to media, deeply disturbing. How many similar incidents occur on public transport throughout Australia, but go unreported?

Not long after receiving the tweet, I (along with many others) tried to contact Rio Tinto by means of Twitter to bring this matter to their attention. Whether the Twitter profile of @GregJessop1 was fictitious or he did in fact work for Rio Tinto was almost irrelevant – surely he couldn’t get away with making such hateful, vile, almost threatening comments and still have references to Rio Tinto in his profile.

There have been countless victims of social media abuse, Charlotte Dawson being a notable example. Dawson’s online tormentors drove her to become suicidal. In many cases, these unidentifiable Twitter trolls are never held to account because they are untraceable. In my case, @GregJessop1 volunteered information about Rio Tinto in his Twitter profile and I used this information as a legitimate means to hold him, and people like him, to account.

@GregJessop1 was clearly rattled by all the attention his offending tweet had generated. He deleted the tweet and then tried to suggest that I photoshopped the screen shot of the offending tweet.

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But what baffled me most was his response to someone who questioned how Rio Tinto would feel about his hateful tweets: “at work, I’m on work time and $. If they want me to be respectful, so be it. On my time, i’ll do as I please.”

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I was also subsequently advised by others on Twitter that I should have the phrase “proud Aussie” in my Twitter profile, rather than “proud Refugee.” I use this phrase in my profile, not because I am an ungrateful Aussie, but because I want to demonstrate that refugees are educated and active participants in our community. Ultimately, I want to help change perceptions. Moreover, if my actions don’t demonstrate my gratitude, how would a label somehow do the trick? And why must I assert my level of Australianness every minute of the day? Excessive pride and racial hate speech should be viewed in the same manner – both are entirely unnecessary, really.

Since Friday, I’ve been overwhelmed by messages of support and compassion, and indeed by offers from strangers to help me. For every instance of abuse, there are many expressions of compassion and solidarity. Perhaps the one that has meant the most to me was from former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser: “I am deeply sorry you had to experience that, some people are so insensitive and stupid, try not to let worry you.”

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Mr Fraser, of course has been especially vocal in recent times and spoken out about the plight of asylum seekers – if only some of our incumbent politicians shared and expressed his same convictions!

Yesterday afternoon, I received a response from Rio Tinto, as well as a call from their media representative, who assured me that they had commenced their investigations on Friday evening. It is comforting to know that an organisation like Rio Tinto would never condone such behaviour.

Irrespective of whether he is a mere Twitter troll or an actual Rio Tinto employee, the attitude of @GregJessop1 is indicative of a deeper malaise in this wonderful country of ours: a high level of low level racism, a form of racism Waleed Aly has described as “subterranean racism.” I used to think that on social media people were more inclined to make irrational and utterly vile comments under the cover of false identities than they would in person, in real situations. But the recent racial rants on public transport which has been reported in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and even Canberra disprove this theory.

But this begs the question: what is the root cause of this type of hateful bigotry? Wherever this bigotry stems from, there is little doubt that the current and thoroughly toxic political debate which wilfully demonises asylum seekers is fuelling it. There have been hundreds of op-eds written by advocates across the political spectrum criticising the character of political debate about asylum seekers, and there is nothing I can recount here that hasn’t been written many times before: that, compared to other refugee-hosting countries, Australia receives a very small number of asylum applications and we are in no danger of being “swamped”; or that we are a signatory to the United Nations Refugee Convention and are in breach of Article 31 every time we load men, women and children onto a bus at Christmas Island and then transport and “detain” them for an indefinite period of time; or that the countless health-care professionals have advised that indefinite detention leads to irreparable mental damage and ultimately, in some cases, to suicide. But we have all heard that before.

Australia’s refugee policy is symptomatic of a political preparedness to pander to short-term electoral interest over tenable long-term planning, much less humanitarian concern. With a federal election looming and an incumbent government needing to pull a political rabbit out the hat, it is hard to see how things could improve – indeed, the likelihood is that the politicking at the expense of asylum seekers will only get worse.

But our politicians’ nonsensical and frequently inhumane remarks about asylum seeker policy are partly, if not largely, based on what they believe Australians want. If the brutal logic of deterrence, of “stopping the boats,” wasn’t a vote-winner and didn’t represent an advantage in the opinion polls, surely the political discourse would be different. We, my friends, are part of the problem. It’s time to become part of the solution.

Mariam Veiszadeh is a lawyer, writer and Welcome to Australia ambassador.

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There is “free speech” and then there’s bogots…

“Australians are free, within the bounds of the law, to say or write what we think privately or publicly, about the government, or about any topic. We do not censor the media and may criticise the government without fear of arrest. Free speech comes from facts, not rumours, and the intention must be constructive, not to do harm. There are laws to protect a person’s good name and integrity against false information. There are laws against saying or writing things to incite hatred against others because of their culture, ethnicity or background. Freedom of speech is not an excuse to harm others.”

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Well it seems like our bogot friends either haven’t read this statement nor have they understood it.

We still get loads of rubbish like this on social media.

Take Toilet Boy here.

He doesn’t want a bar of “free speech” because it’s not his sort of  “free speech”. So he urges his followers (?) to go over to a Facebook page and trash it.

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Then we get the ever-present attempts to intimidate people on pages the bogot doesn’t like.

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and this from Twitter. We’ve met “Greg Jessop” before.

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Yet just listen to them going on about “the law” and their “rights”.

Now this Freedom of Speech group (in actual fact-  surprise surprise – an anti-Muslim group) has an admin who fancies itself as a legal expert. Its rant is directed at someone whose identity we have chosen to conceal but who has an Arabic name.

Note the patronising tone and the assumptions made.

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After FreeSpeech has pontificated about its opponent’s supposed lack of education (obvious – after all he is “teh_moooslem”) the pwnage begins.

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We predict a great future for the law student – perhaps on the Bench?

And as for FreeSpeech?

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“stupid lefty whore” – more “Jessop” rubbish

Greg the Twerp strikes again – this time taking on a real engineer

The Australian Independent Media Network

TitleThis is a guest post by my sister Cat. Yes, there are now three bloggers in the Rollison family.

As this is my first ever post, I’ll briefly introduce myself.

My name is Cat Williams, but on twitter I am known as Catherine Rollison which is my maiden name.

I am 31 years old and I live in Adelaide with my husband Dave and our beloved dog Tully. I am a project manager in construction (currently working for Syntheo, who is building the National Broadband Network).

My main interests outside of the long and tireless hours I work, and aside from the obvious, being my family and friends, are AFL and politics.

Some of you may follow my sister, Victoria, and/or my mother, Kay, both of whom are prolific bloggers.

Victoria is my twin sister so apart from the same DNA, we share very similar opinions on many things: socialism…

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Greg Jessop -Twerp the Twitter twat

Our Twitter feed has recently been visited by an unwelcome intruder calling himself “Greg Jessop”.

Just for now we will pretend it is theoretically his real name, though he does share it with some character in the British soap opera East Enders.

We also wonder why any dumb troll would be foolish enough to use their real name anyway when they post stuff like this one does.

But to show our scepticism we might just call this one Twerp, especially since it apparently gets extremely butt-hurt if its (fake?) name is mentioned anywhere though it quite happily trolls Twitter and serious forums such as Whirlpool.

Typical bogot behaviour.

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So eager is Twerp to get its anger off its puny chest it even accused our female Twitter admin of being a …wait for it…paedophile (gasp!).

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The chances of that being true are one in several billion.

And it is defamatory.

You see unlike Twerp, we didn’t get our legal knowledge out of a cornflakes packet

So Twerp is definitely someone who craves attention. No matter if it is of the kind it will come to regret.

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Strangely enough (or maybe not so strangely) our contacts in the mining industry have never heard of Twerp. There is someone with the same surname, same location and the same alleged profession on Linked-in but that is where it ends.

Twerp could be an avid Centrelink client for all we know. Or awaiting Her Maj’s pleasure in a house of correction.

Of course we at TAB include in our number a nuclear physicist, a Nobel Prize winning evolutionary biologist and a three-hat chef who nevertheless doesn’t swear.

See, you can say just about anything about yourself on the Interwebz

And  Twerp’s attacks are not confined to our Twitter feed. Take a look at these.

No one knows why anyone would pick on comedian Corinne Grant but there you go. Anyone who has insights into the bizarre behaviour of nasty misogynist sociopathic Internet trolls like Twerp would make a fortune writing a psychology textbook.

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In fact we could probably append that weighty tome to our own star-studded CVs and add the Booker Prize to our list of achievements 😉 .

Not to be outdone in the shock and awe stakes, Twerp then tackles journalist Joe Hildebrand. Not sure what Twerp has got in for Joe, but it could have something to do with Joe’s recently successful Dumb, Drunk & Racist TV series.

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And there’s more

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You see, Joe will tell you himself that people who are dumb, drunk and racist take themselves very very seriously. And we can attest that Twerp is definitely the first and last. As for Twerp’s sobriety, we don’t know and we don’t care. It’s his liver.

This could allegedly be Twerp’s liver. Allegedly. Note there is no bacon. So it’s not Strayan.

And here’s more Twerp showing his misogyny.

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And just to add the icing to the cake of hate, here’s some homophobia.

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If you have a strong stomach you can catch more of Twerp here.

You will note that Twerp’s pose as Twitter’s own self-appointed moral compass and judge of others is not backed up by one of his images of choice. In fact that picture has been passed around the Internet by every Tom and dickless Harry like a lascivious bawd in a Restoration comedy.
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But if you want to know the provenance of the image, TAB is happy to provide it. It is part of the collection left by one of Australia’s greatest photographers, Reynolds Mark “Rennie” Ellis who died in 2003.

Man with Australian flag draped over his shoulders. © Rennie Ellis, 1985, courtesy of the Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive

So we wondered why Twerp was so eager to take TAB to task for exposing the utterances of racists, bigots, homophobes and misogynists to public scrutiny and criticism yet was happy to misuse the work of an iconic Australian photographer as Twerpy trolls, tweets and twats his ponderously humourless way across the Internet.

Whirlpool Forums doesn’t get many trolls but that does not stop the Twerp. Here he is taking the flat earth climate change denier stance, typically without evidence.

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And there’s a heads-up for the UN, chief demon of the far right. Foil hats anyone?

Nick Sowden’s Pro-Rape Stance

Not satisfied with calling TV identity Corrine Grant a pig, cunt and a prostitute, and calling for ‘black folk’ to pack rape her, this guy then turns his attention to fellow Australian Steve, who is putting his political opinions forward in a completely non-confrontational way. See it all here: