Nobody can ever say it’s easy being conservative—anywhere (especially in the age of left-driven censorship, identity issues, violent activism and more).
Out in Melbourne (Australia), journalist Andrew Bolt recently endured a couple of local, Antifa activists attempting to attack him. Bolt said it’s exactly the kind of violence conservatives put up with in the city.
The attack went down in the middle of the day, amid the hustle and bustle on Lygon Street.
[Footage: Antifa via Chargersbride]
Bolt’s attack went down simultaneously with the release of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Associate Professor Steve Kates’s new book about Donald Trump and the 2016 campaign, The Art of the Impossible—March 6th.
That evening, Victoria authorities jumped on this “incident” and were on the lookout for three males—two attackers and a camera man who “appeared to be filming or taking photos.”
Their efforts availed the mysterious liquid was actually shaving cream mixed with glitter—twinkle-toe activists.
In a recent interview with Fairfax Media, Bolt expressed his disgust of people physically attacking others simply over conservative beliefs and philosophies. Bolt intends on tracking down these men and obtaining some payback money. “I’m not a brawler,” Bolt said. “I had one bruised knuckle, and I don’t care a stuff about it. I had a suit ruined, and I want every cent of that paid back. And I want a hefty donation to a charity of my choice.”
Apparently, Melbourne Antifa (hard-left activists associated with “Anti-Fascist Action”) boasted a connection to the attack, proudly stating on Facebook that “some of our family in solidarity were attacked by Andrew Bolt while they were protesting today.” (Uh-huh, right.) Antifa feels Bolt needs to be locked up due to his “violent, horrendous language.”
Interesting. Let’s watch it again—from a different vantage point:
[Video: courtesy of 9News via Qldaah]
To local media, Bolt explained the violence is just a sliver of a larger aggression pie made just for him, his family and fellow conservatives back in Adelaide. “I am sick of people trying to intimidate me, trying to threaten me,” Bolt added. “I’m sick of the threats on my life and my reputation. I’m sick of being sued and bullied, and I’m not going to take it. I’m just not going to take it. … We should be free to have a debate and to walk down the street without fear of being attacked. … The right to free speech has to be better protected—everywhere but particularly in Melbourne. It is ridiculous how dangerous it is for conservatives in this town to speak out. … If you don’t like what I say, just prove me wrong. Don’t threaten me; don’t threaten my house; don;t threaten my family; don’t abuse me—just argue with me. It must be a question of the principle and not the side.”