In January 2020, a couple in the Victorian country town of Beulah raised a flag bearing the swastika on their property citing German ancestry. The response from Council was insipid with all manner of excuses offered to explain why no action could be taken to have the offending flag removed including free speech. Part of the problem with this is that it requires the offending party to tolerate their hurt which is simply not good enough. The legislation is there, Council just needed the courage to act. This post explores the implications arising from inaction in particular greater tolerance for incitement and therefore for expressions of hatred. Waving a Red Flag, Incitement and the Amoral Abyss of Tolerating Hatred