TheAustralian reports today that ABC couple Tony Jones and Sarah Ferguson will not take up their appointed positions in China. Boo-hoo for them. What trial to have to surrender a mates’ appointment.
I did not know Ferguson was married to Jones. But it is no surprise and it is no surprise they are yet another leftist ABC couple. The ABC is Marxist territory with massive defensive walls around it to keep out the over-the-hill-down-the-dale far right – which is everyone who doesn’t fall in line with the ABC gospel.
Ferguson is fresh from a massive three-episode program about the sexual abuse of minors in the Catholic Church. Can you imagine the cost of those three episodes, a cost on the side of the taxpayer ledger? No expense is too much when the likes of Ferguson has her bigotry to propagate.
If there is just one video you see this year, it should be this. And if you think all that talk about one world government and the power of the big techs is just conspiracy theory nonsense, then think again. The evidence continues to emerge to what extent the West has surrendered to dictators.
Alan Jones explains how the tactic of lockdown to eradicate a virus has been a total disaster. How could a government be so delusional as to think it could eradicate a virus? Handing the state over to theorists and technical people was always going to end in tears. There was an alternative, but Andrews and his technicians refused to listen.
It was the image that shocked Australia and soon went global. A pregnant woman, handcuffed in her own kitchen, in front of her children, as police officers seized every computer, tablet and cell phone in the house before frog-marching her off to the station.
It’s the treatment that Australians are used to seeing meted out to drug traffickers, suspected terrorists and child pornography rings. But in Zoe Lee Buhler’s case, her ‘crime’ was a Facebook post.
Zoe had tried to organise a protest against coronavirus restrictions in place in the state of Victoria. For this, she was charged with ‘incitement,’ and now faces a sentence of up to 15 years. She has been released on bail, and will go to court in January.
The most remarkable thing, though, is it’s taken until now for some sort of protest movement to emerge. Melbourne—Victoria’s capital city—has been under some form of lockdown since March. When the coronavirus first hit, the premiers governing Australia’s eight states and territories descended into a kind of unspoken competition to see who could take the ‘toughest action’ against the virus—that is, which leader could close the most businesses, destroy the most jobs, and stifle the most liberties in the name of being seen to be ‘doing something’ about the virus.
The article below is pretty much what I think about the Marxist campaign in the US. Indeed, it is pretty much what is going on in Australia, and has been going on for some years. Read this article carefully. There are other articles saying the same under my tab BLM, but this article says it all. I wonder whether it’s not too late for people to wake up and recognize the uncompromising agenda of the Marxists. Do something.
The situation had become “worrying,” in fact, even before the results of the 2016 presidential election were known. As we now can read in the Department of Justice report by Michael Horowitz, the senior levels of government during the Obama Administration were colluding to prevent President Trump from winning the election, and then, after it, to frame him in an attempted coup d’état.
Mayors of many cities and other local officials have deliberately protected criminals over law-abiding citizens and allowed the destruction to take place.
“I thought things were partisan and tough 30 years ago — nothing compared to today. Things have fundamentally changed… [the left] represents a revolutionary Rousseauian party that believes in tearing down the system… They’re interested in complete political victory. They’re not interested in compromise. They’re not interested in dialectic, exchange of views… It’s a substitute religion. They view their political opponents… as evil because we stand in the way of their progressive utopia that they’re trying to reach…” — US Attorney General William Barr, Fox News, August 9, 2020.
“Today our nation is facing the most serious threat to establish such a tyranny in our entire history.” — David Horowitz, Frontpage Mag, August 10, 2020.
We like to say that American conservatism is a three-legged stool. The “legs” are the three dominant factions in the Republican Party: social traditionalists, economic libertarians, and foreign policy interventionists. Conventional wisdom holds that the Right is only stable if all three legs are balanced. Yet, over the last half-century, the only “leg” that has consistently gotten its way from the GOP are the war hawks.
Sure, economic conservatives have gotten lower taxes, but the federal register of encumbering regulations has grown exponentially. The red-headed stepchildren of the fusion coalition have been the social conservatives. What we have seen is our issues given short shrift and sacrificed pretty quickly in the light of foreign policy contingencies. (See George W. Bush and the war in Iraq.) All our issues went down the drain when the neoconservatives began braying for nation-building down a gun barrel.
Conventional Republican presidents have done three things. First, they defunded Mexico City Policy that prohibits American family-planning money from supporting abortion overseas. Second, they defunded the United Nations Population Fund. Thirdly, they promised strict constructionists on the Supreme Court. If they do these things, they are considered pro-life. And they have not tended to do much more than this.
To understand the extraordinary events in America today, it is helpful to look at the ancient wisdom of Greece and Rome. And as the wise historian Thucydides said, “If we forget the errors of the past, we are doomed to repeat them.” The classical Greek authors Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, as well as the Romans Cicero and St. Augustine, explain much of what we are experiencing in politics today. A certain textbook, The History of Political Theory:Ancient Greece to Modern America, may also be helpful in this endeavor.
The ancient Greco-Roman historian Polybius (200-118 B.C.) developed a theory of the “lifecycle” of a republic. Like a human being, a republic is born, is young, matures, grows old, and dies. The United States was born in 1776 (our Declaration of Independence) and 1789 (the ratification of our Constitution); was a youth in the late 18th and early 19th centuries; you might say was adolescent in the mid-1800’s (during our Civil War) and matured in the industrial age of late 19th and early 20th centuries. But, by the mid-20th century, especially after World War II, our country grew old, and beginning in the 1960s, frail, sickly, and mentally-impaired.
Like human beings, elderly republics become weak and sickly, sad and demented before they die completely: into anarchy and lawlessness, or tyranny and dictatorship. A society shows its old age in moral weakness, political corruption, decadence, and depravity.
What a bunch of appalling cowards the corporate world has become. News has just broken that gutless Canadian company SAPUTO has caved into a small bunch of far-left activists in Australia who claim ‘COON’ as in Coon Cheese had ‘racist connotations’.
The leader of the small poisonous group is cited in media reports as Stephen Hagan, ‘Hagan’ having European/Germanic derivations, No connotation here, but a direct root in Europan/Germanic culture.
In some media reports Hagan is described as ‘academic’, in others as an ‘Aboriginal activist’. Hagan is likely an Australian of Aboriginal Ancestry (AOAA) with no more than splash of Aboriginal blood in his European blood flow. We see these white Aboriginals at the forefront of agitation, sucking on the fat teat of government largess, and oppressing the general population.
Of course when you claim you are Aboriginal in Australia, you feel entitled to say or do whatever you want, and you do or say whatever you want. As for the rest of the (white) population, we can all go to buggery.
It makes no difference that 99% of the Australian population never connected Coon Cheese with anything pertaining to race. All you have to do as an ‘Aboriginal’ activist is concoct a story about racist discrimination and feed to a compliant leftist media, and you’re home and hosed. The elected authorities go down like a pack of cards.
What we are seeing in a Australia is the wholesale betrayal of our Australian way of life.
Political prudence aims at ‘combining the principles of original justice with the infinite variety of human concerns.’