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LET’S TELL THE TRUTH

Stan Grant, well-known media figure, with his slightly olive skin and a thoroughgoing ‘colonial’ education, is an activist of relatively recent origin. He is foremost among those Australians of Aboriginal Ancestry (AOAA) calling for the truth about British settlement, meaning that existing historical accounts are a whitewashing of the violence inflicted on the many indigenous tribes the British found wandering around the countryside. I agree with Stan, with his educated accent, that the truth should be known. Bring it on, I say. Some of the truth is in an outstanding paper by Luke Power, addressing some of those very subjects Stan considers whitewashed.

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POWER AND POLITICS – TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT TASMANIAN GENOCIDE

By Luke Powell, The Daily Declaration.

Chris Kenny, in a recent article for the Australian, commented on the sobering truth about Australian history:

“Increasingly, reality does not matter so much in public debate as the narrative.”

This has certainly been the case with Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu, which has recently been found out for sourcing incorrect material and fabricating information to present a Eurocentric noble savage account of aboriginal history. 

By rejecting truth and presenting aboriginal history as a narrative of good and evil, historians have gained political power as the saviours of an entire people group. Some such as historian Lyndall Ryan in her recent book, Passionate Histories, have argued in a chapter titled, ‘Hard Evidence’, that academics who focus on primary sources,

Reflect the reluctance of many white Australians even today, to come to terms with incontrovertible evidence about our violent past and to seek reconciliation with Aboriginal survivors.1

The evidence she provides should therefore be discounted by her own standards. In order to gain power in a politicised history, she makes the assumption that academics who search for hard evidence do not want reconciliation with aboriginals. 

This sinister political game has played out in the history of the Black Line. This period of time is arguably the most infamous event in Tasmanian, if not all of Australian history. By most accounts, it expressed the colonial intent to exterminate the Aboriginal population by sending a line of colonial soldiers across Tasmania.

Historian Henry Reynolds writes in An Indelible Stain? The Question of Genocide in Australia’s History, that this action by the British government was tantamount to ‘ethnic cleansing’.2 Others such as anthropologist David Davies in The Last Tasmanians claims the Black Line played a major role in the extermination of the Aborigines.3

But what actually happened? What historical evidence is there? What follows are ten facts from Keith Windschuttle’s book The Fabrication of Aboriginal History, that answer these questions by looking at the available ‘hard evidence’.4 Only by looking at the truth can we begin to achieve true reconciliation.

The Black Line did not Target all Aboriginals

The Black Line only targeted two violent tribes. In order to end the hostilities between these tribes and white settlers, Governor Arthur drew up a plan for the Black Line which focused on two groups: the Oyster Bay and Big River tribes. His goal was to put them into a safe reserve in the northern part of the Island away from settlers, to practise their traditional way of living. As Windschuttle writes:

There was no intention to treat the Aborigines as Bosnians and Kosovars were treated in the 1990s, and to kill them because of their race or religion. Even those to be removed from the settled districts were targeted not because of their race, but because of their violence. Other members of the same racial group deemed to be less hostile were not to be touched.5

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Who will save us from these ideological crackpots?

The Killing of History

Keith Windschuttle, Quadrant, 13 May 2021

When little else in the world makes sense, history is the defining discipline. It carries extraordinarily important lessons for us and the future that we seek to shape. It can demolish prejudice. It is a reminder that there are hard decisions that have to be made, and the importance of making them and not shying away from them. And it can also inspire and point us to new horizons … We cannot, in facing our future, in the most consequential geopolitical realignment in our lifetimes, abandon what Arthur Schlesinger described as “historic purpose”. We have to be informed by a sense of not only who we are, but from where we have come.  
                     —Brendan Nelson, on launching A Liberal State: 1926–1966 by David Kemp

The audience at the launch in Sydney on April 29 of the fourth volume of David Kemp’s monumental history of Australian Liberalism nodded in agreement at Nelson’s comments on the centrality of history to understanding society. He described the book of his former ministerial colleague in the Howard government as a “towering masterpiece” which he wished he had read at the outset of his political career: “It brings so much understanding and enlightenment to who we are and where we are today.” (The book is reviewed in detail by William Poulos in our Books section in the upcoming June issue.)

On the night, those attending were obviously pleased with the impact both the book and its three companion volumes were likely to have on the future writing of political history in Australia and on the reputation of the single most influential character in Kemp’s latest narrative, Robert Gordon Menzies. The organiser of the book launch, the Menzies Research Centre’s Nick Cater, also announced that he had just signed a deal with the University of Melbourne to host the Robert Menzies Institute, a prime ministerial library and museum with Georgina Downer as executive director. Everyone hearing this felt things were looking up.

The next day, reality returned with a vengeance. The Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority released the new national school curriculum for history from Years Seven to Ten. None of its content bore any resemblance to that of David Kemp’s book. The curriculum has no analysis of the origins and history within Australia of liberalism or democracy. No appreciation of the degree of political, social and economic freedom enjoyed by all Australian citizens. Nothing to give any idea of how Australia became the prosperous, civilised country it has long been. No clue about why the great majority of Australians feel so lucky to live here.

The curriculum contains no mention of Robert Menzies or his political rivals John Curtin and Ben Chifley, or of any other of our prime ministers. No mention of other long-serving leaders such as Bob Hawke or John Howard. Yet there are plenty of names of other political identities that students will be required to study. Here is one list from the syllabus for Year Ten:

William Cooper, Jack Patten, Sir Douglas Nicholls, Lady Gladys Nicholls, Vincent Lingiari, Charles Perkins, Shirley Smith, Gladys Elphick, Essie Coffey, Joyce Clague, Roberta (Bobbi) Sykes, Gary Foley, Michael Anderson, Eddie Koiki Mabo, Lowitja O’Donoghue

There is no prize for guessing what they have in common. They are all Aboriginal political activists. These are the people the curriculum wants young Australians to regard as our most historically significant.

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Has AMERICA been OCCUPIED?

Professor Sheldon compares the present state of America with the occupation of France by the Nazis and Eastern Europe by the Soviet Union. Is this extreme hyperbole? Who could argue about those he calls the occupier? Only those who belong to the occupying class. They, of course, consider themselves liberators as they survey the cultural wreckage of the last fifty years – and the neighborhoods of the poor they burnt down during 2020.

AMERICA THE OCCUPIED

Professor Garrett Ward Sheldon, GEN Z Conservative, 25 April 2021

The United States is now an occupied country. As France was occupied by Nazi Germany during World War II or Eastern Europe by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Each had its native minions: the Vichy French government in France; the various Communist Parties in Poland, Romania, etc.; and our native puppets are Democrats.

 What power lies behind occupied America? China? A Globalist Coalition? The EU? A combination of these? I’m not sure.

This Occupation began with the “soft” conquest of culture: drugs, lawlessness; propagandized education; censored media; economic collapse; government corruption; and moral decline; before the Invasion of actual forces in mass immigration, lobbyist control of policy and foreign armies (disguised as “diversity and inclusion”).

WE liberated France from its Nazi Occupiers and Eastern Europe from its Soviet Control. Who will liberate US? I cannot think of another country who could/would help us, with the possible exception of Israel, who has an interest in a strong, independent ally – its only real ally in the world. Trump did much to bolster that ancient alliance as well as American cultural values before he was “defeated”.

Of course, the Nazi and Soviet Occupiers were already collapsing internally by their dysfunctional systems before they got pushed off the edge by the Allies. I’ll never forget the picture of the new Polish Pope, John Paul II, standing next to the Soviet puppet General Jaruzelski. His Holiness stood holding his hands together gazing with a Papal Smile on the miserable puppet dictator who literally trembled under the gaze of spiritual authority and Polish heritage.

 One benefit of being under Occupation is a certain solidarity of the true citizens: to work together, help each other, resist the Occupier and its pathetic puppet minions. I already feel a new bond among true Americans.

 I don’t know how this latest Occupation will end. I expect we will be delivered by a combination of resilient American culture, friendly allies, and the Grace of God.

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Falling testosterone and sperm levels – Who could care?

Brittany Sellner deals with a serious issue in her latest video SOMETHING SCARY IS HAPPENING TO MEN. Indeed, it is not only a question of life and death, but (literally) of the future of the human race if nothing is done about it. The effete white race will be the first to go.

It is another of those signs that we are witnessing the suicide of a civilization – namely white European civilization, a very pleasing thought to the white revolutionary elite who tirelessly work to collapse their culture, and in some cases to surrender their country to invented or fabricated claims.

The issue is the tumbling sperm counts and testosterone levels in white European countries, both long and recently settled. Brittany provides some ‘scary’ figures.

‘Sperm counts among men in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand declined more than 59% from 1973 to 2011, according to a meta-analysis Shanna Swan wrote in 2017.’

‘At the current rate, half of those men will have no sperm by 2045 while the other half will have a very low count.’

She quotes from a tweet that claims, ‘An average 22-year-old today has roughly the same testosterone levels as a 67-year-old had in 2000.’

That’s enough to give a frightening picture of the future. But what interest, she asks, have the dominant political class for this deadly situation? Anyone who reads a newspaper or goes online knows the answer: not the slightest bit of interest.

Our dominant political class is too busy with men dressed as women and enforcing the correct pronouns – and destroying those who dissent.

Brittany outlines possible causes and possible remedies. But is it too late amid drag queens, homosexual marriage and men thinking they’re women for a big enough majorioty of men to grow a ball?

The stunning Duchess of Cambridge

Most reports about the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, were favourable, acknowledging the solemn, affecting dignity of the ceremony. None complained that it was too long at three hours. But there was something else that unexpectedly attracted the attention of people worldwide.

It was the royal elegance and beauty of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, recorded in a series of stunning photographs. One in particular had Catherine staring directly into the camera, her ivory complexion and sparkling clear green eyes mesmerizing the onlooker. Here was the sort of ethereal female beauty, the feminine mystique, that many men once found the ideal and which feminists went about destroying . Now we are brought to vomiting in revulsion by the likes of Cadi B. It’s where Betty Friedman took female beauty.

See the photos in Yahoo News Prince Philip in the First Royal Funeral.

Milligan’s manic campaign continues to disintegrate

In Gerard Henderson’s must-read Media Watch Dog No. 531 of 26 February 2021, one finds correspondence between Henderson and Gavin Silbert QC, ‘one of Australia’s leading lawyers’, and formerly Victorian Chief Crown Prosecutor (2008-218).

There are three points of interest for me. First, this eminent lawyer with vast experience in Victoria destroys the Milligan mob case against Cardinal Pell. He could not be clearer. He had this to say:

‘I have just finished reading The Persecution of George Pell by Keith Windschuttle which is as good an analysis  as one could hope to find. We lawyers are used to defending clients and interpret their acquittals as a failure of the prosecution to prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt. I must say, that after reading this I was persuaded that not only was the standard of proof not met, but that Pell was an innocent man.’

Louise Milligan ignores all commentary that does not fit in with her spite and delusion, dismissing her critics as supporters of paedophiles. But even she could not ignore the opinion of someone she quotes approvingly in her book Witness. Silbert in the same correspondence:

‘I am certain that I am the same person interviewed by Louis Milligan for her book Witness  but I have not read the book and am reluctant to comment.

The third point of interest is Silbert’s justified criticism of Victoria police.

All I would say is that Victoria Police have the sole function of charging in Victoria and their recent practice of attempting to obtain the imprimatur of the DPP and/or Crown Prosecutors is without any legal justification; they have sought to do this of late to protect themselves from criticism particularly in matters of political sensitivity or high public interest. My invariable practice was to tell Victoria Police that it was a matter for them and to refuse to offer any advice.’

When will we have a commission investigating Victoria Police’s role in the Cardinal Pell witch hunt?

the Mob case against Porter already failing

Claim against Christian Porter is ‘now falling to bits’: Andrew Bolt

Sky News, 4 March 2021

The claim made against Attorney-General Christian Porter is “now falling to bits” as there are already two “factual errors” in what the alleged victim says occurred, according to Sky News host Andrew Bolt.

“By way of introduction, let me say that one of the silliest and [most] dangerous slogans of our time is ‘believe the victim’,” Mr Bolt said.

“This rape, we’re told, occurred in Sydney in January 1988”.

“The material that Porter’s accuser wrote – and which friends sent to some journalists after she killed herself – recalls that just before she was raped that very night, she went dancing with Christian Porter at the Hard Rock Café”.

“The first Hard Rock Café in Sydney, in Darlinghurst, did not open until 1989, April 1989, a full year or more later. This woman’s account, as told by that journalist, is wrong.”

Mr Bolt said he has now found a “second detail” which is “more important”.

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Porter already Guilty – Annette Kimmitt of MinterEllison

In an astounding email to her 2,500 staff, Annette Kimmitt, CEO of Australia’s largest law firm, MinterEllison, apologised for the ‘pain’ caused by the firm’s acceptance of Christian Porter as client. One of her senior lawyers, Peter Barlett, well-known defamation expert, accepted the brief.

Christian Porter is presently the target of the media mob for allegedly raping his 16-year-old girlfriend 33 years ago when he was seventeen. Take note: 33 years ago, when Porter was seventeen-years-old.

Kimmitt wrote in her email, “The nature of this matter is clearly causing hurt to some of you, and it has certainly triggered hurt for me.” Poor Annette, to have to endure a bit of hurt. Boo-hoo.

In an oblique reprimand of Bartlett, Kimmitt explained that he had accepted Porter without going through the firm’s process of approval.

As I say, this action by the CEO of Australia’s largest law firm is utterly astounding. Like the media mob, to which she has joined herself, she is declaring Christian Porter guilty before the legal processes have begun.

What’s she doing in the law, leaving aside the question of what she’s doing as a lawyer, and what she’s doing heading up a law firm? Has she not heard of the principle, ‘innocent until found guilty’?

What has happened to the law in Australia? Was not the Pell Affair enough to show Australia’s legal system is on the slide to Salem Witch Hunt and the Dreyfus Affair territory? Apparently not.

Annette Kimitt has joined Louise Milligan’s Sixth Grade Spiteful Girls’ Club. Louise and her pals are the ultimate bone-pointing legal authority. Once they point the bone, that’s it. The guilty may as well lie down and die. There’s nothing they can do or say.

See reports in the Age and Guardian.

Louise Milligan’s 6th grade spiteful Girls’ club is on the rampage – again

I hardly took notice when a young women accused a man connected to the Liberal (read conservative) Party of rape. I took in the bare details that the alleged rape took place after a night of drinking and the couple had gone to someone’s unlit office in Parliament house – to have a cup of tea and a scone, no doubt. I didn’t take much notice because I knew what would follow.

‘We see you, we hear you, we believe you.’

Milligan and her spiteful pals were immediately on the case beating up the usual scenario of a toxic environment in which women are always the helpless victims. Of course, the toxic environment is always one inhabited by knuckle-dragging conservative types – the male-males that Milligan hates.

As expected, more cases emerged, the last being (horror!) of someone stroking a woman’s thigh. What trauma that totally helpless young woman must have suffered.

As expected, the actions of this one man were extended to the whole herd of conservative males in Canberra. They were all guilty of raping the woman.

The cry went up from Milligan and her spiteful pals. Action must be taken! There was no end to the prescriptions to deal with the uncontrollable males roaming Canberra on the lookout for helpless young women.

When the girls’ club rose in fury about the alleged rape by a cabinet minister of a women 33 years ago, my wife asked who they were talking about. I said, ‘I haven’t a clue, but if I have to guess, it’s probably Christian Porter. ‘Why,’ said my wife? I replied, ‘Because Milligan and her 6th Grade Spiteful Girls’ Club are after him and they won’t let him go. He’s done for.’

Christian Porter is a much lesser scalp than Cardinal Pell, but a prize one, nevertheless. Now, who’s next?

The Political Philosophy of Thomas Jefferson

The world’s attention has been on American politics and American government for the last few months. The reference to the American Constitution and its founders has been constant. Indeed, understanding the impeachment process and the choice of a supreme court judge requires some knowledge of the constitution and its contributors. Professor Garrett Ward Sheldon has written a book about Thomas Jefferson, one of the most influential of the founding fathers. His book, The Political Philosophy of Thomas Jefferson, is favourably reviewed below.

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Summary of The Political Philosophy of Thomas Jefferson by Garrett Ward Sheldon

To show what elements of what theories comprised Jefferson’s political philosophy, Sheldon traces the development of his political thoughts alongside the development of America, showing how Jefferson’s thoughts changed as America evolved throughout The Political Philosophy of Thomas Jefferson.

First, before delving into the relationship between Jefferson’s thoughts and America’s evolving national character, Sheldon describes the combination of Lockean liberalism and classical republicanism that primarily contributed to Jefferson’s political philosophy, hinting at how Jefferson was able to blend “many philosophical concepts into a comprehensive and coherent political philosophy, the essence of which [might] be closer to classical republicanism than to Lockean liberalism.”

Then, after delving into the attributes of and differences between the two, Sheldon begins his history-based approach, starting, as should be expected, with America as a colony. In this chapter, Sheldon discusses how “the position that the American colonists found themselves in…accounted for much of their feelings of both affection for, and resentment of, the royal British Empire.”

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