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The Epicentre of Our History

By Keith Windschuttle, Quadrant 12 November 2019

Inventing and Manipulating History

When Julia Gillard was Minister for Education in the Rudd government in 2008 she appointed a committee to rewrite the national schools curriculum from primary school to year 10. When the curriculum’s compulsory Aboriginal content was published it became a controversial issue. The Coalition opposition under Tony Abbott called it “political correctness run riot” and a ”black armband” view of Australian history, saying it placed too much emphasis on indigenous perspectives and very little on the nation’s British and European political and cultural heritage.

Nonetheless, indigenous studies still remain a core concept within the national curriculum. The academics and bureaucrats responsible never gave up their objective to make it compulsory for all Australian schoolchildren. Today, much of the content set in place by Gillard is now being updated to accommodate the arrival of a new and far more radical set of ideas about traditional Aboriginal culture and society. This is largely the result of an acceptance within the education system of the book, Dark Emu, by the self-described indigenous author Bruce Pascoe.

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Total Control: The Ever-Predictable ABC

By Peter O’Brien, Quadrant 15 November 2019

Inventing Aboriginal History with the help of Australia’s government funded ABC

Propaganda is most persuasive when it is pervasive.  Right now we are being subject to a massive propaganda campaign designed to advance the Aboriginal sovereignty, agenda and it is being masterminded and largely paid for by Their ABC.

I have spent the best part of six months writing a review of Bruce Pascoe’s bestseller Dark Emu,  which postulates that Aborigines were not nomadic hunter-gatherers but a sophisticated, sedentary, agricultural society with a pan-continental system of government.  The ostensible aim of Dark Emu is to correct a purportedly mistaken view of Aborigines so that we can all move forward together.  But the real aim is to foment a sense of grievance among Aborigines, and a sense of guilt among whites, that will enhance the chances of a referendum to enshrine an Aboriginal advisory body into the Constitution.  If that happens it will pave the way for judicial activists to continue the work they commenced with the Mabo decision and grant some form of sovereignty to Aborigines.  As part of the propaganda campaign, Dark Emu, will become a two-part ABC documentary sometime next year I will speak more of my book Bitter Harvest in the December edition of Quadrant.

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Greens Adam Bandt threatens revolution

The ABC interviewed Greens MP Adam Bandt about a Greens colleague who called Liberal Party senators ‘arsonists’ while firefighters struggled with bushfires raging along the east coast of Australia. This was the usual overheated rhetoric of the Greens who alleged the bushfires are caused by ‘climate change’. The abuse provoked anger and disgust across the community – for obvious reasons.

Interviewer Fran Kelly asked Bandt if he thought it a little insensitive – a rather silly question because the lunatic Greens are remorseless about furthering their Marxist agenda. They are like ice blocks when it comes to offending anyone deviating from their far-left agenda. Bandt replied that people should listen to ‘a generation that’s terrified and aghast with what they’re seeing with the climate crisis.’ Then he added this;

“Unless the Government gets the climate crisis under control and reins in its use of coal, then this generation is going to rise up with a fury that is matched only by the intensity of the fires.’

Well, Adam Bandt, you and your far-left madmen have over fifty years destroyed everything good about Australia. Has it ever occurred to you that there is a deep-seated anger among millions of ordinary Australians that just might explode before your legions of indoctrinated children rise up – as you incite them to do.

You should be careful of what you wish for. You might get a revolution, but not one you want.

Activists burrowing into the corporate world

Peta Credlin on Sky News interviews Janet Albrechtsen of the Australian.

Activists using companies ‘as Trojan horses to push social agendas’

15/11/2019|10min

Janet Albrechtsen has called out a major issue facing corporate Australia with activists “using companies as Trojan horses to push their social agendas”.

Ms Albrechtsen revealed in The Australian on Friday a push to remove Harvey Norman CEO Katie Page from the board of the company and have her replaced by shareholder activist Stephen Mayne.

Corporate advisory group Ownership Matters has advised its clients to vote against the re-election of Ms Page and instead support Mr Mayne, who has no corporate experience in retail or property.

Ms Albrechtsen said such a move is “not in the interests of shareholders” and “not in the interests of innovation”. “Companies should have enough latitude to try out different models of corporate governance to see what works,” she said.

Ms Albrechtsen said the “silver lining” of this “dreadful saga” is that it has “completely blown the diversity agenda out of the water”. “If diversity now means getting rid of the most experienced person on the board, and in her place putting a man who has zero experience to be on the board of Harvey Norman … diversity has now lost any kind of credibility.”

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What to do about the fanatical left?

One has to admire the ingenuity and perseverance of the left. Over fifty years there has been no slackening in their Marxist agenda. In 2019 we see the major organs and institutions of our once liberal-democratic society captive of the left: the universities, the schools, the public service, the media, sports administration and even the corporate world. The stunning gains in the last few years have been sports administration and the corporate world.

The capture of the corporate world is no better exemplified than in Alan Joyce CEO of Qantas. Homosexual Alan Joyce came to Australia with his boyfriend to head up Qantas, an iconic Australian company and the pride of Australians. Without any compunction whatsoever, he used Qantas as a tool to further his far-left ideals. He is quiet open and unabashed about his deviousness and the insult to Australians.

One could weep over the developments in sports administration. Alan Joyce types, those undaunted by their betrayal, now head the administrations of Australian Rules, Rugby Union and Rugby League. If a sportsman does not toe the leftist line in these sports, there is no future for him.

The outstanding and outrageous example is Israel Folau. This champion footballer in both League and Union has no sporting future because he won’t be bowed by the traitors who have insinuated themselves into these once great sports, sporting codes that every boy could once aspire to.

But there has been a new development that has tightened the grip of the far left on our decaying traditional society. They have now formed pressure groups to stop those few conservatives defending traditional morality and traditional western society. No tactic, no matter how nasty and grubby, is beneath them. Their tool is BLACKMAIL.

The far left are now seriously threatening Alan Jones of Radio 2GB and Andrew Bolt of Sky News. By threatening bad publicity they are picking off the advertisers who make such programs possible . And it’s working. Alan Jones and Andrew Bolt are losing advertising. What a gutless display by these companies. Their cowardice makes you vomit. What happened to the principled manly Australian who once would have held up his fists to such traitorous blackmail?

It’s total war for the left. The leftist war won’t end until there’s total victory and Orwell’s 1984 becomes a reality. We are a long way down the path.

I ask, what to do about the fanatical left?

This is ‘your ABC’

The latest Q&A program on ‘our’ ABC was a long delusional rant by a group of hysterical feminists who reduced the world to a cruel white patriarchy in which all women were the victims. So the viewer was exposed to a frenzy of anti-white anti-male bigotry and weeping crying helpless victimology.

The leading ranter was a self-styled ‘Egyptian-American’ woman who could barely stop herself from calling for the wholesale slaughter of men, as she did on another occasion (see previous blog). This is indeed ‘your ABC’ as the current ABC promotion goes.

Yes, it is the ABC, Australia’s fortress of Marxist traitors who are pursuing their campaign of perverting everything that was good about Australia with its largely Anglo population. A key part of that campaign is to disappear the Anglos and replace them with a more appropriate brand of person, presumably ‘people of colour’ like the deluded Egyptian-American.

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ABC TV pulled the program from their platform after a storm of understandable criticism. The Egyptian-American unbowed and unperturbed continued her delusional rant on other social media platforms. news.com.au provided the relevant clip of the disturbed fantasist in action

Christina Hoff Sommers’ short comment on this feminist type.

The Big lie of feminism

There are many articulate women on the internet attacking feminism. In Australia we have Bettina Arndt, Daisy Cousens, and Sydney Watson. Daisy Cousens and Sydney Watson are young attractive women, but don’t be fooled. They are articulate, intelligent and do their homework. In America there is a battalion size group hammering the feminists. The best of them for me is Janice Fiamengo whose vlog is The Fiamengo file. Here’s her latest.

A corroboree of jobbery: Daniel Andrews’ First People’s Assembly

By J.D. Morecambe

This article appeared in a September issue of Spectator Australia. The author has kindly allowed me to post it here.

On Monday morning (16 September), voting began to elect the new ‘First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria‘. This ‘voice for Aboriginal communities’ seeks to represent all ‘self-identifying’ Victorian aboriginals in a process which will establish a ‘treaty or treaties’ with the Victorian State Government.

The election will decide 21 of 32 ‘gender-balanced’ seats on the new Assembly, with the remaining 11 set aside for a kind of aboriginal House of Lords, appointed (or ‘self-determined’) by a network of ‘Traditional Owner Groups’ or ‘Aboriginal Corporations‘.

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