The Return of Socialism … Did it Ever Go Away? By Chris Knight

     After the mass deaths of about 100 million people from communism in the 20th century, after all the disasters that socialism has brought to South American countries like Venezuela, one would have thought that if the human primate had a grain of rationality, that socialism would have been junked long ago. Sure, they say that socialism works in the Scandinavian countries but this is only a game with words, since what we see are various grades of welfarism within the framework of capitalism, which may or may not work. Those pushing for socialism in America, want to go much further, and unfortunately, there are plenty of sheeple willing to see the institution of private property eliminated, or diluted:  https://www.foxnews.com/politics/americans-warming-to-socialism-over-capitalism-polls-show?fbclid=IwAR0QFRjrXienkKk5wPV0JCVfA5inBVb5GT6xnwyO2x8HSS2E8atkeTMXNH0

“Politicians calling themselves "Democratic socialists" have made very-visible gains in the past year, with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joining Congress on Thursday and Sen. Bernie Sanders becoming a party icon with the status to bring policies like Medicare-for-all into the mainstream. But the trend goes well beyond those two, as polls show American voters across the country – in particular, young people and Democrats – increasingly warming to socialism over capitalism. The shift is a recent phenomenon, and reflects a dimming view of capitalism more than anything. Back in 2010, 68 percent of young people, 18-29 years old, said they approved of capitalism, while 51 percent said they approved of socialism, according to Gallup. Fast-forward to August 2018, and that same age group backs socialism over capitalism, 51 percent to 45 percent. Democrats, meanwhile, were evenly split between capitalism and socialism back in 2010. But now, 57 percent say they hold a positive view of socialism, compared with just 47 percent who say the same for capitalism. The trend extends to high school students, according to a YouGov poll released in November, which found 14-17-year-olds split 50-50 on whether socialism or capitalism is better. Americans as a whole, however, still prefer capitalism 56 percent to 37 percent.”

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Immigrants Displacing Workers By Chris Knight

     We do not get this sort of research done in Australia, since our academics almost totally conform to the politically correct catechisms of the present establishment, which accepts mass immigration as a matter of religious faith. But, there is critical deconstructions conducted in the US:  https://vdare.com/articles/national-data-yes-virginia-it-s-a-national-emergency-out-of-control-immigration-massive-american-worker-displacement

“December’s jobs report, widely hailed because of strong employment growth, also revealed a massive immigration influx, far in excess of estimated legal inflow. And native-born American worker displacement remains close to record highs, continuing an Obama-Era trend that the Trump Administration has totally failed to break. The strong economy is muffling the impact. But what when the next cyclical downturn arrives? American worker replacements are entering the country in near-record numbers: the immigrant population of working age (16 years plus) increased by 1.439 million in December, the fifth consecutive month of 1 million+ growth. There are seasonal trends at work here, of course, so it is particularly alarming that the year-over-year increase this December was larger than in any December since 2008. With legal immigration running at about 1 million per annum, this figure implies a net illegal worker influx potentially in the hundreds of thousands. (In contrast, immigrant working age population actually shrank in the last five months of 2017 when the now-vanished “Trump Effect” seemed to be really taking hold.)”

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The Globo-Commo Pope By peter West

     Here is my update on the latest bit of globo-commo nonsense from the Pope. Rather than doing what Popes should be doing, commenting on issues such as spiritual decline, this Pope reads like some crazy person from a wacko sociology department, eager to have his head patted by those who run such projects:  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/07/pope-warns-populism-is-weakening-the-multilateral-system/

“Pope Francis compared today’s emergence of populist and nationalist movements to the days of Nazi Germany in an address to a group of diplomats accredited to the Holy See Monday. The upcoming year will mark the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the League of Nations, the pope said in his annual address, which represented “the beginning of modern multilateral diplomacy, by which states try to remove mutual relations from the logic of oppression that leads to war.” Difficulties with the League of Nations led exactly twenty years after its birth to “a new and more lacerating conflict, which was the Second World War.”

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The Ultimate Cosmic Conspiracy Theory By James Reed

     While people have hobbies, such as chess, and fishing, my hobby is researching conspiracy theories, always hoping to find the ultimate conspiracy, that explains the entire universe. This is the  cosmic comic meta-political theory of everything. Seems like the same thing bugs Mike Adams over at Natural News.com, as well:  https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-21-convergence-the-inescapable-explanation-that-connects-world-events-cosmic-truth.html

     First consider all of the problems we face:

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Letting Them All In! Open Borders Australia By James Reed

     The Left want to empty the camps and open the borders letting everyone in, because, well, that is just the socialist thing to do. So, how will that one go?   https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/immigration/labors-asylum-vow-you-can-stay/news-story/e8fcc88cde3eaf53c967c4b831569581?login=1

“More than 10,000 asylum-seekers, who arrived in Australia under the open-border policies of the Rudd and Gillard governments and are still being processed almost a ¬decade later, would be given permanent protection and a pathway to ¬citizenship under a Shorten ¬government. The pledge to end Labor’s boat arrivals hangover by offering the remaining asylum-seekers permanent residency through the abolition of the government’s temporary protection visa system came as The Australianestablished that the cost of managing the ongoing caseload of applicants had reached more than $2 billion. Figures obtained by The Australian through the Department of Home Affairs showed that, at the end of last month, 10,600 asylum-seeker cases,  Bill Shorten’s office said that under the Opposition Leader’s policy, which is expected to be ¬reconfirmed at next week’s ALP national conference in Adelaide, the “legacy caseload” of asylum-¬seekers would be granted permanent protection under a Labor government. This would give immediate permanent residency with full work and welfare rights to the remaining asylum-seekers — regarded by the Morrison government as illegal arrivals because they travelled by boat. It would also end the last remnants of Labor’s 2008 policy, which has been widely recognised — even within party circles — as a policy and humanitarian disaster.”

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China’s Colonisation of Africa By James Reed

     As the Western anti-colonial forces have driven Western powers out of Africa, the Chinese have walked in, and are conducting an unopposed, by the Western Left that is, colonisation of Africa, beginning with vast loans, and when the inevitable default occurs, outright ownership of resources:  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-05/how-china-colonized-entire-continent-without-firing-single-shot

“Back in 1885, to much fanfare, the General Act of the Berlin Conference launched the Scramble for Africa which saw the partition of the continent, formerly a loose aggregation of various tribes, into the countries that currently make up the southern continent, by the dominant superpowers (all of them European) of the day. Subsequently Africa was pillaged, plundered, and in most places, left for dead. The fact that a credit system reliant on petrodollars never managed to take hold only precipitated the "developed world" disappointment with Africa, no matter what various enlightened, humanitarian singer/writer/poet/visionaries claimed otherwise. And so the continent languished....  until 2012 when what we then dubbed as the "Beijing Conference" quietly took place, and to which only Goldman Sachs, which too has been quietly but very aggressively expanding in Africa, was invited. … 

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I survived communism – are you ready for your turn? By Zuzana Janosova - den Boer

Published on January 1, 2019       https://www.spencerfernando.com/2019/01/03/i-survived-communism-are-you-ready-for-your-turn/

     “It was scientifically proven that communism is the only social-economic system providing the masses with justice and equality – 100% of scientists agree on this. The topic is not up for debate!”, so proclaimed my professor during one of his lectures on the subject ‘scientific communism’, while the country of Czechoslovakia was still under communist control. I was reminded of his blustery pronouncement the first time I encountered the spurious claim that “a consensus of 97% of scientists agree global warming is man-made.” Most people don’t question scientific statements because they think they are facts. They do not understand that scientific statements must always be challenged, because Science is not about ‘consensus’; ideology is.

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Britain, Doing its Best for National Suicide By Richard Miller

     Do not speak of “Great Britain,” for there is little now which is great about this once noble land, as it swiftly, but surely sinks into the muds of history:  https://www.rt.com/uk/448122-hate-preacher-welfare-taxpayers/

“The UK has reportedly spent over £200,000 ($254,000) on the welfare of a hate preacher deported on terrorism charges. The revelation has raised the ire of the public, and a British pundits didn’t mince their words live on RT. Abu Qatada, who requested asylum in the UK in 1993, was deported to his home country of Jordan in 2013 for posing a threat to national security. Now, it has emerged that Qatada’s meetings with doctors and human rights workers in Jordan were actually funded by UK taxpayers for three years, and cost a hefty £200,000 ($254,000), the Times revealed. A legal battle to deport him is said to have cost more than £1.9million ($2.4 million). “In the first place, Abu Qatada should never have been granted asylum here… And then you think about all the money, all the welfare payments he and those around him have ‘parasited’ of the UK taxpayer,” argued David Vance, a rightwing political commentator. However, he was challenged by Keith Best, a former conservative politician and now CEO of Survivors UK. “Your recipe is one for anarchy,” Best responded, saying that the UK, like other “civilized countries,” is obliged to grant asylum to anyone who fears persecution and oppression. It’s “pretty imbecilic” to look after a “terrorist mastermind” and his safety back in Jordan, Vance insisted. That money could be better spent looking after the victims of terrorist attacks, he said. However, Best noted that Abu Qatada was acquitted of terrorism charges in Jordan because the evidence was tainted.”

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The End of “Mankind” (the Word) By Richard Miller

     At first blush I thought that the balloon had gone up, and it was the end of mankind. Well, heaven would be nice. But, then, I saw the fine print, namely that the EU insane thought police were banning the word “mankind.’ Presumably, the transhuman agenda of eliminating the human race, as Mike Adams thinks is going to happen, will be next cab off the rank:  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-03-eu-moves-to-outlaw-the-word-mankind-because-it-starts-with-man.html

“Liberal dogma now dictates that words beginning with the letters “m-a-n” are now “gender-biased” tools of the patriarchy which must be criminalized — at least in the European Union. The EU has decided to ban the use of “gender-biased” words and will be moving towards more gender neutral language. The outlawing of gender-specific language and more is all part of the new paradigm laid out in their new guide, Gender Neutral Language In The European Parliament. The policing of language is soon going to reach its apex — and it’s not going to be pretty. Language has a powerful effect on the way we think and feel. The erasure of male identity in language signifies a much greater problem than just battling so-called gender bias. Recall Ayn Rand’s Anthem, a dystopian fiction novel in which the notion of individuality has been erased entirely; gender-specific pronouns are not used. There is no “I,” only “we.” Perhaps it sounds a bit far-fetched, but every path begins with a single step — including the path to tyranny. Outlawing male identity and gender-specific language in government is only the beginning. And while the English language is being obliterated, identity and individuality may just be going down with it.”

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Yet Another European Crisis By Richard Miller

     What has Europe done to deserve such rapid destruction, coming unstuck on all fronts?  https://www.barrons.com/articles/europe-economic-crisis-is-coming-51545951011?     Oh, I found a neat summary of this tale of economic woe to make life easier for our long-suffering eyes:

“Summary: Europe faces a huge future recession not because of intermediate factors like falling imports, but because its consumer spending is falling. The “yellow vests” could not wish for a better exoneration: the regulatory, class warfare based tax-and-spend welfare state ran out of money to steal from the wealthy alone, and so has begun to take from the middle class in order to support its diversity underclass (mostly Roma/Pakistanis, Muslims, Africans, Turks, Eastern Europeans). This means that people have less money and their daily expenses are higher, which drives down consumption. It took a few decades to see the results, but now we are at the point where government has dried up the well of its own citizens, who are most likely supplementing their purchases with more barter, gardening, and under-the-table cash jobs in order to avoid the dying economy.

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Must the Left be Globalist? By James Reed

     The old Left, that which helped create the White Australia Policy, was anti-globalist, and nationalist. This Left was displaced by the 1960s revolution, which saw feminism and identity politics, filtered through cultural Marxism, arise. Yet, our enemies are not completely homogeneous, as an interesting article from the Left/socialist position by Angela Nagle, “The Left Case Against Open Borders,” details:  https://americanaffairsjournal.org/2018/11/the-left-case-against-open-borders/

“The transformation of open borders into a “Left” position is a very new phenomenon and runs counter to the history of the organized Left in fundamental ways. Open borders has long been a rallying cry of the business and free market Right. Drawing from neoclassical economists, these groups have advocated for liberalizing migration on the grounds of market rationality and economic freedom. They oppose limits on migration for the same reasons that they oppose restrictions on the movement of capital. The Koch-funded Cato Institute, which also advocates lifting legal restrictions on child labor, has churned out radical open borders advocacy for decades, arguing that support for open borders is a fundamental tenet of libertarianism, and “Forget the wall already, it’s time for the U.S. to have open borders.” The Adam Smith Institute has done much the same, arguing that “Immigration restrictions make us poorer.”

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Immigration Destroys Australian Workers’ Wages By James Reed

     Remember the old argument against immigration, popular when the White Australia Policy was first fought for, that immigration acts to destroy Australian workers’ wages? Guess what? A chapter in a new book by A. Stewart (et al.),  The Wage Crisis in Australia, (2018), by Iain Campbell, “Temporary Migrant Workers (TMWs), Underpayment and Predatory business Models,” shows that Australia’s immigration system is undercutting the wages of Australian workers:   https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2018/11/australias-immigration-system-undercuts-australian-workers/

“This chapter argues that the expansion of temporary labour migration is a significant development in Australia and that it has implications for wage stagnation… Three main facts about their presence in Australia are relevant to the discussion of wage stagnation. First, there are large numbers of TMWs in Australia, currently around 1.2 million persons. Second, those numbers have increased strongly over the past 15 years. Third, when employed, many TMWs are subject to exploitation, including wage payments that fall below — sometimes well below — the minimum levels specified in employment regulation… One link to slow wages growth, as highlighted by orthodox economics, stems from the simple fact of increased numbers, which add to labour supply and thereby help to moderate wages growth. This chapter argues, however, that the more salient point concerns the way many TMWs are mistreated within the workplace in industry sectors such as food services, horticulture, construction, personal services and cleaning. TMW underpayments, which appear both widespread in these sectors and systemic, offer insights into labour market dynamics that are also relevant to the general problem of slow wages growth…

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As An Engine Needs Fuel. .... So An Economy Needs Money By Peter Davis

     It is a sad fact very few people have any comprehension of how our "money supply" is created. Nor, its importance to a functioning National economy and the power exerted by those who control its flow into our economy. The objective of this brief paper is to try and convey those three criteria; How our money is created; its rate of distribution; and the control exerted by the private Reserve Banking system.

     In terms of simplicity, an internal combustion engine, together with its fuel supply, is an excellent illustration of how money functions in an economy ... Let us accept we possess an engine and we have some fuel. Providing we supply fuel in the correct air /fuel ratio the engine will run, thus performing our desired task. By increasing or decreasing the rate of flow of fuel/air we control the work performed, {the speed} of our engine; or, indeed, we stop the engine by turning off the flow of fuel.

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Life in the Amazon Jungle By Brian Simpson

     Wow, I had a bad feeling every time I got a book from Amazon, that people must be working in cages like beasts. No, that is optimistic, because presumably even in a cage one can still, in the worst case, do one’s business as my mother used to say, however messy. But, at Amazon you better wear a nappy, and be snappy, and happy:  https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/16/17243026/amazon-warehouse-jobs-worker-conditions-bathroom-breaks

“Amazon warehouse workers are forced to pee in bottles or forego their bathroom breaks entirely because fulfillment demands are too high, according to journalist James Bloodworth, who went undercover as an Amazon worker for his book, Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain. Targets have reportedly increased exponentially, workers say in a new survey revealed over the weekend, and as result, they feel pressured and stressed to meet the new goals. Workers who pick up products for delivery at a warehouse in Staffordshire, UK use bottles instead of the actual toilet, which is located too far away, Bloodworth reported. They are afraid of being disciplined for idling and losing their jobs as a result, he added. Bloodworth told The Sun in an interview that the warehouse resembled a prison or an airport, with high security scanners that check workers for banned items like hoodies, sunglasses, and phones, and other employees who pat down workers to check for stolen goods.

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Universities Helping China, on Your Tax Dollars! By James Reed

     It appears that a sizeable number of Chinese students are government agents, which is not really all that surprising since China is, after all, a communist state:  http://military.china.com.cn/2013-01/21/content_27745747.htm   http://mil.news.sina.com.cn/2013-08-27/0820737486.html

     That being so, the next logical step is for the Chinese commo party to train its cadre in Australia, because, Australia has no national pride and just wants to disappear down the plug hole of history:  https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/from-student-to-drone-swarms-how-the-chinese-communist-party-trains-its-cadres-in-australia-20181108-p50evg.html

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Old George does Not Like Old Borders By Richard Miller

     Just in case anyone thinks that we are running a George Soros conspiracy line, proof has emerged that he has had his wrinkly fingers deep in the migrant crisis:  https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2015/11/02/soros-admits-involvement-in-migrant-crisis-national-borders-are-the-obstacle/

“Billionaire investor George Soros has confirmed he wants to bring down Europe’s borders, following the accusation made last week by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Last week, Mr Orban accused Mr Soros – who was born in Hungary – of deliberately encouraging the migrant crisis. “This invasion is driven, on the one hand, by people smugglers, and on the other by those (human rights) activists who support everything that weakens the nation-state,” Mr Orban said. Mr Soros has now issued an email statement to Bloomberg Business, claiming his foundations help “uphold European values”, while Mr Oban’s actions in strengthening the Hungarian border and stopping a huge migrant influx “undermine those values.” “His plan treats the protection of national borders as the objective and the refugees as an obstacle,” Mr Soros added. “Our plan treats the protection of refugees as the objective and national borders as the obstacle.”

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Migrants lie? How is That Even Possible? By James Reed

     Thanks to Denis who forwarded this incredible story, from a site I had not heard of, which does not mean much because I have not heard of very much at all in this large and diverse, culturally rich world. Like lying migrants for example, who in the wildest stretch of their imagination, would even contemplate that migrants, who are all rocket scientists, if given half a chance, would lie?  https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/11/ngo-caught-on-camera-admitting-they-teach-migrants-to-lie-and-act-the-part-of-the-refugee-in-trauma/

“Documentary film-makers Lauren Southern and Caolan Robertson have released shocking new recordings in which the director of a major NGO in Europe told their undercover team how she teaches migrants to lie and pretend to be persecuted Christians to border police. Ariel Ricker, Executive Director of Advocates Abroad, was caught in the recordings admitting that the asylum process is simply theatre. “This is all like a big theatre production, everyone has a part to play and a refugee has to act the part of the refugee in trauma for the interviewers, but it is extremely difficult to do this because unless they are taught how to be this character, this actor, then they go about it usually the opposite way,” Ricker says. Ricker’s NGO, Advocates Abroad, provides legal aid to refugees and migrants seeking asylum in Europe. They have 380 staff members that are primarily involved in preparing refugees and migrants for their asylum interviews. In 2017, they worked with over 15,000 refugees. Southern’s team points out that they also recently campaigned with 12 British MPs to raise $100,000 in donations. In the shocking undercover video, Ricker also admits to teaching the migrants how to cry, to “act the part” of the “refugee in trauma” and even throw up to show extreme emotion.

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Smash the Paris Shackles By Viv Forbes

     A new lobby has called for Australia to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. Calling itself “The Saltbush Club” the group includes top scientists and engineers covering every aspect of the global warming/energy debate, as well as representatives from small business, big business, farmers and consumers. It challenges the whole idea of a consensus on man-made global warming, condemns the unjustified demonization of CO2 and denounces the baseless war on coal. Australia’s push to meet the Paris carbon dioxide emission targets is leading to higher electricity prices and unreliable supply. People think the Paris Accord is just about commitments to lower CO2. It is really about transferring wealth via the sticky-fingered UN to the so-called Less Developed Countries. It’s about advancing centralised UN control of people’s lives on a global scale. We must reject the UN Agenda which is crippling western industry with high-cost unreliable electricity, in a futile attempt to control global climate.  Viv Forbes, Washpool, Qld

Viv Forbes is Executive Director of the Saltbush Clubwww.saltbushclub.com

If Macron is a Globalist, Why Should America Pay for His Ravings? By Charles Taylor

     French president Macron has gone on the attack against nationalism, targeting Trump, and even wanting a New World order EU army. All of this and more came out at the Paris peace Forum, where he hoped to shine like a star, but France did not foot much of the bill:   https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2018/11/11/virgil-frances-macron-attacks-americas-trump-and-americans-help-pay-for-it/

“You see, even as Macron is zapping Trump for being a nationalist, the French president will be pushing, in Trump’s absence, a whole new initiative built around—you guessed it—globalism. As the Post also reported, “The president plans to fly home just as Macron’s Paris Peace Forum kicks off for three days of meetings aimed at galvanizing global action on shared challenges, such as climate change.” The Post quoted Thomas Wright, a Europe expert at the Brookings Institution, saying that Macron planned the Paris Peace Forum as “a counterpoint to ‘America First.’” Thus we can see: All the “Macron Attacks Trump” headlines are part of a deliberate strategy. … Under “Main Partners” and “Grand Partners,” we see such liberal reliables as the Carnegie Corporation, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Open Society Foundations. That last group, of course, is the outfit founded and funded by George Soros; just in 2017, he gave his philanthropic tool another $18 billion. So we can see: Macron has done a great job of rounding up the usual suspects of limousine liberalism. 

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Splitting Up Evil Big Tech By Brian Simpson

     With deplatforming and shutting down sites where there is media content that the System does not like, the call has gone out that there not merely should be regulation of Big Tech, but that these monopolies are so large that they are a danger to what remains of democratic institutions. And that is not just us, who face this threat, but the founder of the internet:  https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-11-evil-tech-giants-need-to-be-split-up-to-protect-humanity.html    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-technology-www/father-of-web-says-tech-giants-may-have-to-be-split-up-idUSKCN1N63MV

“Silicon Valley technology giants such as Facebook and Google have grown so dominant they may need to be broken up, unless challengers or changes in taste reduce their clout, the inventor of the World Wide Web told Reuters. The digital revolution has spawned a handful of U.S.-based technology companies since the 1990s that now have a combined financial and cultural power greater than most sovereign states. Tim Berners-Lee, a London-born computer scientist who invented the Web in 1989, said he was disappointed with the current state of the internet, following scandals over the abuse of personal data and the use of social media to spread hate. “What naturally happens is you end up with one company dominating the field so through history there is no alternative to really coming in and breaking things up,” Berners-Lee, 63, said in an interview. “There is a danger of concentration.”

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