SPEECH BY THE PRIME MINISTER HON. R. (Bob) J. HAWKE TO THE FABIAN SOCIETY CENTENARY DINNER MELBOURNE, 18TH MAY 1984

For any association or secular institution to reach its first century is noteworthy and, in our times, remarkable enough in itself. That alone would be sufficient reason for us to join together tonight in this celebration of the centenary of the Fabian Society, brought into formal existence in London a hundred years ago this month. And, incidentally, I trust it will be noted in the appropriate quarters that those of us here tonight associated with the Australian Labor Party and the Australian Labor Government have been so far able to overcome our notorious prejudices as to celebrate a British institution - indeed in many respects a quintessential British institution.

 

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The Clown Who will be the Next President By Chris Knight

     There is a man doper than even President Rump, and soon he is likely to be the one who finally seals the fate of the human race, our extinction event, or at least the extinction of Western civilisation: Joe Biden. The Deep State could not have created a more compliant dummy in their genetic engineering plants. Here is old Joe in action with “his” promises:
  https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2019/06/11/joe-biden-if-elected-were-going-to-cure-cancer/

“Former Vice President Joe Biden made a campaign promise to “cure” cancer if elected president in 2020 during an event in the state of Iowa on Monday afternoon. “I’ve worked so hard in my career, that I promise you, if I’m elected president you’re gonna see the single most important thing that changes America, we’re gonna cure cancer,” Biden told supporters in Ottumwa. Biden has made eradicating the deadly disease a primary focus since his son, Beau Biden, lost his fight in 2015 with Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. While vice president, he oversaw the Obama administration’s “Cancer Moonshot” —  an initiative aimed at achieving a “decade’s worth of advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, in five years.” After leaving the White House, Biden oversaw the Biden Cancer Initiative with a mission to “develop and drive implementation of solutions to accelerate progress in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, research, and care, and to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes.” He is no longer a part of the initiative since running for president.”

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Letter to The Editor - They are kith and kin of the majority of us Australians

To The Australian        Australia appears to be shirking a family obligation ("Don't deny us sanctuary, white farmers tell Dutton", 19/6). The government should honour the policy espoused last year by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton to effect a special refugee intake of persecuted white South Africans. We owe this to these people because they are kith and kin of the majority of us Australians. We admire Jews and Aboriginals for fighting for the interests of their peoples, even if we disagree with some of their policies. So why not the same loyalty to our own? Moreover, they will make excellent new Australians and benefit the whole nation.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

How to Create a Country with no Heart? - Stack and Pack the Coast By Viv Forbes

     What happened to Australia’s once-bipartisan policies favouring decentralisation? Why is every proposal to develop an outback mine, dam, irrigation scheme or a real power station now labelled “controversial” by the ABC and opposed by the ALP/Greens? This coastal-city focus and the hostility to new outback industry (except for wind/solar toys) has surely reached its zenith with the recent state budget for Queensland. The population of coastal and metropolitan Queensland is surging with baby-boom retirees, welfare recipients, grey nomads, tourists, overseas students, migrants and winter refugees. But the outback is dying with lagging industry and many aging farmers retiring to the coast. We are creating a country with no heart. The growing urban and seaside population needs power, water and food.

     However two critical power-water-food infrastructure projects that have been on the drawing boards for decades did not even rate a mention in the state budget – an expansion of coal-fired power at Kogan Creek and a water supply dam at Nathan Gorge. The current policy of all major parties is cluttering the countryside with piddling subsidised intermittent power producers like solar panels and wind turbines plus their expensive network of roads and transmission lines. This is inflating electricity prices, and future generations will see this bi-partisan energy policy as a disastrous blunder. It is also a mistake to encourage or subsidise private electricity cartels and put politicians, not engineers, in charge of power generation. The Kogan Creek power station with its adjacent coal mine was opened in 2007. It is connected to the National Grid and integrated with local gas-fired and solar supplies. It was always planned to add another generating unit at Kogan Creek, but twelve long years have passed with no action.

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Letter to The Editor - Threatening our internal stability and national security

To The Australian        Neither John Wylie ("Indigenous call deserves response from the heart", 18/6) nor Kenneth Wiltshire ("Voice to Parliament too important to get wrong", 18/6) has provided a successful and convincing case for constitutional recognition of indigenous Australians. As for Wylie's vague, sentimental and untrustworthy assertions, Australians generally are under no obligation, legal, moral or spiritual, to engage in "a generous and respectful accommodation with indigenous Australians." He does not address the questionable status in the context of constitutional change, of Australians identifying as "indigenous" or the consequent doubt as to the validity of their case. As for Wiltshire, it is ingenuous of him to state that "it is hard not to wonder what all the fuss is about regarding this proposal", when he makes no effort to counter the well-established case that constitutional entrenchment in any form would be fundamentally divisive of this nation, threatening our internal stability and national security, and also fundamentally inequitable towards all non-indigenous Australians.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

Peak Clown World: Now Facebook Banning for Non-Existent Things! By Paul Walker

     Big Tech is getting into overdrive, banning even anti-racist posts because somehow these violate its sacred standards, but even more interesting are bans on items that have been off platform, which occurred to Natural News. Social critic Matt Forney also got banned for doing nothing but being his loveable self:

“You gotta love the Kafka-esque logic. I was banned for a violation of the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities even though my account was inactive and the only things I had publicly published on it were pictures of myself. I appeal and get told that they can’t tell me what I specifically did wrong, only that their decision to ban me is final. This ban isn’t much an issue for me since, as I said earlier, I had stopped posting or promoting my work on Facebook a long time ago and I only used my account to look at expat/language exchange groups and communicate with a few people (all of whom have other means by which they can contact me). Indeed, I’ve been on the receiving end of Facebook’s censorship for quite a long time: my blog’s Facebook page was banned all the way back in 2014—long before the current censorship wave started—due to repeated false flagging by feminists. Facebook has been dying as a platform for the longest time and I had actually briefly deleted my account outright last summer. However, this ban is more evidence that the noose of censorship is tightening around us all. I was likely put on some list of “white nationalists” or “extremists” due to my work reporting on the 2016 presidential election, and this was probably part of a greater purge of right-wingers from Facebook in preparation for the 2020 election. Big Tech is angry and upset that independent journalists, writers, video hosts, and other content creators were able to help Donald Trump in 2016, and they intend to ensure that that can never happen again.”

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Why has New Zealanders Ignored the Gun Bans? Is this Shocking Racism? By John Steele

     Here is some news that the local rags are not reporting: that New Zealanders, now that all of the emotion has died down, and the headscarfs put back in the knicker drawer, are ignoring the gun ban:
  https://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/new-zealand-gun-control-fails-as-kiwis-ignore-the-new-bans_06102019
  https://www.libertynation.com/kiwis-just-say-no-to-gun-ban/

“New Zealand politicians who rushed to enact nationwide gun confiscation following the Christchurch mosque massacres are befuddled by the lack of enthusiasm from citizens who have yet to comply with the new law. The so-called “gun reform” was expected to rid the vast New Zealand countryside of most semi-automatic firearms, magazines over a specified limit, and shotguns. Two months ago, Reuters breathlessly reported, “New Zealand police expect tens of thousands of firearms to be surrendered by a guns buy-back scheme.” Law enforcement authorities averred that “it could be more.” Pregnant with the expectation that gun owners would trade their firearms for cash, the political class is nonplussed by the results. Only 530 guns have thus far been turned in to the authorities.

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US Preparing for China War By James Reed

     Michael Klare has published a number of books dealing with the issue of resource depletion, and how this pushes the powers in a scramble for what is left, inevitably leading to war. Now I know many believe that there is no shortage of anything (especially bs), but just humour us here. In the end we will know, if anything remains after the next great conflict, which we all know will happen. The quote is long, but good, so pour yourself a nice refreshing  cuppa, butter up a hot scone and enjoy:
  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-08/pentagons-spoiling-fight-china-not-iran
  http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176570/tomgram%3A_michael_klare%2C_fighting_the_next_war%2C_not_the_last/

“Hawks in the White House, led by National Security Advisor John Bolton, see a war aimed at eliminating Iran’s clerical leadership as a potentially big win for Washington. Many top officials in the U.S. military, however, see the matter quite differently -- as potentially a giant step backward into exactly the kind of low-tech ground war they’ve been unsuccessfully enmeshed in across the Greater Middle East and northern Africa for years and would prefer to leave behind. Make no mistake: if President Trump ordered the U.S. military to attack Iran, it would do so and, were that to happen, there can be little doubt about the ultimate negative outcome for Iran. Its moth-eaten military machine is simply no match for the American one. Almost 18 years after Washington’s war on terror was launched, however, there can be little doubt that any U.S. assault on Iran would also stir up yet more chaos across the region, displace more people, create more refugees, and leave behind more dead civilians, more ruined cities and infrastructure, and more angry souls ready to join the next terror group to pop up. It would surely lead to another quagmire set of ongoing conflicts for American soldiers. Think: Iraq and Afghanistan, exactly the type of no-win scenarios that many top Pentagon officials now seek to flee. But don’t chalk such feelings up only to a reluctance to get bogged down in yet one more war-on-terror quagmire. These days, the Pentagon is also increasingly obsessed with preparations for another type of war in another locale entirely: a high-intensity conflict with China, possibly in the South China Sea.

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Another Day; More Big Tech Bans By Chris Knight

     Now one cannot discuss the immigration status of people, illegal immigrants, without facing Big Tech bans:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-06-08-youtubes-new-censorship-purge-bans-videos-that-talk-about-illegal-immigrants.html

     The next site to fall to the Big Tech bans is Natural News.com, being permanently banned by Facebook. Mike Adams has never done anything even mildly racist, and exactly the opposite in fact, openly championing the idea that there is a genocidal policy against Blacks, which could well be true too. But, he has taken on the anarcho-tyrannical system, especially regarding health, so he must go:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-06-09-facebook-bans-natural-news-health-ranger-responds.html

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But, That’s Tribalism! By James Reed

     There we go, the great English comic John Cleese saying that London is not English enough! John, you have been too busy making people laugh to pay attention to what has been happening, as London is now majority non-white, so your England is gone, gone, gone. Why Somali parents are sending their kiddies home because of the knife violence, so England as you knew it is at the zombie apocalypse level:
  https://news.yahoo.com/john-cleese-slams-london-for-not-being-english-enough-092406316.html
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7077579/Somali-parents-London-send-children-Africa-knife-crime-epidemic.html

“Hundreds of British parents are sending their teenage children back to East Africa to avoid the knife crime epidemic that has struck London and seen 51 murders this year. And the teenagers say they feel safer there, despite the Foreign and Commonwealth office advising against all travel to Somalia and warning against the threat of terrorism across Kenya. One Somali mother, Amina, was interviewed on the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme and told the harrowing story of how her 15-year-old son was stabbed four times, just 17 days after he returned from a year-long stay in their homeland. She said: 'They damaged his bladder, his kidneys, his liver. He's got permanent damage. 'He was safer there [in Somaliland] than he was here, 100 per cent more safe than in London.' Last year the Foreign Office named Somalia the 13th most dangerous country in the world due to its constant threat of terrorism. And yet two in five Somalian families in London are sending their children home to avoid the knife crime epidemic hitting the capital, according to the mayor of Islington."

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Surprise! Surprise! Collapse! By Bruce Bennett

     I was reading a philosophical piece about Oswald Spengler (1880-1936) and historical causality, or lack of it, not understanding much of it, and was going to move on, until I read this passage quoted below, and the lights were suddenly turned on:
  https://www.counter-currents.com/2019/06/spengler-on-causation/#more-93938

“The “official” reason given for the collapse of the Soviet Union is that President Reagan’s arms build-up led to a competitive arms race that bankrupted the Soviet Union. That is pure hogwash. North Korea has assembled a nuclear program with an economy just a small fraction of that of the former Soviet Union and with a far greater power differential than that which existed between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. The real reason for the collapse of the Soviet Union was a collective loss of will, a loss that has yet to affect North Korea. But how does one go about explaining a nation’s loss of will? There are too many variables, too many moving parts, for a cause-and-effect explanation to be satisfactory. Spengler’s great insight is that nations, like individual human beings, are organic entities, and all organic entities have a life span. One can eat healthy foods, exercise regularly, avoid drugs, tobacco, and excessive alcohol consumption, and yet one will inevitably die. This is the destiny of all individuals, and according to Spengler, the destiny of all cultures and civilizations. We on the dissident Right have the advantage that we are aware that the West has lost its will to survive, that Western Civilization is slowly committing suicide.

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Who are the Dumbest of All? By Peter West

     Conservatives typically ignore issues of genetic quality when rattling on about “we the people,” those who will arise and defeat the Dark Lords of Mordor, because the good guys always win, don’t they? But, an intriguing article at the ever heretical The Burning Platform.com by Donald Jeffries, hoses this idea down with the cold waters of reason. But before outlining this, I found the concept of “the burning platform” equally as insightful, pregnant with meaning:
  https://www.managementcentre.co.uk/create-a-burning-platform/

“Burning platforms are very powerful drivers of strategic change. They are what happens when:
•    There is a real and immediate crisis
•    There is a limited number of difficult and challenging choices
•    Each of the choices is irreversible
•    Each choice has a high risk of failure

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Here is Where This is all Going; Dismantling White Culture, Rather Quickly By Peter West

     The ever-delightful Ann Coulter, has an eye-opening piece about how far things are spiralling down in the de-education system, with now the rejection of standards of evidence as “racist”!
  https://www.takimag.com/article/the-whole-folk-tale-and-nothing-but-the-folk-tale/

“New York City public school teachers recently revealed that they have been instructed to reject “objectivity,” “written documentation” and “perfectionism” by Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, as part of his effort to “dismantle racism.” Carranza identified these values as tools of the “white-supremacy culture.” Our cultural overlords are way ahead of Carranza. With lightning speed, we’ve abandoned old, hidebound, Anglo-Saxon facts-and-evidence standards in deference to new, fresh African folk tale standards. (According to J. Bekunuru Kubayanda, writing in the Afro-Hispanic Review, even Latin America and the Caribbean got their oral history traditions from Africa.) Thus, for example, Gen. Robert E. Lee has been re-invented as a white genocidal lunatic. Meanwhile, actual tape-recorded evidence of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. engaging in sex orgies will not put a dent in his hero status.

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How to Create a Country with no Heart? - Stack and Pack the Coast By Viv Forbes

     What happened to Australia’s once-bipartisan policies favouring decentralisation? Why is every proposal to develop an outback mine, dam, irrigation scheme or a real power station now labelled “controversial” by the ABC and opposed by the ALP/Greens? This coastal-city focus and the hostility to new outback industry (except for wind/solar toys) has surely reached its zenith with the recent state budget for Queensland. The population of coastal and metropolitan Queensland is surging with baby-boom retirees, welfare recipients, grey nomads, tourists, overseas students, migrants and winter refugees. But the outback is dying with lagging industry and many aging farmers retiring to the coast. We are creating a country with no heart. The growing urban and seaside population needs power, water and food.

     However two critical power-water-food infrastructure projects that have been on the drawing boards for decades did not even rate a mention in the state budget – an expansion of coal-fired power at Kogan Creek and a water supply dam at Nathan Gorge. The current policy of all major parties is cluttering the countryside with piddling subsidised intermittent power producers like solar panels and wind turbines plus their expensive network of roads and transmission lines. This is inflating electricity prices, and future generations will see this bi-partisan energy policy as a disastrous blunder. It is also a mistake to encourage or subsidise private electricity cartels and put politicians, not engineers, in charge of power generation.

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Letter to The Editor - Sheer political power of the "Remain" camp

To The Age        You are right that any new Conservative leader in the UK will need to show good judgment and diplomatic skill in seeking a viable path forward for the nation ("Johnson as PM not a comforting thought", 17/6). However, the "great complexities" of achieving constitutional severance of Britain from the EU are not beyond the power of Boris Johnson or any other prime minister and his team. What may prove more intractable is the sheer political power of the "Remain" camp who naturally do not feel that "a narrowly won referendum" de-authorises their resistance. The British people as a whole need to bring goodwill, integrity, magnanimity and intelligent compromise to bear in this fraught situation. Let us hope they find a fruitful way forward.

  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave

Letter to The Editor - The nation needs a new Dryden

To The Australian          Full marks again to Greg Sheridan, this time for his demolition of the "politically correct" tomfoolery going on in Britain and especially London ("Politically correct London becoming more nutty by the day", 17/6). The nation needs a new Dryden, Pope or Swift to adequately ridicule "the sheer psycho-silliness of the whole business." Here is a sample of what's needed.

     The public scene presents a dismal sight
     As pseudo-victims moan about their plight.
     Rather hear donkeys bray or monkeys scream
     Than suffer London's current bedlam dream!

  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

No Criticism of … We are British You Know! By Richard Miller

     It is only natural that at the end of the West things will go this way, as the body social goes mad through a kind of mad liberalism disease, banning everything in sight and making laws against traditional Britain:
  https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14351/britain-blasphemy-law

The long-running dispute revolves — most recently — around an effort by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims, a cross-party formation of around two-dozen MPs in the British Parliament, to institutionalize the definition of Islamophobia in racial rather than religious terms.

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Letter the The Editor - Concerning a Bill of Rights

     It doesn’t take much of an issue to generate calls for a Bill of Rights. People believe it will enhance their freedoms. In fact a Bill of Rights can restrict freedoms because it actually prescribes all rights available.  Obviously then, any ‘right’ not mentioned is forbidden. Our system provides us maximum freedom where we have the lawful right to do anything except the minimum number of things which are forbidden. Not having a Bill of rights can be likened to our road rules where we are free to drive wherever we choose provided we obey any road rules like speed limits and “No Entry” signs.
  Ken Grundy

Will US Tariffs Come Our Way? By Chris Knight

     Is all of this American coverage really necessary …  I mean, how does this affect us here in little old OZ? Consider this, that Australia has dodged a US tariff bullet for the time. But in the future, who knows, Trump is insane, as the Left rightly says:
  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/02/business/trump-australia-tariffs.html

“The Trump administration considered imposing tariffs on imports from Australia last week, but decided against the move amid fierce opposition from military officials and the State Department, according to several people familiar with the discussions. Some of President Trump’s top trade advisers had urged the tariffs as a response to a surge of Australian aluminum flowing onto the American market over the past year. But officials at the Defense and State Departments told Mr. Trump the move would alienate a top ally and could come at significant cost to the United States. The administration ultimately agreed not to take any action, at least temporarily. The measure would open yet another front in a global trade war that has pitted the United States against allies like Canada, Mexico, Europe and Japan, and deepened divisions with countries like China. It would also be the end of a reprieve for the only country to be fully exempted from the start from steel and aluminum tariffs that Mr. Trump imposed last year.

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Letter to The Editor - For some months you appear to have censored out of existence that large body of Australians firmly opposed to any form of "indigenous constitutional recognition"

To The Age         You are perfectly entitled to defend "the principle of a free media" ("Media must report without fear", 6/6); and you are right to assert further that a free media has "a public-interest duty to report truthfully, responsibly and without fear or favour." Alas, as one who has read your paper regularly for over sixty years, I have to point out that you do not always live up to that ideal. Two areas of discourse at once come to mind. For some months you appear to have censored out of existence that large body of Australians firmly opposed to any form of "indigenous constitutional recognition" or treaty making with indigenous Australians. The other area is responsible right-wing culture, as manifested both in Australia and overseas. There is a yawning gap in your reporting and commentary. This greatly hinders the conservative cause in our nation. Your progressivist lens has been too narrow.
Yours sincerely,
  Nigel Jackson