Letter to The Editor - Not a word about the more important contrast between the major parties

To The Age        Ross Gittins provides an analysis of the differences between the Coalition and Labor that is slanted to attract more votes to Labor ("A real choice this election", 15/5). Just look at this sentence of his: "Labor wants to make the well-off (including the well-off retired) pay more tax, while using the proceeds to increase government spending on health, education, childcare and much else." And this phrase: "The biggest redistribution of income from high income earners to low and middle income earners we've seen in ages." And his conclusion: "Will your choice be aimed at benefiting yourself and your family, or the wider community and 'those less fortunate than ourselves'?" Not a word about the more important contrast between the major parties: Australia to remain under the Coalition a free nation (well, relatively, at least) or to become (thanks to an ALP-Greens alliance) a state-controlled socialist community on the way to communist tyranny.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic


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Letter to The Editor - The other great deprivation that threatens to follow is a loss of the integrity of our constitution

To The Australian        Janet Albrechtsen once again efficiently defends our traditional liberty ("Greens plan an arrow to the heart of free speech", 15/5). She is right that freedom of the press is "a core value in a liberal democracy" and that the term "hate speech" is "a highly subjective, legal weapon to be aimed at those who say things you hate." The warnings of George Orwell and Alexander Solzhenitsyn against incipient tyranny masquerading as idealistic "social justice" remain grimly relevant for us as the possibility of an ALP-Greens government looms. The other great deprivation that threatens to follow is a loss of the integrity of our constitution, with attacks on our monarchy that limits the powers of politicians and political parties, together with unsoundly based and divisive ethnic favouritism behind the push for "indigenous constitutional recognition." Will Australia be foolish enough to cross this new   historical Rubicon on May 18?
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic


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Letter to the Editor - The Election

     Make sure LNP controls the House of Representatives. Number all squares, put all Greens last and ALP second last. Beware of “Independents” – they may be turncoats like Windsor and Oakshott a while back. Make sure neither ALP/Greens nor LNP control the Senate. Pick sensible minor parties and give them your first vote. Keep numbering until you get to the LNP so your vote does not expire. Put Greens dead last on every ballot paper and ALP just above them. On the Senate keep numbering until you reach the LNP and give no votes to ALP/Greens. The main aim of Saltbush is to change the climate of public opinion. Politicians are driven by public opinion, which drives voting behaviour. So we need to change public opinion. It only needs a couple of percent of people to switch, and politicians will notice, and trim their sails to the new wind.

     We can only do that if we can communicate subversive ideas as widely as possible among opinion leaders, media and the public. In an attempt to change public opinions we have been releasing (every day) statements designed to dramatise and highlight the stupidity of the climate/energy policies or all major parties. Most of them are here:

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Get Some of Your Own Back, New Class! Bury the Universities in Infinity Educated Migrants! By James Reed

     Donald Trump, who obeys his son-in-law Jared, the real president’s every command, has indicated that all the jobs he allegedly created by his economic white magic will be soaked up by migrants. Wow … even Obama was not that bad, and it sure makes all those MAGA folks look mighty stupid backing this fat goose, but I suppose Hillary Clinton would have been the next worst president to Satan Prince of Darkness, so what can a man do? Anyway, I am writing this diatribe because the university new class embryos, the students, are going to cop it now, and it sure is about time:
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/08/white-house-immigration-plan-would-steer-new-migrants-into-u-s-college-jobs/

“The White House’s draft immigration plan includes valuable border security reforms, but it also shifts the migrant inflow from blue-collar jobs towards white-collar college jobs, so sharpening workplace competition for a wide range of American graduates. The bill would neither increase nor reduce total legal immigration, now at roughly 1.1 million per year. But it would reallocate green cards for family chain-migrants — such as immigrants’ parents, adult children, and siblings – towards “merit-based” slots for migrants with the job skills most sought by U.S. employers. “What we’re doing in this plan is we’re working on keeping the number the same,” a senior White House official said Tuesday. “We’re just changing the composition.” “We’ve been playing around with it to figure out how you build something that really works for America,” the official said, according to Politico. “The number one goal in that is to make sure that we’re not bringing in low-skilled labor.”

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Letter to the Editor - Green Heaven

It was a night to celebrate
            the Green goals had been won.
The last coal mine was firmly shut
            and all adored the sun.
Their panels covered all the flats
            and turbines spiked the hills.
The young got stoned on ethanol
            and oldies got the bills.
The cows were freed from bails and yards
            and drilling was rejected.
The rich folk got electric cars
            the poor got disconnected.
But then the weather got quite cold
            the sun it hibernated.
The power failed, no coal was mined,
            most folk refrigerated.
 
  Viv Forbes, Washpool, Qld

 

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Mission: Destroy Iran! Take More Oil! By Peter Ewer

     I suppose that it is a bit like death, international politics and war, and all that. When young, with something to lose, death is feared. But with advancing age and decay, not so much. America is decaying, President Rump is finished, so I suppose Jared has whispered in his shell-like ear; go ahead, wipe out Iran, then Venezuela, the people will remember you, even if Hillary 2.0 has you put in a cage. Yes, master I must obey, Rump said, sliding another hot dog down his throat.
  https://www.rt.com/news/458627-b52-middle-east-iran/

“The Pentagon will reportedly station four B-52 heavy bombers in the Middle East in response to what the White House called a “credible” Iranian attack plan on Americans or US allies in the region. Two of the warplanes will leave the Barksdale Air Force base in Louisiana for Qatar on Tuesday, where the other two will join them some time in the coming weeks, unnamed Pentagon sources told CBS. They will be stationed at the US Central Command’s headquarters at the al-Udeid Air Base near Doha. The move comes after the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group set sail for the Persian Gulf on Monday. White House National Security Advisor John Bolton announced both deployments over the weekend, claiming they are a response to “a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings” related to an Iranian attack.””

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How to Go to Invade Iran and Venezuela in One Clean Swoop By Charles Taylor

     The US agenda, given to it by the Masters of the Universe, is to take out both Iran and Venezuela. Don’t worry about the invasion of the border down south as all is going according to plan, for America will be made part of Mexico in a few years.  Thus, this is how it is going to be played out:
  https://www.npr.org/2019/04/08/710987393/u-s-labels-irans-revolutionary-guard-as-a-foreign-terrorist-organization

“Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro is partnering with Iran to establish a beachhead for terrorist groups in the Western Hemisphere, Vice President Mike Pence warned Tuesday. “The Iranian regime has been working with Venezuela’s corrupt dictatorship to establish a safe haven for its terrorist proxies,” Pence said in an address before the Council of the Americas. Maduro loyalists deny that Hezbollah, the preeminent terrorist subsidiary of Iran, has a presence in Venezuela, even though the regime’s top diplomat traveled to Beirut to meet with a Hezbollah leader last month. U.S. officials have contradicted those denials for years, but Pence’s State Department speech intensified the allegations just days after the dictator withstood an opposition-led call for a military uprising to overthrow the regime.

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So Much for Life, Leftist Style By Chris Knight

     Here is an interesting one, that shows in a nutshell the Leftist attitude to life, which is full-on utilitarian, seeing everybody, including minorities of their own race, as expendable:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-05-09-black-democrat-defends-abortion-and-murder.html

“During a recent legislative debate over a bill in Alabama that, if passed, would ban most abortions in the state, Representative John Rogers, a black Democrat, made some shocking statements in seeming support of murdering both unborn babies and grown adults, both of whom he described as oftentimes being “unwanted.” Arguing with his Republican counterparts, who want to make abortion illegal save for cases in which “abortion is necessary in order to prevent a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother,” Rep. Rogers openly declared that “some kids are unwanted,” adding that you either “kill them now or you kill them later.” “You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, you send them to the electric chair,” he’s quoted as saying, much to the surprise of his colleagues, and presumably to many of his constituents as well. “So, you kill them now or you kill them later,” he added, matter-of-factly.”

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The Miracle of the Egg By Bruce Bennett

     Throwing eggs at Australian politicians has become something of a national sport. There are hopes that this activity could catch on, with other nations purchasing Australian eggs, to throw at their pollies. Why would they do this, for don’t most countries have eggs of their own to throw? Well, Australian eggs are special because they do not break when thrown.
  https://www.rt.com/news/458535-australian-pm-egged-migration/

“The moment an activist attempted to crack an egg on the head of Australian PM Scott Morrison has been captured on video. Both Morrison and the egg survived intact, though an elderly woman got knocked over in the ensuing scuffle. Morrison was ambushed by a young female protester as he campaigned at the Country Women’s Association State Conference in Albury, New South Wales, on Monday. After Morrison delivered his speech, he went into the crowd, blending in with the predominantly female attendees. As he was chatting the voters up, a woman approached from behind in what looked like an attempt to smash an egg on Morrison's head. It is unclear if it went according to plan, as the egg appeared to either have bounced off Morrison’s head or to have missed it by an inch. In any case, it apparently landed on the floor, fully intact. A photo posted by ABC News reporter Dan Conifer shows presumably the same egg without a hint of a scratch or a crack.”

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The Miracle of the Egg By Bruce Bennett

     Throwing eggs at Australian politicians has become something of a national sport. There are hopes that this activity could catch on, with other nations purchasing Australian eggs, to throw at their pollies. Why would they do this, for don’t most countries have eggs of their own to throw? Well, Australian eggs are special because they do not break when thrown.
  https://www.rt.com/news/458535-australian-pm-egged-migration/

“The moment an activist attempted to crack an egg on the head of Australian PM Scott Morrison has been captured on video. Both Morrison and the egg survived intact, though an elderly woman got knocked over in the ensuing scuffle. Morrison was ambushed by a young female protester as he campaigned at the Country Women’s Association State Conference in Albury, New South Wales, on Monday. After Morrison delivered his speech, he went into the crowd, blending in with the predominantly female attendees. As he was chatting the voters up, a woman approached from behind in what looked like an attempt to smash an egg on Morrison's head. It is unclear if it went according to plan, as the egg appeared to either have bounced off Morrison’s head or to have missed it by an inch. In any case, it apparently landed on the floor, fully intact. A photo posted by ABC News reporter Dan Conifer shows presumably the same egg without a hint of a scratch or a crack.”

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Letter to The Editor - The British people would be fools to take this dishonourable behaviour lying down

To The Age        It is good news for the principle of genuine representative government that Nigel Farage's Brexit Party is doing so well in the UK ("Farage tops Tories in British poll", 13/5). First the Conservative Party and then a majority of MPs in the House of Commons have defied the popular wish for Britain to leave the dictatorial European Union, a wish shown clearly in the 2016 referendum verdict. The British people would be fools to take this dishonourable behaviour lying down. Let us hope that Farage is right that "millions of Britons will desert the two main parties" if PM Theresa May and Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn "reach a consensus", because any such agreement would be a betrayal of the majority will and an affront to democracy. It would be a Brexit in name only.

  Nigel Jackson.

 

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Letter to The Editor - Perhaps Richardson could explain why "nonsense" needs to be stopped by legal sanctions

To The Australian        Graham Richardson states that he would "never allow Holocaust-deniers to peddle their nonsense" ("Decorum in forum aids free speech", 13/5). He believes in limited speech, not free speech. He also says that he will vote Labor until the day he dies. Yes, the two things go together. Anyone voting Greens-Labor in the coming elections either (like Richardson) undervalues the fundamental importance of genuine free speech to our traditional Australian way of life or is ignorant of the issues involved. Once you allow the principle of intellectual freedom to be a little eroded, you open the door to further erosions and before you know it you live under tyranny. Perhaps Richardson could explain why "nonsense" needs to be stopped by legal sanctions. It's overkill, surely!

  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

 

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Openly False News from the Mainstream By Chris Knight

     This one is worth recording since the establishment continues to push the notion that the mainstream media reporting false news is, well, false news:
  https://www.rt.com/usa/458507-cnn-fake-news-venezuela/

“CNN took the concept of “fake news” to a whole new level with a recent report on Venezuela, in which it claimed that citizens “chose” coup leader Juan Guaido over current president Nicolas Maduro in January “elections.” In a report on Sunday’s deadly Venezuelan military helicopter crash, CNN wrote that “pressure is mounting” on Maduro to step down “following elections in January in which voters chose opposition leader Juan Guaido over him for president.” Slight problem there, CNN. Venezuela did not hold elections in January — and Guaido definitely did not win them. He did, however, try to seize power from Maduro by force in January with US backing — and then again in April. Both coup attempts failed and Maduro remains president with the support of millions of Venezuelans who still back him. But US officials have declared the Washington-friendly Guaido the country’s “legitimate” leader, so evidently this has been a confusing time for CNN’s intrepid reporters.”

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Will China have a Military Base on Your Street? By James Reed

     I saw a great electoral advert by the United Australia Party about the Chinese takeover of Western Australian mining resources. Here is some written material about this:
  https://www.unitedaustraliaparty.org.au/wa-labor-government-supporting-secret-takeover-of-australia/

Media release
WA Labor Government supporting secret takeover of Australia
The Labor government was supporting the clandestine takeover of Australia by granting Chinese communist government owned companies extraordinary powers to build and operate strategic assets in WA. That’s the stark assessment from the Leader of the United Australia Party’s Senate Team for Western Australia, James McDonald, who says allowing Chinese state-owned conglomerate CITIC Limited to build a jet airstrip in the Pilbara and exercise control over the deep water port at Cape Preston should be deeply concerning for all Australians. “Under a cloak of secrecy with the help of the Labor party,   Chinese communist government owned companies have built a private jet airport approximately 80km south of Karratha and the existing Karratha airport,’’ Mr McDonald said.

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How Cucked is Canada? Plenty! By Chris Knight

     Some Right-wing mathematician, if any exist, needs to work out a cuckiness scale to measure how degenerate nations, and maybe individuals are. Sweden, Not-Great Britain, and Canada will be hotly competing for top spot on the race to the bottom of the wheelie bin. Canada may be edging ahead, allowing even the Philippines to spit in its face over garbage:
  https://globalnews.ca/news/5232429/canada-philippines-garbage-dispute/

“Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte berated Canada on Tuesday in a long-running dispute over the 100 shipping containers of garbage exported to the Southeast Asia capital of Manila six years ago, threatening to sail it back to Canada. Two weeks after being threatened with war, Canada is offering to bring home the containers full of garbage that sparked a diplomatic dispute with the Philippines. A spokesperson for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland confirmed a report by the Canadian Press that the Canadian government has made a formal offer to the Philippines to bring back roughly six dozen containers of household trash incorrectly labelled as recycling almost six years ago. They will be shipped back to the Port of Vancouver if the offer is accepted. “Canada has made an offer to the Philippines with a view to quickly bring the garbage back to Canada for disposal,” said Adam Austen, press secretary for the minister, in an email. “We await their response.”

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The Left on the Rise of the Robots By Brian Simpson

     I stumbled onto this Left-wing site, “It’s Going Down,” by an accidental surfing and wash-out event. The opening bad language almost made me click off, but some perverse fascination kept my interest, as it seemed that even the Left are getting worried about the rise of the machines, and the displacement of workers:
  http://archive.is/z5sVd

“The scars of neoliberalism dot our landscape. But while outsourcing has pushed production overseas, at the same time in the last19 years, the majority of jobs lost in manufacturing, 85%, has been to machines that can now do the work of humans, also known as automation. Over the next 10 to 15 years, massive amounts of the American workforce are also expected to be displaced from their jobs by machines. As one expert on automation recently stated, cities like Las Vegas in ten years could become the next Detroit, as robots replace service workers. Meanwhile, other places will soon start to feel the hit with the coming of self-driving vehicles in the trucking industry, as massive corporations now pump billions into the creation of autonomous cars and trucks that will allow companies to compete with Amazon. The future is here, but only to leave us behind. In the face of this, economists and those in the tech industry expect two things. The first is simply that there will be widespread job displacement and loss; in short, things will get worse for the working class. But moreover, they argue that with so many workers making so little, there will be no one to buy their products. Such a situation, besides triggering a massive recession, may also lead to something the elites are even more afraid of: rebellion, revolt, and revolution.

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Post-Politics is Now about Stopping Politics By Richard Miller

     The election and spectacular failure of Donald Trump has shown that in the end, politics in the West is at an end, for the system now is too corrupt, and the elites too powerful to directly defeat. Until some black swan event (s) occurs, there will need to be strategies of neutralisation, minimising the power of the pollies to do anything. Hung parliaments are great parliaments:
  https://www.rt.com/news/457678-eu-right-wing-parties-election/

“One in 10 Europeans will back right-wing parties in the upcoming European Union elections, according to a new study, pointing to growing support for Euroskeptic movements across the bloc. A Bertelsmann Foundation study found that right-wing parties with a populist, nationalist or Euroskeptic bent received the highest level of voter approval of any single political grouping. 10.3 percent of voters said they would cast their ballots for right-wing parties, while only 6.2 percent said they positively identified with left-wing groups, and 4.4 percent with a Green party. Right-wing parties have seen a surge in support amid growing disillusionment with Brussels. Those parties include Italy’s Lega Nord, France’s National Rally party, as well as the right-wing Alternative for Germany – commonly known by its German acronym, AfD. The research indicates that voters care more about stopping parties and policies they dislike than advancing a positive agenda of their own, which, the researchers said, could end up feeding movements on the fringes. “Many citizens no longer choose to back one party, but rather vote against parties they oppose the most,” said Robert Vehrkamp, a co-author of the Bertelsmann study. “The populist parties have managed to create a stable and loyal voter base in a relatively short space of time,” he added.”

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Trump the Traitor By Charles Taylor

     America is really being swamped by migrants, not just from South America, but even from Africa.
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/04/25/mexico-300000-migrants-traveled-through-country-in-2019-including-from-africa-asia/#

     A recent Gallup poll found that immigration was seen by voters as the most important issue, more important than the economy, but Trump, contrary to every electoral promise, ignores this. Any politician, even from the Left, would be voted president in 2020, if he/she vowed to deal with the immigration problem, but after Trump, how could anyone be trusted?
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/04/25/gallup-gop-voters-rank-immigration-as-most-important-problem-in-u-s/

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Taxes Unto Death By James Reed

     It looks like it is time for Labor to be let back in to do their damage, political correctness overdrive like the bad old days of Julia Gillard. Then there is tax, tax, and more tax, which should interest the punters out there in the ‘burbs:
  https://joshfrydenberg.com.au/latest-news/21149/?fbclid=IwAR3BU2Ew30nOoogO_QFChoyg_cylpeAA18aiCurEVAWX-8Ccz1sozkHWX7Q

“THE HON JOSH FRYDENBERG MP Treasurer MEDIA RELEASE Media contact: Danielle McKay — Office of the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP — 02 6277 7340 The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP | Treasurer | MELBOURNE 24 January 2019 DEATH TAXES – YOU DON’T SAY, BILL! Facing growing pressure over Labor’s disastrous housing and retirees taxes, Bill Shorten today sought to deflect attention by flippantly remarking that the next thing they say will be “that Labor wants to introduce death taxes.” You don’t say, Mr Shorten! Indeed, it was Shorten’s Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh who wrote an article titled “Bring Back the Inheritance Tax” in which he enthusiastically states: “From a pure economic rationalist perspective … what is often not recognised is that inheritance taxes are also an efficient form of revenue raising” Andrew Leigh, New Matilda, 7 March 2006 Dr Leigh, who will be responsible for crafting tax policy were Labor to be elected, has written extensively on the subject, including a paper titled “Toying with Death and Taxes”. But it is not only Labor frontbenchers who believe in the death tax.

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Letter to The Editor - The liberals, alas, in a crunch will side with the Left rather than the Right

To The Australian        The latest news from Britain ("Don't cave in to Labour on Brexit, Tories tell May", 7/5) suggests that the actual political struggle going on there now is between those who want a strong betrayal of Brexit and those who want a milder one. The tale has a message for Australia at election time. Just as in the UK, so here, the problem for conservatives is that the main centre-right party is actually fundamentally split between liberals and genuine traditionalists. The liberals, alas, in a crunch will side with the Left rather than the Right - as the Brexit tragedy shows. In both nations too few voters really care for traditional values and the attitudes of responsibility and self-restraint that underpin them. At election time here the best that conservatives can do is direct their primary votes to a right-wing minority party if the mainstream anti-Left candidate is in fact a liberal, not a conservative.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

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