To The Age The "bizarre claims" of English controversialist David Icke are unlikely to gain much support in our land ("Ban on conspiracy theorist Icke", 21/2), and the last minute cancellation of his visa is hardly "a defining moment for who we are as a nation", as Dver Abramovitch has claimed. However, some of Icke's reported views, which clearly offend a powerful lobby, deserve open discussion. It is a pity that, as with the treatment of David Irving in the 1990s, our government has sacrificed the principle of free speech to placate that lobby. Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic
Here is an insightful article on the way that radical divisions are now opening up and swallowing the American Democrats, who are the party of diversity. We see here the future direction which Australia’s own Labor Party will be taking. It is some way bend the Americans, but it is still on the same track, it being just a question of time lines: https://vdare.com/articles/patrick-j-buchanan-will-diversity-be-the-death-of-the-democrats
“Both of America's great national parties are coalitions. But it is the Democratic Party that never ceases to celebrate diversity—racial, religious, ethnic, cultural—as its own and as America's "greatest strength." Understandably so, for the party is home to a multitude of minorities. It is the domain of the LGBTQ movement. In presidential elections, Democrats win 70 percent of Hispanics, Jews and Asian-Americans, and 90 percent of African-Americans. Yet, lately, the party seems to be careening into a virtual war of all against all. Democratic Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring of Virginia have both admitted to using blackface. Northam imitated Michael Jackson's "moonwalk" in a 1984 dance contest. Herring, in 1980 at the University of Virginia, did a blackface impression of rap icon Kurtis Blow, who called it ugly and degrading. The resignations of both have been demanded by Virginia's black leadership. Northam and Herring, however, are defying the demands.
The universities are now worse than China under Mao, regarding political correctness and surveillance. Here is what one Black “queer” student has proposed at Yale University: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-14-yale-university-newspaper-urges-students-to-surreptitiously-spy-on-white-classmates.html
“[She] recently penned an op-ed calling on all Yale students to spy on their straight, white male classmates in order to collect any “evidence” that might destroy their careers later on in life. Isis Davis-Marks, … held nothing back in expressing her bigoted hatred towards all white males, whom she admittedly and broadly regards as liars and sexual predators. Isis further compared all white males to the Honorable Justice Brett Kavanaugh, whom she personally believes is guilty of past improprieties against women based solely on the unsubstantiated hearsay of Christine Blasey-Ford.
Recall how our High court was striking down pollies on the foreign allegiance issue based on section 44? Now it seems things have got a wee bit more complicated as Rod Culleton has taken the matter to the UK supreme court for a ruling: https://cairnsnews.org/2019/02/12/high-court-expulsion-of-senator-culleton-wrong-at-law-uk-supreme-court/
“Culleton advised by UK Supreme Court his senate expulsion was wrong at law leaving the way open for other expelled senators to reclaim their seats. The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has advised Western Australia Senator-in-exile Rod Culleton the High Court of Australia has erred by removing him from the senate. In January Culleton filed an appeal, contrary to legal advice, against his senate expulsion in the Supreme Court(Privy Council) citing s47 of the Commonwealth Constitution of Australia, which had been ignored by the High Court. This section states: ‘Until the Parliament otherwise provides, any question respecting the qualification of a senator or of a member of the House of Representatives, or respecting a vacancy in either House of the Parliament, and any question of a disputed election to either House, shall be determined by the House in which the question arises.’ The High Court, sitting as the Court of Disputed Returns, expelled him from the senate in 2017 on a referral from then Attorney General, Senator George Brandis. “Preliminary guidance from my case manager in the UK Supreme Court referred me to a legal maxim from a case precedent, Hilary Term  UKSC 3.”
Where do we start in exploring the levels of fake news by the establishment? First, the Douma gas attack footage, used as a justification by the White House for the bombing of Syria, was fake, surprise, surprise: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-14/bbc-shocks-douma-gas-attack-scene-staged-producer-says-after-6-month-syria
“Now approaching nearly a year after the April 7, 2018 alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria — which the White House used as a pretext to bomb Syrian government facilities and bases throughout Damascus — a BBC reporter who investigated the incident on the ground has issued public statements saying the "Assad sarin attack" on Douma was indeed "staged". Riam Dalati is a well-known BBC Syria producer who has long reported from the region. He shocked his nearly 20,000 twitter followers on Wednesday, which includes other mainstream journalists from major outlets, by stating that after a "six month investigation" he has concluded, "I can prove without a doubt that the Douma Hospital scene was staged."
To The Age Chris Uhlmann asks whether Australians are willing to engage in a cowardly silence in the face of communist Chinese aggression towards Chinese people in our land ("Will we pay China's price?", 20/2). Are we prepared to kow tow for trading profits? One would like to say no, but the current moral and ethical confusion in Australia raises doubts about whether we have sufficient integrity to stand against tyranny. In any case, geopolitically we may be in a similar position to the Melians before the might of Athens overwhelmed them, as described by Thucydides. Let's give it a go in the Anzac spirit, anyway. To do so, we will need first class diplomacy to maintain a wall of alliances in south-east Asia to curb China's imperialism. We will also need a conservative and traditionalist renaissance to provide the necessary spine; and that in turn will need a profound religious reformation to bring Christian teaching into harmony with metaphysical truth. What we don't need is left-wing faux idealism, which currently rages like fever in our body politic. Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic
To The Australian David Icke's views that we are subject to control by an alien "lizard people" does not instil confidence in his rationality, but he should be allowed to visit Australia ("Australia 'top pick for hate preachers'", 20/2). This is because we should firmly protect the principle of authentic free speech in our nation. Nor, for the same reason, should terms like "Holocaust denial" or "anti-Semitic hate preachers" be used to close down dissident arguments about the Nazi period of German history. Not all revisionist historians are neo-Nazis or lovers of authoritarian and militaristic governments; and some of their published research appears to have value. Jewish groups would be wiser to avoid inflamed language and concentrate on calling for careful and gracious discussion of matters that affect their interests and on which they are justified in calling for decent and fair-minded commentary rather than rabble-rousing. Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic
20 February 2019,
The Chairman of the Saltbush Club, Mr Jerry Ellis, today warned that Australia needs more reliable baseload power.“With the population and the economy growing, but with electricity availability and reliability in decline, we are racing headlong into a brick wall of blackouts. “Recession and disruption will probably follow, bringing to mind those memorable 1990 words of Paul Keating: ‘This is the recession we had to have’. Except in this case the recession will be self-inflicted. “Much of my working life was in the steel industry in the 1970s and 1980s. It operated 24x7, with large numbers of electric motors requiring a continuous supply of low-cost electrical power. Un-planned interruptions were rare, but when they occurred they were very costly. “Now we face the prospect of planned and unplanned loss of power due to the rundown of base-load power capacity. It must be a nightmare for today’s steelmakers and aluminium refineries facing this growing crisis. “It is essential that Australia rebalances economic imperatives against populist ideas regarding the release of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. “A strong Australian economy is crucial to Australia’s welfare and will also make a valuable contribution to world prosperity. “Australia produces a tiny proportion of the world’s carbon dioxide. Even total closure of our industry would have no detectable impact on carbon dioxide emissions or global climate. “We urgently need new supplies of reliable energy from coal, gas, hydro or nuclear.” Jerry Ellis was supported by Sir Rod Carnegie, former Managing Director, CEO and Chairman of CRA (Rio Tinto) who said: “It is essential that Australia regains its reputation for cheap reliable electricity or we will lose our manufacturing and refining industries, returning only to our backbone industries of agriculture and mining”.
Pardon the French, but do you recall President Trump rattling on some time back, that he did not want migrants from sh*thole countries, and how the media responded to his play acting? Well, the US, and most of the West are coming to be that, quite literally: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-13/rats-public-defecation-open-drug-use-our-major-western-cities-are-becoming
“Those that must live among the escalating decay are often numb to it, but most of those that are just in town for a visit are absolutely shocked by all of the trash, human defecation, crime and public drug use that they encounter. Once upon a time, our beautiful western cities were the envy of the rest of the world, but now they serve as shining examples of America’s accelerating decline. The worst parts of our major western cities literally look like post-apocalyptic wastelands, and the hordes of zombified homeless people that live in those areas are too drugged-out to care. The ironic thing is that these cities are not poor. In fact, San Francisco and Seattle are among the wealthiest cities in the entire nation. So, if things are falling apart this dramatically now, how bad will things get when economic conditions really start to deteriorate? Let’s start our discussion by looking at the rat epidemic in Los Angeles. Thanks to extremely poor public sanitation, rats are breeding like mad, and at this point they have even conquered Los Angeles City Hall…
George Soros is worried about whether on not “Europe” will survive, what with all of those terrible nationalist/populist types. You see, “Europe” for George is defined as non-White, and based purely on eternal immigration. What we might call “Europe,” based upon traditional understandings, is simply rejected by him. https://www.foxnews.com/world/george-soros-says-europe-is-on-cusp-of-a-nightmare-as-right-wing-parties-set-to-win-big-in-european-election.amp
“Left-wing billionaire George Soros, in a rare op-ed, has fired a warning shot to what he describes as the “sleeping pro-European majority” ahead of the European Parliament elections in May -- saying Europe needs to "wake up before it is too late" and before nationalist parties take control. “Europe is sleepwalking into oblivion, and the people of Europe need to wake up before it is too late,” the Hungarian-American financier, known for his promotion of left-wing policies, he wrote for Project Syndicate. Soros is something of a bogeyman in right-wing circles due to his funding of left-wing causes both in Europe and the U.S. Hungary’s nationalist government recently passed a “Stop Soros” package to curtail his activities via his Open Society Foundations -- including a measure making it illegal for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to organize illegal immigration into the country. Last year, British media reported that Soros had delivered $560,000 to an anti-Brexit campaign, leading to accusations from Brexiteers that he was part of an international plot to stop Brexit and bring down the government. But with nationalist and right-wing parties on the rise in Europe, Soros is setting off alarm bells of his own. In his op-ed, he claims that “anti-European forces” will have a competitive advantage in May, when lawmakers to the European Parliament will be elected. He blames the “outdated party system” and “the lack of legal tools for disciplining member states that violate the principles on which the European Union was founded.”
No wonder George Soros is worried; Hungary is trying to do what nations should, support the local population with pro-family policies, rather than try and replace them by mad mass immigration: https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/02/11/exclusive-hungary-rejects-mass-migration-prefers-pro-family-policy/ https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/02/11/we-need-hungarian-children-orban-tax-breaks-families/
“Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjártó has described how his country has rejected multiculturalism and mass migration and as a solution to demographic and labour market challenges, favouring a more socially cohesive society and policies which support local people to raise their own families and up-skill. “We have made it very clear during the debate in the European Union that we do not consider migration as a proper answer to our challenges regarding demography, or our challenges regarding the labour market,” the Hungarian told Breitbart News Deputy Political Editor Amanda House in an exclusive interview. “When it comes to demography, we would rather support our families to be able to raise more kids, and not to make it an economic decision whether to have another kid or not,” he explained. Szijjártó described some of the policies the Fidesz-KDNP government under Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to support natural population growth as an alternative to mass migration, some fairly standard — free kindergarten, school books and meals, and so on — and others more creative, such as a “taxation system which favours the family.” For example, he described how “in case of raising three kids and having a salary around the average, you are basically exempt from paying personal income tax; you can get good tax exemptions if you build a house or buy one if you have kids in the family.”
We are constantly told as part of the brainwashing, that the nation would crash and burn without immigration. Thus, if all migrants were suddenly transferred to another planet by an evil demon, then we would all die. Yet, that is counter-intuitive, since we can still make the essentials for life, and quite well in fact. Do we really need even half of the junk presently sold in shops? Indeed, Australia could be completely self-reliant if we were not addicted to the techno-consumer society, and we should have gone down this road of autarky, rather than the globalist road of national oblivion. Anyway, here is material about a US study, that shows that he US could also do well by getting out of the mass immigration madhouse, consumer society taken along for the ride: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/10/study-ending-all-legal-immigration-40-years-maintains-u-s-workforce/
“The United States could suspend all legal immigration to the country for the next 40 years and maintain a workforce where there are still more than two U.S. workers for every one retiree, a new study finds. The latest study by the Center for Immigration Studies’ Steven Camarota reveals that despite claims by the big business lobby, Wall St., and corporate executives that mass legal immigration is necessary to maintain a sizeable workforce, current legal immigration trends have little to no impact on the working-age population. The workforce population is generally measured by the ratio showing the number of U.S. workers per every one retiree. Camerota’s research finds that if the U.S. implemented an immigration moratorium for the next 40 years, it would hardly have an impact on the number of workers per retirees. … The ratio of U.S. workers per retiree would be little changed if lawmakers halted legal immigration for 40 years. With current legal immigration levels, the U.S. is on track to have about 2.5 workers per retiree by 2060. Should legal immigration be halted, the U.S. would have about 2.1 workers per retiree by 2060, a subtle difference in the working-age population.”
It is either national suicide, the desire for self-annihilation, or just another screw up, or perhaps a Deep State conspiracy, but the US is supplying weapons to terrorists, that in turn are used against the US: https://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2019/02/middleeast/yemen-lost-us-arms/
“Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners have transferred American-made weapons to al Qaeda-linked fighters, hardline Salafi militias, and other factions waging war in Yemen, in violation of their agreements with the United States, a CNN investigation has found. The weapons have also made their way into the hands of Iranian-backed rebels battling the coalition for control of the country, exposing some of America's sensitive military technology to Tehran and potentially endangering the lives of US troops in other conflict zones. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, its main partner in the war, have used the US-manufactured weapons as a form of currency to buy the loyalties of militias or tribes, bolster chosen armed actors, and influence the complex political landscape, according to local commanders on the ground and analysts who spoke to CNN. By handing off this military equipment to third parties, the Saudi-led coalition is breaking the terms of its arms sales with the US, according to the Department of Defense.
To The Australian No treaty with descendants of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be signed by any government ("Treaty 'won't lead people astray'", 19/2). There is no justification for such an action and it would be against the interests and will of the great majority of the Australian people. The fact is that the tribes living on this continent in the 18th century were unable to defend their territories from the incoming settlers and lost control of them. This failure cannot be reversed two centuries later. Misleadingly calling those tribes "First Nations" does not alter reality or trump constitutional propriety. No referendum to establish any kind of separatism has any hope of succeeding. The Prime Minister will win masses of votes at the coming elections if he simply guarantees that there will be no constitutional change of any kind under a Coalition government without a fairly conducted and successful referendum having been held first. He will be defending our security and political stability. Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic
I have always been amazed at a trend in Freedom Movement types to think that if they can simply get in front of a judge and argue for something, like, I don’t owe the banks anything because the banks create credit from nothing, and that they will win given enough books and references. It does not work that way, as numerous people have found out. The legal system by definition acts to preserve the status quo. This is even true with cases like Mabo, because the status quo was changing in the direction of political correctness then, so the decision was completely in line with what the elites wanted. Anyway, argued below, South Africa is a good counter-example to legal fetishism: https://www.amren.com/commentary/2018/12/attention-conservatives-the-constitution-wont-save-you/
“American conservatives have a touching faith in the power of written guarantees and legal codes to safeguard traditional liberties. This confidence in legalism is probably a product of America’s Anglo-Saxon heritage, but as demographics change, paper assurances of fundamental rights are likely to yield to the wishes of tribally orientated non-whites. In response, American conservatives may cling even more tightly to the founding documents: “At least I still have the Constitution,” as the popular meme reads. A look at current events in South Africa shows that demographic change can sweep aside even the most solemn constitutional guarantees. By an overwhelming majority, South Africa’s National Assembly recently approved the formation of a committee that will draft a constitutional change permitting expropriation of land without compensation. During the debate, an MP from the Economic Freedom Fighters party declared, “Your time is up, white people.”
It is an amazing double standard; President Trump is held accountable for all sorts of fantastic bs, such as the continuing lie about Russian interference with Hillary Clinton, a horrible thought, but Democrats can lie through their teeth, and get a pat on their heads: https://bigleaguepolitics.com/evidence-rashida-tlaib-lied-about-residency-to-run-for-office-registered-to-vote-at-false-address/
“Michigan Democrat congresswoman Rashida Tlaib registered to vote from a false address, and represented a state House district that she did not actually live in, according to credit score and property records obtained by Big League Politics. Tlaib’s own father even said that Tlaib “lied” about her address in order to run for office. Here is what the evidence, presented below, proves:
Natural News.com, has been publishing a series of articles, basically making the case that the establishment is literally Satanic, that there is a connection between paedophilic activities and the elites. Maybe all this goes too far, but who knows? We certainly won’t know unless we can debate this. Now, here comes the censor: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-11-apple-demands-natural-news-stop-writing-about-abortions-or-satanism.html
“In a series of shocking “demand” emails containing screen captures showing lists of Natural News articles, Apple has demanded Natural News stop publishing articles critical of abortions or Satanism, threatening to block the Natural News app from all Apple devices if Apple’s demands are not met. This is the first time that a dominant tech company has overtly come out in defense of Satanism while threatening to censor a prominent publisher that exposes the evils of Satanic influence. Many people will see this as yet more proof that Apple, along with other tech giants, is literally aligned with Satan and is exploiting its power of censorship to silence those who criticize Satanism. With Democrats now openly pushing infanticide and the legalization of the serial killing of infants, tech giants like Apple are serving as the censorship “speech police” to silence all criticism of the gruesome practice. In threatening Natural News over our coverage of infanticide and abortions, Apple is staking out the position of being pro-infanticide, and anyone who dares to speak up for innocent children is deemed by Apple to be engaged in “hate speech.”
It all started as an academic experiment; a group of perhaps the last free-thinking academics decided to submit a series of “fake” papers on politically correct “grievance studies” topics. One such paper was about how dogs in a park committed rape, of female dogs. This paper received a recognition of excellence by the feminist establishment for pushing the gender agenda to a place where it had not ben before. However, some journalists who still engaged in investigation, smelled something fishy, or is it “doggy,” and exposed the fake paper. Then, at least for the untenured philosopher on the team, Peter Boghossian, the system turned its attention to him, much like some obese man turns to swat an annoying biting insect: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-11-university-professor-targeted-by-liberals-gender-studies-is-junk-science.html https://www.dailywire.com/news/41887/professor-who-published-fake-gender-studies-papers-ashe-schow
“A Portland State University (PSU) professor who took part in an academic hoax to prove that academia turns a blind eye to reason when gender issues are involved is now facing disciplinary actions. PSU philosophy professor Peter Boghossian is being investigated by his employer for committing a “human subjects” ethics violation by contributing to the hoax, which itself was an academic study. Filmmaker Mike Nayna, who previously documented Boghossian and his associates’ attempts to call out so-called Grievance Studies for their lack of academic rigor, announced the professor was under fire Saturday night in a tweet. “Portland State University has determined that @peterboghossian committed a “human subjects” ethics violation for his involvement in the Grievance Studies probe. Further charges of falsifying data are currently under review,” Nayna wrote.
We received some good feedback from an American intellectual dissident who liked one piece that I did on political correctness and free speech. She linked her article giving a survey of free speech in the United States, land of the once free, and gave us permission to reproduce it. The article is excellent, and we hope readers find it informative. For the minority of readers who may find the near apocalyptic concerns of some writers, somewhat exaggerated, it is important to realise that many thinkers are now going down the same path, as many of us, being concerned with a collapse of social institutions. If a number of sources, to take an example, told you that there was a plan by a crime mob to assassinate you tonight, I suppose all rational beings would take this seriously, and plan accordingly, even if it is all a wee bit grim. Grim, or black pillism, does not mean, false. https://www.mastersincommunications.org/current-state-free-speech-united-states/
“WHAT IS THE CURRENT STATE OF FREE SPEECH IN THE UNITED STATES?
A great piece by the only sensible person from the Left/environmentalism, James Howard Kunstler, on the irrelevance of the present Left’s retreat to socialism, because we are at the end of the age that produced any (false) need for socialism in the first place: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-11/we-have-new-kind-mass-squalor-america-kunstler-warns-socialists-have-no-answers
“And so the Democratic Party has gone and hoisted the flag of “socialism” on the mizzenmast of its foundering hulk as it sets sail for the edge of the world. Bad call by a ship without a captain, and I’ll tell you why. Socialism was the response to a particular set of circumstances in time that drove the rise of industrial societies. Those circumstances are going, going, gone. The suspicion of industry’s dreadful effects on the human condition first sparked in the public imagination with William Blake’s poem “Jerusalem” in 1804 and its reference to England’s newly-built “dark satanic mills.” Industry at the grand scale overturned everyday life in the Euro-American “West” by the mid-19th century, and introduced a new kind of squalor for the masses, arguably worse than their former status as peasants. And thus it was to be, through Karl Marx, Vlad Lenin, and the rest of the gang, ever-strategizing to somehow mitigate all that suffering.Their Big Idea was that if government owned the industry (the means of production), then the riches would be distributed equally among the laboring masses and the squalor eliminated. You can’t blame them for trying, though you can blame them for killing scores of millions of people who somehow got in the way of their plans.