21 March 2020
24 million Australians are told to wash their hands thoroughly several times a day. Imagine the water demand – say 25 litres per person per day just for hand washing, taking total household usage to maybe 60 litres per person per day. For 24 million of us that could amount to 1,400 Ml per day - enough to empty the giant Lake Eucumbene in a few days. Greens celebrate Sunday 22nd March as World Water Day. Let’s make it “Build More Dams Day” and announce new dams and weirs NOW, with guaranteed money and start dates.
21 March 2020
Sent to Advertiser and Country papers
The impact of the Covid 19 virus has reached every corner of society’s activities. It has revealed some practices which could be changed to provide a benefit even beyond the current dilemma. A good deal of office computer work can be done at home. The employee can receive work to be done and return it by email to the office. This would reduce the need for travel to work by car or public transport providing immediate relief from traffic and parking problems. Another gain would be less emissions. One day per week at the office would allow for personal interchange if necessary. The virus and subsequent economic implications have also emphasised the need to be independent and this applies from the individual right through to the State and nation. We have become too dependent on foreign countries in all areas. Problems have arisen when we depend on them to supply our needs and when they can no longer access our products. The remedy will involve reconsideration of Australia’s commitment to schemes like the Lima Agreement (Agenda 21 etc) where we agree to allow our industries to go off-shore to assist developing nations. Trade Agreements can have a similar effect. The negative side of globalisation has been clearly exposed. Will we take heed?
Naracoorte SA 5271
Jul 18, 1999
Starting in September last year, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia was strongly criticized by the Western media and some Western governments over the introduction of capital controls and the sacking of his deputy prime minister and finance minister Anwar Ibrahim, who was later tried for alleged criminal acts. It was thought that Mahathir was doomed to be overthrown by student and youth demonstrations. Now, however, the outcry has subsided, the political situation has been stabilized and capital controls have been deemed a success even by the anti-Mahathir Western media and IMF Managing Director Michel Camdessus.
The ban now imposed by Scott Morrison upon non-citizens entering Australia, effectively gives us a taste of what an end to immigration would be like. An improvement in living conditions for ordinary Australia, less pollution from excessive cars, the faint possibility of developing a sense of community and identity. The list goes on. So, given that we have had a taste of clean nationalist living, as God meant it to be, how about keeping the ban on forever? Make Australia a nation again instead of an immigration collection pond. Just dreaming.
“All foreign nationals will now be banned from entering Australia due to the coronavirus pandemic. Scott Morrison during Thurday’s press conference. Scott Morrison has hardened the closure of the nation’s borders, after earlier this week forcing all new entrants into Australia to self-isolate for 14 days. All Australian citizens, residents and direct family members will still be able to enter the country, but will have to self-isolate. “We have already seen a significant reduction in the travel to Australia by non- citizens,” the Prime Minister said in Canberra. “We believe it is essential to take a further step to ensure we are now no longer allowing anyone, unless they are a citizen or resident or direct family member.”
What comes after the coronavirus pandemic panic? In the video below, Viking Nordic backwoodsman, Bjorn Bull-Hansen gives his down to earth take, that even if the coronavirus is not a conspiracy, the elites have taken advantage of this, which they are programmed to do, and will be moving to smash freedom as we know it, because that is what they do for their day, and night jobs. It is already happening, and once those few remaining freedoms are gone, it will be the battle of the century to get them back. Thus, California, that cursed socialist state, is already rolling out martial law, control by the forces of anarchotyranny:
“California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) said Tuesday that the state is prepared for the possibility of declaring martial law in an effort to combat the spread of the Chinese coronavirus. “[W]e have the ability to do martial law … if we feel the necessity,” Newsom said during a press conference on California’s ongoing response to the deadly illness. In what would be an extraordinary measure, martial law is the suspension of ordinary law and the imposition of direct military control of a population. The governor has already placed the California National Guard on alert for humanitarian duties, including food distribution and public safety activities. California, which approved $1.1 billion in emergency funding on Monday, may exceed the state’s roughly $21 billion in reserves, warned Newsom. “The magnitude of this moment may exceed those reserves,” he said. Newsom also gave an assessment on the status of California schools, stating that “few if any” will reopen before summer. U.S. and California health officials have repeatedly warned that the virus could have a devastating impact and that the timetable for controlling it is not known. President Donald Trump on Monday said the crisis could last until August. California’s 415 hospitals have been planning for a surge of patients. They have about 88,000 beds and Newsom said health officials are running models to determine needs based on various infection rates and resulting hospitalizations. Under worst-case scenarios, California could be short 20,000 beds, he said.”
It may all be a conspiracy, or it could be the elites capitalising on events, but the present market freefall may well doom Trump, since this traitor has only the economy going for him, failing all of his election promises, so when that is taken from him, the sheeple, no, the voting poultry, will put Biden in, just for something new to do.
“A few days ago President Trump tweeted “So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!” New York Magazine called this a “terrifyingly ignorant” message . But is it? Conservative journalists have followed Trump’s lead. Steve Hilton of Fox News quoted a public health official as saying “Most people — more than 85% — will have mild or no symptoms.” Hilton advised against panic. Rush Limbaugh claimed that Coronavirus is being “weaponized” to “bring down Trump,” and compared it to the common cold. So who’s right? It’s really hard to say. All I know for certain is that the liberal media really is corrupt enough to deliberately exaggerate the danger of Coronavirus just to try to damage Trump in an election year. The primary objective would be to create economic chaos, which seems to already be happening. Trump seems to have decided to run for re-election almost entirely on economic good news, so the best way to hit him would be for the economy to tank prior to November. And we must also note the familiar pattern: the media and liberals simply oppose whatever Trump says and does. Because Trump has suggested that the threat of the virus may be overblown, naturally the Left must take the position that the virus is a huge threat and that Trump is dangerously irresponsible for downplaying it. As Paul Joseph Watson has pointed out, if Trump had hyped the danger of Corona, the media would call his response hysterical, and accuse him of planning to cancel the November election. And we already know that the media is actively telling lies about Trump’s response to Corona. More than a week ago, several liberal news outlets reported that Trump had called Coronavirus “a hoax” at one of his rallies.
The present pandemic, for my two cents worth is bringing out the worst in the Left/Greens, and the technocrat state, if that is still possible. Thus, the Illinois mayor has signed an executive order giving herself powers dictators would envy:
“Champaign, Illinois mayor Deborah Frank Feinen signed an executive order giving herself the power to order the seizure of firearms, ammunition, alcohol and gasoline during the coronavirus pandemic. The executive order also enables the government to “take possession of private property” and cut off an individual’s access to gas, water or electricity. The city promised to “keep the public’s best interest in mind” while also handing itself the power to shut down all liquor stores and bars, although Gov. J.B. Pritzker has already ordered the shut down of all bars and schools across Illinois until March 30.” Of course, now that the bans are in order, these will remain, until people go all-out in a political battle to remove them.”
The present paranoia over the coronavirus, especially panic buying, fuelled by media expose if not fascination, is having its human toll. A little girl could have been killed by thoughtless brutes, with the intelligence of water buffalo:
“A little girl has been crushed by panic buyers who stormed a Coles in a mad rush to buy toilet paper. The stampede at the Coles in Baldivis, Perth, on Wednesday left a 13-year-old girl injured and crying on the ground.
Her mother, who is currently wheelchair-bound due to a recent operation, said she went to the supermarket to collect toilet paper and snacks for school with her daughter and nine-year-old son. When the doors opened the mother was quickly separated from her daughter until she found her crying on the floor, according to The West Australian. 'She was pushed to the ground and then stood on by adults who had no care in the world for a child on the floor. People were walking over her while she was crying on the ground just to get what they wanted,' she said. As her daughter tried to enter the store, shoppers knocked her to the ground as they charged towards the toilet paper located near the entrance. The mother took her to get x-rays on a swollen knee and was waiting on results. 'I am shocked at how people were acting this morning even before the doors opened. People pushing, people telling people to get back in line,' she said.”
I have just got back from the doctors, and it was like something out of a zombie infection movie, being met at the door by staff, who assessed me as to whether I would be of any risk with respect to Covid 19 infection. My doctor said the clinic could close, so he wrote me a pile of scripts to see me out for maybe a few months, after which I will probably get sick and die, or find out that I did not need the meds at all, and was better of without them. I speculate. This was in my mind when I read this piece by James Fulford, on why Trump was right to call Covid 19, the “Chinese virus.” However, Fulford spells out the details of Chinese dietary practices and the health consequences, coming from the close interaction with all sorts of animals like bats, which are eaten. I respect the Chinese, but, I suppose the point has to be made, because if it was us that did the following, they would be pretty upset too, and rightly so:
“The Novel Coronavirus, aka Corona, Wuhan Virus, or “Kung Flu,” came into being apparently via the unsanitary Chinese habit of eating live bats, etc., in the “wet markets” of Wuhan. This is not a racial characteristic, but a cultural one. People outside China don’t do it, much, but the whole world is suffering from it. David Cole of Takimag explained this on February 4, 2020 in a column Crazy Rich Asians Will Kill Us All:
If this article below is to believed, it is possible that the global capitalist superclass may be toying with the idea of moving to the Chinese model of everything, and abandoning neo-liberalism:
“If we now look back on 2008 as the end of America’s unchallenged post-Cold War primacy, we might one day look back on 2020 as the moment when Washington’s global authority truly began to buckle. The coronavirus saga is also certain to set off another round of debate on the merits of democracy and authoritarianism. The irony is abundant. It was actually the authoritarian characteristics of the Chinese system that initially allowed the virus to spread, and some democracies — notably South Korea and Taiwan — have done remarkably well in responding to the outbreak. Yet the fact that China subsequently claimed to have gotten a handle on the epidemic by energetically enforcing a draconian lockdown of the affected population, while the world’s leading democracy dithered in its own response, will be used by proponents of authoritarianism to argue that their system is best equipped for crisis. More recent events are further advancing the narrative. As America struggles to test its citizens and build adequate stockpiles of basic health-care supplies, such as masks, the Chinese government (and prominent Chinese firms) are providing supplies to countries such as Italy and even the U.S. itself. Beijing has promised additional funds to aid World Health Organization programs in poor countries, and the Communist Party propaganda arm has touted these contributions for all they are worth, while also alleging that the virus somehow originated in the U.S. Only a few weeks ago, when the impact of the coronavirus was still heavily concentrated in China, the dominant narrative was that Beijing was once again the new “sick man of Asia.” Now, the theme seems to be that the coronavirus shows just how badly America’s relative power and prestige have fallen. After 2008, this perception led to a surge in China’s willingness to defy the U.S. and its friends and allies in the South China Sea, in international institutions, and in negotiations on global responses to climate change. No doubt the coronavirus will stimulate new Chinese efforts to displace and discredit American leadership in global affairs.”
Does one really need to read articles, in these financially scared and scarce times, when the URLs are so informative? The Pope, a communist, is going slow on the beatification of an anti-communist, because it might offend China. Well, that is morality and courage, and leftism, for you!
“Rome — The Vatican is dragging its feet in the beatification of Chinese Catholic hero Cardinal Ignatius Kung Pin-mei due to “diplomatic sensitivity,” according to a report from UCANews. Cardinal Kung was the Catholic Bishop of Shanghai who was arrested by the communist regime in 1955 and thrown into jail for 30 years for refusing to renounce his loyalty to Rome. Revered as a hero of the Christian resistance by Chinese Catholics, Kung has served as an inspiration to all those who suffer persecution for their faith under Chinese communist rule. March 12, 2020 marked the 20th anniversary of Kung’s death, who was made a cardinal by Pope John Paul II in 1979, while Kung was still serving a life sentence in prison. “I felt that the whole Church could not but honor a man who has given witness by word and deed, through long suffering and trials, to what constitutes the essence of life in the Church: participation in the divine life through the apostolic faith and evangelical love,” John Paul said in 1991, while praising Kung for his steadfast communion with “the Church of Rome and the successor of Peter.” According to UCANews, some church leaders think the Vatican now values its current agreement with China on the appointment of bishops more than the beatification of Cardinal Kung, and therefore the Church will avoid doing anything that could upset the Chinese government. “Pushing for Cardinal Kung’s beatification is a waste of time, and the Vatican would not accept it,” said Cardinal Joseph Zen, the former bishop of Hong Kong. Cardinal Zen told UCA News that the Vatican is delaying the beatification process because it does not want to offend China, “Cardinal Kung is a faithful representative of the Catholic Church. How can the Vatican ignore his cause of beatification following Chinese authorities?” Cardinal Zen asked. Others agree with Cardinal Zen, including Father Zhu Lide, who was also imprisoned by the Chinese communists for 27 years and now lives in Taiwan. “The Chinese government does not like Cardinal Kung, and therefore there is no public Mass for him,” Father Zhu said. “Cardinal Kung is loved by the entire Church. At his time, there was only one Church, no underground or open church,” Zhu said. “All Catholics in China love him. His is a revered name for all Catholics but a prohibited one now in China.”
Old time League people will be saying ‘I told you so at this one,” and Eric Butler, in Heaven now, will be nodding:
“Two decades after President Robert Mugabe wrecked Zimbabwe’s economy by urging black subsistence farmers to violently force white commercial farmers and their workers off their land, his successor has thrown in the towel. Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has proposed settling all outstanding claims against it by farmers by offering them land. “The object of the regulations is to provide for the disposal of land to persons entitled to compensation,” Land Minister Perence Shiri said in regulations published in the Government Gazette Friday. The seizures that began in 2000 were ratified by the government, which said they were needed to redress colonial imbalances. A vibrant agricultural industry that exported tobacco and roses and grew most of the food the nation needed collapsed. Periodic food shortages ensued, inflation became the world’s highest and the manufacturing industry was decimated. What was one of Africa’s richest countries became one of its poorest. Almost 4,500 white-owned properties and others protected under government-to-government agreements were affected by the program. The southern African nation this year budgeted about Z$380 million ($21 million) for compensation. Several farms that were protected under so-called Bilateral Investment Protection Agreements belonged to nations including the U.K., South Africa, Australia, the Netherlands and Denmark.”
Here is one which is self-explanatory:
“A court in New Zealand has found a Samoan-born chief guilty of more than 20 charges of dealing in slaves and human trafficking. Joseph Auga Matamata, 65, was convicted of offences over a 25-year period. His victims, who were all Samoan, were too scared to alert the authorities because of his status as a matai or chief, the court heard. Each of the 13 slavery charges on which he was convicted carries a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison. Matamata faces up to 20 years in jail or a fine of nearly US$300,000 for the human-trafficking convictions. Sentencing will take place on 6 May. Matamata, a horticultural contractor, was convicted of 10 counts of trafficking and 13 counts of slavery which took place between 1994 and 2019. He had promised his 13 Samoan victims, the youngest of whom was 12, a better life, the prosecution told the High Court in Napier, where the five-week trial was held. Most came on three-month holiday visas and some ended up staying for years. They worked long hours for no pay and were often beaten. He promised them "big money" by Samoan standards but ended up taking the cash they earned at orchards and other work sites, prosecutors said. It is the first time someone has been charged with both slavery and human trafficking in New Zealand.”
If Australians want a symbol of how bad the West could get, before the inevitable collapse, Baltimore, murder city, is a … well …not “good’ but an example. There, gangs freely slaughter each other, and recently the black mayor has asked the gangs politely to stop killing, or rather injuring each other, so the sick from the coronavirus can get medical attention. I suppose he could have equally asked them to improve their aim:
“Baltimore Mayor Jack Young (D) is begging city residents to quit shooting each other so more hospital beds can be used for coronavirus patients. WJZ reports that Young’s request comes after seven people were shot on Tuesday alone in the city’s Madison Park neighborhood. Young said, “For those of you who want to continue to shoot and kill people of this city, we’re not going to tolerate it. We’re going to come after you and we’re going to get you.” He added, “I want to reiterate how completely unacceptable the level of violence is that we have seen recently. We will not stand for mass shootings and an increase in crime.” Young said, “We cannot clog up our hospitals and their beds with people that are being shot senselessly because we’re going to need those beds for people infected with the coronavirus. And it could be your mother, your grandmother or one of your relatives. So take that into consideration.” On December 29, 2019, Breitbart News reported that gun control failed to end the shooting epidemic gripping Baltimore. Despite an “assault weapons” ban, a ban on “high capacity” magazines, and registration requirements for new handguns, Baltimore’s homicide rate broke a record in 2019.”
“Michèle, your fearless and direct utterances in Dresden, unfortunately forbidden to all Germans, blew open the window of truth in one blast.”
said Gerard Menuhin, son of legendary violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin, in February 2018
These are exciting times for post-apocalyptic crazy survivalist, gun fanatics like me. I have not seen anything about gun sales in Australia, but in the US, oh boy, happy times indeed, as more guns are going out the door than toilet paper. That will ensure that America can enjoy its freedoms, liberty and individualism, even in the post-apocalyptic Covid 19 wastelands, if that is how it goes. I am personally not bothered any way, living in the apocalypse now myself.
“We’ve been in contact with a number of retailers around the country today and over the weekend and they report that the Great Coronavirus Gun Run is anything but fake news. Nine millimeter and .22 LR ammunition is evaporating at a rapid pace. A large Washington state retailer sold $120,000 of ammo in the first three hours they were open on Saturday. A northern Illinois retailer that’s been in business since the mid 1950’s said they did twice the amount of business they’d ever done before in a single day, even during the post-Sandy Hook buying binge. They’re completely sold out of personal defense ammunition and range loads are getting awfully scarce. They’re all out of AR pattern rifles and the remaining handgun inventory is going fast. According a central Florida retailer we talked to, gun buyers were waiting as long as four hours for an all clear on their NICS background checks Saturday. They’re seeing about 50% of their Gun Run sales volume going to new buyers with most of the rest being bought by CCW holders who are able to bypass the state’s 3-day waiting period (5 days in many of south Florida’s blue-er counties).”
Clearly, regardless of the biological reality, the Covid 19 pandemic has even more alarming social consequences, being an example of “sheer fear” and a of how easily people can be stampeded.
One view has it that the shutting down of entire nations in the West is a form of national suicide that will allow China to rise to world control sooner rather than later. This view gains some further plausibility if the Chinese bioweapon idea is correct:
This has not yet happened in Australia, but we need to keep our eyes open. In the US the pandemic has led to some US jurisdictions just releasing jailed suspects and inmates:
“The city is considering freeing jailed suspects over the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday — a move backed by the city Board of Correction and Manhattan and Brooklyn DAs. City officials are “evaluating right now people who might be particularly high-risk in terms of vulnerability to the virus,” de Blasio said at an afternoon press conference. The inmate group would presumably include the elderly and those suffering from diabetes, asthma, heart disease, lung disease and compromised immune systems — all identified as leaving people vulnerable to the virus. Suspects deemed at low risk of committing new alleged criminal offenses also could be released, the mayor said. Authorities would “evaluate those numbers, the details, and determine if, case by case, any of those individuals should be taken out of our jail system,” he said. The city Board of Correction, which oversees the jails, said in a statement Tuesday that the Big Apple needs to follow the lead of Los Angeles and Ohio authorities who have already started to release inmates to try to prevent the spread of the deadly contagion. “The City must begin this process now,” the BOC said. “The City’s jails have particular challenges to preventing disease transmissions on a normal day and even more so during a public health crisis.”
The Fate of Empires 24
Knowledge and our experience (perhaps our basic human intellects) are inadequate to pronounce whether or not the rise and fall of great nations is the best system for the best of all possible worlds. These doubts, however, need not prevent us from attempting to acquire more knowledge on the rise and fall of great powers, or from endeavouring, in the light of such knowledge, to improve the moral quality of human life.
March 17, 2020
FORMER CONGRESSMAN Ron Paul is not just a politician. He’s a medical doctor, a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine, who was in practice for decades. So he does have some expert knowledge on disease. He seems to be the only public figure making these important points about the promotion of the coronavirus. Bravo! As he says, the Orwellian Security State has taken a major leap forward. This virus is making America more and more like Wuhan every day. But then do Americans deserve their famous civil liberties anymore? Don’t you have to have some capacity for independent judgement, some tiny shred of skepticism toward things the government and media tell you, in order to deserve reasonable liberty of action and thought?