To The Age Critics of our monarchy (20/10) are often on unsound ground. Joanne Jennings claims that "we are now part of Asia." Geographically yes, but culturally no. Look at our language for one thing. Alan Kininmonth deprecates "a long history of semi-benign irrelevance", but ignores the profound stability and security that we have been given for over two centuries by the checks and balances inbuilt into our constitutional history, presided over by dedicated Christian sovereigns. Worst of all, Des Files misrepresents the contribution of Prince Charles. Far from "loitering around the palace” and providing an "uninspiring example", he has become the most intelligent, sensitive, caring and hard-working Prince of Wales in British history, numbering among his friends the brilliant adventurer and Jungian philosopher, Laurens van der Post, the Muslim sage and Shakesperean scholar, Martin Lings, and Australia's own extraordinary polymath, Michael Collins Persse. Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic
To The Australian Regardless of the way the Wentworth electorate's decision has gone, Australia is in a dangerously unstable state and we all need to work hard to promote greater national unity, better understanding between different-interest groups and more stable government at the federal level. How to do this? Harper Lee's insight in To Kill a Mockingbird comes to mind. Put yourself in the shoes of those you disagree with before barging ahead to grab what you think you want. As a monarchist, I enjoyed reading that in the 1999 constitutional referendum "the public denied the political class what it wished for, which was its own aggrandisement" ("Public affection keeps the republic at bay", 20-21/10), but that is only part of the truth. Huge numbers of Australians voted for a republic then either because they wanted an Australian head of state or because they preferred a more egalitarian political order, or both - admirable idealism there, if also (from my point of view) short-sighted. We monarchists need to ask: "How can we keep our Crown while to some degree satisfying those republican yearnings?” In two ways, one of which is already happening, as Caroline Overington notes ("A right royal love affair"): attuning royal behaviour more closely to the needs of ordinary people. The other way? A completely independent Australian Crown, established in careful co-operation with the House of Windsor. Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic
I cannot bear the TV show Game of Thrones, which seems to be just a thrashing of Medieval culture and values, adding gratuitous sex to masses of mindless violence. Now there is global warming: https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2018/10/18/george-rr-martin-game-of-thrones-is-about-climate-change/ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/t-magazine/george-rr-martin-qanda-game-of-thrones.html
“Martin: It’s kind of ironic because I started writing “Game of Thrones” all the way back in 1991, long before anybody was talking about climate change. But there is — in a very broad sense — there’s a certain parallel there. And the people in Westeros are fighting their individual battles over power and status and wealth. And those are so distracting them that they’re ignoring the threat of “winter is coming,” which has the potential to destroy all of them and to destroy their world. And there is a great parallel there to, I think, what I see this planet doing here, where we’re fighting our own battles. We’re fighting over issues, important issues, mind you — foreign policy, domestic policy, civil rights, social responsibility, social justice. All of these things are important.
Feminist Leftoid witches plan to use black magic against Justice Kavanaugh, but the good guys are fighting back against the forces of evil with prayer: http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/exorcist-plans-to-counter-attack-witches-hex-on-kavanaugh_10182018
“Father Gary Thomas, an exorcist for the Diocese of San Jose, California, is “appalled” that a coven of witches is planning to “hex” president Donald Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, on October 20. But Father Thomas has a plan to “counter-attack” the hex being put on Kavanaugh. The priest will hold two special Masses for the judge – one tomorrow and one on Saturday – when the “hexing” will take place at Catland Books, a metaphysical boutique and occult bookshop in Brooklyn, New York. The hexing ritual will have coffin nails, effigies, and dirt from a graveyard. The National Catholic Register‘s Patti Armstrong quoted Thomas as saying: “They [people in the satanic world] are more confident that the general public will be more accepting of the demonic.” Armstrong also wrote: Father Thomas noted that throughout history, satanic groups have been secretive, but now they are making it public in the name of freedom of religion. When asked about the witches’ hex, Thomas said it’s just evil.
Imagine … there’s no gender studies departments … it is easy if you try …because Hungary has done it: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/hungary-gender-studies-ban-prompts-university-anger
“A prestigious Hungarian university on Tuesday blasted a government decree that prohibits gender studies courses as a "major infringement" on academic freedom. The decree, signed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban and in force since Saturday, dropped the subject from a list of masters degree programmes entitled to official accreditation and financial support. Institutions are also now barred from launching new courses in the discipline, although students who have already begun courses may complete their studies, according to the decree. "This is a major infringement on academic freedom and university autonomy," said the Budapest-based Central European University (CEU) in a statement. "Eliminating this programme will be a significant loss to the Hungarian scholarly community and for democratically-minded public policy," said the CEU, one of only two universities in Hungary that offered gender studies degrees.
To The Australian Matthew Lesh has provided a fine defence of the crucial importance to our justice system of the presumption of innocence ("Sexual assault too serious a crime for a campus verdict", 19/10). The universities of Sydney and Tasmania need to pull back from their proposals for home patch arbitration of rape assault charges on the basis of a balance of probabilities. Behind these proposals, as behind so many wild and woolly campaigns by radicals, lies a prejudiced and intolerant mindset that has intensified in recent decades. Where did this obtuse stubbornness come from? The answer is probably twofold: the loss of strength of the high quality intellectual traditions of Christianity (as opposed to relatively mindless forms of populist Protestantism) and the appalling rapidity of so much of modern life, which does not provide time for deep consideration of the implications of change of policy. Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic
To The Age There is some truth in your editorial claim that "the historical ties to England are no longer the focus of our national identity" ("No reason to delay republic debate", 19/10), but they remain the most important aspect of the foundation of our political order. Australia will be wise to continue to honour them, and that means no republic. The warm welcome given to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex strongly suggests that most Australians do not see Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family as "foreigners". They are much more intimately a part of us than that term states. Most important of all is the fact that monarchy is inherently a superior form of government to republicanism. It makes more sense, therefore, to work long-term for a totally independent Australian throne. Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic
Syria's Foreign Minister Walid Moualem at the recent UN General Assembly said that Syria wanted its refugees who have gone to Europe back, as the Syrain civil War is basically over:
““The government continues to rehabilitate the areas destroyed by terrorists, to restore normalcy," he told the meeting. "All conditions are now present for the voluntary return of Syrian refugees to the country, the country they had to leave because of terrorism and the unilateral economic measures that targeted their daily lives and their livelihoods. True enough, thousands of Syrian refugees abroad have started their journey back home. From this podium I would like to stress the following - the return of each and every Syrian refugee is a priority for the Syrian state. All doors are wide open for All Syrians abroad to return voluntarily and safely...
It is possible, given recent publications, that synthetic smallpox could be manufactured by terrorists and released, destroying the West, and maybe themselves for their troubles: http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/scientists-freak-out-over-pandemic-potential-of-genetically-engineered-smallpox_10152018 https://futurism.com/smallpox-synthesis-pandemic
“Earlier this year, scientists published a paper describing how they pieced together segments of DNA in order to bring back a previously eradicated virus called horsepox. The paper, written by two University of Alberta researchers and the co-founder of a New York pharmaceutical company, was controversial because, as various experts told the magazine Science, someone could use a very similar process to bring back a related virus: smallpox. Smallpox, you’ll recall, killed hundreds of millions of people before the World Health Organization declared it eradicated in 1980. That was the result of a long vaccination campaign — so the idea of piecing the virus back together from bits of DNA raises the specter of a horrifying pandemic.
This is why women, pensioners and the disabled should at least have the legal option of having a handgun to defend themselves. How can the weak prevail against numbers of strong youth? How can the police be rung, while one is being bashed? The weaker and disadvantaged need to have the same right of self-protection as anyone else, and for that right to be meaningful, they need the means to be able to do this, and that is a hand gun and semi-auto rifle: https://www.3aw.com.au/neil-mitchell-breaks-news-of-several-overnight-crimes/ https://gellerreport.com/2018/10/violent-immigrant-gang.html/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVUj5BLIF0Q
“Neil Mitchell received multiple tip-offs on Tuesday morning about three horrifying incidents overnight. Police have since confirmed all three.
I have a fascination for weird and wonderful things, such as alien structures on the moon. I believe it especially after reading that you could use Google to find them! Of course that had to be, because all these geek IT dudes are alien lizards, I have heard. I even saw pictures of this on the net, when they let me use the computer at the community centre. Usually I send these masterpieces off having scrawled them in pencil on paper. http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/using-google-tools-alien-base-said-to-be-found-on-the-moon_10152018
“Thanks to the invention of Google Moon – a tool similar to Google Earth but for the Moon – UFO hunters have been able to trawl the lunar surface. Many believe they have found strange artefacts and monuments, and now one person believes he has found evidence of an alien base. UFO hunter Sandra Elena Andrade wrote on her YouTube page: “Large buildings in the craters of the Moon were discovered by the Argentine researcher Marcelo Irazusta. “The images are very clear. Some with a pyramid shape. Their forms show that they were built by intelligent civilisation.”
Incredible; according to the UN, Australia’s migration laws have breached their globalist human rights ideology, and here it is, straight from the Left press: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/oct/16/un-body-says-australia-breached-human-rights-laws-and-needs-to-review-migration-act
“A United Nations body has taken the “extraordinary” step of calling on Australia to review its domestic laws in a ruling that it had breached multiple international human rights laws. The ruling coincides with the Australian government being taken to the UN over alleged breaches of international law by indefinitely separating more than 60 members of 14 refugee families on Nauru. The working group on arbitrary detention, established by the UN Commission on Human Rights in 1991 to report to the Human Rights Council, had examined the case of Edris Cheragi, an Iranian man and Christian convert who sought asylum in Australia. Cheragi has been detained in various detention centres and in the community since 2012, but in 2015 was charged with criminal offences and had his bridging visa cancelled. He has never been convicted. Instead Cheragi was placed in “administrative detention” under the laws of the Migration Act, and has been in detention ever since. The working group said Cheragi’s circumstances were just the latest of many cases of arbitrary detention in Australia, and ruled the Australian government had breached multiple articles of the universal declaration of human rights and the international covenant on civil and political rights. Cheragi’s detention was based “purely on his earlier exercise of the legitimate right to seek asylum and is therefore arbitrary”.
I am excited, and I know all the loyal Royal watchers are too, out there in constitutional monarchy land, about the prospects of a new Royal, who will be Black, according to the sacred canons of multiculturalism. This is a truly wonderful thing, making a link between Britain and Africa, joining together the powerful African nation, and small, fragile British. It is also a small but important step in combating racism and opposition to mass immigration, undeniably good things. It is hoped that this symbolic gesture may lead the rather primitive barbarian British, who have achieved very little in their short existence, beyond playing the foolish game of cricket, and drinking warm beer and lukewarm effeminate tea, to new, higher levels of civilisation. I can say this, being of British heritage, and of course, deeply ashamed of it, and myself. Sometimes I whip myself to relieve the guilt of being white. My very best wishes for a problem free birth and many more children to come over the many, many happy decades ahead. I will watch reruns of Suits, whenever possible. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6276715/Harry-Meghan-announce-expecting-child-together.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcbpDvihULg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziX_zKGy6-g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tomiw1sZiC8
There has been much made by various critics about the results of the DNA test that libtard and Trump critic Elizabeth Warren has had. It seems that most of the White American population have more American Indian blood than her, showing that President Trump was right in his criticisms: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-10-15-dna-tests-prove-elizabeth-warren-has-less-native-american-ancestry-than-the-average-white-american.html# https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-15/elizabeth-warren-scalps-herself-dna-gambit-backfires https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-15/elizabeth-warren-releases-dna-results-proving-she-part-native-american
“Democrat race hoaxer Elizabeth Warren wormed her way through Harvard by falsely claiming to be Native American. In 1997, the Fordham Law Review made her the poster child of successful “women of color” even though she’s white. Warren is widely expected to make a run for the presidency in 2020, so the entire fake news media is now trying desperately to clean up her history by finding some evidence that she might have Native American ancestry. Today, Elizabeth Warren released a so-called “DNA study” that had absolutely no independent chain of custody of her DNA sample, meaning the entire thing could have been easily faked by using someone else’s saliva or tissue sample. Even then, the DNA test revealed that she could be as little as 1/1024th Native America, or about .0976% “Indian.” This number comes from the Associated Press, which had to issue a correction because they got the math wrong in their first version of their report, which desperately tried to claim the DNA test proves Warren correct about her claims of being “Native American.”
Cancelling Christmas and promoting Islam is just the sort of thing that a country determined to destroy its traditional culture would do, and no country can match Sweden in the race suicide stakes. https://voiceofeurope.com/2018/10/sweden-cancels-traditional-christmas-concert-and-increases-promotions-for-islamic-events/#.W8UOE4wII8E.facebook https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/orebro/beskedet-infor-o-helga-natt-kommer-inte-sandas
“Sweden’s, and perhaps the world’s largest outdoor Christmas concert “Oh Holy Night”, which traditionally airs on Swedish national TV on Christmas Eve each year, has been cancelled, SVT news reports. This is most likely yet another example of Swedish traditions being suppressed in order not to offend migrants who don’t hold Christian beliefs. Earlier incidents include: Replacing Lucia, who according to the ancient Swedish Pagan Yule tradition always has been a long haired, blonde, beautiful woman, with a black boy. Putting a woman in a hijab on the annual Advent/Christmas calendar. Cancelling the traditional student choirs’ appearance on TV at Valborg (Swedish Pagan spring celebration). Principals forbidding students to wave the Swedish flag on graduation day. Prayer for diversity at National Day celebration events. Left-wing Swedes promoting the idea that Sweden’s National Day should not be celebrated, on TV and in national papers. At the same time Muslim culture and traditions are intensely promoted: On Midsummer’s Day (Sweden’s most important and traditional holiday) TV4 decided to let a woman in a hijab teach the Swedes how to cook kebab properly. Ramadan is celebrated with public events in several Swedish cities as well as on TV. Authorities are allowing Islamic call to prayer (at 110 dB), and at the same time forbidding Christian churches to ring their bells.”
Tim Dunlop in The Future of Everything, argues, among other things, that voting does not really ensure democracy, and that we would be better using the process of sortition; elect the bastards at random, pardon the French. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/oct/14/voting-undermines-the-will-of-the-people-its-time-to-replace-it-with-sortition?CMP=soc_567
“If we want to fix the way our governments work, the first thing we should do is replace voting with sortition in at least some of our governing bodies. Sortition means to choose – to “sort” – by the use of lots; that is, by random sample, like the method we use to choose jurors for a court case. Instead of voting for members of parliament or congress, we should choose at least some of them randomly. It is the most straightforward way of enabling ordinary citizens to participate in the running of their country, and the effect it would have on politics and government would be transformative. Most of us think of voting as the cornerstone of a true democracy. When a new country in the developing world moves towards democracy, we tend to judge its initial success by how soon it is able to hold “free and fair” elections. We rejoice in this coming of age. Indeed, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights presents voting as one of our fundamental rights: “The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.” But, this is the whole problem: voting has come to actively undermine “the will of the people” and we need a system that will restore their primacy. Sortition is that system.”
You have to hand it to the libtards for barefaced arrogance. We have been put through the debacle of the smearing of Justice Kavanaugh by numerous unsubstantiated rape claims, yet there is Bill Clinton, accused of rape by numerous credible victims, and what has happened? Well, Hillary Clinton has defended him, at least regarding the Lewinsky affair: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/10/14/hillary-clinton-bill-not-abuse-power-lewinsky-affair/ https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hillary-clinton-says-husbands-affair-was-not-an-abuse-of-power https://nypost.com/2018/10/14/hillary-bill-didnt-abuse-his-power-because-lewinsky-was-an-adult/
“Former 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said in a Sunday interview that her husband, former President Bill Clinton, did not abuse his power when he had an affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.The former first lady told CBS Sunday Morning that her husband also made the right decision to not to resign from the presidency in the wake of the scandal that led to her husband’s impeachment for lying about the affair with the then-22-year-old intern. When asked if her husband should have resigned from the presidency, Clinton said, “Absolutely not.”
As a lover of all things alcoholic, and a hater of the false religion of climate change, I was shocked to read (I am always shocked while reading), that climate change is set to cause a rise in the price of beer. How is this even possible? https://www.9news.com.au/2018/10/16/20/26/beer-prices-set-to-soar-as-climate-warms-scientists-warn
“Beer drinkers face soaring prices for their favourite schooner due to the effects of climate change, scientists have warned. Global warming is likely to cause a major drop in global yields of barley – a vital ingredient for brewers. Research predicts heatwaves and droughts could cause a fall in barley yields of up to 17 percent across the leading grain-producing regions of Australia, Asia, Europe and the US. This would trigger a spike in the price of beer, according to the study published in Nature Plants.”
The new code of conduct for nurses is simple: be sorry for being white, roll on the floor, cry, beg for mercy, and maybe even resign the job: http://crazzfiles.com/sorry-for-being-white-australia-nurses-have-a-new-shocking-code-of-conduct/ https://www.conservatives.org.au/sorry_for_being_white https://www.wsj.com/articles/white-privilege-for-white-coats-1522451475
“The contentious new code telling nurses to say, "sorry" for being white when treating indigenous patients has even been slammed by nurses themselves. The controversial change to the code, which came into effect on the first of March, was brought to public attention in January this year by Australian Conservatives' leader Cory Bernardi. Channel 7's Today Tonight reports, this is the latest in a string of politically correct changes for the health industry. But this one has lead to calls for the nursing board boss to resign and even some aboriginal leaders have described it as potentially damaging. Senator Bernardi said, "What we've got is a bunch of do-gooders, who think that this is actually going to help people where in reality it's only dividing society." "It only takes a single complain from a patient to say, 'you didn't acknowledge your white privilege, I felt culturally under threat or subsumed by you,' and the nurse can find themselves hauled before the tribunal and subject to a code of conduct complaint."
Look Uncle Len, poverty is no joking matter, because there are now too many of us: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/oct/16/more-than-three-million-australians-living-in-poverty-acoss-report-reveals?CMP=soc_567
“Poverty has become a consistent feature of Australian life, with millions still living below the breadline despite 27 years of uninterrupted economic growth, the Australian Council of Social Service says. A vital circuit-breaker is needed, including a complete overhaul of Australia’s employment services, a commitment to “full employment” and a guarantee of at least two days a week of early childhood care – highly subsidised for people on low incomes – and education for every child. A new report, Poverty in Australia 2018, has been released to coincide with Anti-Poverty Week. It shows there are just over three million people (13.2%) living below the relative poverty line, including 739,000 children (17.3% of children). The relative poverty line is considered to be 50% of median household disposable income. In Australia, the poverty line is defined as a single adult living on less than $433 a week, or $909 for a couple with two children, before housing costs. The figures refer to 2015-16, the most recent year for which data is available. One in eight adults and more than one in six children are living in poverty, and many of those are living in “deep poverty” – a staggering $135 per week below the poverty line on average.”