Before sunrise yesterday, the grass temperature in Washpool, "Sunny Queensland" was minus 1.7 deg. There was no wind or sunshine. Wind turbines were becalmed and not even moonbeams energised our solar panels.
In that still, frosty darkness, green energy failed again. Not a watt came from becalmed wind "farms" or from subsidized solar panels cluttering many roofs (including ours). But we didn't need our diesel in the shed - we were
saved by trusty Old King Coal, with maybe a dash of gas or hydro. Reliable 24/7 generators provided pre-dawn power-by-wire for lights, heaters and coffee before we checked the frosty flats for new-born lambs. Yet politicians, academics and the UN-ABC relentlessly push unreliable "green"energy, promising it will promote global cooling. They should be careful what they wish for. Neither sheep nor shepherds like frosty darkness.
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Before sunrise yesterday, the grass temperature in Washpool, "Sunny Queensland" was minus 1.7 deg. There was no wind or sunshine. Wind turbines were becalmed and not even moonbeams energised our solar panels.
I have not read the book with this title, but the title is enough, an apt summary of much of the West today, only we should say “tribes,” as most Western countries are collection of tribes now, not unified societies. And, predictions are, things will get worse, probably inevitably, once the state of decay gets to a critical threshold.
“What America is going through right now is not merely another, more intense round of “cancel culture.” We’re now in the midst of a full-force, totalitarian remolding of our society, one that seeks to place the petty resentments of an outraged minority of leftist activists above everything else in American life. Because of their willingness to riot, loot, and assault anyone they perceive to be insufficiently sympathetic to their cause, leftists are able to bully ordinary people into submission. As a result, television shows such as “Cops” and “Live PD,” classic films such as “Gone With the Wind,” and iconic brands such as Aunt Jemima, Mrs. Buttersworth, and Uncle Ben’s rice are consigned to the “dustbin of history.” I used to speak frequently to nervous conservatives who were convinced that if we only allowed the left to tear down Confederate war memorials, they would be satisfied. How quickly events have disproved that wishful thinking. From Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and the western pioneers, activists are now coming after cartoon sports mascots and college fight songs. Everything -- from the core of our country’s history to the values and norms undergirding American culture -- must be uprooted to appease the mob. They are tearing down dozens of statues and facing no consequences whatsoever for vandalizing our public spaces -- including memorials to our nation’s greatest heroes. When private citizens try to do the job the government won’t and protect our culture, our history, and our public property from destruction, local officials step in and remove the statues on behalf of the vandals, lest they injure themselves while imitating Iraqis celebrating the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Will it get like the movie, Escape from New York (1981)? Maybe worse?
“Thousands of Melbourne residents have been ordered back into lockdown from Thursday as Victoria battles a second wave of coronavirus. The state government has re-imposed stay-at-home orders for 36 suburbs in ten postcodes after recording 139 new cases of the deadly virus in the past two days. After just four weeks of freedom, those residents will be banned from leaving their homes except for work and school, food shopping, giving care and daily exercise. Restaurants, gyms, pubs and all other non-essential services in the suburbs must once again close their doors. Affected businesses will be compensated with a government cash grant of $5,000. Residents from the ten postcodes will not be allowed to go on holiday and the government will announce a support package for affected tourism businesses tomorrow. The lockdown will last for four weeks and come into force from 11.59pm on Wednesday. Police will be enforcing the orders with random vehicle checks similar to random breath tests and will dish out on-the-spot fines. Premier Daniel Andrews said the lockdown was 'deeply painful' and 'damaging for businesses' but insisted that it was necessary. 'If we don't take these steps now we will be locking down every postcode,' he said.”
Look, let’s cut to the chase and quote our UK Leftist “friends” at The Guardian, who do good reporting, and best of all don’t have a pay wall like the dirty capitalist press … thank you comrades!
“Chinese authorities are carrying out forced sterilisations of women in an apparent campaign to curb the growth of ethnic minority populations in the western Xinjiang region, according to research published on Monday. The report, based on a combination of official regional data, policy documents and interviews with ethnic minority women, has prompted an international group of lawmakers to call for a United Nations investigation into China’s policies in the region. The move is likely to enrage Beijing, which has denied trampling on the rights of ethnic groups in Xinjiang, and which on Monday called the allegations “baseless”. The country is accused of locking more than one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities in re-education camps. Beijing describes the facilities as job training centres aimed at steering people away from terrorism following a spate of violence blamed on separatists. A report by Adrian Zenz, a German researcher who has exposed China’s policies in Xinjiang, says Uighur women and other ethnic minorities are being threatened with internment in the camps for refusing to abort pregnancies that exceed birth quotas. Zenz’s data-driven work on the camps – which uses public documents found by scouring China’s internet – has previously been cited by experts on a UN panel investigating the facilities. Women who had fewer than the legally permitted limit of two children were involuntarily fitted with intrauterine contraceptives, says the report. It also reports that some of the women said they were being coerced into receiving sterilisation surgeries.
Gay marriage in the US constitution, transgender rights … everything in the liberal order our highest court, even with so called conservative judges, readily find. Yes, the founding Fathers supported abortion! Well, not exactly. You see, the highest judges in countries with a written constitution such as the United States and Australia, adopt a form of constitutional interpretation, which eschews the idea that we have that we try and ascertain the meaning of terms that the Founders used. That is dated. Instead, the idea of a “living constitution” is adopted, where the meaning of terms are those decided by judges of today and that’s because there is no appeal outside of the legal system against anything they decide; consider them legal dictators. So much for democracy! Thus, consider the latest bit of tyranny from our God-like judges on the abortion question:
“The case, over a state law requiring doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, is the first abortion ruling since two Trump appointees joined the court. The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law that could have left the state with a single abortion clinic. The vote was 5 to 4, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. voting with the court’s four-member liberal wing but not adopting its reasoning. The chief justice said respect for precedent compelled him to vote with the majority. The case was the court’s first on abortion since President Trump’s appointments of two justices shifted the court to the right. The Louisiana law, which was enacted in 2014, requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. The law’s supporters said the law protects the health and safety of women seeking abortions, and that the requirements for obtaining admitting privileges helps ensure the competence of doctors. Opponents disputed that, saying that hospitalizations after abortions are rare, that women would receive medical care at hospitals whether their doctors had admitting privileges or not and that abortion providers are often unable to obtain admitting privileges for reasons unrelated to their competence. Only two of the five doctors who provide abortions in Louisiana have obtained admitting privileges, one in New Orleans and one in Shreveport. But the Shreveport doctor testified that he could not handle the clinic’s work alone. If the law went into effect, a trial judge concluded, there would be a single doctor in a single clinic, in New Orleans, available to provide abortions in Louisiana.
Whooah! It looks like we are back in the corona frenzy. Just have a look at what could be down the track this time round, starting with the UK:
“Fathers cannot walk their daughter arm-in-arm down the aisle and couples must wash their hands before and after exchanging rings in post-lockdown weddings. New rules issued by the Government today also ban receptions when the ceremonies are allowed to restart with up to 30 people in England from Saturday. The plans are intend to maintain social distancing at weddings as the coronavirus pandemic continues but will reduce the big day to little more than a formality. It comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson last week gave permission for weddings to recommence as part of a widespread easing of lockdown restrictions. More than 250,000 weddings usually take place in the UK each year, but most couples have been affected by restrictions that came into force in March. Here are some of the new rules which will make for very different weddings:
Cheer up Aussies, at least you are not New Zealanders! Life is not all bad:
“Based on current polling, the number of LGBTQI+ MPs in New Zealand's 120-seat House of Representatives is predicted to swell to a world-leading 7.5 per cent after September's election. New Zealanders are poised to elect the 'gayest parliament in the world' in September, vaulting the South Pacific nation past the world-leading United Kingdom for representation. The current 'rainbow caucus' say there's still plenty to do for LGBTQI+ Kiwis, even after same-sex marriage's legislation and great strides in ending discrimination against the queer community. There are currently seven out-and-proud MPs in New Zealand's 120-seat House of Representatives. That will swell to nine on the basis of current polling, and up to 11 should the Greens increase their vote on election day; 19 September.”
This is where things get interesting. People have been thrown out of work, given more than the usual dole to not sink under the flood waters of corona, but soon, that dole will be taken away, and everyone goes into free fall. I imagine that the BLM protests are going to look like the good old days in a few months’ time.
“It’s a devastating hidden statistic weighing on the mind of the Prime Minister as he considers a “snapback” to a $40-a-day dole. Three in four unemployed Australians forced to survive on the old $275-a-week dole were forced to skip meals or couldn’t afford fresh fruit and vegetables. Now, there are fears this is the grim future that more than 1.6 million Australians face when the JobSeeker payment is slashed at the end of September. Just over two months ago, the Jobseeker payment was doubled to $550 to help thousands of workers who lost their jobs in the coronavirus pandemic. At the time, the PM stressed that the increase was temporary and that the dole would return to normal in late September. But now, as the ranks of the unemployed swell when the Morrison Government also axes the JobKeeper wage subsidy in September, more Australians will be forced to live in poverty. In a survey of almost 1000 Australians who rely on JobSeeker, the Australian Council of Social Service has found that 9 out of 10 people reported that the removal of the new JobSeeker rate would have a significant or extreme impact on their ability to cover the cost of essentials.”
It must be fun for the cubs of the Left to smash-up two thousand years of Western civilisation. How they get off on it! Now a chess board has white pieces on it. So, as white = racist, chess must be racist, like clouds, milk, and semen, and the whites of people’s eyes.
“A former professional chess player is criticising the ABC for contacting him to discuss whether the board game is racist. A Sydney-based ABC producer asked former Australian Chess representative John Adams to comment on whether the game was racist because white always moves first. Mr Adams told Ben Fordham the argument has been circulating in chess circles for years. “All of this stuff is completely ridiculous. “We’ve got bigger issues that are facing Australia and I don’t want the ABC talking about this sort of nonsense.”
I have been warning people for years that the system will be breaking down in some shape of form. That does not necessarily mean the zombie apocalypse, for the state and its thugs may continue to oppress, but we could have chaos and violence at the street level. My prediction re America have been spot on. So, the answer, apart from political financial reform, always starts at an individual level, and surely that requires the adoption of a healthy and robust survivalism. Even the mainstream media, once ultra-hostile to this idea are getting on board:
“You’ve heard of preppers, right? Survivalists? If you’ve watched TV shows like Doomsday Preppers, you know about their strange, apocalyptic beliefs: that a disaster could strike at any time, overwhelming first responders and the social safety net; that this crisis could disrupt supply chains, causing scarcity and panic and social breakdown; that authorities might invoke emergency powers and impose police curfews. Crazy theories like that. In fact, many perfectly reputable organizations – including the US federal government and the Red Cross – recommend Americans maintain extra food and emergency supplies. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) advises keeping a two-week supply of food, as well as water, batteries, medical masks, first-aid supplies and a battery- or hand-powered radio, among other things. In mainstream society, however, interest in prepping usually invites ridicule about bunkers and tin-foil hats. Preppers have spent years as the objects of our collective derision. Until now. Today, we’re all preppers – or rather, wish we had been. Non-preppers have been caught in a rain shower without an umbrella. I don’t know if preppers are laughing right now, but perhaps they’re entitled to some vindication. Now, I’m not a prepper. I am an effete quasi-intellectual with no practical skills of any kind. My current “emergency supplies” are some Hungry-Man Dinners and a liter of bourbon. If things get really bad I will finish the bourbon, lie down and wait to be eaten by stray cats. But I’ve come to respect the preppers’ ethos of survival and preparedness. One of my friends is one, or at least on the spectrum. When coronavirus hit, he wasn’t one of the millions of people scrambling for surgical masks; he already had them in his survival kit. He kept a few and gave the rest to elderly people.
War now will be between nation states still, as they disintegrate, but will also be more 4th generation or even 5th generation war, as described by William S Lind, involving inter-state conflict with small size groups using terrorism and psych-ops:
We seem to have this with antifa, which admits that its main concern is destroying Trump and his supporters, but of course, that is only the starting point, and Trump merely accelerated their agenda, which is to replace the West. Yes, all of the so-called conspiracy theories of the Great Replacement are pretty mild compared to the harsh, bitter reality of what is coming. White genocide, is more accurate, and genocide is what communists like Pol Pot did best, as their day job.
I often wondered why the militarily-superior US lost the Vietnam War. At a gut level I always felt that it was due to the spirit of the times, of the 1960s revolt against the West, which is in the final stages today. This article, which I found, does a good job elaborating on this theme:
“The hidden war:
Our army that now remains in Vietnam is in a state approaching collapse, with individual units avoiding or having refused combat, murdering their officers and noncommissioned officers, drug-ridden, and dispirited where not near-mutinous. Conditions among American forces in Vietnam that have only been exceeded in this century by…the collapse of the Tsarist armies in 1916 and 1917.
The signs of a wider, more sinister agenda are clearly behind recent political developments in the US. There are micro-events, such as the City of Minneapolis spending thousands on private security detail for three council members, who want to defund the police. So, just how do they think things are going to go in the future with no police force, especially if private security is cut, which it must be? Such is the inconsistency, and hypocrisy of the lower level elites.
“The City of Minneapolis has spent $63,000 on private security details for three city council members who claim they have been subjected to threats in recent weeks. Three members of the council, which pledged to seek a replacement for the city’s police department and on Friday “advanced a proposed ballot measure asking voters to create a new Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention,” are receiving city-funded private security detail after claiming to have received threats in recent weeks. The security detail, provided by firms Aegis and BelCom, is costing the city roughly $4,500 per day. As Fox 9 reported, the three council members who have the security detail are “Andrea Jenkins (Ward 8), and Phillipe Cunningham (Ward 4), and Alondra Cano (Ward 9)” all of whom have been “outspoken proponents of defunding the Minneapolis Police Department.” Cano did not comment on the matter, while Cunningham told the outlet that the private security was temporary. He ultimately said he was not comfortable “publicly discussing the death threats against me or the level of security I currently have protecting me from those threats.” However, Councilwoman Jenkins said she has been requesting security since being sworn into her position and told the outlet that she is concerned by “the large number of white nationalist(s) in our city and other threatening communications I’ve been receiving.” Jenkins, who said she has received threats attacking her gender identity and ethnicity, specifically, admitted she has not reported the threats to Minneapolis Police — which the council has moved to abolish — suggesting she has been too consumed by the “global pandemic and global uprising” dominating the national narrative. “A spokesperson for Minneapolis Police told FOX 9 the department does not have any recent police reports of threats against city council members. It is possible a report could have been filed confidentially,” the outlet reported.”
Here is an interesting proposal; that there needs to be an equal protection law, for whites, conservatives and Christians, who are under attack:
“In America today, it is perfectly legal to discriminate against conservatives, Christians and Whites, merely based on their political beliefs or the whiteness of their skin. That’s because the 1964 Civil Rights Act — which was spearheaded by Republicans and opposed by Democrats, by the way — sought only to protect segments of society that were being oppressed at the time. The act, however, did not protect people who might be oppressed in the future.
Depending upon the source, we are entering round 2 of the Wuhan flu, thought by those who do some thinking still, as generated by the massive Black Lives Matter protests antifa riots. As I typed those words, a news item popped up to the right of the Word document, proclaiming Victoria having 75 new coronavirus cases, and who knows what tomorrow. Indeed, the item has just disappeared before I could even read it, I was in such a typing frenzy. Anyway, there is also no doubt that the fury seen in the BLM antifa rioting was influenced by lock-down, creating lots of manic energy that was simply waiting to be released. Any event involving a Black would have done, but the Floyd case was magic, having a white cop display brutality. Never mind about record numbers of Blacks in Chicago and Baltimore killing each other; those Black lives don’t seem to matter. With BLM in the US really getting into the 1960s revival of protests, Covid-19 cases will increase.
“Though coronavirus cases are surging in some parts of the United States, many Black Lives Matter activists are nonetheless planning sizable rallies in the near future, defying public health concerns in favor of continuing what has become a month-long streak of aggressive public activism. The surge in coronavirus cases in some parts of the country — especially Texas, Arizona and Florida — has brought with it renewed fears that any form of reopening states after months of lockdowns will bring a new wave of COVID-19 infections. The governors of Texas and Florida imposed fresh restrictions on residents this week in response to rising cases in their states, while other governors such as Washington's Jay Inslee mandated that all state residents must wear face masks while out in public.”
The deconstruction of Jesus is not new, and has been going on in theology since the Enlightenment, getting crazier by the generation. What is new is the explosion of racial resentment and anti-whiteness radiating everywhere like a nuclear bomb was detonated, and in many ways, it has:
“Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the Church of England, has said the church should reconsider its portrayal of Jesus as a White man. Speaking to the BBC Today Programme, Welby was asked whether the way the western church "portrays Jesus" needed to be "thought about again" and "re-imagined" in light of recent Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd. "Yes, of course it does," he said, adding that Jesus was portrayed differently in countries around the world. He was regularly in touch with Anglican Church leaders from around the world, he said, who did not portray Jesus as White. "You go into their churches and you don't see a White Jesus -- you see a Black Jesus, or Chinese Jesus, or a Middle Eastern Jesus -- which is of course the most accurate. "You see a Fijian Jesus -- you see Jesus portrayed in as many ways as there are cultures, languages and understandings." Welby added that the representations of Jesus were not, however, "who we worship" but rather served as a "reminder of the universality of the God who became fully human."
I was wondering about what some Black icons from the past would have thought about the BLM and antifa protests. How about Muhammad Ali, the boxing great, and a Muslim? Well, let’s read what his son thinks.
“On the fourth anniversary of his death, Muhammad Ali’s only biological son says that his father would be against Black Lives Matter, calling the movement “racist” and the protesters “devils.” The legendary boxer and activist stood up against racism throughout his life, but Muhammad Ali Jr. says his dad would have been sickened by how the protests have turned to violence and looting after the death of George Floyd. “Don’t bust up s–t, don’t trash the place,” he told The Post. “You can peacefully protest. ‘‘My father would have said, ‘They ain’t nothing but devils.’ My father said, ‘All lives matter.’ I don’t think he’d agree.” Of the BLM movement, Ali Jr., a Muslim like his father, said: “I think it’s racist.” “It’s not just black lives matter, white lives matter, Chinese lives matter, all lives matter, everybody’s life matters. God loves everyone — he never singled anyone out. Killing is wrong no matter who it is,” Ali said during an hour-long interview with The Post. On police brutality, Ali defended law enforcement in general. “Police don’t wake up and think, ‘I’m going to kill a n—-r today or kill a white man,'” he said. “They’re just trying to make it back home to their family in one piece.”
Playing with matches can be dangerous, especially if one is a half-wit; BLM is full of these sorts of useful idiots who are only too willing to go out and burn for the sake of revolutionary communism, and with all commo revolutions, many times the very people the supposed revolution is for get hurt. Like Black businesses, also burnt down, with no remorse:
“On the heels of an already tumultuous reopening timeline from the coronavirus pandemic, businesses across the country have had to board up windows, clean up graffiti and sweep away broken glass as a result of protests that turned into fiery, violent clashes this week. But many black-owned restaurants that sustained severe damage are just as focused on amplifying cries for racial justice as they are on rebuilding. Rekik Abaineh and her husband Solomon Hailie, owners of Bolé Ethiopian Cuisine in St. Paul, Minnesota, told ABC News it was "overwhelming" to see their restaurant reduced to rubble after the first night of George Floyd protests in Minnesota's Twin Cities. "My husband and I went Friday morning to see what was left of it -- and the whole neighborhood was out crying. It was so hard to see the building like that," Abaineh said. "I've never felt this before, the mixed feelings that I have," Hailie said of the emotional toll of seeing his lifelong dream after 20 years in this country turned to ashes. "To come down to this, believe me, is just heartbreaking." Protests initially broke out in Minneapolis, where George Floyd died in police custody on May 25, and within days demonstrations against racial injustice spread across the world. Although Abaineh and Hailie were devastated at the toll of the protests, they said they stand in solidarity with their black community and support the underlying message being echoed throughout the country. "If it means burning our building and our business to get this justice for George [Floyd] and all of Black Lives Matter, we're OK with that," Hailie said. "But we can't bring back any soul – for us we stand by it 100%."”
John Wayne is my favourite actor, far better than the over-rated mumbling Clint Eastwood, and of course, today’s generation are just trash. I know that John Wayne is not Marion Morrison, but a persona, a representation of manhood, so it is always good to ask: what would John Wayne do, the guy who in The Searchers, travelled five years through the West to seek out those Indians who massacred his family. The man with “true grit.”
The attack on John Wayne is simply an attack upon white heroes. He said nothing that the Founding Fathers would have objected to, and perhaps they would have seen him as too liberal. Thus, in defiance we should collect as many of his movies as possible, which are far superior entertainment and inspiration than the sewerage that flows from Hollywood today. In doing so, we are working to defend our own white identity, as we circle wagons in the return to an eviler version of the Wild West, which will eventually be on every street.
It has been noticed that the statues of heroes of the Left, such as Vladimir Lenin, have remained untouched. Of course, even the most moronic antifa, knows who their god is, and conservatives would never dream of an eye for an eye, so the statue of the old commo will stand there long after the US has collapsed, a silent testimony of the destructive power of leftism:
“A statue in San Francisco of Miguel Cervantes, author of Don Quixote, was defaced with the word “bastard” spray painted onto it by protesters. What protesters may not know is that the Spanish author actually spent five years as a slave after being captured off the coast of Africa. Outside of Wisconsin State Capitol the statue of Hans Christian Heg was also toppled. Heg was an anti-slavery activist who joined a militia that fought slave traders. Then he joined the Union Army during the Civil War, and died in battle, fighting to end slavery. Perhaps statues in general are sinful in the new social order. Except for the statue of Vladimir Lenin in Seattle. His statue has remained untouched.”