We’re all witnessing and experiencing Australia being ground zero for Bolshevik Russia 2.0 and seeing the shock come in from around the world. A lot of this commentary has ranged from genuine insightfulness, to mediocre outrage from commentators that don’t address the real issues beyond harvesting easy likes from their social media following.
The behaviour of the National Cabinet and Public Health authoritarians continues to descend into an unhinged, farcical tyranny with a throng of presstitutes cheering the communism via medical tyranny on.
However, the public compliance with this nonsense is by far the more concerning, and indeed, embarrassing.
For instance, ask most people quietly why they got the jab and they will, for the most part, tell you it was ‘so they could go travelling’ or to ‘get their freedoms back.’ The former is purely selfish and the latter is breathtakingly naïve and historically ignorant. Both are nothing to do with health and when you realise this, you begin to understand the mess the country is really in.
From where I sit, if you made the choice to go ahead and get the jab, then that’s purely your decision and should be a matter of medical privacy – as it should be and I don’t care if you got it or not. In my experience, there’s a million questions still unresolved about the vaccines and I look forward to being an outcast in a society that pays lip service to equality and non-discrimination, should it get to the issuance of yellow stars for 30% of the populace that turn refuseniks and don’t show their papers.
So, in the words of V, how did Australia get here and who is to blame? And how did we go from the knockabout larrikin that distrusts authority, to a nation of compliant bootlickers snitching on their neighbours for not wearing cloth on their face?
Well, there are plenty of people to blame, most notably those looking in the mirror. But instead of pointing fingers, many don’t understand the basic process of the 50-year journey that has sunk the country to such an extent, that people like Kerry Chant and Annastacia Palaszczuk are allowed to flourish.
The old saying that ‘it’s harder to convince someone they’ve been fooled’ also applies here. There is a large contingent of the population that believe that everyone is as nice, caring and altruistic as they are. There is also a large contingent whose egos are so fragile, they don’t want to accept the possibility they may have been conned and coerced into doing some things they would not normally have supported, at the hands of some really nasty people.
This is not surprising when people have been so inundated with constant fear porn and threats about their own supposed mortality, that they are folding quicker than a Women’s Weekly. This is also an unfortunate insight into the moral courage of most modern Australians, ie they have none and a certain percentage of the population enjoys being subjugated and subjugating others out of fear.
Complying your way out of tyranny has never worked, so it’s always a great question to ask those same compliant people why the North Koreans aren’t the freest nation on earth? Blank stares usually follow.
In my view, Australia’s problems started back in the 1970’s with the Whitlam era. The signing of the Lima Declaration was a death sentence for our local manufacturing, technology sector and power generation capacity. We have 1.5 oil refineries, a power grid largely relying on unreliable renewables and almost no ability to produce large scale electronic or heavy industrial goods. We sent all that to a communist state that now hates us and could bring us to our knees with one PLAN blockade of oil tankers in the Straits of Malacca. We’re petrified of nuclear energy, despite being one of the best locations for it while at the same time selling uranium to India without batting an eye, because moral cowardice is virtuous.
On top of that, throw in decades of mass immigration and multiculturalism which has led to the glaringly obvious societal non-cohesion and division that has, until recently, been largely gatekept out of public debate by a compliant media.
Furthermore, we now own a culture that is anti-entrepreneurship, anti-small business, anti-technology and anti-risk of essentially any kind. Want to frighten an Australian? Say risk or responsibility out loud.
In my opinion, many Australians have never generally understood the concept of risk or trade-offs, which is how their obsession with ‘public safety’ has led them to their current predicament. ‘If it only saves one life’ is a tired, old Australian maxim that deliberately omits the realistic addendum of ‘I don’t care what it costs.’ You’re seeing that now in real time with the public health bureaucracy – Australians have no idea how to manage risk.
This has all been expedited after we traded most of our better firearms in, because the public were told (but were also the subject of numerous threats and coercion) they naively wanted a ‘safer society’. All we got in return is the concentration of the monopoly on force into the hands of the same increasingly hostile group of elites, whose true colours are coming to the fore right in front of your eyes. The behaviour of the Police the last 18 months, as well as some of the most draconian national security legislation ever being passed recently, is just a preview. This has been the same story of public disarmament for centuries and was the intention of the pre-written National Firearms Agreement, that was just waiting for the right moment of introduction.
Thanks, Comrade Howard.
Essentially, Australia traded in a society that prized rugged individualism, freedom and risk-taking for the totalitarian nightmare unfolding in front of us. It has honestly been this way for some time, it’s just that you’re only now being forced to finally confront it. We’re now at the last stop and it’s almost time to exit the box cars at Wellcamp and Mickleham, literally.
However, despite the historical prison colony comparisons and cultural observations there is another factor that is not being touched on at all by many mainstream commentators.
Australians are the 2nd largest owners of personal debt in the world, most of it tied up in mortgages. This has been the result of a multi-decade, bipartisan effort which has relied on cheap money, high immigration, zoning laws, land banking, supply constraints and constant lobbying from the property industry at the expense of everyone else – it is the essence of EZFKA.
When the dominant cultural paradigm for the last 50 years, particularly the last 20, has essentially been to get yourself in debt with cheap money for a piece of shelter and watch it constantly go up in value while doing literally nothing in the way of value-adding, is it any wonder most people aren’t doing anything tangible a la the French about the state of the country? No, because like most things in EZFKA, they want someone else to wear the risk while reaping all the benefits.
Hence why the current and former governments have thrown all in behind keeping house prices high at the expense of everything else. Keep the plebs in the chains of debt and with a large enough margin of comfort to order their Uber Eats while watching Netflix and gambling on sportsball, and they won’t be frog marching you to the wall like most ruling class elites in history that have pursued this path. Which is why Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese are going all in to protect property prices, until the next election and certainly beyond.
It also explains the tolerance for Mark McGowan’s China-lite policies in WA, due to a high iron ore price (that is currently dropping but we’ll see what happens there) because it underwrites the East Coast property ponzi scheme. It’s all kabuki theatre, which is why the S.92 High Court challenge threat went nowhere and, in my view, is sincerely needed.
In summary, Australia is now facing the wall due to debt, disarmament and division.
All of this doom and gloom aside, there are a lot of people who are actively trying to do something about the current state of play and more people are coming off of the bench as it directly impacts them, which is human nature essentially. Will it be too late? Who knows and I don’t believe in the fallacious view of inevitability, but we’re clearly in extra time.
As for the federal election in 2022, I remain sceptical. While I hope parties like the Liberal Democrats, UAP and One Nation as well as independents can expand their presence at the expense of the majors, I doubt much will change politically when a large number of our problems stem from the RBA’s monetary insanity and the AFR Top 20 rich list and the over-represented, non-productive industrial sectors (ie housing and retail) that make up most of it.
If Scomo drags it out until May 2022, which he likely will to protect house prices because that’s his only line of defence, then expect a whole world of pain before then.
Where we go from here is an open book, but I just hope we don’t have to read the same ending yet again.