Barmy budgets and Mindless masks

I watched the budget speech. Found it very boring of course. Billions here, billions there, billions almost everywhere. Debt on its way to a trillion. Who cares? I remember caring when debt and deficits mattered. Wayne Swan was always chasing surpluses without ever catching one. Though it didn’t stop him from being named by the publication Euromoney in 2011 as “the world’s best treasurer.” Those were the days.

I suppose the Coalition was in sight of achieving a surplus before Covid. All dashed and diddled now. If only Joe Hockey had understood how little people care; how little it matters apparently. He wouldn’t have introduced that hari-kari budget in 2014, which did in Abbott. And worse, laid the groundwork for Malcolm Turnbull and Zali Steggall and, maybe now, a whole cohort of Climate 200 activists to keep company with Labor and the Greens; long to reign over us.

Anyway, I became distracted and focussed on superficial things. In a word, masks; or, in two words, face nappies. So far as I could see only Josh and the PM went maskless on the Coalition benches. I assume all on the opposition benches were masked. They love masks. Don’t ever want to see the back of them. Only Sigmund Freud would be able to uncover why; by plunging into the deep recesses of their warped minds. Unfortunately, he’s not around anymore and the modern lot are simply not up to it. Probably all schooled themselves in left-wing politics in medical-cum-psycho school. Think it’s normal.

Don’t know why Morrison got away with being maskless. Judging by the comments of Liberal Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, I suspect he might have threatened to bully the clerk of the house of representatives Claressa Surtees unless given an exemption. Can’t vouch for that.

I looked up Canberra rules. There doesn’t seem to be any requirement to wear masks in Parliament House but then businesses can make their own rules. Presumably, that’s the answer. There they all were, cowering in their masks for fear of Covid singling them out. Punishment for their transgressions? Karma? Who knows what guilt they feel for causing so much misery and distress, and robbing us of our God-given freedoms, for the past two years? Given their character and given half a chance, not enough to make them stop, I’d venture.

Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?

Shame Henry II had no one to rephrase and explain what the king had meant. Although, as it happens, the American President meant every word of it even if he was supposed to keep it a secret.

As discussed here.

The President of the United States, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., who is 79 years old and suffering from senile dementia at the end of a long life of bullying, lying, boasting, conniving, grifting, grafting, and living off the public tit to an extent indecent even by Washington standards, declared war on Russia on Friday. In the course of a typically blustering, hectoring speech, the senescent Biden went off script and interpolated the following peroration: “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.”…

During his long occupation of a Senate seat, Biden served for many years on the foreign-relations committee, and learned all the wrong lessons without acquiring an ounce of real-world savvy. This is the problem with electing a lifelong senator to the presidency with no prior executive experience except ribbon-cutting ceremonies and attending foreign funerals as veep. Senators’ words have no real-world consequences; presidents’ do. Senators can say anything they want, because their words carry no executive authority and they cannot be legally held accountable for them. They’re meant for the ears of voters back home, not for the guy in the Kremlin with his finger on the button.

And just what button is that?

The problem is that the current president  of the United States is no longer disciplined by anyone, although those who are in charge are keeping everything as closely under control as possible. Biden himself is as illegitimate as it is possible to be since the evidence that he was fraudulently installed into office becomes more undeniable with each passing day, not that the media will fail to deny anything amiss, and will never report how the election was stolen. 

Meanwhile, just as The Spectator asks, “will Biden’s talent for f***-ups lead to World War III?”, the big issue in the US continues to be the almost certainly fake and premeditated incident at the Academy Awards. This really was the front page on the largest selling newspaper in America’s largest city.

The United States is no longer a serious country and we are in great danger the more we rely solely on American protection.

Let me finally mention this: China-Solomons pact is a disaster for Australian security in the South Pacific along with this China will keep purchasing Russian oil and this Joe Biden Eliminates U.S. Tariffs on More than 350 China-Made Products. Plus, of course, this: Chuck Grassley Reveals Financial Links Between the Chinese Communist Party and Hunter and James Biden on Senate Floor — And Brings the Receipts

Five years is a very short time in foreign relations.

Mad, bad and dangerous to vote for

Came across two very similar articles on the net with almost identical titles and with sentiments very close to my own. First this: “We Live in a Time of Utter Madness and We’re Ruled by Lawless Monsters”. If you would like to see who was saying what, please go to the link.

And then there was this: The Sheer Madness of Today’s Left. This one is by Victor Davis Hanson, and this is part of what he writes.

When the rock of green and woke ideology hits the hard place of reality, sheer madness always results.

The world prices of oil and natural gas are skyrocketing. At the time of a major war in Ukraine, the Western democracies have framed the conflict as existential, with a Russia/Mordor on the attack against a declining West/Gondor.


A subtext of the struggle is that the world’s illiberal regimes—fossil-fuel exporting Russia, Venezuela, Iran, and the various Middle Eastern autocracies—are getting richer by the day while destroying Mother Earth, as noble gas and oil importing green Western nations can scarcely afford to drive or heat their homes.

And this is how the article ends:

Yet madness is predictable when the unchecked left-wing’s demand for limitless and endless power collides with a hated, but unremorseful ideological agenda utterly divorced from reality. Put simply, when ideologues demand power but cannot maintain it politically because they are cruel ideologues that destroy what they touch, expect more of their insanity to follow.

For the bits in the middle, you can go to the link, on the off chance you have not yourself recognised how mad the left is and how much worse they lately seem to have become.

Might add this one in since it seems to be based on a similar theme: Joe Biden’s Big Gaffe Perfectly Exposes the Imbecility of the ‘Experts’. Being an imbecile is similar to being mad. Go to the link for more. Here’s the final line:

People with no real skin in the game pushing their costs onto others around the world, while showing not even a semblance of strategic thinking. That’s not morality. It’s imbecility.


Lord of the Flies

Last Friday a few hundred young schoolgirls and schoolboys, all of whom should be in school, participated in a “climate strike” outside the Prime Minister’s Sydney residence, Kirribilli House.  As we know, this protest about “climate change’ was yet another one of those same school strikes that have been occurring across the West since 2018. Covid provided us with some relief from the ravings of these rabid, indoctrinated and attention-seeking school children but just like a scary scene from a 1970s horror movie featuring a screaming and shrieking Jamie Lee Curtis, they’re back. And of course, the children’s heroine remains the Viking queen of scream, none other than the eternally vacuous, creepy Swede herself, Greta Thunberg.

On the night of the climate strike I watched Sky News and I saw what ensued outside Kirribilli House. My jaw dropped and I shivered with fear. Why so? I felt something strange and sinister emanating from the children. What was it? I couldn’t immediately put my finger on what it was. I could clearly hear the children screaming, screeching and shrieking far-left propaganda and I could clearly see that the children were filled with naked unhinged aggression, particularly the girls. It was toxic. It filled me with apprehension. The children, many with green and pink coloured hair, none of whom can vote yet, many who were completely inarticulate and frothing from their mouths, young girls jumping up and down squealing with feverish excitement, all of them shouting expletives about Morrison, all of them speaking ignorant rubbish about the climate and fossil fuels, all spruiking LGBQTI+ rubbish (what that has to do with “climate” I’ll never know), I was gobsmacked and then I realised I was witnessing a 2022 revival of the Hitler Youth from Nazi Germany and the Komsomol from Soviet Russia.  It was a menacing and toxic stew of aggression, ignorance and profound stupidity and I thought to myself, my God, these children are the future and then my apprehension and dread increased even more because I realised that these children haven’t even attended university yet. They’re already fully indoctrinated and they’re already lost. And then the revelation came, and I understood why I felt such apprehension and dread because I remembered William Golding’s book, Lord of the Flies.

Lord of the Flies is another name for Beelzebub, the devil. Beelzebub is also named the Lord of Filth and Dung. In the novel by Golding the stranded boys grow wilder, dirtier, and more uncivilised, because all of this reflected the boy’s wild inner state. As the savagery and evil in the boys increased, they look to find a god to worship.

“When Jack and his hunters kill a boar, they have their opportunity; they leave the pig’s head impaled on a stake as an offering to the beast. The head is soon rotting and covered with flies. The head, referred to as the “Lord of the Flies” then serves as a symbol of the evil and savagery of Jack’s tribe of hunters.

I was reminded of the book on Friday night, and since then I’ve been mulling why I feel such apprehension. Watching the footage of the children protesting outside Kirribilli House, frothing and spewing vile insults at a democratically elected PM, all of them wild, incoherent, unkempt, rabid, uncivilised, savage and feral, I thought that apart from the obvious fact that the children are pawns of very evil people, it also seems to me that their souls are possessed by something evil. These children are worshipping a deity but this deity isn’t, as in Golding’s book, a pig’s head covered with flies, rather the children outside Kirribilli House are worshipping a deity that is much more sinister and much more powerful, a progressive deity. Beelzebub in 2022 is an evil deity that manifests himself through vile and sinister tenets such as climate change, queer theology, transgenderism, Marxism, cancel culture, youth indoctrination, the demonisation of religion, particularly Christianity and all the other ideologies that are slowly but surely destroying the West. 

Beelzebub is laughing at us and why shouldn’t he? We have given him permission to laugh at us because we have given him our children.

A Secret Weapon in Poland?

Joe’s in Poland. A secret weapon? Did he say that any use of chemical weapons would “trigger a response in kind?” Has America stockpiles of chemical weapons at the ready? Deny it if you like, but the words of the US Commander-in-Chief count for something. Don’t they?

Did he actually say to American troops in Poland that “when you’re there you’re going to see women, young people standing in the middle, in the front of a damn tank saying, I’m not leaving.” As for this second statement, halting delivery though it was, I’ve seen it first-hand on video which, presumably, wasn’t doctored.

There it is, his minders can scramble all they like, the leader of the free world, under no duress, has announced the imminent presence of American fighting troops in Ukraine. Effectively, he’s just announced the start of WWIII.

Imagine what this does to Putin’s mind. Sows complete confusion, that’s what. Putin and his generals and cronies will be all at sea; won’t be able to make head nor tails of it. Keeps them off balance. A cunning ploy perhaps?

Is it a pure product of Biden’s dementia? An invention based on nothing. Or, is there a core of truth being revealed inadvertently as a result of dementia. Who knows? They won’t know. And, though it might be hard for us English speakers to realise, it will be all translated into Russian.

Chemical weapons, NATO troops crossing into Ukraine. I don’t know how that comes across in Russian but it comes across pretty threateningly in English, without the quirks of translation.

I worry about false-flag operations. Yes, I know, only the lying Ruskies get up to that kind of thing. Still, Zelensky seems desperate to widen the conflict. Food for thought, if reports of chemical attacks arise. Think Douma, Syria and was even Trump fooled? I don’t know, but stranger things have happened.

Can’t help but think that the buffoons leading the West are quite capable of leading us to war; with plenty in the media cheering them on. Boris Johnson might only be suffering from climate hysteria rather than dementia but who would want him leading any nation on the brink of war?

His latest gambit is to try to uniquely devalue Russia’s holdings of gold. Good luck with that one. Gold is gold and unlike the currencies which governments consistently devalue, it will always have a ready market. It’s rather like banning Abramovich from owning Chelsea football club. Equally pointless.

Thank God for the Israelis. They know about real life in a tough neighbourhood and might be able to broker a peace, if given the opportunity. I don’t rate any of our guys.

“A war that stood out for its ‘notoriously incompetent international butchery'”

Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
   Rode the six hundred.
“Forward, the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns!” he said.
Into the valley of Death
   Rode the six hundred.

That’s from The Charge of the Light Brigade, a reminder for those of you with a classical education. That was based on an event during the Crimean War, the previous one. So what was that all about?

The Crimean War was a military conflict fought from October 1853 to February 1856 in which Russia lost to an alliance of France, the Ottoman Empire, the United Kingdom and Piedmont-Sardinia. The immediate cause of the war involved the rights of Christian minorities in Palestine, which was part of the Ottoman Empire. The French promoted the rights of Roman Catholics, and Russia promoted those of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Longer-term causes involved the decline of the Ottoman Empire, the expansion of the Russian Empire in the preceding Russo-Turkish Wars, and the British and French preference to preserve the Ottoman Empire to maintain the balance of power in the Concert of Europe. It has widely been noted that the causes, in one case involving an argument over a key, had never revealed a “greater confusion of purpose” but led to a war that stood out for its “notoriously incompetent international butchery”.

History does seem to repeat but in such insane sorts of ways. You do have to wonder about this: Joe Biden Tells US Troops in Poland They’re Going to Ukraine (Video) …Update: White House Corrects Biden.

And now who is going to correct the White House?

The “nature of the response would depend on the nature of the use”

These things do escalate.

Where does this end up? Biden says U.S. would ‘respond’ to Russia if Putin uses chemical or biological weapons

US President Joe Biden says NATO would respond if Russia was to use chemical weapons in Ukraine, adding the “nature of the response would depend on the nature of the use”.

Pretty open-ended. Ever heard of The Gulf of Tonkin “Incident”? You have to go back to 1964 but it was the invented moment that led to the Vietnam War going full-on and full-time.

On August 2, 1964, the destroyer USS Maddox, while performing a signals intelligence patrol as part of DESOTO operations, was approached by three Vietnam People’s Navy torpedo boats of the 135th Torpedo Squadron. The Maddox fired warning shots and the North Vietnamese boats attacked with torpedoes and machine gun fire. In the ensuing engagement, one U.S. aircraft (which had been launched from aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga) was damaged, three North Vietnamese torpedo boats were damaged, and four North Vietnamese sailors were killed, with six more wounded. There were no U.S. casualties. Maddox was “unscathed except for a single bullet hole from a Vietnamese machine gun round”.

On August 4, 1964, destroyer USS Turner Joy joined Maddox on another DESOTO mission. That evening, the ships opened fire on confusing radar and sonar returns that had been preceded by communications intercepts suggesting that an attack was imminent. The commander of the Maddox task force, Captain John Herrick, reported that the ships were being attacked by North Vietnamese boats. In fact, there were no North Vietnamese boats present. While Herrick soon reported doubts regarding the task force’s initial perceptions of the attack, the Johnson administration relied on erroneously interpreted National Security Agency communications intercepts to conclude that the attack was real.

While doubts regarding the perceived second attack have been expressed since 1964, it was not until years later that it was shown conclusively never to have happened.

Let me repeat that last sentence: While doubts regarding the perceived second attack have been expressed since 1964, it was not until years later that it was shown conclusively never to have happened.

So back to The Ukraine with the question now, are we in the same blundering into war that led to World War I? If the US wants to invent an incident they have the history. Do you remember The Maine?

A slogan of the Spanish-American War. The United States battleship Maine mysteriously exploded and sank in the harbor of Havana, Cuba, in 1898. Stirred up by the yellow press (see yellow journalism), the American public blamed the sinking on Spain, which then owned Cuba.

You now have to fear what comes next. The Americans are it seems gunning for a full-on confrontation. If they want to arrange a pretext, so many of us seem to be in a pre-war mentality, over nothing much more than whether The Ukraine should be part of NATO.