Maybe things aren’t (really) falling apart ?!?

Our side is too quick to celebrate the odd battle won. The enemy is infinitely resilient; unflaggingly indefatigable; obsessively single-minded; never asleep forever awake. The referendum victory against the mass of federal and state governments, giant corporates, sporting codes, churches, celebrities and assorted elites, was indeed singular. To borrow from Paul Keating it might be called, “the sweetest victory of all.” Nonetheless, the Aboriginal Industry goes on unrelentingly.

As the shrill opposition to Australia Day showed. Nothing much has changed. More land and divisive sovereignty claims, more so-called treaties, more indigenous parliamentary-style assemblies, more pathetic whining (please make it stop), more fanciful rewriting of history (e.g. the mythical Stolen Generations), more discordant flag flying, more renaming nonsenses – all lie depressingly ahead. And now, apparently, we have to put up with some kind of grotesque and misbegotten alliance between Palestinian and Aboriginal activists – on Australian streets. Let me repeat, on Australian streets!

Can the war be won rather than just the odd skirmish and battle? Or have events gone much too far to be ever turned back? I can’t see past the latter. Jacinta Price is the last best hope. All on the shoulders of one woman, hmm?

Turning over the climate cult offers better prospects but only on the back of utter economic misery. And even then, there are powerful vested interests in maintaining the phony narrative, however often the lights go out and the heaters and air conditioners are remotely turned off (via smart meters) by the energy commissars in charge.

Justice Natalie Charlesworth of the federal court struck a blow for common sense when she gave the green light to Santos to construct its Barossa-project pipeline. A skirmish won. But don’t think for a moment that the Environmental Defenders Office (astoundingly, the beneficiary of federal government funds), which acted on behalf of some pliable Tiwi islanders, will be daunted by this defeat or will take stock of her honour’s withering remarks. Nor will any other team of green-activist lawyers; nor the Greens; nor the Teals; nor climate cultists generally; nor, obviously, the renewable-energy grifters intent on looting taxpayers.

And all the while the great replacement of Aussies continues unabated. I made the point in conversation the other day that having been brought up in a very different England than one which has an imam calling people to prayer on London Bridge, I notice the difference. Not quite so bad in Australia – yet. Still I am old enough (unfortunately) to notice the stark difference between the Australia I first met and what it has become and is becoming.

Hold on! Is it me? As we reach our declining years we tend to reminisce about the non-existent golden past. Maybe I just need a cup of tea, a Bex and a good lie down. Maybe things aren’t really falling apart. Is it only in my aging mind? Have a look at the old chap in the cap in this movie clip from Cabaret; that’s me, out of step. Is it you? We have to get with the program. Think like Albo, Chalmers Bowen, Bandt, Tink and Thunberg, and their ilk. Tomorrow probably belongs to them.

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Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 3, 2024 11:13 pm

more so-called treaties,

Isn’t it an inconvenient truth that any treaty between any of the States, and their own citizens, isn’t going to be worth the paper it’s written on? It will last all of twenty minutes in the High Court?

Natural Instinct
Natural Instinct
February 4, 2024 6:11 am

Oh, but it is falling apart:

1. The ABC push to have an Aboriginal or TSI as governor general. Why? PK on RN has all the “lines” if you want them. “Good racism triumphs over bad racism”.

2. The hide of me for charging you for plugging in your EV and stealing 20kWhr of electricity via a long extension lead running out the window.
20 x 0.65 = $13.
“Oh I don’t pay that at home!” … via an overnight charger using off peak elec is not mentioned, nor the subsidies for the local council owned chargers.
And then they get priority car parking spaces.
Virtue signalling beats science and ecomics – always will.

3. The ABC and its causes pushed by activists employees. As Carrol said – they will not rest because they know they are doing good. Just a bit of a problem with who gets to choose the “causes” and why the sheila cleaning toilets in an old persons home on min wages has on be the payer for this flagellation.

February 4, 2024 9:29 am

Americans have always been idealists, and it is that concept that has infected the Western world, primarily through the actions and activities of the UN. From no immigrant is illegal, to we must end our current lifestyle to ‘save the world’. All totally impractical rubbish.

February 4, 2024 9:55 am

Not to mention the utterly inexcusable totalitarian idiocy we were subjected to during the bat flu hysteria – three years of my life destroyed, for no acceptable reason whatsoever and for which the evil criminal mongrels responsible will never be held accountable.

There’ve also been zero measures subsequently put in place to stop them doing it all over again, which of course they will and in all likelihood on the flimsiest of pretexts.

As for the climate hysteria, I’ve been calling it out since I first heard about it almost thirty five years ago (and knew immediately that it was horse manure). The greatest anti-scientific fact and evidence free hoax of both the twentieth and twenty first centuries. It is utterly infuriating how stupid, gullible and incurious so many Australians are – which is why this idiotic hysteria and insane economic destruction persists.

As for mass immigration, don’t get me started.

February 4, 2024 10:07 am

Think like Albo, Chalmers Bowen, Bandt, Tink and Thunberg, and their ilk. Tomorrow probably belongs to them.

If so we’re in big trouble as none of them have created a job or grown a crop.

Take heart from what’s happening in W. Europe atm.

February 4, 2024 10:15 am

Tomorrow may belong to them but soon after, as happened in the USSR, the so-called unified dream will implode through inefficiency, corruption, debt, poverty, lack of services and the resultant disenchantment and push back by the populous. In Australia it won’t take that long, because as soon as the inevitable week-long blackouts and soaring power prices hit from the mad net zero dream, there will be major political fallout. No sitting government will survive.

February 4, 2024 10:57 am

Feb 4, 2024 10:15 AM

That’s what I tend to think as well mem.

Unfortunately the 2030s (like its counterpart a hundred years ago) is going to be quite miserable as we attempt to climb out of the sh!t the imbeciles of the so-called “elite” have put us into.

For me they are not the “elite’ but utter low-life scum.

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
February 4, 2024 11:25 am

It seems things are indeed going from worse to worser.

February 4, 2024 2:56 pm

Think like Albo, Chalmers Bowen, Bandt, Tink and Thunberg, and their ilk. Tomorrow probably belongs to them.

I am hoping that Tomorrow belongs to the brave amongst our children & grandchildren.

Ironically, in my own nest I have greatest hope for my (currently) woke granddaughter. At 18 she is still currently under the orders of her Heart. But she is much too smart for that to last too much longer.

She successfully (with a lot of help) withstood a concerted bullying attack from the little witches of one of Sydney’s elite private school. After transferring to a good Christian school she attained a magnificent result in her HSC & has recently enjoyed an overseas trip – on her own, & paid for by p/t work.

It is really gratifying that, although we disagree on many issues, she has great respect for her “Mardi”, as she calls me. If there are more like her in her cohort, I think that we can have some hope that innate good sense and intelligence will prevail amongst her generation. They may just save our world.

February 4, 2024 4:04 pm

Vicki, I would like to think so, but i doubt that any young woman would be suffivently bloody-minded to rresist incessant peer pressure. I hope I am wrong.

February 4, 2024 7:50 pm

How do the generic ‘we’ (conservatives: a voluminous mixed salad) define ‘winning’?
You as an individual – How do YOU define winning?
We know what the term means in sport and in business (though it does get a bit fuzzy here); we can MEASURE winning in these arenas.
In politics, we can measure ‘winning’ in a specific, formal context, such as an election.

How do we measure the same concept in the socio-cultural/ideological battle for our (rapidly diminishing – we CAN measure this) quality of life?

My observation – feel free to rage against my simple ways – is that conservatives broadly, seldom aim for specific, measurable outcomes.

I often prattle that ‘we are in a competition for influence’ and that this can be equated to competing (notice that’s not a passive term) in professional sports or business.

Choose a team sport, any sport. How would you measure winning in that competitive domain? Is winning simply ‘ not losing as badly as last year,’ or is it ‘Setting the record for the number of records broken and smashing the competition so consistently and effectively that even their normal, rabid, home crowds are subdued?

Once we decide what winning is … Do we actually WANT to win, and how can we go about achieving that?

The whole ad-hoc, defensive/reactive, take-it-as-it-comes-and-hope-for-the-best, wait for the opposition to destroy themselves, approach has not worked for the last few decades.

Perhaps we could give it another couple of decades just to make sure?
We’ll be gone then, and the next generation will inherit the consequences of our impotence.

If you cannot tell that things are falling apart, you are incapable of defining – even for yourself – what winning (in any context) means.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 6, 2024 9:45 am

Covid, climate, immigration, all;are political and social disasters as Rabz says, and to that I’d add gender and attacks on marriage. It can seem hopeless and like you Peter, in my older years I’m sometimes inclined to weariness about it all. However, I was born in 1942 in Britain, when bombs were falling and some live babies in Europe were being thrown into burning ovens. The world has always been imperfect and hope must lie eternal in the human heart. Therefore, like Vicki, I see hope in my 20 year old ‘woke’ but ‘awakening’ grandson and perhaps too in the blossoming of my younger grandchildren in spite of wokeness being applied from kindergarten on. My four children, two from each marriage, well, there is some hope, but they are much damaged in various ways by wokeness, the older two by divorce and leftist childhoods, and the younger two by woke university life and woke corporate careers. We must take heart that people of all ages all over the world are beginning to see just how stupid are the cultural extremes of recent years. Let’s focus on that. Much that is good is still happening and our technologies are there to use properly for ongoing improvements in living standards worldwide if we can gather the political will to do so.

Simon Morgan
Simon Morgan
February 7, 2024 11:36 am

“measures subsequently put in place to stop them doing it all over again”

-In fact the opposite is happening. We are handing pandemic powers over to the WHO!!!

Hold onto your hats folks, we ain’t seen nothing yet.

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