Time we faced the future

The following is a guest post by Cassie of Sydney

Hi Cats,

A few months ago in Sydney, just before the second great lockdown, I attended a panel hosted by the Menzies Research Centre.  One of the panel’s subjects was “free speech” and one of the panelists was Stephen Chavura who currently lectures in history at the private Catholic Campion College and prior to that he lectured in history at Macquarie. You might remember Stephen Chavura, back in 2017 he courageously spoke up against SSM and for his free speech he was hounded, smeared and vilified by the progressive Stalinist left as a “bigot” and a “hater” and they attempted to get him sacked from Macquarie. As we are always told progressives are such a tolerant mob.  

Having personal experience of cancel culture lynch mobs means you’re in a good position to talk about it, such as how the progressive left operates and what that means for those of us who refuse to subscribe and submit to their dictates, whether that be about SSM, transgenderism, language, climate change, abortion, sexuality, race and so on. Chavura said something that has struck a chord with me and something I’ve been thinking about a lot since then; namely, the left has now captured everything, education, academia, entertainment, politics (including so called conservative parties across the west), the MSM, social media platforms, most corporations, to the point where those of us, whether we be centre-right, right, conservative or libertarian are finding ourselves increasingly marginalised and frozen out of mainstream debate and this will only get worse, leading to full marginalisation. The likelihood is that soon there will be no place for us in the mainstream.

The scenario Chavura described was that we on the right will become like “recusants” in England before Catholic Emancipation back in the 1830s.  Whilst we will be allowed to exist, barely, we will be denied participation in mainstream society, just like Catholics, Jews and non-conformists were denied participation in mainstream English society from the late 1600s to the 1830s; specifically we will be denied entry into politics, education, academia, the MSM and so on because our beliefs will no longer be tolerated and we will rightly refuse to submit and swear oaths of allegiance to progressive nonsense such as “men can give birth” or “sex is assigned” or “climate change is entirely man-made” or “it is the state who are custodians of children, not the parents” and so on.  Throughout history there have been other similar scenarios…Christians in eastern Europe during Communism also existed on the fringe.  Rod Dreher writes and speaks about this, particularly in his book “The Benedict Option”.  Jews in Soviet Russia, who dared to practice their religion and celebrate their culture, were called “refuseniks”.  

So am I being a doomsday prophetess?  I no longer think so.  I think we need to face reality.  This is very likely our future and we need to start preparing for it or at the very least, we need to acknowledge that such a scenario will emerge, and because we on the right know and understand history, we can use this in our favour.  We need to separate ourselves and build resilient communities apart from the progressive mainstream.  There are others on the centre-right and right who, like Chavura, are speaking up about this more and more. Last night I listened to a great Youtube discussion between Will Knowland and Dr Michael Robillard.  You might have heard of the name Will Knowland, he was sacked late last year from Eton College, yes Eton College, for uploading a Youtube video called “The Patriarchy Paradox” where he questioned current radical feminist orthodoxy.  Robillard is a practising Catholic, who studied and lectured in moral and political philosophy at various universities, and he recently wrote and uploaded a piece on Substack called “How I Left Academia, or How Academia Left Me” where he describes how academia is now completely lost to the far left (something Peter Boghossian and Jordan Peterson also write about) and that the only solution for universities is their complete destruction.  In the discussion, both Knowles and Robillard discuss and elaborate on what Chavura and Dreher talk about, how we need to separate ourselves, how we need to become self-sufficient, how we need to build up our own community infrastructures and they give modern examples, such as the Muslim community in Dearborn, Michigan, which is a completely self-sufficient community.  
Please listen, it’s a great discussion.  Here, also, is the link to Robillard’s Substack essay…
https://michaelrobillard.substack.com/p/how-i-left-academia-or-how-academia

BTW, Will Knowland, as of two days ago, was cleared of any professional wrongdoing by the UK Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) which found that his comments in the video did “not amount to any unacceptable professional conduct” and the TRA ruled the case should be closed.  Knowland, who now tutors privately, is taking Eton to an employment tribunal.  Let’s hope he wins. 
Also, please subscribe to Knowland’s Youtube channel, it’s called “Knowland Knows”.  Such things are worth supporting.

Cassie of Sydney

June 18, 1919…Let it Rip!

…And they did!

They weren’t even confined to their houses, and two goes were enough.

If only we actually learnt from history.

A further violent recrudescence of the influenza epidemic places the State Government in an unenviable position. Owing to the precautionary measures insisted upon by the use of sovereign powers during the two previous outbreaks of the disease, the public purse has been already drawn upon to an extent that cannot yet be calculated, but which must run into six figures. Naturally the Government is loth to undertake further heavy financial responsibilities in this connection.

On the other hand, as we have previously pointed out, the loss of human life cannot be estimated in figure representing pounds, shillings, and pence. It is the first and the most sacred duty of any government to protect the lives of citizens. Nevertheless, people will always be found ready to criticise what is done. Generally, we accept the view that the precautionary measures taken by the Government were dictated by the best evidence available, and that its policy exercised an appreciable influence upon both the area and the virulence of the disease.

It is now reported that the Cabinet gave the matter serious consideration yesterday, but that no decision was reached, beyond calling for a report as to the hospital accommodation for patients suffering from the more serious forms of the malady…

…As far as other restrictions are concerned, the Government may be excused for hesitating. There is a stage at which governmental responsibility for the public health ends…This is the third wave of the epidemic. By now the general public has been educated in the method of infection and the seriousness of the malady. It should be sufficient now to warn them against the voluntary acceptance of risks which can be avoided.

Sydney Morning Herald, 18 June 1919, page 10

Mater’s Musings #4: The evidence is in…they do stop Alcohol!

Reference: Australian Health Management Plan for Influenza – 2019, p 123 & 124

I note that there is NOT an IC4 recommending ‘Mask wearing by asymptomatic individuals or the entire population’.

Both snippets might explain why such a move was never documented, but perhaps they focused on these little gems:

Although work-related influenza infection is well document (e.g. Kuster et al.), very few studies have been undertaken about the effectiveness of PPE in reducing infection. Many of the studies that have been conducted suffer from poor compliance or lack the power to detect an effect.

Whether surgical masks or respirators should be recommended for routine patient care in healthcare settings, and for general use in the community is not clear, given the lack of evidence supporting one type of mask over the other and uncertainties about the predominant modes of influenza transmission.

Risks: Inappropriate use of PPE may reduce effectiveness. Education on appropriate use of masks would be required to ensure that there are no unintended negative effects of mask wearing, such as decreased compliance with social distancing measures (self-isolation) because people feel protected, or increased indirect transmission through constant touching and adjusting of wet masks.

The same people who wrote this in 2019, are likely still floating around the various Government Departments. Where are they? What changed?

But, hey, let’s not deny the science.

In what way is this not true?

The authoritarian takeover of Australia is based on the terror felt by more than half the population that they are going to die from the Covid, fostered by the media and virtually every politician from coast to coast. This is how the article begins, but the real question is how will it ever end?

This once happy and freedom-loving nation is being crushed by its pro-lockdown elites.

People who once thought they’d won the lottery of life by being born in Australia now wake in fright every day to the sudden realisation that they are living in a 21st-century penal colony. The country they once loved has been replaced by something they barely recognise.

People who once thought they’d won the lottery of life by being born in Australia now wake in fright every day to the sudden realisation that they are living in a 21st-century penal colony. The country they once loved has been replaced by something they barely recognise.

The restrictions imposed in response to the pandemic are just the start of it. People have been confined to their houses, prevented from going to school or work, denied the freedom to cross state borders even to see a dying relative, and coerced to take a vaccine in order hopefully to regain the freedoms that were once their birthright.

Worse, these restrictions are being imposed by authoritarians who have seemingly come from nowhere and now dominate all of Australia’s positions of power, from the government to big business. These people are unlike any ruling elite Australia has ever known….

 

Sadly, there are few signs of dissent, let alone rebellion, among the populace. Polling companies are finding that modern Australians approve of being locked down by the government and even admire the grim, tough-talking leaders who impose these restrictions on them.

More than half the population do not even appear to know they have lost anything worth losing. The year and a half that have slipped by since the two weeks to flatten the curve in March last year may just keep going on forever. And who knows? Perhaps a life as Elois is really all that most people have ever sought from life.

Daniel Andrews is now world famous

I know others have been there before me but this is such a clown show it really needs repeating. Daniel Andrews not only makes it to Tucker Carlson but is featured in The Daily Mail as well. 

I also saw a chap eating an ice cream cone today and asked him what he thought of Daniel Andrews’s advice about never removing a mask even to drink beer. But then again, there is always this to compare ourselves with: New Zealand’s Ardern orders nationwide lockdown over one COVID-19 case. Truly the ANZAC tradition lives on.

Mater’s Musings #3: “I see dead people!”…or do I?

Yes, “subject to retrospective revision”. I get that. I can even forgive the 25 death adjustment for the 31 Aug-13 Sep period…just. I’m a forgiving bloke, after all.

But that still leaves an adjustment of 128 fatalities, without explanation. That’s a lot of deaths, and a very significant adjustment. This is not a patient or two who may have lingered in an ICU for an extended period. This is about 15% of the entire nations official Covid deaths .

Now I might overlook this if the States were communicating by snail-mail, or if deaths weren’t nightly headline news in the disaster porn, but in this day and age…really? These details are supposedly reported up daily. A day or two’s delay could possibly be expected. However, combined, these two reports represent four weeks. This, all at a time when a Premier can lockdown a State within four hours. Perhaps the ‘Surveillance Team’ needs to watch the nightly news…or Dan’s morning Pressers.

To quote Calli, it’s “curious”.

Mater’s Musings #2: Why is it so?

Reference: Covid-19: Epidemiology Report 24, Fortnightly reporting period 30 August 2020, COVID-19 National Incident Room Surveillance Team, p14

In line with the graph above, my figures say that the proportion of Covid cases admitted to ICUs halved between the 1st and 2nd ‘waves’.

Vaccination? Nah, not even Trump worked that fast.

Overwhelmed? Hardly!

Guesses as to why, are now being collated. I’m open to all suggestions (except those involving nanobots).