“This once thriving liberal democracy”

If this is the best American members of Congress can do, they really should just keep their views to themselves: US Republicans call for sanctions against Australia over police treatment of protesters. There you find:

Along with this:

The group, which is chaired by former Republican Congressman Kerry Bentivolio, shared the article on Twitter and called Australia’s actions “contemptible,” adding, “We should expect better from one of our closest allies.”

They cannot distinguish between our national government and the governments of our individual states, who in relation to Covid are laws unto themselves. Why don’t they go poking their ignorant noses into what is going on in Canada?

It’s not that what is going on within our State system should not be condemned, but that is what should be condemned.

Guest Post: Twostix – May you live in interesting times

Elegant Gathering in the Apricot Garden, Xie Huan, c. 1437

Reading twitter, the media and professional class are absolutely shitting themselves at the sight of the working class organising and thousands of strong backed men marching. It’s all sneering “disgusted” and lots of nervous revulsion about “thugs”.

They instinctively know that their class’s protector: this ugly new paramilitary police force, isn’t nearly strong enough to hold this back if it goes further. A paper tiger. It is structurally weak because it is the manifestation, the perfectly Continue reading “Guest Post: Twostix – May you live in interesting times”

The New World Order is taking shape

This is beyond cynical. The real issue is what do they know they are not telling the rest of us: Members of Congress, their staffs will be exempt from Biden’s federal vaccine mandate.

While President Joe Biden is using a legally questionable statute to enforce what is essentially a vaccine mandate on the American workforce, members of Congress, their staffs, and anyone who works in Congress will reportedly be exempt from the mandate.

To the above might be added this: If You Are Vaccinated and You Fear the Un-Vaccinated, You Might Be a Moron. Here’s the logic.

According to Biden the vaccines work. If you get the vaccine then you will not get Covid. Right? So if you are protected from Covid what difference does it make to you if someone else wants to take the risk of not getting vaccinated? If it will only affect the un-vaccinated then it should be none of your business if another free American chooses to not get vaccinated.

My own view is that the vaxxinated are worried that these vaxxines really will do them harm and are infuriated that anyone else should be safe from whatever downsides there are to come. Of course, there is also the cat that Kerry Chant let out of the bag: “New world order”.

An innocent slip of the tongue from the state’s chief health officer has sent some corners of the internet into a spin, led to furious commentary by fringe commentators and pricked up the ears of conspiracy theorists everywhere.

It’s also led to articles appearing in newspapers around the world.

Those three short words were: “new world order”.

Certainly a slip of the tongue and unquestionably unintentional, but there are plenty of reasons to think there is an actual intended reality behind the words.

Guest post: Thefrollickingmole- Do we save the administrative state?

The thoughts in this article were triggered by one of the most RTWT pieces produced over the last week or so since it was shown that EVERY agency, military, civilian and NGO involved in Afghanistan was worse than clueless.

Hundreds of thousands of experts, top in their respective fields, all failed to see 20 years and trillions of dollars were no match for hard men with a cause. CIA, FBI, NSA, UN, ASIO, Medicans san Frontiers, Oxfam, and a thousand other trustafarian dilettantes all poured time & resources onto sand.

I’m not going to rehash the points made in that, and other well written articles about the failure. It’s catastrophic, all consuming and cannot be denied.

Instead I’m going to focus on trying to save the administrative state.

Something I hate personally but will credit with (in its original forms) assisting in reducing inequalities and regulating behaviour between the classes.

What Im afraid of: A turn to rule by emotion, breeding, wealth, or personal influence and connections. Tsarist Russia might be seen as the epitome of this, which led to the horrible spiral of repression, oppression then revolution.

In my opinion there is only one key way to save the administrative state.

The bureaucracy must learn to fear the general public.

The local planning officer should flinch when a permission is requested knowing if they apply the regulations capriciously or in a way that damages an individual they will lose their job and be liable for economic loss.

The Clean energy finance guru should shit his pants seeing electricity prices rise, knowing, without a doubt he’s about to be sacked and blacklisted from any similar position.

The various health authorities inflicting economic and mental ruin on hundreds of thousands of people need to be jailed and their departments disbanded, every person in them marked as pariah.

Politicians must be made to enact legislation through parliament only, not assign vast reams of law making and regulation to self interested silos of various regulatory agencies. And when one of those regulations causes harm to an individual they must be held personally accountable for the losses suffered.

We exist in an awful state at the moment which I would call anarcho-tyranny, where we are sowed incredibly thickly with laws and regulations, yet connections or money mean they are selectively applied.

Billy Bongsmoke can’t leave his LGA for fear of a fine equal to 3 months of his disability pension, yet Nicole Kidman flys in direct from Singapore because she’s ‘economically vital”.

The only way out is complete accountability.

We need lawyers prepared to lodge thousands of damages claims every time a new regulation is enacted.

We need a political party that removes any ability of the bureaucracy to generate law or regulation without compensation paid up ahead of its imposition to those affected.

And lastly we need sackings and consequences for every fuckup. No shuffling sideways, no mercy, if a bureaucrat has blighted another person’s life with a bad decision then justice demands they face a similar penalty as restitution.

This and only this approach will save the administrative state.

As it exists it is an almost completely closed self serving loop. Appeals and complaints pit atomised individuals against organisations wallowing in OPM and effectively unlimited resources. And “watchdogs” supposed to provide some accountability are designed to respond to the bureaucracy, not the individuals affected.

Introducing fear of the public is the only way to make the managerial class realise the danger they are in.

They honestly don’t realise in many cases they harm they inflict, and with a near complete absence of painful personal stimuli have no reason to do so.

With no skin in the game they are ignorant enough to reach for repression as their tool of choice.

Democratic repression is no better than repression by Theocracy , Monarchy or any of the charnel house “isms” of the 20th Century.

I am genuinely concerned we may return to the age of “Propaganda of the Deed”, where people ruined by government fiat decide that just smashing stuff up and becoming ungovernable is as legitimate as voting for the uniparties every 4 years.

Guest Post: C.L. – Afghanistan: Perversity, Culpability and Just Deserts

AS nobody ever said, “when we win the war in Afghanistan…” Think about it. At no time in the last 20 years did any ‘leader’ of the defunct Coalition of the Willing – political, military or otherwise – ever speak of victory. Nor did they encourage their publics to believe victory was even desirable. It didn’t matter how many warriors were killed in action. Bushes, Blairs, Howards and Obamas didn’t envisage a grand march for the winners; they didn’t want one. When President Trump organised a long overdue Washington parade in 2019 to salute America’s long-battling heroes, DC politicians (all Democrats) were concerned the city’s asphalt would be traumatised. There is nothing shocking about the Afghanistan debacle but, rather, something tragically familiar. War without end serving crisis-addicted pretenders in government, media and corporations. The goal was never enlightened democracy – any more than the end game of the ‘pandemic’ is ‘freedom.’

For the post-Soviet superpowers (paying attention), impossibility in Afghanistan was already axiomatic in 2001. Rushing in anyway was ominous enough. But having done so, to then look upon triumph as undesirable, as something vulgar to be shunned? That was depraved. Depraved lassitude, in fact, is the leitmotif in harmonica of our time. It amplifies nihilism like Henry Fonda’s dying breaths in Once Upon a Time in the West.

In Australia, defeat might seem like the unfair result of unyielding loyalty to the United States and therefore be no great – or, at least, no particularised – disgrace. This seems to be the op-edocracy’s reading of the ‘withdrawal’ from Afghanistan – albeit that absurd versions of old doctrinal schools are now brawling for scraps about how an army should surrender and skedaddle in an elegant way. “Everyone wants to go to Baghdad,” announced moustachioed Teddy Roosevelt impersonator John Bolton in the priapic lead-up to the Iraq War, “but real men go to Iran.” It can only be a matter of time before the inverted hawks of the upside-down 20s insist that everyone abandoned Kabul but real men abandon Taipei… or Canberra. 

No, Australia isn’t a hapless victim of its own dependable nature. The world isn’t a Paul Hogan skit and we’re not Strop. The Howard government committed soldiers to Afghanistan for a good cause but its successor governments kept them there for an age as a cut-price deposit for US backing in some future travail of our own. For that alone, as it happens, 43 of our finest young men died. The thinking behind the realpolitic was defensible but Australia’s unwillingness to mobilise for combat none but a small, constantly re-inserted vanguard of commandos was usurious. As for the down payment on alliance, how sure can we be that it will be honoured by a woke Pentagon in the service of a Pelosified Washington establishment?

There’s a good reason why Joe Biden hasn’t been mentioned till now: the Acting President is not to blame for the Afghanistan mess. He is responsible for the worst withdrawal and evacuation in US history. As an Endless War G.I. Joe, two-term Vice-President during the conflict and lifelong geo-strategic imbecile, Biden is by no means blameless. Those of us who remember the early years of the War on Terror also know that Afghanistan was very much the left’s Good War. The Democrats wanted George W. Bush to lose the Bad War – in Iraq – so they could regain the White House in a Nixonian fog of scandal and military humiliation. To Bush’s credit, he refused to go quietly. Note that a President in his 50s has a lot more vim for defiance than a 79 year-old whose idea of a surge is an extra scoop of choka choka chip.

Not only is there a lot of ruin in a civilisation but a lot of blame – and gradations of blame – for the ruin. When Australia formally called it a day in Afghanistan, commentators predictably opined on “our longest war.” Except it wasn’t ours – few citizens were called upon to assist in any sacrificial way – and therefore it wasn’t really a war at all. There were no petrol coupons or scrap metal drives in the suburbs. The notion that the West could fight a true war abroad while insulating for political reasons the vast majority of jaded voters was the foundational perversity of the enterprise. We lost in Afghanistan for three reasons: we didn’t want to win, we weren’t involved and – saddest of all – we’re not as morally superior to the Taliban as we used to be.

Finally, look not to Biden and the Democrats but to Scott Morrison and the Liberals for what may be the most shameful evidence of this same misanthropic pomposity: having rotated a small band of specialists into Afghanistan over and over – and over – again to kill the enemy, Liberals then facilitated an attempt to jail them for murder. The sainted Johns – Howard and Anderson – did the rotating but neither spoke up for their bloodied champions.

The SAS men will sue. But not for peace. 

Trump discusses Afghanistan

This was Donald Trump speaking to Sean Hannity on August 18. Only 6772 views, it says, which is an example of just how powerful and deceitful the media in America now are. Part of the text.

This is the greatest embarrassment in the history of our country….  Biden put us in this position. He should have gotten the civilians out first. Then he should have taken the military equipment. We have billions of dollars of brand new, beautiful equipment. Take the equipment out and then take the soldiers out. And frankly, I said, take the soldiers out. But before you leave, blow up all the forts because we built these forts that are being now used by the enemy. It’s not even believable.

It is unbelievable, especially how fantastically ignorant of anything that matters the left across the world actually seems to be.

TRULY FANTASTICALLY IGNORANT: Having written the above, I then came across this. I wouldn’t say it’s representative, but I would say it is accurately suggestive of a deeper reality.

Guest Post: Vicki Campion on Priority Confusion

Climate change, benevolent sexism, lockdowns for areas without a trace of Covid-19 – this perpetual war of distraction plagues us whilst the US Embassy in Kabul tweeted a Pride flag, as the Taliban wearing little more than sandals and AK47’s in the scorching sun, readied to attack.
The role of the Australian Infantry is to seek out the enemy, kill or capture him, seize and hold ground, and repel attack by day or night, regardless of season, weather or terrain. It is not to seek out the enemy, engage a diversity officer to record their gender preference, sexual orientation, and attitude to wind farms, by bike or carbon-neutral canoe.
Our defence force is there to fight for freedom, but our army has been caught in the distraction, losing focus on Kabul to patrol the streets of western Sydney and the Tweed River. Brigadier Mick Garraway told Sunrise soldiers are delivering groceries and supporting police. Forget kill and capture; it’s about keeping a five-star rating as they morph into UberEats and Covid Cops.
Unemployed drivers in western Sydney who can’t leave their LGA would be thrilled to be paid by the government to deliver bread and milk.
The sobering issue is not terrorism or even the Taliban; our chief ally is sailing away from us. How are we going to defend ourselves in the new world? Apparently, climate policy.
How do you feel about climate change? Terrible, they say as they get into their Range Rover. I can’t sleep at night, they say, as they plan their home renovations.
What is the prize in winning the climate debate when the Chinese Communist Party, happy to accept delegations from the Taliban, glad to make the Taliban part of their Belt and Road Initiative, and seemingly having no problem with the change, has kept its Kabul embassy open?
Most of our primary communication channels go under the South China Sea, which China believes it now owns. They have weapons to turn off our satellites.
China has 50 attack submarines and four ballistic missile submarines with many more planned. We have eight submarines, and not all of them work.
China has around 2100 fighter planes, attack jets and bombers. We have 110 combat aircraft.
Our defence force – not offence force like China has – is not even a big day at the cricket; all our serving personnel couldn’t fill the MCG, while China’s military is bigger than the city of Adelaide.
Did Senator Matt Canavan believe he was belittling the efforts of troops when he said on social media, “Does anyone know if the Taliban will sign up to Net Zero?”
He issued a wake up in 44 letters only to be cancelled before he could explain the world is changing, and it’s time to understand the real threat. Senator Canavan, who went against the grain when he called for repatriation planes to rescue Aussies stuck in India, who believes Afghani’s hunted for helping Australians should get refuge, has nothing but contempt for the Taliban.
However, more righteous is the ever-eloquent Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe, who told a Senate committee, “you can’t con this little black gin” , appearing on top of the cancel culture pile-on, tweeting:  “What a fucking joke!!! You are disgrace!!!”
Apparently, his tweet is the problem – not people dying in Kabul while our soldiers patrol the border of one Covid-free community to another.
The Greens called for 20,000 visas, but Senator Thorpe took it a step further: “We need to protect and give all people seeking asylum the protection they need.” Music to the ears of a range of brutal terrorists set to embed operatives on a Boeing to Blacktown.
Other MPs who have fought to bring Afghan interpreters to Australia are warned off from advocacy after intelligence investigations bring up violent terrorist links – in one case, gauging out the eyes of a six-year-old girl.
According to the Greens, we need to give them a house next door to you, preferably carbon neutral.
Is it climate, or a totalitarian rein that has spy ships off your coast, hacks your Parliamentary computer system and openly states it seeks to invade Taiwan, with a military bigger in number and soon to be more powerful than the United States?
Seven years ago, the Arctic was supposed to be ice-free, and by 2005, children weren’t supposed to know what snow was anymore. Now the IPCC tells us global warming of 2°C will happen during the 21st century, and it’s all Canberra can think about.
If the CCP launch hypersonic missiles over the horizon, you can shout, “I drive a Tesla”, “my house is carbon neutral”, “my dog is vegan”, “you will not define my gender”, “English is the language of the oppressor”.
This war won’t be won with solar panels or the non-binary box in the Census.
Our kids inherit our priority confusion. Afghanistan has shown us another mum is not going to offer her son to fight your war.

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