Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Covid, Climate Change and Mass Immigration

The current hysteria isn't new, it seems new but in reality it's simply a higher plateau on the uplands of Liberalism. We have seen this before even though we haven't travelled quite this far. In each iteration we get the same crisis in which we must sacrifice ourselves for the greater good. But in which we only need to mouth platitudes and in which there is little personal sacrifice at all. The sacrifice is paid by the next generation. The generation that we are told we are doing this all for.  

The two world wars proved that people are prepared to sacrifice. It further proved that a crisis brings people together. Now we have real crisis and manufactured crisis, but we have to work out which is which by ourselves. You may have noticed before the current permanent crisis that we would have a new crisis every few months. It would become the most important topic in the world and then it would fade away. 

But I can't help thinking that the current permanent crisis, Covid, shares a lot in common with two other permanent crises, Mass Immigration and Climate Change. All share the idea that unless we support this we are holding back the future, that we are all in this together, when in reality it divides us. Further it is always about us the people giving up power and control and the government gaining more of both.

If you oppose mass immigration you are portrayed as someone who isn't a team player. The language that is legitimate in a real crisis is used as if this manufactured crisis was the real thing. This is for the good of the country, for the good of us all. Unless we have mass immigration then how will we be able to survive in the future?

Of course only one answer, their answer, is allowed. 

We see all of these arguments being used in support of the Covid crisis.  

Climate change also uses all of these arguments, but it adds a few of it's own. It isn't just the country that is at stake but the future of the entire planet. Every person on Earth is at risk, rich people and poor people. Even the poor animals, the coral reefs and don't forget the plants. This is a Catastrophe, a world ending event. Stop being selfish and help those who care end climate change!

Why is it that we cannot adapt to climate change?

That answer is never the correct one, no, the only answer allowed is their answer. Whereby the government gains more power at our expense.     

So much of the climate change argument is at odds with itself. Our level of technology and our consumer lifestyles are apparently to blame, but have you seen a decrease in advertisement to discourage this type of lifestyle?

Tariffs to stop imports?

You may however have noticed the hypocrisy of people living in big houses, driving big cars and travelling in big jet airliners, telling everyone else about how bad climate change is. How you need to make sacrifices, but for them it's more about being virtuous.

The contradictions are part of it's appeal, it divides the righteous from the unbelievers. This "affects everyone" is also a weapon of division.   

Now we come to Covid, just as we seem to think that things are starting to become sane, we find that insanity is the order of the day. The flu has largely disappeared and Covid has appeared. We are told that we need 70% of the population vaccinated. We are told that we need zero cases. We are told that lockdowns, masks and travel restrictions are all sane responses. But as with climate change and mass immigration, the contradictions are all part of the package. Who is on their side and who isn't?

The health threat is tiny for the total population, like all diseases there are people who are very much at risk and others who aren't. However common sense is not welcome. I have tried telling people that in Australia in 2019 an average of 434 people died everyday. Which means that we have suffered less than 3 days worth of deaths from Covid in 20 months. But these people aren't interested. They have chosen a side and it ain't our side, to be far it isn't even their side. But they chose it anyway.

None of these things are about the issue that they pretend to be about. They are all about finding out who is in and who is out. It's all about who is virtuous and who isn't. It's about dividing us so that we can be controlled while calling for unity. 


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Saturday, 11 September 2021

Numbers For The One Hundred and Second Month

The One Hundred And Second Month


United States
1.37K
Australia
408
United Kingdom
99
Canada
91
Germany
68
Indonesia
36
Belgium
35
Italy
25
Egypt
23
France
23
Malta
18
Bolivia
17
Netherlands
17
Russia
17
Vietnam
15
Ireland
11
Nepal
11
Portugal
10
Singapore
10
Other
168

The One Hundred and Second Month

 Here I go for the second time, I had to delete the first as things that were easy in the old interface are still impossible on the new. 

I had 2,440 visitors to the blog in the last thirty days. My best day was the 22nd August when I had 170 visitors, my worst day was the 8th September when I had 38.

I have been blogging for 8 1/2 years and at this time of year I give out the top 10 most read posts. This list is different from what is on the left of the front page, I believe the reason for that is that the list on the left is weighted towards more recent visitor numbers. While the list I will provide is not. Listed below are the top 12, the numbers in brackets are the number of times they have been clicked on.

(7139) What do Traditional Conservatives Believe?

(4525) Free Trade Versus Protectionism

(4236) What is More Important, the Past, the Present or the Future?

(4216) Why Don't the Poor Marry?

(3961) Why do Conservatives believe in different social classes?

(3452) If You Need To Lie

(3146) The Balanced Society

(2891) Feminism, Why we are not Feminists

(2717) The Problems of Monarchy

(2518) Housewives, Good for the Economy and Society

I will include the numbers for this month in a separate post.

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Thursday, 9 September 2021

From Freedom To Dystopia

A Dystopia is the opposite of a Utopia. Utopia means a perfect place or situation. A Dystopia is not simply something imperfect, because that's just normal life. Instead it means " A world characterized by human misery".

When I was growing up during the Cold War a Dystopia was something that existed in our worst imaginings of the Communist world. It also existed in books and movies. But we were free, we felt free, we felt that our system of government, while not perfect, protected us. Certainly there were prophets of doom. We listened and often agreed but at the same time we thought that we would know when it was coming into being and we would destroy it. 

Today it can be hard to understand how free we felt, how free we were. Not just free but prosperous. That meant that we had options and it felt like we had a smorgasbord to choose from. Over time that shrank, I saw it shrink. Even then it still seemed like it was temporary or localised. Soon things would return to normal. What also made it hard to adjust, to see what was happening was that it was so irregular. Just because it affected you did not mean that it affected your brother or your neighbour. Added to that was the extreme and increasing individualism, even if it did affect them you might not know about it. 

Inflation also meant that as we got poorer we felt richer, with more money in our pocket but it's buying power being less than it was. Inflation affected us in more ways then it seemed. Products costing the same but going down in size and/or quality. Then we had the deindustrialization of the West and free trade. The increase in competition for jobs with automation, mass immigration and women being expected to work outside of the home. We still had our rights, we still thought that we were free. I guess what we didn't realise was that that freedom was built upon particular things and that those things were vanishing. 

Things such as widespread prosperity, job security, having options. As they vanished so did our freedoms. 

But at the same time we willingly gave up our freedoms, in return for safety. Freedom often meant not being safe. Laws came in regarding seat belts, smoking, drink driving, cars, playgrounds, the list is long. To most people these things seems like a good trade off. Give up a tiny bit of freedom to keep people safe. Each law encouraged ever more laws. Each law destroying our freedom and increasing the authority of the government and it's agents, the police, courts, the tribunals. 

Men like risk, at least up to a point, but women like safety and as women gained prominence it wasn't a coincidence that safety became more and more important. Women did what is natural for women, they mothered. However children are not free, the idea is absurd, but adults are not children and as women mothered the world it became less free. Although I should point out that men brought in these laws, men voted for them and they continue to. There is amongst men the idea that if we give women what they want then women will be happy and in turn men will be happy. "Happy wife, happy life", unfortunately it is nonsense. 

Today we have Covid-19 restrictions, lockdowns, the mandatory wearing of masks, the dividing of society into the clean and the unclean, the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. Travel restrictions between countries, states and even limits on local travel, with curfews. We all ask how did we get here and how do we get out?

Because today we live in a dystopia. A world in which our freedoms can and are taken from us at will. A world in which the rules are changed at a whim. In which all of the major political parties support this. In which the peoples representatives do not represent us. We are now in the world of mirrors and the end is no where in sight.  

This didn't happen overnight, it has taken decades but here we are. In a place that we thought wasn't possible. Even for those of us who thought that things were going to get worse, few if any thought that it would be this quick or this deep. The thing that gets to me the most is how willing people are to accept the lies. How when those that reject the lies still go along with everything as if there are no lies. As if they have no power to change or even to challenge anything. 

Out of everything, the lack of courage is the worst of all.

 

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Saturday, 4 September 2021

The Sixth Lockdown

On Monday 16th August 2021 I found the following job ad, I leave this and the 5 reasons that we are allowed to leave our home in Victoria.

https://www.seek.com.au/job/53426200?type=standard#searchRequestToken=b287c9d0-1472-46d1-9629-04e633c174ef

COVID Administration Manager

Northern Health

 

FIXED TERM until 31/12/2021 with the possibility to extend.

 

An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic, experienced and highly motivated individual to manage our Administration Clerk – COVID 19 workforce at Northern Hospital Epping campus and join the team at Northern Health.   


The successful applicant will work closely with the Operations Manager, Administrative Workforce, Nurse Unit Manager, Project Manager COVID-19 Clinics & Entry Screening, Roster Manager, HIS Program Allocations Officers, Systems Administrator – CVMS and Data Support Officer – CVMS to provide appropriate administrative support and ensure smooth operations of all COVID areas.  

 

As the COVID Administration Manager you will be responsible for the supervision, support, training, recruitment of Administration Clerks-COVID 19 reporting to Health Information Services (HIS).  You will be required to ensure all the general clerical duties relating to the function of each area are completed efficiently and effectively. The role is multi-skilled and requires an in depth knowledge of all roles and responsibilities within the areas as well as the ability to manage a large team of staff.

 

To be successful in this role you will have:

 

  • Experience in managing a large number of staff;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong customer focus with a drive for continuous improvement;
  • Be process driven and able to document processes;
  • Proven ability to manage multiple areas and foster teamwork within those areas;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team;
  • Experience in training, recruitment and on boarding is preferable.

If you thought there was an end to this, it seems not!

Victoria's new rules explained

  • Curfew from 9pm to 5am everyday – this will be enforced from Monday at midnight. But the premier is asking for people to follow the rules from 9pm.
  • Exercise is to be done alone or with one other person. A husband and wife may go for a walk and if they have dependant children they can join, groups larger than that are not allowed.
  • No removal of masks to drink alcohol
  • Playgrounds, basketball courts, skate parks and exercise equipment will be closed from midnight
  • Restrictions on religious broadcasts – the same production crew must be used and you cannot have rotating crew members.
  • Permits for authorised work will be re-introduced


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Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Everyone's a Liberal!

 I've written about this idea before, but I think it bears repeating in a post of it's own. Over the years I have encountered people who are intelligent, knowledgeable in many areas, even important, and extremely dedicated to Liberalism and it's values. But it became clear to me at some point that they didn't understand Liberalism, their view was of a general nature, it had never occurred to them to question or to look deeper. Which meant that it was pointless to continue, as you cannot reason someone out of a position that they never used reason to get to.

But I also encountered a second type of person, when confronted with the evils of Liberalism. With it's aims of destroying what exists today, our country, our society and our civilization, they agreed. They not only agreed but they smiled, they were even pleased that someone else understood. It didn't matter that I disagreed with them, what mattered was that so few understood and that I was one of those in the know.

But why would they be so pleased that someone who opposed them understood?

Because Liberals believe that everyone is either a Liberal or wants to be. That the only reason that they are not a Liberal is because they haven't heard the right argument and once they do then they will be converted. They believe that the arguments in favour of Liberalism are so good that no sane person can resist them. 

However that isn't true and it blinds them to the reality that while they are winning, they will never win. Liberalism will destroy itself well before then.


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Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Feminism Meets The Law

Below are two videos which talk about Feminism, one in regards to false rape claims and the second is about how nonsensical many modern laws are. 'Massaging your wife is illegal' is about a particular law. One thing that was mentioned was a 6 member tribunal that was all female. I must say that I would find it hard to believe that an all male tribunal would have given such a verdict.

Feminism Meets The Law


 Massaging Your Wife Is Illegal


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