Monday 30 April 2018

Who Do Your Children Belong To?

The freedoms that I grew up with are vanishing fast and most people are simply going along with it. Once parents were in charge of their own offspring and no one questioned that. Today the family is under attack as never before. Which now leads to the question, once unthinkable, who controls your children?

You or the Government?

Recently I was told of two cases were parents were investigated for child abuse.

1. A child has a seizure and is taken to a small local hospital by both parents. The medical staff decide that the child should go to a major hospital. The Father and the child go in an ambulance. They are investigated because the Mother did not go with the child. That's right they were investigated because the "wrong" parent went in the ambulance!

2. A child is taken by their mother to the hospital because they broke their arm. The medical staff believe that the break occurred earlier than stated. The child is kept in the hospital for two days and nights, the parent is also detained. The child is scanned to see if any other bones have been broken, none have been broken. The investigators want to carry out more medical tests to see what they can find. The other children in the family are interviewed.

Now some people will say, "if there is any doubt then we must investigate". To which I say no!

This is how our ancient liberties are being stolen from us by people arguing that it's always better to be safe than sorry. Investigations should take place because there is reasonable evidence that a crime has been committed. What an investigation should not be is a fishing expedition. A fishing expedition is were you keep fishing until you catch a fish, in other words you keep investigating until you find a reason to justify your investigation. You do not need to be charged, let alone be convicted, to be treated as if you are guilty. This is a classic case of the process being the punishment.

Are your children yours, are they community property, or are they the property of the government?

It's getting harder and harder to decide which is true.

When we said to government, that they should look after social welfare instead of the churches. When we said that the government that they should look after health care. When we said that they should look after childrens welfare. What we did was we gave them the power to interfere in our lives. And why shouldn't they? We told them to and besides they are the ones paying the bills. He who pays the fiddler calls the tune. You and I might provide the money but it's the government that pays it out. The government is busy taking away our ancient liberties one by one. Do not think that this is about protecting children, the real reason that this goes on is so that the government can consolidate power......all at our expense!

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Wednesday 25 April 2018

Melbourne Traditionalists Conference 2018 in Six Months

Everything's a go, but I don't have anything new to report as I've been spending my time organising another event, Britfest. Which I'm happy to report was a great success. This post is really a reminder that the Conference is still on and for those interested in attending to make their plans.

Dates: 19 October, Friday 7pm Meet and Greet
           20  October, Saturday, 10am-5pm Conference
            7pm Banquet

Venue: The venue is a very nice building, old and beautiful in Melbourne, Australia

Cost: $75-$100 (Australian Dollars)

Lecture Topics:

1. Shakespeare and Conservatism

2. The history of the anti-Suffragette Movement

3. Christianity, Morality and the West

What do you get for your money? 5 lectures, lunch and banquet, all non-alcoholic drinks. All inclusive

If anyone has any questions please send me an email uponhopeblog(AT)

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Thursday 19 April 2018

Melbourne Britfest 2018

One of the major reasons I haven't been posting more!

But don't blame it, instead if your in Melbourne this Saturday support it!

This Saturday, 10am-4pm at the Moonee Ponds Bowling Club at 776 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds (in Queens Park).

Entry is Free!

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Tuesday 17 April 2018

How To Fight Back

Today I had a friend send me an email about how he, an Australian living in Australia, was welcomed to his own country multiple times in one day and how he and his colleagues had to watch a pro-refugee documentary. No where can we escape the politization of our lives. On the internet I keep hearing people complain that the West is lost, that Britain is lost, that Sweden is lost, that insert random country is lost. It's not enough to simply complain you also have to fight and far too many people complain when that breath should be used for fighting.

Here are some ideas that normal people can use to fight back.

I've already written about helping our own, if you have the power to hire someone then hire one of your own. Look after your own people, it's not rocket science. You don't need to be blatant about it, in fact it will be easier for everyone if you simply do it without any fanfare. Simply look for reasons that support your decision, instead of looking for reasons to not hire that person.

Put your money where your loyalties lay. Support companies that support you and don't support those who don't. In general support smaller companies over bigger ones. Support companies that are run by your own and that hire your own. And don't support companies that don't hire your own. Today it is very hard to do this, but not impossible. In other words just because it cannot be done at all times does not mean that it can never be done. I know a Leftist who only buys Australian made, I know a Liberal who will one day be a Traditionalist who never buys palm oil products. It's possible.

Oppose new buildings
All new buildings, sadly, now support more immigration. There are many groups opposed to high rise apartments or who support heritage protections or who want to protect green spaces. Many of these groups are horribly Leftist, but sometimes the Left does good by accident. Here is a classic case of that, if you want to fight for our people but you still want to be invited to cocktail parties here's the way to do it.

Tell people how you feel
Are you sick of immigration? political correctness? homosexual marriage? global warming? trangender issues? Does anyone apart from you know that? You don't have to give people an hour long lecture, you can simply scoff every time you hear the lastest news story. One of the great issues that I have seen my entire life is that people on our side stay silent. If we spoke up more then others would feel less intimidated. We would not feel so alone. It is a bizarre thing but nearly every Conservative feels like they are the only sane person left in the world. But we are not alone, so why does it feel as if we are? Because people won't speak up....and we should.

Donate to causes
Can't speak up because that would put your job at risk? Have you donated money to any cause you support? I would encourage everyone on our side to donate money to people, organisations or causes that are on our side. They don't need to be perfect, they don't need to believe 100% of the things that you believe. Big or small try to help if you can.

Join causes
Don't just sit at home lamenting the fall of the West, do something to stop it. Join cultural groups that keep alive Western traditions. Join local issue groups. Join the Melbourne Traditionalists or some other such group. But don't sit home, get out there and join causes.

Create your own group
Myself and Mark Richardson created the Melbourne Traditionalists, just two men. Thats all it takes, if you want to Set up a Conservative group heres how.

Write letters
Write letters to the editor, newspapers still print them, write to politicians, write to Government departments, write to companies, write to organisations, write to Government bodies. Let them know that there is opposition to what they want. It doesn't have to be big, even a half page letter is good.

I haven't done everything on this list, but I have done quite a few. My point is that complaining is only good up to a point, defeatism is never welcome. If you have breath left to complain then you need to be doing more. Of course protect your job, of course protect your reputation, of course be sensible. But don't leave the fight to others do some fighting of your own.

This list is not exhaustive by any means, if you have any further ideas please put them below.

Don't give up hope, fight back!

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Wednesday 11 April 2018

The Sixty-First Month

A good month for my top two countries, everyone else seems to be on holiday or something. I only have three countries above 100, France went over 100 and is now back below that number. However I am very pleased with the visitors I am getting from the United States and Australia!

I hope to be more regular with my posting, I am currently working on a cultural festival to be held on the 21st April. Once that is over I hope to get back to a more regular bases.

My best day was the 15th March when I had 509 visitors, I'm suspicious of this number as no one country had really big numbers. My worst day was the 21st March when I had 37 visitors. In the last month I have had 3, 487 visitors.

United States
United Kingdom

February - March
United States
United Kingdom

As you can see the United States is 498 visitors better this month over last month. Australia is 250 visitors up. Poland is also good. France, Brazil, Germany and Spain are up.

Canada is exactly the same. 

The United Kingdom and Russia are both way down. 

I have also had visitors from the following countries: Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Greece, Romania, Ukraine, Estonia, U.A.E., Kuwait, India, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Belize, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, 

I hope you all visit again soon.
Mark Moncrieff

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Sunday 8 April 2018

The Problem of South African Immigration

Recently South Africa's Parliament has said that it will begin confiscating farms from White farmers. This has attracted quite a bit of attention outside of South Africa and quite a bit of condemnation. It is clearly a rejection of the peace that was achieved at the expense of Apartheid. The murders and attacks on White farmers have been a scandal for decades, it is easy to forget that Apartheid ended a quarter of a century ago. We have already seen the failure that is Zimbabwe and now South Africa's government seems hell bent on repeating that mistake.

However everyone seems to have jumped to a conclusion that is not necessarily obvious. That just like in Zimbabwe, the Whites of South Africa will simply leave. Maybe thats true, maybe they will all leave or be forced out. It's no secret what will become of South Africa if that should come to pass. But it's not the most obvious outcome. In fact that, apart from mass murder, is the extreme answer. 

I want White South Africans to remain in South Africa, I do not want South Africa's heritage to vanish from the Earth. And that will be what happens if Whites leave. All of their history will slowly fade away. It will not survive, neither Boer nor English. I do not want that.

Of course the people matter, the murders are intolerable, the rapes, assaults, robbery are all wrong and the worst part of it all is the injustice. South Africa's Whites are not the only Whites to suffer injustice at the hands of their own government, but currently they have it the worst. I must admit that I find myself conflicted. On the one hand I understand and sympathise with the idea that Whites should be safe and if they cannot be safe in South Africa then they should immigrate. However I also don't want Australia to have any immigration. In regards to South Africans I have some particular issues.

The Afrikaners are republicans, you might meet the odd one or two who isn't. But realistically why would I want a republican people to come here and tip the balance away from our Monarchy? I do not see any benefit in republicanism and I do not see them becoming Monarchists. It's a bad fit.

The other White group in South Africa are the English, so called because their primary language is English even if they aren't, although most are ethnically English. Are they Monarchists? I don't see much sign of it, but the real problem with this group is that so many are SJW's, Social Justice Warriors. The sad truth is that we already have our own population of SJW's and we really don't need another countries. You can see this in the United States, where people get sick of living in Democratic run areas so they move to Republican ones. However they then set about turning their new home into the place that they just left.

The third problem is that once the Whites are gone that isn't the end. It will be an endless procession of South African immigrants. Asian, Coloured and Black, all refugees in as much danger as the Whites were. If we had any common sense we would not allow such a thing to occur......we all know common sense is gone. So we will import a problem we never had and never wanted, and a problem that the Whites came here to avoid.

The only way for this to work is for the Whites to stay in South Africa. Maybe it's time for sanctions again, maybe it's time for sanctioning the South African leadership, maybe it's time to start preparing for civil war, maybe it's time to create a separate White South Africa. Immigration is not the only option.


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Sunday 1 April 2018

Don't Let the Left Frame the Argument

How often do we allow this?

You don't even need to be that well read to see those on our side reacting to the Left framing an argument. The Left are the masters of this, they do not use logic to attain their goals instead they use rhetoric.  This is what my dictionary, the Heineman Australian Dictionary (1976) has to say:

Rhetoric (say retta-rik) noun
the art of using words persuasively in speech and writing.
Usage: 'ignore his pompous rhetoric' (= insincere or artificial words).

Here it gives the official definition and the popular definition, both are important. If the Left can fight with facts then they will as it's easy. Although you must always watch out for half-truths, even when both sides are trying to argue fairly it can be quite easy to allow half-truths into an argument. If you are going to fight using facts make sure you know them, getting them wrong, even once, can destroy your credibility.

The Left however like to argue using "Targetting", "Misdirection", "Slander" and "Consensus".

The speaker is the target, they never address concerns or provide a counter-argument, instead they attack the speaker. Instead of being able to engage in a productive debate the Left will try at every point to stop any debate from happening. First they try to "deplatform" the speaker. You've heard it all before "this person is a Fascist, (racist, reactionary, etc.) so they cannot be allowed to speak". This idea goes all the way back to Germany in the 1920's. The original Nazi brownshirts were created to stop the Communists from violently breaking up their meetings. The Communist group was called Antifa, which is shorthand for Anti-Fascist, a name that has been revived to carry out the exact same task today. I have personally seen this in Melbourne and last year we all saw it in Charlottesville

Secondly they target the individual, they try to get the speaker expelled from school or fired from their job. They make it personal, upsetting you and your family. They try to embarrass you and your family. How often have we seen people who are rising leaders on our side disappear? Thats because the Left targets people.

On the Right we rarely target people, we rarely try to deplatform people or groups and worst of all we rarely give support and sympathy to those attacked by the Left. We need to do much much better.

To defeat targetting we need to built networks of our own so that we can dish out anything the Left does. The Leftist is rarely brave for long.

The Left are really brilliant with this, a topic will come up and they will move the conversation to an entirely new topic. They will ensure that the new topic is the only topic anyone wants to talk about. It works very much like the old reporters question, "have you stopped beating your wife?" If you answer yes it means that you once did beat her, if you reply no it means that you continue to beat your wife. It's a dishonest question and it's purpose isn't to get an honest answer, it's purpose is to put the speaker into a position where every answer they give works against them. As I said before the Left is brilliant at this.

The speaker raises an issue, the Left wants to know how this affects cats. If the speaker answers that they love cats, then that is turned into a personal perversion. If the speaker hates cats then that is because they hate everyone. If the speaker refuses to speak then they are afraid of addressing the most important question, which is cats. They don't care about cats, what they care about is stopping the speaker from speaking. Moving the topic away from what the speaker wants to talk about and onto something else, anything else.

To defeat misdirection stay focused and disciplined. Keep on course and march to your own drum beat, do not let them make you march to theirs. Decide your topic and stick to it, do not deviate and do not get into a debate with them. Do not allow them to misdirect you.

When a Leftist calls you a Racist it is no different to when you were 7 years old and you were told you had boy or girl germs. It is slander and it is designed to segregate you socially from those around you. Every word they call you is slander, they do not call you names because that is an accurate description of your beliefs or your behavour. Even if it is accurate, it is entirely incidental. The purpose is always to separate you from the rest of the herd so that you can be culled.

Return slander for slander, if you are a racist for defending your own people and country, what is someone who does not do that called? They are Traitors. Call them that, or strongly imply it. Ask them why you are not allowed to defend yourself and your family? And remember that sticks and stones may break your bones but words from treasonous Leftists can never be true.

This one you see often, climate change or immigration are good ones, "everyone agrees about this issue". They openly lie to achieve their goals, it doesn't matter whether it's popular or unpopular they will always say the same thing, that a consensus exists which you are foolish and evil for opposing. Leftists repeat these lies so often that they really believe them, thats why it's sounds so convincing.

Remember, if you are disagreeing then the consensus isn't as popular as they have stated. Point that out to everyone.

What to do about it
If your alone with a Leftist, let them know how little you think of them and their argument.

If someone else is there, only argue for their benefit, you might convince a neutral party, but you will never convince the Leftist so don't try.

The Left lies and cheats, they never fight fair, they have no honour. Never forget these things, far to often we do forget and give the Left the benefit of the doubt, don't.

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