Tuesday 28 September 2021

Victoria - The Dystopian State

Victoria used to known as 'The Garden State', we were peaceful and even Australia's second largest city had big beautiful gardens. Today we are living in a Dystopian state. A place were everything is against the law, expect doing exactly as you are told and agreeing with it. I wrote about how we got here in From Freedom To Dystopia. But today I want to talk about where we are in Victoria in particular as well as Australia and the world generally.

In Victoria we have a Labor government, which at the last election was returned to power in a landslide. This government has done what Labor governments do. They spend lots of money, create jobs, particularly union jobs and they make a lot of people happy and prosperous and loyal. But it always ends the same way, the money is borrowed and the government gets so far in debt that even with 'creative accounting' it becomes obvious that we are going bankrupt. Which brings a temporary end to Labor rule.

The other major party is the Liberal party, currently the opposition party. It suffers from two decades of pathetically weak leaders. Men who are so mild and bland that when a new one replaces the old one we hardly even notice. Men who like to talk tough about how bad Labor is, but who when you pay attention you can't find any way in which they differ. 

While we have elections, Victoria is in effect a one party state. Labor so totally controls the Parliament that there is no oversight, the government can do as it wishes. Which we can see.

Add to that Australia's federal government, until 2020 most Australians, myself included, thought that the federal government was stronger than the state governments, even combined. But it appears that weak Liberal party leadership is not simply a state issue. Our current Prime Minister has hardly interfered in the state running of this crisis. A crisis created by and for government. 

Victorians have been especially patient with the restrictions put in place by the state government. We are currently in our sixth lockdown. Over 200 days out of around 600, 112 days in a row in 2020. Before 2020 the term 'lockdown' was used in prisons, not in civil society. But we have step by step gone from thinking that we are free to thinking that we have no freedom.

Each step we have had 'conspiracy theorists' saying the most outrageous things and then the government coming out with these same ideas. Vaccine passports, compulsory vaccines, no shopping unless you are vaccinated.

The lockdowns have enjoyed wide support, in 2020 we were all bribed by the federal government. Most people got more money and time off, business even got a lot of that money. Small business suffered but big business made out like bandits. This year the government hasn't been as generous and the good will is vanishing. 

Not entirely of course, the government and the lockdowns still have support. The media pressure is intense and constant. For older people for whom television and radio are companions as much as sources of information or entertainment, it is hard to resist. Add to that that they really are the most at risk from Covid. 

Currently there are daily protests on the street and Victoria Police have come out in full force. I remember back to April 2015 at the Reclaim Australia rallies, the police were quite surprised and continued to be surprised. Only 6 years ago and the police were dressed like ordinary police, today they look like robocop and act like it. But it was from there that the police realised that the hatred in the community was real and that it wasn't going away. Today it is directed not at immigration but at the government. Not at a policy but at the institution that pays their bills. They have trained and trained for this, they have equipped themselves for this. Body armour, rubber bullets and armoured vehicles. None of which they had 6 years ago.

The police have over many decades become a para-military force. When police were first created in Britain in the early 1830's, there developed what are now known as the Peelian principles. Of the 9 principles, 4 are basically saying the same thing, that the police need the co-operation of the public. Number 7 goes like this:

To maintain at all times a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and that the public are the police, the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.

Does the actions of the police over the past 20 months or so seem like 'the police are the public and that the public is the police?

What about 'the police being only members of the public'?

That's because there is no oversight, the police belong to the Labor party and no institution has complained about it at all. Not the churches, business, the Liberal party, the unions or the Prime Minister. 

All seem to think that firing rubber bullets into peaceful crowds is A Okay!  

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Tuesday 21 September 2021

American History X - A Movie Review

American History X is a movie that was released back in 1998 and it wasn't that successful commercially. It cost $20M to make and made $23M, Hollywood considers a movie successful if it makes back three times what it cost to make. But it is certainly a well known movie and one I had seen before but not for quite some time.

The movie is very well made and the acting is superb, this was the first and nearly the last movie that the Director made, he has mostly made music videos and shorts. The script had been floating around for a few years and it had a reputation as being the best script that no one wanted to make. Maybe the lack of mainstream success of the Director shows why.

Edward Norton plays the main character, in fact he plays three different versions of the same character, all believable. In fact the only character I didn't believe was the father, who has a short scene near the end of the movie. Here we get to see an actor trying to deliver lines he really doesn't agree with and it shows. 

The story is told in three time periods, Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton) is a Neo-Nazi who's father was a firemen who was murdered while doing his job in a black neighbourhood. He kills two black criminals and goes to jail. Released after three years he has turned against what he once believed. Another character who weaves in and out of the story is his younger brother, Danny.

The politics of the movie is quite interesting, it seems to be giving you entry to a world that you would not get to see otherwise, but it is also a case of close but not close enough. It is Hollywood's idea of what Neo-Nazi's should look and sound like and not an attempt to accurately portray anyone as they were. I think in particular of the words, a few times throughout the movie real political issues are raised, such as illegal immigration, black crime etc. Nearly everything said is true, but in other areas the moviemakers don't believe the words spoken. In the background is a Svengali like character pulling the strings. Neo-Nazi's don't really believe what they say, they are simply misguided and ill-informed. Once shown the right path then they will and can and should be reformed. 

The movies attitude to blacks is a bit confused, there is not one but two black saviours and yet black crime is ever present and not excused away. The black Principal who gives Danny a school project entitled 'American History X'  and Derek's black prison buddy who protects him in prison. But at the same time their father was murdered by blacks, blacks tried to steal Derek's car leading to him killing them and black criminality continues right to the end of the movie. 

Something that I've noticed is that Hollywood often gets Jewish actors to play Non-Jews and Non-Jews to portray Jews. The actress who plays Derek's Neo-Nazi girlfriend is Jewish. 

If Derek were a real person, today he would have a black wife and children and he would make his living denouncing Whites. His turnaround is that complete. In the deleted scenes there is a scene where he has this interaction with a little black girl. He goes from hate to love.

Also three years for killing two people, one by shooting them and the other by curb stomping them!

The subtext is that Nao-Nazi's are protected, which love them or hate them, ain't true. But the most unrealistic part of the movie is Derek's giant swastika above his heart. Every time I saw it it looked as fake as it really was.

On IMBD this movie is rated 8.5 out of 10, I would give it 7.5 but only because like most movies it is propaganda and here it's showing a bit too much.

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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
United Kingdom

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.


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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