The light of hope is going out in South Africa – Jenni Russell
Corruption is now so rampant and entrenched that it threatens to bring the state to its knees
I have always returned from South Africa aghast, anxious but ultimately hopeful. It surely can’t become too corrupt or inefficient, I think. The triple forces of capitalism, democracy and a free press will prevent it. Rotten politicians can be replaced; crooked state employees and the individuals paying them off can be exposed. Too many people and profitable businesses have an interest in keeping the state functioning, the trains running and the lights on for it to fall apart.
This year, as in the last, the lights are literally being switched off, and I’ve lost that confidence. For the first time I fear the country may be sliding towards irreversible decay. Corruption has siphoned so much money from the state and twisted so many people’s motivations…
You Cannot Get Figs from Thistles by Arnis Luks
Today’s leading press (MSM) articles attempt to redirect attention away from the ensuing chaos in the major Communist nations. The situation in South Africa and Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) is one that Conservative Western politicians, with significant assistance from high ranking religious leaders, played a critical and decisive role in the demise and subsequent handing over of these nations to atheistic communism. ‘Eminent persons’ were encouraged (under the auspices of the United Nations), to pressure South Africa and Rhodesia to capitulate to communism (majority rule). Now both nations suffer communist dictatorships collapsing under their totalitarian juggernaut.
The sad history of Russia and China is where Western industrial and political leaders were instrumental in the demise of both these ‘once free’ nations. Withdrawing military support to Chang Kai-shek while simultaneously providing military hardware and technology to the Soviet Union ensured the fall of China to communism. In the league archives you will find authors such as Carroll Quigley, Anthony Sutton, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, all recording the plight of the people of these nations being handed over to communism as deliberate policy.
Paul Keating Riding Roughshod Over China’s Aims
Peter Dutton Suggests Cancelling Welfare of Climate Protesters
Both these headlines show a consistent policy of centralising power. Peter Dutton, through the existing (supposedly) Conservative government, could easily stop the indoctrination of impressionable young people in universities, by withdrawing finance to the tune of hundreds of millions of Australian taxpayer dollars. Rather, he chooses to promote their continued indoctrination to move us closer towards the police state.
The Conservative and Labour governments are responsible for literally millions of cameras being placed around Australia to monitor us. This thing called power, especially totalitarian power, is held precariously, generally from the barrel of a gun. While the guns are not out in Australia yet, the other compulsion – ‘income and employment prospects’ – are used for daring to speak out, refusing to vaccinate, and now protesting against policy. The dialectical conflict is used to promote increased civil tension.
Freedom cannot be separated from responsibility. Moving Australia away from totalitarianism is only possible if sufficient numbers of individuals choose daily to exercise their freedoms and insist upon them.
Ron Owens, who regularly writes for the ‘enough gun’ website, recently reported in an excellent article reprinted on our blog here: https://blog.alor.org/index.php/ron-owens-thoughts-for-the-week, that a farmer, Liam Sheahan, chose to face legal prosecution and received a fine of $100,000 in order to save his farm from the ravages of bushfire. Also, another farmer, Michael Baker faced fines and costs of nearly $1 million, again, in order to save his farm from the ravages of bushfire. Both families appear vindicated and should be exonerated as a consequence of the recent fires.
Freedom doesn’t end with the ballot paper, it is an ongoing battle against tyranny. Our politicians are of no higher calibre than the totalitarians in the Communist regimes. They will yield to human frailty just as readily. Power must be vested at the feet of the individual. The yellow vests in France, the ongoing demonstrations in Hong Kong, the call for another referendum in Scotland, are all indicators of resistance towards tyranny that need to be emulated by Australians to preserve and reinforce our own freedoms. This means that your vote must be exercised in one form or another every single day. Whether it’s talking to your neighbour, insisting on speaking to your representative, writing letters to the media, producing your own pamphlets and distributing to your neighbourhood, or standing on a street corner on a box and speaking your mind, all are parts of exercising freedom. And like all muscles must be used regularly, every day if you can.
The only power that can overcome totalitarianism, is the power of the individual exercising their freedom every single day. Freedom with responsibility are are held in equilibrium by morality.