Uncle-Daddy has trotted out this excuse a number of times after being found in possession of enough plutonium to build himself a pretty decent sized thermo-nuclear device that he was planning to detonate. Where, he wouldn’t say, but we can speculate it would have been at a place, and in a certain way, that would have implicated others. At least for long enough for Uncle-Daddy to set his next trap for humanity.
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So enters Tony Abbott with his Christian-Zionist ideology wrapped up as the “Abbott doctrine” to reshape the Australian cultural landscape more to the liking of a sociopath like himself. What has the Abbott doctrine brought us so far? We may as well start with the “stopping the boats” policy that has worked through the application of policies of isolation. Policies which produce fear in a closed community are one of the major ingredients for intimidation and violent confrontation. To carry out this policy we have made a conscious decision to not only deny these people access to our country but to deny them a lot of the basic human protections that we take for granted.
I have to say that I see the dilemma on this issue as I cannot help but put myself in their place and know that they have the right to a better life (in principle, but Australia cannot be it’s practical solution in most cases) but at the same time I understand that there are millions of others who are patiently waiting to come through the proper channels and should not be pushed further back in the cue for emigration due to irregular arrivals.
But how do you tell people that they have no rights because of there desperation? I guess by treating them as animals instead of humans. Which we are doing by placing them in hostile environments where there are people around them who have been shown to want to harm them. Just like the abattoir environment. We don’t like to think too hard about how we deal with our need for meat until a allegory like this can be made. Then the monstrous violent nature of our being is exposed for all to see. For a while, anyways, until our attention is snatched away from uncomfortable truths by the incessant march of the 24 hour news/culture cycle. All deliberately done to habituate us to only taking the superficial reality served up to us by the MSM rather than being given the time to scratch beneath the surface of that filtered reality. Because if you do take that time then the reality starts to look more like a nightmare of traitorous behavior carried out by our political leaders no matter what stripe their tie, so to speak.
Why do we always oscillate between being too easy a target for the people smuggling traders to meeting out inhuman treatment of detainees that seem to go well beyond the realm of deterrence and into territory that terrorizes instead? What does that make us in the eyes of the people we are persecuting at the moment and the majority of the people whose countries they came from? With our two Party system we are doing things in such a way that gives false hope to these people to come here by irregular means only then to dash it every time we change government. Each side handles the problem with an extreme response with the inevitable counter response that is just as extreme and by the time they start to attenuate their policy to a more reasoned response we change government just in time for a rerun of the previous extreme.
This is a well worn tactic of the political classes to keep us plebs, who are still stupid enough to believe that the political process may actually count for something, fighting amongst ourselves over divisions we probably don’t really have anyway. I think that most people, on reflection, would agree that you have to have control over the boarders of your country if you want to maintain yourself as a nation state. But at the same time people who try to get here without following proper protocol should be given proper protection and fair treatment by us while their fate is decided. Even if some turn out to be terrorists on a mission to kill I still think we should not become barbaric in our response. I don’t think it is correct to think about some parts of the world as being ‘Terrorist Havens’. We would be better equipped mentally and emotionally to keep in mind these places are war-torn countries whose inhabitants have known nothing but suffering, death, disease, poverty, sexual subjugation, torture, and sectarianism, uninterrupted for generations. How much of this has been formulated and fomented by foreign forces meddling in the internal affairs of those countries and how much they have contributed to the rise of Islamic State is up for debate. But it would be fair to say that the West is not viewed all that well by the people in those areas.
Which brings me back to Tony Abbott’s conservative government and their alignment with the rhetoric of inflammation of division that instills fear and mistrust in a community. This is political theater that is straying into territory where morals are forgotten and ethics are betrayed without a second glance. If the world is to be deemed such a dangerous place that we must align ourselves to an International Cabal of Banksters, Industrialists, and Resource Managers who have shown themselves quite capable of sacrificing their own people in the pursuit of some kind of twisted delusional day-dream of one world governance, then I must quietly resist in whatever manner I feel will not reduce my Candy Crush score.
Such is the force of the Candy Crush. It has taken many that I have known already. I fear that one day I shall be the only living entity that has not fallen into the tender thrall of the Candy Crush. See how just the mere mention of the ‘Crush’ throws all other thoughts to the dry, cool, wind of indifference as your entire intellect is overwhelmed by an uncontrollable desire to grab the nearest tablet, android, or quantum computer and start PLAYING!
To cut this story down to size it is sufficient for me to say that we are being shepherded by our political and establishment elite into a corner where we come out swinging stereotypes around like clubs with nails sticking out the end of them. Not caring if we hook a few of our own while we’re swinging away. Not realizing that we are becoming a stereotype as well as we define ourselves through the forced exclusion of so many others.
Tony wants us to be part of ‘Team Australia’ which for me is just a return of the “either you’re with us. Or you’re with the terrorists.” rhetoric of the George W. Bush war years. So I’m not favorably impressed to joining forces with such an idiotic ideology that has probably had a good deal to do with the rise of the Islamic State that is now sending the ME into another blood-bath. Not that they have had any real respite from the violence anyway. But we like to portray it as such for our own need to feel good about fucking up other peoples shit. Why? Oh, I think we mostly know the answer to that question now but are too powerless, or too payed-off, or too compromised to make a fuss. The ones that can do just that; make a fuss but little else.
Snowden is a good case in point. By the time anything that he has disclosed can be brought to bear in some legalistic way that will have force of implementation against the monolithic powers that are arrayed against the common person, the caravan of carnage has moved on sufficiently to render all previous legal arguments won irrelevant. An example that comes to mind are the War Crimes allegations against the members of the ‘Coalition of the Willing’ that will now be further supplanted from most punters minds by the viscous crimes of the soldiers of the Islamic State. It works and, to the uninitiated, this sort of psy-op passes through them and makes perfect sense. “I mean, our side had no choice but to be brutal in some circumstances because THIS is what we have always had to deal with!”, says the man with a patriot missile shoved squarely up his ass and a flag vibrating in his hand. (I should try to draw a picture of that, maybe…….)
I want nothing to do with such psychological games that have the effect of telescoping our interests into places we know little or nothing about.
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West Australian Political Opinion, from
The Institute of Internal Processes,
Exert from Memo, No 322/666.
“Politicians have been front-end loaded with a plethora of mental illnesses that can be diagnosed by any nearby lawyer or Party donor at the first sign of impending criminal liability and/or negligence, to whit, that they are clear of having to bear any legal or moral responsibility for any decisions or actions they make, or take, while in elected positions. About anything, public or private.” It goes on to state that ” …as managing agents for Weddings, Parties, and anything diabolical, all further inquiries should be redirected to the Dpt. of Lameness, c/o West Australian LNP.
The Institute considers this matter now closed and any further discussion of it will be met with one of those awkward, long and silent, glaring looks, that Tony has been so proud of showing off to his parents whenever he can.”
Horserotovator has made his report and will now retreat into another dimension to consider the future as one might consider the eating of a bowl of string.