Monday, 30 January 2012

Identifying Native American vs Native Australian Progress

In Australia the highlight, if you can call it that, of the Aboriginal activists architecture and business acumen is represented by the Aboriginal Tent Embassy.

Meanwhile in supposedly racist America, the Native Indian population has done so poorly that it can only put up these sorts of things:

Money from the Native Indian owned and controlled casinos goes to helping the local Native Indian population.

Perhaps we should learn from the Americans?

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Aboriginal Tent 'Embassy', Violence and the Left

So it turns out that a media staffer in Julia Gillard's office, Tony Hodges, called an intermediary, identified as Unions ACT boss Kim Sattler, and told her that opposition leader Tony Abbott has made a comment about the Aboriginal Tent 'Embassy' and just happened to be conveniently located a couple of hundred metres away from said embassy at The Lobby restaurant.

As reported by Tim Blair and Andrew Bolt this is a scandal for the Prime Minister of increasing proportion.

The Prime Minister tried to head off trouble at the pass:
Adviser Tony Hodges “acted alone” when he called union official Kim Sattler before the ugly Australia Day riot in Canberra, Julia Gillard claims.
The Prime Minister said she was “deeply disappointed” and “furious” to learn her staffer had let protesters know the whereabouts of Tony Abbott at a medal ceremony in Old Parliament House before scenes turned foul.
“He acted alone and his conduct was unauthorised,” Ms Gillard said today in Treasury Place, Melbourne.
“He made a grave error of judgment.”
But she said at no time did Mr Hodges bend Tony Abbott’s words to say he wanted the tent embassy torn down.
Who in their right mind does not believe:

  • That Hodges acted with anything other than authority of his direct manager?
  • That he accurately conveyed the sense of Tony Abbott's opinion?
  • That his action was completely consistent with the reality of the culture of the Prime Minister's office?
  • That it was completely normal to ring an intermediary such as Sattler when looking to stir up trouble?
  • That "there shall be no carbon tax under a government I lead" Gillard is telling the truth that Hodges acted alone?

I'll bet that policy cuckolded pokies' reform champion Andrew Wilkie has some doubts about the truth of the PM's story, that's for sure.

But there's a bigger issue at play that has not yet been reported on, probably because the mainstream media are Labor supporters and don't want to face the ugly truth that it's their side that owns political violence in this country and has done since the founding of the nation. That's why Kim Sattler knew that all she needed to do in order to stir up trouble was to tell people the distorted story about what Abbott had said and where he was and let the normal leftist mob mentality run its course.

But, Jack, I hear you cry, these Aboriginal people are passionate about their cause and so you can understand why they become so upset and sometimes things get out of control, can't you?

No, I can't.

Firstly, reports said that there were some hundreds of people at the Aboriginal Tent 'Embassy'.

How many of those people were Coalition supporters, do you think?

Let me think about that for about a nanosecond. How about none?

If it had have been a crowd of Coalition supporters protesting against the carbon tax or the incompetence of the government then do you think that violence would have broken out?

Oh, that's right. That happened. It didn't.

Here's a thought experiment.

If the crowd at the Aboriginal Tent 'Embassy' were all Coalition supporters then do you think that the same outcome could have occurred on the basis of what a Labor leader was reported as having said?

Not on your life.

And here's a real kicker. If even half of the protesters were Coalition supporters then do you think things would have become riotous? No. Because the sensible half would have held the other side in check.

That organised political violence belongs to the left is a fact of life. Who else can bring together unions, uni students, Environmentalists and the anti-globalisation crowd into the kind of destructive force we see on our TVs on a weekly basis?

Where are the organised right wing equivalents? There aren't any.

Leftism is about tearing down what exists be it successful people, institutions they don't like such as the Catholic Church or an economic system that they believe is unfair.

It should come as no surprise that a mindset whose goal is to pull down the pillars of society should also take to literally pulling down the physical infrastructure.

Thus, the Aboriginal Tent 'Embassy' disgrace is a perfect example of the left's careless embrace of lies and violence in order to implement its agenda.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Aboriginal Tent Embassy mob prove they're nothing but scum

The Prime Minister of Australia had to be evacuated from an Australia Day event this afternoon, along with the opposition leader, due to the racist scum who inhabit the so called Aboriginal Tent Embassy.

I am deadset sick of these people.

They give decent Aborigines a bad name and prove that they have absolutely no care about anything other than themselves while accusing those who have tried to help them for many decades of being racists.

They are scum.

No other term is suitable. Even respected Aboriginal figures said they went too far:
Indigenous leader Mick Gooda has condemned the aggressive behaviour of Aboriginal protesters towards Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott at a Canberra restaurant on Australia Day.
About 200 protesters from the nearby Aboriginal tent embassy banged on the three glass sides of The Lobby restaurant chanting "shame" and "racist".
At least 50 police, including the riot squad, were called to the scene shortly after 2.30pm (AEDT).
The two leaders, protected by police and security officers, escaped out a side door after about 20 minutes.
Protesters chased their car down the road, banging on its roof and bonnet.
The tent embassy is celebrating a 40-year milestone with a three-day "Corroboree for Sovereignty", with thousands of indigenous Australians travelling to Canberra for the occasion.
What did these people hope to achieve?

Whatever it is they've surely set back their cause and have probably killed off completely any hope that the constitution could be amended to recognise Aborigines as the first Australians.

So what set them off?
Tensions boiled over on Thursday afternoon following comments Mr Abbott made in Sydney earlier in the day that it was perhaps time for the embassy to move on.
Ms Gillard and Mr Abbott had just spoken at a ceremony for the inaugural national emergency medals when the protesters arrived at the restaurant.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda said he was appalled at the level of disrespect and aggression shown towards the two leaders.
"An aggressive, divisive and frightening protest such as this, has no place in debates about the affairs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples or in any circumstances," Mr Gooda said.
So, Tony Abbott - a man who spends a couple of weeks every year in the outback helping Aboriginal communities (with no cameras and no media) - makes a common sense statement that the eyesore that is the 'Embassy' should move on and it justifies a complete breakdown of law and order, does it?

Scum. Shameful scum.

We need to start treating Aborigines the same as everyone else in this country be they white, brown, black, yellow or whatever and stop treating them as spoiled children. It's the only way they'll be able to improve their lot in life.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Why you should be an optimist

If you haven't heard of Matt Ridley aka the Rational Optimist then you've missed out on a different point of view to that promoting the fashionable doomsday du jour.

Ridley articulates very well, I think, why we should all be optimistic. His views on this topic align very well with my own. Even though there are rocky days ahead and almost certain financial doom and gloom, when you take a thirty thousand foot view of things for the long term one must conclude that humans will yet again defy the doomsdayers' predictions and work things out.

Imagine how miserable it must be to live life thinking that CO2 is going to make the planet uninhabitable and is already responsible for fire, flood, earthquakes and whatever other natural disasters that used to carry exactly that name until a generation grew up largely uneducated about how the world works - and uncaring, to boot. And uncaring that it's important that they know.

Who seriously thinks that when the oil eventually becomes uneconomical to produce - which is many hundreds of years away - mankind won't have transitioned to something like nuclear to fuel society?

Who seriously thinks the world is going to get to the point that it can't feed itself?

As I said, it would be a miserable life indeed.

Matt Ridley's presentations should be played to all 14-15 year olds in school. It would inspire them and get them to focus on the big picture.

If you like the video then send it to your 'miserable' friends so that they can find a reason to turn their thinking around.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Race baiting crowd won't be happy to confront reality

Here's the current results of the poll at The Australian. It won't please those who think they'll be able to make a quid suing the rest of us for being racist:

It's a pity that conservative values, especially that of race-blindness, are not more widely held in the community. Perhaps they are but you wouldn't know it from listening to the media. Ironically, those that think these laws are necessary to rein in the racism of (mainly) white men don't understand that those white men inhabit the same political orbit as the race baiters.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

My new favourite news site

Thanks to the great Tim Blair I have now become aware of what must be the best news site on the planet.

Certainly, if you asked the North Koreans then they'd agree.

That's because it's the new English language version of North Korea's official paper, The Rodong Sinmun.

The articles are completely hilarious. My current favourite is an editorial Full Play to Advantage of Socialist Economic Management System.
The DPRK and its people are now greeting the 50th anniversary of the Taean Work System created by President Kim Il Sung.
The President created the Taean System, model of the socialist economic management, in the early 1960s when the socialist system was established and the overall technical modernization of the national economy was progressing in the DPRK.
This system is the advantageous Korean-style socialist economic management that embodies the Juche idea and the revolutionary mass line based on it.
It helps conduct all the business activities under the collective guidance of party committees and rouse the popular masses to the implementation of economic tasks by giving priority to political affairs. The system also makes it possible for the superior to help the lower in a responsible manner and to closely combine the science and technology with production and turn the economic lever into good account in order to ensure the production in a rational way.
It is the people-centered economic management system, whereby the popular masses manage and run the economy in a scientific and rational way as the true masters of its management, and the socialist economic management system that embodies the collective principle of "One for all and all for one!" This is essential character of the Taean Work System and herein lies the source of its inexhaustible might.
The past five decades after establishment of the system are a glorious and immortal history in which the socialist economy of the DPRK hewed out the original path of its development under the leadership of the great leader and the great party and the Korean people have wrought epoch-making miracles in the economic construction while overcoming all sorts of trials and challenges.
It is important to solve any problem arising in the economic activities in a Korean way suited to intrinsic nature of socialist society, with clear awareness that the victory of socialism is just victory of the revolutionary principle.
All the people should give full play to the advantage of the Juche-oriented socialist economic management system under the leadership of Kim Jong Il.
If anyone can tell me what that means then feel free to provide feedback!

My favourite bit is that "One for all and all for one!" is now a collective principle in North Korea. I'm sure that The Three Musketeers is banned there, as it might give people funny ideas about rising up against the oppressors, so the ruling party is probably pretty safe from being discovered.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

The left's remarkable lack of knowledge of history

I tell you something that constantly surprises me - the lack of knowledge of history of those on the left with whom I discuss political matters.

Take Martin Luther King Day as an example.

The left write articles and make speeches and send tweets containing one or other of MLK's profundities in an attempt to cloak themselves in moral rectitude. MLK was the leading figure in the Civil Rights movement and is quite rightly regarded as the man who brought to an end the last vestiges of racial discrimination in the United States.

What these people don't seem to be aware of is that the entire reason there had to be a civil rights movement in the first place was due to the racist policies of the Democrats! From Jim Crow to miscegenation laws to lack of voting rights these were all policies introduced and supported by the Democrats.

Since the time of Lincoln the Republican party has been at the forefront of the equality argument. It's ironic that to now argue that white and black are equal and that there should be no racial preferences for work or university placement is guaranteed to attract a charge of racism. MLK would certainly be shocked at the blatant racism of these policies.

But it's not just the civil rights movement that those who claim to be the defenders of equality are ignorant about.

The eugenics movement of the early twentieth century had as one of its primary objectives the restriction of having children of those who were less educated. It was an almost entirely race based policy.

The union movement is one of the worst racial offenders going. The minimum wage was introduced entirely to deal with the 'problem' of cheap, black labour which would threaten the jobs of a unionised, white workforce. As Thomas Hazlett points out in this terrific article, this policy led to apartheid in South Africa. The great Tom Sowell calls the minimum wage the most racist legislation ever to be introduced.

A lefty will learn more in the three minute discussion between Williams and Sowell than they will in a lifetime of watching the ABC or SBS or reading The Age or Canberra Times or in the USA the New York Times etc.

In fact, while I'm linking to Tom Sowell here's another short lesson for the world's ignorant left.

But it doesn't stop there. The original purpose of Planned Parenthood was to create an environment in which young, pregnant, black women would have abortions on the grounds that they were not able to look after the children.

And there's more! Gun control in the United States south was introduced (by Democrats) entirely because they didn't want newly freed slaves having firearms. They feared, probably correctly, that a number of them might want to exact some vengeance before settling down.

Somehow or other history has been turned completely upside down and it's the historically race-blind party - the Republicans - who are tarred with the racist slur while the historically racist party - the Democrats - have been given a free pass.

I guess that's what happens when the mainstream media and universities and others in the chattering class overwhelmingly inhabit the left side of the political spectrum.