The major political parties in Australia have gone PC WOKE as well as swallowing all of the climate scam Kool-Aid. However, don’t despair there is a new party for true conservatives, Australia One Party https://australiaoneparty.com/.
The following is one reason why a new conservative party is needed! When you have politicians like the Liberal and Labor Party who needs enemies?
‘A Chinese-owned data storage company will house files for the Australian Defence Force, sparking fears the global superpower could easily access Australia’s military secrets.
The parent company of data firm Global Switch, Aldersgate Investments, sold 49 per cent of its stake to Chinese consortium Elegant Jubilee in 2016.
At the time then-treasurer Scott Morrison said all military documents would be phased out of the storage facility in Ultimo, Sydney, by 2020.
Instead the contract, which was due to expire in October last year, was quietly renewed until September 2025 in a $53.5million deal, federal parliament revealed on Tuesday.
In 2017 Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who was then treasurer, ordered all sensitive data be removed from a storage facility run by Global Switch in Sydney by 2020, reported the Daily Telegraph.
‘They’ve made a decision to get their data out of that data centre and that’s an entirely appropriate decision, and they’ll get that done I understand by 2020,’ he said at the time.
Mr Morrison defended the renewal in parliament this week, saying the facility does not hold the most classified documents and defence was moving ‘less sensitive and unclassified data assets to an alternative data centre’.
However, Queensland MP Bob Katter and independent MP Andrew Wilkie moved a motion to end data storage contracts with foreign-owned companies.
‘What is the point of having a defence system when a military 100 times larger than ours knows where all your defence assets are?’ Mr Katter said in parliament.
Elegant Jubilee bought their $4billion stake in the company in cash, a decision by Aldersgate Investments that caused ire among some UK politicians at the time.
Defence has said they will control the data at the Sydney warehouse until all the files had migrated somewhere else by 2025.
The Australian Taxation Office and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission are progressively moving their files away from the company due to security concerns.
‘Across the many international markets in which we operate, Global Switch partners with governments and leading organisations to house their mission critical IT infrastructure,’ Group Director of Global Switch in the Asia Pacific Damon Reid said in a statement.
Everybody must be in agreement or get cancelled so it seems. ‘A lengthy column by a professor that critiques critical race theory and the concept of “whiteness” and “blackness” was removed by an online intellectual magazine after it generated controversy.
Alaric Naudé, a linguistics professor at Suwon Science College in South Korea and head professor of its English Department, said his essay “Blackness, Whiteness and Other Mythological Creatures” was removed by the UK-based online magazine Res Publica.
The publication bills itself as providing “an academic platform where ideas and concepts can be praised and challenged.” It did not respond to requests from The College Fix seeking comment on the matter.
Naudé (pictured) said that his piece was published on February 18 and subsequently removed the following day due to complaints. He said the publication issued a public apology for sparking a “controversy.”
This closing line of George Orwell’s classic nightmarish-utopian vision of the future, 1984, summarizes the novel’s triumph of global tyranny over liberty, justice and truth. In the novel, Orwell traces: Winston Smith’s growing dissent to the ruling Party (personified by Big Brother); how his dissent is eventually detected by the Thought Police; and how he goes through re-education (including torture and brainwashing) in order to fit the facts of life to the Party’s dictated vision of reality.
It’s the Party that defines truth for everyone. We learn what Winston learns in the novel – that if we question the Party’s truth, we had better simply forget whatever we’re told we must forget. We had better accept contradictions to observed reality as perfectly normal, and we need to conform to Big Brother’s reality for the sake of personal peace and security. After all, it’s really not so hard for lies to become accepted truth! As Winston is required to learn, there is no such thing as external reality. Reality is in the mind – the mind of Big Brother.
Orwell’s classic has often been considered a satire of the power politics and barbarism of Stalinism and other totalitarian systems. It is equally prophetic about the power of any ruling class to dictate what should and should not be accepted truth. And in our day, we are seeing Big Tech, Big Media and Big Government combining to become Big Brother.
In the novel, “The Ministry of Truth” disseminated lies through the rewriting of history and then repeatedly proclaiming those lies in the press. God was expelled and absolute truth abolished. The Party slogan was, “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
Now, in the world outside of the novel, the ruling group has for a long time told us that evolution is the truth. No question. And their “Thought Police” makes sure there is no debate about this “truth”. This dictated false “reality” through our schools and popular culture has led to an increasing godlessness and lawlessness in society.
In the world of 1984, false labels are rampant. For example, the prison facility where Winston is tortured and brainwashed is called “The Ministry of Love”. And the Party’s propaganda department – where Winston worked – is called “The Ministry of Truth”.
False labeling is a hallmark of tyranny. For example, the old Soviet Union’s newspaper was named Pravda (which means Truth in Russian). Where tyranny reigns, there is a tendency to promote one worldview narrative which is the opposite of the worldview found in the Bible. Today’s “Thought Police” are not only trying to make sure that everyone accepts evolution, they are also trying to ensure that everyone conforms to the false “reality” of the political Left – evolution’s supported political ideology.
Karl Marx and the later thinkers of Marxism realized that a government tyranny can be established to subvert the biblical worldview. Stirring up grievances with incessant indoctrination, the “oppressed” are pitted against the “oppressors”. And a great utopian deception is employed that power and abundance will accrue to the oppressed people from this false humanistic worldview.
Yet, as we recently have written, because of man’s fundamental depravity, utopia is never achieved. Any kind of humanism is flawed because mankind is fundamentally flawed by sin. And an elite group brings in their new “mandated utopia” with more godless oppression and their own addiction to government power. As with Nimrod at Babel and the various forms of Marxism we see today, the God of the Bible and the Christian faith stand in the way of an all-powerful State.
Ancient Israel was consecrated from its birth for the purposes of God. And many have seen similarities to that consecration with America at its founding. America has had great knowledge of God and great blessing from God which it has shared with the rest of the world. Yet, to whom much has been given, much is expected. And having known more and been blessed more, the fall is greater when falling from the consecrated purposes of God. Thus, like Israel under the hands of the Babylonians, America could be judged by God even through the hands of more pagan nations.
Global government, as seen in the efforts of the United Nations, hates Israel and favors socialism and other forms of authoritarianism. There is even a curious alliance that has emerged between the political Left and Islam – known now as the Islamo-Leftist Alliance.
Many ideas are driving a globalist (one-world) government: Economic unity. High tech surveillance. China’s social credit system. Media withholding news and evidence. Big Tech monopoly and censorship. Corporate and governmental collusion for profits. Coronavirus pandemic lockdowns. Climate/environmental “disaster”. The “Great Reset” – as an opportunity envisioned for further global control. Eventually, the Bible says, there will be a global kingdom united under a figure called the AntiChrist.
The Bible is to be believed from the first pages of Genesis through the last pages of Revelation! And its truth brings wisdom, hope and salvation! We need to stand in it, rest in it and share it with others. The wonderful thing is that the brief reign of the AntiChrist will be followed by the everlasting Kingdom of the one true God in Christ!
This is why we must continue to proclaim the truth of creation and of our great Creator! In Orwellian terms, secularists today “control the present, in order to rewrite the past, for purposes of also controlling the future.” The key idea which allows them to do so is evolution – the foundation for secular humanism and the official removal of God.
Melbourne, Australia is a city owned by the CCP. The Prime Minister of Australia is such a hollow man he will not address this issue at the National Cabinet. All one can say is that Victoria is a vassal state of China.
What’s happening in Hong Kong with Jimmy Lai will soon be happening in other parts of the world! The CCP has long arms and now that Sleepy Joe is in charge only time will reveal how secure you really are!
‘Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam appointed three more national security law judges to hear the appeal challenging Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai’s bail. The trial will now go ahead without any overseas non-permanent judge at the Court of Final Appeal.
The appeal will be heard by five judges, Chief Justice Andrew Cheung, Judges Roberto Ribeiro, Joseph Fok, Patrick Chan, and Frank Stock.
Cheung and Ribeiro were confirmed to be security law judges, and the Chief Executive’s Office told HKFP that Lam had also appointed Fok, Chan, and Stock as designated judges for security law cases on Wednesday.
Lai and eight other democrats – including Margaret Ng, Leung Kwok-hung and Martin Lee – had been charged for allegedly organising and participating in an unauthorised protest in August 2019.
Perry withdrew from the case following criticism from the UK, including from British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab. Critics also questioned the government’s plan to work around the coronavirus restrictions, as travellers from the UK are banned from entering the city.
Ann Corcoran makes the point of moving to those social media sights that still allow the conservative free speech. Here are her thoughts.
‘As I am sure you are all painfully aware, conservative voices are being silenced. BIG Tech and BIG government have colluded to make it very hard for us to communicate and disseminate news. I expect it to get even harder!
And, if you are like me— OLD!—it is a challenge to break long held habits and learn new tricks.
You don’t need me to repeat what they are reporting.
For immigration news I check the news aggregatorBorderhawk Newsthat is linked in my sidebar.
So what am I doing to distance myself from BIG TECH that is working with the Socialists to change America?
First, I am dumping Google from my life. It will take time. But, know that in a few days, I will no longer be using gmail that is linked in my sidebar at both of my blogs.
And, I have gone to Brave for all of my browsing needs. Be prepared for some additional work as you may have to make changes to passwords and get notices from say your credit card company wondering if someone other than you is accessing your account.
How To Stop Using Google Search On Your Computer And Phone
You will then most likely look to Duck Duck Go for your searches.
The Federalist also published a useful piece about the right-wing witch hunt which I will get to in a minute, but which contains this bit of information on changes you should be making.
Modify Your Online Presence. One of the most important steps you can take is to modify your online presence by jumping out of Google, Facebook, and iChat and into technologies that are less intrusive. Here are a few to use:
I don’t know Element and am staying on Facebook as long as I am able to reach the thousands I am reaching now with my Refugee Resettlement facebook page. Or, LOL! Until they dump me. I will eventually move to MeWe.
As I reported Twitter has blocked me from reaching my account there and I refuse to give Google any more information. Why stay at Twitter as they work to diminish your reach. I am on Gab(@Refugeewatcher), but not super active and don’t have many followers yet.
Now to that Federalist article yesterday, the one with the tips above by Dan Carpenter (hat tip: Scott). Readers may remember I discussed prepping last summer, see here reposted in December.
Who knew there were so many Americans of all stripes who don’t think it is a joke to be ready to take care of themselves and their loved ones.
But, LOL! Beware the Lefties think you are planning to overthrow the government because you have a stash of canned beans in your basement!
Is freedom in the UK completely gone? The UK and under Biden freedom is slowly being distinguished. Where does one that seeks true liberty go?
‘• London contender Brian Rose accuses No.10 of undermining democracy that leaves police in ‘impossible position’ over May elections • Rose and campaign team arrested despite ensuring fully digital campaign bus is safest in the country • Dangerously vague election guidance threatens fair vote, says Rose London Mayor candidate Brian Rose has accused the Prime Minister of undermining democracy after Rose and his campaign team were arrested while campaigning in London yesterday (Sunday 24 January). Rose is using a COVID-secure, fully digital battle bus to visit the city’s 32 boroughs ahead of the scheduled May elections, allowing the public to communicate with him via social media during lockdown but with the public kept off the bus itself. While the bus was parked legally in Southwark on Sunday morning, a large group of City of London police descended on Rose’s team, arresting them and issuing £200 fines. At the time, Rose was recording a piece to video, while social distancing. His team produced the relevant parking and filming permits, but was informed that “campaigning was not a necessary reason to be out of your homes”, despite the police being told that other political parties have continued to operate leafleting activities throughout the lockdown. The lockdown regulations include express exceptions for people to leave the house and gather in groups where engaging in voluntary work as our campaigners were or working as the production team were. WE URGENTLY DEMAND THAT POLICE FORCES ACROSS LONDON RECONSIDER HOW THEY RESPOND TO LAWFUL CAMPAIGNING.’ https://brianformayor.london/
This is happening in Australian schools as well. Now that Biden and many Progressives are in charge 1984 is happening now in 2021 and this is not going to end well! A video is attached at the bottom of this article.
‘A middle school in Springfield, Missouri, recently held a diversity training program that forced teachers to locate themselves on an “oppression matrix” and watch a video of “George Floyd’s last words.”
According to whistleblower documents and teachers who attended the program at Cherokee Middle School, the training began with a “land acknowledgement,” claiming that “Springfield Public Schools is built on ancestral territory of the Osage, Delaware and Kickapoo Nations and Peoples.” (At the time of publication, Springfield Public Schools had not responded to a request for comment.) The diversity trainers, Jeremy Sullivan and Myki Williamson, asked the teachers to “acknowledge the dark history and violence against Native and Indigenous People” before engaging in the day’s program of “social justice work.”
The trainers then forced the teachers to watch a nine-minute video of “George Floyd’s last words.” The film is silent, showing only white text on a black screen, illustrating Floyd’s final utterances, including his cries for his mother. Such videos are a common technique in many diversity-training programs—and cult indoctrinations. The intention is to overload the senses of the participants and create an “emotional anchor” that serves to justify subsequent political arguments, even if they’re non sequiturs.
Next, Sullivan announced the agenda: “We’re going to look at three large concepts and those concepts are oppression, white supremacy, and systemic racism.” He and Williamson provided the teachers a handout to locate themselves on an “oppression matrix,” which defines white heterosexual males as the “privileged social group” and women, minorities, transgender, and LGBT people as “oppressed social groups.” Presumably, those at the top of the oppression matrix, including many of the teachers in the room, are responsible for the “racism, sexism, transgender oppression, heterosexism, [and] classism” against disfavored groups.
The diversity trainers then narrowed the focus to race, distributing another handout that outlines the concepts of “overt white supremacy” and “covert white supremacy.” The document claims that “lynching, hate crimes, KKK, neo-Nazis, [and] burning crosses” are “socially unacceptable” forms of white supremacy, while “education funding from property tax, colorblindness, calling the police on black people, BIPOC as Halloween costumes, not believing experiences of BIPOC, tone policing, [and] white silence” are “socially acceptable” forms of white supremacy.
This is a dangerous conflation. The trainers are attempting to extend the stigma of true social evils—slavery, lynching, Nazism—to any deviation from progressive political preferences, from property taxes to criminal justice to Halloween costumes. According to one teacher who attended the training, the handout originally listed “MAGA” as a form of “covert white supremacy,” but it was removed after public outcry. The principle, however, has remained: diversity trainers use the emotional overload of historical evils to justify the imposition of current dogma.
Even more cynically, diversity trainers such as those at Springfield Public Schools have begun to insist on a standard of “affirmative consent.” This means that teachers must not only accept the tenets of the training—in some cases even condemning themselves as white supremacists or oppressors—but also actively vocalize that acceptance. When one teacher said that he was “afraid to say anything,” Sullivan quickly shut him down, telling the teacher that he must think what an “underrepresented or under-resourced student [might] say of our fear of speaking up.” Remember: under the new ethics, disagreement is verboten; silence is transformed into an admission of guilt. “White silence” is a form of “white supremacy.”
Finally, after more than an hour of training, one white teacher, who was raised by a black stepfather began pushing back, asking: “Is the district saying that we should be Marxists?” He continued:
While I don’t think there’s a person in the room who doesn’t agree that this is an important topic that should be dealt with, the way that it’s being framed comes from Herbert Marcuse who took and stripped all of the economic policies of Marxist theory and turned it into [cultural Marxism]. . . . I grew up the son of a black man, he raised me to believe in Dr. King’s teachings. Dr. King did not teach the kind of vitriol that we see out of Marxism, [which] has a long replete history of countries being bigoted and prejudiced against others and then murdering millions as a result.
The diversity trainers, both white, were stunned. At first, Sullivan acknowledged the Marxist orientation of the diversity training program. “I know that that’s the roots, I’m aware of all that information,” he said. Then, perhaps realizing that teaching Frankfurt School Marxism in a Missouri public school could be controversial, he distanced himself: “The goal here is to take a stand against racism, it’s not to be totalitarian. . . . There’s not some big political agenda. It’s certainly not Marxism. It’s just let’s make sure that all of our kids are truly valued and celebrated.”
This is the tell. Many diversity training programs—and the political movement known as Black Lives Matter—operate on the principle of bait and switch. Following Marcuse, they predicate their rhetoric on the “emotional anchor” of racial suffering, then use euphemisms to make their political arguments. In the Missouri training program, the school district proposes “empowerment” as the solution, which sounds anodyne, even appealing. However, in the documentation, the district defines “empowerment” as training students to “refuse to accept the dominant ideology and their subordinate status and take actions to redistribute social power more equitably.” The district defines a euphemism with more euphemisms, but the deeper meaning is clear: that American society is white supremacist and must be replaced with a regime of race-based redistribution.
‘“Free speech” is a term that gets thrown around quite often these days. But what is it? And why is it important?
The freedom of speech is simply the ability to say, write, or otherwise express what you truly believe without fear of punishment or retaliation from the government.
This freedom is protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which states that “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech.” The authors of our Constitution believed it was very important to protect this freedom.
And for good reason.
Speaking is how you express your thoughts. So if government officials can force you to say things you don’t believe, you no longer control the content of your speech and thus lose the freedom to live consistently with the principles you treasure most.
Government officials who seek to control your speech are trying to control what you think and what you do. And that’s contrary to the very idea of freedom. Not only that, but it’s contrary to the dignity of the human person. Our thoughts not only cause our actions, they are the most personal possession we have.
While upholding human dignity is the most important reason to protect this freedom, it certainly isn’t the only reason.
If you want good ideas to have influence, you’ll support protections for the freedom of speech. The best ideas often come from the robust discussion and debate of many different ideas.
And this cannot exist without free speech.
What the freedom of speech is not.
Some might argue that the freedom of speech is just a piece of rhetoric used by those who want to say hateful things. But this is false.
Free speech is a right that every individual possesses as a human being created by God.
And this right isn’t just for those with certain beliefs. In fact, that’s the whole point. There are as many unique perspectives as there are people. Our ability to share our perspective with others is what free speech is all about.
As the Declaration of Independence says, “all men are created equal.” But this doesn’t mean that all ideas are equal. There will always be bad or even false ideas that we must address.
But the answer isn’t to shut down debate or silence the people sharing those ideas. The answer is more speech.
We can use our own speech to answer hateful statements with good and truthful ones. We can debate ideas we consider bad with those we believe are good.
No matter what, we need those with whom we disagree to be involved in the conversation.
Debate with our ideological opponents sharpens our ideas and may even allow us to see the truth in a new and unexpected way. Not only that, but our opponents’ right to free speech should be protected because they are human beings with dignity just like us. And if their right is taken away, then ours can easily be taken away too.
I would have been more surprised if the judge had gone Parler’s way. Me thinks the justice system in the USA just might lean a little to the Left in how it reads the law!
‘The judge in the Parler vs Amazon case has denied Parler’s request for a temporary restraining order against Amazon.
“Parler has failed to meet the standard set by Ninth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court precedent for issuance of a preliminary injunction,” Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein wrote in her conclusion.
Although the judge did note that her order was not to say that Parler didn’t have any substantial claims, but that “Parler has fallen far short, however, of demonstrating, as it must, that it has raised serious questions going to the merits of its claims, or that the balance of hardships tips sharply in its favor.
“It has also failed to demonstrate that it is likely to prevail on the merits of any of its three claims; that the balance of equities tips in its favor, let alone strongly so; or that the public interests lie in granting the injunction,” the judge concluded.