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Aux bien pensants

16 February 2019

9:00 AM

16 February 2019

9:00 AM

After the dry comes the wet

‘Remember, after the big dry comes the big wet,’ presciently warned  salt-of-the-earth South Australian farmer Peter Manuel in a moving commentary on Alan Jones’ 2018 Neville Bonner Oration, Drought-Proofing Australia. This was last October at the Annual National Conference of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy, with Tony Abbott introducing Alan Jones. Alan Jones has long been Australia’s foremost advocate of drought-proofing as proposed by those great visionaries, the three B’s, John Bradfield, Jack Beale and Aboriginal Ernie Bridge. This would turn Australia from becoming, as Manuel warns, a net food importer, into the breadbasket of at least Asia. The obstacle is our mainly republican politicians who prefer to waste money on buying votes or on massive financial disasters like the NBN. As Jones and Manuel  demonstrate, the politicians  prefer to have our water flow out to sea while unleashing a reign of terror on our persecuted farmers as if they were latter-day Kulaks. In addition to unbelievably draconian punishments for ‘offences’ like trying to give water or food to starving  animals, the despised ‘mum and dad’ farmers are subjected to satellite surveillance as if they were the alien people smugglers that Dr Phelps and Labor would put back into business. On Dr Phelps, why does the mainstream media keep on breathlessly reporting that someone or other with allegedly Liberal tendencies is going to stand, without questioning their extremist agenda and explaining why they are the preferred Labor/GetUp!/CFMEU candidate? And why do they only target those few MPs who are fully in touch with those who work and pay taxes or are self-funded-retirees? While we’re on GetUp!, don’t forget that admirable small outfit RiteOn! which on the smell of an oily rag saved several Coalition seats in the Queensland election.

Drought-proofing obviously goes hand-in-hand with flood mitigation, something which would have been so effective in North Queensland. The shocking disaster there more than justifies the Boot Brisbane campaign for a separate state —provided the  new politicians are made accountable. (Explained at change.org/p/david-flint-give-us-back-our-country) Incidentally, how smart were our ancestors at Federation? They designed  an effective and attractive weapon against flooding. This is that elegant house on stilts you see all over the north, the ‘Queenslander’. Why on earth don’t we do that now? In the meantime, how shocking it is that people have actually been given plans by the authorities to build on, of all places, flood plains, as reported on that must-read website, joannenova.com.au. They were told these would show properties at risk of being inundated only in a 100-year flood. And as for the hysterical weather reports that insist the floods are because of global warming or as they now say ‘climate change’, Jo Nova’s headline says it all: ‘Townsville floods again: 1881, 1892, 1946 and 1953. It’d be climate change if it stopped flooding’. Six weeks ago the Australian Bureau of Meteorology predicted this would be a dry month for Townsville. And yet, they’re daring to predict what’s going to happen well in the future with global warming.

You’d think Donald Trump was being advised by Tony Abbott. They’re both among the few Western leaders who reject open borders and world governance. And in his State of the Union speech — the best since Ronald Reagan —Trump seemed to adopt Abbott’s policy for paid leave for mothers to spend more time with the new-born. Having thus elicited a standing ovation from the Democrat women dressed in white as if they were latter-day Vestal Virgins, he took the wind out of their sails when he denounced post-abortion infanticide. The culture of death that activist judges long ago forced onto a reluctant nation hurts the poor and minorities more, not the elites. It’s said that the most dangerous place for an African-American is in Chicago or in the womb. The termination of life on the grounds of inconvenience is surely wrong.

Why do executives of public companies, who after all are only temporary managers of some entrepreneur’s brilliant past achievement, think that they’re entitled to appropriate the company’s prestige, income and assets to advance some  foolish agenda? Gillette executives recently joined the attack on the overloaded tumbrils of white heterosexual males. This elicited a superb YouTube response from Egard Watches,‘What is a man?’. Years ago I concluded Gillette razors were seriously overpriced. So I ‘joined’ Dollar Shave Club. Only by rejecting the goods and services of offending companies will self-important wet-behind-the-ears executives stop believing they’re endowed with the power to issue infallible rulings on anything and everything.

Prior to gentrification, Melbourne’s Richmond was a rough-and-tumble Labor stronghold, writes Phillip Adams. The town hall operatives ensured that if you were dead you weren’t — you stayed on the roll and voted Labor.This is a great ALP skill, as Gough Whitlam reminded Joe Riordan when he lost Philip in Sydney’s east, ‘Comrade, comrade, how negligent of you. To lose a seat in which there is not one but three cemeteries is unforgivable.’ The Liberal party doesn’t take Labor’s union-learnt expertise in election fixing seriously enough. They surely don’t think they’re better at it. Apart from the impersonation of the dead or living, the raw figures on multiple voting are kept secret. Probably bigger is the gateway for fraudulent enrolment, regularised when the High Court found in the GetUp! case that John Howard’s closing of the roll once the election is called to be in breach of some part of the constitution unknown to the founders or anyone else. Their reasons were only revealed months later just before Christmas when nobody noticed.

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