An address to be delivered in due course to audiences in Australia, for the sake of the nation and it's future. It contains various constructions from great speeches by other people.. as Demosthenes the great orator said.. "to be a great orator, one must study the great orations of others"
I am privileged to be here today, and will be addressing the Dignity of our citizens, the Direction of our Politics and the Destiny of our Democracy.
I stand here not as one who has anything to offer other than a humble life of serious reflection and patient observation.
I stand here with the shield of truth that makes the humblest citizen of all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, stronger than all that the hosts of error can bring against him.1
I can only offer the good news of peace, equipped with the battle helmet of national salvation in the enduring hope that at the end, in the end.. when the sun sets on this life for me..-I can look back on this moment and say with quiet confidence, that I have fought the good fight, and I have finished the race and I have kept the faith.
Now let us turn our attention to the situation of our beloved nation.
My constituency is.... despised, downtrodden, disenfranchised...etc.. (JJ speech)
Cicero.. "beast, fool" etc.
When there is Ethnic enmity, Communal conflict, Cultural competitiveness.
We have a problem:
While our youth is clobbering each other in King Street, bashing each other in Burke st, fighting each other in Flinders st and lashing out at each other in Lonsdale street in random violence...
We have.. a problem.
When a child, at the instigation of her mother, can display a poster in Swanston st calling for a new Holocaust against Jews.. but the mother is not charged..yet two pastors who point out the violent nature of a particular creed are dragged through just about every court in the land, are firebombed, are bled to financial death by the cuts and thrusts of a thousand lawyers...
When we enter the witness box we are asked to take an oath.. "Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you God?"...yet one these Christophobic lawyers, Brind Woinarski had the outrageous temerity to claim that 'truth' is not a defence!....
Yes.....we have a problem.
When a Jewish lawyer, Ron Merkel can say to Jewish judge Mordecai Bromberg,presiding over the case of Andrew Bolts articles about fair skinned aboriginals in the federal court of Australia, that -"this is like the beginnings of the holocaust"...
we have a problem in the arena of justice.
When one political party is scandalized by repeated reports of corrupt Unions, when officials are said to be using Union funds to lavish themselves with expensive prostitutes, and others are said to be perpetrators of the biggest case of corruption since the Rum Corps..
When the other sides noble office of Speaker of the house is tainted with the foul stench of sexual harrassment and though a married man with family, he is alleged to be making sexual overtures to a younger single man in his employ...
we have a problem
When a former Prime minister dies while having sex with his own sons ex girlfriend.... we don't just have a problem, we feel sick! 2
When these vile creatures victimize the vulnerable and devalue the voter to the level of an electoral commodity so they can maintain their self indulgent lifestyle- of Luxury cars, lavish apartments, licentious passions and lewd conversation....
we have a problem today!
When the prime minister makes a huge and irrevocable declaration that there will be no Carbon Tax under any government she leads..and then does a 180 turn after the election,
we have a problem with honesty.
When those same politicians try to force upon us a diabolical so called 'Anti Discrimination' bill..that does nothing BUT discriminate and victimize...
we have a problem that demands the people raise their voices! When the government is supposed to govern with the consent of the people..but that consent was given on the basis of an outright lie... such a government does not have the consent of the people and if it does not remove itself, it should be removed by the people.
It's easy to feel alarmed when our strength is being sapped by deficit financing indulged in too long, by federal paternalism grown too mighty, by power groups grown too arrogant, by politics grown too corrupt, by crime grown too rampant, by morals fallen too low, by taxes grown too high, by extremists grown too violent and whether our personal liberties are as firm and complete as they should be or by political promises proving too empty.
We have a treasurer who spends like a king on the revenue of a peasant and spends as if there is no tomorrow..If he keeps spending like this there will BE no tomorrow other than a tomorrow of unmanagable debt, unconrollable blowouts and a tomorrow where the current managable economic molehill becomes an unmanagable mountain of Everest proportions.
...We are in trouble.
When things like a Disalination plant blow out in cost, because of greedy demands by certain construction unions, and our children's economic future is sacrificed on the blood soaked alter of my Union way or no way, then we are well placed to be living out the words of that well known song.."Highway to hell".
When arrogant Union leaders brag about how they successfully intimidated employers and companies, they go home singing another song.."Another one bites the dust"....but because of this unconscionable conduct.. it is WE who end up eating dust because we cant afford to pay our food bill, because our water bill has skyrocketed into the stratosphere to keep some Union boss in the lavish lifestyle to which he has become accustomed at our expense.
When the only commandment that people follow is not the 10 noble ones..but the 11th ignoble one.... "Thou shalt not get caught!"...
...we are in trouble.
We can mount up to the stars scientifically, while we wallow in the slime morally. While our minds are in space but our hearts are in sodom, while we've conquered the atom but not mastered Adam,
...we are in trouble.
When people have translated Darwins "survival of the fittest" into the moral realm and today most seem to live by "The survival of the slickest"..
...we are in trouble.
We need to stop living ordinary lives in these extrordinary times. Our urgency needs to match the emergency.
The hour is late but not too late
The day is long but the sun has not yet set on our national dignity and liberty.'
Though the darkness is trying to extend itself so it's minions can continue on their long march through our academic and public service institutions a joyous morning is coming.. that will end the long night of our social degradation, moral compromise and political humiliation!
We are not going to win this battle with the callous or the cowardly or the cringing, but with the consecrated and the committed who are battle ready! This is not a fight for the frail or the fainthearted or the fragile...
We have a national body which is infected with political and economic gangrene. A dab with dettol won't do, We won't solve this with reformation, legislation or education, when you have gangrene you reach for your Makita electric chainsaw, plug the sucker in and perform an amputation!
We need to politically terminate these termites who are undermining our national health, and turf them out onto the ideological trash heap of didn't work, isn't working, wont work... and 'past use by date'.
Do we face Challenges? Yes..of course we do! Napoleon's army was on it's last gasp and about to give up when crossing the Alps...- to motive them, he had his band play the stirring strains of the French National Anthem.. with it's appealing tones ringing in their ears.."there were no Alps".
When Roosavelt found himself addressing the nation at the height of the great depression.. he cried. "We have nothing to fear except fear itself... nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."
It is not our intention to fade into retreat.
We refuse to sacrifice our sense of morality and decency on the blood soaked altar of a few peoples immoral sexual desperation, deviance and dark desires.
No.. we will not retreat, and in that resolute advance, we must embrace an inflexible resolve to put aside all those things which drag us down, impede our progress, because many people live as enemies of national renewal. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on selfish interests, but our citizenship is in the Australia of tomorrow.
But whatever were gains to me I now consider it loss for the sake of a renewed Australia. What's more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing that we can create a wonderful future, for the sake of which, I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain that future and be found true to this vision, not having a merit for my own sake, that comes from the law, but that which is through this glorious vision of tomorrow—the merit which comes from having influenced history rather than lined my pockets! I want to know that tomorrow.... yes, to know the rest and tranquillity of a happy nation and to participate in it's peace.
I've never heard a grand march of workers chanting 'the workers divided will never be defeated,'...no..they chant about being UNITED!
I suggest that our fundamental problem in Australia is in fact our whole system of adversarial politics and industrial relations. We have "Bosses" and "Workers" rather than dynamic teams of people. We have outsiders insidiously insinuating that the bosses only care about money and the workers are oppressed by them. Hard to imagine how a construction laborer is 'oppressed' when they are paid a base rate higher than many more highly skilled members of the community.. when they have so many allowances, their ultimate pay packet is enough to make a well educated teacher on say 60% of their pay... green at the gills.
As long as we are divided againt each other and are at each others throats and pockets..
as long as we incline our ears to ideological extremists who's only purpose is to destroy our society, line their pockets and run the show as puppets from Brussells...
as long as we listen intently to those who promise the sun the moon and the stars, but deliver only slavery, servitude and subjugation .. we will never be or become the Nation providence has destined us to be.
We are one, but we are many
And from all the lands on earth we come
We share a dream and sing with one voice:
I am, you are, we are Australian
and if Australia is ever to be a great nation, this must become true of us.
So....Let Unity reign.
Let unity transform the clashing dischords of communal conflict and cultural competition into a glorious symphony of social harmony and brotherhood.
Let Unity be our song, our uniform, our slogan, our motto.
In spite of the challenges and frustrations of today, I have faith in a new and vibrant tomorrow!
This is our hope...this is our faith. With this faith, we will carve out from the mountain of division and disjunction, a marvellous monument of Unity.
With this faith....we can cherish an optimistic hope for the future of our nation!
With this faith.... we can see in that great rock 'Ularu' a marvellous monument of hope.
With THIS faith..... (yet to be filled)
I know with all my heart, and am convinced that when Unity reigns, that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons neither things present nor things future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of our Nation and this hope for our future. **
Let Unity reign from the snow capped peaks of Kosiosko to the sunburnt plains of Kalgoorlie,
Let unity reign from the broad beaches of Broome, to the basking beaches of Bondi...
From Perth to Penrith, from Darwin to Deniliquin, from Melbourne to Maroubra, and from Hobart to Heathmont.
Let Unity reign from Brisbane to Broadmeadows and from Collingwood to Coonabarabran, and from Frankston to Forbes....
and when Unity reigns in EVery hamlet, every village, every town, suburb, every city of every state and territory... from our back yards to the outback, from every mountain and molehill, from the Bogong plains to the Baw Baw ranges to the Nullabor plains but most of all...let unity reign inside us! ***
And when UNITY reigns in our geography and our demography, . it will speed up that day when ALL of Australia's sons and daughters.. black men and white men, protestant and catholic, Jew and Gentile, Asian and Islander ....can all join together and sing with one united voice...
Australians all let us rejoice
for we are young and free
We've golden soil and wealth for toil
our home is girt by sea.
Our land abounds in natures gifts
of beauty rich and rare
in history's page let every stage
Advance Australa fair.
* a political adaptation of Phil 3:7-11. Paul was a great orator, even in print his words are inspiring.
** Adaptation of Rom 8:38ff
*** Adaptation of MLK jr "I have a dream" (part)
1. William Jennings Bryan
2. Sir Billy Sneddon