CHAINS or LIBERTY
Martin Luther King Junior spoke about the Life of the negro being "sadly crippled by the shackles of segregation and the chains of discrimination".
A few hundred years ago a Blacksmith who made the best chains in the region was arrested for committing a crime. He was chained up by the authorities. He believed his expertise in making chains would enable him to find a weak link and set himself free... until he realized that he had made this chain....himself.
Let's talk about the ECONOMY. (Victoria, Australia)
We might not know the beginning or the end of it.... the up or the down of it, but we DO know the NOW of it..
-Chains of crushing credit card debt,
-Our dwindling dollars of desperation and jangling cents of economic despair.
-Relentless pursuit by the banks that make you feel like a pray item on some predators menu.
-Fees and Charges of every kind,
-Final Notices from the Energy companies.
-Repeated calls from callous debt collectors, usually in the months following Christmas.
Politicians can yabber about a bright future, about a fractional improvement in unemployment figures, but if you worked for Holden Ford or Toyota those words don't mean squat for your today!
We must be liberated from this depressing destructive landscape of economic devastation!
Values have plummeted to unprecedented depths, Taxes have risen, Governments of every kind face a serious curtailment of income, but the demand for services is relentless... we are surrounded by the withered and withering leaves of failed and failing industrial enterprises, Farmers cannot find markets for their produce and the savings of many years by thousands of families are gone!
While Daniel Andrews and his loud but misguided splinter group minions out in the East babble on about a Doncaster Rail Link , and Dennis Napthine blusters about the East West link, we now find there's a huge $400 million MISSING link in our treasury as Andrews has to pay compensation for work done on EW Link and does a sidestep on the Doncaster Rail project and wants to dig up Swanston Street for the next 10 yrs.
Victoria's Debt, including unfunded liabilities , even by best estimates is around $50 billion dollars. The interest on that debt and those liabilities is around $500 million per YEAR!.. you can buy a lot of health care, education and social security with a spare $500 million per year!
We don't need information about how these bozo's are going to spend MORE... we need liberation! and spending less.
During the Global Financial Crisis, you heard the word "Stimulus" a lot. When ever you hear that word.. RUN as far and as fast as you can! It comes from something called Keynesian Economic theory, Borrow from inside the country, ..Spend inside the country.. Stimulate your internal economy.. there will be a Multiplier effect....
- increase aggregate demand ,
- people buy things,
- factories are full of workers and
- the economy rises to utopian heights of glory and the Millenium has arrived!
RUBBISH! as a Labor voting Maths professor so succinctly put it "Keynesian Economic theory only works in a closed system".. which is maths speak for.. "When you can control all the relevant factors and you are not vulnerable to outside forces or overseas competition.. it works."
-But we DON'T control all the elements of the Economy.
-We DO have huge competition from overseas interests.
-We are borrowing from OUTside the country to stimulate our economy. (according to a senior Victorian Treasury dept official with whom I had a conversation)
-This means we inject borrowed overseas money into the economy, (Debt) people buy more things, but those things are imported from overseas (more Debt) and this just forestalls the ultimate day of reckoning when our balance of trade becomes like a chain or a straightjacket and they put all of us into padded cells because we try to bang our heads into a brick wall because nothing makes sense any more!
We must be Liberated from this lunacy! and adversarial competitive politics has never, is not, and will never deliver that to us!
Let's talk about our SOCIAL situation
-We have politicians and public servants scrambling for relevance about Domestic violence, but they are only attacking the symptoms, not the disease! People are violent toward their partners because of what's inside, not outside!
-If you teach children that the only thing to believe in is that there is nothing to believe in.....don't be surprised if they feel they are only accountable to their own feelings and emotions when they are adults!
You can splutter on about human rights till Christmas in the year 3000, but that only informs the mind, it does not shape the will or renew the heart.
-If you raise a child where the word NO is absent without leave, missing in action, then the child might hurl his wheatbix on the ground when he's little, but he'll hurl his children or wife off Westgate bridge when he's old.
It's time we were liberated from these twilight zone psychology chains and lala land sociology shackles!
There is one more reason some men of a particular religion are violent towards their wives and women. They are taught that Allah authorizes the man to 'beat' his wife if he suspects her of improper conduct where advising her doesn't fix her...then we have a problem that no amount of psychology nor an army of social workers can redeem.
We see inroads being made from outside, -the chains of foreign legal systems, Sharia law for example. Sneaking into our Financial institutions, polluting our so called Human Rights commissions and infecting and insulting our Culture. We are repeatedly told to sit down and shut up, and that to speak up about these divisive trends is.. divisive, but that makes no sense whatsoever. It makes no more sense than a black pot calling a black kettle 'black'.
So we have decided to end this silence and stamp out this apathy, and stir up some much needed action. We will stand up, speak out and make our voices heard on the highways, the byways and from the rooftops!
When you are going to rebuild an apartment on an old residential site, you must first demolish the old building, clear it away, and then you can rebuild!
Let's talk about our Moral Situation.
Marcus Tulius Cicero once said: The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.
Which one.... are you ? Walter Lippmann described 'the masses' as a 'bewildered trampling herd' that needs to be guided by an intellectual elite.
Unfortunately, the so called psychology of today leaves me thinking that psychologists have a lot to answer for! Claiming to be wise, they became fools when they swallowed the prevailing orthodoxy trotted out by tripped out professors like Dr Timothy Leary from the 60s and other culpable contemporaries like Dr Peter Singer who gives us mind numbing, soul crushing cruelty ... with his covert academic operatives in the Melbourne and Monash Universities.
He is 'professor emeritus' of the Melbourne University "BioEthics" dept... he founded the "Bio Ethics" school at Monash... This is the man who speaks about 'zoophilia' ie.. Bestiality in terms of "If the animal is not harmed he can't see the problem". He also speaks about 'post birth abortion'.. most of us in common-man common-sense land call that MURDER! But if you put half the alphabet after some drongo's name, call him 'Dr' and appoint him to some high educational position... suddenly he is supposed to have the credibility to turn murder into mercy? I don't think so!
It's time we were Liberated from these chains of academic darkness!
If our overall social situation is to be rebuilt, we must first redeem it from the ravages of ruinous academic nonsense and the reckless economics and vested interest of people who have given in to their primal instincts for self glorification and self gratification at the expense of all others!
- We need lawyers who are more concerned with justice than a judgeship. (Debbie Mortimer.. 'truth is no defence')
- We need doctors who are more concerned with public health, than private wealth!
- We need public servants who care more about serving us than saving themselves or passing education funds to their family and relatives via false invoices for work not done!
- We need teachers who teach for life and not just for a living!
-We need firemen who put out fires rather than put away wealth!
-We need paramedics who follow their calling rather than doing the appalling and defacing the windows of OUR ambulances to add more of our money to their private bank accounts.
I know that to say all this will not ratchet up my popularity or put me higher on the Christmas card list of a lot of people.. I DON'T CARE, this is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly! Nor need we shrink from honestly facing the conditions in our country today!
The only way we can rise up from the quicksand of cringing, cowering defeat is to recognize our situation, to know the worst of it and take measures to manage it. Irrational Unreasonable unjustified fear will keep us it's prisoner as long as we let it! Only when we take the first steps up with our heads held high, standing tall, with inflexible resolve and undaunted spirits will we have dignity for our people and a destiny we can be proud of for our Nation!
This kind of talk might see me hip and shouldered by the cross winds of scandalous competing political and private interests, and it might see me in the cross hairs of the more radical among them, but fellow Aussies, we are at a CROSS ROADS and I am speaking in a way that should evoke the right choice of turn left, turn right or go straight ahead, but one thing is for sure, we cannot go in three directions at once!
A great man from who's life we date our history once said.. "What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his own soul"... and we would be well advised to heed those words on a personal and national level.
Patrick Henry said in his history changing speech to the Virginia house of Burgesses in 1775
"I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past." I don't need some self absorbed academic to tell me to go right or left.. I have a brain!
Academics sit in their high seats of our society and regard us as a large bewildered herd that needs 'them' to set us straight. But John F Kennedy once said "If we make a peaceful revolution impossible, we make a violent revolution inevitable!"
I am hearing not one, but many parental and grandparental voices from the past, people who have lived long lives and learned much about life, who have seen the outcome of going this way or that..., telling my heart that we are on the wrong track, and I believe them!
Perhaps it's way past the time when, instead of these so called academics telling us how things should be, as they follow the latest intellectual fashion trend, we should be telling THEM how it should be! Common sense is a valuable commodity and the higher you go up the ladder of learning..the shorter the supply seems to be!
Henry said in the same speech "Is life so sweet, or peace so dear, that we would purchase it at the cost of chains and slavery??? Forbid it Almighty God!.... I know not what course others might take, but as for me....give me liberty or give me death!"
Mario Saveo spoke these words on the steps of Sproul house at the University of Califorinia, Berkely
There's a time when the operation of the machine of state becomes so odious, it makes you so sick at heart that you can't take part! You can't even passively take part! And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus -- and you've got to make it stop! And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it -- that unless you're free the machine will be prevented from working at all!!
Ronald Reagan made a speech called "A time for choosing" in which he said:
"We are at war with the most dangerous enemy mankind has ever faced in his long climb from the swamps to the stars.. it is said, that if we lose that fight, and in so doing lose this way of freedom of ours, history will look back and remark with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose, did the least to stop it happening!"
We need freedom and liberty and we need them NOW! When the defense of liberty, equality and fraternity require our availability, many people develop a sudden disability. Do you respond to a cry by setting a course to your first port of call -Denial? "That's impossible, it can't be happening"
How about Denigrating the messenger? "You are just a scaremonger, you're divisive"
or perhaps Deflection? "You are an extremist!"
or Distraction "But the Pies and the Dons are playing in the Grand Final",
This kind of brattitude will bring on the Grand Final of all Finals........
If we do not learn quickly to be taxed more and served less for a few years, we will end up in a Godzilla like black hole of budget fundageddon. When that day comes, -and it is coming unless we wake up and wind back our excesses,.... the seekers will reform for a special event, they will sing to 23 million sad and sorry faces.."The carnival is over... we have said our last goodbye!"
Today, in the name of the Australian people, we reclaim economic sense and balance, today, we reclaim moral direction, today we reclaim the future and refuse to allow it to become a tragic aborted victim of a thoughtless today! We reclaim freedom from misguided Left wing repression... Today, we reclaim liberty from socialist and communist intolerance and Right wing selfish exclusion. Today, we reclaim our humanity irrespective of the color of our skin.
Martin Luther King concluded his dream speech with these words:
When we let freedom ring from every village and every town and every city of every state.. it will speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, protestants and Catholics can all join hands together and sing in the words of the old Negro Spiritual.. free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty we are FREE....at last!