If we still believe in some concept of inherent human dignity, it’s precisely at moments like this that it matters. In the same way that human rights matter most when we’re sorely tempted to dispense with them, human dignity becomes most meaningful when we’re tempted to strip it; when we’re confronted with those we think least deserve it; when we’re asked to give it to those who have done something terrible or even denied that dignity to others. That may not satisfy our anger. It might even leave us disappointed. But it’s in that very tension that we discover the difference between vengeance and justice.
Waleed Aly for the Age 15.03.2019
Hi Walee! I have one burning question to ask from a pro-Chirstian perspective to a pro-Muslim perspective …has your primary wife been “fixed”? Surely, there is no greater dignity for a woman.
1. The unnecessary explicit sexual details that YOUhave chosen to include in this post are very telling.
2. Desist from speaking on behalf of women who have no respect to you, either.
3. Desist from collectivising women, and using them without their permission, as a vehicle to carry your spite. Speak for yourself, coward.
4. Perhaps, if you didn’t go around spreading misandrist, warped feminist propaganda, men would ignore your indiscreet parliamentary conduct and dismiss your inappropriate behaviour as just another green-commie misanthropic sell-out, instead of considering you a puritanical whore. Pick your poison, snake.
5. I’m curious as to how you’re going to censor “people who think degrading women is funny.” More 18cs and quotas? Implementing a thought police? Increasing oh-so-sensitive, would not hurt a fly, Islamic male entries into Australia? Positive masculine discrimination? Mass male incarceration? Mandatory castration? Euthanasia? Thank God your power is nothing more than a temporary illusion serving only to provide entertainment.
6. “Mayor Perry Will should be setting an example for his town.” So says the past-her-prime, promiscuous, thumb-sucking, obese senator who is setting an exemplary standard to young Australian girls: Eat everything, f*ck anything, whinge about everything, bully anyone who is sexually repulsed by you, threaten, censor, demonise, divide and convene Australia’s misfits and communists to lynch and control men.
7. “…I’m not going to sit by and be the punching bag…” You tell ‘em! Now go get your underage daughter to fight your battles for you. Don’t forget to add plenty of salt.
8. “…considering making a complaint that Mr Will had breached the local government Code of Conduct for Council Members.” You’re a snitch, as well as a coward.
A very special message to the “ABC for choosing not to publish the meme”: LOL!
The “What Do Politicians Really Mean,” WDPRM for short, is a quick interactive news translation for vote-newbies.
Recently, in a BBC interview, Malcom Turbull stated, ”…if you view this objectively….their [liberal National coalition] concern was not that I would lose the election, rather that I would win it.” BBC 08.03.2019
Malcom Turnbull, the disgraced ex-prime minister who was tossed out of his leadership role in 2018 for failing to be a leader and a conservative (but like dysentery, he keeps on returning), has today attacked the coalition, again. He states, “…the internal brawl in the collation over the coal-fire power is damaging the NSW conservative government’s chances of re-election.” Continuing, “You haven’t worked out how damaging it is?” MSN 15.03.2019
Translation: The Liberals and Nationals couped me out of the globalist hijacked coalition because I am a corrupt-to-the-core globalist puppet with delusions of grandeur. I am now in an ideal super-Machiavellian place which allows me to denigrate the party (hoping that this will make them lose the 2019 elections), whilst I propagandise my employer’s climate change agenda. Although my deflection and distraction tactics are as pronounced as my synostotic brachysephaly, I prefer to delude myself that my brilliant schemes are perfectly camouflaged and do a stellar job in disguising my narcissistic, deep-rooted insecurities and envy.
Impressive, Mr Turnbull. I would have never been able to detect the soft centred diarrhoea in your ingenious turd-nuggets. Keep up the great work.
Sometimes, I get the feeling that the globalists are stalking my site. Electronic scribbles “written with a thumb-nail dipped in tar” and amateur tripwires abound. The latest doodle I stumbled upon causing me to fall [insert winking face here] was Wikipedia‘s flag-waving definition appearing first on my site’s name search.
I wonder how the average working-class Aussie feels about being ridiculed in such a way when he or she searches for my site. I would image they would feel emotions of rage or irritation for being slyly mocked and manipulated without any effort to disguise! We no longer seem to have the right to be nationalists, to be proud of our nation and of our flag. And most certainly don’t have the right to criticise with honesty. Perhaps Google needs to make similar attempts to control other nationalistic peoples through malevolent links to demonstrate that they are indeed impartial.
I am curious to see how the jews would feel if Google denigrates them for waving their flag.
Or perhaps the globalists soldiers?
The Chinese ought to be treated the same, too.
Let’s not forget the blacks in America.
When is Google going to link sly definitions to these hotties?
Any globalist Google staff game enough to ridicule this dude’s nationalism?
My dearest shallow pools of greed and misery, everything has the potential to be weaponised and mocked. Even plastic toys can be deadly if thrust into people’s temples. The trick, though, is to do it in such a way as not to make a complete fool of yourself or to harvest. See below.
…I’m so lucky univarsety iz learnin me all about critikal thunking. I sincerely hope you appreciate my newly gained skillz.
The revision timetable was the topic of the week in one of my university subjects. Through meticulous detail, the lecturer explained how and when students should schedule their classes, study, work, essays and even play. The importance of setting hour by hour schedules for the each unit’s components was stressed: 1-hour block x3 for the reading component, 1-hour block for each lecture, various hour blocks for essay subcomponents and a just in case 1-hour block xX study buffer schedule just in case one falls behind. As I sat still listening to the lecture with feelings of mechanisation and incredulousness slowly sucking me in, a passage from Red Dwarf popped into my head:
And now he sat there, under the pink glow of his student’s table lamp, preparing to sit for the astronavigation exam for the thirteenth time. He found the process of revising so gruellingly unpleasant, so galling, so noxious, that like most people faced with tasks they find hateful, he devised a more and more elaborate way of not doing it in a doing it kind of way. In fact, it was now possible for Rimmer to revise solidly for three months and not learn anything at all.
The first week of study he would always devote to the construct of a revision timetable. Every hour of every day was subdivided into different study periods, each labelled in his lovely, tiny copperplate hand then painted over in watercolours. A different colour for each subject, the colours gradually becoming bolder and more urgent shades as the exam time approached. The only problem was this, because the timetables often took seven or eight weeks to complete, by the time Rimmer had finished them the exam wasalmost on him. He’d then have to cram three months astronavigation revision into a single week. Gripped by almost a deranging panic, he then decides to sacrifice the first two days of that final week to making another timetable, this time for someone who had to pack three months revision into five days.
So I laughed, loudly and wholeheartedly. It broke the trance.
At this point little background to my passion for planners is in order. like chicks of today, I love a good planner session. My colour coded felt-tip pens prompt an auto-smile every time I unzip my (planner-only) pencil case, where chocolate freckle treasures are lay hidden. Little queues of vivid colours clutched by tiny elastic loops inviting me to touch them. Faint whiffs of sweet vanillin from the sharpened pencils bring images of old books to the mind. Gleaming miniature brass icon stencils adding tinkles of glam and magic. Little smiling babushka doll post-it-notes always so happy to see me, whilst the undercover staple-pen and scissors-pen add a healthy dose of clever utility. A little treasure chest gleefully ready to be put to use in my Erin Condren planner aiding my lists, priorities, dates and lots of tick-ready boxes. Blissful joy.
Although I allow myself to plan like a 10-year-old, I recognise it for what it is – as an indulgent, fun pursuit, the equivalent of a nail polish or spice collection. And I’m not alone in this, the planner community is the first to admit it to be a hobby. So, what gives with the uni.
I suspect right-wingers reading this blog-post would dismiss this lecture to be one more sign of an infantilised culture and the lowering of standards in education existing today. Although I don’t disagree with these assertions, I do find them to be superficial. In my past jobs, I have used every conceivable planner system to exist. Some electronic, some paper, combinations, many I have conceived and adapted and then some. Through my planner experience, I have come to understand that if not careful, planning kills creativity, amongst other issues.
Another issue with planners is that they teach dependency. Marketed as peace-of-mind yielders, the gimmick does not divulge that once a planner habit has been established it enslaves its user. The, so called, peace of mind is achieved by draining the mind of all the prompts and reminders which normally swim in our heads and keep us alert and intellectually active. Do not underestimate the importance of those prompts, they have lived in our heads to thousands of years. A brain which has been relieved of all its micro-task reminders begins to distrust its own judgment and memory. The doubt is then tunneled to more scheduling and lists until every inane and inconsequential part of life is cataloged. Fitness tasks, shopping lists, meal plans, work goals, study goals, supplements and water consumption, daily routines such as washing your face and shaving, top 3 priorities, top 7 to-dos, low priority top 10 lists begin to populate the planner. Avid planners’ lists and tasks become so numerous that many foster numerous planners to keep track of all their lists. In fact, “I cannot rest until it’s in my planner” is a common complaint with those who adopt the planner lifestyle. They also admit that the prospect of losing their planners would be terrifying, as a planner contains their “whole lives”.
Due to the religious void that has been created in the West, the modern planner has also substituted confession, where failure to tick off your daily tasks or miss an appointment sit on your “today” page like missing beads from a rosary. Naturally, whenever sinning is present disappointment ensues so the planner becomes a self-policing tool which controls your lists and schedules via guilt.
If the dependency, self-surveillance and guilt tripping wasn’t quite enough, planners also has a tendency to limit spontaneity and creativity. Imposed time restrictions suppress innovation and productivity. Has anyone ever heard of a new formula being conceived during an exam? There are valid reasons as to why tertiary education tend to substitute exams and quizzes for essays and theses. Scheduled restrictions discourage in-depth reflections because it gives users a valid reason for superficial research and understanding. In fact, the lecture I was exposed to encouraged this very notion. Throughout history, the West’s greatest philosophers, mathematicians, scientists and writers ad-libbed their time, adapting as needed, they did not interrupt their flow or restricted their research into 1-hour blocks. The most interesting thinkers of today mostly reside on youtube and in blogs – for the first time in a century or more, these venues are allowing thinkers to dedicate their lives to reflection, time constraint-free. Corporations, governments and the academia, on the other hand, are laying the building blocks for a time oppressed world and the proof is in the pudding – they’ve created a world of mediocrity.
While surfing the net, I found an interesting little formula:
don’t know what field this formula was taken from, but it does encapsulate the essence of planners – a primitive Amazon AI, formulating and coding your life so that it can predict your next purchase before you through understanding your interests and then controlling the ads you are exposed to. Planners dehumanise us into predictable NPCs. Those who understand such a basic control tool can easily use it for the purpose of manipulation – simply add another schedule or taskbar to train us to do whatever the elites want us to do. Self-inflicted serfdom.
The last issue of the planner lifestyle is the illusion of time well spent they create. Viewing all your tasks marked off and every appointment ticked off gives dopamine hits. It makes you feel as though achievement of something important, as though one has accomplished something meaningful. However, truth be known, the person has only completed everyday tasks that would otherwise still be have been completed if they had not been listed in a planner. It is called living and if you don’t partake you die or get fired.
However, planners make sure to avoid listing the truly significant moments of our lives. Perhaps a funny joke you share with your wife which made her giggle and allowed you to share a blissful moment or the soft kiss you snuck on your sleeping baby’s forehead on your way to bed or a new way to approach a work-related problem on your lunch break whilst biting into a tuna sandwich. The important stuff, human interactions and serendipitous thoughts. The younger generations who have been seduced into the planner lifestyle, are being fooled into thinking that their lists are a substitute for their atomised existence.
Since planner evolution has significantly sped up in the past decade, I cannot dismiss that it has been, at least in part, engineered. However, the propeller behind the evolution has been the cultural and religious voids which now exist in the West. The survival instinct is deeply ingrained in all living things, as such, we have a propensity to pass it on to the things we create. Our thoughts, aspirations and inventions can take on a life of their own. As their creator, we speak the same language, so they can read our desires and adapt their progression according to them. Governments, academia, corporations, technology, the educational system are all examples of how man-made systems have taken a life of their own, initially evolving to satiate our (manipulated) desires, but later evolve to out-compete humanity. We must never forget that creativity and the family unit is what separated and made the West so great and no agenda can ever replace all that we have achieved and all that we are.
If science indicates that free-play helps animals, children and adults destress and problem solve, why do corporatists and their platforms discourage it? Trolling is the ultimate definition of adult free-play: free-flowing, interactive, non-committal and above all else, fun! So I ask myself, why would governments, and their minions, bogeyman the term and dehumanise debate instigators to iNazi looking to gas millions of users.
There is little doubt the most amusing internet free-players are right-wing “trolls,” as they don’t hide their ideology just as they can’t hold back their quips. Creative one-liners ooze out of them like larva oozes out of a volcano. They elevate weighty debates. They stimulate powerful emotional responses. They make online interactions engaging, to the point that it becomes almost impossible not to respond, and the left’s case, to report. Either way, they hook you in and force a reaction.
The political and cultural sparks set off by free-players initiate many more things. The interactions sharpen minds, finetune arguments and influence culture. Information carried by internet voices is challenging the status quo of most topics which affect our daily live. From multiculturalism to history, from fashion to finance, from music to house buying, from feminism to diet, from politicians to vested interests. As users expand their knowledge and skills, their whispers carry through, influencing others as they exercise the power of critical thinking. The flow of information, and the constant human filtering, is teaching people to recognise strawmen, distractions, propaganda, manipulation and cultural engineering. It is also emboldening them to transfer the ideas and arguments they developed online into their real lives. And our lives are becoming richer for it. So, again, I ask why would the corporatists and our governments want to make politics and culture less engaging? To answer, because they don’t want to transfer their power on to the people.
For the first time in history, we, the people, hold the power to create a democracy that has never been seen before. The internet has already proven how power is transferred to its users, the election of Trump has proven it. Is now beginning to break down the stronghold of other institutions and organisations such as universities, which are forced to offer online degrees to remain competitive. Mainstream celebrities are being challenged with ecelebritites, who have larger followings. Newspapers, malls and mainstream music are slowly, but surely, dying and being internet alternatives are flourishing. We’re at the point that no amount of censorship or propaganda or weaponised terminology has the ability to stop this flow — we’re too far in and the tentacles of reason and power decentralisation are now too numerous. Hate-speech laws, censorship, de-platforming, demonization of free-speech is only working in making us more resilient. Hysterical reactions, genocidal messages, menses discharge masks, and the everyone-except-my-virtue- signaling are fascists, have become internet free-play laughter fodder. We have become critics, journalists, commentators, reporters, comedians and philosophers. We are replacing the fake media and all of the slop-suckers attached to them. It is only a matter of time that “the enemy of the people” shall be demoted to historical trash soon to be forgotten. Trolls, through intellectual play, have weaponised humanity.
Trolls are making politics great again, their wit and memes are the new Oscar Wilde play. The fire they ignite steadily grows to illuminate the importance of freedom of speech. We are moving into a new horizon based on reason and democracy and there’s no stopping it.
According to Labor, the Liberals, and the Greens, everyone except for Labor, the Liberals and the Greens, are dividing the nation with identity politics tactics. But the truth is, they do use identity politics to gain votes, but have also fine tuned how to concealed their tactic by following the some basic rules.
1. Re-define reality.
2. Infantilise minds.
3. Promote the under-classes as the new super-classes.
4. Dehumanise, demonise and discriminate the majority of Australians.
5. Sectionalise and create quarrelling identities. Divide and conquer.
6. Use the struggle and noise created to further strip citizens of their rights.
7. Shame people who refuse to join the Borg.
8. Camouflage the hypocrisy.
9. Use minorties as human shields for self-protection.
10. Deflect criticism.
11. Create a bogeyman
12. If all modes of control fail then attack and destroy.
Australian politicians have become extremely adept at using identity politics and then covering their tracks with these 12 shallow rules because dividing a culture pays excellent vote dividents. However, in doing so they are also exposing themselves to excellent chances for treason charges by a populist who may rise in the future. I wouldn’t wanna be in their red, sparkly, tranny shoes should that happen…