No Shame

How short sighted and easily led some people can be was confirmed by the Australia Day protests and marches. While a recent poll found 76% of Australians are proud of their history, 87% proud of being Australian and 70% agreed about keeping the present Australia Day,  the left leaning groups obsessed with identity politics are so ashamed of Western civilisation that they are determined to foist its shame upon the rest of us.

No one denies that the Aboriginal people were treated badly by some  early settlers, but how many times do we need to apologise and compensate? Can’t they see that today things are quite different?

Most of the leaders of these protests are in one way or another funded by the very government they are so anxious to destroy. You may have seen an ‘aboriginal’ activist called Ms Onus Williams ranting at a “Warriors of  The Aboriginal Resistance”  (WAR) march on tv stating “We have not organised this to abolish Australia Day because  f…….k   Australia, f…….k Australia, I hope it f….king burns to the ground.”

Warren Mundine, a sensible aboriginal elder,  later said she was a hypocrite and a “hater” for she is an executive member of Victoria’s  Koorie Youth Council, which has received almost 2 million dollars from the State government since 2012. That council is meant to advance the understanding and appreciation of all things indigenous, and Mundine pointed out that the government should be much more careful about who it was funding.

Let’s admit that these days there are very many sensible hard working aboriginals who make their contribution to our society, but it seems that there are still too many influenced by haters like Ms Onus Williams, who swallow the drivel they spew out as though aboriginals are still being hunted down today, and these protesters are not only aboriginals. There are enough non aboriginal bleeding hearts who have fallen for this left wing propaganda too.

It seems that these people refuse to recognise that Australia is now the envy of the world for its peace, prosperity, equality of all and its freedoms, precisely because it was founded on the accumulation of Western civilisation brought with them by the British in 1788 – the latent values of liberty, toleration, religious plurality, economic freedom, the dignity of man, and the rule of the law based upon Christianity.

These were the gifts of British colonisation, which are still enjoyed today by many ex-colonies all around the world. We should not be ashamed of these blessings – we should rejoice in them, despite our imperfections, which is what Australia Day is about, and despite the left wing fifth column which seeks to undermine our society. Look around, the nations they would favour enjoy none of these blessings, for they are atheists. Psalm 14:1, ‘The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.’

Cometh the Hour Cometh the Man

After his first year it’s easy to dislike President Trump. His bad language, offensive talk about women, immigrants and foreign lands are crass and totally undiplomatic. His tweeting is unorthodox and immature, his bragging about being   “A very stable genius”  and  “Like, really smart”, naive, almost juvenile, but while the Republicans may cringe over his style, they love his confrontational hurt of the left /political/ media/ elites,  who have, for far too long, seemed immune to more civilised criticism and debate.

At the end of his first year we have to look past his obvious character flaws and the chaos that so often surrounds him, in order to see achievements which the left leaning media of course ignores – lower corporate and personal taxes, scrapping of fake climate and ‘man-made’ warming accords, tighter border control and falling numbers of illegal immigrants, fewer left wing judges in the Supreme Court, tougher on all forms of terror, action against rogue states and a growing economy.

Yes, he is withdrawing from being the worlds policeman, to concentrate on America, forcing Europe to take over more of that role and expand its military muscle, and compelling NATO to face up to burden sharing. His example, encouraged by Australia, has strengthened Europe’s anti-immigration attitudes and tightened their border control to some extent, while his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is pushing Europe closer to take on the leading role in the Middle East.

He has called out Iran for what it is, as a belligerent terrorist state and by his unstable and forceful rhetoric actually stirred the UN and China into stronger action against North Korea, bringing about its first talks with South Korea in years. He has been instrumental in defeating IS and has been willing to accept the advice of his Generals rather than insisting on his own extreme pre-election agenda.

All in all, the conservative Republicans must be quietly satisfied with the results, if not the style of Trump’s Presidency, recognising that as an American friend of mine said – “He is the man for the hour.” He also added,  “He is singlehandedly shaping world events to where they need to be to bring on the environment prophesied for the end of the age.”

I think those of us who are aware of Bible prophecy about the End Time would have to agree – e.g. Daniel 11:40-42, ‘And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab,  and the chief of the children of Ammon. [Jordan] . He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.’  

The king of the north is the coming dictator in Europe, called in the Bible the Beast. The king of the south is the ruler of an Islamic combine led by Iran. 

Australia Day

On January 26th, 1788, the first British fleet arrived at what is now Circular Quay, the first Western Immigrants to a continent which must have experienced wave after wave of immigrants of different tribal if not ethnic groups over the previous  ’60,000 years’.

Each wave would have pushed the previous arrivals further into the continent, dispossessing the earlier inhabitants, just as has occurred all over the earth. Eventually the different races interbred, creating the whole range of Australians we see today, some of whom claim to be aboriginal though they are obviously more than 90% white European.

One might ask why it is that it is those 90% white ‘aboriginals’ are the ones who are so determined to prove their aboriginality by protesting about January 26, when the pure bloods still living deep in the bush do not care about the dates of Australia Day, nor hold grudges against white Australians, according to indigenous politician Jacinta Price?

Alice Springs councillor Jacinta has been subject to a torrent of vile social media abuse from anti-Australia Day activists over her fight to keep the national day on January 26, including being wished a “painful death” and insulting her disabled nephew. She feels disgusted by these online messages and blames “middle class” Australians with [only] indigenous backgrounds,  for fuelling the cyber hate.

Indigenous leader and government adviser Warren Mundine described this abuse as “disgraceful” and described Greens leader Richard Di Natalie’s  claim that January 26 represents an “ongoing genocide” needing a renewed push to change the date of Australia day, as a joke.  “I’m with Australian communities every month and changing the date isn’t no. 1, 2,3,4,5th on their agenda,” Mr Mundine said.

“It is education, jobs, it is to get business activity happening, and to get better health care.”

Sadly, the only business activity many aboriginal activists seem to be concerned with is the millions of dollars the government pours into aborigines, and the financial royalties pouring in from the miners now that aborigines have been given one third of Australia, though they are less than 3% of its population. Where all this money goes few people know, but little seems to trickle down to the pure bloods in the remote outback.

Strange how these activists seem so keen on aboriginal culture but live middle class Australian lives, with all its advantages – good education, modern facilities, cars, health and social services. If what the aboriginals had before  26/01/1788 was so very good and the arrival of Western ways so bad and unworthy of celebration, why don’t they live in the bush in a humpy, as a hunter gatherer?

Come to think of it, having travelled right around Australia, I never saw any pure bloods do that either, so by their behaviour it has to be assumed that they much prefer the modern world with all of its benefits, if only the funds rolling in were used to create the jobs they so badly need.

If it hadn’t been the British who colonised Australia, would the activists prefer it to have been the Japanese, or maybe the Germans? Somehow I don’t think so, so perhaps we all have something to celebrate on January 26th after all?

Deuteronomy 8:10, ‘ When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you.’ NIV.

Real Manhood

None of us can have missed the worldwide attack on powerful men who have sexually harassed and assaulted women under their power, and rightly so.  As this wave of righteous indignation spreads around the world, no doubt there are many sexual predators quaking in their boots, just hoping that their victims remain quiet.

However, while this is just, the attack has spread beyond the guilty to masculinity itself, which has long been the target of feminists around the world. Renee Graham, a columnist in the ‘Boston Globe’  wrote  “Literally and figuratively,  TOXIC MASCULINITY IS KILLING US. Mass shootings. Domestic violence. Fatal fraternity hazing. Rape culture. Work places and schools turned into cesspools of sexual harassment and assault. This is not consigned to one race, ethnicity or socioeconomic level. FERAL  MASCULINITY  affirms itself every day through violence and domination.” (October  17 2017).

Note that Graham defines these acts as FERAL MASCULINITY. Some of us have called misbehaving children feral – but that does not mean that all children are intrinsically evil. No more than feral masculinity applies a to ALL masculinity though this Globe writer foolishly claims that masculinity is inherently toxic, with no more proof  than the offending celebrities!

This target of feminism is just one more attack upon the family (see our article ‘Satan’s Political Correctness’ ) as we will see, but it is without foundation because the actual cause is human nature rather than true masculinity.

These feminists make no mention of the cases where female teachers have been brought to court for seducing male students, but it often happens because we are all subject to human nature, Galatians 5:19, ‘Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality,’  Also there are far fewer females in positions of power and consequently less female abuse of males.

It is a fact too that males and females are quite different – males naturally stronger and females naturally more submissive, because they were designed with different roles, both in the family and in society, according to the Bible. Biologically too, the woman invests much more in reproduction than the man, and her preservation is more important to the survival of the species, hence the naturally protective role of the male once he has found and pursued the female, and she has selected him as her mate. We are all God’s creation – that was His plan and He gave His life as an example of the love and protection the wife should expect from her husband, Ephesians 5:22-25,  ‘Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.’     

 That kind of unselfish love is the exact opposite from the selfish lust and lack of self control which these powerful men exhibit because they allowed their human nature to run wild. But it is a big mistake to tar all males with the same brush and blame masculinity when to be truly masculine is to protect the opposite sex, avoiding even lustful thoughts, Matthew 5:28,  ‘But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.’ .……  1 Timothy 5:2, ‘Treat older women as you would your mother, and treat younger women with all purity as you would your own sisters.’ NLT.  On the other hand, women have an equal responsibility to avoid provocative attire such as a prostitute may choose for her own reasons.

Feminists would deny that women need protection or should dress modestly, or that mans role in marriage is to lead and provide, and today their success is reflected in adverts on tv which make men out to be clueless, derided  by their ‘superior’ wives.

Sadly, many men are so threatened by this aggressive feminism that they have abrogated their God-given masculine role and turned into wimps, when the real solution is to become fully and truly masculine as defined by the Bible, with the help of God’s Holy Spirit.

Only then will the family be productive and harmonious with well balanced gender confident children who understand their respective roles in their own future family and society, which reflects God’s plan to increase and extend His family based upon His eternal laws and His human creation.

The Curse of Multiculturalism

For years I have warned against the dangers of multiculturalism, until the countries of Europe have begun to admit that it has failed as a concept and brought only divisiveness rather than integration, and a form of apartheid rather than equality. But what many have not realised is that multiculturalism spawns victimhood, and victimhood spawns political correctness and political correctness spawns censorship which will not tolerate the truth, and so will ban our freedom of speech.

Let’s look at current examples for proof. In Australia no one can miss the harvest of gang violence, home invasions and daylight robberies brought about by Victoria’s Labour government which this year increased funding for multicultural affairs from $46.8 million to $51.1 million while their aboriginal multicultural funding rose from 33.5 million to 56,2 million .

Mostly Sudanese youth have been responsible for this violence, but Sudanese born people are less than 1% of Victoria’s population yet are responsible for 13.9% of robberies with violence. Meanwhile, Victoria’s politically correct elites and judges refuse to accept that there are even gangs who invade homes and insist they be called just networked offenders, while their police can’t recognise terrorism when they see it. The Andrews government bears responsibility because they have weakened the penalties for gangs, reversed the law which made breaching bail an offence, and even legalised the breaching of bail for anyone under 18.

So bail breaching by violent young Sudanese has gone through the roof and Victoria’s lax laws mean custodial sentences are now so rare that these youth laugh at the police, whose numbers have been frozen while the State’s multiculturalism tsar  proclaimed : ” The recent comments about residents too terrified to …. leave their homes ….  I have neither seen nor heard any evidence for this.”   So how come we have all seen the filmed evidence on television news?

The reason why the left wing elite have until now been blind to the bursting of the multicultural bubble across the streets of Melbourne, is that they have blamed such violence on the victimhood of the Sudanese youth, who have come from a violent war torn country with an Islamic heritage quite foreign to ours in Australia.

This victimhood in their eyes, demands that we empathise to the extent of funding them while allowing them to terrorise innocent people and adjust our judicial system to tolerate such violence. Such evil should have no place in Australia.

Multiculturalism spawns victimhood and encourages divisiveness which will tear the country apart if it is allowed to continue. All Australians should be equal and be treated equally, including aboriginals, but they too are cashing in on victimhood at the expense of national unity, through their ridiculous claims to the whole of Australia.

If victimhood spawns political correctness, what is the next curse we can expect? As usual we can look to Britain for that. There, Virgin Trains has just announced that it would no longer stock the Daily Mail as one of the papers it offers to its passengers due to their concerns over its stance on immigration, gay rights and unemployment.

The politically correct ‘Stop Funding Hate’ campaign has lobbied large companies like Virgin to stop advertising in newspapers whose editorial line it disagrees with,  and some companies have already apologised for advertising in the Daily Mail. Censorship of the freedom to speak, write or publish  our beliefs freely is the next curse we can expect and I’m not referring to hateful speech, but the expression of the sensible opinions of the average person such as reads the Daily Mail, which has the largest circulation of any newspaper in Britain. People buy it because they agree with it.

This curse will come to Australia, and may already have arrived on the back of gay marriage. Significantly, this was prophesied in the Bible over 2000 years ago, Isaiah 29:20-21, ‘For the ruthless will come to an end and the scorner will be finished, Indeed all who are intent on doing evil will be cut off;  Who cause a person to be indicted by a word, And ensnare him who adjudicates at the gate, And defraud the one in the right with meaningless arguments.

The End of Computers?

It was not that many years ago that life was very different before computers. As a High School teacher I remember the time when the only computer in the school was in the office, and the teachers were sent on a course to learn about them. Before that, almost every job had to be done by hand and records were kept in paper files.

Thousands of people were employed as clerks. Nowadays the computer has replaced all these workers and my son, who is a mine surveyor, tells me that the huge trucks used to transport the iron ore in the mines are driverless, as are the trains which deliver the ore to the ports. Even the drilling machinery in the mines is controlled by people hundreds of miles away in an office in Perth.

Recently, reports tell us that mens jobs are easier to automate than womens jobs because they often involve social empathy, interpersonal skills and creativity, such as receptionists, midwives, nurses and child-carers.

Out of seven hundred occupations 12 were found to have a 99% chance of being automated in the future, and many hundreds more were in the 80-90% chance of automation. These jobs are fast disappearing!

Robotics are rapidly replacing human workers, and each robot in places like car factories, replaces 5.6 workers. It has been suggested that robots should therefore be taxed and the funds used to retrain or financially support those replaced.

In modern factories today it can be hard to find a human worker among all the busy machines, all controlled by computer technology.  Farms, which in days gone by employed 15 men,  now manage with one or two men and huge, costly, computer controlled machinery. Eventually it is thought that governments will have to step in to implement a guaranteed basic income for all those redundant workers.

Well, they may think that, but God, who does not dwell in time or space as we do, knows better. In fact His word shows us that human life is not really about materialism, mass production and profits, which has led to huge gaps between rich and poor, pollution, oppression and even war. Human life is really about relationships, families, our environment and our purpose.

That is why a huge change lies ahead at the coming return of Jesus Christ. The earth itself will be totally restructured at His arrival. Rather than 10% of its land area being currently arable and 90% taken up with huge deserts, mountain chains and,  concrete and snow, the figures will be reversed so that 90% of its increased  land area will become fertile and productive, and climate change will bring rain in due season everywhere. Gone will be huge factories and industrial pollution. Materialism will be replaced by true education which will lay emphasis on relationships and the laws which bring real success, peace and happiness in life.

Life will become much simpler, more attuned to families and much smaller scale craftsmanship rather than heavy industry. Without high technology and computers, huge numbers of jobs will be created in both industry and agriculture. Following organic natural farming methods the smaller mixed farms where both animals and crops are raised, will become much more productive, our impoverished soils will be restored, the food grown health giving once more, and most people will retain a connection to the land rather than live a life divorced from reality in some huge metropolis.

The result will be happy families who work together, as they used to do long ago, a simpler but richer lifestyle where people live together in smaller communities in peace and prosperity, in a world which will gradually be restored to Eden like conditions.

Isaiah 41:15-20,  ‘Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff. Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the LORD, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel. When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together: That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.’ 

Isaiah 30:23-25, ‘Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, that thou shalt sow the ground withal; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures. The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear the ground shall eat clean provender, which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan. And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.’ 

An Enemy we Dare Not Name

Last weekend in the ‘Weekend Australian’ appeared an article by associate editor Chris Kenny which revises the points I have been proclaiming for some years. The article was entitled ‘Dance With An Enemy We Dare Not Name’ and here is a condensation -

” The Islamist extremists are winning. Victory is unlikely and, in any event, a long way off but their immediate aims are being achieved, if not in the battlefields of Iraq and Syria, then at least in the democracies of Europe and the Western world.

The signs are ominous in Australia, where 15 years after the Bali bombings this is the enemy whose name we are too often too timid to mention. The extremists have us second-guessing the cultural superiority of our Western Liberal democratic model and have conjured a collective and misplaced guilt among us about the treatment of Muslims.

From the fundamentalist preachers to the bloodthirsty terrorists, the ultimate goal of Islamist extremists is simple: global islamic dominance. To achieve it they need to weaken and harm the West, fuel Muslim grievances and assert their cultural power through demographic changes and political influence.

They loathe our tolerance, freedom of expression and plurality. Yet skilfully use these Western strengths against us as they subvert our ways by convincing many of us that we are to blame for their atrocities. We  can see the Islamist success in shaping this narrative around us.

The Palestinian cause is used as a constant irritant. Just this month…. we saw the UN General Assembly vote by an overwhelming majority to condemn the US for recognising the obvious reality that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. And after I argued last week that Melbourne’s Flinders Street horror was an Islamist terror attack – - because that was the motivation sited by the Afghan-Australian attacker – anglican priest Rod Bower described my comments as “poison” that could “drive fragile psyches over the edge”. See what he did there – it is always our fault  ……

After the Martin Place siege in Sydney and the Flinders Street attack,  police and media downplayed terrorism but talked up mental health issues ….

As bollards go up in our cities are we to believe this is to protect us from the mentally ill or the drug addicted? ….

But if the attack is perpetrated by a Muslim immigrant who specifically sites Muslim grievances, the public ought to be told immediately that there are indications of a terrorist motive ….

When Curtis Cheng was assassinated in an Islamist killing at Parramatta the police hierarchy told the public … that there was nothing to suggest terrorism yet the attacker had yelled “allah akbar” at the scene before he was shot dead.   …

The triumphalist and resentful elements of the faith that are shared by the mainstream but taken to violent ends by the extremists… This is the core of the debate … do we need to accept that the islamist  aim of disrupting our society by targeting infidels and innocents cannot be truly defeated until the ideology itself is exposed, confronted and eradicated ? “

I think most of us can see that the state is hiding from the facts and cannot face up to the problem which is apparent all over the world. Most Muslims desire peace and play down the Koranic texts which inspire violence and terrorism, but they are there, and that is the problem, but the real reason that the West is experiencing this in our midst, is found in the Bible, in the book of Leviticus, 26:14,16. ‘But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments…I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror…’   We have rejected God’s Laws, even denied God exists, and we are paying the penalty.