Some people are starting to see comparisons with previous times as unrelenting ideological rigidity takes over from common sense in weaving Australia’s future social fabric.
…anarchy is loosed upon the world
I write to encourage Civil Liberties Australia in the stand against excesses of the present regime in Australia.
The regime is adopting Nazi-like responses; knocking the intelligentsia (burning books), repetitive speeches (brainwashing instead of informing), creating non-existent enemies to scare people so they can then come in as the saviour, and de-sensitising reactions to those considered as ‘outsiders’.
This last tactic was particularly illustrated by Scott Morrison’s rhapsodic view of India in relation to the 157 asylum seekers.
Clearly his 5-star hotel view of India was different from my own experience of seeing starving children kicked out of tourist buses for begging, hundreds of low caste families scouring through rubbish dumps for subsistence, young boys touting for business to carry cases at three o’clock in the morning (how are they protected against sexual abuse?), thousands of hollow-eyed men waiting patiently to get a turn of sleeping under cover at the airport terminal. What is the disgrace of getting away from starvation and homelessness, Scott Morrison?
The unedifying performance of Barnaby Joyce on Q and A in refusing to have an opinion about the atrocious war in Gaza is further evidence of their moral destitution. I wonder if he would have an opinion if Indonesia invaded the Northern Territory and proceeded to settle it with Indonesians?
The people of Australia need to realise that nothing, but nothing, is worse than war. It devalues all the things that communities work for: social services, infrastructure, economic management, family units, personal possessions, etc and that all wars are facilitated by the behaviors exhibited by Tony Abbott, Barnaby Joyce, Eric Abetz and Scott Morrison.
I believe that WB Yeats’ poem ‘The Second Coming’ – written in 1919 just after World War One – is an accurate description of the present social climate being created by these men, who should be stopped.
Extract from the Yeats’ (left) poem:
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
– Doreen Moulds, CLA member