‘Woke’ Australians sharing concerns about Australia’s future on ‘Reddit forum’

Do Australians care that their country is turning into an authoritarian police / surveillance state?

by kindesflaye

Warrantless strip searches, silencing whistleblowers / journalists, de facto bans on protesting or assembling (this might not be the best example, see another one I posted below in the second edit), working toward prohibition of boycotts, widespread rollout of CCTV and facial recognition, removing people’s access to encrypted data, the outright sale of publicly-owned land or assets to China, etc.

These are all things that’ve happened in the last couple years — we won’t even get into the prior years / decades of slippery-slope erosion of people’s rights or the increasing prevalence of cameras, fines, regulations, searches, etc. From what I see on the news / hear on the radio, there’s very little criticism of these sorts of policies. The mainstream view of what it means to be ‘Australian’ seems to push (without openly saying it) for a blind acceptance of any and all police or regulatory infringements into people’s personal lives.

I’m surprised we don’t see more journalism seeking to establish correlation between all these increases in gov’t infringement and the growing coziness between politicians / regulators and the corporate lobbies and foreign interests they deal with… primarily China, Big Coal, and the mining industry.

I’ve only lived in Australia for a few years, but even in that small span of time, I’ve noticed so much of a progression toward authoritarianism that it’s a little alarming. Why is it that this isn’t really discussed by your average Aussie? Do people not care? do they support authoritarianism?


AustraliaMatters comment – Good to see 1,200+ ‘woke’ comments on Reddit.com’s Australia forum thread today. CLICK HERE to read more and join the discussion.

 

Muslim jailed 18 months for complaining about Australian Church loud speakers

18 months jail for upsetting Islamic free-loaders.

(AustraliaMatters) Yes, click-bait title, but can you imagine getting 18 months jail for complaining, in private, about loud Islamic Mosque’s speakers in Australia?

Would holidaying Aussie’s in Islamic Bali (Indonesia) get thrown into jailed if they were overheard saying the same?

Yes, that free-loading Indonesian country that’s taking another $582.6 million of our Aussie tax dollars between 2018-19 … has done just that to a Buddhist-Chinese woman only known as, ‘Meliana’. Read more ABC news

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“Unproductive” smoking under threat, while unproductive praying OK?

(AustraliaMatters) It’s been 10 years since I was a full time smoker. It’s been just as long since I had a smoke at work.

Been awhile since I prayed at work too. The two times I tried, it was for a pay-rise and my own special room where I could have a nanna nap during my hour lunch break. I received neither.

Today the MSM are promoting a puff piece about banning smoking at work. Story goes on about how much money Australia is losing to those that sneak a durry during work hours. Why is that the so called governments business? They going to get involved in toilet breaks next? Do we work for the re-representatives, or do they work for us?

Of course the old health issue was thrown in. Look, if people want to stuff up their health, at work, or elsewhere, that’s their right. Do we ban healthy sky and scuba divers … sports people etc, because what they do is dangerous and they might end up on the tax payer funded disability pension for the rest of their lives? No.

We, even the smokers at work, pay taxes for a reason, and that reason involves paying for our medical system. The so called government is cranky because it wants more of our taxes for more of their projects … you know, like buying the latest killing weapons and technology. And they say smoking kills?

I have no ciggy butts in the fight, but if it happens, the health dictators better make sure work places also reclaim the fax rooms from those that mess the furniture up twice everyday. Its only fair, because after all, it’s ONLY (cough cough) about ‘productivity’ after all, right?

The yanks know what I mean.

“Let’s say I’m on an assembly line with 10 people, and two of those people take an unscheduled break. Everything stops. Those two people might be using five minutes but the other eight are standing there waiting for those five minutes”

related: smokers that lived to be 100+

Who said it, who had it, who wanted it, and who didn’t.

If history repeated, would you notice? Who said the below..

“I want a cold-blooded calculation made as to how it would pay to use poison gas … One really must not be bound within silly conventions of the mind whether they be those that ruled in the last war or those in reverse which rule in this.” Specifically he proposed: “We could drench the cities of the Ruhr and many other cities in Germany in such a way that most of the population would be requiring constant medical attention … It may be several weeks or even months before I shall ask you to drench Germany with poison gas, and if we do it, let us do it one hundred per cent. In the meantime, I want the matter studied in cold blood by sensible people and not by the particular set of psalm-singing uniformed defeatists which one runs across now here now here now there.”

Answer

US recently claimed sarin gas was used by the Syrian Government on it’s civilians. Really? What a load of BS. Who had it, but didn’t use it in the past?

… A…scientist had stumbled onto the nerve agent while experimenting with compounds in an attempt to kill beetles. The…military built a sarin factory in 1943. Officers pleaded with….to use it. He didn’t. Why? Over the years, historians (armchair and scholarly) and psychologists have speculated that maybe….didn’t use sarin because he was a victim of a mustard gas attack in 1918, during World War I, and knew the misery of such weapons …

Answer

Our hero’s wanted to use it, while the villains actually didn’t. Who are the real villains? Truth is stranger than fiction.

2015 vs 1984: Council Drones In Your Backyard

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(AustraliaMatters) A non-third tier of government, also known as “local council”, is playing Big Brother again and setting a precedent for law enforcement to follow.

The Gold Coast Murdoch rag called the GCB reported that swimming pool safety fence contractors (business’s with ABN’s, and not sworn police officers) are taking to our skies with their drones to invade our backyard privacy without search warrants — the excuse — looking for pool fence violations.

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Un-fenced canal fronts, legal.

QLD Council Logic: Un-fenced pools deeper than 30cm illegal – Un-fenced dams, oceans, rivers or canals deeper than 30cm, legal.

The days of the council themselves using common courtesy, knocking on doors, and asking permission, seem gone.

When the police want to search your backyard, they need a court issued search warrant — but an un-sworn contractor (maybe a pedophile or thief in his off hours) can supposedly fly their HD video camera drones filming around our backyards with the full blessing of a council run by an un-elected CEO?

That’s the way the story reads – the drone operators have been given the full blessing from a council, with an ABN, and CEO that’s paid more than the President of the United States of America.

Councils aren’t even a third tier of government in the Australian Constitution – never passed two S128 Referendums on the matter – what a fricking joke — being trespassed and shat upon by NGO corporations.

related: Council to open locked gates, walk into private backyards while no-one is home and “check for dogs”

Australia-ME (Mid East) v2.0


1958 Australian film: ‘Smiley Gets A Gun

(AustraliaMatters) Geez, we miss the old melting pot Australian cultural days, when our responsible children owned guns and even took them to school.

Fast forward to 2015: News from re-engineered multi-religionism Australia — tax payers to be slugged $18+ million to protect 54 multi-religionism schools from “terrorist attack or ethnic violence”.

What went wrong, Aussie? Who or what have we changed for? Who or what diluted our Smiley Australian culture?

“Half the schools are Islamic and Jewish”

Islam has Mecca, Jews have Israel. What do we Australians get?

Yes, welcome to the new Australia-ME (Mid East) v2.0 where thousands of years of foreign bitter war, hate and terror have been transplanted and grafted onto our Smiley cultural vines.

Thousands of years and still no peace.

Given enough time and fertilizer (our submissions) we’ll all be living under, behind or near iron domes, apartheid walls, barbed wire, military checkpoints, divided roads and zones for separate groups.

All in the name of some guy in the sky sitting on a cloud that never comes down to the footy or cricket with us.

An Abbott in our Hay Stack

“Those who would give up Essential Liberty, to purchase a little Temporary safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety” -Benjamin Franklin

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No ID required.

(Australia Matters) While Tony and his mates take more of our liberties, real terrorists head down to the local electronics shop or eBay and buy cheap $80 disposable WiFi computer tablets.

Quick trip to McDonald’s and or other free open wifi spots and they get their communications through anonymously. Meanwhile the rest of us at home, work, school are having all our ISP metadata collected and tied to our real ID’s and address’. Either free anonymous WiFi access has to be banned, or Tony and his 1984 crew need to stop crawling the majority for needles that aren’t in the same hay stacks.