Is A Softening Up Process Underway In Australia?

“Regardless of the outcome of the current COVID-19 crisis, the message is clear: Australia must remain poised for severe disruption” – quote from linked article from Australian ABC News

A few weeks ago I shared what I now fear was a leak of information made as a softening up process for the Australian public to coax us into a mindset to accept a huge government program of investment in national security and a beefing up of our military and civil defences against external attack by hostile forces.  Well, actually I had similar qualms back then but left them unexpressed, simply providing the online link. Any response was underwhelming. I cant just leave it at that this time.

My fear is now strengthened  by more information leaked from the same source with a different ‘front’ person, another ‘concerned’ non-government, non-military citizen linked to the same national security thinktank as earlier and making similar yet more desperate pleas for something to be urgently done.

Have a read for yourself – I will have more to say after this: “Defence has imagined modern warfare and Australia is not prepared” – ABC News

Let me say where I am coming from.  

I have for years now subscribed to the view that there is an inevitability that Australia will soon, through invasion or infiltration or migration of some sort, end up as a nation that truly forms part of the greater Asian region, governed and cultured as an Asian nation.  Australia’s geographical location and its ‘white man’s’ attitude to its neighbours, which is at best condescending and at worst arrogantly belligerant, makes us stand out like a sore thumb in an otherwise predominantly Asian region.  There is also New Zealand of course, but that is another question and I suspect one that is of less consequence to its neighbours.

My attention was focused on this prospect some years ago by a film and television series based on a book titled “Tomorrow When The War Began”, in which a supposedly but undefined regional power took control of Australia by sudden and mostly unopposed military invasion without firing a shot, apart from bringing down the country’s meagre and totally outnumbered air assets.  I saw that as a prescient depiction of what would at some stage ensue, and I said so at the time.

Personally, I would welcome such an event.  Of course I would rather it occurred peacefully by integration and paths of friendship with Asian countries but with the government hell bent on maintaining its ties with the Western world, that is unlikely to happen as a matter of course.  Though one could say that even today we are in a process of natural asianisation with growing populations of citizens from many Asian countries now resident as Australian citizens.  It is totally natural that this should continue and one day the European whites will certainly become an interrelated minority in this country, perhaps in similar ways to how South Africa and what used to be called Rhodesia on the African continent changed ownership and governance.  Such processes are natural and unstoppable.

What is there to lose?  Australia has nothing to lose in such a process.  We have no culture of any worthwhile value.  I expect to hear protest at that statement, but in reality it is true.  A people have to develop culture, genuine culture, over at least one and perhaps many thousands of years.  In a nation of only less than 300 years of history, it is impossible to have an identifiable culture.  If modern Australia does have a culture at all it is that of British colonialism and class structure which has led to a nation of haves and have nots, the bottom tier of which has degenerated into the street level Boganism that is currently the predominant cultural driver of white society, which together with a political vaccuum for promoting any form of excellence is leading us to future generations of grunting cave dwellers. Anything is better than that. The land deserves better than that.  And it does have better, in the shape of the 60-70,000 year old aboriginal culture – which one would hope for an appropriate Asian recognition of and a far greater respect for than could be expected of any white capitalist dominated society.

And what are the prospects for Australia, a now highly indebted and vulnerable Australia, thanks to our utter unpreparedness for even a mild virus outbreak, to be able to thwart a takeover of any sort by any of our neighbours, overtly militarily, covertly undermining our capabilities to trade, or surreptitiously by migration?  Little to none I suspect.

Of course this new article lists the usual main ‘hostile’ suspects (and isn’t this exactly another valid reason why we deserve to be taken over) in Russia, China and North Korea. That is so absolutely stupid that I can’t find words to appropriately comment on it.   Since when did North Korea ever express any intent, desire, or even a valid reason to invade Australia?  Russia too, already having the largest land mass of any country in the world, with arguably more resources than that of which Australia can boast, and with little enough population to even utilise what they have, what would they want with another huge land mass?  

China of course is a different picture, and they have so much investment in this country already that it is entirely feasible that, given the intransigence and stupidity of the Aussie government, they might at any time decide that their investments are not being properly utilised by the current administration and take matters into their own hands.  Who could blame them?  And who could stop them? Certainly not the US which also has strategic investments here but no longer have the military clout nor the finance to support it in a protracted conflict.  There is no-one else either. China could just virtually walk in and take over the oversight of our current malfeasant governance. There would be something of a dust-up I’m sure, but it would be quickly over and easily suppressed and there would be little or no destruction of assets or injury to the population at large. What good would a destroyed economy and alienated Australian population be to China? The country is not unsavable, it just needs a slight change of direction and some purposeful management.

So, as I quoted at the start,  “Australia must remain poised for severe disruption”.  But not necessarily destructive disruption.  Except perhaps in the form of aggressive climate related disasters or natural features such as coronavirus – phenomenon that we must face regardless of who is in charge – or from economic or financial collapse – all of which would most likely lead to destructive social unrest and upheaval and perhaps to large scale population die-off as a matter of course.

No, the best we can hope for is a quiet change of management from old white men in blue suits who couldn’t organise a piss-up in a brewery to the advantage of anyone but themselves, to something much better organised and bringing with it an already established ancient culture that we may eventually identify with and with aspects of which many of us already respect. 

And we definitely don’t need huge government investments of whatever funds we still have, in a desperate and futile attempt to prevent what is inevitable and, in the long run better for us, from happening. 

The ‘West is best’ mentality has run its course. The time for change is drawing near. We must embrace it or go under.

Tomorrow Series

Here is the first sneak-peek trailer from the ABC TV series ‘Tomorrow When The War Began‘.


Photo credit: Unknown, from Tomorrow series Facebook page

It is difficult not to compare this to the 2010 Movie version and on this small sample I would say that is does not appear to have the dramatic weight to be big-screen stuff.  But then it is not meant to be that.  It does have the feel of an early-teen TV Series, which it is what it sets out to do.  So, on that basis, I think it will be good.
The movie was excellent.  The casting, acting, dramatic content, and overall polish, was first class.  One of the best Australian movies ever made, in my opinion.  I do hope that I will not be disappointed with the end result when this new series is released on ABC3 in April, because it is definitely a cracking story which could well play out in real life at some stage.  I really hope that this series will achieve strong success and awaken young minds to the very real dangers facing our country.  Because they will be the ones that need to stand up when the time comes.

A Premonition Of, Or Glimpse Into, Australia’s Future?

…the unthinkable has happened: Australia is suddenly invaded by a newly formed “Asian Coalition” intent on seizing control of all of her resources and enslaving the population. The unsuspecting Australian military is quickly overwhelmed and none of Australia’s allies, including the US, are immediately willing to risk possible nuclear war to come to her aid.

This is the backdrop to the story of ‘Tomorrow, When The War Began’, the TV series of 2016, based on the books of Aussie writer John Marsden. This is a total remake with a new, different cast from the 2012 movie of the same name, as the original actors are now too old to continue the story. I hope the series is at least as good as the movie, which remains a favourite of mine.  Australia’s Aunty of media, The ABC, has distribution rights for the series.

As I have said a number of times since 2012, this could well be a preliminary glimpse into our nation’s future.

This post (from Facebook a few days ago but I thought worthwhile including here) was inspired by: Tomorrow, When The War Began – The Series First Day of Shooting & More ABC Distribution News!

Famine And War, An Uncertain Future

News of the Day

I want to feature an article that came to my attention this morning courtesy of (not usually one of my regular or recommended news sources, but we all have our good days) via AFSA, the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance.  The AFSA comment on this is:

A fairly alarmist NewsCorp story but it brings into focus why food sovereignty – for all countries of our region and globally – is a much better way to go than food dependency, which is what ‘free trade’ is creating.

There are two things to which I want to give expression here.

First Thing

The article itself.

This article, under the title ‘World food production report has serious implications for Australia’s security‘, I deem to be one of the most important I have read in recent times even though its source may be less than impeccable, coming from the NewsCorp stable of Rupert Murdoch.

Because news has such a short life cycle and this article is likely to disappear within a short time, for posterity I will try to summarise and provide links to supporting papers quoted in the article.

The world is beginning to struggle to feed itself both because of falling agricultural yields around the world and a rapidly increasing population.  For those interested in scientific data, the following report is referenced:  Yield Trends Are Insufficient to Double Global Crop Production by 2050.

Unrest, to say the least, is forecast for our region, where tensions are already growing and there is some likelihood of local wars erupting in the coming decades.

Retired Major General John Harley is quoted as saying to The Australian earlier this week: “There is the potential for significant food shortages in our region by 2025,”.  It is also noted that Australia is facing the concept of becoming a net food importer, something that we have never before needed to contemplate.

Here are some quotes from the article, which may be taken as NewsCorp alarmism but which I take very seriously:

“Shortages and rising prices may create a double whammy: Average families struggling to put food on the table, while at the same time government is forced to cut back on social welfare programs,” Dr Ganguly said.

“Growing anger may spill over onto our streets, leading to law and order problems. In the worst case scenario, food riots may break out, undermining Australian internal security and domestic stability.

“We need to focus our attention on increasing food production; in short, domestic food production simply must keep pace with the food requirements of a growing population.”

I personally think that we should not ignore or dismiss these things lightly.

Second Thing

The article includes a publicity photo for the remarkable Australian book based film of 2010 ‘Tomorrow When The War Began‘.  This movie was in my view, while ostensibly being merely a teen-flick, a much underrated highly prescient, predictive and, it has to be said, very enjoyable work of entertainment.  Even for a senior citizen like myself.

Tomorrow When The War Began

I have even bought and downloaded the movie to my computer so that I may watch it whenever or show it privately to others.  This story is from the first of a series of young teen books by Australian writer John Marsden. Note to self: Must buy the books or read for free online.

A brief synopsis of the story could go like this, which is entirely my own words:

A group of seven Australian teenagers arrange a weekend of camping in a remote area.  While there they see a huge number of unknown aircraft flying overhead. Curious, they head for home only to discover that the nation has been invaded and largely taken over, with little in the way of resistance, by an unnamed foreign power which turns out to be of vaguely asian origin (you don’t actually see much of their appearance, just the face of one very young dead soldier, because they are helmeted and goggled as active military tend to be these days and could really have been of any nationality).  The rest of the movie consists of their exploits to rescue one of their number who is trapped and in danger of being captured by the enemy followed by their brave mission to blow up a key bridge to slow down the movements of the foreign troops.

The reason that I found this movie so captivating was that I had realised for some time that such a scenario is entirely possible and even likely to eventuate at some stage in the type of world situation that we are living through today.

Does it not make sense that foreign investors in our land, when situations become desperate, such as the food shortages predicted by the article referenced above, that they will want to claim access to their vested interests here as security of resources for their own people.  In reality there is little that we could do, notwithstanding our famed military skills, to prevent such a well planned and executed invasion of our shores by any of our neighbouring nations or even by our current allies.

A scary thought.