Bravo! To “Conspiracy Nut” Elizabeth Farrelly

12 Apr

Wonders will never cease. A mainstream journalist with the courage to write a column whose content will inevitably invite her public vilification as a “conspiracy nutter”. As she clearly foresaw … and yet, wrote it anyway:

I’m not given to conspiracy theories, incompetence being so much easier to imagine, but one thing gives credibility to Clive Palmer’s otherwise nutty CIA phantasm about US influence in Australia.

It is Julian Assange, a story that hinges on the uncomfortable relationship between truth and power.

We expect truth-telling from our four-year-olds but not from our politicians. In the case of Assange, truth is actively and repeatedly punished.

This implies that, as you move up through society’s power strata, there’s a point where morality flips.

A sort of moral inversion layer, beneath which the rules apply but above which they’re reversed.

The modern Labor Party seems to illustrate this as well as anyone.

I mention all this not just to illustrate that high-level grubbiness is so normal we almost expect it, but to highlight a more sinister possibility; that we, like the Philippines, are a puppet US state, where truth comes second to power.

This kind of talk I’ve always resisted. Yet it is now undeniable that, at US behest, Julian Assange stands to lose his liberty, indefinitely, for telling the truth. And the very same Labor Party, with its CIA-assisted PM and its concern for truth re-education, lifts not a finger to help him.

It’s quite clear that Assange is not guilty – not of rape, not of treason. As Malcolm Turnbull, responding to Gillard’s “illegal” claim, told a Sydney University law school audience last year, it is prima facie clear that Assange has broken no Australian law.

In words of one syllable, the Australian Federal Police agrees. There has been no breach of our law.

Bravo!

Isn’t truth a wonderful thing, dear reader?

Prioritising the quest for Truth above all else allows one to agree with those who you would, on other subjects, vehemently disagree with.

Like mainstream journalists.

And Malcolm Turnbull.

Elizabeth Farrelly is right.

And she is not the only female journalist who smells conspiracy in our government. And has finally found the courage to publish her observations of what is, in fact, nothing more than an uncomfortable yet blindingly obvious reality.

Here is Their ABC’s Annabel Crabb on the FWA/Craig Thomson protection racket, and the Australia Network/Chris Conroy totalitarian censorship fiasco:

Everyone knows that when faced with a choice between conspiracy and incompetence, the best explanation is usually incompetence, but in this case we are now dealing with some pretty special incompetence.

As of this week, conspiracy is now the more obvious conclusion.

Quite so Annabel.

Quite so.

Oh yes, and about the “conspiracy theory” of covert (and increasingly overt) US “influence” in Australian governance.

Regular readers may recall my irony-laden post This Will End Well in November last year, on the Gillard announcement of a permanently increased US military presence on our sovereign territory.

Today, a former leader of the Australian Army agrees that I was right.

Exactly right:

General Peter Leahy warns of US-China collision

FORMER Australian army chief Peter Leahy has urged Australia to tread warily in expanding its military ties with the US to ensure they do not “lead to increased tension and even conflict” with China.

Warning against becoming “caught” between the US as its security guarantor and China as its economic underwriter, Professor Leahy has welcomed Australia’s decision to play host to US marines, but noted that “too much of a good thing” could put unnecessary pressure on China.

His comments, in an opinion piece in today’s edition of The Australian, came as the China Daily state-owned newspaper hit out at Australia’s expanding links with the US, warning they could spark a collapse of trust and endanger Sino-Australian economic ties.

In a strongly worded editorial, the newspaper yesterday also warned that the Gillard government’s decision last month to ban Chinese communications giant Huawei from bidding for work in the $36 billion National Broadband Network had created the perception in Beijing that Australia wanted to obstruct Chinese companies.

Relations between China and Australia have been under pressure since US President Barack Obama visited Canberra in November to announce plans to station up to 2500 US marines in Darwin within five years. The deployment, which started last week, was part of a US push to shift its defence posture towards Asia in recognition of the growing influence of China and India.

Chinese suspicions were further provoked last month when The Washington Post reported that the US was interested in using the Australia-controlled Cocos Islands as a base for surveillance drones.

Professor Leahy, who led the army between 2002 and 2008 and is now director of the University of Canberra’s National Security Institute, argues against Australia becoming too closely tied to the US. “As a sovereign nation Australia should maintain the ability to say ‘no’ to the US and separate itself from their actions,” he writes, predicting the US marines agreement will lead to US pressure for even closer military ties with Australia, including greater access for American air and naval forces.

“These are momentous decisions with far-reaching consequences. They potentially implicate Australia in a series of actions that could lead to increased tension and even conflict with China.

“War is improbable but not impossible. Australia needs to be careful that it does not make inevitable the future that it should fear the most.”

Yesterday’s China Daily article accused Australia of jumping on “the bandwagon” of a US push to “contain” China, putting at risk the close economic ties developed since diplomatic relations were normalised four decades ago.

“As an old Chinese saying said . . . the person attempting to travel two roads at once will get nowhere,” the article said. “Canberra is in danger of learning the truth of the Chinese saying that he who does not trust enough will not be trusted.

“If Canberra continues to place more importance on its alliance with Washington, the trend of giving China the cold shoulder will eventually hurt the good momentum that the two countries have worked hard to build.”

China is Australia’s largest trading partner, with the emerging giant’s hunger for coal and iron ore the key driver of Australia’s ongoing resources boom.

Truly, we are governed by muppets.

Dangerous muppets.

And the governing muppets are opposed by more muppets who, if given the chance to govern, would, on this particular topic, be even worse.

God help us.

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18 Responses to “Bravo! To “Conspiracy Nut” Elizabeth Farrelly”

  1. Tomorrow's Serf April 12, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    Incompetence or Conspiracy? Conspiracy or Incompetence??

    I’ve commented before and I may as well again, I’ve given up giving these traitors the benefit of the doubt of being considered “just incompetent”.

    They’re doing a “Greece” on us. Running up the debt as fast as is humanly possible!!

    Spending on the stupidist, most costly, ineffective hardware systems (NBNs, School Halls and Pink Batts, etc), setting up the most inefficient “soft” systems of bureaucracy and ineptitude, (Departments of Climate Change, etc), promoting policies which will DESTROY Australia’s ability to pay its’ way in the World economy, (MDBA Water buybacks from farmers and MRRTs to deal with the likes of Tiggy Forrest, Clive Palmer and Gina Rheinhart to hamstring our domestic miners).

    Run up the expenses. Run down anything that produces wealth and prosperity for the country.

    And let’s not forget the brand new, shiny US Marine Base on our Northern border, just to antagonise the largest customer of the major commodities keeping the Australian economy ticking over (barely)

    It’s like taking your best client to lunch, and then deliberately vomitting on them. And then asking them to make a big order with your business. Yeah…. Right!!

    Incompetence? Conspiracy?? Accidental? Deliberate??

    I just can’t come to any conclusion, other than that what we are witnessing is the perpetration of a massively deliberate conspiracy to destroy the economy of Australia.

    I mean, how do you “accidentally” borrow $240 billion in 4 years, over and above what you have collected in total taxation??? WTF!!!

    And if it’s deliberate, well, that’s treason.

    • The Blissful Ignoramus April 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

      You have largely echoed my own thoughts TS.

    • omanuel April 12, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

      It is, unfortunately, worldwide.

    • Kevin Moore April 12, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

      Re NBN maybe it’s Big Brother.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/timothy-karr/one-us-corporations-role-_b_815281.html

    • Twodogs April 13, 2012 at 12:21 am #

      To a large extent, it must be. They know that what they are spending is unsustainable. If they intend to stay in power indefinitely, how do they intend to pay it back? Do they seriously believe that there can be no consequences? I find it hard to believe they are trying to sabotage Australia, but if you were, how would you do it?

      Also, it is tried and true strategy of socialism, to increase government dependency. Self-sufficiency is the enemy, which is why they hate the borgeious. Unionists require government-distorted markets to protect union jobs and union power as the government’s powerbase. The simple fact that Gillard and co are Fabians is sufficient proof of their treason, as they put the principles of socialism above sovereignty and liberty. No wonder they hate the yanks.

  2. omanuel April 12, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    Climategate is just the visible tip of a cancerous growth that developed out-of-sight on government science since 6 August 1945, when world leaders observed E = mc^2 in the nuclear fires that consumed Hiroshima and reacted by trying to hide information on the energy (E) stored as mass (m) at the centers of

    a.) Heavy atoms like Uranium
    b.) Some planets like Jupiter
    c.) Ordinary Sun-like stars
    d.) Galaxies like ours

    Astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, climatology, nuclear, particle, planetary and solar physics have been seriously compromised since 1945.

    Here’s the rest of the story: http://omanuel.wordpress.com/about/

    And this CSPAN video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3VIFmZpFco

    With kind regards,
    Oliver K. Manuel
    Former NASA Principal
    Investigator for Apollo

  3. Betty Whiffin April 12, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    All I can say Bravo Elizabeth Farrelly. A “nut” has a kernel “the sum of what has been perceived, discovered or learned” – “a central essential part of truth”..

  4. Kevin Moore April 12, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    The subject has given me a chance to post this – The Political Sacrifice of Schapelle Corby”

    http://www.expendable.tv/

    • lizzywiz April 12, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

      The thing about Expendable, above all others, is that all it does is present the facts. Those government cables in all those reports are real. They really DID do that to her.

      But more, something that should really concern everyone too… the Australian media know those cables are there, and they haven’t reported them.

      That’s right: they know that former ministers committed crimes in office, serious crimes, and are not reporting them. The agenda is something you may wish to consider, but you will have to consider media plurality when you do it.

  5. Twodogs April 12, 2012 at 11:42 pm #

    Hang on, China has hardly been fostering good relations with Australia. Does anyone seriously believe the arrest and conviction of Stern Hu wasn’t politically motivated? China has routinely “punished” Australia for monopolizing (oligopolising??) coal prices. It begs the question what the Americans threaten us with to gain compliance, or do our leaders simply negotiate badly or assume the yanks will leave us high and dry? Really? With our geographic proximity to all of east and south Asia?

    “the person attempting to travel two roads at once will get nowhere,” Sorry, isn’t that NOT costing up to the yanks? China treats us purely as a business associate, nothing more. I like the America founded by the US constitution, but 240 years is plenty of time for such principles to be corrupted. Power is corrosive, and results are wherever you look. I do accept American influence and coercion, but there’s nothing exceptional about that.

    That said, I’m a fan of Australian sovereignty, and no amount of friendship can put that up for sale. At the very least, we should demand notification of likely wars rather than be told the US is going to war and that we should meet our ANZUS obligations.

    • Twodogs April 12, 2012 at 11:46 pm #

      I hate spellcheckers. That should have been “cozying”, not “costing”!

  6. Twodogs April 13, 2012 at 12:00 am #

    On another, more important note, the Assange saga is the tip of the iceberg. Not only is it an altogether greater intrusion on Australia than the Hicks saga, but it points to the great liberty battle of the 21stcentury – the Internet. Our window of opportunity is closing fast, and if the internet is not liberty’s asset, then it is OUR LIABILITY!! Make no mistake, this is not about Assange or anyone else. It is about our servants, the government, becoming our masters. It shan’t be long now before it is complete. Conroy must be stopped. Our freedom is passing before our very eyes.

    Assange sticking up for Bolt’s freedom of speech put it in perspective. It is greater than party politics. Assange’s method may be crude, but it certainly is effective.

    And Farrelly is right. Conspiracy is the normal function of politics. It would be extraordinary if it wasn’t occurring. Geopolitical battles are inconsequential if we have no liberty to defend. Defend our liberty from internal enemies, then unite to defend it against foreign ones.

  7. Oliver K. Manuel April 13, 2012 at 4:04 am #

    Regretfully, we now have limited ability to grasp the Great Reality that surrounds and sustains us and a valid perspective of our roles in this dynamic, evolving universe.

    Even our understanding of Earth’s climate and its heat source – the Sun – has been limited by the actions of world leaders, who responded in fear and horror when they observed – in the “nuclear fires” that consumed Hiroshima on 6 Aug 1945 – the Great Reality that Albert Einstein reported in 1905 [Mass (m) is stored energy (e) ; E = mc^2]

    Post-1945 official responses to Reality:

    1946: Solar interior changed from iron Fe to hydrogen (H)
    1956: Information on “nuclear fires” on Earth was blocked
    1967: The Bilderberg standard solar model is formulated
    1975: Discovery of local element synthesis in Sun hidden
    1977: The scientist that reported the pulsar Sun vanished
    1983: New evidence of iron(Fe)-rich solar interior ignored
    1993: Possibility of nuclear reactor in Earth’s core ignored
    1995: NASA hides Jupiter data confirming 1983 discovery
    2001: NASA/DOE/NAS ignore neutron repulsion discovery
    2001: 178 SNO scientists report solar neutrino oscillations
    2008: Nature misassigns credit for 1993 proposal to others
    2009: Climategate emails and documents reveal deception

    More details: http://omanuel.wordpress.com/about/

    Pre-Climategate warning: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10640850/ProgramandQuestionForNASPresidentandSpaceScienceBoard.pdf

    With kind regards,
    Oliver K. Manuel
    Former NASA Principal
    Investigator for Apollo

    • Twodogs April 13, 2012 at 10:26 am #

      For the most part, I don’t see why such information would be a source of fear? Local element synthesis in our sun shouldn’t surprise greatly. After all, that’s what stars do! Nuclear reaction in earth’s core is beyond comprehension either.

      We CAN handle the truth!!

      • Twodogs April 13, 2012 at 10:27 am #

        “Isn’t”, dammit!

      • omanuel April 13, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

        Yes, we CAN handle truth!

        World leaders couldn’t accept the first truth about the nuclear fires that consumed Hiroshima, and then felt compelled to hide the fact that nuclear forces:

        1. Might consume world leaders, too.
        2. Burned on Earth two billion years ago.
        3. Created our chemical elements in the Sun.
        4. Sustain our lives and control Earth’s climate.
        5. Power the cosmos, totally beyond human control.

        Einstein’s equation, E = mc^2, relates the spiritual and physical aspects of reality. Leaders of nations and sciences tried to avoid spirituality and explain the universe in terms of the physical.

        In summary, http://omanuel.wordpress.com/about/

        Problem: For 66.67 years after Hiroshima was vaporized on 6 Aug 1945, world leaders worked together to: Avoid nuclear war, unite nations, and reduce nationalism and racism at the expense of (a) Scientific information on the nucleus, the Sun, Earth’s climate, the Cosmos and (b) Rights of citizens and control over government.

        Solution: Restore integrity to science, rights of citizens and citizen control of government, without reviving racism, threat of nuclear warfare, and/or retaliation for deception since 1945.

        Older profile: http://www.omatumr.com/

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