It’s Official: Australia Is Now A Totalitarian ‘Democracy’

12 Oct

Totalitarian democracy is a term made famous by Israeli historian J. L. Talmon to refer to a system of government in which lawfully elected representatives maintain the integrity of a nation state whose citizens, while granted the right to vote, have little or no participation in the decision-making process of the government.

Totalitarianism (or totalitarian rule) is a political system where the state recognizes no limits to its authority and strives to regulate every aspect of public and private life wherever feasible. Totalitarian regimes stay in political power through an all-encompassing propaganda disseminated through the state-controlled mass media, a single party that is often marked by personality cultism, control over the economy, regulation and restriction of speech, mass surveillance, and widespread use of terror.

The first of those two definitions, is where this country is right now.

The second of those two definitions, is where this country is heading.

Unless you, dear reader, grow a pair.

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13 Responses to “It’s Official: Australia Is Now A Totalitarian ‘Democracy’”

  1. Feeling the Love October 12, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    Democracy just had its day! The Parliament elected by the people of Australia has passed legislation for a price on carbon for the biggest emitters of CO2.

  2. Michael Petterson October 12, 2011 at 9:43 am #

    Does that mean it’s time for the legal case before the High Court?

    • bushbunny October 12, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

      I hope so Michael, as the UN and the Kyoto 11 doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. Clean energy, wishful thinking, the Chinese are up front there, and in the USA the Solyner Co (not sure I have the name right) but they were the biggest solar panel manufacturers, moved to China subsidized by 453 million went bankrupt last month and investigated by the FBI. And this stupid ignorant government are hoping to compete with China in clean energy? Geo thermal projects have gone under, now some crew want to get private investors for 10 million towards 30 million to erect 8 wind turbines in New England. Don’t invest. Just watch what happened in Newburgh near Fife in Scotland.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y39q-_ZPWA

      Another scam eh on the way, and Aussies or some are too blinded by dollars to realize the perils attached to investing their money into Green energy that doesn’t work, and only benefits some of the investors. What about tax mate?

      • Michael Petterson October 13, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

        I was just wondering what happened to the submission we made to the Joint Commitee earlier,even though they probably classified it as ” correspondence” That we would fight this in the High Court. This would appear to be the best time to start,unless they want to wait after it goes through the Senate to start the case.

        • The Blissful Ignoramus October 13, 2011 at 10:35 pm #

          In my personal, non-lawyer view, Michael, the best time to file a motion for a High Court injunction is .. the last possible moment. Think about it 😉

  3. JMD October 12, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    Well, it looks like I was wrong. I’d thought Julia & her tax would be gone by now. My faith in ‘parliamentary democracy’ shattered.

    Oh wait…. I’ve had no faith in ‘parliamentary democracy’ for years. Still, it brings us one step closer to failure of the government bond market.

  4. Twodogs October 13, 2011 at 12:15 am #

    What, am I guilty by association? I respond to a stupid comment, and i get deleted too? Or was my response by definition irrelevant? Shouldn’t stupid comments by blow-ins be left in to be dismantled through what’s left of free speech and open discourse?

    • The Blissful Ignoramus October 13, 2011 at 12:21 am #

      Noone has had comments deleted here, Twodogs. Sure you’re in the right thread? There’s been comments posted rather willy-nilly of late. Sure you’re not thinking of this thread?

      • Twodogs October 13, 2011 at 11:48 am #

        Duh! I’ll give myself an uppercut!

        At what point do they enact widespread use of terror? Clearly there’s more work required to achieve totalitarianism yet it’s progression shows no sign of abating.

        One point I need to make with respect to our collective apathy. Firstly (okay, there’s two), most anti-communists are too busy making money to fight this (until it’s too late); and secondly, Anglos tend to dismiss loss of democracy in other countries as being due to less respect and tradition of democracy, and dare I say with supremacist overtones. “that couldn’t happen here” and “our democracy is true” are are a reflection of our apathetic weakness.

        My in-laws cone from Chile, so they know a think about Marxist insurrections. Sadly though, the truth now resides in the minds of old men. I don’t agree with Pinochet, but a whitewashing of communist treachery is still holding ground. Indonesia was a tip-off away from becoming a Marxist state, and Turkey’s military has acquiesced to Islamist takeover, clearly not learning such lessons of history.

        TBI, we must plan for the worst of outcomes so we can intervene legally prior to such means being taken from us. The anti-Carbon Tax crusade served the purpose of in future being able to demonstrate Labour/Green treachery, but it’s one of many battles to come. What are you going to do, TBI if the media inquiry jeopardizes free speech? How are you going to leverage your blog to halt the enaction of your blog’s restriction? Read between the lines – they are already “educating” the public on the need for accuracy of speech, so bet your house on media regulation requiring accuracy to be proven by journalists and maybe even bloggers. You will be deemed guilty until proven innocent, with the governments ‘truth’ stacked heavily against you.

        Maybe it’s time to start preparing for having a pirate radio off the coast, but perhaps armed with more than just “A Walk in the Black Forest”!

        Seriously though, if the worst of all possible outcomes ensues, our opinions will be treated with extreme prejudice against us and all which that implies.

        • The Blissful Ignoramus October 13, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

          We’re on a similar wavelength here, Twodogs. About 6 months ahead of you on R&Ding options for when free speech is shut down.

  5. bushbunny October 16, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    I have a letter from T Windsor, it was in response to my letter to him prior to the carbon tax vote, what did the legislation mean ‘by curbing methane emissions in livestock’. And also the CERN report. However, I got a letter back and on page 2 it said, the Government and OPPOSITION both believe in AGW? It’s just their methods of combating it that are different. Now I sent this to 4 main Opposition MPs and Senators. Because if this is true, we are up the creek without a paddle in any future court case. TBI if you send me your email addy, I will send you this letter if it will help. You have mine of course. Also Combet replied to Tony who sent my original letter to him. But it might be too big for most
    mail boxes. 3mB.

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