A turning of the page.

Thankfully, not all of the radical left has been sleepwalking through history. We have to be grateful that those heavy-hitters like Marx/Engels, Lenin, Mao Zedong and their many comrades and fellow travellers have taken what those of privileged background considered their sole right of ownership, and delivered to the world a different political outlook and possibility.

Those scholars and revolutionaries were students of history, both contemporary and ancient and within those tomes of archived wisdom and hard lessons they could filter out, like a calculating alchemist, that which was the objective lesson to be scrutinised and salubriously applied, and what was the most destructive exemplar to be avoided like poison … They weighed one period of history against the other and studied that and those which could be called a “perennial truth” .. ; a truism that could be applied down through any age, any culture .. as familiar to ancient and modern, as commonly felt in pain and pleasure by any peoples .. as grist to all as jealousy and love or fire and water .. yet used in many differing applications by all and the generic knowledge amongst any nation which has learned to value and scorn the solid truth of what gold is to iron pyrites.

“It is true that the history of past centuries ought to be the instructress of the present; but not in the vulgar sense, as if one could simply by turning over the leaves discover the conjunctures of the present in the records of the past, and collect from these the symptoms for a political diagnosis and the specifics for a prescription; it is instructive only so far as the observation of older forms of culture reveals the organic conditions of civilization generally– the fundamental forces everywhere alike, and the manner of their combination everywhere different–and leads and encourages men, not to unreflecting imitation, but to independent reproduction.” (Mommsen ; History of Rome, chap 11, bk 5.).

So only in a general sense we can claim that : “History repeats”. But in an “organic” sense, we can clearly see the familiarity of behaviours, the continuity and habits … Jealousy remains a constant .. as does hate and greed and covetous desire … and many more .. there is a constant in so many things human.

(On the ancient royal Celt clan families of Gaul).

“These great families combined in their hands financial, warlike, and political ascendency. They monopolized the leases of the profitable rights of the state. They compelled the free commons, who were oppressed by the burden of taxation, to borrow from them, and to surrender their freedom first de facto as debtors, then de jure as bondmen.  They developed the system of retainers, that is, the privilege of the nobility to surround themselves with a number of hired mounted servants– the –“ambacti”- as they were called (mercenaries)–and thereby to form a state within the state; and, resting on the support of these troops of their own, they defied the legal authorities and the common levy and practically broke up the commonwealth.” (Mommen ; History of Rome; bk 5 chap 7.)

What have we been missing in these lessons complete from history? .. Is it example? .. no! .. there are legion of those .. Is it precedence of situation matched to current conditions .. no! .. the base behaviours are similar, the organic nature the same .. Is it an unwillingness to confront the inevitable on the chance that it just may not happen? .. “it will be different this time … ” THAT, I believe is the uncertainty that restrains the action. The chance, the possibility that perhaps … perhaps things WILL be different this time around .. the corporate memory lost, the battered person syndrome, history forgotten.

But Mao didn’t forget, nor Marx or Lenin … The history was there, in bold archival print, recorded in ghastly blood, in cruel reality .. all the characters played out again and again in life and theatre, in brutal abuse or florid, Shakespearian tongue. Again and again the people are beaten, flogged and robbed and still we come back for more .. EXACTLY like the battered woman, hoping, trusting , that things this time will be different ..

Bad news, fellow travellers … they could get worse .. and just how bad can these things get? Go back and read “Outsider’s ”Italian Resistance” pieces and see. Go back and read those many expose’s about indigenous massacres and carnage and see … go back and read of the fall of Rome .. Go to Google and conjure up any amount of images of Roman villas .. google up the luxury and the silks and vases and marble halls and palaces .. there could NOT BE MORE luxury to get … witness even now , after two thousand years, the remnants in the capital or Pompeii , the voluptuous pleasures and think not that this we have here and now cannot be wasted just like Raqqa in Syria today .. nothing but a shell and despair … and just imagine the chaos and ruin of millions of lives and joke no more that to study history was “as driving with your eyes constantly in the rear view mirror”. To NOT study the lessons of the past is to be driving blind.

We must make it a habit to keep the histories of our past as close to us as we keep our life lessons. They must be learned and memorised NOT as a scholarly text to be rote repeated, but rather as the whispers of a close friend’s advice to be heeded. For time will come when a decision between hope and despair may have to be made and woe betide the making of the wrong choice through lack of precedent knowledge.

Consider these three examples below .. :

“Lucius Aelius Sejanus (June 3, 20 BC – October 18, AD 31), commonly known as Sejanus was an ambitious soldier, friend and confidant of the Roman Emperor Tiberius . An equestrian (upper middle-class) by birth, Sejanus rose to power as prefect of the Roman imperial bodyguard, known as the Praetorian Guard, of which he was commander from AD 14 until his death in AD 31.

While the Praetorian Guard was formally established under Emperor Augustus, Sejanus introduced a number of reforms which saw the unit evolve beyond a mere bodyguard, into a powerful and influential branch of the government involved in public security, civil administration and ultimately political intercession; these changes would have a lasting impact on the course of the Principate.” (Wikipedia)

“Peter Craig Dutton (born 18 November 1970) is an Australian politician who has been a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives representing the Division of Dickson, Qld. Dutton was the Minister for Health and also Sport from 18 September 2013 and Minister for Immigration and Border protection from 21 December 2014 in the Abbott Government.. In July 2017, he was named Minister for Home Affairs and officially appointed by the Governor-General on 20 December 2017 to lead the Department of Home Affairs, a newly created portfolio giving him oversight of ASIO, the AFP and Border Force.

In 1988, when Dutton was 18 years old he joined the Young Liberals (Aust’) and became the Policy Vice-Chair of the Bayside Young Liberals the following year. In the same year he ran unsuccessfully as the Liberal candidate against Labor MP Tom Burns in the eastern Brisbane state seat of Lytton . In 1990 Dutton became Chair of the Bayside Young Liberals.” (Wikipedia)

The road to aspirational desire and achievement in the two above characters is similar .. Both came from middle-class backgrounds and both desired power .. absolute power .. Dutton is yet to try to grasp that supreme baton of ruler, Sejanus made a reckless lunge for it and paid the supreme price … This age and country does not execute .. physically .. those who try to usurp power through devious advantage .. but it does condemn them to a kind of soft purgatory …  The portrayal of Sejanus in Robert Grave’s “I Claudius” … is a decent collation of events that led to his final, swift fall .. and possibly not a moment too soon!

Dutton is no life and death gambler of the cut of the personally violent Sejanus, no … HE gets the departments and the minions employed by his authority to do the dirty business … HE keeps his own hands off the blood-soaked bodies while he gloats of their fate, Dutton has not the overt courage of a risky Sejanus, but he has all the viciousness! … and worse .. Dutton has the coward’s snivelling temperament.

Dutton WILL try for the supreme power, but unless those ticks and leeches that are the current crop of LNP caucus can sink any lower in both their own estimates and the general public’s, Dutton should not get the job .. and hopefully in the next election, this odious person will once again be relegated to public sight and mob payment for what he has done in our name.

We cannot afford to go into the next phase of this century with our eyes shut against the confronting lessons of history. It is there for us to see .. the habits formed when weak leadership does not pick up on signs and behaviours that give clear intent of actions. The current Prime Minister has such a lack of political judgment so difficult to believe that it is mind-numbing to watch him walk this nation into the jaws of destruction when there is so much wealth of opportunity for social justice .. The film below gives us a chance to see constructed the step by step path to disaster .. the posts of “Outsider” shows us the real-life results of those fumbling steps ..

“1900 “ is a 1976 Italian epic historical film directed by Bernado Bertolucci Set in Bertolucci’s ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives and friendship of two men – the landowning Alfredo Berlinghieri (Robert De Niro) and the peasant Olmo Dalcò (Gerard Depardieu) – as they witness and participate in the political conflicts between fascism and communism that took place in Italy in the first half of the 20th century.

Born on the day of the death of renowned composer Guiseppi Verdi— 27 January 1901 — Alfredo Berlinghieri and Olmo Dalcò come from opposite ends of the social spectrum. Alfredo is from a family of landowners led by his populist grandfather (also called Alfredo), while Olmo is an illegitimate peasant. Olmo’s grandfather, Leo, is the foreman and peasants’ strong man who verbally and spiritually carries out a duel of wits with the elder Alfredo. . .  However, Alfredo’s father has hired Attila Mellanchini (played so lasciviously by a drooling Donald Sutherland) as his foreman. Taken with fascism , Attila eventually incorporates his new belief system in his dealings with the Berlinghieri workers; he treats them cruelly and later cages them in the Berlinghieri compound and accuses them of treason against fascist Italy. Several are killed by Attila himself. As the new padrone (master) of the plantation, Alfredo does little to challenge or halt Attila’s actions.”

“Lights! .. Camera! … Action!! “ ….. Let the history repeat.

 

Persuasion.. (The language of sedition).

 

Mr. Hogarth spoke.. :  “He would honestly and fairly put the objects of the league before them, and in so doing he would speak out fearlessly and conscientiously, and at the close of the address would be most happy to answer any question. No matter what sort of organization was formed it was absolutely necessary that if it wished to stand a test it must be built on the ground of justice, and start out on fair lines. The (xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ) was not as represented by many writers to the press who put forth issues contrary to facts. The objects of the league are not suited to any particular party- Its objects are to help the working men as much as possible. He was pleased that man has the freedom of speech so that he can get on a public platform and discuss the various political  questions of the day.”

 

The above address could be from any number of interviews of late with any member of the LNP govt’. The familiarity of language, the tone and expression are all too familiar in today’s right-wing political rhetoric….but in truth it was from a fore-runner of the Liberal Party setting out the objectives of a new political party in 1893. “The Burra Record , Wed. 8th Feb 1893…: An address to a gathering at The Burra Institute explaining the objectives of The National Defence League”…

 

The National Defence League went on to place members (all the usual suspects!) in the Legislative Council (the SA. Upper House)..then went on to rename itself to the Australasian National League then to merge with the Liberal and Democratic Union and the Farmers and Producers Political Union to become the Liberal Union. The NDL stood for ‘the preservation of law, order and property’ and was opposed to ‘all undue class influence in Parliament’.. The current Liberal Party of South Australia claims on their website that their party had its origin under the NDL.

 

Those smooth, dulcet tones of persuasion that flow like a certain kind of syrup from the elocuted lips of the highly educated upper middle-class.. The carefully enunciated sentences that are both persuasive by their cunning use of an inherent truth layered on top of deliberate intent to deceive, betray a training in vocal semantics that can only come from an institution that holds the value of such Machiavellian double-speak close to their vulgar hearts. Institutions well established in the practice of training their charges in the use of such tactics as rhetorical contortionism and suggestive honesty.

Here is some more from the same times..It makes for VERY interesting example reading about the language tactics used by the conservative class in trying to persuade the masses.

From the South Australian Chronicle 24/Mar’ 1894.

“LAND TAXATION.

Mr. Hogarth, the National Defence League  lecturer, was announced to lecture at the  Woodside Institute on Tuesday evening on  ‘The coming conflict and some proposed  systems of taxation.’ The weather was wet,  and at 10 minutes past 8 o’clock there were  only five persons present besides Mr. Hogarth.  At that time, however, about a dozen or fifteen  local land reformers appeared, accompanied  by Mr. C. Proud, of Adelaide, who attended  at their invitation.

Mr. Hogarth did not finish his lecture until  after 10 o’clock, but he had a good and patient  hearing. He said he wished he could infuse  into the landowners of the colony the enthusiasm displayed by the single taxers and  land reformers ; or, failing that, he wished he  could awaken them to the danger that  threatened of having much more severe  land taxation. He did not believe the  single tax would come as the single tax,  but he did believe that there was a great probability of something of the kind taking place  through the gradual increase of the land tax.  The National Defence League and the large  landowners would not object to Id.(one penny in the pound value) land tax  if the other side would guarantee that that  was all they wanted, but they knew too well it  was only the thin end of the wedge of what, in  his opinion, amounted to confiscation.

He regarded the land tax as a tax on industry, and  said if the wedge were pressed home it would  ruin the poor farmers and the insurance  societies, which had most of their funds invested in land values.

Mr. Proud severely criticised several of the  statements of Mr. Hogarth, and especially the  systematic way in which he and other National  Defence Leaguers overlooked the relief that  would be given to the landless and poorer  landowners on the remission of customs  duties which would take place as the land tax  was increased.

They always talked about the  poor farmer and the poor gardener and the  poor widow paying the increased land tax, when  as a matter of fact they knew that  a mere handful of 703 land taxpayers, including the South Australian Company as one,  would pay more than half the land tax for  the whole colony, while of course nine-tenths  of the whole people would benefit from the reduced Customs duties. As he knew the  lecturer would fight shy of facts and figures  and keep in the realm of generalities, he had  looked up the holdings and values in that district — the hundred of Onkaparinga. There  were 78,280 acres in the hundred, valued by  the Government assessors in 1893 at £312, 03S.  At Id. in the pound therefore this whole  hundred would not pay one-twentieth part as  much land tax as the City of Adelaide alone.  In fact it would pay less than three  acres in King William-street, Adelaide.  The townships of Hahndorf, Lobethal,  and Woodside, in the hundred of Onkaparinga would only pay £81 a year, or less  than 50 ft. frontage in the best part of King  William-street, and yet Mr. Hogarth had bad  the hardihood to talk of the increased land tax  pressing on the landowners in that, and  other country districts.

The population  of the district council of Onkaparinga  was 703 adult males. Assuming that they held  the land values in the hundred of  Onkaparinga at Id. in the pound they would  pay £1 13s. 9d. per annum land tax, while the  South Australian Company for land held in  that same hundred would pay £113. Did the  meeting think Mr. Hogarth and the Defence  League were fighting for the adult resident’s  33s. 9d. or the South – Australian Company’s  £113? (Applause.) Then, again, the adult  residents had families for the most part and  used dutiable goods. As Customs duties were  removed they would be benefited — most of  them to a far greater extent than the added  land tax — while the South Australian Company,  being an absentee (landlord), would save nothing from  the removal of Customs duties. Indeed that  one absentee company on all its lands in South  Australia would have to pay about £4,458 a  year land tax at Id. in the £, and the 703  large landowners would pay on the average  over £100 a year each. It was principally to  save these large land monopolists that the  National Defence League was working and  that Mr. Hogarth was lecturing, but he was  glad to notice that the country people as well  as the city workers were at length seeing the  real bearings of the question and going steadily  onwards towards increased taxation of land  values and decreased Customs duties.

The debate was conducted on very friendly  terms throughout. Votes of thanks were accorded to Mr. Hogarth on the motion of Mr.  Kelly, seconded by Mr. R. P. Keddie ; while  Mr. C. Dunn and Mr. H. Hart moved and  seconded a vote to Mr. Proud. Both votes  were carried with acclamation, and a similar  compliment was paid to Mr.’ Caldwell for presiding. The attendance increased very materially when it became known in the township  that a debate was being conducted, and  towards the close the proceedings became quite  lively and enthusiastic.” ( https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/92862209 )

Quite lively indeed!…But mark the language used by the conservative speaker..the deliberate obfuscation, the deliberate, deceitful “playing” of the poor and vulnerable people sympathy-card when there was not the least real sympathy for such people…and THIS in 1894!..when we see the same trick played out in 2018 with the claim for reducing taxation on the same most wealthy corporations in the chance of ‘trickle-down” politics…Where, we have to ask does this blatant and insulting mockery of truth and reason emanate from?

I’ll tell you where such language comes from…it comes from those same institutions where the most miserable individual bastards that have ever had the moxxy to waste so much oxygen of this country graduated from..: Those private schools and colleges that have been parasiting off the Australian taxpayer and citizen for more years than they are worth!…Those same institutions that have taken the middle and upper-middle class brats from the grasping arms of their parents and nurtured into them the racism, the scorn, the perceived privilege and a “born to rule” bone idleness worthy of the most lascivious arseholes that ever could quote a private school motto and turn honour into horror in the space of a conjunctive!

For too many years we have let these institutions form the backbone of our educated leaders. For too many years has the Treasury of the Australian public given gross payment and unregulated charity in the form of financial grants and allowances to these most miserable of Houses of Education for none but the rich and profligate. We, the Australian people have allowed such institutions to flourish and prosper like a chancre on a healthy democracy, all the while letting them preach sedition and indeed, in some cases inculcate treason into the tender minds of their wards. Such betrayal by the higher echelons of society who benefited so well from their placements toward the trusting working classes who in turn suffered so miserably from their resulting deprivations can only be righted by the most severe censure.

It would only be fair that a tribunal access which of these “honorary” circles of sedition has done the most damage to fair governance..Which House has unleashed the worst purveyors of opportunist and capitalist plunderers upon the nation, and those that are found most culpable be cut from any funding whatsoever and be made to re-pay to the treasury all those moneys over all those years they have committed such fraud upon the Australian people.

Truly, let them be “educated” with a working-class justice most prejudice.

 

 

Das Testament.

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Any reading of the annals of human history, it’s achievements and failings, in both majestic endeavour or mean deception, will uncover the heroic alongside the cowardice of the spirit of humanity indelibly written into the texts and transcripts recorded in those annals..even an attempt to hide or disguise the facts of a moment of importance cannot be forever obscured .. there is no hiding from history.

The primary sources of Roman history are well served with examples of both. Tacitus will record with both pride in deed and shame in action those annals he has written for the elucidation of posterity. His candid revelations without fear or favour can be an inspiration to those who follow and would like to record their own interpretations of their own contemporary histories, an example most encouraging. Even the everyday chattering of the Diary of Samuel Pepys gives sublime clue to the machinations of his times.

There are those moments when researching contemporary history that certain discrepancies in what one can remember being taught in primary or secondary school can be revealed .. and revealing most alarmingly a betrayal of honour by those educators entrusted with the teaching of an accurate and honest history of one’s own State or region. The revelation of which can be more than a shock to the system. The lie about the Governing class of South Australia, in that it was a honest, well-meaning if a tad unknowlegable about Indigenous peoples and affairs .. that it had the best interests of the State and people at heart .. that the colony was run on a tight rein by competent administrators right through till the end of the 2nd WW … well .. this was a lie .. from the start to the finish .. a complete fabrication carefully constructed by theives, speilers, con-men and killers .. AND all of them the most political conservatives.

These ruling conservatives, of whom many of the streets of Adelaide are named after, used their political and financial networks to corrupt and destroy the original intentions of the Letters Patent written for the British Parliament and signed off by the King of England .. While there is but obscure evidence of unbridled corruption in the official documents, we can see within the signed off letters between the board members and their agents, some of them quite subversive, that there is the agenda of intent to profiteer from their favourable situation .. and after all is said and done, under all the pomp and ceremony of the official documents, we see nothing but a collegiate of cowboy entrepreneurs , spivs and speculators.

The entire official history is open to capricious interpretation and in dire need of total overhaul. The activities in the latter decade of the nineteenth century and into the first decades of the twentieth century of shady political organisations like The National Defence League, ostensibly a lobby- group for the conservative conspiracy operating in a covert manner to block social policy, usurp the procedures of democratic governance and to frustrate fair taxation in the state.

As we go about the mundane and banal business of our everyday lives, we are sometimes suddenly, in the midst of any one of those everyday chores, in between those activities of boring methodology of habit, we are confronted with a moment of such sublime beauty .. perhaps an intrusion of natural sights, sounds or actions .. like the movement of an obscure lizard or caterpillar that attracts our eye .. or the sudden syrupy call of an obscure bird nearby .. the movement of a kangaroo if you are in the country or even some domestic animal that you have petted rubbing about your leg .. and all of a moment, putting aside those mundane chores you are doing, to either listen or look, a door of perception can open to you .. a pause to gaze through that door into an ethereal world full of distracting mystery and strange reward. A world so different to that of the everyday, that one has to hold it in abeyance so as not to be too distracted from the work at hand…a kind of pause and reset moment.

We are dreamers by nature, imaginers by desire for what can be unattainable and indeed .. given a bit of thought .. perhaps not really wanted .. but desired all the same .. a kind of sweet-sorrow .. as “the bard” would have it! But the strangest thing is, that all those visions that delight us, that provoke such emotional hunger and desire in us are really no more than an exercise of gazing into that which is already in our hearts..already inside us. Such moments happen in historical research where a flash of light can suddenly illuminate a confusing jumble of historical detail and reduce to hard-core evidence that which has been in some doubt for a long time … like the below.

Letters Patent establishing the Province of South Australia 19 February 1836 (UK) .. :
“ … Provided Always that nothing in those our Letters Patent contained shall affect or be construed to affect the rights of any Aboriginal Natives of the said Province to the actual occupation or enjoyment in their own Persons or in the Persons of their Descendants of any Lands therein now actually occupied or enjoyed by such Natives In Witness whereof We have caused these our Letters to be made Patent Witness Ourself at Westminster the Nineteenth day of
February in the sixth year of our Reign.
By Writ of Privy Seal
Edmunds”

 

In my recent research into the pioneer Germanic settlers of this region, called by some with more an eye of an acolyte’s hunger for approval than to interest of knowledge as ; ”white-bread contemporary history”, a research that has given me access to a cache of pictures and documents archived by a local historian of good research repute, I have been sifting the many pictures of schools and churches and residences of those hardy settlers .. when I came upon one picture of a group of school-children in the year of 1930, varying in age from about ten years old to mid-teens. Upon first glance, they appear to be the usual mix of grinning or scowling kids under instruction to “smile for the birdy!” .. and then I noticed one boy, mostly hidden behind the first row who looked different than the blond-haired Germanics, standing in the shadows there .. and sure enough, upon enlargement of the frame I saw that he was an indigenous child .. and going through the names so gratefully written under the pic, I see his name as ‘Mervyn Sumner” … and that is all.

Having a familiar knowledge with the surnames of many families of this region, THAT particular name did not ring any bells .. I started to research through Trove and elsewhere and there he was, sadly recorded in another state (Victoria) in a police inquiry.

(The Argus/ Melb Feb 4th 1936)
“Pending the receipt of further Information
from the South Australian authorities it is
practically certain that the half-caste aborigine
youth who died on Lock Island last week and
Is believed to have been poisoned was Mervyn
Sumner who escaped from the Edwardstown
Industrial School After the Inquest was
opened and adjourned two fruit-pickers who
arrived during the week-end stated that they
knew Sumner well. The Inquest was reopened
mid one of the pickers Identified the body as
that of Sumner. The hearing was then again
adjourned to a date to be fixed.”

(The Age/ Melb 30th March 1936)
“MILDURA.
The deputy coroner (Mr. H. F. Paul)
concluded an inquest on Saturday into
the death of a half-caste, Mervyn Sum
ner, who was found dead on 30th
January at Lock Island, Mildura. A
finding was recorded that death was due
to strychnine poisoning, but there was
not sufficient evidence to show how It
was administered.”

 

( Children in State Care Commission of Inquiry.)
“In 1921 a two-year-old boy was placed in State care until
the age of 18 for being illegitimate. When he was 14, he
absconded twice from subsidy placements and , at 15,
from the Edwardstown Industrial School . He died 11
months later in Victoria in 1936. His SWIC recorded ‘died’
and the Mortality Record Book ‘sudden – poison’. No
coronial files were held in South Australia because the
death occurred interstate.
The Inquiry obtained department files relating to the boy .
One file contained a report on absconding from the
superintendent of the industrial school, which said the boy
absconded in February 1935. The police were notified and
a warrant issued. Eleven months later, the department
received information from the police regarding an unnamed
per son dying from poisoning in Mildura . According
to an informant , the person had given himself a different name
but stated that he had come from an Adelaide orphanage .
He told the informant that he had twice previously escaped
from the orphanage and that he had no intention of
returning to SA until he turned 18. Fingerprints taken from
the deceased matched those of someone with a different
name again . A photo was then sent to the department,
which identified the boy . It appears he had used at least
two false names after he had absconded.
A newspaper article on the file refers to the circumstances of the death .
The boy had been camping on the River Murray with two
other youths. He wandered on to an island and what
happened next was not known, but later the boy came
running from trees and collapsed , saying, ‘I am dying’. He
died ‘in agony almost immediately at [the boys’ ] feet’ . The
article said that a swiftly acting poison caused the boy’s
death . The file contained no official document s following
up the circumstances of the boy ’s death .”

The above records give a lie to the Royal and Parliamentary proclamation of allowing the indigenous peoples land to be “enjoyed by such natives thereof . . . “ The deliberate actions extant in the files of The South Australia Company, to exploit both persons and land of the new colony from the beginning to the end give testament to their culpable actions to enrich themselves and their colleagues at the expense of the labouring settlers and the indigenous peoples. These so-called Administrators were nothing .. NOTHING .. more than a bunch of entrepreneurial “free-enterprise” cowboys with good connections and no idea, who found an opportune moment to be in on a good thing! .. And when it all went pear-shaped, they manipulated the situation so as to be bailed out by the British government of the day with taxpayer money yet leaving themselves still “in situ” to profiteer on their already swindled and plundered estates … no different than these times .. not the slightest difference at all.

My studies into the early and subsequent multi-culture immigrants to this country has shown a coordinated discrimination and crushing, one-culture-at-a-time, NOT necessarily by a dominant CULTURE, but certainly by a DOMINATING middle-class capital/financial system .. and THAT was and IS the ONLY flag of allegiance such entrepreneurs and swindlers fly .. it is their State, their Nation, their Empire, their Tyranny.

Starting with their own duped labourers, then the innocent indigenous peoples, then the Germanic peoples who migrated here in good trust to SA .. with the isolation & discrimination wherever possible, using poverty as a weapon of persuasion , then, when the hardiest of them all could no longer be ignored because of their success, bringing those selected from among them with the most adaptability to a “consciousness of kind” … into the tent to control the others and so on and on with the other ethnic peoples, the Italians, Greeks, Slavic peoples, Baltics, Asian and middle-eastern . . . and even now as we witness these days with certain indigenous individuals.

Each people, one ethnic group at a time .. the same procedure: invite, contain, divide, reject their culture .. introduce debt along with aspiration & expectation until cultural and financial control does the rest until capital/material obsession becomes the new culture .. with the help of those among their own who will work with and perhaps for the masters in that “consciousness of kind” cooperation.

Until those unique cultures become a pastiche of the original .. a blancmange confectionery of the real thing .. one culture at a time till we are all looking and sounding like a Dutton, an Abbott or a Hanson or a Howard. We must revive our individual cultures within our multiculturalism .. and THAT includes that most crushed of all the imported cultures : Those of the Scots, the Welsh, the Cornish and including the Celts…Look now how successful the indigenous peoples are being against EXTREME oppression in holding and restoring their cultural tribes … It’s still one hell of a fight and it is one we must win!

Cultural Renaissance now!