Government tumescency expands another notch

Welcome to the world where facts count for little.

  • Two plastered staffers enter Parliament House, have sex – one says non-consensually – in the Minister of Defence’s office; the security staff freeze, and instead of them both being summarily sacked, the Minister of Defence has a nervous breakdown and media elites blame the Prime Minister.
  • The Attorney General is accused of committing a barely conceivable rape 30 years ago by a mentally disturbed woman, who subsequently suicides. The femocracy is enraged and the Minister is demoted.
  • The nation’s’ leading churchman is wrongly convicted by an Appeals Court of sexual molestation under impossible circumstances and the judges concerned face no punishment.
  • A conservative female MP is subjected to vicious harassment and the sisterhood looks the other way

A 200 year march of Government – something the fathers of modern Constitutions sought to prevent by reining-in populist democracy – is reaching new heights.  Governments and the judiciary have become activists even beyond economic and environmental issues. They are restoring – egged on by a partisan media – the oversight over morals and reinventing witchcraft.

I have a piece in The Spectator that addresses this.

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45 Responses to Government tumescency expands another notch

  1. C.L. says:

    When all these disgraceful episodes are laid out like this – as they should be often – the summary is stunning, isn’t it? It’s a new, weird, sick culture all of a sudden.

    And the Liberals, of course, don’t want to fight.

  2. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Nations cannot prosper without justice being served equally. It’s now apparent that leftists get repeated get-out-of gaol-free cards yet anyone with the slightest righty tinge – Libs, Christians, Nats, conservative commentators, soldiers and sportsmen and women – a tiny imagined or made-up sin is sufficient to destroy their lives and families.

    This can’t go on, it’s crazy. It’s like the Left wants Australia to become a Venezuela. They’re certainly heading in that direction.

  3. Snoopy says:

    More worrying is the enthusiasm of mega corporations to act as ‘unrewarded’ *cough* enforcers of woke ideologies.

  4. Daily llama says:

    And the dumb thing is- I get around, a lot. Amongst the ‘silent majority’, all this stuff gives them the shits. Like the boy that cried wolf, a lot of people are sick of it and turn off.

  5. mem says:

    When our ABC turns into a propaganda machine and our legal institutions can’t even discriminate between possibility and probability, one has reason to worry that our machinery of government might be failing us. Thank you Alan for your perspective.

  6. min says:

    Many of my friends whinge about what’s going on and I suggest instead of whinging do something . Send Emails by the hundreds to left politicians and also your own reps State and Federal . Join something like reignite democracy that organises email blitzes . At least you will feel as if you have done something . The reignite crowd managed to send 30,000 emails to a state Labor MP I believe.

  7. Rohan says:

    C.L. says:
    April 16, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    And the Liberals, of course, don’t want to fight.

    They are enabling it.

  8. Andrew says:

    GREAT comment. Both here. And the Spectator article.
    Nailed it.

  9. areff says:

    Not so long ago a senior Victorian Liberal recoiled in horror at the thought of making an issue out of the rot in Victoria’s courts — all those Rob Hulls appointments, including Maxwell and Ferguson, going with the vibe, not the law.

    Make hay with the Pell travesty? No way!

    ‘People don’t like Pell, so it would be counterproductive to go there,’ he said (a slight paraphrase, but the sentiment is rendered accurately).

    It’s easier to grasp what the Vic Libs DON’T stand for: a cleaned-out, non-politicised VicPol, fair and just courts, a public service not being white-anted by embedded Greens, stay-behind Labor hacks and overpaid departmental chiefs with PhDs in bum-covering incompetence.

    Golly, but we’re stuffed.

  10. Entropy says:

    a public service not being white-anted by embedded Greens

    Imagine if you will, a year where public service line agencies that deliver services have been flat out trying it maintain markets and facilitate border crossings for essential services and enable continuity of exports for goods etc. so there is at least some revenue for the joint, and not too many businesses end up going under.

    Then imagine what regulatory agencies such as environmental sciences have been up to in what has been for them, a quiet time without no visibility or difficult, pesky interference from line agency people. And be afraid. Very afraid.

  11. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    And the Liberals, of course, don’t want to fight.

    the cuck’s party

  12. Albatross says:

    Oh no! The left are hypocrites! Let’s stamp our feel and point it out again! Then we’ll stop losing on every issue!

  13. Albatross says:

    Daily llama says:
    April 16, 2021 at 7:22 pm
    And the dumb thing is- I get around, a lot.

    I’m sure no bath-house is safe with you around.

  14. Squirrel says:

    “The media has helped voters to assume that the correct distribution of purchasing power is close to equal and in more recent years the elites in the media and the political class generally have prosecuted their preferences for an enhanced valuation of environmental values with real or, like a suppression of carbon dioxide, no value.”

    A very important point, and a reminder that the commercial media largely dances to the tune of the domestically-focused, consumer-oriented businesses whose advertising spend keeps the commercial media afloat.

    It is obviously in the interest of those businesses to have as many dollars as possible in the hands of as many consumers as possible, which is why the media seem to see no contradiction in cheering on tax cuts at the same time as they demand ever-expanding public spending. It is also why the media tends to be very keen on “Big Australia”, regardless of the negative impacts that can have on many of their viewers.

    By comparison, businesses which care more about Australia’s competitiveness in an utterly ruthless world tend to get little air-time on the mainstream media – making and selling stuff to the rest of the world is far less interesting than renovating houses and producing elaborate, extravagant meals.

  15. Daily llama says:

    Alba, such a grouch! I don’t think they make bath houses big enough for me

  16. Weeny says:

    You forgot the woman screaming rape by a labor party member and everyone ignores her, media, police, the sisterhood. So no matter how hard she tries she cannot be heard.

  17. FlyingPigs says:

    Good post and Spectator article Alan.

    The legislative capture of the West is complete and bound in its own manufactured ropes and they haven’t finished with us yet.

    I doubt that the 20:80 rule still applies with only about $80B net export (at the simplest).

    And as far as the so called Communications industry I often wonder how much advertising is being paid by all levels of so called Australian Governments, Boards, subsidised NGO’s, subsidised sports, subsidised internet as opposed to actual genuine private enterprise.

    It’s time for The Repeal Party to just dismantle and remove the legislative virus.

    or go The Slap 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHZvUeAdzeI

  18. BorisG says:

    I disagree about the Pell appeal case. First, in appeals, the burden of proof is very high for the defense, as the appeals court is not supposed to overturn a jury verdict just because the judges have reasonable doubts. Secondly if we start punishing judges for overturned decisions it will limit their ability to interpret the law as they see it.

  19. Rex Mango says:

    To believe the ABC narrative of the past five years is that Australia’s top cleric & law officer were both historical child sex offenders that managed to escape authorities for decades, yet rose to the top of their professions. God knows what goes on in say the third world.

  20. Rex Mango says:

    BorisG, the Pell case was a farce & the Vic appeal court was an absolute disgrace. Ferguson & Maxwell were clowns & thankfully that is the way their legal careers will be remembered.

  21. FlyingPigs says:

    BorisG says:
    April 17, 2021 at 12:56 am
    I disagree about the Pell appeal case.

    Not a problem for a person like you BorisG.

    The fucking so called Victorian Judges screwed The Law.

    When you are sent to the gulag send us a note.

  22. Win says:

    The 10 commandments have lost revalancy and can be seen in people whose principles lack basic decency integrity compassion and justice.

  23. Rex Mango says:

    Ferguson, Maxwell, Pontius Pilate has a bit of a ring to it.

  24. FlyingPigs says:

    BorisG says:
    April 17, 2021 at 12:56 am
    I disagree about the Pell appeal case. First, in appeals, the burden of proof is very high for the defense, as the appeals court is not supposed to overturn a jury verdict just because the judges have reasonable doubts. Secondly if we start punishing judges for overturned decisions it will limit their ability to interpret the law as they see it.

    But we don’t punish so called judges.

    And we should.

    Count the number of murders and violent crimes that have occurred because judges have allowed evil fuckheads out of prison.

  25. FlyingPigs says:

    judges are up themselves.

    they are fuckin thickheads with their greedy hands out for all they can get

  26. Rex Mango says:

    No need to punish judges. Judges value nothing more than their reputations & sadly the ABC dinner party circles that Ferguson, Maxwell inhabit will be well aware that they are remembered for the greatest miscarriage of justice since Lindy Chamberlain. Nothing would hurt a judge more to know that in a thousand years time they will be remembered as the idiots that thought a Cardinal had three hands.

  27. Rex Mango says:

    Slightly off topic, but if we wanted to get more out of the judiciary it would be a good idea to force them all to write judgments in longhand, with a pen. Photocopiers, word processors & legal associates are killing the legal profession.

  28. Rex Mango says:

    This post also missed the staffers who defiled ministerial chambers re same sex marriage.

  29. FlyingPigs says:

    gaggle of gays

  30. FlyingPigs says:

    spectator article

  31. FlyingPigs says:

    my post to correct you is moderated hence brief

  32. FlyingPigs says:

    read the spectator article

  33. Rex Mango says:

    read Mad Magazine

  34. FlyingPigs says:

    Rex Mango says:
    April 17, 2021 at 2:09 am
    read Mad Magazine

    I am.

    Nowadays it’s called The West.

  35. BorisG says:

    Count the number of murders and violent crimes that have occurred because judges have allowed evil fuckheads out of prison.

    that may be a valid concern but the solution is not punishment for judges but changes to the laws.

    The problem is that people by and large do not support tougher laws – as shown by relatively low support for ON.

  36. FlyingPigs says:

    BorisG says:
    April 17, 2021 at 2:49 am
    Count the number of murders and violent crimes that have occurred because judges have allowed evil fuckheads out of prison.

    that may be a valid concern but the solution is not punishment for judges but changes to the laws.

    so… what does it matter what the LAW is if a judge ignores THE LAW?

  37. FlyingPigs says:

    who watches the judges and who corrects them BorisG?

    you?

    or me?

  38. FlyingPigs says:

    the evil victorian, so called judiciary, are infected by jesuits.

    is the victorian premier a catholic?

    no, he’s a dead cyborg.

  39. Texas Jack says:

    Rohan says:
    April 16, 2021 at 7:36 pm
    C.L. says:
    April 16, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    And the Liberals, of course, don’t want to fight.

    They are enabling it.

    Their lack of fight has resulted in this long dreadful slide which developed into a point of serious ongoing concern that has sped past us into a shrugging of shoulders WTF moment. I’ve always felt that if there’s no Liberal beliefs their leaders would die in a ditch over – we’re in real trouble. But that Liberals are now obviously enabling the expansion of the state is off-the-charts wildly concerning.

    Scott Morrison is a disaster. Malcolm Turnbull was worse, but by how much? It’s hard to tell. Morrison stands for literally Scott Morrison while Turnbull was obviously exploiting the Party to carry off a kind of weird conversion to the Turnbull Party. Honestly, it could just as easily have been the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Party. Nobody would have been able to tell.

    It’s a never-ending cascade of WTF moments and nobody is willing to stand up and call BS?

    Take Berejiklian. Those big doe-eyes always looking concerned and honest. Meanwhile, safely cuddled by the media, she’s quietly beavering away bringing off interventionist stuff like this, this, this, and these.

    What to do? If you’re prepared to believe in the long game it’s probably better to hope for some quick electoral routs at state and federal levels that stand a chance of washing the Party clean. If not real soon and real sharp the risks of us eventually sliding into some South Pacific Venezuela magnify – for as Cory Bernadi proved, there’s not much cohesion to the right of the Liberals.

  40. min says:

    BorisG are you a retired barrister ?

  41. Albatross says:

    Hahahaha. BorisG is a practicing retard. A barrister he has never been.

  42. Tator says:

    Weeny, Vicpol to their credit at least investigated the Kathy Sherriff allegations and forwarded the 1700 paged brief to the OPP, who stonewalled it.
    FYI, for major indictable cases, the detectives get the OPP to assess the brief of evidence before and advise on the specific charges arresting the suspect, basically to stop any negative fallout if it all goes pear shape.

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