Australia: A Crypto-Fascist Police State
By Peter Meyer

This content of this page was originally at The Meaning of the Kuta Bombing.


In March 2003, with Australian participation in the U.S.-led war on Iraq, it became clear that the Howard government has destroyed the sovereignty of Australia by allowing the United States to dictate Australian foreign policy. The Australian prime minister and his cronies in the Australian cabinet no longer (if they ever did) act primarily for the benefit of the Australian people but for the furtherance of the aims of American government and multinational corporate interests, with Australia as their junior partner in the exploitation of the people and resources of the region.

In August 2003 it became clear that these traitors have actively begun to implement the American program for control of the southwest Pacific (as part of the U.S. plan for global dominance), firstly by setting up the legal and political structures making possible the required diplomatic, economic and military intervention in this area, and secondly by forcing the installation of an Australian as secretary general of the Pacific Islands Forum. These plans for hegemony over the southwest Pacific have been implemented without consulting the Australian people, but rather at the direction of Washington, which clearly sees the Australian government as a vassal state and as its compliant and willing tool in this region of the world. Most Australians, of course, are blissfully unaware of this, thinking (when they think at all) only of personal domestic concerns, allowing their treacherous political leaders to do whatever they want.

Since then the Australian parliament has followed the lead of the U.S. (and sometimes has preceded the U.S.) in passing draconian laws restricting the freedom of Australian citizens (under the pretext of "protecting" them, of course) and denying basic human rights (such as the right to remain silent when accused of a crime). Australia has also been in the forefront of civil asset forfeiture legislation. And, of course, whenever the U.S. foments a war the Australian government is a willing participant in the evil.


Here's what one very astute Australian, "Mulga Mumblebrain", had to say on the subject (in September 2014 on The Saker's blog):

Australia is a 'failure' as a state and society, on every level. Our political and business elites are dullards, slavishly loyal to the USA and Israel, ever ready to follow the Real Evil Empire into any aggression. The MSM is dominated by the Murdoch cancer, currently in a period of heightened Islamophobic hatred, fresh on the heels of its total support for Israel's ritual bloodbath in Gaza. The society is, after thirty years of Market Absolutist imbecility, ever more unequal, brainlessly materialistic and utterly uncultured (I find it a very rare day when I meet anyone who has even heard of Schubert, for example, let alone one with some knowledge of his genius). The indigenous [i.e., the Aborigines] are imprisoned at world's highest rates, their children being removed from their families again, their tenuous 'land rights' are under continuing attack and they bore the brunt of some of the deepest cuts in the recent austerity (for the poor only) Budget. Our home-grown culture, once quite interesting in its particulars of rough egalitarianism, absence of groveling deference, laconic and sardonic sense of humour, etc., now apes every vulgar fad and phoney 'trend' emanating from the Real Evil Empire [the USA]. The 'Lucky Country' has become the 'Lackey Country'.

A well-deserved criticism.


Oh, by the way, did you know that former Prime Minister John Howard was in Manhattan on the morning of September 11th, 2001?

Referring to the fact Mr Howard was in Washington on September 11, 2001, and saw the Pentagon burning, Mr Bush said Mr Howard "never wavered in his commitment to overcoming this great danger to civilisation".“Star role for the Bushman of steel”, The Age, 2009-01-14
Why was Howard in Manhattan on that day? There was no official US-Australian event until a couple of weeks later that could have justified his presence there. And prime ministers don't just happen to be somewhere on some date, especially not at the place and time of the most traumatic (for the U.S.) event since Pearl Harbor in 1941.

Could it be that George W. Bush invited John Howard to be present on that date specifically, to witness that traumatic event? (Which, of course, would imply foreknowledge of 9/11 by Bush.) Could it be that the reason was to make Howard complicit in the crime of 9/11 by providing him with a front-row seat and revealing to him (perhaps just with a wink) that Bush knew that something big was going to happen? After which Howard was no doubt told to keep his mouth shut about Bush's invitation, and was then instructed as to what his duties were to be in Bush's "war on terror".

John Howard should be asked to explain why he was in Manhattan on the morning of September 11, 2001.


"Mulga Mumblebrain" again, regarding Barack Obama and Tony Abbot:

As the commenter at WSWS said, two hideous possibilities arise from Obama's ravings [at the UN Security Council in September 2014]. One, that the steady stream of lurid lies is seen somehow as efficacious by Obama's Masters, or, second, that he is truly so deranged as to believe them himself. We just suffered a small humiliation ourselves as our psychopath 'leader' Tony Abbott (I knew of him at university, and the knowledge that such an utterly vile specimen now leads the country is truly sobering) spewed out his hatred and bile at the UN, declaring that MH17 was 'shot down by Russian separatists', with, need we say, no proof at all. Then he sang the praises of the Ukrainian Nazis, but Nazis are just what I think of when I see Abbott. Not a great, if monstrous figure like Goering or his ilk, but some enthusiastic sub-gauleiter wielding the lash against some poor unfortunates. The West is reaching an apotheosis of evil, of murderous violence and demented self-delusion, of that there can be no doubt.



Fortunately at least one distinguished (though not beyond criticism) Australian has at last stated the truth about the relationship between Australia and the US, namely, that it is pernicious.

Malcolm Fraser (a former Australian Prime Minister): America: Australia's Dangerous Ally

It is time for Australia to end its strategic dependence on the United States. The relationship with America, which has long been regarded as beneficial, has now become dangerous to Australiaís future. We have effectively ceded to America the ability to decide when Australia goes to war. Even if America were the most perfect and benign power, this posture would still be incompatible with the integrity of Australia as a sovereign nation. It entails not simply deference but submission to Washington, an intolerable state of affairs for a country whose power and prosperity are increasing and whose national interests dictate that it enjoy amicable, not hostile, relations with its neighbors, including China.


boot-licker

Canberra: Full of arse-lickers and cock-suckers as well as boot-lickers.

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