Under Imperial Constitutionalism, patriotism was determined by a monarchist devotion, while advocating for an independent Australia amounted to Bolshevism. In the first phase — and the pre-perestroika part of the second phase — the greatest threats to rulership were communism. At no time in our history has nationalism been allowed to flourish to the point of rulership. Strangely, communism has become acceptable to a capitalist class which once ran McCarthyist purges against those believed to be red. This disparity in trading with Communist China we define as ‘capitalism without creed’, since the capitalist ‘system’ has become divorced from the capitalist ‘essence’ which when running free has no conscience and honours only allegiances that result in profits.
Depending on whereabouts in the country you are, the contingencies the Morrison government have taken to contain the outbreak of COVID-19 so far have seemed a bit like a phoney war. That was until today with images of tens of thousands of Australians queuing up outside of Centrelink offices, many for the first time in their lives.
Holden is gone, much to the indifference of General Motors, who only kept it around because it was paid for by government handouts.
Being a Yank mob, primarily responsible for such beaut gas-guzzlers as the Buick, Cadillac and Chevrolet, their management was never likely to be bothered by any social impact closing Holden might have. After all, they are quartered in the post-apocalyptic city of Detroit. And this is business.
For years now we’ve been aware of an Alt-Right website that hosts certain Young Liberals not above styling themselves as nationalists.
XYZ was created in 2015, at the height of the Alt-Right phenomenon, as a local response. It is listed prominently in the Executive Council of Australian Jewry’s report into anti-Semitism, but unlike nationalists, they are never harassed by media companies nor the police. In short, they continue on all the platforms where true political threats have become proscribed.