With the maiden speech of Pauline Hanson before the Senate, war has been declared by the One Nation party against Australians. Such ignorance and bigotry should not be so freely given a voice, let alone not be exposed for the empty lies that it is. This vocal minority of the far-right must not be allowed Read more about Are the Innocent Guilty Until Proven Otherwise?[…]
“Gun control” vs “Gun liberty” Nearly 20 years after John Howard’s implementation of strong gun control laws in response to the Port Arthur Incident in 1996, SBS Insight ran an episode called, “How much control do we have over guns in Australia?” When it comes to the issue of civilian firearm ownership, the media would Read more about “Gun Control” vs “Gun Liberty”[…]
Now I could imagine that for many people, reading the following statement in my Political Policy: “The Freedom Party of Australia advocates an autocratic form of government (though not by hereditary but based on merit) over any democratic or constitutional system of government in its capacity to serve the people honestly and accountably,” could easily lead to confusion. It could easily be misconstrued that I am standing for some kind of tyrannical rule of a heartless dictator. But actually it is the furthest thing from that.
True Leaders vs Mere Bureaucratic Administrator
The kind of government that I envision first requires a visionary leader (in our case I propose that he be called the Chief Citizen), one who can guide the state and thus the destiny of that realm over which he has power. I use the word “guide” because there is a big difference between true leadership and mere bureaucratic administration. True leaders are not caught up in the mundane managerial notion of libertarian governance. Such a leader is not required to personally formulate every policy, or even to bother himself with their implementation and micromanaging.
Generally, all of humanity can be divided into three categories.
1) There are the people who complacently settle for slavery to the status quo. Unconsciously driven by self-interest, they seem “happy” as long as their personal lives are unaffected by the decisions of those in power. Watching the news, reading the newspapers, they receive whatever opinion is being fed to them without consideration and censure. So many people honestly don’t seem to care about the injustices committed in this world and, if it benefits them, they could even be willing to side with the oppressor.
Amongst those who espouse the “virtue” of a multi-ethnic society, toleration is often spoken of as an admirable quality. However, at its root, toleration means putting up with something you dislike. It’s not a quality necessary to live together with those who you respect and value for their quality and character. It is merely a Read more about Tolerance is NOT Admirable[…]