|Dated:||14 January 2018|
According to the gospels of Matthew (4:4) and Luke (also 4:4), Jesus refused a temptation of the devil by telling him "Man does not live by bread alone". Jesus was quoting ancient words from Deuteronomy 8:2-3, probably written in the seventh century BC. The truth in them is that non-material values transcend the purely material.
Australia, like most of the Western world, is in a steep civilizational decline. We have lost social cohesion. Political discourse has been poisoned by intolerance of "progressives" for people who hold conservative views. Many of us don't believe in our own nationhood, but want to destroy the genuine diversity of individual Western nations by denying the validity or even the existence of our national cultures. Multiculturalism - imposed only in the West - has divided rather than strengthening us.
An unprecedented number of ordinary people now feel contempt for the entire political class, and are voting for "none of the above."
Malcolm Turnbull campaigned in the 2016 election on the slogan "Jobs and Growth." Apart from these being motherhood objectives, he totally ignored the fact that huge numbers of people are now concerned about non-economic things, like protection of culture and values.
Our political elites and much of the population have lost any sense of morality, or belief in any absolute values of right and wrong. They have rushed to cut off the roots of our Western civilization - the Christian worldview.
Nietzsche, in his 1882 Parable on the Death of God, outlines the implications of life without a sacred beyond. A madman runs into the marketplace screaming that we have killed God. In a series of demented questions he spells out the implications:
"How were we able to drink up the sea? Who gave us the sponge to wipe away the entire horizon? What did we do when we unchained the earth from its sun? Where is it moving now? Where are we moving now? Away from all suns? Are we not perpetually falling? Backward, sideward, forward, in all directions? Is there any up or down left?"
In 'The Will to power' he writes: "There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths. There are no facts, only interpretations."
Against this background of nihilistic destruction, AUSTRALIA'S ELITES - LIKE THOSE OF FRANCE, THE UK, GERMANY, SWEDEN AND ELSEWHERE - ARE OUT OF CONTROL.
There is a loss of moral clarity, but an absurd epidemic of moral narcissism (virtue-signalling) by people manically concerned to appear to be a good person but having no regard to the consequences of their policy prescriptions and actions. Immigration and border control policy are now opposed by the Left, who present themselves as well meaning, but in fact have no intellectual clarity, no ability to see and process the factual evidence before them.
The concept of Social Justice has been hijacked to gut it of any element of personal responsibility.
The Rule of Law is not applied by many magistrates, judges and police. Instead we have a rash of permissive judgments on sentencing and parole which endanger the community and encourage criminals to believe they can get away with anything.
Human-induced global warming is presented as the greatest moral challenge of our time - to the disregard of many practical and far less contentious problems in our society. It is apparently OK for absurdly high energy prices to make our industries uncompetitive, for electricity supply to be unreliable, and to endanger the safety and lives of poor people.
Our elites urge "tolerance" of the intolerant and the intolerable. It is OK to talk about freedom of religion - for Muslims who build an ever increasing number of mosques which may engage in hate preaching, but not for Christians who have concerns about social engineering programs like Safe Schools.
We elevate "Human Rights" and push anti-discrimination - while curtailing free speech and allowing universities to censor the presentation of ideas that aren't approved by the dominant Left.
We see preparedness to trash our national symbols and institutions, our national day, and distort our history from our building a magnificent nation into a black armband story of racism and hate.
Gender and identity politics has infected ALL our major parties and many of the churches.
Ah, the churches. They have long been missing in action from presenting an authentic Christian worldview. They won't talk about real threats to Christian values and freedoms - like Islam - but many get enmired in Social Justice issues (minus the personal responsibility) and they have become embarrassingly effete pillars of a dying belief system.
The church today has so little influence over the world because the world has so much influence over the church.
Australia Wakeup campaigns on two separate but closely related issues: the need to protect our society from invasive, supremacist Islam; and the need to fight without compromise against Cultural Marxism. This can be defined as "the destructive criticism and undermining of all institutions of Western civilization and the traditional values underpinning it."
Political Correctness is the strategy used by Cultural Marxists to advance their destructive agenda. Unfortunately, huge numbers of ordinary people are unaware of the background to the positions the left has persuaded them to espouse; nor are they aware of the sinister nature of the end plan of this "progressivism."
The Team at Australia Wake Up; Chris, Harry, David, Sam, Brendan, DavidCOnline copies of this newsletter and other newsletters are available at: