Australians are not being told the truth about the proposal for constitutional recognition of indigenous people. The goal of Aboriginal political activists today is to gain ‘sovereignty’ and create a black state, equivalent to the existing states. Its territory, comprising all land defined as native title, will soon amount to more than 60 per cent of the whole Australian continent. Constitutional recognition, if passed, would be its ‘launching pad’.
As Quadrant's Keith Windschuttle details in The Break-Up of Australia, recognition will not make our nation complete -- it will divide us permanently.
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Fairfax Media, all but broke financially and beyond bankrupt journalistically, forks out an unknown sum to keep correspondent Paul “Hillary is a shoo-in” McGeough ensconced in Washington DC. One might wonder why the company indulges that expense, as his latest dispatch suggests strikingly similar copy can be picked up directly from the New York Times.
McGeough: Subsequent speculation among users of an online message board called 4Chan on the nature of possible links between the pizzeria and the Democratic Party meshed with insane theorising in the conservative blogosphere that Democrats are big on child trafficking; creating a supposed gospel truth, that then was picked up by an online page called The Donald; which, in turn, spawned a Reddit discussion thread called Pizzagate which, in the blink of an eye, had 20,000 subscribers.
Times: The 4Chan users immediately speculated about the links between Comet Ping Pong and the Democratic Party. Some posited the restaurant was part of a larger Democratic child trafficking ring, which was a theory long held by some conservative blogs. That idea jumped to other social media services such as Twitter and Reddit, where it gained momentum on the page “The_Donald.” A new Reddit discussion thread called “Pizzagate” quickly attracted 20,000 subscribers.
McGeough: Suddenly, the pizzeria came under attack. Among hundreds of threats on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, Alefantis was warned, "we're on to you", "I will kill you personally"
Times: Within hours, menacing messages like “we’re on to you” began appearing in his Instagram feed. In the ensuing days, hundreds of death threats — one read “I will kill you personally” — started arriving via texts, Facebook and Twitter.
McGeough: Fake Pizzagate news reports mushroomed, replete with images of children pilfered from the Comet Ping Pong employees' social media pages – presenting them as the victims of trafficking abuse.
Times: Most troubling for Mr. Alefantis and staff has been the use of children’s images, pilfered from the restaurant’s social media pages and the personal accounts of friends who had “liked” Comet Ping Pong online.
McGeough: Among reports on websites like The New Nationalist and The Vigilant Citizen, one headline read: "Pizzagate: How 4Chan Uncovered the Sick World of Washington's Occult Elite."
Times: … on websites such as The New Nationalist and The Vigilant Citizen, with one headline blaring: “Pizzagate: How 4Chan Uncovered the Sick World of Washington’s Occult Elite.”
McGeough's report can be read via the link below.
In Austria on Sunday, the left marched the faithful to the polls and secured victory in the re-run presidential election for Alexander Van der Bellen, the former Green leader. In Italy, things didn't quite so well for Matteo Renzi (above), who has now resigned after the failure of his referendum to change the Italian constitution. First Brexit, then Trump and now, well, what next?
Quadrant's John O'Sullivan, writing in National Review, offers his analysis. A sample:
...next year we will have – in addition to the French presidential elections — a Dutch election in which the populist party of Geert Wilders (who is currently on trial for demanding fewer Moroccan immigrants in Holland) may end up as the largest single group in parliament, and a German election in which Angela Merkel will seek a fourth mandate in a contest in which, for the first time, a populist anti-migrant party, the AFD, may win a serious number of votes and seats and deprive the conservative Christian Democrats of office even in a coalition, as now.. Something big is clearly going on.
The essay can be read in full via the link below.