By Christian Marx
Australia is rapidly heading towards a completely stupefied populace. This is no accident! Rather, it is a concerted effort by the vested corporate interests that own all our mainstream media, and control the LNP, via their hardline, crypto Fascist organisation, the Institute of Public Affairs.
If one believed the media narrative, one would be convinced that climate change is a “socialist plot” run by the United Nations to enslave the world. One would also be inclined to believe that the LNP are good fiscal managers, refugees are taking our jobs while simultaneously taking unemployment payments, all Muslims are terrorists, the sky is green, the world is flat, etc, etc.
Orwell wrote about the dangers of a corporate owned, totalitarian government that spewed disinformation and attempted to censor alternative news sources. We can see this direct parallel with the LNP’s demented effort to try and destroy the ABC.
The current LNP and their insidious big business backers are continuously trying to cultivate confusion and misinformation. Just as in Orwell`s writings, we have the Ministry of Truth (total fabrication of news and distortion of facts and history). Australia also has its very own ministers in the Liberal Party doing the opposite of what their portfolios suggest. An Education Minister (cutting public funds to education), a Health minister (destroying the public health system), and an Immigration Minister (not interested in helping migrants at all, rather the goal is to lock refugees up in Nazi type gulags and let them rot).
Continuing on this theme of deception is the denial of scientific fact regarding climate change. Instead of reading the mountains of peer reviewed scientific evidence, the far right choose to hire sock puppets, such as Andrew Bolt to deny the science and deride the more than 80% of scientists as “paid by the socialist left”. The irony is rich coming from Bolt, who is paid by the Newscorp propaganda machine, which is run by Murdoch, who has vested interests, along with his shadowy IPA organization to protect the profits of the fossil fuel industry. After all, they are big donors to the Liberal National Party propaganda machine.
Goebbels was the Ministry for Propaganda in Nazi Germany. He believed in the bigger the lie and the more repetitive the lie is spoken, the more people will come to believe in it. This ties in directly with the LNP manifesto. Blatant lies about asylum seekers, such as “It is illegal to seek asylum”. No, it is NOT ILLEGAL TO SEEK ASYLUM, as anyone who has researched our Refugee Convention will tell you.
Another repeated lie is the debt spiel: Labor were not reckless spenders! But Labor – as history shows – were very prudent in kick starting the failing economy via a stimulus during the worst global financial crisis since 1929. Wayne Swan was actually named world`s best financial minster by Euromoney magazine. Hardly a socialist publication! The LNP are the reckless spenders. The LNP spend tens of millions on offshore death camps, providing obscene profits to private companies. It would be actually much cheaper to process the asylum seekers humanely in Australia. The LNP are also aggressively trying to cut taxation for the very wealthiest companies. It is a well-known fact that tax cuts do not equal more jobs. We all know that the extra money just goes into fat CEO remuneration.
Australia is at a critical point. We as a nation can unite and DEMAND transparency from our elected officials, or we can continue to believe the crap spewed daily from corporate owned media and fight among ourselves while the real corporate criminals sell our country down the drain.
Remember that 2+2 does not equal 5! Vote the LNP OUT!
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