By Christian Marx
This week saw the mainstream media tripping over itself to welcome the obnoxious darling of the Fascists, Milo Yianopolous. Even weirder was the welcoming of this miscreant to Parliament House. Grubby indeed.
For those unaware of Milo, he is the latest puppet of big business and far-right interests to divide the population along racial, gender and religious lines. He utilizes the usual tropes of the far-right. Lambasting people of colour, demonizing refugees, supporting apartheid Israel, hating on feminists and gay rights, abusing anyone remotely left of centre and pushing the rights greatest shibboleth, its hatred of political correctness (read, “common decency”). This naturally appeals to every down and out redneck who has a grievance towards blacks, Muslims, refugees or all three!
The average Milo supporter represents those disaffected and left behind by the increasingly carcinogenic capitalist system … but unlike those who are educated and avoid mainstream media pap, these poor unfortunates believe what the idiot box tells them. Soundbites like “Muslims are taking over with Sharia Law” or the cliched “Dole bludgers are taking my tax dollars”. Like a monkey in a sad experiment, they have been conditioned to hate every distraction and minority, except the one demographic that have really destroyed them … the wealthy 1%
These poor people rant and rave about “Agenda 21” and the conspiracy theory about the left implementing globalism. Please don`t make me laugh! Globalism is in fact a key tenet of the ultra right-wing economic philosophy of Neoliberalism … a.k.a free markets. Neoliberalism ensures that our domestic economy is smashed via the lowering of import tariffs. It is the devastation behind the loss of all our local car manufacturing. Capitalists love Neoliberalism as it provides greater profits overseas in $2 an hour sweatshops.
Naturally the very wealthy cannot sell policies which would hurt the overwhelming majority of the Australian population. How do they get their draconian policies voted in? Easy, they will always blame the weakest in society, such as the refugees fleeing from war torn countries … ironically, countries destroyed for Western capitalist greed! Fear is the ultimate conservative manifesto. They have no beneficial social or economic policies for the poor and the middle class. Their whole ideology is to protect the already obscenely wealthy and the powerful.
Milo is currently the most outrageous weapon in the wealthy elites arsenal. Not too far removed from the ugliness of Rita Panahi or Andrew Bolt, just a little cruder. Even Bolt had to distance himself from some of Milo’s more obnoxious statements.
It speaks volumes about our current political system that a cheap sensation seeker such as Milo has a direct invitation to Parliament House. Very telling also, who are his biggest champions. All from the extreme-right of politics. We have the Libertarian Leyonhelm shilling like a madman for Milo. Of course Bolt is also there to facilitate the proceedings for his IPA/Murdoch handlers. The world biggest hypocrite, Cory Bernardi makes an appearance. “What!” I hear you say in incredulous tones. The very same man who hates homosexuality and derides it every moment he gets? Yes, that goose. By supporting the self confessed homosexual, Milo, just proves that his religion is all a veneer of plastic. His true religion is the free market and no doubt he is angling for a slice of the Milo fan base. So hypocritical it is deep tragedy. Like a Shakespearean play, one could not write a better script!
Then seated in the front row like 5 Nazi gargoyles are the faces of the One Nation puppets. The very same political party that votes against penalty rates and sides with the LNP around 80% of the time! Battler bus my arse!
History illustrates how the very wealthy in power will manipulate the narrative for their own ends. Not only does it help sell the papers of their grotty propagandists, it serves to take the focus off the ideological attacks on our social services, the savage cuts to health and education, and the selling off of all our assets and their lovely globalist Jihad they wage against Australian workers. This is nothing new of course, this type of brainwashing is a staple in all hard-line capitalist regimes. Fascist Italy, Franco’s Spain, Pinochet’s Chile, Nazi Germany, modern day U.K, the world greatest “free market” U.S.A and sadly, now in Australia.
The whole far-right economic movement stems from the Austrian economists who concocted a dangerous, Dystopian ideology known as Classical Liberalism. This is the insane dogma that aims to suck all the wealth from a society and put it into the hands of the wealthy elites. The greatest fanatics of this dangerous cult of the individual are none other than David Leyonhelm, the policy arm of the LNP, known as the Institute of Public Affairs and the lunatic One Nation Party … oh, and I almost forgot, the worlds biggest hypocrite, Mr Bernardi. Do not be fooled, all these unsavory individuals represent the interests of Murdoch, Rinehart and the rapacious fossil fuel destroyers.
Be wary, be ready, and ultimately call out the naked self-interest and greed of these far right warriors. They champion “Free speech” no matter how toxic, because it serves to divide and dislocate society. Reasonable opposition to these vile attacks on minorities is drowned out via their media. They believe in a free market alright. A market free to rape the Australian people and our environment. A market that will think nothing of destroying tens of thousands of jobs for sweat shops in Asia and India. Meanwhile, they will scream at the top of their lungs that it is the immigrants, the blacks, the dole bludgers, the “feral left”. NO! the real threat is in plain site and it has a name, free-market capitalism and the grotty 1% who will stop at nothing to plunge the majority into desperate poverty. This is all about power and control.