Australasians now fear precedent spill over and sectarian schism
From the outset of this millennium the coastal enclaves of the United States exported ethics to the rest of the Anglosphere.
These buzzed up moral constructs were absorbed unquestioningly like warm honey until even just a few days ago. The repeal of Roe versus Wade amounted to a slap in the face.
The United States ethics command of the Anglosphere became obvious when government heads in the UK and Australasia felt compelled to remind their own citizens that they were not in fact under United States jurisdiction, and thus they were unaffected by Roe versus Wade
It was the coupling of climate and identity that supercharged the United States coastal progressive agenda export and made it unchallengeable by a compliant politico media class in Australasia and much of continental Europe too.
In fact the repeal of Roe versus Wade had silently returned to the Supreme Court agenda following the retirement in 2020 of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
It has been claimed that Justice Ginsburg (pictured) also questioned the constitutionality of Roe versus Wade on the grounds that there was nothing in the United States Constitution that dealt with abortion and that the matter therefore belonged under the aegis of the individual states.
However those who met Justice Ginsburg on her tour of New Zealand were left in no doubt about the liberal nature of her views on this and allied issues.
Justice Ginsburg during this tour New Zealand impressed audiences with her brisk and matter-of-fact descriptions of the workings of the Supreme Court.
Her visit to New Zealand achieved global attention when she announced subsequently that if Donald Trump was elected to the presidency then she would relocate to the famously social justice conscious nation in the South Pacific.
In the event Justice Ginsburg is said to be a cause of the Roe versus Wade repeal because of her determinedly clinging to her office until her death in the year she retired, 2020.
This allowed the by now elected and in-office president Donald Trump to weigh the Supreme Court against the libertarians.
Many are surprised that the Roe versus Wade repeal was made prior to the United States mid term elections later this year.
Premature leaks of the repeal’s imminence are probably one cause. Another is that the Republicans precipitated the repeal in the belief that it would consolidate their own vote.
Meanwhile one of the reasons that political leaders in Australasia so swiftly reassured their own citizens that Roe versus Wade would not spill over into these countries is the extreme sensitivity in these Oceania nations to anything involving Roman Catholicism.
Both countries from their pioneering inception sought to reduce sectarian tensions and this was notably successful in education.
Prior to the climate-identity blending the issue of abortion was the dominant moral issue of its era and its intensity was only fanned by the rawness of the division about it within Catholicism itself.
The Roe versus Wade reappraisal has re-ignited in the region a conscience-gender issue that many believed had become subsumed and even utterly buried simply because the dominant dual climate-identity packaged activism sucked the oxygen out of any competing moral issue.
In the Westminster zone of the Anglosphere this newly revived issue in all its rawness is likely to be handled gingerly by public broadcasters especially. This sector is anxious to preserve undiluted and unchallenged its flagship and priority United States doctrinal import which is the climate -identitarian coupled theory.
The tacitly accepted United States formula ethics export dominance has suddenly U-turned and ploughed into the back of a movement that more than any other had evoked traditional and confusing values often religious ones.
Contorted Language and Ersatz Theory Hid Europe’s Peril
Hanna Reitsch was the first woman to fly a helicopter and also a jet plane. She was an early glider pilot and refined air brake technology. It was as a gliding instructor that she toured Australasia where in an interview she was asked what Germans most regretted about World War 2.
“Losing it,” replied the winner of two Iron Crosses.
How did West Germany recover so rapidly from World War 2, and then absorb so easily the old Soviet East Germany?
The aviatrix had supplied the answer. It was the next fixture that counted. Not the engagement that had just been lost.
Anyone crossing over from the still devastated UK in the early 1960s saw how swathes of Britain’s industrial cities were still laid waste while West Germany’s had somehow been utterly restored without any indications of the so-recent conflict.
The German single minded determination to win the peace was conducted without any diverting distractions especially those of an ideological nature.
So when the green movement took over from a highly visible yet hardly threatening bunch of post war anarchic collectives it was received with relief as a middle class and manageable safety valve.
Nobody imagined that the green movement would become the applied ideology that would involve Germany for the third time as the detonator for a European war.
Or that the fuse would be most deeply disguised by the 16 years of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s regime when Germany on the face of it had achieved the broad uplands of peace and prosperity as the stabilizer of Europe.
The requirement to manage and contain the green movement would amount to Germany each year entrusting more and more and then most of its power requirements to Russia.
This particular lesson in the peril of appeasement is being ignored with everyone in authority pretending it never happened in the first place.
Unabashed international and national government agencies criss-cross airspace seeking to reappropriate Covid funds. Treasuries are told that they must divert gigantic resources to finance poorer countries whose problems are in fact due to political instability.
As Russia bombards Ukraine in order to land lock it the global debate conducted by the intergovernmental agencies whose job it was to stop the conflict in the first place still centres on a modelled crisis instead of the actual one. Any diversion is welcome. Think Glasgow.
The 1972 Nixon-Kissinger entente with China was designed to introduce a split in world communism. Yet nobody sounded the alarm that there was pending a re-grouping for the February 24 Ukraine invasion.
Hanna Reitsch in two words bluntly summarised a state of affairs that most are still too tremulous to articulate. Most people who had anything to do with Germany in the decades immediately after the war know her verdict to be correct.
Compare this with the situation now in which governments, media outlets, and intergovernmental organisations dance around issues of any importance at all if there is any danger of giving offence to any ordained ideology, especially one from which they profit.
Where are the West’s intelligence agencies in all this? Nowadays theirs is anything but an oath of silence as they must jockey around with the rest of the bunch for their funding.
They restrict themselves to dazzling insights into the blindingly obvious.
There is a lesson here and it is one that the ruling/ political class cannot bring itself to confront.
It is that ideologies can overwhelm the very organisations supposed to manage them and they do so by infiltrating the body politic as a cause more noble than the obvious ones such as national defence.
The fact that Nato handed over its main strategic asset, its fuel supply, to the enemy that it was configured to fight, to contain, reminds us how ideology cancels logic.
Ideological pronouncements now dominate. These catch-phrase and slickly-branded theories replace what were until quite recently known as statements.
Hanna Reitsch who flew the last plane out of Berlin was witness to and participant in what is considered the most lethal of these theories.
The aviator’s summary in its plain spoken two-word delivery distils a simple fact.
Which is why it still stands out amid the ethereal, obscure yet high-sounding slogans which today masquerade as descriptions of what has gone on, is going on, and what will go on.
Retribalization zealotry route for China penetration of institutions
Accelerating separatism in favour of pre-European inhabitants in Australia and New Zealand encourages China to press ahead with its scheme to widen its presence in Oceania.
The CCP understands that the more the governments of Australasia utter the words coming together, the more determined they are in fact to ensure that the opposite happens.
The announcement by Australia’s new Labour government that it intends to establish a parallel Aboriginal advisory auxiliary parliament signals an in-depth commitment to a dual foreign policy and one that will favour a tilt toward China.
New Zealand’s Labour government has a slate of policies both declared and undeclared to empower through co-governance those claiming a pre-European birthright and thus an enhanced perceived and distinct lived experience.
In Australasia separatism blends with policies on clean energy and identitarianism to become the main ingredient of the political formula for winning upscale metropolitan electorates.
This now in turn blends with China’s already successful penetration of institutions that are highly regarded by these same privileged co-governance movement activist bases.
Internationally China’s quite recent capture of Hollywood by becoming the major cinematographic consuming nation put China at the fountain head of in-vogue progressive trends and this is the reason why there is so little public contention over China’s acts and intentions.
It is the reason for example why in these Australasian lands of the great reset public broadcasters only handle in a stifled way China’s role in the genesis and then dispersion of the Covid 19 plague.
Also muted for example is anything very searching in terms of analysing the confluence of Beijing’s Winter Olympics and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Also off the table is insight into the volume and quantity of the abandoned United States military hardware in Afghanistan likely to have been transferred across the border for copying and/or actual use in China.
China’s acquisition of Hollywood in order to protect its other institutional investments is an example of its win-win approach meaning it wins twice. It colonised the film colony and in doing so guaranteed the security of its other downstream contemporary culture investments.
There is something in common here with the broader clandestine modus operandi.
A national intelligence agency secures an above-board and conspicuous asset, one operating in the light of day, (limelight in Hollywood’s case) and uses it to conceal and reinforce its other subsidiary assets that operate in the shadows.
The advent of tribal co-governance in Australia and New Zealand demonstrates how the win-win ploy brings with it for China a multiplier effect.
The knock on is that it grasps the imagination of the new and decisive culturally sensitive voting bloc the excitable metropolitan intelligentsia with its determination to occupy the contemporary moral high ground.
China’s ability to influence outcomes is matched only by its hidden persuasion to staunch debate on matters inimical to these outcomes.
The Middle Kingdom knows that the drift toward co-governance in Australasia is an Oceania political current flowing strongly in its favour.
Ever since it implanted Maoism in Paris in 1968 China has understood how receptive are the West’s urban intelligentsia to it doctrines.
As it focuses on replacing the United States in the Indo-Pacific hegemony China will continue to colonise in the region institutions in public broadcasting and education with their instinctive shared anxiety to be on the right side of history which the CCP views as its own right to determine it.
The CCP understands too that within the socialist governments of constituted democracies there lurks a solid core of hard liners. These are the CCP’s dragons teeth… the sowers of the seeds of strife.
The CCP knows how prone ideologues are to its own way of thinking and how eager this new political class is to empathise with the new rallying cries notably the one about the importance of being on the right side of history.
It was Chairman Mao few now care to remember who enshrined the importance of being politically correct.
The CCP’s penetration of western institutions indicates an understanding of the porosity of these institutions beyond that of their own proprietors.
Where the governments of countries in the grip of progressivism see diversity, the CCP sees divergence, disunity and contention. Open doors in other words to opportunities for intervention under any number of guises.