EYE-BALL’s Herman on – Hegemony …
|Links to Previous ‘Herman’ Posts:
2nd Nov – A March early Federal election –
– 25th Oct – Energy Debate – CPI Shocks the analysts – Rod Sims finally arrives like a Knight in Shining armour
22nd Oct – 2012 Overture – Halloween – Glass half full
3rd oct – 2012 Overture: Twiggy – a metaphor for wafer thin margins … RBA further stimulates economy surprising the stock market!
2nd Oct – The All Ordinaries is a totally misleading index and Australia’s lack of domestic Savings!
18th Sept – A Microcosm of Our Democracy – Auburn City Council elections.
28th Aug – – 2012 Overture – The Northern Fall (Autumn) –
17th Aug: – A Political Alternative – Australian Community Party –
Aug 6th: – Shang Yang’s good governance – or is it good faith?
July 21st: – Micro Economics – Thoughts and opinions on the Energy Debate!!!
July 18th: – A Chronology of Farce – and of a Government who Wonders Why Their Opinion Polls are so low.
July 4th: – 2012 Overture – The Northern Summer Arrives –
June 16th: 2012 Overture – The Greek Elections
June 2nd: Creative Destruction …
May 26th: White Collar Crime – Craig Thomson and Peter Slipper … or just Federal Parliament?
May 17th: The 2012 Overture Act III
Apr 21st: A Philosophical Appraisal of Social Economic Index… to Capture Wider Social Well Being.
Mar 26th: The 2012 Overture – A Crappy New Year – Part III.
Feb 14th: Democrazy Part XV – Clinging to Power.
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– Hegemony –
| Author: EYE-BALL’s Herman | 12th Nov 2012 |
|Yesterday I attended a presentation by Dr (Prof) Tom Sunic. When I accepted the invitation I truly thought the subject matter was about geo political issues surrounding Croatia joining the Euro Union from July 2013, particularly from the perspective of Greece’s economic woes and cultural identity. The cultural identity part was somewhat correct as the other attendees were unashamedly the New Right. They were selling books and distributing flyers for: http://www.newrightausnz.com/
With such a rudimentary initiation, I am hardly an expert. Much of what I heard is beyond my comprehension. Many of the group came to Australia from World War II fascist countries, who were persecuted under victorious Communist regimes. (Josip Tito). The victors get to write the history of the vanquished (hegemony).
As an Australian citizen with a great great grandfather who was sent to the colonies in chains because he was arrested with 23 shillings, charged in Dublin with being a pick-pocket, he claimed he fairly won in a cock fight. He was barely an adult. Or a different Great Great Grandfather sent to the colonies, who as a depressed military officer, while resisting arrest was charged with stealing a boot, dislodged in the resulting melee, or the great great great grandson of a Cornish man arrested in Essex returning from The Battle of Waterloo, with whose forces did he fight? Could he have been a mercenary for Napoleon?
In the case of the first character, 2 of his forebears had lead battalions of Wild Geese Irish – [Wikipedia – linked here] – to fight with the French against England firstly in the Jacobite Wars, and secondly under Napoleon. You can see patterns that help you to understand.
That all said, Fascism and National Anarchists are both very offensive terms. They are so politically incorrect. Are these guys some sort of lunatic fringe to be scared of? Their answer is simple. Political Correctness in all of its forms is hegemony. The dictates of the ruling class, a new word to replace the Marxist concept of proletariat. When any politician claims to be offended is that not their way of trying to silence dissention? Isn’t rigorous debate and free speech enshrined in the Treaty of Human Rights. [linked here]
From here on in the argument gets harder to see in such simple logic.
From my thoughts each of these examples needs to be looked at through specific conditionality but there are recurrent concepts.
One last most central tenet of Dr Sunic is – there must be conscious effort to counter balance the Marxist thought that permeates through all levels of academia since the 1970’s.
So trying to assimilate all this ultra right wing thought into modern society I am in a flux.
I nearly forgot. Tom Sunic claims when you look at the wealthy elite in former communist states, they were once corrupt communist party officials but have now resurrected themselves as bleeding heart human rights activists, still enjoying excess privilege.
Like within China (a centrally planned free market economy) about 13% are super wealthy, something over 20% are middle class with nearly 2/3rds of the population peasant existence farmers. You will find similar throughout former USSR – the Romanovs, Estonia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Poland and so on.
This brings me to corruption in Australia government. This is the most central argument. Last Saturday ‘Hillbilly 33’ wrote (10/11/12) in response to another EYE-BALL post at this site – linked here
I applaud his comment. I don’t condone sedition or anarchy but what happens when all else fails?
Tom Jefferson was a major backer of the 2nd Amendment being included in the USA constitution in 1791 after he had been wanted for treason by the British.
Only the victorious – “the ruling class” get to write the history!
Tom Jefferson was the 3rd United States president (1801 – 1809) and one of the founding fathers of the USA. (In research you will find a much more elongated story). But then there is Martin Luther King Jnr and his peaceful resistance (protest). I guess I will always err towards Martin Luther King.
That is the very reason for this Eye-Ball blog site. It supports free speech. It beseeches alternative media. It is not sponsored or lobbyist. It does not seek subscription. It could sure do with some better financial support, but not to the point of selling its integrity. It implores better information to the masses. It demands more encompassing and rigorous debate.
Late last week there was an article – “Open Letter to “The Independents” – Re: Julia Gillard Peter Slipper, and Craig Thompson, three MP’s who bring continued shame to our Parliament” – linked here
It is very frustrating when this plutocracy allows “a lack of honesty, integrity, real freedom and fairness” to be wholly ignored and thereby not corrected. A dereliction of duty, and a debasing of true democracy. Who are the real bleeding heart human rights activists, who are the abused, who are the abusive? It is a vicious cycle and a downward spiral.
Every MP either hit the delete button or sent an automated response, to the effect:
Quite often themes which are raised on this blog site surface later in the mainstream media. In as much I am very content knowing that hard questions get the audience they deserve. But there is more. Emotions are fickle things. You don’t like to repeat yourself. It is difficult to appeal to the ethers for goodness when you have normal emotions like hunger and ambition.
You can outline the plutocracy, this hegemony, you can highlight the evidence, the causes, the effect, you seek counter opinion and thought, you take strength and courage in little results.
From my article of October 22, titled “Energy Debate — CPI Shocks the analysts – Rod Sims finally arrives like a Knight in Shining armour” -over the weekend you can sniff the PR at work – “This means replacing poles and wires generally erected 50 years ago in the 1960’s”.
That is spin partly based in fact but simplified and twisted on itself – “The Federal government encourages the privatisation of those assets”. Oh really. Is that because you are too busy to really exercise due care? How can you be so busy given the bloated and totally inefficient civil service or bureaucracy you control and or have created?
For mine the most insidious part of all of this is the lack of balance. A serve serving government riddled with scandal and corruption is too busy fighting fires and enjoying the spoils rather than truly planning for the future, and focused on what is not working. All of their energy is missing the ideal. Being self serving they are too busy to listen to those they are elected to represent.
Why did Nazism rise in the depression in Germany? What caused the Bolshevik revolution in Russia under Lenin? The same concept underlies the fall of Rome, and the French Revolution, and the Meiji Restoration in Japan. Bloated civil stipend, excessive concentration of power amongst an elite, or persecution of the masses!
I often state Spain and Greece should never have come to this. For me Lenin or Stalinist Communism and Facism are nearly identical. They both are centralist with tiny variance of the mechanics. I reject both.
I implore free speech. I reject anarchy. Most of our problems are of our own creation, but stay sane by trustng;
Believing in sanity is itself insanity.
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