Batty & bonkers: Welcome to Mental Asylum Australia

by PAUL COLLITS – THE entire Western world has come to believe that anyone feeling offence, or claims to, has a right to call a halt to all human proceedings. 

Our current global madness is marked by governments, often popularly elected, who think it’s their job to attempt to change the climate and to “eliminate” viruses they themselves created – all the while killing innocent people with abortion, euthanasia, bioweapons and gene therapy. 

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The clever neo-Marxists had a plan, it happens. They’ve quietly changed the culture, one institution at a time, while encouraging everyone to keep obsessing over downstream politics.

What passes for governance nowadays is merely performative gibberish dressed up as serious activity.

The feisty, perceptive, humorous and much reviled UK commentator Katie Hopkins has a regular channel on YouTube about Britain in which she describes it, accurately, as “bat###t bonkers” Britain.

TWIST

Scarcely a day goes by without some new nutty twist to life in Old Blighty that is worthy of Hopkins’ tongue-in-cheek reportage.

One was reminded of the extent of Britain’s lunacy last week in a story from The Guardian about a tribute to the composer, the great John Barry, which felt the need for trigger warnings.

“Audiences at a new season of films at the British Film Institute in London have been cautioned the titles – including two James Bond movies – ‘will cause offence today’.

“The disclaimer warns that all the films in John Barry: Soundtracking Bond and Beyond ‘contain language, images or other content that reflect views prevalent in its time, but will cause offence today (as they did then).”

Feeling offence has been a first world problem since, well, the first world. How the entire Western world came to the conclusion that anyone feeling offence, or claiming to, or acting on behalf of someone claiming to, has a right to call a halt to human proceedings is one of life’s mysteries.

It is beyond mysterious. It is certifiable. It makes anything that crazed bats might do look decidedly sane.

The supreme irony is that it is our age endlessly described as the educated age, the rational age, the progressive age and the modern age.

The infantile idiocy of the BFI and its peers across most walks of life simply leaves one speechless. These people are merely playing at human seriousness. Batshit bonkers.

The woke revolution and its enforcement, hundreds of years after the Enlightenment supposedly delivered us rationality and the rejection of medievalism, demonstrates beyond doubt the utter poverty of the theory of human progress in any area other than plumbing.

Katie Hopkins doesn’t just confine herself to the United Kingdom. Why would she?

There is plenty of madness everywhere. All she has to do (for example) is to look across the Pond at the USA, as it enters an election year whose likely contest will involve a demented person and an incarcerated one.

WEIRD

It is almost as if we are all living in some new, totally weird version of The Truman Show film. Where everyone is acting a part. Who is directing it?

American libertarian Jeffrey Tucker puts it like this: “The battle of the future really is between them and us but who or what ‘them’ is remains opaque and too many of ‘us’ are still confused about what the alternative is to what is happening all around us.

For my money, pondering the “them”, the usual suspects (the Big Three) will be familiar to readers – globalist corporates and related elites, the Chinese Communist Party and the Islamists are the most prominent candidates.

Each group, in thrall to an ideology, wishes to refashion and control the world and all its people in its own way, in its own image and for its own purposes.

Each of these essentially imperialist efforts is swimming in a festy Western swamp of post-modernism in which the totally mad can be made out as “rational”, sane and justifiable.

So much of what passes for governance is nowadays merely skin-deep gibberish dressed up as purposeful activity done in our interests.

The late US political commentator Andrew Breitbart once said – and this is much quoted – that culture is upstream from politics. This explains much about our current madness.

The mad politics are only allowed to play out because the culture is already mad. Define mad? Post-modern, absent the notion of absolute truth(s), unserious, unhinged from reality, ephemeral, unfocused, missing what matters, chasing dreams, giving up on common sense as a guiding principle, engaging routinely, indeed reflexively, in “magical thinking”.

The last has been explained recently by Australian economist Henry Ergas: “If today’s zeitgeist has a defining feature, it is magical thinking, in which premonitions of disaster are combined with utopian fantasies.

Ergas also provided examples: “What surer evidence of collective madness could there be than the thousands of inner-city Lefties, having denounced Australia’s founding fathers as murderers, who now ‘pay their respects’ to past Indigenous elders who rained violence on women and kids?”

He might actually have said “batshit bonkers”. How the hell did this happen?

The clever neo-Marxist revolutionaries had a plan, as it happens. They have quietly changed the culture, one institution at a time, while encouraging everyone to keep looking at, and obsessing over, the downstream politics, as if this all mattered. It largely doesn’t.

It is theatre, now played out via social media and 24 hour cable TV. But we act as if it does matter.

The legacy media repeatedly reports the madness. The media amplifies everything going on. (And they hide stuff too, by strategic non-reportage.)

SPOUTING

They now add a new level of reportage. They quote people no one has ever heard of spouting their ill-considered views on X/Twitter.

So, more nonsense gets piled onto the original nonsense. Layers of madness are added until the non-story seems to become real – and sane. It saves anyone thinking about reality.

Other institutions embrace the madness, thereby mainstreaming it. Normalising it. Making it seem both real and unexceptional at the same time.

The so-called intelligentsia give it all respectability and help drive changes in thinking across society as a whole. And so, the relentless propaganda rolls out and on. New values become embedded, seamlessly.

Hence we get:

  • Men marrying men;
  • Men becoming women;
  • Half the population happily (or not) doing what the late David Graeber called “bullshit jobs”;
  • Lining up in queues for COVID PCR tests that prove nothing, when we are not even ill;
  • Taking the eighth jab;
  • Driving all our cars off the cliff to stop the earth warming by two degrees over a century;
  • Printing money we do not have to solve problems that do not exist;
  • Considering terrorists as freedom fighters; and
  • Everyone thinking all this is sane, normal, intelligent and “moral”.

Yes, we believe things that we know not to be true, or good or sane. And worse, we accept them. We simply sigh and look the other way.

This a societal disease. It is what post-modernism will do to you.

Change the government and you change the country, Paul Keating once said. He is only partly right, and less right now than thirty years ago.

Only revolutionary Parties like Labor change the country. The Liberals do not – and they never change it back.PC

Paul Collits

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MAIN PHOTOGRAPH:  Crazy Climate Change Minister Chris Bowen. (courtesy Daily Mail)

8 thoughts on “Batty & bonkers: Welcome to Mental Asylum Australia

  1. There is some light at the end of the tunnel……a recent study has revealed significant skepticism among young people regarding climate alarmism. The study was released on 16th January by the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), a left-leaning organization that was sued by Elon Musk for allegedly engaging in a “scare campaign” to drive away advertisers. They definitely didn’t like the results of their own research!
    The study found that roughly one-third of teenagers (the predominant YouTube audience) hold views such as “climate policies cause more harm than good” or consider “climate change a hoax to control and oppress people.”
    Young and old are slowly waking up to Chris ‘Blackouts’ Bowen obsession with renewables and that’s a great move in the right direction.
    Hang in there everybody!

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  2. Latest news on EV is about a road test drive from Sydney to Melbourne in two top of the line BMW sedans, 7 Series, one an Internal Combustion Engine Vehicle and the other an Electric Vehicle.

    The ICEV premium petrol cost was $13 less than the cost for commercial recharging electricity stations for the EV. The ICEV did not need refuelling but the EV was recharged twice and at a loss of a few hours travelling time.

    These are very expensive vehicles.

    It will be interesting to see what the future trade-in valuations are for comparison, noting deterioration of range as the battery pack ages and suffers from charging issues with substantial replacement cost after the usual 8 years warranty period conditional on battery pack age at time of valuation, and before that time. Also insurance costs and if in the long run there is a fuel cost saving with the EV, and remembering the ever increasing electricity price with transition and renewable energy target, and that coal fired power stations still generate most of the essential base load electricity for the electricity grid so buying EV to save emissions is an exercise in futility and premium retail prices.

    Despite this Minister “Blackout” Bowen and colleagues are planning to penalise ICEV sales with new tax and fuel emissions standard, ignoring that EV is not only a premium price, with recharging complications and time, range issues for country long distance travel and therefore best for city and suburbs.

  3. It takes a while to scroll through each article or item and read interesting information submitted to a Senate Inquiry over the past several years, including costing estimates that explain why the Bowen-CSIRO claims are incorrect and SMR based electricity generators would be about 25 per cent of the far out of date CSIRO estimate.

    Note how existing power station locations can be reused and existing electricity transmission lines.

    https://www.smrnuclear.com.au

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  4. “It is inevitable that there will be a reckoning between good and evil where evil is dealt with once and for all.”

    Revelation Chapter 20, versus 7 to 10: The Judgment of Satan

    When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—and to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

    Revelation Chapter 20, versus 11 to 15: The Judgment of the Dead

    Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.

  5. Thanks Paul. Romans 1:28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over a depraved mind….., the other point you make about the marxists taking over our institutions one at a time is at the heart of where we are now. Local govt, hospital boards, VCAT, Dept of Justice, OPA, Ombudsman, are all now a threat and menace to our society, especially the vulnerable, I have had personal dealings with them all, they are corrupt and evil. It is inevitable that there will be a reckoning between good and evil where evil is dealt with once and for all.

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