See if you can make sense of this empire-speak:
Urgency must replace complacency. The recent decades of tranquillity were not the norm in human affairs, but an aberration.
Australia’s holiday from history is over.
Holiday from history. That is quite a concept. Who the f ever gets a holiday from history? In this instance, I believe the phrase is supposed to mean war is on the horizon and soon. Because history is only a series of wars, and wars are normal, and your complacency is slack.
Pax Australia as enjoyed under the soft authority of Pax Americana is about to come to an end if these authors get their way.
Here’s context for the quote from Caitlin Johnstone:
The report by the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age — which former Prime Minister Paul Keating just called “the most egregious and provocative news presentation of any newspaper I have witnessed in over 50 years of active public life” — actually comes close to actually admitting that there’s a concerted propaganda campaign designed to increase hysteria about China and manufacture consent for war. The “expert” panel asserts that there needs to be a “psychological shift” in the public toward this direction which they must be actively persuaded to accept.
“Most important of all is a psychological shift,” the report says. “Urgency must replace complacency. The recent decades of tranquillity were not the norm in human affairs, but an aberration. Australia’s holiday from history is over.”
Plenty of fearful reasons for Australian taxpayers to enrich those guys behind Uncle Sam in the cartoon above.
Some have suggested that Australia, not Taiwan, is slated to be the next Ukraine. Others have suggested it could be Japan.
I haven’t seen any polls but I’m going out on a limb and say that the vast majority of people living in these places which are likely candidates to be selected for a proxy war on China do not want that to happen.
But it’s clear that the empire thinks it can act with impunity at this point in history.
Impunity supported by the profound lack of curiosity about whodunit on Nord Stream evident throughout western media. Imperial control 0f that sector is working well with independent media covertly choked by lawfare, financial attacks, shadow banning, and cancellation. I’ve come to feel that getting authentic information is akin to getting nutritious food — it’s possible, but you have to work at it.
Who else is curious about NATO nuclear weapons and related systems being moved around? I know I am.
Imperial plotters fancy themselves eagles (dark eagles in the service of Dark Brandon, apparently) but the whole world knows they’re really more like pigeons.
(The rest of this insightful post may be found at GlobalSouth.Co.)