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Can Peter Dutton repair the democracy ‘loyal opposition’.

Can Peter Dutton repair the democracy ‘loyal opposition’.

The innocent child assumption: even Hitler?

The innocent child assumption: even Hitler?

Wealth Tax: Good Idea? Bad Idea?

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Adventure(AO 2022)  A Shakespearean Style Tragedy?

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Adventure(AO 2022) A Shakespearean Style Tragedy?

Djokovic: Rescued from PR Disaster By Australian Leader “Scotty from Marketing” Morrison!

Djokovic: Rescued from PR Disaster By Australian Leader “Scotty from Marketing” Morrison!

Biden vs Trump: A World Changing US Election?

Biden vs Trump: A World Changing US Election?

2020: Trump ‘wins’ on election Night?

2020: Trump To Declare Victory on election Night? Violence and Intimation? (revision II)

OK, Election day over, who won and what now?

OK, Election day over, who won and what now?

Winners! but.. without the senate?

US Election: Why The Flip The Switch States?

Donald Trump: Victory Still Possible?

What if Trump isn’t lying?

US 2020 Election: Never ending story

US 2020 Election: Never ending story

System Failure: USA, Jan 6th 2021

System Failure: USA, Jan 6th 2021

Off Topic Surprise: Aslan Karatsev and how self- image can mask ability.

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WWIII?

WWIII?

Salami Tactics Battle In Ukraine: What Can Be Done To Stop Russia, and China, and Potentially, WWIII.

Salami Tactics Battle In Ukraine: What Can Be Done To Stop Russia, and China, and Potentially, WWIII.

The Irony of The Bloomberg 2020 Campaign

The Irony of The Bloomberg 2020 Campaign

So Long Mr. Putin, And Thanks. But Meanwhile….?

So Long Mr. Putin, And Thanks. But Meanwhile….?

Obama and Xi Jinping announcement: a huge step for climate action? Or a backward step?

Trump: Conceding? Or Plotting?

The AUKUS FUKUS Fracas: Submarines, Really?

Lord Trumpemort And The Coup Eaters.

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Fragile Democracy: Was Scott ‘Scomo’ Morrison autocrat of Australia?

Democracy collapses when a leader, who is able to bypass the checks and balances, uses their position to retain power.

Steps by recent leaders Scott Morrison and Australia and Donald Trump in the USA, raise questions as to whether current reliance on conventions and constitutions reliably protects democracy.

China, Russia and even North Korea are all technically democracies, and all proof of how technically being a democracy does not necessarily deliver real democracy.

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Can Peter Dutton repair the democracy ‘loyal opposition’.

Democracy is under threat, and a significant part of the problem stems for the distortion of the current model of ‘opposition’. While the politics of division and polarisation of the USA Trump republicans vs Biden democrats attracts most attention on the world stage right now, what happens in Australia following the recent election which saw democracy strike back (page coming soon), has the potential to provide the world with an alternate blueprint for the role of the opposition party, which could reinvigorate democracy and spread to the US and elsewhere.

Is there an alternative to the current Republicans vs Democrats style, where ‘opposition’ is about each party demonising the other?

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WWIII?

Was Feb 24th, the start of WWIII? Is it a world war of sanctions, troops and tanks, or nuclear?

NATO, and specifically the US, seem to feel the risk of WWIII is so real, that they refuse Ukraine any assistance that could defeat Putin’s forces and anger him further. Their hope seems to be “let him win on the battlefield but lose through sanctions”.

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So Long Mr. Putin, And Thanks. But Meanwhile….?

War relies upon both sides feeling the other side are the “bad guys” The invasion of Ukraine has reached a point where Ukraine has defeated Putin in the global PR war, labelling Putin and the invaders the “bad guys”, and requiring Putin to escalate measures to try to ensure the new does not spread to much in Russia, and in the military. Meanwhile, there is still a physical invasion war going on, and as Putin’s desperation to hide reality increases, so will the resulting devastation.

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Salami Tactics Battle In Ukraine: What Can Be Done To Stop Russia, and China, and Potentially, WWIII.

Putin taking on ‘the whole salami‘ in Ukraine, has advanced the world to a crisis with two potential outcomes:

  1. The invasion stalls long enough for Putin to lose power in Russia, leading to an end to expansionism not just in Russia, but most likely also improving the worlds relationship with China.
  2. The invasion succeeds, showing the response of nations as powerless in response to aggression, greenlighting a path that could lead to an extension of age of tyrants, and potentially WWIII.

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The innocent child assumption: even Hitler?

I recently watched an episode of “Comedians in cars getting coffee”,(C6:E4 11:55) where Ricky Gervais has a photo of Hitler as a baby. And relates, “I talk about sci-fi, and I always go back and kill Hitler”. And I go, I go, they go “well people tried all the time”, and they go “No I’d go back and kill him as a baby”. I go, “You’d go back, and kill baby Hitler, who hasn’t done anything wrong yet, and just strangle him? Have you seen Hitler as a baby” and I pull out this photo and I go “He was adorable”.

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