The Nature of State Power: The Farce of Democracy in Australia



Section One

The Anti-Australian State


As Australia was born as a penal colony (i.e. a jail colony for convicts) the Establishment was therefore, by necessity, harsh and repressive. This style of governing, even with arrival of the later "free" settlers, remained autocratic and anti-democratic.

It took popular unrest, and the revolt at Eureka, to provide the starting point for a democratic system. Even then, it was only a quasi-democracy, with the colonial Governors (and, following them, the state Governors) appointing many (non-elected) members of parliament.

Later came the Federation of the colonies, which was supposedly a "concession" to the nationalist and republican movement of the 1880s and 1890s, but was actually turned into an opportunity to give Australia a national "British" government, rather than one which was truly Australian. In fact, the British favoured federation as it meant it would make the administration of the Australian colonies a much easier task.

Our Constitution was British, and regarded us as British (see sections 34 and 44 of the Constitution) rather than as Australians. We continued to be under British domination for decades.

Originally, most of those in Australia were British-born; and they regarded Britain as the "Home Country". It was not until around 1870 that the Australian-born population outnumbered those born in Britain (however, many of the Australian-born were raised as "British ethnics", still regarding Britain as the "Home Country" - even if they'd never been there).

Hence, the British cultural and political dominance of Australia was effectively ensured by the all-encompassing "Britishness" of the State, its institutions, and the "British" mind-set.

The State, although apparently democratic, was determined to protect itself and its ideology by any means, fair or foul. Laws were enacted to suppress opposition:
* The Coercion Act made it possible to arrest someone upon suspicion only, to be tried privately, to dispense with normal legal proceedings, and to be jailed without trial for up to 2 months.
* The Crimes Act even made it illegal to express Republican opinions.
* Sedition laws made it an offence to promote "feelings of ill-will and hostility between different classes of Her Majesty's subjects".

The interpretation of this latter law could be very loose; indeed, in the 1970s the Immigration Minister, Al Grassby, advocated that it be used in order to put "racists" in jail.

During World War Two, with the inability of the British to protect Australia from the Japanese, the State turned to the U.S.A. for protection and for a new "leadership" in domestic and world affairs (a move foreshadowed by Australia's Prime Minister Deakin arranging for the U.S. Navy's "Great White Fleet" to visit Australia in 1908). Instead of "loyalty to the British Empire", the Establishment's line became "commitment to the free world led by the United States".

Accompanying this swap of "ideological masters", came the enormous intrusion of U.S. interests (economic, military, and political) into Australian life; both during, and long after, World War Two.

Under U.S. influence, a new component of State power was added: A secret police, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO).  Its abilities and powers gradually grew and it obtained the authority to tap telephones, infiltrate organisations, black-list "enemies", and organise covert operations. ASIO became a key element in the coercive apparatus of the Establishment. It should be realised that the secret police had not been set up to investigate criminal matters, but to concern themselves with the political opponents of the Establishment; they are Australia's "political police".

Initially in the 1950s the secret police were used against the Communist Party. Beginning in the 1980s and 1990s, with the Establishment's energetic push for Asianisation and an "Asian Destiny", and following the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe, the Australian Establishment (the State) now sees its main "enemy" as being those who threaten the existence of the planned "Asian destiny for Australia". On many occasions the political police have already acted against Australian patriots and so-called "racists" (by both "open" and "legal", as well as devious, underhand, and "illegal", means).

The Establishment is not democratic by nature; but, like a cornered rat, will use all types of dirty tricks to ensure its survival. These include laws to be used to jail and oppress patriots (such as the various Racial Vilification laws) and the use of political police to harass patriots whenever they deem it to be appropriate.

The true nature of State Power in Australia is that of a traitor Establishment, which has always been anti-Australian (in various guises - whether subordinating Australia's culture, independence, and destiny to that of Britain, the USA, or Asia). It pretends to be democratic but is actually concerned merely with its own survival - whenever the principles of democracy clash with the survival of the Establishment's cosmopolitan-internationalist ideology, the State acts in an authoritarian, anti-democratic manner to protect itself. This anti-Australian State deserves only our contempt. Our duty is clear: Smash the Traitor State, and proclaim a patriotic Australian republic.




The Nature of State Power: The Farce of Democracy in Australia

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