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The Great Cultural Swindle

2 September 2017

9:00 AM

2 September 2017

9:00 AM

Forget about the ‘culture wars’. What Australia, and indeed the West, is now being subjected to, and in many ways torn asunder by, is The Great Cultural Swindle. This is a mammoth rort whereby normal, hard-working, decent, trusting people and their families are being conned by a group of cultural charlatans and frauds: best known as our progressive media, political, academic and business elites.

Yet rather than stealing their wealth – although they are doing that too – this new gang of con artists is pickpocketing mainstream Australia’s, and the West’s, cultural values.

These values are being pilfered from the decent, freedom-loving, overly-complacent majority by a growing leftist, socialist minority for whom the hard-working Aussie is a figure of ridicule and contempt.

The most insidious subterfuge is occurring underneath our noses, as our children head off to school to frequently be conned into embracing radical gender agendas where they should, of course, instead be gathering useful knowledge and life skills. In recent weeks it has become clear how pervasive the ‘safe schools’ gender indoctrination has become, not only in left-wing strongholds like Victoria and South Australia, but even with attempts to smuggle it through the back door into New South Wales. In Canberra, one distraught Mum reports how assemblies of up to 900 kids cheer approvingly at any mention of gender fluidity. In Victoria, another Mum was horrified to learn of dildos being shown in class with lessons on masturbation. Always the message is the same – homosexuality is not only to be tolerated but embraced. Both Mums have been forced to conceal their names for fear of repercussions.

The swindlers have cunningly hijacked the same-sex marriage debate. What was once referred to as LGBT has now become a ludicrous acronym of over a dozen ‘gender types’, including ‘polyamorous’, an obvious forerunner to the next step of legalising polygamy. As Cory Bernardi warned many years ago (and was vilified for), the likely result of ‘marriage equality’ will be a legalised sexual/gender smorgasbord with untold consequences, many of which will be detrimental to a healthy, productive and safe society. Already, we are seeing in those countries that have legalised same-sex marriage the threats of closure to schools that refuse to pander to the ‘trans’ agenda.

Despite the howls of protestation to the contrary, it is self-evident that the ‘gay marriage’ push – allowing homosexual and lesbian couples the right to marry – has been hijacked by the transsexual/genderqueer neo-Marxist lobby, and our children are the victims. The Great Cultural Swindle has been not only on everyday families, but also on loving gay and lesbian couples, who should have resisted the hijacking of their movement but instead became silent enablers.

It is not only the religious bodies who should be concerned that their freedoms are being stolen from them. All parents should now be afraid of what the future holds for their ability to educate their own kids about love and sexuality.

Then there is the climate change hoax, as underhand and as fraudulent a scam as it is possible to imagine. Put aside for the moment whether you believe that the planet is or isn’t warming up. The first inescapable truth is that there is nothing Australia can do about it, even if we wanted to. The second inescapable truth is that we have been tricked through political cunning and a dishonest, activist media and business world into paying the highest electricity prices in the world despite the fact that we have the cheapest energy sources on the planet. This is a monumental betrayal.

Next comes the great scam of our history and race relations, with the indigenous grievance industry in full flight over such trivialities as the meaning of the word ‘discover’, whilst the Left turns a blind eye to young Aboriginal kids forced to endure poverty, ill-health, violence and sexual abuse. All so as not to be tainted by another meaningless word: ‘racism’. Indigenous Australia is being ripped off by wealthy activists more interested in attacking colonial history than helping those most in need to get a better life. Meanwhile, thanks to the myth of multiculturalism, non-integrated enclaves spring up in our suburbs, fostering cultural/religious acrimony and division.

And finally there is the swindle of our economy. Out-of-control debt has already seen over half a trillion dollars ripped from the pockets of our children’s hopes, dreams and future prospects. Money that should have been available to them has been wasted on government debt and the interest on debt, exacerbated by preposterously wasteful schemes such as the NBN, the NDIS, Gonski, over-priced diesel submarines, solar thermal plants, giant batteries, pushing water uphill in the Snowy Mountains and so on. Yet it’s not as if that money has been put to any long-term good, but rather, it has been mainly squandered on the indolence of welfare and the fraudulence of renewable energy and a host of other so-called progressive scams. What a con job.

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