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Civilisationists Down Under II.

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Submitted by Reynald de Chatillon (United States), Nov 9, 2018 at 23:20

There have been further developments since my last comments. It was announced a few days ago that former Australian Labor Party (ALP) leader, Mark Latham, has joined Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party. Mark Latham led the ALP from 2003 to 2004, before being defeated by John Howard's conservative coalition in 2004.

Since then, the ALP, like the Democrats in the US, has drifted further to the left, thus alienating it's traditional constituency (ie, blue collar workers, tradesmen), becoming more focused on fringe issues such as identity politics, political correctness. Mark Latham grew increasingly disillusioned with the ALP, lamenting the increasingly anti-Israeli rhetoric emanating from his old party. He reasoned that the role model of the ALP should be the successful governments of Bob Hawke and Paul Keating (1983-1996). Today's ALP tends to look to the anti-Semitic Jeremy Corbyn for inspiration.

The addition of Mark Latham, with his immense experience, to the ranks of One Nation, bodes well for this "civilisationist" party at the next elections, due early next year.


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Overall agenda vs anti-Islamism [38 words]AnonNov 17, 2018 17:13246072
Neo-Nazism doesn't discriminate... [138 words]Ali BabaNov 21, 2018 14:33246072
Defense? [30 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
AlbertE.Nov 9, 2018 22:56245890
1Banning circumcision is not antisemitic [62 words]vivarto rotenbergNov 3, 2018 01:32245784
If you are against circumsion, are you also against abortion? [43 words]EdwardNov 6, 2018 17:03245784
This is the radical feminist left obsession with what they term "consent". [418 words]AnonNov 6, 2018 18:14245784
There is nothing "far right" about Sweden Democrats Banning circumcision is not antisemitic [17 words]vivarto rotenbergNov 6, 2018 20:44245784
the point [18 words]vivarto rotenbergNov 6, 2018 23:56245784
Civilization Means Legal Rights [260 words]DaveNov 2, 2018 18:11245778
1Excellent article [382 words]Anon.Nov 2, 2018 09:18245768
2Civilisationists Down Under. [182 words]Reynald de ChatillonNov 2, 2018 00:49245765
Civilisationists Down Under II. [169 words]Reynald de ChatillonNov 9, 2018 23:20245765

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