Cancel Culture Comes To Freshwater Bay Rotary Club
by David Archibald
7 July 2020
I was asked a few days ago why there isn’t more concern about Australia’s dire fuel stock position. Australia’s biggest existential threat in the next few years is China’s war of choice. And we are only making it worse for ourselves by not even having the fuel stock levels that we are required to hold as a signatory to the International Energy Agency agreement.
We have about 20 days of consumption of things like diesel and petrol while the agreement we signed requires us to hold at least 90 days of stocks. In reality, we should hold at least 200 days of stocks. The more we hold, the more soundly we will sleep.
As a practical matter, upon hearing about the outbreak of war head down to the service station and fill up every container you own. It is likely to be the last fuel you will see for a while. The toilet paper scramble of the Wuhan virus was a picnic compared to what is coming.
Wars are started over access to fuel — witness Japan’s entry into WW2 after Roosevelt’s oil embargo. Campaigns are structured around capturing oilfields — note Germany’s WW2 thrust to Romania and then to the Caspian Sea region. The outcomes of many battles in the 20th and 21st centuries have been determined by which side ran out of fuel first. Fuel is important.
But talking about the importance of fuel is inconvenient to the globalist narrative on the evil that is carbon. The globalists have been promoting carbon as the No.1 hate object on the planet. Suggesting that having more of a carbon-based fuel is necessary would cause cognitive dissonance.
When it comes to liquid fuel security, Australia’s political leaders have not always been living in a fool’s paradise. In 2005, leader of the Federal Labor Opposition Kim Beazley asked, in an address to the Australian Institute of Company Directors, ‘As Australians queue for petrol at around $4.00, $5.00 potentially up to $10.00 a litre further down the track, the question will be: how did our government not see the writing on the wall?’
Anthony Albanese provides a couple of examples of not seeing the writing. He was minister for transport in 2011, when the Department’s research arm was about to release Report 117, which is 474 pages on the subject of long-term oil supply. Albanese pulled the report just prior to printing and another report was relabelled as No 117 to bury the crime. At the time, Gillard was bringing in her carbon tax and a report saying that the real problem was the opposite would not have helped.
Nigh on a decade has passed since then, and Labor scraped the bottom of the barrel to make Anthony Albanese its leader. But Australia is still a major coal exporter, and coal mining unions don’t like having their members’ jobs threatened. Albanese’s way of coping is ‘good coal, bad coal’. Thermal coal is bad because it adds to global warming, while coking coal is good because it is used in making steel for wind turbines. This is what Mr Albanese says he believes. Of course, if he actually believes that then he is an idiot. If he doesn’t believe it then he is lying, his default position on any subject.
Australia’s standard of living is being sacrificed on the altar of global warming through higher power prices for renewable energy. It may end up that the whole country will be sacrificed on that altar through lack of fuel stocks in the coming conflict.
All this is important stuff. On it hangs the fate of our nation, and whether our grandchildren will live free or be serfs in a Chinese tributary system, subject to the whims of thought police in Beijing.
So what does the Freshwater Bay Rotary Club have to do with it?
Rotary clubs are in need of speakers for their meetings, and I have a story to tell about cancer based on The Anticancer Garden in Australia.
The date agreed was 8th July. Two days before, I received an email:
Good Afternoon David,
Thank you for offering your services as a speaker, however, I am writing to advise that the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay is unable to have you as a speaker on Wednesday, 8th July as otherwise advised.
Rotary is non-political and we cannot be seen to be so in any capacity as the fourth part of the Object of Rotary is “The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.”
We have members from 15 different nationalities and all religions in our club and it has been pointed out by a member that your views would be at odds with our object and philosophy.
Wishing you every success with your book.
RC Freshwater Bay
That is hilarious. Suddenly the topics of cancer and gardening are political and divisive? So it seems.
The Rotary ‘ideal of service’ is laudable. I have lived that ideal with 15 years before the mast, and counting, in the fight against the global warming hysteria. When the all-important mining industry in WA needed someone to get rid of the ultra-lefty leader of the National Party in WA, Brendan Grylls, from his seat of Pilbara, I answered the call and stood in his electorate. And duly got rid of the unlamented Mr Grylls who had promised to tax the mining industry into penury.
In another example of my living Rotary’s ideal of service, I have been writing about the threat from China since 2013. A couple of months ago the official propaganda arm of the Chicom regime, the Global Times, referred to Australia as ‘a piece of gum stuck on China’s shoe’. The email above mentions ‘15 different nationalities’. Perhaps the Freshwater Bay Rotary Club has thrown its lot in with the Chicom dictatorship and against Australia?
Surely the Freshwater Bay Rotary Club can’t be against my doing cancer research and writing a book on how to avoid cancer? Or could it be? Either way, this is how the left works to maintain the narrative — the narrative that is taking the country towards enormous pain and suffering.