Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Charlottesville - "I'm tired of seeing White people pushed around!"

As a regular participant in Patriot rallies here in Melbourne Australia, reading about what happened in Charlottesville was like rewatching a movie I had already seen. Now that I have read quite a number of Alt-Right articles I am extremely angry at these writers. Everyone from AntidemThe Mad Monarchist, to The Zman have put in the boots.

They all attack the Nazi imagery and the Neo-Nazi's for daring to turn up, but here's the thing they did turn up!

Where was Antidem, The Mad Monarchist or The Zman, or any of the other armchair critics?

Many are attacking Richard Spencer and the other organisers, but what have they organised, you know in the real world with real consequences?

Rallies are not like blogging, they are physical real world events that bring people together in real life away from the keyboard. People who do not do real world events involving hundreds of people have no idea of whats involved and of the forces that are pitted against you. Morgoth has it right when he wrote " Making Nationalists walk through Antifa to get to their rallying point and putting the counter-demonstrators right next to the protesters is exactly what the police always do in Britain"....and Australia and the United States.

Every rally is like that, the Police are not on our side, that is a very easy thing to write but it is quite another to see it and experience that with your own eyes. It is also quite an experience to see how distorted was the thing you saw with what is reported by the media. How one man with a swastika tattoo defines the entire rally according to them. Although if no one with a swastika tattoo turns up then they film the worst dressed man all day and portray him as the entire rally.

All violence at rallies are caused by the police, because if you don't want two groups to fight then you keep them apart. Police know this, they have been controlling crowds for a long time, why is it that when the Right, any variant of it, does a rally the police seem to simply "forget" that part of their long experience?

Another thing that made me angry was the ignorance of some writers, this one takes the cake.

" If you are going to hold a rally. (1) Have an actual point to the rally other than malignant narcissism. (2) Don't hold it in a place where the cops will actively coordinate with ANTIFA. (3) Don't have Richard Spencer involved with it because he's a fuck up"

Let me answer each one of these:

1. The point of the rally was to oppose historical statues being removed, to protest the anti-White rhetoric of the Mayor and to unite all of the groups on the Right.

2. The cops actively and non-actively (by ignorance) coordinate with antifa, everywhere!

3. Richard Spencer is actually doing something....or is that the problem?

Instead of attacking the people who turned up and risked life, limb and reputation to support what EVERYONE on the Right keeps complaining about, how about attacking the police for not doing their job, the media for being liars and propaganists and the Left for always turning up to our rallies to start violence. No it's much easier to attack the people because they wore a swastika!

Remember this, the Left NEVER attacks Communists, NEVER!!!

And if you think that by making everyone dress nicely that we will then become respectable, think again. Complaining about swastikas is a way of hiding the fact that these people turned up and really did something. Of course the vast majority did not wear a swastika, but the Alt-Right has still attacked everyone who went....bloody hell it makes me mad!

Here is a convenient list of everyone the Left believes are Nazis:

Nazis
Neo-Nazi's
Fascists
Alt-Righters
Conservatives
Liberals who don't agree with them
Normies who turn up to rallies
Normies who walk past rallies
Normies who have never heard of any rally

In other words everyone who is not them is a Nazi, if you don't want to be called a Nazi join the Left, otherwise harden up.

There is another idea that I keep reading, that if we are called Nazis and no one looks like a Nazi then the Left will look stupid, but if there is someone with Nazi imagery then we will not be able attract anyone. So Mass Immigration, the destruction of jobs, the unbelievable level of debt, diversity, the constant pressure to support men becoming women and the endless stream of anti-White and anti-male rhetoric will not help our cause because someone wore a swastika. Let me tell you in all frankness that if that is all it takes to keep people away from us then nothing will save us and we are right royally fucked!

Stop complaining and start doing!

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Friday, 11 August 2017

The Fifty-Third Month

July was a much better month then June, thankfully!

I have had some help from Reddit, whoever is putting up links to my articles on Reddit, thank you it's working!

This month has seen a good turnout for the Melbourne Traditionalist meeting and a number of emails from men and women. Not everyone who contacts me is suitable, mostly because they are Classical Liberals, my hope that is that in the future they can move into the Traditional Conservative movement. But I always reply and I try to meet each individual before introducing them to the group. It is very important to keep the group as united as possible.

I need more Australian visitors, I need to get back to over 500 visitors a month, this month I achieved that for one day.

My best day this month was the 26th June when I had 437 visitors, my worst day was on the 14th June when I had 38 visitors. In June I had a total of 3,438 visitors.

July-August
EntryPageviews
United States
1871
Australia
478
Puerto Rico
114
Canada
92
United Kingdom
89
Germany
65
France
60
Brazil
55
Ireland
48
Belgium
34

June-July
EntryPageviews
United States
874
Russia
611
Australia
423
United Kingdom
61
Ireland
57
Netherlands
52
Brazil
50
Germany
39
Belgium
35
Canada
34

The United States, Canada and Germany has more than doubled. Australia, the United Kingdom and Brazil are up.

Belgium is basically the same and Ireland is down. 

France is back into the top 10, Russia and the Netherlands are out.

Puerto Rico is new, all 114 of these visitors came onto the site today!

I have also received visitors from the following countries: the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Ukraine, Israel, U.A.E., Kuwait, India, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Ghana, Kenya, Zambia, Namibia, South Africa, Colombia, Chile,

I hope to see you all again.
Mark Moncrieff

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Thursday, 10 August 2017

The Problems of a Universal Basic Income

In recent posts I have had two regular commenter's make comments in support of a Universal Basic Income (UBI), here how modern liberalism works and here returning to full employment. Now these Gentlemen normally have interesting thoughts to impart so I do not want anyone to think I am singling them out for criticism, but I think I need to make a few points regarding the idea of a Universal Basic Income.

Most people think of the idea as being about proving unlimited free time and spending money. However the reality would be quite different. I will divide my thoughts into three broad areas:

Economic
Biological
Social

Economic
We don't have to travel to the future to see the problems with this idea, in fact we already have many of the problems, today they are simply smaller in size. The UBI is basically the modern Welfare State but with everyone included. Today most people still work for a living, but under a UBI it is assumed that these people will still get the UBI, otherwise it isn't really Universal or Basic. However there are two major economic problems.

1. The UBI is the base price upon which everything is worked out. In other words the UBI is the basic wage and everyone gets it. If everyone is paid the same wage then everyone is poor. In theory people can be paid more for working or for being a veteran for example. To pay for that the UBI has to be smaller and when there is an increase in the UBI everyone gets richer on exactly the same day, so in reality no one is richer.

2. The Welfare State is a form of Socialism, there are two problems with Socialism. Now the first may be fixed by technology and that is that failure is rewarded and success is punished. This model leads to economic collapse, at least in theory an Automated economy might be able to side step this issue. But it cannot avoid the second problem, it costs an astonishing amount of money!

Let me give you an example.

There are 350,000,000 people in the United States x 365 days in the year x a $1 a day increase to the UBI = $127,750,000,000 (127.75 Billion dollars).

Thats an astonishing amount of money and it wouldn't make anyone happier or richer!

Biological (natural selection and attraction)
With or without a UBI people are biological creatures, we need air, water, food, shelter and we want someone to love and who loves us. In other words we want to attract a mate. Men are attracted to a womens looks. Women are attracted to a mans status. When men and women have exactly the same income and therefore the exact same social status, what are women supposed to be attracted to? How would a man attract a mate when he has nothing to offer?

You can already see this, successful women cannot find long term partners and unsuccessful men cannot find partners. And even though both groups are lonely, they are simply not attracted to each other. If the aim of the UBI is to make people miserable it will be a great success.

Social (what do you do with unlimited time and no future?)
Having unlimited time when your 20 can be great, at 30 it can still be good but at 40 you want something of substance in your life. A UBI will not provide that because it cannot provide it. People think of what they would do with unlimited time and they think about how they will write a symphony or a novel, or paint some great piece of art. We have had mass unemployment for 40 years now and how many symphonies, great novels or great works of art do you remember being produced?

I'm not saying that nothing will ever be produced, the Author of Harry Potter was unemployed. How often will that happen? I'll tell you, not often.

How will people maintain marriages with nothing to look forward too. Poor people don't go on holidays.

Conclusion
In a world in which everyone got a UBI and there was 80% unemployment, you have a world ghetto, a Brazilian favela everywhere. High crime, high promiscuity, high levels of neglect, drug and alcohol abuse. A life of unending poverty and with nothing but death to look forward to. People think that they will struggle and make it out, but most people are average, for most people there will be no escape.

Is that really the world we want?

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Saturday, 5 August 2017

The Problems of the Age of Automation

Slowly over the last three centuries technology has replaced manpower, muscle power. Before that time muscle power, both of men and animals were the primary way that energy was used to create wealth. In the main that wealth was food and clothing and the excess went to create the churches and governments that existed. Starting roughly around 1700 machines began to replace muscle power, that process is not complete, maybe it never will be. But in most jobs machines began to do the work that once only men could do. Since 1900 that process has increased and since the invention of computers it has accelerated. Now there is talk of machines, Automation, destroying 80% of jobs within decades.

A world in which 80% of men would be not only unemployed but unemployable. Recently there has been a push by people such as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates that computers and robots will take away jobs so the answer is a Universal Basic Income. Whereby everyone gets a basic income whether they have a job or not. Now this idea is not new, it's been around since at least the 1800's but it has always been viewed as a Utopian ideal, not as something that would work in the real world. But if machines do the work and generate the wealth then why can't people simply get an income and relax?

Before I answer that I want to point out a problem with the basic idea that Automation will destroy 80% of jobs. Firstly it isn't coincidence that Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are raising this as an issue. If a robot or a computer program replaces you in your job, you have been screwed, but they have gotten richer. They profit from a world with more Automation. In other words they are soliciting for work and that fact should never be forgotten.

However that does not mean that they are wrong, the simple truth is that we all more or less accept that Automation will destroy jobs, we are just uncertain about which ones and how bad that disruption will be. Will it be more of the same or will it be catastrophic, we don't know. But maybe we should be thinking about both possibilities.

Now let us suppose that the future job situation is catastrophic and 80% of men are unemployed and unemployable. That future is unsustainable and will lead to a Civilizational collapse, now people may think I am jumping the gun but I will use Ancient Rome as an example. There were two Roman States, the Republic and the Empire. We have been to the Moon and we still marvel at what they achieved. But it shouldn't be forgotten that both suffered crises that lead to their collapse. The crisis of the Republic was political and it lead to a political solution. The Republic ended and the Empire came into existence. However the crisis that ended the Empire also ended it's Civilization.

The crisis of the Republic was created by slaves, the conquests of the Republic meant that free workers, citizens of the Republic were replaced by free labor, slaves. However a world in which only 20% of people have jobs means that we have a new form of Feudalism. The Empire tried to solve it's problems by creating a form of Feudalism. It failed because the central administration and new Feudal Lords had nothing in common and worked against each other.

Here we would have both situations at one and the same time. In fact it would be worse because the unemployed have no reason to be loyal to either, so now we have three groups who hate and despise each other. And there can be no compromise because no one has anything that they can compromise with. Because everyone wants the same thing, money. Everyone loses and there can never be any economic downturn because no one can afford it. We would be left with a super rich who can do as they please, a Government that only exists as a form of peacekeeper or peace enforcer and everyone else who really doesn't serve any purpose at all. How long is such a society sustainable?

The age of Automation is not some Utopian paradise were everyone has unlimited free time and spending money, it is a living nightmare. If such a future looks like existing it would be better to smash the machines, before we end up getting smashed!

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Sunday, 30 July 2017

How Modern Liberalism Works

Over the history of Liberalism the form which it has taken has changed, but the objective has never changed. There have been disagreement about the correct strategy or tactics that should be deployed, even over morality. Over time it has changed from what we now call Classical Liberalism into a more fractured Liberalism. But that more fractured nature has meant that each side has concentrated it's power upon a much smaller area.

Before 1900 Liberalism had many enemies to fight and once it defeated one another grew to replace it. For example it believed in personal morality not in public morality so it fought the Christian Churches over the idea and it won. But Unions and Socialism rose up to challenge it.

In the Twentieth Century it was challenged by Fascism and Communism, but the great crises of that century, the two World Wars, the Depression and the long Cold War gave it great strength and confidence. It also consolidated it's power within Government all over the Western World. And at the end of the Cold War it was unchallenged, it had beaten every contender for power.  Liberalism controlled everything.

But it's greatest victory had been over Liberalism itself, because each faction of Liberalism had become the ally of every other faction. That had never happened before, before they had been bitter enemies, jealous of each others success. So what changed?

The death of Classical Liberalism is what changed, in the 1950's the internal contradictions that had built up within Classical Liberalism finally split the movement apart. Right-Liberals rejected Socialism and became obsessed with free market economics. Left Liberalism rejected all economics and absorbed the Communist idea of Class Warfare which became Identity Politics. And in the background was Feminism, nearly as old as Classical Liberalism and now embraced by both Left and Right Liberalism. All three major factions had stepped out of each others way and all other major opposition had been defeated. Instead of fighting each other they were now mutually supporting, each looking after it's own area of interest and not interfering in the others.

Right-Liberalism started by rejecting Socialism, by finding the free market principles that had once defined Classical Liberalism. But it also rejected everything outside of economics. That made it the darling of big business and that changed how Right-Liberalism looked at things. In theory they wanted a free market laissez faire economic system, but big business doesn't want a dog eat dog world of real competition, it wants to eat not be eaten. It had a very cosy relationship with Government and they wanted that reinforced and over time Right-Liberalism came to agree. So in public it talks about it's love of the free market but in private it supports what we have come to call Crony Capitalism.

You would think that Left-Liberals would be hard against this idea, that they would attack and destroy such a system. But they have their own hypocrisy, in public they talk about how much they hate Capitalism, but behind the scenes it's a different matter. They love Crony Capitalism and the reason they love it is because it is a form of Socialism, which ironically is why big business loves it because it means that Government is their protector. Big business protects the Government and in return the Government protects big business,

Here we have a system whereby both sides of Liberalism support big business and in return big business supports Liberalism. Big business follows a Right-Liberal economic policy and a Left-Liberal social policy. That is why all of these big Capitalistic companies love homosexual marriage, refugees and the like. It also means that policies that the Left should hate like Mass Immigration they now love. The Old Left was 100% against Mass Immigration, but the New Left love it, so does Right-Liberalism, why?

Because for the Right it supports their free trade, free market ideals. For the Left it is all about Identity politics. For big business it's all about driving down wages in high wage countries. All mutually supporting and all trying to get out of each others way. So you will see far Left groups like Antifa and the like supporting Immigration and by default supporting big business while at the same time blaming them for everything. There is a wide gulf between theory and reality.

And that is why things are becoming so insane, Liberalism's only remaining enemy is reality.

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

The Real Enemy is Liberalism

As we roam the internet looking for answers and inspiration, we find many answers to our problems. I know I keep finding answers that I find perplexing. Why are we in such a mess is the question. Back comes the answers, it's the Jews, the Rothchild's, the Communists, etc.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the enemy is Liberalism.

It is Liberalism that believes in the Autonomous Individual, it is Liberalism that always hides it's real beliefs, it is Liberalism that has turned us from Nations into mere economies.

The Jews didn't do that, nor did the Communists, Liberals did. And they continue to do it and they will go on doing it until they are stopped and not before. I see people writing about how we lost the culture wars and how we need to reinvent ourselves to win them. The reason we have lost so many battles is because so often we have tried to get Liberals to fight Liberalism. That can never work for long and it hasn't.

Stop wondering why the Liberal Party in Australia, the Republicans in the U.S. or the Conservative Party in Britain never conserve anything. It is because they are not Conservative, they are parties of Liberalism. They support Liberalism and they only call themselves Conservative because like all Liberals they lie. Lying is the only way they can gain support so they do. They never talk about the Autonomous Individual instead they talk about freedom, about freedom of choice and other such nonsense. Why?

Because the Autonomous Individual has no need of a country, or a family, or a God, or anything. It is a life of hopelessness and pointlessness and they know it. They don't talk about it because they see a perfect world and the Autonomous Individual lives in that perfect world. But if they went to the next election talking about people getting to live in a perfect world people would reject them and they know that. They never talk about where their philosophy leads because to any sane person it holds absolutely no appeal. Who wants to live a life were they have no family, no roots, no history and no future, only today repeated endlessly until death?

Liberalism is the enemy and until we slay this dragon things will continue to get worse.

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Saturday, 22 July 2017

The Now Generation

I also call the Now Generation, the Timeians, but who are they?

They are the people who's only loyalty is to the here and now. You know the people who tell you "who cares I'll be dead by then!" and other such things. People who are not loyal to their country, nor to it's people, or to the past or the future. They are only loyal to the present, because that is where they live.

People like Sting and Warren Buffett, both links are to their plans to not give their money to their own children. The second article, which was written in 2015,  has this interesting quote:

"While 53 percent of Boomers (Baby Boomers) feel it's important to leave a financial inheritance, that number is 68 percent for those aged over 68."

That's quite a drop, I wonder how my generation (Generation X) will deal with this, will we continue the decline or not?

In Australia we have a phenomena known as the Grey Nomads, these are retired couples who buy a new car and a caravan and tour around Australia. Now I don't begrudge people having a well earned holiday, but some of them have a very unhealthy attitude. Exemplified by the sticker "We're spending our children's inheritance!" In some cases thats a joke, in others it's a political statement. A statement from the Timeians.

Of course the Timeians are Liberals and so is their attitude. Loyal to only themselves, just as Liberalism has taught them. After all the Autonomous Individual can only be selfish. But they aren't quite there yet, they are still loyal to something that isn't themselves, the current year. Thats what makes them feel superior to you and I, they are not bound by a geographical location or to a particular people, they are loyal to a time, the current year.

This is an inversion of what was once common, the idea that you were a link in a very long chain. A chain that extended into eternity. In times past their vision was vast, but the Timeians have brought it down to the very narrowest of visions. No link, no chain, no eternity, only today, now thats a very narrow vision.

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Melbourne Traditionalists in August, 2017

Early next month the Melbourne Traditionalists will be meeting up again. If you enjoy good political conversation along with good food and drink and your in Melbourne, Australia then get in contact.

uponhopeblog (at) gmail.com

Guiding Principles of the Melbourne Traditionalists

1. Loyalty to the Crown of Australia

2. Loyalty to our British and Western heritage

3. Loyalty to the family, Husband and Wife, Mother and Father Father and their children

4. Opposition to Liberalism, Right Liberalism, Left Liberalism and Feminism

5. Opposition to the destruction of White Australia's, opposed to Multiculturalism, Mass Immigration and Diversity

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Saturday, 15 July 2017

Returning to Full Employment

In 1964 the Australian Government introduced a form of selective conscription as the security situation in South East Asia had deteriorated. They wanted to enlarge the army but the problem was that Australia had Full Employment. That means that hardly anyone was unemployed but today such a thing sounds like fantasy. Unemployment is such an accepted part of modern life that it is hardly even mentioned anymore. But we can return to Full Employment, it disappeared for particular reasons and therefore it can return.

But to do so we need to change the reasons that lead to Mass Unemployment and we can. There are four major reasons that we have Mass Unemployment and two secondary ones.

The four major reasons are:

1. Mass Immigration
2. Women in the Workforce
3. Sending Jobs Overseas
4. Automation

Mass Immigration: After the end of the Second World War the millions of refugees needed to be resettled and Australia like the other Allied nations allowed immigration into the country. Then more were allowed in as the economy expanded and then when the economy stopped growing immigration did not end. Instead from the 1970's onward immigration bore no relationship to how many jobs there were or how well the economy was doing. It became an end in itself with no end in sight. That created competition that simple did not need to exist. Once Mass Immigration stops then so does the competition. I wrote a full article on this, Ending Unemployment and Immigration.

Women in the Workforce: Women have always worked, but today women are encouraged to compete against men. That was not how it worked in the past, back then men had their jobs and women had theirs. Now Governments and large organisations all discriminate in favour of women and therefore against men. They say they are simply correcting an historical wrong, but by their own rules that is ddiscrimination, but as well all know it';s one rule for them and one for us. But there is an economic problems with women taking mens jobs, it means that their are now more people available to do the same jobs. That might be good for companies as they get more choice, but it is bad for everyone else as now there are more people than jobs.

Sending Jobs Overseas: At the same time that competition for jobs has increased tariffs have been abolished. That means that things that once could not be imported or that would be too costly to import now could be imported. So instead of paying high wages they could send those jobs overseas and make more money. Meaning that there are less jobs available.

Automation: I am using a computer to type this out but that same machine has destroyed jobs. Jobs that once required multiple people can now be done with the help of machines. Some jobs can be done entirely by machines. That is only going to get worse not better.

The two secondary reasons are:
1. High Wages
2. Regulations

Both of these make running a business quite expensive, it encourages companies and those who run them to find ways of cutting costs. Most of those costs come at the expense of jobs. In a perverse way these factors make those who have jobs better off and those without jobs worse off. High wages and regulations protect those with jobs but they stop those without jobs from getting a foot in the door.

So what can be done to end Mass Unemployment?

1. Stop immigration, stop the unending competition for jobs. Having Mass Immigration in a time of Mass Unemployment is unethical and immoral.

2. Support young men getting jobs.

3. Support Family, encourage marriage and children. Let us put the family man back upon his throne.

4. Put tariffs back in place with the sole objective of keeping jobs in Australia. I suggest that if unemployment is 5% than we make the tariff 5% if it's 10% then it's 10%.

5. Australian companies should have to pay foreign workers Australian wages whether the job is located in Australia or overseas. Unless the company can justify why they have jobs outside of Australia. If the jobs can be done in Australia then it should be.

6. Machines do not need jobs, men need jobs. The tax system should reward companies that hire workers and that retain them. And it should punish companies that get rid of workers.

7. Make companies responsible for training their own staff and then retaining them.

Australia should exist for the benefit of Australians, the Australian economy should exist to support the Australian worker and his family.

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Mr. Turnbull is Right About Something!

The Australian Prime Minister, Mr. Turnbull is currently in London and a day or so ago he said the following in a speech:

'Menzies said: 'We took the name 'Liberal' because we were determined to be a progressive party, willing to make experiments, in no sense reactionary but believing in the individual, his right and his enterprise, and rejecting the socialist panacea','

Mr. Turnbull is the leader of the Liberal Party of Australia, a party that is always referred to as a Conservative party, but Mr. Turnbull is quite correct the party is not Conservative. It is a party of Liberalism, once upon a time Classical Liberal, recently Right Liberalism, now moving to Left Liberalism while along the way having some genuinely Conservative moments. Mr. Turnbull thinks that Left Liberalism is the sensible centre of Australian politics, well there are only two words wrong with that!

But then to show how bad things are in Australian politics, two other Parties got on the bandwagon.

I first saw that Senator Cory Bernardi' from the Australian Conservatives had tweeted his thanks to the Prime Minister for pointing out that the Liberal Party was not Conservative. I then saw that  Senator Pauline Hanson from One Nation had put out a message "Confirmed, Malcolm Turnbull declares One Nation, Australia's largest Conservative party!", Conservatives seize on Malcolm Turnbulls centreright Liberal Party claim.

Both then used the occasion to invite Conservatives to join their respective parties. I'd love to, but.

Senator Bernardi seems to me to be a Classical Liberal, socially conservative but economically Liberal. And I'm still sadly not convinced about One Nation, it's much better on the National Question but it's not clear enough on the issue to get really excited about. They both seem Liberal lite in too many ways. I wish I was wrong, if I thought I was I would join and support one of them.

Senator Bernadi has said he supports halving Australia's immigration intake straight away, which is great!

He then spoiled it by saying that Sir Robert Menzies, the founder of the Liberal Party would today be a member of Australian Conservatives and not the Liberal Party. But here's the thing, Sir Robert named the Liberal Party the Liberal Party, he was a Classical Liberal and Classical Liberalism leads to the place we are now in. So having him as a member of your political party is a bad thing not a good thing.

It will be quite interesting to see how this plays out with a Liberal Government that has decided that it is a Left Liberal Government and that it is no different to the Labor Party on most issues.

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

The Fifty-Second Month

Well the last month has been terrible!

May was my best ever month with 7,655 visitors and in June I had 2,178 and it's all my fault. I haven't been posting as much as I normal do as there are renovations going on at my house and everything has been disrupted. Hopefully by the end of this week it will be finished so things will start getting back to normal.

My best day over the last month was the 4th July when I had 248 visitors, my worst day was the 22nd June when I had 34 visitors.

The United States, Australia and Russia have all reached milestones in the number of visitors since I started this blog, although the U.S. reached theirs a month ago.

United States
51102
Australia
20092
Russia
10217

As always each month is from the 11th of one month to the 11th of the next month.

June-July

EntryPageviews
United States
874
Russia
611
Australia
423
United Kingdom
61
Ireland
57
Netherlands
52
Brazil
50
Germany
39
Belgium
35
Canada
34

 May-June
EntryPageviews
United States
2460
Australia
602
Russia
567
United Kingdom
162
Germany
77
France
66
Canada
57
Ireland
52
Brazil
48
Netherlands
41

Russia, Ireland and the Netherlands are up.

Brazil is basically the same.

The United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany and Canada are all down.

Belgium is back in the top 10 and France has left.

I have also received visitors from the following countries: France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Lebanon, U.A.E., India, China, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Morocco, Zambia, South Africa, Mauritius, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil, Ecuador

I hope to see you again.
Mark Moncrieff

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