Fantasy has a strong following in movies, books, games and TV. J K Rowling became a billionaire writing entertaining fantasy stories for children that encouraged reading, yet, I feel, may have undermined capacity of children to deal with reality. No magic wand to wave over work to be done to care for yourself or attain success.
Just how capture by fantasy can overtake fact was revealed on an occasion when tutoring writing to two primary school boys. I asked the boys to write an historical account of Captain Cook’s discovery mapping eastern Australia searching for a suitable place for sustainable settlement. In response the boys related the “gem” of his discovery (Sydney Harbour), as treasure on a map that disintegrated when found by French Captain La Perouse. Cook’s maps focused on Botany Bay, omitting Sydney harbour from the map in keeping with British Admiralty’s orders for secrecy.
Characteristics of Unicornia
So that you might recognize the fantasy world of Unicornia when you encounter it, be alert to the characteristics, readily recognized in hindsight of the groundswell of public capture in Covid and Hitler’s Germany with rampant hatred of the Jews. Watch for:
- Governing ideas derived in the minds of elite, who accumulate wealth and comfort.
- Cost and burden imposed on the less powerful, their money, businesses and lives.
- Mobs under capture: individual responsibility and capacity to think foregone.
- People categorized as either oppressor (bad) or oppressed (good) to warrant appropriate moral response.
- Malevolent menace of violence; dire outcomes exercised to maintain control.
- Truth becomes as scarce as humour, when misinformation/disinformation rule, betraying prospects and freedom for people
- Destruction – of the best of western civilization; of buildings, ecology, people, communities, families and faith – to be subject to some ancient, unreformed belief or newer global Gaia.
- No generative plan other than domination
- Oblivious to past tragedies following the same scripts: Nazism, Fascism, Marxism, Communism, Islamism. We’ve seen the end of this movie before: hundreds of millions die, sacrificed to the new and old deities.
Now let’s explore a few Unicornian fantasies currently ruling our lives:
Aboriginal Dreamtime Unicornia
As far as I can glean from prominent activists, Aborigines want to turn back history, take us back to the stone age of Dreamtime mythologies, yet do so by obstructing western capitalist development that pays for them. Legal systems protecting them are used for destruction. Confused!
Aboriginal Dreamtime mythologies handed down orally anchor cultural values and spiritual and kin-based relationships in the land. Aboriginal people know that sacred sites can be dangerous places and believe sites play an important part in their health and well-being. Never mind sanitation and modern medicine.
Straddling the barbed wire fence between mythology and modernity is fraught with risks for all parties. Educated activists have exploited modernity’s legal systems, as well as respect for Aboriginal culture and financial largesse to disrupt development, claim harm and win financial recompense for the “oppressed”.
Claims of “secret women’s business” that delayed for years construction of a bridge to Hindmarsh Island in SA disintegrated when revealed to the Royal Commission as a fabrication.
As an example, more recently, proposals for development of offshore gas from the Burrup Hub in WA have been delayed by custodians of the rock art petroglyphs who want to be able to say no, as climate change caused by development miles offshore will fade the rock art that is said to have lasted thousands of years.
The Aboriginal industry already receives $33billion annually, additional to a National Indigenous Australian Agency funded for $2.1billion to manage services, education and culture. Legal protests are taxpayer funded.
People must apply for access to the 55% of Australia already under aboriginal control, while mythological sacred sites are being locked up at an alarming rate, with huge penalties for default: Uluru, the Grampians, Mt Warning, and soon Glass House Mountains. Makes a farce of the smoking ceremonies and “welcome to country” diatribe when we are increasingly made unwelcome in our own country while being expected to pay for it.
Recent failure of the voice referendum shed a light on the intentions of the 4% Aborigines, many lighter skinned than I am, to control us all by way of modernity’s constitution. Many supporters voted yes and protested, under capture of the vibe, never missing an opportunity to display pretentious moral superiority.
Hamas Islamic Unicornia
Hamas terrorists are presently living their Unicornian dream of death and martyrdom, invited by decades of conflict against Israel, culminating in a barbaric attack against Israeli citizens. As common with Unicornian dreamers, Hamas leaders live in billionaire luxury in Qatar and elsewhere, while their foot soldiers face Allah and the IDF in the tunnels under Gaza, hiding behind Palestinian civilians.
Despite repeated offers of land for peace, Palestinian leaders have never missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity. A two-state solution will never be agreed upon, because Hamas and Palestinian protocols require the extermination of all Jews and elimination of them “from the river to the sea” (i.e., from the River Jordan in the east to the Mediterranean Sea on the west). Apparently one Jewish state is too much amongst 53 Arab states.
For over a hundred years, Arabs have cultivated a hatred of the Jews, seeking their extermination in collaboration with Russia, Nazi Germany and other rogue states. That is why the “final solution”, the holocaust, that cost the lives of over 6 million Jews, was kept hidden for so long and even today is often denied. Neither are Arabs averse to killing other Arabs: in recent times, half a million have been disposed of in Syria by Assad, violence, death and starvation flourish in Yemen.
Islam, established 1400 years ago by an uneducated charismatic leader Mohammad, now has an estimated 1.8 billion adherents and is the fastest growing religion in the world, mainly throughout the Middle East. So much for genocide. Although claiming to be a religion of peace, interpretations of Islam have lent readily to dishonesty, brutality and slaying of infidels (us) and Jews in countless terror attacks, like the twin towers in New York and barbaric slaughter of 1400 and kidnapping of 240 innocent Jews on 7 October 2023. Cries from terrorists of, Allah is great! Death to America! Death to Israel! Curse the Jews! Victory to Islam! Are hardly the stuff of peace. Where’s their sense of humour?
Christian religions went through the Reformation to produce exceptional science, music, art, culture and development that has brought so many out of poverty and disease. Philosophical debate and free speech honed laws of respect and equality. Aboriginal Dreamtime and Islam similarly need thorough Enlightenment to reconcile beliefs with modernity, whose tools they use against the people who created them for everyone’s benefit. Not holding my breath.
Global threats of jihad against anyone depicting Mohammad or defiling a Qu’ran, demonstrated in massacre of French cartoonists, has meant that people are reluctant to criticise Islam. Yet more recently scholars following historical timelines of the evolution of Islam reveal that the Qu’ran was not written till a couple of hundred years after Mohammad’s death and, with the Hadith (Mohammad’s sayings), has been edited since. No excuse then for not undertaking an holistic review of current beliefs and practices given the horrendous outcomes. Reformation of the Unicornian fantasy would seem better than taking over the world by violence and outbreeding.
Net Zero Unicornia
Without a scrap of evidence that global boiling is occurring, or that humans cause it, global religious zealotry has taken hold in a wave of onerous pressure on the productive west, to take us back to medieval times.
The Unicornian fantasy of Energy and Environment Minister Chris Bowen is that Australia will reach the promised land of Net Zero by 2030 dedicated to the global Gaia in the UN of failed predictions. We’ll do so by destroying the landscape ecology and productive land, paving the country with unrecyclable giant windmills, acres of solar panels, tens of thousands of kilometres of transmission lines, with energy lost in transmission over distances, all subsidized by mug taxpayers.
According to Leninist diktats of Klaus Schwab of the WEF, we’ll own nothing and be happy. Once a few centuries ago, coal saved the west when trees were being cut down to fuel the furnaces to make glass. Industrial use of coal saved the trees while raising billions out of poverty and starvation. Getting rid of coal and other fossil fuels will take us back to poverty and starvation, our energy and national security sacrificed on the holy altar of the Unicornian global boiling fantasy. Sri Lanka and California are precursors to our coming fate.
Hardly have we emerged from the farcical Orwellian controls of COVID that ruined so many lives and businesses, than we are threatened with a replay for any future pandemic. So enamored are the elites with the power they were able to exert, that Australia is being asked by the WHO to sign up to global pandemic controls to which we will all be subject, under severe penalty. Seems there is no end to unelected bureaucratic stupidity.
China Dream Unicornia
President of China for Life, Xi Jinping, has a Unicornian dream that China will rule the world (under him). His strategy is to dominate the planet by focusing on six spheres of influence: the economy, military, global diplomacy, technology, education and infrastructure has been brilliantly crafted and executed.
Already forcibly taken under China’s control are Tibet, Hong Kong, the LAC region in northern India and the South China Sea, with ominous threats against Taiwan and islands of Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia and Indonesia. The Belt and Road initiative uses cheque book diplomacy to gain access to assets in failing economies to spread influence around the world. The Ukraine war provides cover for currency movements where the renminbi will replace the US dollar as the global standard.
Supposedly Xi’s strategy redresses the 100 years of western dominance of China, unsubtly brushing under the carpet, the 40-60 million killed by their own during Mao’s rampage to Communism, as well as the intelligentsia killed, jailed, humiliated or sent to re-education camps on farms during the Cultural Revolution. No wonder China had to steal IP, cheat and lie to make good on opportunities lost. Woke Marxist indoctrination in our education system ensures Australian education goes backwards, ripe for China pickings. No Net Zero then!
Recognised as China’s Solzhenitsyn, author Ma Jian crafted an insightful dystopian novel, China Dream, a play on Xi’s own China Dream. In the book fact and fiction are woven into an expose of the damage inflicted on a nation’s soul when authoritarian regimes, driven by an insatiable hunger for power, seek to erase memory, rewrite history, and falsify the truth. China Dream is a dystopian vision of repression, violence, and state-imposed amnesia that is set not in the future, but in China today.
What’s next for us?
We should wonder what’s next for us at a time when the Unicornian fantasies of vain and avaricious men want to take over control of the world via destruction of their own people and others:
- Putin going to war to “restore” Russian grandeur.
- China to dominate the world.
- Islamists to dominate the world of infidels, free of Jews, with the help of Iran.
- North Korea to dominate North Korea (not hard to do when the people are ignorant; obedient and starving) while tossing a few rockets to the USA.
- At home, Marxist Greens to dominate the Australian polity.
We in the west are seen as racist oppressors while providing the benefits of Enlightenment for all. The “oppressed” seek revenge for knowledge made generously available, earnestly trying to take us all back to antiquity, where they’re comfortable, rewriting history.
Trouble is, had they thought it through, they would realise that intelligent innovation developed in the west, which they use while turning against us, will dry up like an Arab or Gobi Desert once deprived of freedoms – of thought, capital, science, education, movement.
As low affection between Arabs and Chinese is mutual, perhaps they will continue to destroy their own and each other and leave us in the west to clean out destructive weak, woke policies and restore the grandeur of our culture and faith.