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Duelling carbon tax rallies in Sydney

07 April 2011

By Hereward Fenton

Hereward Fenton reports on pro and anti carbon tax rallies held in Sydney on 2 April 2011.

Some observations about these events:

  • The anti-carbon tax protest was composed of a wide demographic in terms of age, education and occupation, whereas the pro carbon tax group appeared to be mainly composed of younger people with a university education.
  • Those who oppose the carbon tax appear to be concerned, in principle, about the dishonesty and lack of accountability which is manifest within government. These people are actually concerned about the principles behind the actions, whereas the pro-carbon tax crowd seems to rationalise (with a degree of cynicism) the endemic dishonesty within government.
  • The anti-carbon tax protesters are deeply offended at being labelled extremists by government representatives.


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In many ways its great to see so many people taking and interest and taking to the streets to voice their concerns over this issue. But in other ways I can see that at the end of the day the politicians of the 2 party state (both government and “opposition”) must be pretty happy with what they’ve managed to create: an issue that has created a massive division amongst the people. So once again the people (the voters) are divided and fighting amongst themselves while the politicians go about their business as usual of pushing through what their sponsors (the corporations and elite) have paid them to do. Why do we all keep falling into this trap? Until we learn how to rise above the divisions that they continually create between us, we (people whether pro or anti carbon tax) will never get the very thing that we all want, that is, a clean environment, decent standards of living, social justice, a healthy, peaceful and truly democratic world.

Sometimes I feel like we Truthers are just falling into their trap, fanning the flames of division, when we go out and confront the other side, when instead we could be entering into rational dialogue with our fellow men and women on the other side, agreeing not to take fixed positions, defining the real issue, working out what our common aims are, and then developing real solutions to the perceived issue that meet all our needs. Instead, we are being served up the usual false dilemma of solution A or solution B, neither of which really meets the needs of any flesh and blood living soul. But notice, either of the politicians’ two proposed solutions will be acceptable in the end by the corporations, to whom the solutions were created to please in the first place.  We the people need to come up with the solutions, independently of politicians, and then TELL THE POLITICIANS what we want. Not the other way around. I think this is where Truthers and Independent Thinkers can really help to make a difference to the outcome, not in fanning the flames of division.
Chris M(Sydney Lore Group)

By Chris on 2011 04 07 - 11:01:45

Don’t be fooled, people! Climate change has been around
long before man came to inhabit this planet.

The current CO2 content of 380 parts per million or
0.04% is the lowest concentration throughout Earth’s
history and has been in almost constant free-fall since the
Jurassic peak of around 2000 ppm about 200 million years ago.
Never mind the fact that back in the Ordovician the CO2
content was about 4000 ppm.

One has to look at the people pushing the politicians to
impose a carbon tax on all countries.
If the mad monk Tony Abbott was in government he
too would be forced to impose a carbon tax on us.

The 4th World Wilderness Congress was set up by
Edmund de Rothschild and held in Denver, Colorado,
in 1987 and attended by others like David Rockefeller,
James Baker, then Secretary of the US Treasury and
various IMF and World Bank officials.
Rothshchild then said that a World Conservation
Bank was needed to solve the world’s environmental

Rothschild owns a huge share of the world’s central
banking systems, including the US Federal Reserve.

These powerful bankers are dictating governments to
introduce a carbon tax to enrich themselves. One only
has to look at their record of greed, creating poverty and
misery and not caring about the environment at all.

I like your stance on 9/11! I am sure it was an inside
job. Only one example of the very many I could give:
Why do we only get to see a few frames of “that plane
hitting the Pentagon”? I’d like to see all of the footage
of the more than 80 video surveillance cameras around
and opposite the Pentagon. They surely have something to
hide and it wasn’t a plane that hit the Pentagon.

Keep up the good work!

By Han Barkmeyer on 2011 04 07 - 17:48:20

Why are people waking up…

Because a Fraud can only last so long.
I am exceptionally happy that the lies are being exposed.
Searching for the truth has cost me time, money and relationships.

But I have and I will continue to search for the truth.
This is part of it.

The idea of anthropogenic (man-made) global warming is one that should be buried for the extreme left-wing socialist pseudo-science that it is.

Stop it, before it destroys this country and the western world.

By Why does it matter on 2011 04 08 - 03:11:06

Hi Hereward
I just want to tweek one of the statements you made about the Carbon Rally.
There was not a wide demographic at either of the rallies. At the Canberra
rally I didnt see any people under about 45 yrs of age. Sure, someone will
say “yeh ! I did !”, but you are talking less than 1 or 2 %. I made a
mission out of observing at both rallies what the age demographics were and
I have to tell you that concervatively and I mean CONSERVATIVELY (could have easily been 95% or above) 80% of the people were the same middle age and
above (up to 91 yrs of age at Canberra !) caucasian baby boomer demographic.
At Canberra I didnt see a single Asian or obvious middle eastern or obvious
meditteranean in the entire 2 1/2 hours i was there.
Even at Hyde Park it was the same, except for one or two Asian or other
ethnic passers bye who saw the whole thing as more of a curiouslity than
anything else.
This is why the politicians push for multiculturalism, because it is
another means of dividing the masses. You cant blame the ethnics, all they
are aiming to do is work their arses off to get their kids into university
and they are comforted by the belief that no matter what happens in
Australia it is always going to be better than where they came from !!
Fortunately, the voting clout of the babyboomers are going to save the arses of the naive, well intentioned, idealistic, inexperienced, easily led Green voters into the future. Almost like still parenting them - funny that ????
When I mentioned to people about the demographics at Canberra, the response was always the same = “oh, they were at work”. I didnt fall for that at all. This was confirmed by a demographic repeat at Sydnet’s Hyde Park.
The education system has turned the minds of Gen Y and younger into a
a disemminating device for the global agenda.
Its very uplifting to see that the truth movements around Australia have some gen Y’s with outstanding insight and minds (eg Phil D).

Your thoughts ?


By Charles on 2011 04 08 - 08:51:22

Hi Hereward
a friend of mine sent me an E_Mail today which raised as many questions as answers.
I realise the world economy is a different place than in yesteryear,plus Im not sure how accurate it is,but its food for thought ? Have a look at this below :

The next time you hear an Australian politician use the word ‘billion’
> in a casual manner, think about whether you wanted the ‘politicians’
> spending YOUR tax money.
> A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising
> agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its press releases.
> A. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
> B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.>
> C. A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.>
> D. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
> E. A billion Dollars ago was only 48 hours and 12 minutes, at the   rate our Australian government is spending it.

Building Permit Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporation Tax
Fishing Licence Tax
Food Licence Tax
Fuel LicenceTax
Petrol/Diesel Tax
Luxury Tax Property Tax
Service charge taxes
Capital gains Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Local Tax
Vehicle Licence Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

Not one of these taxes existed 40 years ago…

> And our nation was one of the most prosperous in the World.
> We had absolutely no national debt…
> We had the largest middle class And Mum stayed home to raise the kids.
> What happened?
> I hope this goes around
> At least a billion times.
> What the HELL happened ?????

By Charles on 2011 04 08 - 10:24:31

Hi, love the site. Can you tell me the name of the song played at the beginning in this carbon tax video.


By Mick on 2011 05 26 - 18:30:00

That’s actually a Pink Floyd song - from “The Wall”.

By Hereward Fenton on 2011 06 02 - 13:44:30

Social business is the central and the local governments at all levels to the leadership of the social construction and social services, is with the administrative departments and enterprises (including financial institutions in the activities tied for) behavior. In particular, the social enterprise is to show the country in order to social public welfare purposes, or other organization by state organs at the education, science and technology, culture, engaged in activities such as health, social services. In our country the government at all levels of the related documents released, social undertakings include education career, medical and health, employment, social security, science and technology enterprise, culture, sports, business community construction, tourism, population and family planning ten aspects.
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By hejingjoy on 2011 07 05 - 10:25:59

Tax protesters raise a number of different kinds of arguments. These include constitutional arguments, such as claims that the Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution was not properly ratified or that it is unconstitutional generally, or that being forced to file an income tax return violates the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination. Others are statutory arguments suggesting that the income tax is constitutional but the statutes enacting the income tax are ineffective, or that Federal Reserve Notes do not constitute cash or income. Yet another collection of arguments centers on general conspiracies involving numerous government agencies.
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By fairytale on 2011 07 19 - 15:36:43

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Although I agree with many of their ideas, the forces reigned against RAM are too great, violent, statist and reactionary for them to remain a non-political, broad based, multi-ethnic, community protest group for much longer. The Left and their Antifa nihilist fellow travelers are already pushing them towards the extreme Right, by calling them racists and Islamophobes and so on. Whilst the extreme Right have aligned themselves with RAM. With fascists of the Left and Right pressuring them they will not be able to remain beyond the Left-Right divide and will inevitably move to the Right - the extreme Right. Which is already happening. A development which will alienate decent Australians of all ethnic backgrounds many of whom currently support them. 

The RAM leadership have already established open alliances with the Patriotic Front (the ape in the photograph is a Patriot Front supporter at a recent Richmond demonstration) Australia First and Golden Dawn, a Greek neo-Nazi party. Members of these collectivist groups are currently attending RAM demonstrations all over Australia.

There is a real need in Australia to establish a political movement beyond the Left-Right divide and their vested interests, a movement that questions the current direction Australia is heading i.e. the direction the Left/Right and their extremes would like to take it; that questions the efficacy of state sponsored multiculturalism, as opposed to a proper, non-discriminatory immigration policy; that questions the validity of political correctness; that is politically neutral, anti-war and pro environment; that is opposed to all collectivists ideologies (fascisms of the Left and Right); that would dismantle the power pyramids of corporations and banks and their ability to impact on government; that would dissolve all anti-terror laws and all laws that impose on the rights and freedom of the individual and the people.   

(The ape in the photograph is a Patriot Front supporter at a recent Richmond demonstration)

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I second Keith’s assertion that Mike Holt from Restore Australia is very much a fake.  He bangs on about Halaal being a scam and money maker for Islam (and no I don’t support Halaal whatsoever), but makes excuses for its counterpart Kosher as being a somehow legitimate.  Double standards?  When I confronted him about this fact he went off on a convoluted tirade about Israel being some sort of “Bastion of Democracy” in the middle east…Really!, I will leave that one up to the readers to decide on.  I found that MH came across as disingenuous to say the least.

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From the entry 'Restore Australia!'.

Without doubt, TNR is one of the best, if not the best alternative news source on the net. Which doesn’t mean Herewood is always right. His job, I believe, is to present the facts as he sees them as an objectively as possible, without fear or favor.  For this, he has my respect and support. But I believe he needs to be careful and to think a little deeper about the problems of “racism,” in Australia. He has labelled the Reclaim Australia Movement as racist. I’m wondering if his objectivity is a little weak on this point, a little without foundation.

Of course all political movements have its fringe groups and individuals. We make a distinction between, for example, a Muslim and a fundamentalist Muslim (Islamist), and by so doing we don’t claim that all Muslims are blood thirsty fanatics. If its good for the Muslims, then its good for RAM, which is bound to attract a few lunatics and real racists. But to brand the entire movement as “racist” is wrong; it is the same ploy that is used by the mainstream media and its left-wing, establishment Marxist boot boys.

One of the first things I noticed when i attended a RAM rally recently were the amount of non-white people in attendance, including Aboriginals. In fact the main banner of RAM contains an Australian flag and an Aboriginal flag. Speakers at their rallies have included Jews, Arabs, Indians, Aboriginals, Chinese and so on. What does this tell you? Is this really a fascist-Nazi-racist movement whose stated aim are the eradication and exclusion of other cultures, in place of some sort of Aussie white Reich, or is this just propaganda that is being propagated by the left for their own political interests. Consequently, we all know where the culmination of their politics have led, historically speaking, which are to the imposition of terror and dictatorships.

We can be thankful for small mercies, in terms of the Left, which today mostly tends to attract collectivists, establishmentarians and the privileged sons and daughters of the upper bourgeoisie, who seems to share one thing in common, nativity….

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Mike Holt from Restore Australia is very much a fake.  He hasn’t even been citizen for but a few years.  But, he makes out like he was born there.  ALSO - this guy spent 30 years in Thailand working shady businesses.  I would wager that his primary purpose in being an activist is that he wants to make money off selling merchandise.

By Keith on 2015 07 17 - 20:51:15
From the entry 'Restore Australia!'.

good to see you putting out some new shows heraward

freely the banana girl is to a certain extent a troll, as is her boyfriend durian rider. they have been trolling the fitness community on youtube for some time… and yes they are extreme but they are also trolls. They use their trolling to spread their message. currently, another dude called vegangains is trolling the fitness community as well.

i am a vegetarian, and it was seeing this documentary on the pork industry that started me on the vegetarian path. for anyone interested, its pretty off the charts disturbing and its australian as well. its pretty much made by dudes breaking into pork farms and filming what they find

Would the world be better if people cared where their food came from? probably, they might then care about other things too

do you become a better person if you dont eat meat? i feel like a better person mainly because animals aren’t being hurt because of me. i dont feel humans have to eat meat really… or at least not much. How can you watch that documentary on pork, know that that is pretty much whats going on and turn a blind eye to it? I think its basic empathy and just saying well ‘i like bacon so yeah’ is in my opinion wrong and i can see freleys point of view to an extent. In my opinion, at least these people believe in something. i see my money as my vote, henceforth im ethical as to what i do with it. free range eggs became mainstream for exactly this reason… although im pretty sure woolies and coles lobbied the state to change the definition of the word ‘free range’ at some point. I dont eat beef because the amount of resources that go into growing a cow are pretty crazy. Think about how much grass that cow needs to eat before it is harvested and how much space it requires. think of how many vegies you could grow in the same space with the same amount of water. lamb? comon, think about what your doing here… but that being said i think most vegans are total loons. People like freeley should be advocating for the destruction of lions and tigers, as lions and tigers murder other animals in truly horrific style. if we humans are smart enough to not harm animals, then we should be stopping the animals that harm other animals from existing. Freeley also kills birds when she flies in aeroplanes so she is a hypocrite.

feminism is one of the biggest problems in society today and although there is some valid historical basis to it, the liberation of the human female from their biology is in my opinion largely a product of the technological advance of humans. sufferagettes where never machine gunned on the streets, unlike the men that where drafted and sent off to war to die just a few years earlier. as technology has advanced, women have advanced as well, however now its going way too far and is pretty blatantly anti male in many respects. i view feminism in its modern context as a tool of the social marxists that really isnt doing society a great deal of good at this time. its screwing up gender dynamics and is wrecking women and men for each other. i see it as low frequency, lowest common denominator idiocy, just like a lot of the the race baiting ‘is this racist’ stuff getting around that is being perpetuated pretty much as a distraction, divide and conquer strategy by the power elite. idiots love this kind of bicker and beef… it would be funny if it wasn’t so serious


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Stay tuned for more rules here as usually is the case!!!

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Almost two months since the last broadcast! How the hell can you expect people to donate when you don’t broadcast? Looks like the ship of truth has sprung a leak. This broadcast has been part of my life almost since its inception…it is one of the few alternative news sources that hasn’t gone off the deep end, by dilution credible information with crap e.g. Fairdinkum Radio and Info Wars…Pittard started FR with some incredibly interesting material, but then he flipped…Today he sounds like a fundamentalist preacher, the Christian equivalent to a Fanatical Islamist. As an atheist, I think he’s really ###### up a potentially good show. As for Info Wars, all they would have to do to improve is dump Alex Jones, what a shit-for-brains. I reckon Jones and Pittard are allowed to proliferate, because they’re so stupid and harmless. I suppose they have some entertainment value, and along with David Icke are living examples of how low the alternative media has sunk. Truth News Radio is, or should I say was, way ahead of them all ahead of them all in terms of credibility How sad that its come to this.

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