How To Take Over A Country

Birth of a Bastard

As director, I have been asked recently: how do you take over a country? I refer you to the minutes of that epic get together back in ’08.

First, erode national powers. Leave them the military because it is largely irrelevant and provides the illusion/veneer of nationhood, but, like a spider, wrap them in a sticky web of transnational legal goo. (We’re talking TPP here.)

Second, using the goo, enforce intellectual property. With a vengence, because the goo is with you. Impoverish the file-sharers. Sue the patenting scientists. Grind them to dust. Make them rely on imports for everything except what you can get out of them at comparative disadvantage.

Third, globalise everything you can. Buy the farms, the dairies, the gas.

Fourth, establish a reliable, low-cost surveillance system. The mob will always grumble and so long as they keep to bullshit, that’s okay. But there needs to be a bit more than a whiff of threat, it needs to be felt to be real.

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  • Australia has well and truly been taken over already. ESL students here on visas have dumbed-down our tertiary education and taken places from those born here, China owns too much of our primary food growing industry and may take all of it out of the country if they choose, our utilities suppliers are ALL foreign owned and we can be shut own with phone calls from abroad (even wind farms are all controlled in Switzerland) industry, the USA dictates our government and has a huge zone in the centre of this country that none of us is allowed within miles of, and a quick list of the most significant CEOs will show they are mostly citizens of other countries. It hardly matters though, as my fading generation of post-WW2 births is the youngest one to recall how Australia used to be.

    One reason not to stand for election is that one’s birth record is made public and we see that marriage and birth were tightly wedged into that year for the Abbotts. Is 12th of January 40 weeks before 4th November? Good to be ‘a honeymoon baby’ I suppose. If he had been born on Sydney Harbour Bridge it wouldn’t make him any better as a PM I must say. I cannot understand anyone who admires him.
    He must have a pretty darn tight security team and maybe this is the reason he lives at the ADF and not with his family.

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