Light Australian History Lesson

This is worth a look, I’d already learned about Whitlam but wasn’t aware of the US’s involvement to this degree.

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7 Responses to Light Australian History Lesson

  1. Since Hatboy finally unblocked comments (hee hee sorry, couldn’t help it), I wanted to say a couple of things.

    First, the US is shit, goddamn meddlers, I bet there are a dozen more stories like this still waiting to be uncovered.

    Second, regrettably I couldn’t watch the whole thing. I find that I’m just not able to watch this sort of style video anymore. I think it’s because I watch while working. I need mostly calm, but certainly gimmick-free (not using that term derogatorily, I just mean all the cuts to effects) videos.

    Actually even outside of work I find I don’t have tolerance for too much wackiness. I blame the totally botched pandemic response over here in this failed state.

    But yeah, it sickens me how badly our CIA has ruined so many good leaders, burgeoning democracies, etc. around the world. I mean, honestly, are they happier with this right-wing ascendant hatred class we have now? Because I see that as a result.

    • stchucky says:

      You know I disabled comments because I feared THE TRUTH!

      Yeah, but this makes perfect sense. I remember learning about Whitlam and did sort of wonder why the Queen / Governor General took such an interest in fucking up his government. The fact that Australia was about to go full Norway on its mining industry really is the last piece of the puzzle.

      What I still don’t really understand is why it was the US doing this rather than the UK. I guess the answer to that is, the UK would still get its pound of flesh from Australia; they would gain an even bigger ally in the US since they were in cahoots over this; and the US could. It was just that simple. The CIA had more dirty tricks than MI6.

      And yeah, the video was a bit annoyingly put together, although I got a bit of a laugh out of the satirical way he was impersonating the fucking dregs of humanity who usually turn up to complain about stories like this (and YouTube comments in general). I’d never seen it before but yes – more suited to a home office and a very specific watchin’ mood, don’t fault you there.

      As to your final paragraph, well, yes. I’m sure it all turned out well for everyone involved. Especially the UK who now have a great and wonderful friend in Trump’s USA. I mean, that’s not unstable and based on the whims of a demented fucking idiot at all. They’ll be fine. The US will carry them out of Brexit in style, that’s what allies do.

    • stchucky says:

      LOL I’m kidding, Australia will carry the UK out of this. And Scotland will be propping them up on the other side.

      • stchucky says:

        I even found an image for it on Wikihow.

      • LOL

        Although I must say, I didn’t picture Australia as black in the books, or Great Britain as a woman….

        And what is that red thing????

      • stchucky says:

        He’s an Aboriginal. Britain is a Karen. The red thing is an arrow for “carrying forward”, but still pointing down because there’s no other way this goes.

      • I dunno it’s just too PC and diverse for my American context. I need to be eased into these things.

        Could the Karen at least be wearing a mask and calling the cops on the black guy helping her out? That would make more sense to me.

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