It must be great being a pessimist. When you always expect the worst, surprises are usually pleasant ones. Little wonder then that pessimism is so popular.

There is one endeavour however, where pessimism is just not an option and that is when you are fighting.

Years ago, when I was infinitely more stupid than I am now, I used to occasionally climb into a ring with a dedicated martial arts expert who was determined to pound my face to a pulp. Looking back, it was one of the craziest things I ever did whilst sober.

                       An optimistic Harry at the Ferntree Gully Hotel in Melbourne in 1989 

If you are going to indulge in such a pastime, it pays to have a really great trainer and I was lucky enough to have one of the best. My trainer was a huge West Indian guy called Lincoln. It wasn’t Lincoln’s size that was so impressive however, it was his incredible aptitude for strategy.

Of the many things he pounded into me, one stands out above all others. “If you climb into that ring with any doubts at all” he told me (between blows), “I guarantee that you will lose.”

I have come to realise since, that this advice doesn't just apply to Thai boxing. It applies to every kind of fighting. Once you are convinced that you are going to win, the only consideration becomes, “how am I going to do it?”

That isn’t to say that boundless optimism will get you over the line every time. The Light Brigade found that out to their dismay on a particularly disappointing Wednesday afternoon in the Crimea.

While optimism isn’t necessarily a guarantee of success however, pessimism leads to defeat every time.

A stark example of this was provided for us in Mohammed’s day. A group of Jews lived in an Arabian town called Fadak. When their neighbours in Khybar were overrun by Mohammed’s army, they became so pessimistic that they threw in the towel before the bell had even rung.

Whether or not they might have been a match for Mohammed’s forces is something we will never know. What we do know, is that they submitted to the Islamic semi slavery of dhimmitude without so much as a whimper.

By comparison, some twenty centuries before the opening of the first green grocers shop, a group of 300 Greek optimists wedged themselves into a narrow coastal pass at Thermopylae. 

From there, they stared down an army of a million Iranians who were determined to barge their way into Greece, without so much as a fake Syrian passport between them.

Sadly, they were not eventually successful in holding back the invading forces, (thanks largely to a local traitor whose descendants went on to run the ABC, allegedly). Their incredible resolve however, is thought to have been a contributing factor to the pessimism of the Iranians from that time on. The unfortunate invaders eventually turned tail and tried to retreat home.

Sadly, in a shocking breach of their human rights, the Spartans flat out refused to pack them enough food for the return journey. Consequently, most of the invaders starved to death on the way back leaving the Western world safe from attack for centuries.

When I first started my own personal war, I was actually quite jealous of the Spartans. What wouldn’t I have given for another 299 mates backing me up. Why couldn’t I be facing just a million berserk Middle Easterners instead of 1.2 billion? Wouldn’t it be great to have just one traitor in my camp, instead of an entire Parliament full of them?

Despite this, once I understood what I was up against, I never for a moment doubted that I would beat them. This was not just because of Lincoln’s advice. It was because I could see their weakness and knew that once we understood what we were fighting, that they would have no chance.

Now, with hundreds of thousands of optimistic Australians standing shoulder to shoulder with me, how can I possibly doubt our victory? Every day brings more support, with Bob Katter the latest (but surely not the last) politician to join the growing number on our side.

I understand of course, that not everyone can share my optimism. We are all different people with different personalities. If you can’t help but feel pessimistic about the outcome of this fight, I get that.

I would ask just one thing of you however. Pessimism is contagious so please don’t share it around. Don’t share it at the pub where you could affect dozens of people. Especially, please don’t share it online where you could affect millions.

You can fake anything online, including optimism. By doing so, you might convince many others that we can win. Heck, you might even convince yourself and if pessimists challenge you online, send them this article.

One thing I am sure of is that once we are all convinced of success, this fight will take on a whole new dimension. When that happens, we will find out how much resolve our enemy really has. 

Frankly, I think that will turn out to be quite a surprise, even for an optimist like me.

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BlackDuck43
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BlackDuck43

GO Bill Leak! It is well time that these sanctimonious sucks to political correctness are taken down – not just one peg but the whole bloody clothesline.

Lefty
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Lefty

Delcon is a good name
Especially as TA did not play a good game
Why do you pick on Ms Devine
I think her description is sublime
To keep picking on her is such a shame

MichelLasouris
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MichelLasouris

Way off topic…..but…. I hope the M’slime women do not abandon their distinctive garb, coz it will deny us an unambiguous target….. However I’m also fearful that they might adopt the garb of the traditional Christian Nun. This meets all their ‘modesty’ wishes ( sans veil). I do hope not. I’d feel bad about shooting a nun…….

MichelLasouris
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MichelLasouris

Bobl; she’s not that good at motherhood. Only embarrassing everybody by breast feeding in public! Like you I can’t wait to see her make a complete an idiot of her self on finance and trade!!

MichelLasouris
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MichelLasouris

Sure, but we know what she meant…probably a ‘long’ 22/ .22 magnum

mrgg@bigpond
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mrgg@bigpond

The NEW HOT Hi Tech Frogozzies subs are already nuked and sunk. The building designs n specs IP is now in the public domain so the crazy contract price is significantly reduced for useless scrap metal. Of course our idiot pollies will still build them and waste another $ Billion x 10.

GeoffU.
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GeoffU.

Unfortunately, it all comes back to the cellarman. In a large beer-serving establishment, if the cellarman connects the XXXX Bitter line, to the Heineken Light keg, guess what happens. This is exactly what happened here. A simple mistake, which ended in tragedy. Think about it, before you nail someone to the cross.

bobbyfoo
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bobbyfoo

She would be wise to keep her mouth firmly zipped on all matters other than motherhood.

Thatch
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Thatch

The ACT blasphemy laws, enacted to protect Islam from criticism, have added supported to our cause. Momentum is rising but we need leadership to help us direct our rage in unity to a strategic target.

mrgg@bigpond
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mrgg@bigpond

History is encouraging. Every mad mobster and mobs who wanted to rule the world and brain washed their followers into becoming mass murderers HAVE ENDED UP LOSING. When the free democrats HAVE HAD ENOUGH !! Determination ‘produces’ such things as ATOM BOMBS. Most of us remember WW 2and how the enemy were finally defeated!?

MichelLasouris
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MichelLasouris

Dirty Harry…I generally like your comments, but this was beyond the pale. I’m from a group of people that were subjected to a genocide in France due to their wish to be protestant. The Catholics massacred them; men, women and children. I don’t “go on” about it but it is still in family memory after all these years. So please cut the Jews some slack.

GeorgeofMagpie
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GeorgeofMagpie

And those unwashed fxxktards walking along protesting with their wanker signs today don’t know the border laws either..

GeoffU.
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GeoffU.

IE, what does one do for aching sides, from laughing? My neighbours are starting to wonder if I am sane. ;-)))

GailLouise
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GailLouise
MaclomTrudbull
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MaclomTrudbull

Pity they missed you, you fucked up moron.

alistair50
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alistair50

As a long and proud North Melbourne supporter I am so upset to see that the Dees have been flogged by our coaches brothers mob Geebung. NOT!!!! HA HA HA The Dees are absolute dishonesty personified , but because of old money and massive pull in the halls of power they get away with the world.

Pablo
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Pablo

Re the Homosexual Marriage Debacle…The Main problem I have is that I entered into a Contract with my Wife, and that contract is between a Man and a Woman…How can they now retrospectively change that contract, and Alter the entry rules, without demeaning those whom have already made a Public and Legal commitment. They can have their own arrangements and Contracts.
Australia is now responsible for Compensation for the Wedding and associated costs for which they are effectively annulling without our consent.

TwoAlpha
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TwoAlpha

I’m struggling with that – it’s either a high velocity, OR a large caliber rifle.

PatriceLeCoz
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PatriceLeCoz

he process of “waking up” can be a long and unpleasant journey. It can start with your own investigation into 9/11 as mine did. You find you go through many stages, the first usually being denial. As you progress through the stages of and finally arrive at the point where you have cut through all the bullshit and realize we truly do live in a matrix and everything we are taught, told, or sold is nothing more than a G*d damn lie, you yourself will become a different person. You will enter the period in life where many of us… Read more »

JeffofFNQ
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JeffofFNQ

Big Boy Scotty will have a big night………….the Swans are 20 goals up well into the last quarter.

GeoffRosan
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GeoffRosan

Very good JJ.

Pablo
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Pablo
PatriceLeCoz
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PatriceLeCoz

lluminati Control More Pervasive than We Think

August 26, 2016

truman_primary.jpg

(left, Truman discovered his perception of reality had been constructed for him, and was false.)

If John Coleman is right, we can’t trust anything

emanating from the mass media or government.

“The moral, spiritual, racial, economic, cultural and intellectual bankruptcy we are in the midst of today is not some social phenomenon…that just happened. Rather it is the product of a carefully planned Tavistock program,” Coleman writes.
– See more at: http://www.henrymakow.com/#sthash.st0hxpIG.dpuf

Pablo
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Pablo

IE, Gold Again…….Thanks for the smile….

Millie
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Millie

It was your lead comment prior to that that I found disrespectful.

PatriceLeCoz
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PatriceLeCoz

Norway to Build Anti-Invasion Wall
August 26, 2016 5 Comments

Norway is building a steel fence at the Storskog border post with Russia after that crossing was used by over 5,500 Third World invaders last year. The new gate and fence will force the nonwhites into highly inhospitable terrain if they try and invade Norway from the north.
http://newobserveronline.com/

GeoffRosan
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GeoffRosan

Bart Cummings, sincere apologies for that awful typo.

GeoffRosan
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GeoffRosan

Lol, no – I can’t have bet anymore. The TABs have closed down. I wouldn’t trust online betting. The last bet I won was $10 on Viewed w/p luck. Burt Cummings luck in those days. And to add to a laugh – the last time I took a TAB form for a bet in a Club somewhere I was told the form was out of date. They donta wanta my money

WilberforceMcQuerkensnerkel
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WilberforceMcQuerkensnerkel

I have always liked the two comments, one credited to Jack Brabham, 3 times world champion, and one to Sterling Moss, the best driver to never win a world championship. Jacks was, “to win, first you had to finish” and to Sterling “what is the point of finishing if you don’t win”. Sterling would go flat out to lead the race from start to finish and Jack would say he “wanted to win at the slowest pace” in other words conserve the car to ensure a finish and a win.

GeoffRosan
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GeoffRosan

Lol,if this little colt is running during the Spring Carnival in Melbourne – I will be watching.

GeoffRosan
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GeoffRosan

Flysa up to date – Caulfield Race 6 Horse No 1 named Defcon = Defiant Conservatives won the race.

Letthemeatcake
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Letthemeatcake

All Bill was missing was the “Make America Great Again” ballcap.

Pablo
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Pablo

THORN. I hope for the sake of maintaining Conservative Australian values that the Status Quo remains. I do not appreciate my values being compromised to placate others. I also feel sorry for the children who will be ruined in the name of Political Correctness. That pretty well sums up my case AGAINST Homosexual marriage.

Batman
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Batman

Que ?

Pablo
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Pablo

Imagine how Trump feels, he is getting under their skins in a big way..

WilberforceMcQuerkensnerkel
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WilberforceMcQuerkensnerkel

I just Googled Glyn (corrected spelling) Scott and he and Ivan Tighe, a camshaft shop proprietor, collided on the main straight. Ivan had compound fractures of the skull and survived and the accident happened on 27th July 1970. Funny coincidence that is Concerned Seniors birthday. So it happened 46 years ago, but as I said gone but not forgotten. A true gentleman of motor sport who had competed for 20 years.

Pablo
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Pablo

THORN. The Pedophiles will flock to this as a means of procurement. As Husband and Husband they WILL be permitted to adopt without discrimination. These children will stand little chance in life. It has been well documented that these people trend towards positions of trust over children, and what better position than sole caregiver…Teachers,Priests,Family,Coaches,and so on…

WilberforceMcQuerkensnerkel
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WilberforceMcQuerkensnerkel

I think the one they are tending to favour is called “The Halo” and it will improve driver safety.Mind you the safety of the drivers has been greatly improved over the years and very few Formula 1 drivers lose their lives these days.

Daveinoz
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Daveinoz

They’ll close ranks …. as always

WilberforceMcQuerkensnerkel
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WilberforceMcQuerkensnerkel

About 40 years ago Glynn Scott and another driver in an open wheeler race at Lakeside hit and the other driver hit the armco which twisted it up from the bottom and Glynn’s cars nose went under and he died, n ot sure if it actually beheaded him, but an absolute tragedy as Glynn was a lovely man and well respected. The church at Auchenflower could not hold all the mourners and they spilled out into the yard. RIP Glynn Scott, gone but not forgotten.

Pablo
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Pablo

Compensation for the Wedding for which they are effectively annulling without our consent.

Daveinoz
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Daveinoz

Hit man …

Daveinoz
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Daveinoz

Not matter how strong the belief, or how many believe, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true.

craigh
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craigh

So if they bring in ssm, can all us married people, sue the government for breach of contract? Maybe we should all sign and get our retirement nest egg!!

Druid
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Druid

Turncoat has shown the world how not to construct sentences… um err um flimsy waffle always.

shango
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shango

No, it seems you can’t can take offense or claim discrimination when you’re saddled with White Privilege. Or perhaps not unless you’re socialist too.

WilberforceMcQuerkensnerkel
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WilberforceMcQuerkensnerkel

I don’t believe that to be correct David. Formula 1 cars have had roll over protection for many,many years. What they are looking at now is more protection for the driver, I think mainly from debris from another car.

Letthemeatcake
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Letthemeatcake

The AHRC is an authoritarian, taxpayer-funded extortion rackett used by the new PC to punish those who won’t submit, pure and simple.

Bridget
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Bridget

Personal gain at his country’s expense.

alistair50
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alistair50

Red wine time !

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