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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Daveinoz
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Daveinoz

Hear ! Hear !

Riverine
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Riverine

This is just a way of starting to get absolute information about everyone. Name, location, money, bio info. What more. NWO is on schedule.

GeoffRosan
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GeoffRosan

Flysa, very good. But google Moderator David Cook (Presbyterian) who was on Bolt’s at Sky last week. In DC’s comment of 25 August he says a lot about SSM. Ministers propose they could refuse to marry people.

taqiyyamagnet
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taqiyyamagnet

the inner city hipster totalitarians need to understand the meaning of democracy.

successive governments have said NO to SSM, yet advocates won’t take NO for an answer.

the coalition went to an election with a plebiscite to allow the people to resolve this – we demand our say.

they did the private confidential opinion polls, they know the no will win easily and they, as marxists, are doing whatever they can to impose their will to the people.

democracy for them is a nuisance.

vecchio
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vecchio

It should be a referendum, where voting is compulsory, and then the result would become law, whatever it is.

vecchio
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vecchio

There used to be an offence “cause obstruction” in the motor traffic act, probably still there but you know???. Rules are for fools!

Hotrocks
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Hotrocks

I think shorten may have foetal alcohol syndrome , just looking at his head like .

PattayaPete
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PattayaPete

Was the murderer one of those noble warrior dreamtime rainbow serpent traditional hunter types?

taqiyyamagnet
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taqiyyamagnet

mystery where the money comes from, especially seeing that the only industry the goat fuckers are involved in is the bomb manufacturing industry.

mrgg@bigpond
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mrgg@bigpond

OT !? Maybe? Maybe NOT? Can things get any worse ?Globally ? In Oz ? YES! Hi-liar-ry could become POTUS. See following post.

Pablo
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Pablo

The Cassawary. It is not a problem currently, however, when Government changes hands, as it does, future governments may not be so civic minded what the do with it. Pre-emptive incarceration for those with genes, predisposed to violence? people with ethnic genes that they deem not suitable? ect. Once they have you DNA they know a lot about you. Who is to say that future science will not reveal other capabilities such as creating a Virus that will only kill white Caucasian males? sorry they already have that one, but who would do such a thing?? Sorry I must disagree… Read more »

cinerama
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cinerama

I would refuse maybe when all the politicians are tested and there results keep, i might think about it.

Corporalselwyngeorge
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Corporalselwyngeorge

I can remember Vaguely going to sunday school and the fire& brimstone about Sodom and gomorroh, my mother gave me 6 pence( when she could ) to put into the plate I,m glad that I use to take 5 pennies out NOW, fkn godbothering hypocrites

Corporalselwyngeorge
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Corporalselwyngeorge

did anyone notice if BendOverBaird attended the reception or a spks person for the Turd seeing he was Bullshiting in Brisbane ?

Daveinoz
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Daveinoz

35 YEARS FROM NOW … TOTAL ISLAMISATION OF EUROPE Moslems will just turn Europe into another shithole like the Middle East, along with all the tribal and islamic warring … it started long ago …. and those existing “no go” zone shitholes of filth will just keep expanding till they all meet up … forming the Grand Sithole of Europe ! And Australia ? … how far down the path of islamisation will it be That’s when your grandkids will be having their own kids .. As I said … nothing will stop this juggernaut (except the barrel of a… Read more »

cinerama
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cinerama
PattayaPete
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PattayaPete

FFS!! Flysa, keep the bloody religion out of it. It does not need any religious blessing to know that the Safe Schools programme is child abuse writ large, under the stealthy guise of protecting children from bullying. And again, just as I wrote on another of the articles, as long as the participants of the sexual acts, whatever those acts might be, be it sodomy, fellatio, cunnilingus, frotting, even good old missionary position, all acts that have their detractors, are consenting adults, we, as in the universal we, should keep our noses out. I don’t begrudge those who wish to… Read more »

Daveinoz
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Daveinoz

The angels were really alien visitors (UFOs are described in the old Testament) …

They did many things …

They probably used some particle beam weapon to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah … a fierce blue heat that vaporised those towns

Pity the aliens don’t return … and once again turn the particle beam on the Middle East

In fact, the tried to breed out the inferior dark inbred people .. the performed genetic engineering (40 days) and closely monitored their “special humans” and put to death any that bred with an inferior dark unit.

2bits
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2bits

why the big media beat up over the territory election ? the place runs on welfare, so it’s just a question who can supply the fatest welfare cheques. Meanwhile we are all paying for it..

Conker
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Conker

How ironic that there are members of the homosexual community that are concerned about ‘homophobia’, verbal attacks and bullying of them in a campaign leading to a plebiscite. (As if those who oppose homosexual marriage have a hope of getting their reasons fairly aired anyway). Certain members of the so-called ‘gay’ community have never seen any problem with ridiculing and disrespecting the Catholic religion by dressing as nuns in the gay and lesbian Mardi Gras. Or making intimidatory threats to ministers of religion and politicians and their families who disagree with them.So effective have been these measures that those who… Read more »

TheUntouchables
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TheUntouchables

And there is never a mentally disturbed truck driver around when you need one

BigAlofWA
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BigAlofWA

Billy, you still lost with Vic umpires

Pablo
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Pablo

If they are told that the samples will be destroyed at the conclusion of this Investigation it will be another partial lie.Whatever you are told, If your DNA is taken, the results will be copied and forwarded to Federal Authorities. Then they will destroy the original sample. Most Australians DNA is already on record from Fetal blood samples that were taken as a routine procedure for newborns.

Letthemeatcake
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The Turd: “Barrie, 18C is not a priority of this government.”
There you have it, plain and simple. The turd is gutless. He says he’s more interested in jobs and growth. Pathetic, since when has free speech been an impediment to jobs and growth? Unless he means the jobs and growth of the AHRC and other burgeoning grievance industries.

MaclomTrudbull
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MaclomTrudbull

Too much crap about crappy Australian politicians here. I’m going to pour a scotch and have a look how Donald is doing for the rest of today.

Letthemeatcake
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Letthemeatcake

The Turd being interviewed by Leatherface on 1siders. Turd said “in these exciting times” right off the bat. What a joke. Does he understand how lame he actually is?

GeoffRosan
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GeoffRosan

George Christensen -No Plebiscite then no change to the Marriage Act

GeoffRosan
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GeoffRosan

I checked the ABC TV guide to see what’s on Insniders = Today Malfunction will interviewed by Cassidy. Mrs Woolcock’s on the panel with Lenore Screeching. I might try to watch. Any takers?

AussiePatriot
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AussiePatriot

Has anyone seen any sign of Piers Ackerman of late? Is he doing penance for naming our Claytons-PM “Lord Laxative”?

Hotrocks
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Hotrocks

Test dan fckwit .

Ducktracy
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Ducktracy

Tommy Robinson and his kids thrown out of a pub in UK Police harasment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcMgFqAGb84

pelican
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pelican

And in Australia too….they are an overt threat to the civil liberty of all…

1rdoval@gmail.com
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1rdoval@gmail.com

I wonder if the incoming NT Labor government will grant amnesty to the political prisoners in Don Dale . . .

pelican
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pelican

Burn the Witch Burn the Witch…seriously D, you would have been quite at home in Salem…and there is no evidence that Cuneen is ‘corrupt’..however many members of the jewdiciary are…dont expect you’ll be going there anytime soon…as for the Royal Commission deliberately excluding two cults which openly promote pedofilia (namely Judaism and its bastard cousin, islam/sharia law..as well as Male Genital Mutilation)..not expecting the Royal Commission to do much about that either….Jones is an easy target.

Letthemeatcake
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Letthemeatcake

Andrew O’Keefe comparing Trump to fascists from the 30s. Conversely, they showed Hillary opening a jar of pickles and said that concerns over her health were more or less ludicrous. By Christ I hope Trump wins.

Happy42
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Happy42

The CLP richly deserved the drubbing they’ve been given, but for the plot bloody voter, I fear this will turn out to be a case of “careful what you wish for”. The inexperience of Labor should scare the bejeezus out of even the most rusted-on Labor voter. The kids have the keys to the lollie cupboard

Happy42
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Happy42

It will be interesting in the extreme to watch and see how happy Northern Territorians will be with the way their Territory is functioning three years from now.

Ducktracy
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Ducktracy

Bunnings bacon ban: Hardware giant outrages customers by prohibiting rashers from their much-loved sausage sizzles – so who are they worried about offending?

Sausage sizzles are sold outside Bunnings hardware stores every week
They are a way for groups to fundraise in their local communities
Fundraisers are not allowed to sell bacon, eggs, or kabana meats
Bunnings said this is to make sure the fundrasiers are inclusive

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3759141/Shoppers-stumped-strict-Bunnings-sausage-sizzle-rules-including-no-bacon.html#ixzz4IZawzmPq
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Corporalselwyngeorge
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Corporalselwyngeorge

O/T story doing the rounds that Bunnings has banned pork sausages and bacon at their B B Q

Corporalselwyngeorge
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Corporalselwyngeorge

I wonder if the turd thought about the implications regarding the flogging of the CLP in the terrority ,? manboobs billy will be delighted seeing he.s got another Gunner onside between them there,ll be a lot of Gonna do this ect ect , the Turd also LIED at his gathering in Brisbane yesterday when he said that 52% voted for the LNP which they did not , this germ turnbull will do a deal with shorten and the greens on the SSM in getting some of his futile attemps on super and others thru the lower house , No plebersite… Read more »

Ducktracy
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Ducktracy
Ducktracy
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Ducktracy

Europe: The Substitution of a Population

In one generation, Europe will be unrecognizable.

Eastern Europe now has “the largest population loss in modern history”, while Germany overtook Japan by having the world’s lowest birth rate.

Europe, as it is aging, no longer renews its generations, and instead welcomes massive numbers of migrants from the Middle East, Africa and Asia, who are going to replace the native Europeans, and who are bringing cultures with radically different values about sex, science, political power, culture, economy and the relation between God and man.

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/8761/europe-population-substitution

chrisk
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chrisk

TW, Thanks for posting that , it was pay-walled, very interesting reading and it has Turnbull pegged perfectly, I cannot see him lasting much longer at all.

Hotrocks
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Hotrocks

They’re his good points .

GlemSnotbrook
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GlemSnotbrook

Their ABC has won in a landslide. Wake up Australia. 18c and the progressive dickheads wil have us all in burkinis…

pelican
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pelican

ah the memories…of Turnbull losing it.hahaha…and calling the cops on the ALP..very funny…not so funny is the scale of criminality masquerading as govt in Australia

pelican
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pelican

Pope Francis gives thanks to Allah that Italian earthquake which killed hundreds of Italians, did not affect any muslim refuse which he invited in and told Catholics they much hand their houses too…(well I’m sure he did)..

WilberforceMcQuerkensnerkel
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WilberforceMcQuerkensnerkel

Aw! come on Hotrocks, tell us how you really feel

RuffianDick
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RuffianDick

This edited extract is ok, but unfortunately it’s got the fingerprints of the known Abbott-Abbott-Abbott-Abbott hater Mr van Onselen on it. I suspect that hatred would be reflected in the book.

Hotrocks
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Hotrocks

Victory in the NT for the abc .