I started writing in January 2013. And I thought things were bad then.
Yet last week the rainbow was joined by the Grim Reaper. Australia will soon usher in a joint union of euthanasia and homosexual marriage.
Next week we will see freedom of political communication and the right to express traditional views on marriage thrown in front of a train.
And today children are now be able to access ‘gender-changing’ hormones. The Army is also publishing articles canvassing the ideas of open fraternisation and taxpayer-funded prostitutes and ‘sex toys’.
Meanwhile, the political system is in disarray: our politicians cannot even get their own citizenship paperwork in order and Senator Sam Dastyari is alleged to have passed on counter-surveillance information to a Chinese man linked to its Communist government.
No wonder the major concern of Australians, feeding and housing their family, is left unaddressed.
Wage growth is at record lows while housing prices are expected to remain high and unaffordable for many for at least the next 40 years. And even before you start paying off your own mortgage, you will be taxed to pay off the debt left by today’s politicians.
Families are being battered on every front.
However, there is good news. The recent marriage campaign awoke a national conservative movement in Australia. I’ve seen this same movement personally: just over five years ago I felt alone and left to charge the enemies on my own.
How wrong I was on that score.
There is an army of Australians who are concerned about the direction of this nation. Over 25,000 have signed up to receive updates from this website. Many more support other organisations. And there are many more still out there as well, looking for hope, courage and leadership.
However, this army remains unorganised and there is no better example than that given by this website.
Over the past five years it has been able to prevent some radical changes in the Australian Defence Force, from changing hat badges to appease Muslims, shutting down the Navy’s Islamic Twitter account and forcing the resignation of the Defence imam.
It has also influenced the media on a number of fronts: freedom, family values and security. And it has served as a foundation for detailed submissions into parliament on 18c and halal certification.
More importantly, legal cases we have fought have stemmed the abuse of state-based anti-discrimination law by anti-free speech activists and laid the foundations for future fights to protect freedom of political communication.
All of this was only possible with your support.
But the website is still just a blog.
That is going to change.
I have given some long, hard thought into planning for the future and how we might organise our army. Over the next two months I will step back from writing to concentrate on building an administrative structure and technological platform to transform the current blog into a campaign support tool for conservative Australians.
The new site will launch early next year.
It will not exist to promote a politician, or a political party or a platform. Yes, it will defend principles of life, family, freedom, civilisation and prosperity. But it’s primary purpose will be to assist Australians who believe in those things to save them. This new website will exist for you.
And provide your suggestions as well. I want them. A survey will be going up next week.