The Bell letter

…from the quill of Antisthenes

The certain sign of Australians’ growing discontent is a number of jokes, letters and other writings which float through the internet. Some are good, some less so, but all showing that the dishonesty, deviousness and dysfunctionality of the Gillard’s government has surpassed even that of the Whitlam’s reign. One such letter in particular attracted my attention and the editorial troika of Fog of Chaos obtained the author’s permission to publish it.

Mrs Bell is a retired nurse and grandmother; not an activist. But she and thousands of other “citizens of no consequence” may have to became such if the current government is to go away. The “opposition” parties are just play-acting.

By the way: Mrs Bell regrets that in the original version she forgot to include the Acting Prime Minister Bob Brown.

To   Julia Gillard & Tony Abbott & Bob Brown  …
You  ALL  Worry me ! ( In fact ALL  of your Political parties worry the  hell out of me !!!)
Over the  last three years, I find myself becoming more and more fearful  of  ALL  of you, and between you, you are turning this  country into a place that I no longer feel at home in, or feel  a part of! I watch you in parliament, and no, not just  you, but every politician that I see, stand up in  parliament sneering at each other, and acting like children  !!! (..and if you were my children, I would be ashamed of you  all … What an example to  set!)
Although  you would like us all to believe that you are putting the  needs of this country at the forefront, NEITHER of you are  doing that, you seem more interested in “one-up-man ship “, in  scoring off each other,  & denigrating each other, to  the detriment of this country & its people  !!!
It seems  to be all about YOU as individuals, and not about what you can  DO for this country !
It is  fast becoming a place that I do not recognize, as the place I  always thought, was the best place in the world to be  !!!
But no  longer !!!
You are  not listening to the people of this country  !!!
And here  in South Australia , your  counterparts are afflicted with  the same disease – is it endemic in all politicians  ?
I am  watching the deterioration of living standards in this  country, (and according to you, on a world stage we are doing  better than most countries … REALLY ???) … And yet the gap  is widening between the “haves”  and the “have-nots”  .  I see our homeless on the streets, our hospitals  under-funded,  and understaffed, our health system is an  absolute mess and a disgrace … And yet I see multi-millions  of dollars being sent off shore, in aid to other countries,  before attending to this country’s needs  !
I see the  “selling off of the farm”, in large amounts, to foreign  interests, (In Every State ) including water rights to foreign  interests too …. And  WHY…?
Especially  when you go to great lengths to tell us that water is a finite  resource, & supposedly,  we must ALL be careful with  how we use it, so that we ensure we have it for the future  ?
Foreign  interests “Fracking”  for coal seam gas, and riding rough  shod over farmers’ rights to their own land, AND USING  QUESTIONABLE CHEMICALS. (You don’t even KNOW what chemicals  they use),  and possibly causing damage to the water  table  in the process  !!!
And those  foreign interests I believe, do NOT have to pay anything in  royalties back to this country, for the first five years of  their tenure  … IS THIS CORRECT  ???
And it will make no difference , , to carbon emissions, AT  ALL!
A Carbon  Tax,( which you KNOW  is just another tax with a  “Starting Point dollar value”)  which will make NO  appreciable difference
A  tax,  which in spite of all your arguments FOR it, you  are doing alone, when other major countries will NOT & DO  NOT embrace it, or believe in it   !
All that  it will do for this country is put working families and small  businesses behind the eight ball, ……what planet are you on,  if you think that your few hundred dollars a year,  will  make even a scrap of difference to the effect of the carbon  tax on people ?
Blind Freddy can see the holes in that argument  !!! Do you really think we are  that dumb  ???
The CONVOY OF NO CONFIDENCE was real !!! …and I haven’t spoken  to even ONE person, who would not have liked to be there if  they could, but the tyranny of distance and /or work was the  only thing that kept them away,  ( myself included ), …  And you KNOW that only a part of the convoy was actually  allowed to be in front of Parliament house and ON VIEW … The  rest were streets away, unreported by the media  !
For Mr  Albanese to stand up in parliament,  and call it “THE  CONVOY OF NO CONSEQUENCE “, in his sneering tone, shows just  how out of touch with the people of Australia , you really are  !!!!  WE WOULD HAVE ALL LIKED TO BE THERE  !!!

WHY DIDNT HE LOOK AT THE REASONS FOR THE CONVOY ???? He may have learnt something !!

DEFENCE ! ……. Because  Americans are our Allies, and we support them in Wars,  …….. Korea , Vietnam , Iraq , Afghanistan , …. And you have  sent our soldiers to those places, and our soldiers fought for  you, and for Australia ……. Some coming home with terrible  physical injuries, and some with devastating Mental Injuries  as well ….. BUT WHERE ARE YOU, WHEN THEY NEED YOU  ?????
Veteran’s  Indexation to CPI only is a disgrace … And is something YOUR  Labor party Julia, used as an election sweetener, to get the  Veteran’s Vote … BUT YOU LIED (Again) ! You never had any  intention of honouring your election promise to them … and  it WILL come back to bite you at the next election !!!! (And  Tony, Liberals were NO BETTER, Howard had more than 10 years  to “fix it ” and didn’t  !)
Veterans  are not alone, they have families, friends and supporters, who  are heartily sick of the deception your party perpetrated on  them …AND THEY ALL VOTE  !!!!
THEY are  your obligation, first and foremost ….. and it is not your  first obligation to give aid to every man and his dog overseas  first !!!  Look after your own FIRST !!!! Is this what  you call SALUTING THEIR SERVICE  ???
Have you  any idea , how sickening it is for our Vets to see you both, (  Labor or Liberal ) turn up to the funerals of our current  young vets for a photo opportunity, to  be seen to be  “caring ” in the public eye, but only to turn your backs on  them all,  when they need you ??? (Just ask Breanna  Till  an Afghanistan Soldier’s  wife, how CARING  this government is !!!)
And in  light of what you DON’T do  for our WAR VETERANS …….
Let’s  talk about MULTICULTURALISM  !! …….People have come here from  other countries, for a better life, for more years than I have  been alive  ( I am 65 years old !) … my own family  migrated here in 1883, from Germany , and did find a better  life …
Pre &  Post war immigrants have came for a better life, and settled  in and became wonderful contributors to this country, as did  those who came here after the Vietnam War,  … all have  contributed to the rich diversity of this country, and some  descendants have even fought FOR this country, and they have  become Australians and were glad to be …and they had NO  handouts from our Government either, …they worked hard for  everything !
I have  never before had a problem with all, or any, race of  immigrants  coming here  …
…….However  , I DO NOW !!!
Please  tell me why we have  areas  like  Lakemba,  where police do NOT,  & will NOT go, for fear of  their life ?
Please  tell me why we can no longer have religion in schools, for  fear of “OFFENDING” someone ? (The latest little gem is that  they are not having, or being funded, for  “chaplains ”  any more , but “Counsellors  “?)
Please  tell me why religious Christmas observances are no longer  allowed in some schools for fear of OFFENDING someone  ?
Please  tell me HOW Christmas decorations in some stores might OFFEND  someone ?
Please  tell me why we have to have segregated days in some swimming  centres, for fear of “OFFENDING” someone  ?
Please  tell me why we have some RADICAL clerics demanding Sharia Law  in this country … when if we were in THEIR country, this  would NEVER be allowed  ?
Please  tell me why our laws need to be changed, so as not to OFFEND  someone ?
Please  tell me why we are fast becoming a MINORITY voice, in our own  country, because of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS  ?
Please  tell me WHY Australians cannot legally wear a face covering  bike helmet into a bank ..and yet it is ok to wear a Burqa  which covers the whole face  ?
And  please tell me WHY, when those people who want asylum here,  can wreck our detention centres, as in Villawood , and STILL  be accepted here ?
SO , in  light of the above, WILL ALL  OF YOU ……Please tell me WHY,  when some of our Vietnam Veterans FINALLY received (in the  last 6 months) the recognition that they should have had after  the Vietnam War, (and which they received from the USA &  South Vietnam,  during and immediately after the Vietnam  War), that the families of those Veterans,  were  refused  assistance by this  Government, to attend that award ceremony, and yet this  Government ….flew , accommodated , and even took  on bus tours ,  the the families of asylum seekers,  after the funerals of those who were killed in the boat which  sunk off Christmas Island ?
What does  that say,  about just who are this government’s  priorities ?
The  Australian people that I speak to have genuine concerns about  becoming a second class minority in our own country, and the  reasons for it,  are some of the above,  …..
Are  you so blind that you cannot see this  ?
And no ,  I am NOT racist !!!…(if I did not like Catholics or  Protestants would I be considered racist ?) Of course not  !
Why is  it, that if we object to what is happening in our country …  we are immediately labelled RACIST, in an attempt to shut us  up ?
We are  fighting Radical Muslims, in Afghanistan & Iraq , are we  not ?
I hear you say, yes but the Muslims we have here are “Not  like that ” … well how would we know ? …do we hear ANY of  them,  coming out & speaking AGAINST radicals ??   I haven’t  …have you ???
Islam is  not compatible with ANY of the values that we hold here in   Australia ! ….Are not the experiences of Britain , France ,  and the Netherlands, &SPAIN , AND the USA.  an example of that?   Why do you  think it would be any different here ?  We even have an  Australian born “radical “, whose message is that Australia  WILL become a Muslim country, under Sharia Law, & that we  had “better get used to it  “.
Will both  of you grow some “Balls “, and start sticking up for this  country and its people  ???
We are  the people who put you where you are, and PAY you to look  after our interests ! .. And you are NOT doing that, by any  stretch of the imagination  !!!
I would  appreciate an answer, from both of you, if only to convince me  that once again, I am not talking to a brick wall  !!!!!
In case it  has escaped both of you ….I would like to remind you that, in   Australia the Government … is FOR THE PEOPLE, OF THE  PEOPLE,  & BY THE PEOPLE  …
never forget  that……because you sure have up till now  !!!
Mrs Jenny  Bell, Nuriootpa   S.A.




About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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5 Responses to The Bell letter

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  2. John says:

    Ask Mrs Bell if she actually knows any muslims. I just did and she says “no”!

  3. rosencrantz says:

    It would seem to be somewhat superfluous to ask Ms Bell again about her knowing any Muslims, since you apparently asked and she answered. Now something totally unrelated; how many Nazis have you met, John? Do you like them?

  4. Matthew says:

    I think mrs bell is just a made up person or as they say on the internet now, a Troll.
    If this person actually did an research on the discussed topics, she or he probably would not have writen this letter.

  5. Vic says:

    Any person who does not recognise that Islamic extremists are the greatest danger to our Australian way of life is either blind or blinkered.
    Terrorism is almost exclusively the province of Muslims. That is a fact which should not be ignored. All the apologists for the religion of Islam should be roundly denouncing terrorist tactics instead of asking, “Have you met any Muslims?”

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