Clouds on the horizon

…from the quill of Antisthenes

When the Australian Senate passed the Australia Suicide (a.k.a Clean Energy) Acts 2011 a day after the anniversary of October Revolution 1917 , on the 8th November, the Acting Prime Minister, Bob Brown allegedly said that “heavens are clapping”. I do not believe it for a moment because even the Red Bob could not be that stupid. It is probably another nasty shot in the Murdoch’s media campaign to destroy him, the Green Party, the Labor Party and the whole civilisation as hoped for by comrade Lee Rhiannon. Had he indeed said something like that, and was not quoted out of context as usual as he usually claims, perhaps what he heard was the echo of those clapping David Hicks at the Sydney Writers’ Festival in May, 2011. David Hicks is a natural hero of mainstream Left, because he converted to Islam, trained with Al-Qa’ida and pleaded guilty to the charges of providing material support to terrorism in that famous Club-Caribbean, which another Left hero Hussein Obama may need a few more presidential terms to close. Those clappers are not renowned for their moral or intellectual achievements.

In that extremely unlikely event, i.e. that it were indeed the gods above clapping, and in even more unlikely event that Red Bob can hear anything but his own voice, it could have been for one and only one reason. “Those whom gods wish to destroy they first make mad.” (Euripides?) Well, I can understand why gods would make Brown the Green, and their leader to (jack)boot, but us? What have we ever done to them? Yes, I know. We, the Australians voted for ALP and the Green Party and allowed them to rule. It was not some foreign occupier who set this government, incompetent in everything but incompetence, upon us against our will. Even today, if polls are to be believed, some 14% of population wishes to be lorded over by a so called environmental party for which a hypocrisy could be a middle name. In her maiden speech as a newly elected Senator on 24th August, 2011, Ms Riannon said:”One year and four days ago, 443,913 people in New South Wales voted for the Greens …” Thank you, useful idiots.

The dark clouds can be clearly seen on the horizon but apathetic population looks the other way and secretly hopes they would go away. She’ll be right, mate, ehhm…, comrade.

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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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