…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
While we are being amused by the Australia Day Labor antics, it could be useful to remember that in politics the things almost never are what they seem to be. And the time-proved question, qui bono ought to be kept firmly in mind before coming to any conclusions.
Who benefits from these disgraceful scenes in Canberra? That Mandarin of the bitter heart, first and foremost, of course. And perhaps coincidently, another Labor Queenslander, Anna Bligh, who must welcome any day when her Government’s dismal record as such and her husband’s Department of Climate Change in particular are not under scrutiny. Only 52 days to elections!
In the opinion of Piers Akerman, Australia benefits:
“The feral rabble infesting the so-called Tent Embassy camped on the lawn opposite Old Parliament House (OPH) has performed a great public service.
They have effectively killed any constitutional change enshrining affirmative action for those who self-identify as Aboriginal Australians.”
The Daily Telegraph, Lies, myths and the great tent tantrum; Saturday 28th January, 2012. http://blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/piersakerman/index.php
Australian Broadcasting Commission also gained something by being able demonstrate once again the depths it is prepared to sink to in its unwavering support of the ruling party. It shamelessly verbaled Tony Abbott in order to be able to blame him for the racial riot. Undoubtedly the rioters’ chanting “Shame, Gillard, shame” will be erased from the sound recordings.
ABC and the obedient media also blamed the Australian Federal Police. Yet to come is the blaming of the Capitalogenic Global Warming (waiting for Brown’s directive or computer models perhaps) and calls for the racist Australians to apologise to the Aborigines for their burning of Australian flags.
The Left Media attempted to show that Julia Gillard has sometimes human feelings by emphasising she did not throw the Leader of the Opposition to dingoes. In a certain sense, Mr Abbott is the real, fast thinking hero, by taking up on her offer before she had time to change her mind; for by now even intelligence analyst Wilkie knows her promises are not worth much.
I doubt that the abruptly resigning Prime Minister’s press secretary Tony Hodges will do as well as Mike Kaiser, who, for accepting the sole blame for the Queensland Australian Labor Party electoral frauds, was rewarded with $450,000 p.a. sinecure. In due course Hodges may be officially hired by Rudd, but in any case, neither his career nor his finances would be detrimentally affected.
The Prime Minister Gillard must know that a few more stumbles like this and the Queensland Prince-in-waiting or even the Tasmanian Princeling might find her slipper tempting. So, no more slippers; from now only sensible shoes, appropriate to the milieu of her choice.
“For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.”