Fair work choices

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

 

Yet another Australian politician got into trouble during the lunch. The harassment of the Prime Minister Julia Gillard and of the Opposition Leader Tony Abbott at a Canberra restaurant on the Australia Day is still fresh in our minds and now the Premier of Western Australia, Colin Barnett suffered the same treatment in Perth. I know that politicians will, as always, ignore my suggestions, but, but – why those expensive restaurants? Why don’t you eat your lunch out of your tucker box at a work-break, just as Aborigines do?

 /photo by Colin Murty/

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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4 Responses to Fair work choices

  1. Mauser says:

    I looked at The Australian article you linked and my initial admiration for pictured Marianne Mackay, described as a mother of four, who took the trouble, time and expenses to travel from a protest in Canberra to the equally justified protest in Perth, was somewhat tinged by the realisation that she is undoubtedly supported in her activism by her hard working husband, who looks after four children, gets them ready for school, supervises their home-work, looks after their physical and mental needs, and all that while working in some factory. He is the real, unnamed hero of the Australian Aboriginal march to the Twenty-first century!

  2. That is just the beginning of their privileges. They should simply give politicians a budget and its their job to manage it and their expenses.

  3. Taurus says:

    Yeah, he would be as hard to find as a ‘stolen Aboriginal child’.

  4. Carlene says:

    I thought so too.

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