…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
I do not believe that there is any great need to rehash old incidents, failed theories or unsolved crimes, provided that they are not forgotten and that something has been learned from them. Unfortunately, many people who loudly and seemingly convincingly dismiss any talk about the past, especially their own past, and want to move “forward”, have the still-smelling corpses, real or financial or both, in their closets and use socialist ideology to cover their crimes. By “forward” they mean the chronological progress, not the one which would advance justice or, Marx forbid, humanity.
Nazis were moving forward at about the same speed as the communists, thought communists have lasted longer, and thus the discrepancy in figures.
The collateral cost of moving forward: National Socialists – 20,946,000 human beings; International Socialists – 1,391,888,000 human beings
It has to be remembered that the socialists are still at it, in particular in Communist China, North Korea and Cuba.[Left perspective]
This weasel word “forward” came to my mind again while reading the transcript of a very sympathetic interview of Julia Gillard by her Slater & Gordon partners. She uses the word in a strange context, but then she does use English or almost English words in strange contexts habitually. Many people are analysing her then responses; and I don’t think I can add anything useful. Still.
The affair shows striking lack of fiscal acumen on the part of a person in charge of Australia’s economic future. I am the last one who should talk about monetary imprudence, but then I do not claim to be able to lead the country to everlasting prosperity. Gillard, a single, childless salaried partner in one of the Australia’s largest legal firms, had to borrow money from her firm for a deposit on a house, and the rest from the bank. (Interestingly, both the Slater & Gordon deposit money and the mortgage money came from the same branch. Perhaps the normal banking rules of not advancing money to persons with zero equity do not apply between Labor mates.)
Not opening the file, in a large firm, is a big no-no. Unsurprisingly, some Labor/union lawyers now started to claim that it is not that unusual, but if the offending lawyer was on the other side of politics, they would say that it is a major crime. It is all about self-preservation, partners are responsible for the misdeeds of other partners, assuming they can’t be covered up.
The application for incorporation of that fraudulent entity Australian Workers Union Workplace Reform Association is allegedly in Gillard’s handwriting. I understand that sometimes filling the form out by hand is more expeditious; still something doesn’t fit. Had Slater & Gordon ran out of typewriters? Typists? Or had Gillard trusted nobody in the office?
The interview was on 9th September, 1995.
“without explanation an account from Con was put in my letter box last week, so that’s the first account that I’ve had from him. It is an account dated June directed towards me… The account is for $3780.”
The work was apparently done prior to June 1995. The account miraculously arrived well after the investigation started.
Her big fat Greek wedding so inconveniently gone olive-shaped, Gillard was, as ever (ask Rudd), ready to turn on her accomplices :
JG: “Sorry, I’m getting confused… Bill the Greek, whilst I was at work one day, built for me a low level brick fence. I didn’t ask him to do that…. I didn’t pay for the bricks. I’ve never had an account in relation to the fence….
He, you know, he pleased as punch sort of said he had built it for me. That he had built it for me. Whether that means he himself did it, given Bill’s obvious difficulties with the truth I no longer know.
PG: What are Bill’s obvious difficulties with the truth?
JG: He’s just a big Greek bullshit artist.”
Nothing heretofore written is meant to cast aspersion on the Australian Labor Prime Minister’s ethics, professional standards or morality; nor to suggest her guilt or untruthfulness. After all, she denies everything. I trust the reader can judge her veracity in this and other matters on the basis of her record and move forward.
Those American and Australian socialists treat us as children, just as that other socialist, the national one, bamboozled the German youth. Do not laugh; it worked then, it works now. How many, even today, would vote for those Green/Labor barnacles; and in America, for Hussein Obama.