…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
Personally, I don’t like personal attacks, but I realise that sometimes one has to give a face to the evil. Writing about union corruption without mentioning Gillard would be pointless. Abstract problems mean little to the general public. They may occasionally interest academics though today the size of politically correct grants corrupted the science (astronomy, physics and mathematics so far excepted) to such an extent that even Lysenko would grow green with envy.
A few weeks ago The Australian warned Labor to back off its vile personal smear campaign-
After unsuccessfully adopting a strategy of smear against Campbell Newman in the Queensland election, Labor needs to be careful. So far, Ms Gillard’s personal past has been quarantined from public scrutiny. In the slush fund affair, her relationship with a married man was central. And another such relationship has crossed into her own frontbench ranks, blurring the professional and personal. Based on Labor’s public comments and private urgings this week, it could hardly complain if the opposition chose to explore these issues.
However, it would be difficult for the Coalition to bring up something bad about Labor/Green politicians. Not that there is not enough muck around them, far from it, but what the ordinary, honest people would consider abhorrent, venal and immoral behaviour the Left admires and rewards. Unfortunately, some of the ALP voters look with envy, tinged with pride, on the accomplishments of the workers’ representatives. High living, prostitutes, overseas travel, drugs, gambling and all that achieved simply by stealing the union members’ money: good on ya, mate! – and on top of that legal immunity, at least for as long as the Labor is in power. So this could misfire for the Coalition. Swinging voters of delinquent aspirations would turn to the socialist parties and the ordinary, honest people do not vote Labor/Green anyway.
Then there are things like peculiar gaps in the Green/Labor politicians’ CVs. It seems that only that of Lee Rhiannon a.k.a. Lee O’Gorman a.k.a. Lee Brown is the public knowledge, albeit limited. Australian media are not interested in the Left politicians’ past, only in that of class enemies. But again, training in Soviet Union would increase the respect and envy of our “intelligentsia” which had to do with Marxism-Leninism indoctrination in Australian universities. And they always vote socialists, the more extreme the better, anyway.
What is left? Gillard’s “respect” for the institution of the marriage could be shown by her habitual seducing of weak, hen-pecked married men. Wayne Swan’s marriage lasted a whole one year when he was 21, two years older than Abbott in David Marr/ Barbara Ramjan concocted wall incident. Bill Shorten, Nicola Roxon … Whole battalions of ex-wives and ex-husbands could be interviewed, just as the Fairfax quality press hastened to interview the bitter ex-husband of Pauline Hanson, when there was a danger that she could disturb the power see-saw.
Unfortunately, from Marx to Mao, the Left despised a marriage and its ceaseless white-anting produced results. Over one third of marriages ends in a divorce so there are not many who could cast a stone. Philandering is increasingly acceptable.
Further. Those tens of thousands of the Commonwealth public servants, whose only raison d’etre is to improve the employment statistics, and who are scared stiff that Abbott would accord them Newman’s treatment, will troll the web sites, will flood the internet with fabricated accusations against Labor politicians in order to discredit all the accusations, will try to provoke the Coalition to unseemly responses and finally and most dangerously will provide an excuse for the Milne/Gillard government’s media and internet crackdown. Drs Lewandowsky, Oberauer and Gignac will supply the required statistic.
One could say they will do it whether or not the Opposition refrains from paying the socialists with the same coin. After all, they are already infect internet search engines, Google in particular, in order to skew the results.