Gillard not responsible

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

That old Tom Jones’ song pretty much summarises the Australian Prime Minister’s brazenly flippant approach to the serious allegations of wrongdoings: What I can confidently say is I did nothing wrong. And these things have been cycled and recycled and re-recycled and re-recycled over 20 years. I did nothing wrong.

Not so, Prime Minister. On your own admission you set up a “slush” fund. If that is not wrong, then your understanding of right and wrong may fall into the purview of old M’Naghten rule.

Putting her credibility on the line beside that of an accomplice to a fraud does not seem to be very wise, considering that her biography, seems to be a litany of lies. She was lying about her involvement in the Socialist Forum, a Communist Party Trojan horse; about her parting from the Labor legal firm Slater & Gordon; and about a carbon tax. The full list would be too long, repetitious, boring and the facts are known to all who do not rely on ABC and commercial television.

Piers Akerman [Ducking and  diving, but PM’s goose is cooked] and Andrew Bolt [How Gillard manufactured one of the ‘smears’ against her] write about the latest Labor movement disgrace (don’t forget Craig Thomson and Kathy Jackson in the rush) often and Michael Smith exclusively. However, so far the best analysis of the Gillard’s affair I read is by A RM Jones, Parsing the PM, which ends on the note of despair: Ms Gillard, enemy of candour, continues to occupy the highest elected office in the land.

The extent of Julia Gillard’s involvement in the union fraud will be for a jury to decide; and her political fate, if not decided by Labor politicians with vestiges of decency, will be decided by Australian citizens.

Unfortunatelly, the sordid saga of extortion, fraud, deceptive conduct and betrayal of trade union principles will not be over by Christmas. Some Chicago gangster reputedly said, ‘it ain’t over until the fat lady sings’ and Commisaire Maigret used to say ‘they all sing at the end’. Let’s hope so. A “Not responsible” song is a worn-out cop-out.

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 Gillard not responsible

  1. Mercury Down says:

    And you people voted for her? Yeah, I know – no choice.

  2. Ralph Pomme says:

    When is she going to be charged?

  3. Gillette Laura says:

    How is her crimainal investigation going?

  4. Ralph Ponti says:

    Have they made her professor yet?

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