United they stand…

from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

Australian Labor Party in its pre-elections mode is united as ever.

Because of the cascade of Labor leadership spills, from Simon Crean’s ousting of Kim Beazley, through Mark Latham’s axing of Crean, Crean’s dumping in favour of Beazley, followed by Rudd’s undermining of Beazley and Gillard’s subsequent knifing of Rudd, all pretence of loyalty has long evaporated.

As another Labor figure remarked: “Why would anyone feel sorry for anyone now? No one will break out in crocodile tears, whatever happens.

Look at the nonsense, which erupted when (NT Senator) Trish Crossin was dumped from the ticket when she was part of the cabal, which did Beazley in and gave us Latham.” Piers Akerman 17-02-13

Ms Crossin, as many Laboristas, takes no heed of Biblical warnings : Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword (Matthew 26:52, King James Version) One wonders what would Jesus said on the subject of poisoned daggers and backstabbing. And on the subject of Peris see – Peris the thought.

NTNews 08-02-13: Territorians shouldn’t feel too sorry for Trish Crossin following her dumping from the Senate. She will get an annual tax-free pension of more than $100,000 a year and five free business class flights a year. Senator Crossin will have access to the luxury of the Qantas Chairman’s Lounge at airports, which is open only to captains of industry, major celebrities – and politicians.

http://youtu.be/d0dhJNxCxhk

The veteran Labor left-winger (Crossin) and her husband Mark have bought land in Melbourne. Senator Crossin owns homes in Darwin’s northern suburbs and in Canberra.

Her nemesis, prescient Ms Gillard managed to sell her real estate in Canberra in October last year.

A senior Labor source said Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s decision to give Olympic gold medallist Nova Peris the No 1 slot on the Senate ticket had angered rank-and-file ALP members.

“But there’s little personal sympathy for Trish – it’s more anger at the process, at people not being allowed to vote for the Senate candidate,” the source said.

“We all like Trish but she’s very inward-looking. She only works the party members.”

There are just over 500 Labor members in the Territory …

It must have been hard work.

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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One Response to United they stand…

  1. Toglawy says:

    They are a rotten mob. Australians must have sinned to get them.

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