…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
Despite my original intention, I could not watch Swan’s speech for long. It was not just the hypocrisy of the Labor apparatchik delivering yet another soured borscht of promises and falsehoods; I expected that, but the gallery behind him put me off. Gallery of nodding toys such as we occasionally still see on the dashboards of old Holdens, but not so cute. They were nodding in unison as trained seals, without blushing at the most outrageous lies. They form the most disastrous government Australia ever had the misfortune to have.
I wonder – Why do they hate Australia so much? They were Australians once, at least some of them. We got some sort of explanation once from comrade Wong for turning out as she turned out – she mentioned some real or imagined racial slight while she was a teenager, but the rest of them? Abusive fathers? Bad toilet training? Bullying? Many kids were bullied at school and remained honest. Future psychiatrists will have a messy but fertile field to plough.
If you think I exaggerate, read in the Financial Review the spiteful, illiterate ramblings of Latham, who, with the full support of the Labor party and the mainstream media, almost became a Prime Minister. One would not be surprised if after the election, whenever it may be, Gillard gets a column of her own in that extreme Left Melbourne tabloid The Age in order to reveal the most real Julia.
Many centre and slightly right of the centre commentators such as Akerman, Bolt and Blair write about Gillard and her gang as “trashing the Labor brand”. I disagree – Australian Labor Party under Gillard is showing what it really is and what it stands for. As Gillard said at some party congress, “We are us”. Yes, they are them, no doubt about it. Would those commentators say that Hitler was trashing the National Socialism brand?