…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
Walking down the street on Monday, I noticed a pretty woman in the opposite direction, with a very enticing spring in her step. For a moment I.. but no, I’m vain, but not that vain; I could not be a politician. So, is it the spring in the air? Winter is ending, that’s true, and then it occurred to me – yesterday Rudd reluctantly announced the election date. Please, allow me to keep my illusion that at least some young people care about what is happening to this country. As she passed, we exchanged mini-smiles.
Later I got sad. Yes, it is possible that there will be a change of Federal Government on 7th September. But, besides a likely improvement in economy, what will change? If O’Farrell’s Liberal Government in NSW is any indication, nothing much. The Australian Labor Party propaganda outlets, taxpayer funded Australian Broadcasting Commission/Special Broadcasting Service will be still pouring out the standard socialist and green falsehoods. LibNats, with their Emissions Trading Scheme will perpetuate the costly myth of carbon dioxide as a pollutant. Only cosmetic changes will be made to the various so called Anti-Discrimination laws and the Anti-Free Speech commissions.
Yet, we have a month during which we can hope that something will change for the better. Happy days may come. Miracles sometimes happen.
This song, featured in a 1930 film Chasing Rainbows, was usurped by the US democrats for their election campaign in 1932, though some say that it was written to celebrate the end of the Prohibition. The Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected and by his “stimulus” he prolonged the Great Depression in USA by at least three years. Later at Yalta he gave a half of Europe to Stalin, thus he still remains a hero of the Left. Rainbows remain to be chased.