from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
This is perhaps the last instalment of laments on what the Abbott’s government ought to do and what it almost certainly won’t do. They, LibNats, are all politicians and the citizens are citizens and never the twain shall meet. Our rulers take more notice of one pip-squeak, semi-educated journalist than of thousands of their voters. Self-interest, greed and unbridled lust for power is it what separates them from us.
The illegal immigrants are not only on the boats from Indonesia. Visa-over-stayers are also a serious problem and to deal with them the Government would have to clear up the Immigration Department, stacked with Labor appointees, whose loyalty does not belong to Australia, but to the socialist chimera of ‘multiculturalism’. The ‘integrate-able’ potential immigrants are going through the bureaucratic hoops and pay for the privilege through the nose, while the obvious fifth columnists are given a red carpet treatment. The so called independence of the Federal public service generally is a sick joke, but nowhere more so than in the immigration.
The people smugglers would not be that successful if they did not have a functioning underground in Australia and possibly agents and informants in the Immigration Department. Australian Security Intelligence Organisation should be tasked on that – oops, the ASIO ? Another sick joke; the organisation is almost certainly too rotten to be salvaged.
Australian Broadcasting Commission
What the Coalition will do with the ABC will be a litmus test of its rule. The “public” broadcaster ABC takes one billion dollars of taxpayers’ money a year in order to push down our throats the Labor/Green propaganda. About half of that money goes to the obscenely overpaid, severely unprofessional hacks, who, by the way, would be unemployable in the offices of Pravda, TASS or Izvestia of unlamented memory for their propagandising would be too inane for a literate nation.
The Coalition is afraid of ABC for good reason. Tackling it would be like stepping into a cesspool full of vipers. The Hercules’ method (The fifth Labour of Heracles (Hercules in Latin) was to clean the Augean stables. This assignment was intended to be both humiliating (rather than impressive, as had the previous labours) and impossible, since the livestock were divinely healthy (immortal) and therefore produced an enormous quantity of dung. These stables had not been cleaned in over 30 years, and over 1,000 cattle lived there. However, Heracles succeeded by rerouting the rivers Alpheus and Peneus to wash out the filth) would be successful – open the rivers of public wrath to cleanse the ABC stables. It would clean them, but the rivers are hard to control and may also sweep out the excrement out of the Australian politics, and we can not have that. What would be left then?
I’m afraid that the Coalition will just tinker along the edges and that they will fail. Hope for semi-decent treatment from the ABC is naïve to the extreme. ABC would join forces with Indonesia or Joseph Kony to defeat Abbott.
In all this, the freeing of our speech from the shackles of political correctness is the most important and, unfortunately, the LibNats’ record in that field is not too promising.
The New South Wales Liberal Premier O’Farrell during his election campaign promised to dispense with Human Rights Commission and guess what? He did not do it.
Andrew Bolt: “Premier Colin Barnett makes a boast that shames him:
West Australian Premier Colin Barnett said he may have ‘’played some role’’ in Mr Wilders being forced to cancel his speech after saying he was not welcome at government buildings. Any Liberal boasting about having helped stop people from speaking is no liberal at all.”
The freedom of speech enthusiast, South Australian Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi refused to meet Mr Wilders.
Similar examples abound. The Attorney General, the Liberal senator George Brandis, makes the right noises about abolishing, or rather tinkering with the Anti Discrimination laws. Andrew Bolt November 21 2013 -
A gathering of the enemies of free speech – each claiming to speak for more people, ethnically or religiously segregated, than they in fact represent:
Tony Abbott is facing a fight against Australia’s indigenous, Jewish, Arab, Chinese, Greek, Armenian, Lebanese and Muslim populations, who have united in urging the government not to proceed with announced plans to abolish or weaken race hate laws.
As his first legislative act, Attorney-General George Brandis wants to introduce a bill to change sections of the Racial Discrimination Act that protect ethnic groups against hate speech. He especially dislikes provisions that make it unlawful to offend or insult people on the basis of their race…
The head of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, Peter Wertheim, said he could not recall ‘’any other issue on which there has been such unity of purpose and strength of feeling across such a diverse group of communities’’.
‘’We have read with growing concern that the federal government has plans to remove or water down the protections against racial vilification,’’ reads the statement signed by the heads of groups including the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, Arab Council Australia, Chinese Australian Forum, Executive Council of Australian Jewry, Australian Hellenic Council, Lebanese Muslim Association and the Armenian National Council of Australia.
Of course, the group most discriminated against, the white heterosexual man, and the race most vilified, i.e. white, are not represented. The so-called anti-discrimination laws are applied exclusively against them. My guess is that Brandis will give in to the pressure from the media and from his colleagues in marginal electorates.
You may ask why Fog of Chaos, in main, has been opposing and criticising the Labor Government, thus indirectly supporting the Coalition. Rest assured, it was/is only a temporary phase, akin to joining forces with Stalin to defeat Hitler. The Coalition is just a slightly lesser evil, and there is some hope that maybe this time they will fail slightly better.
Harsh? Do not judge them by what they say, but what they do. You’ll then be even harsher.
“If politics is the art of the possible, then compromise is the artistry of democracy. Unless one partisan ideology holds sway over all branches of government, compromise is necessary to govern for the benefit of all citizens. A rejection of compromise biases politics in favour of the status quo, even when the rejection risks crisis.” Hmm. I would have thought that a rejection of compromise leads to revolution, not to the preservation of the status quo. And it is not at all possible to govern for the benefit of all citizens; the citizens, such as pederasts, periodistas or politicians have all different ideas of benefits.
Rather than the artistry of democracy, the compromise is its gravedigger.