South Australian denouement

 

from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

  47% of total votes for Labor, 53% for Liberals, so Labor won. The State of South Australia again proved its Left and corrupt mettle – see Fog of Chaos Map change. Liberal Party won only 22 seats and Labor 23. Two seats, Fisher and Frome, were held by the ‘independents’, Mr Such and Mr Brock respectively. Those two gentlemen then could make or break Labor’s 12 years rule. Liberals, as the second party, got 50.7% in Fisher. Mr Bob Such took two months medical leave. The next day Mr Geoff Brock, with 60.8% vote for Liberals in his electorate, decided to back Labor. And it just happen that in the new government he will be the Minister for Regional Development. Not enough? I have forgotten – he will be also the Minister for State and Local Government Relations.

Mr Brock, trying to justify his betrayal, said he wanted to avoid another elections, “I want stability out there.” Perhaps it has not occurred to him that the cost of another elections would be very small compared to the damage Labor will do to the State in the next four years. South Australia, with its unemployment at 6.6% is only just ahead of the worst of all Australian States and Territories, the basket case Tasmania (7.6%), ruled by the Labor/Green until now.

 The so called independents have sullied their reputation previously. In August 2010 Federal elections the LibNats and Labor won 72 seats each in 150 seats House of Representatives. With two cross-benchers solidly on the Left side, Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor, both from firmly conservative electorates and running on conservative platforms, betrayed their voters and gave the Gillard’s Labor 76 majority. There is little consolation that neither of them is in the parliament now, nor is Julia Gillard.

The voters are fed and unfortunately swallow the fiction of parliamentary democracy and representative government. However, already in 1734 John Willes, the Attorney General, said: “After we are chosen, and have our seats in this house (House of Commons), we have no longer any dependence on our electors so far as regards our behaviour here. Their whole power is then devolved upon us…quill.1

 

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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5 Responses to South Australian denouement

  1. Manfred says:

    It is of interest that Tasmania has the highest union membership – 25%. More unions – less work?

  2. Stan Rutherford says:

    I’ll never ever again vote for an independent.

  3. Tired Warrior says:

    Absolutely despicable.

  4. Globo says:

    “State election officials are looking into thousands of cases where registered voters may have voted in two states or after their reported death. A report presented Wednesday by Elections Director Kim Strach to the Joint Legislative Elections Oversight Committee said 81 voters have a voter history later than the date of their death. The audit further identified 13,416 deceased voters on voter rolls in Oct. 13. The audit showed 155,692 registered North Carolina voters whose first and last names, dates of birth and last four digits of their Social Security number match those of voters registered in other states, but who most recently registered or voted elsewhere. A total of 35,750 voters with matching first and last names and date of birth were registered in North Carolina and another state, and voted in both states in the 2012 general election. Another 765 voters with an exact match of first and last name, date of birth and last four digits of their Social Security number were registered and voted in the 2012 general election in North Carolina and another state…A total of 28 states participated in the crosscheck, leaving data missing from 22 other states.”

  5. Anti Democrat says:

    AEC is stacked with ALP enablers. Another Royal Commission?

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