from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
At last some conservative and ‘conservative’ commentators started cautiously expressing their misgiving about the federal LibNats‘ efforts. And, I am sorry to say, “they ain’t seen nothing yet”. The human flotsam the Aussies vote in habitually betrays the voters and the nation. If you think I am too harsh, read the legislation they produce and watch for a while the Parliamentary broadcasts. Their behaviour is atrocious and totally shameless. One can imagine what they do when the TV cameras are not on them.
Should you be tempted to make excuses for them by saying they are only relieving the tension of their selfless, stressful lives, think of, say, Malcolm Fraser. He is a good example of a ‘principled’, ‘conservative’ politician. Malcolm Turnbull will undoubtedly “out” his “integrity” soon.
Late last year LibNats achieved the only thing they really wanted, the power, and now hope to stay in power by trying to match the Labor a lie for a lie, a broken promise for a broken promise, an idiocy for an idiocy. It does not work. More wishy-washy budget would be hard to prepare and still the Left and the media howl.
If the Government is unable to get its, so vapid legislation through the Senate, the double dissolution would be a logical option. If the subsequent election was won, the pseudo conservative LibNats would have no more excuses for their spinelessness. I know – they would do nothing anyway, but at least that would make their cowardice and venality clearer to the few remaining deluded voters, thus, hopefully, making the way for a genuine conservative party in the future.
If lost, it would be no great loss. Australia has nothing as it is. Admittedly, the scum currently in power is marginally better than the scum past, but from a point of view of a normal, not too selfish, modestly educated Australian, not interested in what today passes for ideology, the difference is only cosmetic. I know that expecting them just to bring it on and put us out of our misery is akin to expecting a jellyfish to stand up.
The Abbott’s pathetic, wooden appearance on the Bolt’s Report last Sunday (01-06-14) again confirmed what was written here earlier – Fog of Chaos The Constitution Con 5th April 2014: “What possessed Abbott? Is he trying to get lawyers on his side? Is he pandering to the lowest common denominator? See Fog of ChaosSymbolic symbols. I believe the real answer is that he is a pretend conservative, a light pink under the eggshell blue. He is only a politician and never will be a statesman. He is far too insecure and his overwhelming desire to be liked does not bode well for Australia. “
The compromises will prove to be an electoral disaster for the Coalition of deceit. The results of the recent European Union elections should toll the bells, but none are so deaf as those who would not hear.
From Mark Steyn: “ In 1994, a rising star of the Tory party, Stephen Milligan, was found dead on his kitchen table, with a satsuma and an Ecstasy tab in his mouth, and naked except for three lady’s stockings, two on his legs and one on his arm. In his entertaining book, one of the few political memoirs one can read without forcing oneself to finish, Farage has a melancholy reflection on Milligan’s bizarrely memorable end: “It was the sad destiny . . . of this former President of the Oxford Union to contribute more to public awareness — albeit of a very arcane nature — by the manner of his death than by his work in life.” That’s to say, the late Mr. Milligan more or less single-handedly planted the practice of “auto-erotic asphyxiation” in the public consciousness — since when (as John O’Sullivan suggested here a while back) the Tory party seems to have embraced it as a political philosophy.”
Great Britain’s Tories or the local ones – hardly any difference. It fits our benighted lot perfectly. I wish I had thought of that.
See also Fog of Chaos Abbott’s promises.