… from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
This is indeed the age of entitlement and none are so entitled as our politicians, who are so tirelessly proving that on a daily basis. What are we, the plebs for, but to keep the self-declared elites in the comfort, some accustomed to, and some aspiring to? Leaving that pitiful Bronwyn (an archetypical pseudo-conservative) aside for a moment, on the nominally opposite side of the political farce, a prominent Labor front-bencher Tony Burke flew business class his whole family for Ayers Rock holiday at the taxpayer’s expense. If you have not heard of him – a lawyer working for a trade union ( Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association ) until elected to NSW Parliament (1973) and about a year later to the Federal one, i.e. for Labor Party yet another typical working class man.
My, admittedly elderly and wise, friends expressed surprise at those minor revelations, best verbalised as “If this was the only damage they do to Australia!” The politicians of all colours lie, steal, rape, corrupt etc. all in the knowledge that we, the voters, have no choice; though I am tempted to quote here Dryden: Beware the fury of a patient man.
Back to that woman. Nobody should be puzzled by her bellow-belt kick at Joe Hockey, for he, on 17th April, 2012 at the Institute of Economic Affairs in London bombastically announced “The End of the Age of Entitlement” without making it clear he did not mean the end for the ruling class but only for us. To her, and to all the other politicians, he must had sounded as an obvious class traitor. Of course, he did mean only us, the ordinary people, not them, but his speech must have cut her to the quick.
Disconnected from reality in her frequent sky high jets, limousines and helicopters; and surrounded by the bottom feeder sycophants, the reason-challenged politician was postponing her resignation, hoping the Labor kettle will stop calling her pot black and the obedient media will find something else to smear Abbott with. Given time it could have worked (it worked many times before) but this time surprisingly not. Full-monty-left media? Public too cynical? Who knows?
It occurred to me – when Bronwyn was speechifying to the benighted party donors at those fund-risers – was she, amongst the other pseudo-conservative verbiage, also attacking the welfare mentality of the hoi polloi? I would not be surprised, if, closer to the elections, a video of her austerity preaching would turn up.
There is no need to feel too sorry for her; the cuckservatives Mafia looks after its own. She will not be walking from one champagne and caviar function to another, unless it is just from one limousine to another.
Poor fellow, my country.