The Age of Entitlement

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.

bb.abbottDisconnected 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.


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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3 Responses to The Age of Entitlement

  1. Des Garde says:

    Are there no honest politicians? Isn’t it the time to chuck the whole lot down the sewer they came from?

  2. Tired Bruce says:

    Labor’s Burke refuses to refund the money and the talk about him moving to the backbenches is just a talk. If strictly applied, the frontbenches on both sides would be empty.

  3. Just Me says:

    From Tim Blair – ” Check the impeccable leftoid credentials of Tony Burke’s current partner and first-class travel pal:

    Italy and Spain were the favoured destinations of Tony Burke when he embarked on a ministerial travel extravaganza that included first-class flights with senior staffer Skye Laris, who is now his partner …

    Ms Laris joined Mr Burke’s staff in early 2008 after having worked in a communications role for the Climate Institute.

    Before the Climate Institute, she worked as a radio journalist for the ABC and as a media adviser to a state minister …

    Ms Laris left Mr Burke’s office in March 2011 to join the activist group GetUp!, and in 2012 she moved into the role of director of digital for the ALP, based in Sydney.

    When she isn’t flying around the world with Tony Burke, Skye Laris enjoys tweeting about climate change and Bronwyn Bishop’s expenses.”

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