No hope for Australia

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

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The survey may be yet another piece of false news manufactured by the main stream media, attempting to show that they are not so irrelevant as reality indicates. In the tolerant Christmas spirit let’s assume that it is about right. Still – Finland 65% ! Could this be the answer? Finland’s unacknowledged problem.

That so many (43%) Australians believe the media is sad. Declining intelligence in general? Dumbing down of the nation by our uneducational system? Young people’s herd, lemming like mentality? Perhaps it is the fault of post-modern education which, so I understand, encourages barely-formed minds to have views instead of concentrating on absorbing building blocks for rational thinking.” [A fog of generalised imbecility.]

Or three monkeys syndrome? With sec 18C hanging over the head of anyone tempted to think and express his thoughts it would be safer. Despite the myths, Australians are very docile.

Perhaps Australian addiction to the opium of the masses, i.e. spectators’ sports is to blame? However dishonest and biased the sports’ commentators may be they are unlikely to get away with claiming that Cronulla Sharks won and not Collingwood Magpies. Their political colleagues can keep reporting that, e.g. Hillary Clinton won US Presidential election, with impunity. People reading/listening/watching commercial sports only, may not have a reason to suspect the media’s untrustworthiness, and thus could sway the survey result.

For whatever reason – poor fellow, my country.

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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 No hope for Australia

  1. dog stand says:

    The rot started during the Menzies’ rule. Now is indeed too late.

  2. max beastly says:

    Never so few said so much!

  3. For Lone says:

    What is hope for? Prepare to die.

  4. Cranky says:

    We all know that, but what is the solution, if any?

  5. klondike mutt says:

    There is hope under sharia.

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