BlogRandom Notes - Idle Thoughts
Up until the last few years The Liberal Party has been like the Uluru of Australian politics. It’s been a singular, monolithic feature of the political landscape. It’s been the Bamiyan Buddha statues of Australian politics. But not any longer. Because just like the Bamiyan Buddha statues, in the last few years the Liberal Party has been under siege and attack and blown to smithereens by political activists, subversives and insurgents under the leadership of Malcolm Turnbull and his “loyal deputy” Julie Bishop and all the other cronies and sundry gypsies, tramps and thieves.
To further make the point it’s probably best to simply rework Bob Hawke’s observation about another Liberal Leader, Andrew Peacock in the context of the 1990 election campaign: “..If the answer is Julie Bishop, it must be a very silly question..”
As I have said for many, many years, the Berlin wall came down in 1990 as it was no longer necessary. The ideas and philosophies once behind the wall had long since taken flight and taken root in the West. Take a look around at the economic, social and cultural chaos and confusion.
Its no accident.
For far too long GetUp have been getting away with flying below the radar as a front and pretending they’re independent of any political party or grouping.
As a political left wing ginger group preaching from the high moral ground, they get $275,000 from overseas based organizations to use for their own political purposes whilst calling for a ban on foreign donations to political parties.
The very reason they continue to make headway is because we treat them like simple garden pests and don’t take them seriously, tending to swat them away like flies at a summer bar b cue as a mere nuisance and inconvenience.read more
As H L Menken observed — “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary”. Remember that. That is what the Green/left is all about. Keeping YOU alarmed, and hence clamorous to be led to safety. The government should follow the lead laid down in the Hippocratic oath: That is “first, do no harm.” In other words in certain cases, it may be better to do nothing rather than intervening and potentially causing more harm than good. That’s exactly what the government has done with energy policy in Australiaread more
As we are only to aware, most of the 200,000 per year are gravitating to either Sydney or Melbourne and this is having a major impact on the supply of housing and therefore housing affordability (another topic) then of course there’s infrastructure, not only all the stuff your familiar with like roads and rail, hospitals, schools, nursing homes, but also the below ground stuff that is out of sight and out of mind like sewerage, water, gas
AND — electricity
He conveys neither certitude, authority nor conviction. His judgement is appalling and he embodies and exhibits all of the same dithering characteristics and qualities as Billy McMahon against Gough Whitlam in 1972.
If he were a colour he’d be beige. If he were a flavour he’d be vanilla.
The best real life analogy I can think of to describe Australia today and it’s leadership is a comparison to the missing Malaysian flight MH370. We suspect it’s been hijacked by a rogue pilot/captain (Turnbull) on an ideological jihad and been crashed somewhere in to the depths of the Indian Ocean.read more
It was Milton Friedman who said “one of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programmes by their intentions rather than their results” — The Paris climate accord is one big virtue-signalling prayer, whose promises, if implemented, would make a difference in the temperature of the atmosphere in 2100 so small it is practically within the measuring error. But it’s the thought that countsread more
From Sunday night Oct 15th — “…Instead of understanding that the election of Trump and the Brexit vote were in response to a collapse of faith in the political class, she, again is looking through the wrong end of the telescope and believes that the anxiety people may feel is in fact caused by Trump and Brexit and things like spiralling electricity bills —- Ideally I think what Gillard and many others would like to do is follow the idea of the German writer Bertolt Brecht, who, after the East Berlin rising in 1953 made the ironic observation that the Communist regime should dismiss the people and appoint a new one.read more