Well I’ve been involved in all sorts of political associations since I was 15, joining the union and becoming active within my realm.
Ive watched my country change governments and PM’s sometimes too quick but that’s history, but now I think we are at the lowest base the man on the street sees politicians and politics.
We’ve had rapes, DV’s, theft, corruption, and really its irrelevant but you really can’t get any lower in Australian politics.
Lying is a daily occurrence and now is accepted as the normal as in America.
Integrity is seen as weak as the battle ground has been dumbed down across all parties.
Thank Christ covid is controllable at this time thankful to the Premiers not the Federal Government, as everything the Federal has failed other than covering up their failures.
We have weak media, with wet behind the ear cadets being dictated to by the politicians PR mafia with the threat of being scolded by the teacher if any hard questions are asked. The accountability police are now little wimps with only a handful of older war horses who cut through the bullshit but struggle to get traction in key reporting times.
We are in trouble with the accountability stakes and if we are not careful we will descend into a banana state like America is now.
So whinging and wining won’t fix it. We have to get the masses to take notice and realise their loosing their freedoms and actually too politically ignorant to know. Himmler would be excited to have this happen naturally.
Our politicians need to get credibility and that won’t happen in parliament or offices, its on the street. Face to face contact, open the old soap boxes of sorts, copping the blasts and shouts from the punters but reestablishing the true grass root culture. Talk to the punters, all punters rich and poor, homeless to the well off, managers and owners to the unionists and non unionists and working poor. This should be fertile ground for the Labor Party but its not. they’ve talked the talk but not walked the walk, and that need to change if we are to achieve change.
To be honest I have 2 Pollys that do hit the ground but need to do more even though they have safe seats but never should be taken for granted, they have been reminded by history.
I guess what is needed we have to make the difference stark, before we go to the polls not just polling day. That starts now and that’s my point, the endorsed need to be on the ground in all seats, highlighting the gap between the people and establishment ideology.
The Greens also ask the questions inside Labor are scared to ask, and that’s not a bad thing, and it hits home runs in the Watermelon factions and Labor need to listen. I truly believe the punters are interested in climate and our environment and any alternative away from the capitalist solutions only should be welcomed.
Base line is we need to have a government where its people are the priority and it that too much to ask?
Well it happened ,cost millions, but it was a point that needed to be made.
The Orange Man Cowardly run away to the relief of any more illiterate waffling of a spoilt child loosing his favourite daily toy for that day given to him by his mummy to keep him quiet.
The new king has taken the castle and cleaning out the cupboard but probably nothing will change much other than the noise level.
Priority one is saving the population from basic extinction from the covid which didn’t seem to be important until now.
Politics was all important than any silly pandemic tearing the world apart and his supporters who followed him, followed his lies and innuendo blindly while all the time he was manipulating them into thinking they were helping the country rid of the evil he himself lives.
A rather psychopath skill used by Hitler and other despots that America will take years to wake up. That’s a challenge for the new king and probably the next.
The media both sides cannot go unchallenged. With real journalism being treated as toxic because it doesn’t fit the government narrative and agree it, is branded as enemy of the state. Toxic bias from both sides spewing the opinion shows pretending to be real journalism with hosts some with do not pass the IQ level of a head lice.
And sadder, people believe them because they too are fed by a monopolies with self interest first. Red ,Blue , no difference within America and that’s how things got out of hand. People lost the ability to think for themselves and that’s exactly what the media moguls want. Group think, setting up their own gestapo groups driving around with flags on Utes similar to the ISIS terrorists armed to the hilt.
What does that project to the rest of the world?
Patriotic image they think, downright facist activity viewed by the world, but that word facist is beyond the understanding of the uneducated participants. The average American links communism with socialism or socialistic initiatives like health care, and other things helping the less fortunate. Again uneducated and ill informed based on scare dividing cultures that know nothing about anything outside their state sometimes neighbourhood. Yep keep feeding them bullshit and show them a flag and they will hand their kids over to the warlords and get a flag back if your lucky and if they come back broken its not your countries concern its you local government to look after them.
Unless of course if they need props for a national event and then they call on all that national pride till after the parade has passed.
Sound familiar? It happens here in Australia and our governments of all breeds have failed them as well but not to the same scale as the Americans because of our health system they think is socialistic.
Ideology again reins over social responsibility.
Well that about enough of this waffle for today but as a observer I cannot go without saying how refreshing it was to see a full as possible press core at the first new kings presser and the freedom of the responses and questioning with respect both ways was my highlight above over all the pomp and ceremony..
In my time in the corporate world I was always reminded by myself that I had to stick by the following when delivering and processing information.
1/ The word ASSUME is made up of the phrase :The word Assume Makes a ASS out of U and ME..
2/ A OPINION not supported by Data is just another opinion.
3/ There are THREE sides to every story . It’s That side , That side , Then the Truth.
So with that said I would like to express my opinion on the state of play as of today 10th January 2021 in American “politics” which is not really, better description is culture wars.
After the invasion of the countries house of democracy I can make observations of what I have read and see myself not from the the local MSM. During the attack foreign news reporters were on the ground within the crowd listening and reporting the mood and data shared by the participants.
It was pretty obvious Trump and his family knew exactly what was going to happen and when and he was actually giving direction to the leaders.
Video released from the bunker Trump was in had TV sets installed so he could view the proceedings and his family actually boasted it going live from the venue.
His twitter feed and his speeches well before the incident indicated a major incident was going to take place.
His denial after his twitter feed was suspended was strategic confirmed by his attempt to bypass it via POTUS account confirming his intention to carry on. ( In my news feed RT Today Russia was the first outlet to report the attempt). Twitter reacted again.
The attempt to go offshore when the Inauguration of Biden is taking place is a strategic decision to be away from the heat of another well planned attack on the State by his army.
Scotland denied him that access, but her will be looking for bunker to hide while the invasion in progress so he can return home in victory.
I would not put it past Morrison (Australia) or Netanyahu ( Israel ) to capitulate to his wishes.
With this in mind America cannot allow Trump travel privileges as the possibility of seeking asylum or agitation in exile cannot be overlooked,
Also escaping pending charges or outstanding debts would be in his thinking.
Trump does not have the mental capacity to plan this secondary coup he has had his generals within his family and people who will profit.
It will be completely clear if Trumps family has evacuated the ceremonial site the coup attempt is operational.
Im sure the CIA and security forces have their sources on high alert after Coup1 but Coup 2 may be averted if the Trump family is within the attack zone. They had no trouble in exposing the security staff to aggressive tactics so nothing to fear by being amongst the general public if nothing is going to occur.
In short The entire family should be put under house arrest until after the ceremony
These small measures should not be a problem if nothing is going to occur.. All Good eh Donny.
Sad it’s really got to this but my interest is driven by my PM’s lapdog approach to Trump in particular even though the Liberals have always been lapdogs to America but I feel a reset is coming.
The 25th Ammendment or Impeachment may occur but I feel the above measures must be in place regardless of congress timelines.
Language and Concept Warning
Not the best I can remember but I won’t bore you with all the obvious disasters like fires, floods, viruses and the like, because if I believed in the educated I’m supposed to be dead.
We you fucked that one up so far anyway but the lungs are getting a little tattered but I’m still giving the wife the shits so I’m all good, and she’s still growling and assuming so I’m a goer.
Now let’s look at the world.
America has confirmed they are the biggest dickheads on the planet with covid management but thats ok they have their personal rights and that does not include social responsibility so its all about the individual and those rights are the backbone of their society and will be their death by self infliction.
Trump a total fuckwit and as the days go on it’s only exposing what the rest of the world knew days after his inauguration, and it was like a child denying they were caught with their hand in the jar and the grandparents making excuses for it so it didn’t get a flogging was the national denial.
It really boils down to the entire culture is based on a military mindset as that way it makes it simple to divided the troops by having good guys and bad guys and feeding the uneducated on both sides into following some sort of fairy dream of what America is supposed to be, meanwhile the rich just manipulate both sides in their capitalistic way feeding them cake.
Mark my words now , they will be stepping over bodies in the main streets by mid year, the system will collapse and possible civil unrest will explode encouraged by the Trump army. The stage is set months ago the bomb ticking.
Meanwhile China and Russia are laughing and stoking the fires and until America elects a younger FEMALE PRESIDENT some sense of normality will resume however I see trouble as their as big guns, little dicks and interbreeding is across their society not allowing any form on intellectual capital to get traction.
Enough of America, home here is in kayos with a PM with the intellectual capacity of road kill and followed by a legion of zombies in blue ties.
Lies and corruption are rampant as the born to rule class supported by the Murdock Press is trashing democracy as the numb nut punters just don’t care. Fertile ground for racists facist policy unbeknown until it’s too late.
Im convinced education and common logic don’t grow in the same garden.
And yes a FEMALE PM is required to restore some sense of balance needed to steer our country into life after covid. Testosterone has had its day and oestrogen is required world wide and that proven fact where they are elected to high office.
Locally our little society is getting older but closer due to covid. Bullshit prevails and honest talking and respect keeps us in tact.
Well its time I went to the shop to get the bread for the sausage sizzle at tonight’s New Years eve party next door, of which we we will be in bed before the time but wine will prevail keeping the local industry well supported, discussions will be had, and 2021 will arrive without our help and we are blessed we are still here thanks to our strong FEMALE Premier Anastasia P and I hope we will be still here keeping the virus out of Queensland .
AND I won’t talk about the English as again until the Fuckwitts realise personal discipline is the only thing that will beat covid they to will be4 stepping over bodies in the streets.
Well it was a shit of a year so I was not going out not calling it as I see it …
That’s the question isn’t it ?
The question the corporate sector and its supporters are is driving knowing full well that not all people are able to access hospitals, doctors or any medical treatment.
Not in this country I hear you say, well all can say is get off your arse and look what’s happening in your highly populated areas, look at the food barns, charity shops, and I know from hard experience that lady or man you see in a shopping centre or public that looks reasonably presented may well be living on the street or park somewhere.
I’ve witnessed it in my time at delivering clothes, sanitary products or whatever people donate to the less fortunate.
And No I don’t expect the “ entitled” supporters to even think that occurs in their bubble, it’s all about “them” look at me I’m loosing money, poor me, I’ll employ a lobbyist or mouthpiece look for self pity, and yes mental health and suicidal issues happen in the lower demographic and there are more of the but not as entitled.
They don’t count.
For a moment let me take you to the once leader of the free world and with a kill rate of over 250k plus the ones they never make the data sheet and the grand tactic of bullying with the $$buck and tactical trade tariffs is working and the strategy of using money is a total disaster externally as the likes of China , Iran and whoever just don’t care but it’s ripping apart the American people as they are paying through the nose for stuff the need to survive while the suppliers just look for other clients and gradually set up their own manufacturing factories to eventually starve America of its export.
Money is irrelevant to the likes of China and others as its people and economy will thrive after a little short term shortages.
The capitalist system is in decline across the world as people realise you can’t eat money and as countries are plunged into this debt mentality someone will wake up and well it’s time to put our people, our biggest asset to the front and so what, if we reset our economy with our people a priority we’ll rise and flourish.
Let them eat money and choke, and that what is happening as people will realise that you and your family are just as important if not more than that conglomerate where you are a expendable throw away when it suits.
Covid has bought these issues to the fore, people must think is loosing my parents or children worth someone else’s wealth gain, or will we look at controlling the stream until a vaccine or preventative measures can protect or will we be collateral damage, cattle in the crush, so the wealthy can make a buck and give you the crumbs of which you should be thankful ?
To many this idea of being a socialist is some kind of demonology where the government You elect is accountable to the people not the corporate parasites in blue ties and suits. Yes they are getting their slings, to keep them in office on both sides of the political divide but I believe this Covid has made us question the establishment and we all should look to appointing genuine leaders who look to the little man and women, the battler, the street kid, the police officer, ambo, nurse, truckie, health worker, as without them your corporate blue tie is nothing more than a arse wipe when theirs nothing left to manipulate with your stash.
Oh yes, to those who see division is a political weapon, history has a lesson for you ask Hitler, Mussolini, Gaddafi, of which were evil yet their policies appear in forms in so called freedom right wing nationalist associations.. be aware and don’t get you news from social media, trust real journalists not the talking heads of toxicity.
Since 1982 I have supported the QT well before I moved in in 83. I have seen some truly great journalism, and watched many rise through the ranks to apply their trade here and in other outlets.
And yes we’ve seen some imposters blow in, one in particular but overall we were blessed with professionals delivering our copy to a outstanding standard.
Me, I put my 2bobs worth in via Letters and provided some banter to keep some in fits and others in anger management, but it kept the local political players thinking that someone was watching outside the media.
Sadly once APN was annexed by Murdock it was inevitable the toxicity would eventually eat the once strong respected masthead and try to Trojan horse on its history.
Well it’s failed, failed in Trumps in fact and that’s no reflection on who has been spared to cover what remains of so called “local News” They have to survive and my heart feels for them genuinely as they knew what we had and now defending the indefensible must be exhausting.
I won’t give oxygen to the product they produce now but it’s not local journalism, it’s a moving mush of mediocrity to be kind, and having it appear and presented under the Queensland Times Masthead is a total disservice to the history and journalistic forefathers of such a great entity.
Murdock has mongrelised journalism with toxic bias and is no longer a newspaper but a bias blue tie newsletter and it’s classification as a “News” outlet must be challenged in a court along with it monopolies that have been allowed to develop in the name of democracy, or we will be no better that a state under propaganda as was Germany.
Yes I’ve signed Rudd’s petition but and so should you if you care, but things will not change unless Morrison and his thugs are gone as Murdock is being paid by us taxpayers to keep him in office and to me that’s no better than any fascist state trick used by dictatorships who have crushed unfavourable media across the world.
It’s like watching a train crash knowing the people on it are going to die.
Such is America today.
We are seeing two old men possible geriatric who should be on nursing homes fighting each other’s ideology’s for a chance to pick over a dying carcass that cannot be revived until it reaches flat bottom.
Only when it reaches bottom will the entire nation realise “Shit we may all have to work at this together to get out of this “ a philosophy usually used after a war, a national tragedy, that requires nation building.
I know I’m dreaming, it ant going to happen. This America version we have now is a pack of self centred wanna be individual capitalists who would crawl over their grandparents dead bodies to make a buck or be successful. Empathy or ethics is not a requirement to achieve that goal but the lack of them justifies the goal at all costs.
It’s the American dream , wealth and fortune will always prevail over truth and justice, and that’s not racists it’s applies to all citizens and accepted as part of life….Until some section of the society burrs up and then it will be regarded as enemy of the state, regardless of which Marfia is in government at the time.
I used to despair watching Fox ,CNN, and others until I realised to accept these divisions only adds to the problem and does nothing for the nation other than increases the ratings along with the hate factor.
Dumb as Dog Shit in Australian terms along with the fanatics they the media create. The oldest trick in the book is splitting the nation, used by despots like Hitler, Mussolini, Starlin in propaganda blitzes to convert a nation to dictatorships. That’s fact and it’s happening as we speak in America now.
They say democracy is a great vehicle to gain power because after your in power it’s easy to get off and then follow self interest of survival and ideology.
If you can’t see that happening in America right now your brain dead, but I suppose with a population of 5% still believing the earth is flat, the entire population of Australia count in Australia illiterate or to the equivalent of not passing primary school you can’t expect lateral thinking at any level let alone critical thinking.
The national policy of keep them dumb and feed the bullshit and tell them it’s cake is alive and well.
A nation that willingly sacrifices their youth in was that only makes the wealthiest wealthy for a flag and sympathy for a month, what sort of a nation tolerates that without question says a lot for the National IQ.
I can hear the cries now, you don’t know our culture, or our constitution, and I probably know as much or more than joe citizen without having to be told by some politician, and by the way how many countries has America forced its influence upon them without any regard to its citizens?
Getting back to the Geriatric Giants struggling to stay relevant, one struggling to fight off the ageing process that might be able to be hid if office is won the other with a literary level of a schoolchild, a typical little rich boy with no empathy or moral boundaries and a pathological liar which qualities fit exactly into the all American persona of success, artfully disguised as man of the street for the masses.
What a fucking choice!!!!
They will pick one flunky, the result will only change the trajectory of the crash, Trump will not accept any result other the his so regardless the choices are a nation that the rest of the world will abandon until the realisation that since he,Trump, has taken office the world is making its own arrangements without America, it’s capitalism threats and influence will kill its rural sectors and manufacturing so it will be selling to itself…. DER Donald and China doesn’t care about your infantile tariffs it’s source elsewhere or make it themselves.
Now Biden,,, well civil war begs and total breakdown of civil authorities. Wars within states, within communities, races, religions, encouraged by Trump in fact probably sponsored.
Even if Biden is elected the divide will not be addressed unless it becomes a total land slide and even if that happens their constitutional arrangements can manipulate the people’s will via bias courts or lawmakers, making democracy a joke by giving way to political puppets of corrupt capitalists.
It would be totally ignorant and self indulgent if I did not say Australia is not going down the same track about 3 years behind but suffering the same symptoms under the Morrison government. Every time Trump farts Morrison takes deep breaths and spills the bile here.
Our phoney PM is nothing more than a used car salesmen, full of slogans and motherhood statements without substance.
A buy a car with a free bumper bar, about sums up his leadership skills.
And our Opposition, not clear on how they know how cut the mustard trying to walk the middle ground or find the middle ground, that is if the middle ground is where the party wants to position itself for some sort of traction.
In both countries Murdock Press is the toxic cancer to any form of democracy, and until that cancer is defeated true democracy will never prevail. Until we have journalism that hold every politician to account regardless of ideology we will never be more than pawns of the loudest voice, which makes it easy for the ignorant and ill informed, conspiracies and all. Those splits suits the empowered and takes the heat off the incompetence in responsible government.
It’s all a game and you are the sucker, if YOU choose.
Sad but quite foreseeable unfortunately, as we sit back and watch those trains get closer in America and it’s a test if the points are changed on Australia’s tracks.
Since my local newspaper got the chop for Murdock I’ve had a bit of a rest from writing as I was a contributor to opinion writing in Letters to Editor and other little tasks to prompt thought outside the main stream media.
That break also give me time to rethink my sources of news and the way to get bio the meat of a story without the bullshit, hence I have moved away from TV and gone directly to radio, a once critical part of my upbringing.
Radio National ABC , along with my internet sources complete my morning intake locally and world wide give some a broad news without the need for personality opinion disguised as news.
My first issue of distain is the way our government is handling this #China syndrome of scare.
One of our biggest traders , clients China is vital to our industry especially our agriculture and food chains and the fact that America is having issues done not mean we have to play lap dog, even though our PM is mimicking every move #Trump does to appease.
Its obvious #Morrison is not a lateral thinker and playing bum boy to power is the way he has got the top job even though he won the election he never wanted to win is obviously agonising on having to use a socialistic principals to keep the nation afloat during the pandemic, actions that are at odds with is radical right wingers who see capitalism must survive at all costs, again mirroring Trump.
You will also notice his ability to play the leader of the national cabinet when decisions are made then send in his snipers to attack those decisions. A gutless act from a man who run away from responsibility in the bush fires, attacked premiers in the early stages of the pandemic for implementing safety measures to protect and play the political states game of blame, right down to the incompetence in the age care areas.
A leader he is not, a shady used car salesmen is more to his calling, and when it comes to accountability he hides under a rock along with his stooges, who under the Westminster Government rules should stand aside at least until incompetence or corruption is disproved.
Not under Morrison who regard it badge of honour, a right to use your public office to increase personal wealth directly or indirectly.
So will the Opposition do a better job?
Coming out of this pandemic will be a tough job regardless and we as a nation will need compassion as depending on the outcome in America will set the course for at what rate that recovery will take.
Its obvious now that Europe, China and Asia have parked up and are in wait and the isolationist policy’s of Trump will be trigger for the block to let America drown in its own sewerage if stays on Trumps present agenda.
That leaves Australia, NZ., Japan, Indonesia, block possibly increasing trade opportunities and that not leaving China out either..
That will test any government in the wake of a possible depression.
Anyway that decision is in the hands of the American people come November as it has the voice to stay in track and have a head on with itself, or take a side track before collision and run out of rail.
What a choice, delusional old men trying to stay relevant regardless of which party you vote or not.
Sadly until some vision from the younger Americans is given a chance America will not avoid a calamity that emulates Hiroshima and Nagasaki without the bomb, on a larger scale all self inflicted.