Nothing in this blog can be believed. If you think that anything in this blog is true or factual, you'll need to verify it from another source. Do you understand? No? Then read it again, and repeat this process, until you understand that you cannot sue me for anything you read here. Also, having been sucked into taking part in the mass-murder of more than 3 million Vietnamese people on behalf of U.S. Big Business "interests", I'm as mad as a cut snake (and broke) so it might be a bit silly to try to sue me anyway...

Sunday, August 29, 2004

the day after...

I can't help thinking that those of us who are against what the "coalition of the oil-swilling" are up to, or indeed those who merely perceive some vague "wrongness"
in U.S./British/Australian foreign policy, think that it will all get better if Bush/Blair/Howard are voted down. Well, not necessarily...

Let's examine:

1. The Democrats in the U.S. have never displayed many qualms about the typical Big Business/Military-Industrial global agenda.

2. The Tories would make British Labour look like saints when it comes to globalised rape, pillage, and mass murder.

3. In Australia, let's not forget that it was Labor, under Prime Minster Bob Hawke, who had no problems at all in racing off to Operation Desert Storm. Even though, at the time, Osama Bin Laden tried to convince the Saudi Royal Family that he and his mujahedin, fresh from Afghanistan, where they trounced the might of the Soviet Military, would have no trouble in dealing with Saddam's rag-tag army in Kuwait. But the Saudi Royal Family belonged firmly to the U.S., as did Australia, and Bush Snr wanted to establish a permanent stragegic military presence in Saudi Arabia, much to the disgust of the Arab world. But who gives a toss about the Arabs, eh? And the rest, as they say, is history.

So, even if The Three Wise Monkeys get the chop, I fear it will be "business as usual", unless there emerges some sort of Third Force in politics.

Here in Australia it is parties like the Greens, the Democrats, and a swag of Independents who, hopefully, will form a Third Force large enough to "keep the bastards honest" (a mantra that had some resonance until many of those whose brief it was to do just that started to sleep with the enemy, literally, or just blatantly do dodgy deals with them.) Hope died and cynics had a field day...

So, why would we expect things to be different after this coming round of elections? Is the question too "black" for you? Rigid excreta! What will be, will be. Vote carefully citizens - whilst you still can...

3 Comments:

Blogger Tony said...

Sadly, about the US Democrats you are right, as you may well be (for all I know) about your Labor.

But in the UK you exaggerate the extent to which the Tories would be worse than our present lot. Worse, certainly, but not dramatically. Still, New Labour (though possibly not Blair) is going to be around for a very long time; the Tories are still busy making themselves unelectable and there isn't going to be any Third Force in the foreseeable future.

I think I will not vote next time; first time for fifty-five years.

August 30, 2004 2:20 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

There must be _someone_ for whom you could vote who would produce a result better than the result of not voting at all.

August 30, 2004 12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely - you need to find someone to vote for. Why not start your own party - the Real Alternative? By not voting you throw away any power left to you at all

September 01, 2004 4:37 PM  

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