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, October 10, 2004

a bright new day for australia...

Oh I'm so lucky to live in this country. Lucky, lucky, lucky... The election results have really made my day. What wonderful news!

The Liberals have won! Oh what Joy! By playing to the Australian people's greed, fear, xenophobia, and racism, with a little help from the fanatical Christian Right,
and by mounting the biggest pork-barrelling exercise as well as the most expensive tax-payer funded Liberal advertising campaign in Australia's history, John Howard is back in power and he'll most likely get control of the Senate as well (a first since the Fraser years.)

With no one in the Upper House to stop the Liberals, it's open slather. Pity Australia's forests, the environment and the battlers, not to mention the refugees, but it's an absolutely splendid day for Big Business: They'll now flog-off Telstra to the highest (overseas) bidder, industrial relations will be "sorted out" to the detriment of the worker, and media ownership will be "deregulated" so that everything we see and hear from now on will be nicely controlled by American Big Business.

And Howard will now fully ratify the Free Trade Agreement with the U.S., ensuring that Americans will soon control every worthwhile asset in Australia. And then, of course, there'll have to be lots and lots of big American military bases here to "protect" these assets. Oh what a beauty! Yipee!

The Howard government is now the biggest spending, biggest taxing government in Australia's history (bigger than the Hawke-Keating government). Hooray!

And how did Howard get control of the Senate? Easy! Labor and the Democrats were so determined to shut out the Greens (the only real Third Force) that their preferences look like giving Family First (the Christian fanatical fringe) a seat in the Senate at the expense of the Greens and they may also have cost the Greens a seat of two. This has now made the Greens in the Senate completely irrelevant. Nice one Labor and Democrats, you've handed control beautifully over to the Libs. What bunch of political geniuses thought up this "winning" strategy?!

And isn't democracy a wonderful thing? With enough money and enough lies peddled via a cozy Big Business media, you can stay in power till it's all over bar the shouting. "Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light.."

Now, for a well-crafted report, you might like to check out Gary Sauer-Thompson's brilliant comments and the links contained therein..

P.S. For all you budding authors out there, here's a title for a new book or major article: Australia, Rip Ya Cheeks Apart!

11 Comments:

Blogger Carencro said...

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October 10, 2004 1:04 PM  
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October 10, 2004 1:04 PM  
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October 10, 2004 1:05 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Gerry, believe it or not, I think that you took this loss better than I will, come November 3rd when Bush will likely be appointed President again here in the U.S. (several friends have already put me on a "suicide watch"). If you don't keep ranting, the world will become a much less informed, lonlier place for thoughtful truth-seekers.

October 11, 2004 9:22 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

That you're being ironic has been clear to me for some time. What I'm wondering is whether this irony is driven by humorous impery or a more malicious mindset of snickering ridicule. Either way, keep it up, I'm quite enjoying it. Besides, it makes it look to the innocent eye like _someone_ is impressed by my rantings. :-)

You're real name wouldn't be Henry, would it?

October 11, 2004 10:23 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

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October 11, 2004 10:25 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

The previous comment was merely a duplication. I don't know why I'm explaining this.

October 11, 2004 11:23 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Gerry, if you think I'm being ironic on my political stances, you haven't been reading my blog site posts. If you think I'm being ironic on my conpliments to your posts and/or way of thinking, then I suggest that you start reading random blog sites. There are more than a few "Heathers" out there posting crap about their crushes on Jason or Michael (or whomever)... enough to make you puke! Now, I'm not saying that they don't have a right to post whatever they want. In fact, I salute them for expressing themselves. At the same time, reading posts that come from someone of your intelligence and personal moral stands is more than a great break from the norm out there. Ironic? Trust me, not at all.

October 11, 2004 12:42 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

I have a long history of having my opinions/viewpoints trashed. It's hard for me to think people might actually agree with what I'm saying and so I immediately suspect such people of taking the piss. There's a HUGE story there which I'm not going to go into on this blog.

October 11, 2004 9:47 PM  
Blogger Owen Jones said...

Yep, that's about the gist of it. I haven't been able to post to my site yet. Can't think of what to say. Perhaps there's a life for me in New Zealand.

The Greens are still being optimistic of picking up a senate seat or two. I hope their right.

October 12, 2004 1:55 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Yeah, I was pretty knocked about. Still am. I just keep right on ranting. It's therapeutic.
Rant Therapy (TM)

October 12, 2004 4:31 PM  

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