Perhaps it’s a severe case of paranoia, but I have this uncomfortable feeling that, while there is a very real cause for concern with the latest rise in extremist groups in Syria and Iraq, the response by Abbott, his Lieberals and their Neutered Puppies, is raucous, overhyped, over the top, and designed to push through legislative changes which provide the government with the capability to further increase unwarranted surveillance of the populace and legislatively restrict the freedoms of every Australian! It might just be for so-called ‘misguided Jihadists’ at this point in time, but, given past experience, any Government given such legal jurisdiction will eventually use it more widely. Given the recent revelations about the security forces accessing large numbers of phone records without bothering to request access to them via our judicial system, only give cause for more alarm. Given such concerns the following quotation appeared particularly relevant!
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with and endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” H. L. Mencken.
And those thoughts led, quite naturally, to concerns about our very own Terra Australis and the people upon it;
And for totally unassociated reasons we were also thinking about petrol levies and what might be a reasonable solution to being unrich and having to travel considerable distances to earn your daily pittance;
I’ve been promising to do something more erudite about Anthropogenic Global Warming for a while, and haven’t got round to it, whilst the deniers have been vociferously rampant in their denigration of the considerable body of scientific publications and clear evidence supporting such an imminent catastrophe. So here’s a quick response to such dealers in devious denial;
Once again That Rascally Rat was released from his cage to put his spin on some of the topics of the week. He was naturally enlightened by Kathy Jackson’s apparent fetish with things sexual;
Shocked and horrified that a relatively unknown economist would be so forthright in his opinions;
Rolled on the floor laughing when our Prime Winky Dill poured the oozy slime of flattery upon his overlord Murdoch and redefined a defining moment;
And was especially impressed when our PWD just couldn’t help himself and revealed just how clever he’d been in maximising his take from the taxpayers collective purse;
Post Rattus rattus’ departure general froot loopery drew us back to the usual monkey business in this area with;
Which then led us to thinking more deeply about monkeys and monkey business, and working together, as monkey’s are wont to do. And, given the Governments rampage towards introducing to Australia the very worst bits of the American capitalistic system we figured that Team Australia should really be called;
Which promptly recalled the following quotation. “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” Samuel Johnson. And that’s putting it midly, I’d say!
And all that, and a suggestion derived from a Tweet exchange, led ultimately to this;
And there you have it . . . . . . . .!
AFTERTHOUGHT: If you don’t punish politicians and their parties for lying to you, you are predetermining your treatment as a fool!
POSTSCRIPT: All characters appearing in this work are entirely, and amazingly, fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living, dead or in a zombie like state, is purely coincidental with an exceptionally high probability of being the construct of a deluded mind trying to grasp the true meaning of the political unreality of Australian politics, al la NO Coalition! We can only gaze upon such greatness with wonderment!