So! The Government of the Prime Winky Dill is going to force the Telco’s to keep our metadata for two years (depending of course on the Government’s interpretation of exactly what metadata means – given that they appear to have no idea). As Joe Public understands it, it’s the mobile, internet and social media information that we spread willy nilly as we trip about playing with our electronic gear. The grand plan is to keep this stuff for two years rather than a couple of months and, that we the sucker customer will pay for the privilege. Probably all and sundry who have some sort of official title, and some mediocre excuse will be able to dip into it as much as they like. Well that seems to be the general gist of what we’re being told.
So they’ll know who you called, when you called them and the duration of your conversation as well as how long you spent browsing the internet and where you went while you were there.
And the reason for this deeply darkly, delving into your life? So that they can stop those nasty little Muslim Jihadists from terrorising the general public with malice aforethought, general brutality and things that go boom! And while they beat up the fear that we are about to be overrun by these terrorists any second now their ASIO boss David Irvine assures the average Australian that; “This is not some great mass surveillance exercise or mass invasion of the privacy of every citizen in Australia.” And given the right cock-up that the Government has made of selling its proposed anti-terrorism measures the great majority of the thinking Joe Public’s immediate response is; “Oh yes it bloody is!!” and the YOUR BEING FED MOO POO alarm starts bellowing.
We seem to have enough anti-terrorism and general laws in place now to be able to manage issues of terrorism and it seems to me that this is Big Brother personified.
Anyhow, enough of that and back to the Graphical Manipulations related to the events of the past week. This little offering from the day calendar seemed to describe most adequately the bright future for our pensioners under the Economic Action Strategy of our illustrious Prime Minister and his Treasurer;
The Independent Commission Against Corruption ground its way through more evidence and co-incidentally through a few more politicians and their cohorts;
Along with the ineptness of the Government in selling their terrorism proposals we had our very own Eric Abetz coming up with some new theories that will surely shake the foundations of scientific endeavour;
The Bloody Rat leapt forth to express his joy at Barnaby Joyce’s “no worries” approach to the $700 million loss of exports to Russia following the Prime Winky Dills bold and courageous stance with Russia’s Putin and his “take that you evil man” ban on Australian exports to Russia;
He was impressed by Scott Morrison’s continued determined efforts to stop all those people smugglers from trying to drown asylum seekers coming to the country by boat;
He couldn’t help but be impressed with ABC730 Sarah Ferguson’s delightful putdown of the irrepressibly, egotistically arrogant Christopher Pyne;
And finally he was most impressed with Treasurer Joe Hockey’s new Three Word Slogan;
There was a bit of Monkey Business with the announcement that the amendments to the free speech legislation would be unceremoniously dumped with a minimum of ceremony;
Through the week we were unable to put aside the uncomfortable and uneasy feeling that there was perhaps something just a little nefarious underlying Tony Abbott appearing to act like a leader. We’re kinda confident that these feelings will probably subside given some time . . . . . possibly;
And finally the actions of our government gave rise to thoughts of quotes that might be appropriate and we thought of one, but couldn’t remember the last bit of it;
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!