Propaganda: In general, a message designed to persuade its intended audience to think and behave in a certain manner. Thus advertising is commercial propaganda. In specific terms, institutionalized and systematic spreading of information and/or disinformation, usually to promote a narrow political or religious viewpoint. Originally, propaganda meant an arm of the Roman Catholic church responsible for ‘de propaganda fidei,’ propagation of the faith. It acquired negative connotations in the 20th century when totalitarian regimes (principally the Nazi Germany) used every means to distort facts and spread total falsehoods.
Now there’s an interesting definition of propaganda for you, and it would seem that our current government of the Lieberals and their Neutered Puppies have been ladling it out in indigestible gobbets of puerility. And as if that’s not enough, they’ve been doing it by way of three word slogans. You may have also noticed that the more recent indigestible gobbets have taken on a military air – as if that gives some sense of credibility and gravitas to that, which is essentially, stupidly childish. We’ve had Operation Sovereign Borders and now we have Operation Budget Repair. So! In the spirit of co-operation we are suggesting a few others that the Government might find useful. There’s “Operation Leaner Dislodgement” when referring to all those 795,000 unemployed trying to take up the current 146,000 job vacancies. We thought “Operation Dumbing Down” was particularly applicable when referring to education in general, and that “Operation Geriatric Exsanguination” would be particularly useful when referring to pensioners. Finally “Operation Pauper Punishment” would be an excellent choice when refereeing to those selfish middle class welfare recipients.
Such thoughts led to reconsidering that fine descriptive word “pillock” and that led to;
And that led to thoughts of job applications, jobless and work in general with;
Naturally the consideration of numbers led to the budget and to the budgetary purveyor Joe (Eleventy) Hockey and his apparent absence from the thrust and parry of the budgetary arguments with;
As usual that bloody Rat had a few thoughts on the events of the week, with fond memories of the time that his ancestors first set foot on the shore of this wide brown land;
He was impressed with the Prime Winky Dill’s continued inability to read the mood of the people, or, of reading it extremely well perhaps with;
Rat was particularly chuffed with the new appellation of “Team Australia” and wished to know if rats would be able to join;
Such thoughts led to our usual bit of monkey business and the useful technique of applying a bit of terror and fear to the voting populace to make them see reason. Well your form of reason anyhow;
Given what had gone before we were inevitably drawn back to Team Australia and to the possibilities of such teamliness;
That led to thoughts of being shorn, or even worse, being the precursor of a deliciously tasty roast and;
And finally to our own little bit of propaganda in this war for the heart and mind of Voter Joe Public (note the three worder);
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!