Graphical Manipulations #132: Mediocrity, Myopia, Rat Erudition, The Rat, Remembrance And Gourdliness!


In “The Lucky Country”, Donald Horne wrote; “Australia is a lucky country run mainly by second rate people who share its luck. It lives on other people’s ideas, and, although its ordinary people are adaptable, most of its leaders (in all fields) so lack curiosity about the events that surround them that they are often taken by surprise.” Given the past 18 months it seems that we have time-warped back to the 60’s when Horne wrote those words and our current leaders, one in power, and the other aspiring, are doing their utmost to demonstrate mediocrity as a desirable trait. Such thoughts led to this.

Second Raters

And to the contemplation of our Prime Winky Abbott’s typical response, apart from the umms and ahhhs, to conceptually difficult ideas, such as Anthropogenic Global Warming.

Head in Sand Abbott

Which may very well have led, in part, to his current level of preference as our Prime Minister trending towards single digitness – percentage wise!

Popularity Abbott

And that led to wondering why a country such as ours can talk endlessly about rapid transit systems across our wide brown land and yet . . . . . . . .

Bullet Train Can Cant

Or we can endlessly argue about building our nation’s defence systems but seem to well . . . . . . .

Jap Sub Can Cant

Which led Rattus eruditis to consult his extensive library of insults for every occasion and come up with;

Erudite Mediocre Rat

And having one Rat on the scene always acts as an attractant to others and The Bloody Rat came forthwith to add a bit of farce to the occasion. Especially with regard to the $4 million government funding largess for Bjorn Lomborg.

Climate Farce Rat

However, he also thought that Scotty (Niceness) Morrison may have an ulterior motive with his latest announcement.

Nanny Rat

Somehow we all seem to have survived the media overkill on the centenary of the Gallipoli disaster which seemed more to highlight just one instance of what is a long history of Australian conflict in many theatres of war. While there were cursory mentions of WWI Europe, WWII and Vietnam, Korea didn’t get a mention along with a few others like the Boer, Boxer, Malaysia & Indonesia, Iraq, Afghanistan.  So, overall, this little graphic does it for me!

Lest We Forget

And finally we couldn’t leave without a reminder from Our Gourd as to just who are the masters and who are the servants in a democracy.

Government Servant Gourd

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! We can only gaze upon such greatness with wonderment!

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About deknarf

Australian born and bred who has spent most of his working life in R&D and IP management with earlier forays in the newspaper industry and martial arts. Fortunate enough to be living in one of the best countries in the World, even though I might get grumpy with it from time to time.
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6 Responses to Graphical Manipulations #132: Mediocrity, Myopia, Rat Erudition, The Rat, Remembrance And Gourdliness!

  1. It’s all part of a grand scheme hatched by Milo Minderbinder, D!

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