well the Great Day has come and gone and rarely has the nature of a country's social fabric been exposed as so threadbare
When 60,000 are on the streets in Melbourne, 50,000 in Sydney and thousands of others in Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane are marching to state: "Change-The-Day" to stop memorialising what is really the "Invasion Day" of Janurary 26 and when the Prime Miniature Truffles Turdball pontificates at us "that it is a day when we all come together; when we are united as a national identity….." you know that the wheels are falling off.
Glued to the racist, elitist and ignorant paradigms of the White Australia Policy of the 30's, the ruling rabble are again showing themselves to be not only irrelevant to the C21st but consciously divisive and retrograde.
This may bring some pleasure to clowns like Le Jongleur Roskam at the Coot's-With-Queer-Ideas-From-a-Parallel-Universe (aka, the IPA) as a diversion in their quest to make Australia a fully mindless, free-market, capitalist tool for the 1% to play but with the social cracks getting as wide as the country's wealth disparity they must be aware they are close to being swallowed up in the coming dissension.
|..says it all, really.|
Lately sensing a turn of tide, the wholly unimaginative un-environment minister, Hungarian Fictions Frydenberg, attempting to be better-late-than-never penned a story announcing with boyish enthusiasm that he had discovered electric cars and that they were "a-good-thing" only to be roundly abused as proselytising for Tesla by Right-Wing Lump of Bile, Judy Sloan. Who said of Fictions, " What was he thinking? If there ever was a country less suited to electric vehicles, it’s Australia." Now: that Judes is a pretty nasty piece of work, particularly if you happen to be an Early School / Kindergarten Teacher and that her economic sense is less trickle down but more slow drip, is probably well understood but Oz not being suited to electric vehicles? Really? But then she's probably,1/ ignoring, 2/ can't rise above the muck of The Ugly American Murdoch's stable or 3/ just hasn't noticed the electric trucks with ranges of 800Km or the little solar backed-up commuter cars from Germany with a 300km range. You can see her now, waddling over to Mr Benz in 1886 and authoritatively telling him, "Karl, you know this isn't going to work, don’t you? You have no roads and no oil wells and besides, Rupert doesn't like it!"
Another frightened of progress is our Biggest Miner Gina's "bestie," ex-New Zealand philanderer / adulterer and alleged Transport Minister, Barnyard Joyce who sees the replication of the overseas ban on petrol and diesel in favour of pursuing electric as nonsense.." for as long as we can Frack the Hunter region and drain the Murray/Darling she'll-be-right…"
It was not ascertained whether this alleged outburst was the result of Delirium Tremens or the issuing of divorce settlement papers.
Chiming into all this and helping to kick this ruling rabble can back to the C19th was Craig " Punter" Kelly who oddly, for a climate change sceptic, is the chair of the ruling rabble's environment and energy committee (primarily to advise Fictions). Punter doesn't like wind farms, renewable energy and tobacco taxes but he likes the IPA. Needless to say, what he said is wholly irrelevant as it has been alleged that even most of his colleagues think he's a twit, too!
Apart from sinking the boot into Dan-the-Man here in the Tardis State (which is no longer going backwards) Truffles has thrown some shekels at the not-so-Great Barrier Reef in order to A/ look like he really cares and B/ regain his lost popularity by doing what environmentalists and marine scientists think is "a wasteful publicity stunt" that will have minimal impact on the Crown of Thorns Starfish ravaging the reef.
Aussie of the Year was awarded to a scientist… a Quantum physicist, Professor Michelle Yvonne Simmons, whose work has been heralded as launching Australia into "the space race of the computing era." Truffles, whose ruling rabble Mk2, like the ruling rabble Mk1 of Rabid the Hun, doesn't boast a science minister because the climate change deniers/sceptics and Neanderthals of this rabble would be embarrassed by thinking, hypocritically gave the prize to her.
The photos are from the local on Australia Day; it was worth noting that the mood was very flat…plenty of bikers from somewhere else… not much happening around the local CFA tanker, only a few watching the woodchop…but plenty of synthetic patriotism attached to things and beer in cans only … saved being "glassed," I was told. Generally these days are fun: not this year.. perhaps the effect of politicising the rural volunteer brigades by the State ruling rabble opposition cohort has borne its own obvious fruit
Advance Australia Where?
Bogans all let us lament
That we are full of fear
We’ve privatised all in making wealth
For investors not from here.
Our abundant natures gifts are raped
For compensation poor.
Oft wrapped in flags of Chinese make
And ranting slogans of mindless hate
In words fully three and sometimes more
Advance Australia Where?
Below our smoggy Southern Cross
All things wrecked by Rabid's IPA whim
And 457’s on the rise
Our future does look grim.
We say to those fleeing shock and awe
“We’re bloody full, right! So fuck off
Illegal Queue jumpers welcomed here
Only if your Burqa’s doffed”
Still …Oz Flagged wrapped in sentiment fake
Advance Australia Where?