I’ve posted very little for some time now, not been because there’s been nothing to say, but rather because there has been so much to say I’ve been speechless. I’m speechless at the hypocrisy of the current government. I’m speechless at their casual, brutal disregard for the truth. I’m speechless at the sneering, arrogant cynicism […]
Whatever it is, it’s powerful stuff. Scott initially described events before Reza Berati’s killing, and the serious injuries to around seventy others as “an incident” and “a disturbance”. I’d like to be able to see and hear those events, and calmly refer to them like that.
You’d think, when you lose 17 seats in a Federal election and the national swing against you is well over 3%, it would be easy to say “Sorry, we got it wrong”.
In 2009 and 2011 there were disasters, and we opened our hearts. In 2013 there was a disaster, and we turned our backs. What is wrong with us?
(Excerpted from my article Prime Minister “One-term” Tony sets a blistering pace 2013-12-01) Immigration: straight out of his corner after the first gong, Immigration Minister Scott Free revealed his plans for refusing to reveal anything. “We said we would turn back the REDACTED FOR OPERATIONAL REASONS, and now I ask you, do you hear about any REDACTED […]
Two newspapers, continents apart, yet with a surprisingly familiar theme. Xenophobia, intolerance, fear-mongering, and the righteous indignation of the well-off for the disadvantaged and vulnerable. Nowhere to be seen are compassion, common sense or understanding. What do these newspapers have in common? Rupert. Does Rupert really care about a few poor immigrants? Of course not. […]