Oh, it’s not over yet!..These fluctuations of fortune by individual players within the LNP. are symptoms of the jockeying for power of the major factions trying to wrest control of the governing body so as to have unrestricted right to implement it’s selective policy of economic control on a population.
“ Modern Survivals of Prowess
The leisure class lives by the industrial community rather than in it. Its relations to industry are of a financial rather than an industrial kind. Admission to the class is gained by exercise of the monetary aptitudes—aptitudes for acquisition rather than for serviceability. There is, therefore, a continued selective sifting of the human material that makes up the leisure class, and this selection proceeds on the ground of fitness for financial pursuits. But the scheme of life of the class is in large part a heritage from the past, and embodies much of the habits and ideals of the earlier barbarian period. This archaic, barbarian scheme of life imposes itself also on the lower class, with more or less mitigation. In its turn the scheme of life, of conventions, acts selectively and by education to shape the consciousness, and its action runs chiefly in the direction of conserving traits, habits, and ideals that belong to the early barbarian age—the age of prowess and predatory life. “…Thorsten Veblen : Theory of the Leisure Class.
The militarising of a society is no more then an extension of control via economic domination. The promotion, enhancement, politicising and exercising of the arms of authoritarian policing is a complimentary action and intention in conjunction with labor-market control.
Along with the rhetoric of the need to “keep a lid on” wages demand, cost of living and budgetary control, is the language of “fiscal responsibility” , “wages blowout” and “labour market regulation”…familiar slogans from any LNP. political agenda. Almost de-rigueur whenever such unimaginative people gain power.
The rise of the bogan administrators with the coming to power of J.W.Howard, occurred simultaneously with the sudden appearance of external military threats from a vague, amorphous groups operating from vague amorphous headquarters which, strangely , were never really able to be pin-pointed!. This allowed the more barbarian military elements to call the shots regarding foreign policy and in some cases, influence domestic policy. This situation, after many disastrous decisions by both civil and military arms of the LNP. governments, have resulted in the now seeming embed of military/policing advisers into this current regime.
Let us ‘parse” in a practical sense, the quote by Thorsten Veblen in regards to the current climate of LNP. policy..:
“The leisure class lives by the industrial community rather than in it. Its relations to industry are of a financial rather than an industrial kind…”
The reckless speculation and resultant economic / political control by those elements of the mining, energy, financial houses has seen political policy follow suite and implement administrative conditions most favourable to those houses, resulting in many areas of mining, financial and energy delivery systems in terrible destructive behaviour to both people and the environment, but very profitable to those houses and the people who run them. The unstoppable rise in renewable energy systems, however has thrown into panic some of those houses and time is now being granted to them to divest and “reload” their financial interests from “olde worlde fuel-cost driven” systems like coal, gas and even nuclear to “free-energy-source generation” systems like solar, wind etc.. The LNP. govt’ will give those houses all the time they need through filibustering and stalling the inevitable until the “profit trolley” can be got back onto the rails for the usual suspects.
“There is, therefore, a continued selective sifting of the human material that makes up the leisure class, and this selection proceeds on the ground of fitness for financial pursuits.”
Recall the conga-line of LNP. Financial / military suck-holes paraded before us night after night on their ABC., telling us what we need to do to “correct” any given situation. I don’t know about you, but myself, having reached retirement more or less intact of my senses, I can say with confidence and experience that as soon as the majority of them opened their mouth to speak you could tell how hopelessly gormless they would be in employment in any situation above deep-sleep! The try-hard gravitas, the dull-eyed insincerity and in the case of one C.Pyne, ; the wrinkled-nose facile idiocy..like he was offended by the stench of even his own words! Barbarians in both intellect and intention..but cunning as the proverbial shit-house rat…an LNP. shithouse, that is! Crooks and speilers, hustlers, tax evaders and ponzi-scheme con-men who gutted many retirees of their life-savings, wannabe-generals and ditto pollies seeking ribbons and medals unrelated to effort or capability like a child seeks a gold-star stamp from the teacher. These are the bogans who thrive in a bogan empire of fatuous emptiness.
“But the scheme of life of the class is in large part a heritage from the past, and embodies much of the habits and ideals of the earlier barbarian period.”
The rise of empire can in many case be less destructive than the fall. Many empires rise on the back of another or several others decline and gain their hold through the playing out of old scores and class status..”divide and rule”..But the decline of an empire, or what could be describe as the rotting out from within of an empire can be so much more destructive, as many factions and power-brokers slice and dice the corpse. In the interests of the plundering upper middle-class, that centres mostly around property.. You need an army to guard large holdings of property, either financial or real-estate..there-in lies the seamless weld between the military / policing arm of authority and the money-class.; “My property!..My rights!” The “scheme of life” most favourable to that order of status, demands that the major institutions of influence ie; civil governance, the judiciary, policing of imposed laws and the main-stream media, through both bias reporting and celebrity channeling of selective news and views , “imposes itself” via an appearance of normality which is “acceptable” policy and behaviour.
“In its turn the scheme of life, of conventions, acts selectively and by education to shape the consciousness, and its action runs chiefly in the direction of conserving traits, habits, and ideals that belong to the early barbarian age—the age of prowess and predatory life.”
That sentence speaks for itself in its perspicuity. We have seen the result of such carefully managed PR. campaigns , run side by side with the fear campaigns..we are still seeing them, even as the bogan empire falls apart, like when Saddam’s “minister of truth” was reassuring the world that there was no bombs dropping on Baghdad while behind him one could see the bleedin’ obvious with one’s own eyes! The LNP. world of the Empire of the Bogans is falling apart and the only thing that will hold it in place is a compliant MSM. and a strong authoritarian arm.
The Bogan Empire in Australia rose with J.W.Howard, it gained territory via the usual method of fear and security, it held ground through reward and bribery and now, in it’s decline it will try to use force and coercion to hold onto it’s ill-gotten and incompetently governed territory. It has marshaled its forces as never before seen in this country outside of the world-wars. It is in the process of dividing the nation, perhaps in preparation for it’s last chance at total control…: a barbarian internal conflict, pitching each of us against each other, yet standing protected and aloof, like a dictator, while our beautiful country goes down in flames.