The rising of the interconnected but dis-connected entrepreneurial internet class..: No flag, no ideology, no nationality, no loyalty…..no security save capital shifting from tax haven to tax haven.
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There is also rising alongside this new economic class, a new political reality..This post from Jason was in reply to my recent posting on Julia Gillard : “Like empty shells scattered…”
The end of the Keating era also doomed the likes of Gillard with Beasley becoming leader who was more of a follower and wanted to be seen as “Howard lite” than lead a party of conviction.
The unions were amalgamating larger ones eating up the smaller, union reps not knowing who exactly they represented, and it give rise to the “careerist” These people weren’t cut of the same cloth as Gillard yes like her university educated they had no appreciation about the struggle their working class parents/grandparents were/had gone through as it wasn’t happening to them.
They became staffers to sitting MP’s and Senators and later MP’s and senators themselves because the rank and file were over looked as under educated even though they knew more about the topic than those who read it in a book but they already had the ear of the factional warlord and the numbers, come any vote.
The party and beliefs were secondary to the various warlords their career depended on, look at Eddie Obied as an example
When it came down to it The ALP failed Gillard and we’ll never know how great a leader she could’ve been as Rudd offered “careerists” jobs well above their station in life because they had no sense of loyalty to anyone other than those who could further their careers that would never have happened otherwise.” (posted by Jason on my blog page ; freef’all851
This new reality of “political expediency” reflects the undecided nature of much of todays politicians, swinging from one indecisive policy to another, always looking for the safe popularist branch on which to build their next tree-house. There is an infection that has spread between the major parties, and that is the nervous uncertainty of just where capital investments and therefore jobs are heading.
Much of this has come about because of the deregulating and selling-off of government owned enterprises and utilities. These former govt’ “pools of employment” gave security of employment to many thousands of people and a guaranteed income to be pumped back into the community. It also had the added bonus of taking on many hundreds of apprentices every year and led to a training of the local population to fill the skills needs for the private sector…A sector who has pushed and demanded of their lobbying their favoured parliamentary ministers to sell off those same govt’ enterprises for minimal return to the nation and maximum profit to the private sector, whom, it must be said, let those same enterprises run down to minimum standards of both maintenance and capital investments…added to the reality of multiple sackings of previous permanent staff and the halting of new apprenticeships.
The energy sector is a good example..the communications sector another..air travel a third..we could go on…and on…..and on…but you already got the “T shirt” !
This new class should, by right of aspiration be the property of the right-wing side of politics, except that they are so slow, they have not yet recognised it’s potential as a political power and also , it clashes with the Right’s ideology of conservatism and managed “economic feeding” of an economy.
The Left could and should move in on this territory, seizing the ground to regulate and guarantee a secure internet operating platform to allow safe development of those industries that flow from the new resource. A Left govt’ could protect and nurture the national interest of this developing class , giving reward with secure and large gigabyte access to broadband by reinstalling the “ Fibre To The Premises” policy and deliberately keeping govt’ contracts to a domestic server rather than shifting contracts off-shore or bringing in 457 visa workers where a locally trained workforce would be available.
There is so much opportunity for the future, if only the federal government would “think globally , act locally” to protect jobs and training for its own citizens.