Bring those IPA jerks and their ilk to trial ..

Upon sensible reflection, admitting that those staff of the IPA. all have had as decent an education as could be obtained in this country, one has to seriously consider on their intelligence..I do not mean their level of education or training, but their natural capacity to make cogent , rational evaluation of what they promulgate.

If their education was on equal terms with a healthy intellect, they would have to reconsider the policy claim of economic rationalism being a level playing field where fair trade and fair play go hand in glove with equal opportunity for all to achieve prosperity and wealth limited only by one’s creative genius , work ethic and /or business acumen…

What a crock !!

Any child knows from visible “want” that the bag of lollies he/she is holding (bequeathed to them from favoured patronage) has value according to the “want” in the eyes of other children…while he/she holds tight to that bag he/she calls the shots. Likewise, as the cost of digging up a tonne of mullock to extract ore is the same for gold as it is for iron…the end value in both is calculated by the “want” of the extracted ore…the knowledge is as old as the hills, so to promote the lie that the one who wields the shovel has capacity of negotiation for wealth of income equal to the one that holds the gold is to plumb the depths of stupid perfidy to Murdochian levels!

But to then go on to claim that such want of wealth by a unequal/disadvantaged individual is to create a fairer society for all, has to be delusion equal to hallucinogenic visions…for even if the most humble worker was to have nothing more but their garden of vegetables, a clutch of chickens or rabbits for food..a family adequately fed and clothed from the adult’s industry and skills, wanting little more from life than such well-being and health…if such workers existed (as they once did!), those of the philosophy of the IPA. would need to destroy such small contentment…as swiftly and as completely as possible before it became known that life could be lived without a creed of grasping wealth…destroyed as quickly as possible in the value of that bag of lollies, all accumulated  wealth only has such value as measured against “want”. If the wealth of King Croesus was not wanted nor needed, it would have no the ideal of a simple life of the worker must be destroyed to create the “want” that gives value to both the gold and the method of obtaining that; the philosophy of the IPA. and the LNP. “running dogs” (I like that saying!)…; lying, thieving and fraud.

So too, must the wage of the artisan labour of the employed be restrained at or below “break- even” levels so the mogul can rejoice in his “value- added” gold. It was Edward Wakefield who styled the system of keeping worker’s wages just below that level of possible accumulation so as to afford them buying their own real estate and thereby removing their labour from the gentleman’s service..Ever the fair trade and fair play bastards! I have no sympathy nor can harbour any mercy for such filth..I would “Stalinize” the bastards!

History knows and recognizes their face..hubris and greed will lure their Nemesis..there is nothing new under the sun and as the saying goes…”When first the tottering house begins to sink…thither goes all the weight by an instinct”……and good riddance!

Oh for the next election to be sooner rather than the year away, for these gormless fools now in office are digging a hole that will surely bury them!…and as the saying goes, they know not to stop digging!..Thinking that at the bottom of the pit there is more gold when all there is , is their own black souls!

Let them dig and when their fate is sealed, as it has been in Victoria these last years, feel no remorse but to cover them over. For such hearts to implement policies that harm not only the old and infirm, but are so black they will not give safe harbour to even a refugee new-born, whose only mischief is an accident of birth. Where the evangelic choir for that child?..Where the incense, myrrh  and the three wise men?..No glory awaits, no mercy nor salvation..the threat that such a child may one day grow and with their hard work and ingenuity, take a little measure of the wealth from the horde of the insatiable greedy…where is their faith, their belief in the ‘God of Love”?

It is not some blind-faith evil that motivates this ship of fools, it is that simple-minded horror in the soul of humanity…it is Zola’s ; “ La Bête Humaine ”…the beast in is the horror in Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness”…where a fellow citizen, under our watching eyes will send back to peril, children and even pregnant women…in our name…When I for one, as would many others, would freely give a share of my own children’s clothing for that child if needed …it is beyond decency what this government is doing in our name….it is beyond decency!

The horror, the horror!



In Defence of the Unknowns.


““Well, what I’m sayin’ is that there are known knowns, and there are known unknowns, but there are also unknown unknowns. . . “  …..I won’t bother referencing that quote, you know it already, or else you have been living under a rock…unlike the rest of us who, like mushrooms, are kept in the dark and fed on bullshit!

This is one of those articles where one’s arms feel like lead being dragged to the keyboard to even be bothered to type the words…where the mind becomes so wearily stultified with trying to simply explain what seems the bleedin’ obvious to welded-on LNP supporters or swinging voters, that one only feels like curling up into a foetal position and rocking back and forth rather than have to go down to the depths of child-like logic to justify one’s instinctive (and usually proven true with time) premonitions.

What I am talking about is trying to prove the logical truth behind political and authoritative policing actions that seem to go nowhere..for instance, the FACT that why does the IPA seem to have unlimited political influence, unlimited media access.. and could quite easily get its funding from you and I : the taxpayers, through a convoluted but well disguised pipeline of LNP donations gained from Parakeelia type grants ( )  to the LNP then diverted to the IPA..or from Murdoch Inc. through grants from the LNP to his corporation via the public purse…OR . . . and there you go…and of course you know it’s true..for when have those fuckin’ useless upper-middle-class bastards EVAH—-EVAH paid for anything out of their own pockets or through honest hard work?…WHEN??….NEVAHHHHHH!

But this is one of those “unknowns” that the likes of you and I can not prove…and will likely never be investigated..WHY?…because while this LNP criminal organisation is in office and has control of ALL the authorities that DO criminal investigation, it will be put in the “go slow” tray awaiting the blowing of Gabriel’s Trumpet announcing the second coming!

How can I say that?…One argument put forward by an acquaintance who quite rightly defends public service integrity, was that perhaps the appropriate authority IS investigating but we cannot know where that is at this moment….and we await the outcome which could be at any moment!

“ the AWU raids?” I cynically proposed “Where the media was alerted and were waiting on the Union’s doorstep? that level of secrecy?”….. “Or when Craig Thomson was arrested and the coppers were booked into a local motel overnight and the media was hunkering down outside while his pregnant wife was taking a shower and then filmed it all for the nightly news?”….I was on a roll..”Or the TURC Royal Commission, where some union officials and even the leaders of the Labor party were openly investigated with the MSMedia giving hourly updates, then accused and some even charged, handcuffed, dragged away publicly and arrested though nothing was yet proved…that sort of ‘secret investigation’?”

You see…THESE are the “unknowns” that neither you nor I can prove…and yet there they are…Why has the investigation into Michaela Cash and the AWU tip-off to the media stalled ?…Why was the investigation into Barnaby Joyce and his girlfriend costing shenanigans stopped?…Why is Kathy Jackson still swanning around buying properties after she was found guilty of charges to answer?…Why was the ASIC and the ACCC so powerless to investigate banking and corporate corruption on the LNP govt’s watch?..How does the IPA get financed ?..Why was Murdoch’s media mob recently given $30 million without explanation? Why is the coal industry STILL getting LNP and govt’ support when it’s bleeding obvious coal is yesterday’s fuel?…all these “unknowns”..and there are may add to them as you wish..I will not dwell on them longer…but there must be dozens..!

But seriously…we..that is YOU and ME and TH’ PUBLIC makes three already know why…we knew why when the first words were uttered by those upper-middle-class bullshit artists who run the show..Like this little beauty from Malcolm.. :

“Malcolm Turnbull ordered a departmental investigation into whether Barnaby Joyce breached the ministerial code of conduct – but his departmental head has now canned the inquiry on the basis that there is “little to be gained” now that the former Nationals leader has moved to the backbench.”

Hey…hey…isn’t THAT just peachy!…that’s a beauty, eh?…: “Oh we decided to can the inquiry into the murder on the basis that the murderee was now deceased. . .”…That’s how it goes, isn’t it?   Like when Ashby and Pyne conspired to steal The Speaker’s diary to debase and slander the Speaker of The House…OUR FUCKING DEMOCRACY!!…How do you stop the investigation?..You sack the victim!….Craig Thomson was found guilty..ergo…Jackson MUST be innocent!…bloody marvellous iddn’t it?…The offices of the AWU was raided by the AFP, ergo they MUST be up to something…so it matters not who informed the Media to gain political points..the primary action dismisses any culpability of responsibility for any secondary crime…

So who funds the IPA?…we already know by their refusal to say…

What is the guilt of Barnaby’s salacious relationship costings?…we already know from the travel/hotel data…

Why was Rupert given $30 million?…we already know when the MSMedia pumps out their rubbish polls and bullshit propaganda for the LNP..

Why was Nick Ross driven from his job by Turnbull when he wrote of Turnbull’s rubbish “Multi-Mix NBN technology”?…We can see the evidence of the treason all around us now!

Why was there no banking RC back when it was badly needed?… well…we are seeing so now that the gory details are pouring forth and the LNP is busy shredding into the wee hours every document that will eventually associate and incriminate them when we have that one big Royal Commission into everything IPA / LNP / Murdoch / BCA….and perhaps by then the AFP will be de-politicised so that they can do police work rather than cover-up work!

So sure..there are those “known unknowns”…but given our age and learned knowledge and experience of the lies and cover-ups and utter-utter criminality of ALL the LNP members of The just know they will do..will HAVE TO DO everything in their power to corrupt the authorities that could incriminate them…and that is why when Labor gain office (excepting perhaps the possible corruption of the electoral commission) they will need to create a tribunal to adjudicate on the mountain of accruing evidence of political/corporate venality.



Too Late the Heroes.

Anzac Day is soon to be upon us, and taking nothing from the sad disaster of the deaths of the many young men and woman who gave their lives in some of those Imperialistic adventures, one does have to reflect on that one day when it seems that those from that class of people who have given or suffered the least in most wars are there ; Front and Centre, their mugs right in the camera lens, demanding the nation looks to THEIR example for “courage and determination” in leadership..their little fists pumping and a-quivering..sad indeed is that truth that those who are the least inclined to act courageous in their civic life are the ones who demand the most sacrifice from our defence personnel of the nation.

So even though Anzac Day is soon to be upon us, can one legitimately but with regret state? :

There is really no point anymore in observing Anzac Day…No respect in the sad silence of Remembrance Day…no longer such “emergency” in the warning of the Holocaust or other Semitic massacres in the Arabian Peninsula; “Never let this happen again!”….for even here, in our own country…a country of the “fair go”…the “easy-going Aussie”..the “land that is for everyone”…it is gone. How many people in Aust and the world marched against the Iraq war?…one..two …TEN million?…yet it was delivered with the now readily recognisable “Howard-shit-eater grin”, standing next to his neo-con USofA. mate ; D. Rumsfeld as they promised and delivered “shock and awe”…which destroyed an entire nation and stole the breath of at least a million citizens of that nation…and created the continuity of the exodus of refugees that we react against today. Where a scalpel-cut execution of the so-called “reviled leader” could have been done as has been done (under the very noses of security) of several since.  No, this war was just another anti-Semite war, for the majority of Iraqis are Arab…this was another religious “crusade”…too late the cry of “never again!”, has already been done..and is continuing to be done, thanks to the war-mongering Right-wing of Australian politics!

That amorphous collection of provocateurs and saboteurs that calls itself The IPA., sloping suspiciously about in the umbra of political activity, always the “bag-man” for LNP political short-bets, it’s sickly-smiling members parachuted into the Senate like one of “The Phantom Turd Flinger” of Preston’s brown paper-bags of shit dropping on the heads of the bogans in his local pub car-park. We have this organisation that acts as a “finishing school” for the clumsy, gormless, naïve, self-centred arse-holes that is de-rigeur for any LNP wannabe member of The House…and we have to consider; such Machiavellian deviousness and sly-eyed bastardry could not possibly be a product of a natural development of a child..The cruelty, the attraction toward the betrayal and selling-out of one’s nation for a political ideology is a thing not best left to chance…hence the thorough indoctrination by those expensive private schools and colleges to “enhance” and “guide” through devoted mentors, whatever “natural bastardry” already existed in the gentle mind of the children..One would not like to think such acts of pusillanimous self-centred, spiteful, shit-headidness was just a normality of those many mongrels from that demographic…but one must accept the obvious.

And Anzac Day?…That day of sombre celebration of unity against adversity…courage against onslaught…camaraderie as mateship and unity as strength. It is now a circus-sideshow mockery of those who faced and endured such trials and tribulations, when we have abandoned even the pretence of such in our everyday lives…the disbanding and dismantling, with the voted-in permission of the Aust’ electorate, of all those community services and policies that WERE for the benefit of the MAJORITY of citizens lends a slander to the courage and integrity of those that ran, bent-backed, across the deadly sands of Gallipoli….we mock their memory as the “everyperson-Australian”, while we mock universal social reform and the “fair go” for everybody…for what else did so many sacrifice their lives for?

And Remembrance Day?..for all those who went to a war zone, whatever their individual reason, that suffered and died for what they believed was right and for the common good…for freedom and fraternity. By giving one minute’s silence for their sacrifice , while the IPA / LNP and their confederates clamour and holler continuously and endlessly for THEIR “rights and demands” as an individual or corporation to plunder and rob and connive and abuse their fellow citizens…..THAT has to be the saddest mockery of all…..a minutes silence for those lost youths and lives of the brave and courageous, while the IPA / LNP clamour loudly for seemingly limitless selfishness and endless “sunshine”.

It is a mockery and a travesty of civil-society, that the IPA / LNP. has declared itself the arbiters, through the most minority of winning margins, to dictate a diminished capacity for the citizens of THIS..OUR country to live a respected and respectable life. The shrill accusations of this govt’ and its lobby groups does crude mockery to our fallen, our revered memories, our honourable intentions and our international good name.

It will be left to us to maintain the rage…let us hope we will be permitted the capacity!…..because, by Christ!…the nation and the citizen body WILL demand AND GET satisfaction!


“You push the boat away from the wharf with an oar and when clear, you dip the oars into the cool, clear ocean and you strike away from the shore, free from the ties of the land, liberated to move in any direction you desire. . .”

This is the metaphor we of the working/producing classes must apply to free ourselves from the ties that have bound us to be obliging to a stultifying middle-class management of our lives, our work, our finances and our property, that has held down our collective dreams and capabilities with doctrines and obligations that have kept so many generations of us chained to their “wheels of Industry” with their false and fraudulent promises of “success through hard work and diligence”..A lie, as they cheated us of wages, property, liberty and family time, all to fill their own pockets and line their own wallets and to enrich their own property portfolios..All to coat their study walls with portrait pictures of themselves in glorious robes and framed notations of their glittering prizes.

We of the producing/working classes have for so many generations relied too heavily on that class with the most “esteemed qualifications” and certificated degrees of tertiary training to design our society and laws in the most fairest, balanced, equitable state that would allow the majority to go about their lives with work/family obligations best suited to an accepted standard of living agreed upon by democratic governance.

We gave them preference over our trade and semi-professional skill sets to take command of the steering of governance, where once the most skilful and experienced would be seen as the most worthy to guide the ship of state, we have deferred, mistakenly as it has shown, to those most certificated with doctorate or degree from tertiary institutions…those halls of learning where in those times only the more wealthy could attend and in doing so, secured for their own the guarantee of future social and financial security..a security they then set to deny us of the working/producing classes no matter how hard we worked or how frugal or diligent we saved.

We have been betrayed….we have been used….we have been plundered and robbed….We now must seriously consider the option of moving our collective services and capabilities away from the illusion of a gilded cage of “aspirational ambitions” held out to us as a temptation carrot to allow a “business as usual” subterfuge to be committed against our persons and our families.

You will notice I change the nomination of “class” in this essay to : “working/producing” class…This is because I believe we have to now include those small inter-generational farmers/ producers..also those small “hands-on” family businesses..For while they are claimed by the ruling political elite as “theirs by status”, in truth those hard-working family businesses are “working-class” by the reality of their physical labour that is essential to their income…no personal hands-on application = no income. The farmer’s hands are as stained with dirt as the bricklayer’s…their backs as bent as any nurse’s and their finances in many, many cases as fortuitous as a weather forecast!

They too have been robbed of their future as Hedge-fund Agri-corp’ mega farms flood or starve the market according to THEIR needs, their many corporate holdings spread over several states to secure steady percentage income against this or that state climatic conditions.. thereby controlling the price of produce across a wide variety of goods…they also have gained control, through bulk purchasing with unlimited credit through complicit/compliant banks, the water licence allocations along whole stretches of the major rivers and water-ways of the nation…so the small farmer/irrigator is hard pressed to expand their holding and cannot present a business plan to those same bankers who favour the mega-farms for loans to buy more land or water to fairly compete..These small inter-generational family farms are also victims of a vast middle-class social and financial dominance of our nation.

There was a time when a work week was predictable..the jobs were secure..the apprentice/ trainees intake kept up with the demand of skills needed in the local economy..Secure jobs meant secure loans to purchase property and products…the weekend was inviolate..Changing morals and habits of society was an evolving thing..but over all this stretched the umbrella of a secure society.

But all this changed almost overnight when middle-class management discovered that they could sack their permanent workforce and re-employ them on contracts, saving money on established conditions like holiday pay, sick leave, workers compensation and responsibility of secure employment. This ricocheted into the capacity of those now contracted workers to be able to get home loans from the banks to buy homes and cars etc..Those same banks that financed the employers were not so keen to lend to unsecured employment workers..This trick of capitalism made into middle-class political policy first started in a big way in the building industry and was ostensibly to break the backs of unionised labour.

The upshot to these times is the importation of cheap labour from third-world countries on 457 visas to staff those mega farming projects and building and mining projects…more and more local labour is casualised in the pursuit of bigger and greater profits..all the while those middle-class certificated managers and CEO’s gain greater and greater wealth and larger and larger share and property portfolios while we of the working/producing classes struggle to get or hold onto our one family home.

They have made their own lives comfortable through the acceptance of high salaries or remunerations…they have secured their position and properties through their passing of laws they have framed to protect themselves but penalise us!..they have passed legislation in THEIR Parliament that benefits best that class most well positioned to gain huge financial reward through government contracts to companies many of their own family holding shares in advance of the knowledge of those contracts. They have benefited from a class network that both advances their young through the select internships of a professional career and secures nod and wink agreements to dodgy or even sometimes illegal methods of financial gain.

All these glittering prizes go toward an old age or a created dynastical family fortune on the backs of the hard work of the working/producing classes…all the wealth gained or pilfered from the raping of this nation’s resources silently slipped out of the reach of fair taxation to a robber-baron tax-haven paradise for future plunder..This is the “reward” we were taunted with if we but bent our backs a bit lower to the work at hand..if we attended a few more hours a week to the job required..if we sacrificed our weekend family time to the profit motive of the boss’s needs..if we relinquished our want for home and hearth in exchange for their picaresque portrayal of “a liberated lifestyle free from the constraints of property obligation…” and in exchange they offer us a paucity of wages and poverty of living standards…and debt and debt and more debt..

They have capitalised on our unsophisticated understanding of their financial chicanery to swindle many of their hard worked for life savings and pensions. They have dragged our sons and daughters into wars by playing on our national loyalty with their phony jingoism and then abandoned those same soldiers when they return wounded or damaged and incarcerate indefinitely those refugees fleeing those wars in their own version of a “Devils Island”…Wars NOT fought for the sake of allies, but rather for their own corporate confederacies…their own rewards..They seek our patience as they frame policy that in the end will crush our ambitions. They seek forgiveness when those same schemes rob us of our work-place dignity and wages. They seek our mercy by claiming that their convicted conspirators have suffered enough punishment with their loss of “face and social position”.

It is surely time we end this sick relationship and make our Exodus from them and their empires..and as we cast ourselves metaphorically adrift from their diseased embrace, let us make this promise to ourselves and our children’s future..:

We will NEVER more have patience with their lying schemes.
We will NEVER more forgive their thieving ways.
We will NEVER more show mercy on them at all.

And lest we forget..:
“While the worker’s poor harvests are wrought with desperation or defeat,
The wily middle-class reaps fortune from fields of deceit!”

On Higher Learning.

This piece was written and posted on the 16 Dec. 2013 in response to what I saw as an “understanding” that existed (and I believe still does exist) between what could be called the higher-educated middle-classes AS AGAINST the low-educated working classes..that could be best described as a “consciousness of kind” between the commentators and writers from that “upper” educated-class.

Yes, I do have a chip on my shoulder against the higher-educated middle-class and how they have either for too long dismissed or demeaned commentators and opinion pieces from the lower-educated working class as being badly written (in a grammatical sense) or too clumsily abusive or lacking the finesse both natured and nurtured by the respected Alma Maters and the “masters” of those institutions toward their charges and wards as they coached them to graduation cap and gown..bully for you! But what has now evolved from that “exclusiveness” is that the likes of idiots like PHON and the far-right of the LNP have arisen to fill the vacuum created by the “abandonment” of a whole social demographic who benefit more from being led by educated instruction than by the nose.

It went like this:

On Higher Education. (posted on “The Pub” blog circa ; Dec’ 16 / 2013).

Hello!…muy afficionados!…sit back and relax…it being Xmas, ol’ jaycee is going give you a bit of a fireside chat!

BB. (Bushfire Bill), I see you have posted on the latest Andrew Elder piece..I posted there under “anonymous”(haven’t quite worked out the identity thingo yet!)..; that last post on the accusation of Treason against the fourth estate…and I see as an aside “Cat Momma” under the alter alias of “Hillbilly Skeleton” has also resurfaced!…

On that subject of treason, I recently wrote a piece called ; “The Meaning of Treason” ( )…I first offered it to Dave Donovan at IA…which he enthusiastically accepted…but then on what I believe was the advice of his moderators, he rejected it without changes to what they thought were possible offensive slanders against the integrity of the MSMedia journalists of the day…I then gave it to Fiona, here, who accepted it and sat on it for a couple of weeks, while BB. put up a couple more pieces and I could see it was going to sit a while longer and I feared the ‘moment’ for such a piece’s impact would be lost as Abbott and the LNP. regained its footing…so I withdrew it intending to extrapolate on the subject and represent it to another site…it was eventually accepted, although ”keenly” edited and put up for THREE DAYS on the Political Sword. (1 / 12 / 2013) As it happened, Abbott predictably made another massive gaffe (who’d a thunk it!) and it went up at the right time.

But the piece is not the subject of this little discourse…The subject is the presentation of A Subject!.

BB., you wrote a post a couple of weeks back on the memory of a Brother at your Catholic College; Alma Mater “coaching” you in English essaying..and you stated ;(wtte) that even though you had previously won prizes in writing, you feared the upcoming exams would be a challenge..and so you sought the “coaching” of this brother..and all went well !…

I had a similar moment when attempting to learn Latin at Adelaide Uni mature entry..( THAT, sounds salacious!)..I remember coming out from a tutorial, absolutely weary at the constructed complexity of the Latin grammar…I remember I counted one verb alone had 35 (I think) variations..and that probably DIDN”T include a future “shifting tense” ( I remember I cracked what I thought was a witticism about that being a bit like Arabic.; ”…you know ;the Bedouin and their shifting tents”..I thought it funny…the Latin lecturer didn’t )….I remember standing in the sunlight outside the Wells Building and softly exclaiming to myself ; “Who and why, in effing hell thought up such a complex grammatical labyrinth ?”…(of course, the Romans themselves had a much simpler system, relying, I suspect, more on sound inflection and gesticulation…the Latin we learn is really Medieval Latin..constructed in the Catholic Monasteries)….and as I was spewing on this thought, I looked up and followed the line of the buildings and the road-kerbing going away, away to a converging point as in the perspective lines in a drawing right across the (then) open courtyard dead straight to the front doors of the “University Of Adelaide Club”.

An accidental metaphor?…perhaps…but then it dawned on me…like, I suspect, it dawned on yourselves with many essays…this entire “education scheme” is a structure that is not necessarily about “learning”…but more about “training”….Thorsten Veblen wrote (at around the year 1910) that the whole idea of higher education was really to filter out those who would be pliable and useful to the ruling class …the “leisure class” as he succinctly put it! Your “Brother” did not teach you anything you did not already know, BB. but he did “train” you how to frame your writing to pass those exams….you were the more fortunate than I in that you were already part of an institution..; St Johns…(I believe)…and were taken under wing (however reluctantly) and “skilled up”. I was from the “wasteland”…working-class / middle-aged male…I had only the enthusiasm..NOT the grammar!…but I scraped through it all….just!

But here’s the rub…Having got that piece “The Meaning of Treason” up, it was not cross-linked to ANY other site that usually links The Political Sword..I saw one usual blog even linked TPS’s Xmas Cheer message!….sure, I would have liked to have seen the piece spread around, for its message rather than my vanity…Christ!..if futile vanity was all I had to boost me in my fading years, I’d rather “bare my bum in Bangalore”…but I do wonder why it was omitted…it was no more irrational or silly than any of the multitude of articles that make their way to the web…but there is one thing…and Ad Astra touched upon it when he first posted it..He said the charge of treason might make some “bristle”….and THAT is, I believe, where I crossed the line…and you can see it in Andrew Elders reply to my post there….

I had accused what could best be described as “The Fraternity” of higher education professionals , journalists and academia of a heinous crime…because there is seemingly a “common ground” understanding that is “trained” into select university graduates that (to put it simply) “one does not peach on a fellow”…one does not cross such a boundary of accusation as cannot be retracted….

To close..I remember sitting in a shell of a new building having smoko with another contractor there…the only one on this day..a Italian…and being half-Italian myself, the conversation got around to children…”…and how many children do you have?” I asked….he was shelling a boiled egg…tilers, as a consequence of their occupation, have very short fingernails..and his short thick, calloused fingers were making a job of it…he sat silent across from me, the action in itself was an education , his fingers working on the egg and his tongue wetting his bottom lip..I thought he had not heard my question and I was about to repeat it, when he replied in a tired, fatalistic way..; “I do not have any children….I have movie stars.”….and he bit on the egg and stared at me….he didn’t have to explain, I knew, as I am sure YOU know, just what he meant..

And (bad grammar that, starting a sentence with a conjunctive!) I now use that metaphor to say that we, of the fifth estate, have few, real, Left-wing intellectual commentators, we have Grammatical Stylists…

Like many of us here and elsewhere on “progressive” sites, since the 2010 elections, I must have read thousands!…literally THOUSANDS of posts and articles, both encouraging the Left-side of politics and villifying the LNP. mob….So..taking the 2010 election result as ending in a roughly 50 / 50 Labor / LNP. and the fact that the 2013 election ended in a LNP. win, we have to conclude the intervening years and thousands of articles not only failed to deliver ONE extra vote to our side, but in fact we LOST many…….so whatever we argued for in those essays and articles, it was somewhat of a duffer!….the argument didn’t reach the intended ears nor touched the intended minds….our direction was all wrong, it would seem.

I am suggesting we give a degree of consideration as to how we can reframe the discussion to draw in more readers.

I have an idea, but will hold off while we, I hope, give some thought on the subject.
I am going to cross-post this discussion (at least MY part) to the Political Sword to see what they think.