Please note, this is essentially an ethical ‘analysis’ of the campaign and election, not a serious political one. There is much to flesh-out on that score and with a great deal of luck I may have the time and energy to explore those matters.
To my few but dedicated readers I wish to convey that I will return to this blog in due course. I have been variously and significantly obsessed with U.S. politics and depressed, to the point of stasis, by the state of that and of our own. Fortunately, unlike many real journalists who are possessed of a conscience, I have the luxury of not writing while in a state of despair.
It’s my intention to create a YouTube version of this blog wherein I incorporate, well, YouTube stuff, which will consist of me doing monologues over video of my choosing.
It seems the general consensus in leftist social media and political circles is that blocking the Marriage Equality plebiscite by Greens and Labor is a good thing. I agree, but for a key reason that isn’t getting much political oxygen. Continue reading →
I’ve written before on this subject and my views remain the same. But it seems some are happy to distort matters in order to make opponents of 18C look worse than they really are. I don’t know why, given how poorly they already present. Continue reading →
I love it when people say politicians ought behave better. It usually involves either hypocrisy or a certain unconscious irony. Not always, but usually. Either way, when faced with such exposition I can’t help but be entertained, or maybe just bemused. Continue reading →
A few days ago, on his way to give a speech at the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) at Melbourne’s Grand Hyatt Hotel, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull created a social media firestorm by giving a homeless beggar a $5 note. Continue reading →
As sure as night follows day, as sure as death finds us all – present company intending to be excepted – as sure as people who say, “The proof is in the pudding.” don’t have a clue what they’re saying, section 18C of the RACIAL DISCRIMINATION ACT 1975 has again been raised by the usual political suspects.
We all know Parliament Question Time is a bit of a joke, right? You can get that perception from merely watching people live-Tweeting it. Lots of teeth-gnashing, hand-wringing and beating of heads against walls. There’s little doubt it needs reform, but some people seem to have arguably unrealistic notions about the form that reform might take. Continue reading →
The following is an article posted at the AIMN Network back in 2013. I’m bringing it home where it belongs. It contains a couple of now out-of-date references to Abbott but you can apply them to whomever you desire.