Gillard is simply an extension of the still birth of the ALP in 1891. All that needs to be sorted out is how the party is able to give a continuing appearance of still being alive. What happened back then has continued to this day. The aspirations of working people were sacrificed at the alter of parliamentary privilege. That allowed the ALP believers to think they could actually stay true to their beliefs while completely selling out to the national interest represented by the elite or big business if you prefer that phrase.
The ALP never was able to raise the breath necessary to reverse that process and the continual erosion of any of the aspirations of the working people back in1891 have been trampled to death in the awful rush to get seats in the parliament and to rub shoulders with the elites. Not surprisingly in a racist country all this was accomplished very much by continuous appeals to the racist beliefs and fears of the Labor faithful. All skilfully put in place to make the ALP actually look like a national party because like almost everyone else they were openly racist and anti immigration.
Years of murdering the indigenous and oppression of anyone who looked like dissenting from the racist policies have come back to haunt us all. Here we are surrounded by hundreds of millions of Asian people who we have sneered at, called savages, discriminated against, joined in their murder by the US and we have the gall to complain about their attitudes toward us. We deserve nothing better than condemnation. The lip service preached by the politicians and the so called liberals to values inimical to racist belief is just that, lip service. What has happened to the ALP is that it has lost whatever credibility it used to say it had. Any proposition to fix anything is now measured in dollar terms and the eventual response from the newly trained consenting public is to reject even the beginning of any attempt purely on the ground that saving the planet or others in the world is just too expensive or why should we pay.
Perhaps the ultimate result of the delusion that salvation always comes from above was a comment from a listener to a radio program who said words to the effect that no one pays for carbon to be there so why should we pay to get rid of it.
- Gillard Support Drops as She Starts Australia Carbon Push (businessweek.com)
- Julia and the politics of oneness (ikners.com)
- What’s popularity when you’re unelected? Ask Gillard (ikners.com)
- Gillard as the warlord of OZ a Pilger article (ikners.com)
- Would you buy a carbon tax from this woman? (noplaceforsheep.com)
- Bitar sweet way to find a good home to house an old mate in the ALP (ikners.com)
- One year on – the Rudd assassination revisited (trevorcook.typepad.com)
- Abbott, Gillard dig in on carbon tax (heraldsun.com.au)
- Gillard calls on party to be brave (news.theage.com.au)
- ‘Silly things’: Gillard rejects leadership rumblings (theage.com.au)