Recent events has shown demonstrably one thing – the Media in this country (and when Murdoch controls 70% and ABC most of the rest, let us give up pretending that media is anything but a tool of the Reich-wing) wants regime change.
It is clear that Murdoch wants a change in government, why? destroy the NBN, that interferes with his private TV, maybe he wants to buy the ABC, doesn’t matter what Murdoch’s ultimate aim is, he wants Federal Labor gone.
Murdoch will not even wait for an election – his lackeys will force one, they will try every dirty trick in the book, and it seems more than likely he will get that.
And where is the Labor party? Silent. You people stand by and watch while our democracy is being screwed over by a foreign billionaire.
Ok, fine the media is against you, but you don’t do anything to stop them. How about enforcing a more balanced ABC, which has become little more than an extended Liberal Party election ad every News bulletin with a few quaint English village dramas and a Doctor Who or two thrown in.
Why not have a media enquiry, take a look at what the Leveson enquiry is achieving in Britain, it is uncovering corruption, lies, deceit, blackmail, and so many other illegal activities, but you, Federal Labor believe that Murdoch’s papers would never do such things here – why? Did you read that in a Murdoch paper?
Federal Labor you carry on like you expect supporters to continue supporting you, when you do very little to help yourselves. You are taking for granted the people in the community who defend you, fight for you, and work for you. There is a mass exodus of supporters to the Greens and to Liberals, because you don’t fight back.
Why do you not fight back, because that wouldn’t be nice. Ohh must play by the rules – yes, but the rules are being re-written by Murdoch even as I type. And democracy is being shredded.
In this country we now have rule by Murdoch (Murdocracy), and you are doing NOTHING to stop it. We are being turned into a media-dominated fascist state where the only rules are those that Murdoch wants, and you are letting it happen.
When the Liberal party and the Murdoch press (but I repeat myself) throw mud at your people, you fret about appearances. You do nothing do stand by them, you offer them up as sacrificial lambs in the hope that the rest of you might be spared. Has any Liberal ever stood down even when convicted of major crimes? No, the Liberal party close ranks and defend them even harder.
Our democracy is in your hands and you are doing nothing to protect it, but if you won’t fight for it, why should the rest of the country.
Democracy, the rule of law, Parliament, elections – these things mean nothing to Murdoch, they are a speedbump to him, and you are letting him destroy them and our country.
And if there are still Labor supporters calling for a return of One K Rudd – go take a good hard look at yourselves in the mirror. You should be ashamed. Rudd did more to destablise the current government than all the ALP members combined. His leaks, his ego, his briefing Right-wing journalists, the leadership saga that damaged the Labor brand, the media cannot wear all of the blame for that.
Rudd was soundly defeated at the last ALP vote for Prime Minister, and if see one more self-proclaimed Lefty agitating for a Rudd revival, I will call you out the traitor and betrayer that you are (and not of the Labor party, but of democracy, freedom and our future). The man doesn’t need any more encouragement, and if (when) his ego gets the better of him, and he puts his fragile self-esteem ahead of the future of this nation. If there is one more Rudd challenge, that will be the final nail in the coffin of the ALP brand, Australian democracy and our freedom. And no man who would do that deserves the support of anyone.
Greens supporters, don’t think I am ignoring you. You think you are above party politics, you are just as ideologically driven as the other major parties. You think you are better, you think you are centrist – I have news for you – the rest of the country sees you as Far Left. You hate Labor – because I suppose you will do better under an Abbott-led government. If you think that, you are delusional.
Oh, Wikileaks supporters, I haven’t forgotten you either. Tell me – how is Julian Assange any different from Rupert Murdoch? Both are heads of secret, shadowy, money-making machines, hacking into peoples private lives, both despise the left, and both are seeking to overthrow the democratically elected government of Australian. You hate PM Julia Gillard and are working to undermine her government – but that is not just
Her Government, it is also the Government we voted in. Yet you people carry on like you are more important than every single person who went out on election day and cast their ballot. That makes you just as dangerous as Murdoch in my book. Because Murdoch doesn’t pretend he is on the side of good, he is on the side of making money and makes no pretence otherwise.
And if you think that Julian Assange will be treated with more respect under an Abbott government, you really didn’t pay any attention during the Howard years. So if is not about getting better treatment, the desire to overthrow our Government can only be ideological – you hate the Left. PM Gillard could have rolled out a golden carpet, sent the entire airforce to Europe escorted him back to Australia and gave Julian one of tropical Queenslands islands to become his own private republic, and you would still do all you can to depose the current government and install Abbott as Prime Minister.
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Edited 29 April 2013
This piece seems to have recently been discovered. It is a year old, would it be written today, probably not, although perhaps, just less anger and emotion and more facts. I won’t remove it just because it is old and opinions have evolved, that would be rewriting history, even if that history is just of this blog.
I cannot remember why the Greens were attacked, possibly as a result of something someone said or an article in the media. I wouldn’t say those things today.
Comments about Julian Assange, if memory serves, were written just after Assange announced he would be standing in the lower house for PM Gillards seat. Of course it presents as a political move. Why not stand in Abbott’s seat? Because the problem according to some supporters was the Labor government. I don’t know if Assange is left or right, but I do think his supporters feel the ALP should have ‘saved’ him.
Moving to stand for the Senate might be a better path, it allows more of his supporters to show their support FOR him, rather than a protest vote AGAINST PM Gillard… and he has a better chance of winning, where he might achieve something, rather than just an one-day protest vote.