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Milo in Australia: Yiannopoulous, Free Speech and Violence

December 7, 2017 - 19:11 -- Admin

To what limit protest? Naturally, this was exactly what colourful agitator and former senior editor for Breitbart News Milo Yiannopolous wanted: outrage, insensible anger, and heady adoration. Without any of these, he would vanish, a figure charged on a narcissism that would otherwise vanquish him. Left alone, and the shallowness would be overwhelming. His visit…

Our leaders are loyal to the citizenry? Don’t make me laugh.

December 7, 2017 - 14:22 -- Admin

The biggest kerfuffle in Aussie politics is all about the technicalities regarding ‘dual citizenship’. Our founding fathers were well aware that if an individual was going to sit in our Parliament, then it was important to know that they do not have divided loyalties. A principle which has been largely lost in the political point-scoring…

Day to Day Politics: Bill had me fooled. I actually believed him.

December 7, 2017 - 06:00 -- Admin

Thursday 7 December 2017 For some time now it has become very apparent that people are totally pissed off with the attitude of politicians engaged in the body politic. We are despondent with the way we are being treated. The sheer absurdity of their lying and worse their arrogance in thinking that we actually believe…

Separation of Church and State and of the LNP and Reality

December 5, 2017 - 09:51 -- Admin

“Separation of church and state, does not mean the inoculation of the influence of faith on the state.” Scott Morrison Which begs the question, what does the separation of church and state mean?  Well, according to the Liberals it’s a rather fluid thing. For example, when Christian churches criticise Coalition policies, then they should just…

The Bitter-Sweet Art of Politics

December 4, 2017 - 18:34 -- Admin

Let us introduce the players … ”Suit the action to the word, the word to the action, with this special observance, that you o’erstep not the modesty of nature.” (Hamlet; act 3 scene 2) Politics can be benign so that it maintains the status quo, or it can be radical to provoke change. But one…

Keep the proletariat poor, in debt and scared – it’s the capitalist way

December 4, 2017 - 17:32 -- Admin

When Tony Abbott, contrary to his 2013 election promise that there would be “no adverse changes to superannuation”, chose to delay/abandon the scheduled increase in the Superannuation Guarantee from 9% to 12%, he tried to pretend that we would be better off. “I can confirm, in response to the Leader of the Opposition, that money…