“Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.” - Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good And Evil
Articles from Damian Smith
There’s a link doing the rounds that deserves a much wider audience and certainly a greater role in the national consciousness. This particular precis, which can be found here, is a study conducted by Dr Lawrence Britt in 2003 detailing the defining traits of fascism. The reason it’s so pertinent is because our current “government” displays a terrifying number of these traits.
2013 huh? Unlucky for some amirite? Thanks, I’m here all week, try the veal.
It’s been a big year for politics in general and dangerous right-wing lunacy in particular. So much so that you might find yourself having trouble keeping up, crippled by the small divot that has developed in your head from where you are repeatedly face-palming every decision, action and word said by the laughable farce of a “government” the thralls of this country “elected”.
I’m going about to do something which is supposedly one tiny step below treason for someone of my nationality. I’m going to defend an English cricketer.
The Member for North Sydney and Rich Uncle Pennybags tribute Treasurer Joe Hockey finally underwent his obligatory “f-list celebrity Twitter meltdown” this week, in which he pulled up anchor, ran out the long nines and fired a broadside at everyone’s favourite anonymous enemy - “the trolls”. In short, he went the full Charlotte Dawson.
Tony Abbott says that a cabinet should be built on merit,And Abbott is an honourable man.Tony Abbott says that he is disappointed that there are so few women in cabinetAnd Abbott is an honourable man.Tony Abbott says that women were “right there, knocking on the door”And Abbott is an honourable man.So are they all, honourable men.
Well, not all, one woman slipped through.
A bandwagon is just another form of train - jump on everyone!
Forgive me in advance, this one is going to be a little wistful and maudlin. It’s rare that I feel emotion, much less express it, but this is one such occasion.