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Understanding Liberal ideology

July 1, 2014 - 17:26 -- Admin

I thought it might be useful to explain what is happening in Australian politics.

First up, these “Liberals” are not the Liberals you once knew. They are US Republican-style Tea Party fruitcakes. They get a kick out of punishing people. Bible bashers, but people who use religion as a tool to keep the uneducated, the unaware in line.

Understanding Liberal ideology

July 1, 2014 - 17:26 -- Admin

I thought it might be useful to explain what is happening in Australian politics.

First up, these “Liberals” are not the Liberals you once knew. They are US Republican-style Tea Party fruitcakes. They get a kick out of punishing people. Bible bashers, but people who use religion as a tool to keep the uneducated, the unaware in line.

Greedy government jumps the gun

June 7, 2014 - 17:30 -- Admin

The NSW LNP government is slugging some housing tenants with a sudden rent increase.

A new policy will soak up 100 percent of the Centrelink rent subsidy provided to certain pension recipients.

The entire subsidy will now go straight from Centrelink to Housing NSW’s coffers, effectively a direct payment from the federal Treasury to Housing NSW.

Greedy government jumps the gun

June 7, 2014 - 17:30 -- Admin

The NSW LNP government is slugging some housing tenants with a sudden rent increase.

A new policy will soak up 100 percent of the Centrelink rent subsidy provided to certain pension recipients.

The entire subsidy will now go straight from Centrelink to Housing NSW’s coffers, effectively a direct payment from the federal Treasury to Housing NSW.

Soldiers in the street

May 23, 2014 - 14:38 -- Admin

Soliders marching in the street
are not soldiers marching to war.
Smart uniforms, shiny boots,
bayonets flashing, sharp and sinister;
they’re not soldiers marching to war.

Soldiers lying in crumpled heaps,
bodies broken beyond repair,
photos treasured, tears and grief;
worrying worrying, beyond despair
for the soldiers who marched to war.

Soldiers in the street

May 23, 2014 - 14:38 -- Admin

Soliders marching in the street
are not soldiers marching to war.
Smart uniforms, shiny boots,
bayonets flashing, sharp and sinister;
they’re not soldiers marching to war.

Soldiers lying in crumpled heaps,
bodies broken beyond repair,
photos treasured, tears and grief;
worrying worrying, beyond despair
for the soldiers who marched to war.

An appeal to young Aussies

May 4, 2014 - 18:56 -- Admin

The Sniper*

Australia is in trouble. Young Australians will have to save it, if you decide it needs saving.

Australia was a democracy. It has slowly become a Corporatocracy: government by Big Business. You will have to change that, if you think it is a bad thing. I will not tell you what to think.

You could argue that Australia is still a democracy. Australians vote in free and fair elections to decide who will run things until the next election.

An appeal to young Aussies

May 4, 2014 - 18:56 -- Admin

The Sniper*

Australia is in trouble. Young Australians will have to save it, if you decide it needs saving.

Australia was a democracy. It has slowly become a Corporatocracy: government by Big Business. You will have to change that, if you think it is a bad thing. I will not tell you what to think.

You could argue that Australia is still a democracy. Australians vote in free and fair elections to decide who will run things until the next election.

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