Our Democracy, the Plaything of Abbott and the Rabid Right!
Like many Australians, I was astounded that after 30+ front pages, and lead news stories almost every other day on the Slipper sexual harassment case, prior to the Justice Rares condemnation of Ashby, Brough, Doane etc in their misuse of the legal system, and the deafening silence of the MSM on the case, since his judgement, one has to conclude that there is a conspiracy of silence across the MSM, that ignores the dire implications for our democracy.
What’s clear is that Abbott is the MSMs boy, and the LNP, their party, so the only thing that is a surprise, is that they have given up any pretence at being fair and balanced in their reporting, and moved decisively to blatant right wing bias.
Now the implications of this alone are far reaching for our democracy, as it is all but impossible for the public to come to an informed decision on who to vote for when they are only being told what the media wants them to believe.
Most of which is based on lies, spin and misinformation, designed to impart the impression that the government is dysfunctional, wasteful, constantly in a state of disarray, badly managing the economy, and has no plan for the future.
While Abbott and his motley crew of morally bankrupt miscreants, on the other hand, are portrayed as the saviours of a country on the brink of disaster, a disaster which in reality is the product of the LNP spin merchants and a desperately complicit MSM, and has no basis in fact.
Now at this point, the right wing nut jobs will join in the chorus of “Well it is the job of the MSM to hold the government to account, call them out on broken promises, ask questions about expenditure and policy etc etc.
And that’s all well and good, except that their own charter of ethics says to report “without fear or favour”, but that charter and their ethics have gone out the window along with their credibility. But I digress.
If the MSM bias is an affront to our democracy, the Slipper case is an outright assault on it, and if left uncontested, as the media obviously want it to be, then democracy as we’ve come to know it, have enjoyed it, will be damaged possibly beyond repair.
There are many questions that have not been answered, and what’s even worse, have not even been asked, so the big questions are:
- Who are the MSM trying to protect?
- What was Tony Abbott’s part in the whole dirty saga?
- What part did Pyne, Bishop and other senior LNP members play?
- Who was involved and to what degree?
- Why has there been no police investigation into what are very serious allegations against Brough, Ashby and Doane as well as senior QLD LNP members?
These are just a small sample of the questions that need to be asked and answered, for the sake of our democracy, and sadly they will not be asked by those that should, the MSM.
But there are some that are working hard to see that all the questions are asked, and the answers found, and that is what this post is about.
David Donovan from Independent Australia, with a little help from some other concerned citizens, has started a campaign to raise funds to engage investigators and lawyers for the express purpose of finding out the truth about Ashbygate, and they need our help.
So if you feel outraged by the attack on our democracy, but are feeling somewhat helpless and don’t know what to do or how to help, here is the answer.
Visit IA, read the articles on Ashbygate, and if you are as appalled as we all should be, by the blatant misuse of our court system, for personal, political gain, with the sole intent of removing a democratically elected government, then pledge whatever you can to support the fight for our democracy.