Even more outrage?
I have to admit that after my last post on this issue, I thought enough had been said on the delicate matter of LNP over acting, and then the shit hit the fan. 😯
We had the Manus Island riots culminating in the death of a young man, Reza Berati, who sought our protection and while under that protection, was brutally murdered.
We also had the Assistant minister for health, Fiona Nash, embroiled in a conflict of interest with her chief of staff, Alastair Furnival who was acting as lobbyist for the junk food industry (Cadbury) at the time that Abbott committed $16 mil to Cabury’s coffers for boosting “Tourism” to Tassie… WTF? 😯 A decision that is now haunting them as they reject funding for other vital industries, that will add tens of thousands to the unemployment lines/dole cues. 👿
Oh, and did I mention that Cadbury’s are a sponsor of Abbott’s pollie pedal? Mmmmm 😉
Now either of these issues are enough to outrage most people, and I know I felt, and still feel outrage that Reza Berati was murdered while under our protection, not to mention the 60+ that were seriously injured at the same time.
I also find it hard to justify, and feel a certain outrage over, giving tax payer funds to a multinational company like Cabury’s, while rejecting the needs of local manufacturing, that supports whole communities, and are major contributors to states and federal coffers!
There is also the on-going issue of the grossly incompetent speaker, that causes me and many others anger and outrage, highlighted again this week just gone, as she refuses to allow the government to be held to account, or to answer questions with, actually, relevant answers, as opposed to just trying to rubbish the previous administration.
So which one of these serious issues caused the most LNP outrage?
Well as it turns out, what really upset them, was not the fact that;
- Nash was embroiled in a conflict of interest problem, that not only broke the law, but shows clearly the priorities of the LNP for employing their “Lobbyist” mates,
- or even the death in detention, that caused Morrison to make the Freudian slip of “Operation Sovereign Murders”
- That their speaker, is trashing the “office of speaker”, the parliamentary rules/standing orders, whatever credibility she may have had left (a very minor issue, if one at all), not to mention parliamentary process, and the parliament itself!
Well, while much of the country was outraged about those aforementioned issues, it was Stephen Conroy that got the LNP all fired up, and not because he was involved in “Possible” corrupt activities, or because someone in his care was murdered, or he was trashing the parliament, but because he had the audacity to accuse Major General Campbell of being involved in a political coverup! 😯
Now we know that Campbell has a fine record of service, and no-one, including Conroy, is disputing that!
The problem that Campbell has, is that he has chosen to nail the last stanza of his career to the LNP policy “Operation Sovereign Borders/Murders” mast, which at best shows a severe lack of good judgement, bordering on gross stupidity, and at worst makes him complicit in their deceit. 😉
And the question has to be asked “Are we to shun criticism of someone just because of their past history of good service, or is it connections to the LNP that makes someone ineligible for criticism?”
The truth is there are plenty of examples of sports people, even Olympians, politicians, from both sides (although on balance, the right are well and truly overrepresented), Bureaucrats, doctors, police, Judges, Magistrates, Business people, Navy, Army and Airforce personnel etc, who’s actions are at odds with their social standing or what their previous records would indicate.
So the only conclusion that one can come to, is that it’s the depth of connection to the LNP that determines the level of support from this mob, and the number of “get out of jail free” cards they hand out. 😯 Their hypocrisy knows no bounds! 👿
So with only five months down, and record levels of ministerial lies, stuff ups and incompetence , and around two and a half years to go, unless something unforeseen happens, the one thing we can be sure of, from the LNP is;
“Even more outrage?” (For all the wrong reasons! 😯 )