Firstly, let me say that the Malaysian Airlines plane being shot out of the sky is an absolute outrage, tragedy, and a pointless and incredibly sad loss of totally innocent life, and our thoughts and prayers are with all the victims of this abomination.
There has also been, and still is, plenty of coverage across the MSM about the victims, and their communities, making sure that the victims families and friends are appropriately recognised for their sad and painful losses.
But the thing is, is it just me, or are others out their getting more and more angry at our bloody politicians?
I know this will be seen as politically incorrect, by some, and positively scandalous by others, who would have us believe that Abbott’s not really a dickhead, just badly misunderstood!… WTF?
Now I’m angry on many levels, about these alleged “Adults” (From both sides of the political divide).
And one thing that I’m really pissed about, is that while I was watching Campbell Newman apparently choking back the tears, whilst talking about this tragedy; Rather than feeling empathy with him, over what he was saying, I found myself thinking “What a great opportunity for someone in need of a public makeover, to show how caring he really is…”
The sad fact is that my natural empathy has been undermined by my cynicism toward this current bunch of so called political leaders.
So we have Campbell Newman, in the process of trying to re-brand himself, as “human“, in the face of the mounting realisation that he is one of the most despised right wing nut-job political leaders QLD, and the country in general has ever seen. 😯
Funnily enough, when questioned about the 18.5% swing against him, he said we have to “Work harder”, and basically (my paraphrase) “The voters haven’t yet realised just how good we are!”… WTF? 😯
The very next day, we saw can do (NOTHING!) saying “Sorry”… WTF? 😯
Does he really think that saying “sorry” will make a difference?
I mean, did he say:
- Sorry we trashed QLD’s democracy?
- Sorry we showed you our real plan, before the next election?
- Sorry I was such an arrogant dick?
- Sorry I gave the top lawmakers job to a Conveyancing Solicitor?
- Sorry I’m a small man with an ego that needs its own post code?
- Sorry I lied?
No!… What he said was Sorry we introduced some policies that you didn’t like!… W…T…F…?
So they’ll take the worst three, and change them… Again…WTF?
Why doesn’t he get the fact that we are sick of being lied to by arrogant little upstarts who think they have some God given right to… Well… Everything!
Then we saw the king and queen of Diplomatic dunderheadedness, picking a fight with
Russia, while Gerard Henderson hailed him (Abbott) the world leader in calling for a fair and “independent” inquiry into how “guilty Russia and Putin are!” And once more with feeling… WTF?
Now I’m not saying Russia is innocent, cos it looks like their fingerprints and DNA are all over it, but to name anyone as guilty, and then call for an “Independent” inquiry could be seen as somewhat hypocritical? 😉
I mean really?… Picking a fight with one of the super powers for purely domestic political reasons — The hope being that he will get a bounce in the polls— and sadly some will see his diplomatic ineptitude as strength, even political courage, as opposed to what it really is, which was seen in a presser, when he was asked a question about the budget, and his response was… “Too soon!”….. W…T…F…?
Too soon for what?
And the answer is… “Too soon” to interrupt his major “Look over there” moment.
Then we have the other side of the MSM bandwagon; those that are joining Henderson, in trying to sell the line that Abbott has shown “real leadership”, in his efforts to take a big stick to Putin and consequently a leading roll in the “World”? WTF?
Now I’m sure that Putin was shaking in his old KGB boots, at the prospect of the “Blunder from down-under” making all kinds of accusations and demands, knowing full well that if the flea, that’s determined to bite the dogs of war, gets too annoying, his options are infinitely greater than those of said flea!
Having said that, the MSM that spent years telling us that Abbott was the best option, has at last found something they can crow about, as they portray him as showing leadership to the world, regardless of the realities of the situation: Where Putin couldn’t give a flying fig for anything that Abbott has to say, and as we are not a major trading partner of theirs, bluff and bluster is all Abbott’s got… But he has got that in abundance… Especially with Jules on the job?
Now, you can call me biased 😯 Surely not? 😯 But I have to say, in my own defence, if I hear one more “Team Australia” moment, as Shorten conducts a rousing chorus of Kumbaya, I think I’ll throw up, preferably over him!
I have to admit that I was not sure about posting this, for fear of seeming insensitive to the victims, but I’ve seen so many comments and articles pointing in similar directions, and when all’s said and done, my issues are not with the victims or their families, but with lying politicians who rather than rise to the challenge of high office and public service, taint everything they touch with their sleazy self service, reducing everything to the lowest common denominator… Them! 😯
And the truth is that they themselves have taught us how to treat them! The same way they’ve treated us; with contempt and disdain. And to never trust what they say, or their motives for doing anything, as they have proved that they cannot be trusted to do the right thing for the country, the people, or even do something as simple as telling the truth.
So what’s left to say but:
Oh… cynical me!