Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Andrew Bolt's Blog, 1/12/16; Rupert Murdoch forewarned necessary change; Bolt blowing wind today; Dr Haneef paid a quick shift to Kevin Andrews; Bolt's boy; Minchin a world respected Australian; Bolt the Wind sock; Tips for Totalitarians;
Let's get physical is a song. Let's get material! Materialism is the fundamental basis for an analysis that cuts through Bolt's identity politics that demands we all think on the same cultural plane. Truth is it's the last thin he wants if it were the case the material divide would be so much more obvious. We are culturally diverse society and that's great. So is China however we are economically divided and that's becoming more evident not as much as it is in the US but dangerous nevertheless and less well managed than China. We are not any longer sharing the benefits of economic success and are now asking who should pay for the down turn.
We are becoming more Indigenous but are in denial of it. What do I mean? We are all living in an increasing world of multigenerational families but no longer just from want choice or culture but out of need and we don't know how to handle it. Renting a 2 bedroom house or sharing between 2 families also is on the rise. Is it trying to take the pressure off or on? Housing, health, education, employment, income and wealth metrics are changing for the country that Wayne Swann helped dodge the GFC and made us on top of the world. Is it a cultural and personal problem or is it the increasing failure of a system?
Why is it such a threat to compare ourselves to the history Cuba. Why is it such an urgency to turn Cuba in our own image? Why is China a threat? It saved people by changing a system in 1949 not just "some" people and both have been a systems under management despite hostile opposition from outside. However like us they too admit they aren't perfect either China is a multicultural country but in progress Cuba also but much smaller. Bolt prefers regress rather than progress . It puzzles me because cultural diversity helps hide the economic division between capital and Labor. Emphasizing identity politics disguises the increasing material division. In America Trump is a consequence not a god send of a system in strife. Even Rupert Murdoch forewarned the increasing income and wealth gaps needed to be addressed and that required a different form of management. Bolt had a tin ear.