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A most essential read for understanding the Australian context by Mike Dawson and his diametrically opposite non thinker Andrew Bolt
"So here we are, with our parliament in stalemate, wavering at the crossroads. One of the two paths leads out of the jungle. The other is a dead end. That’s where all the screeching is coming from. The kings of the jungle don’t want us to leave. They like it here.
The rest of us need to decide. Because the jungle is not going to civilise itself."
"It’s a parasite, the ancient pathogen of rent-seeking. No need for invention or contribution. Just identify something lots of people depend on. Housing, utilities, jobs, transportation, health, education, credit. Then give your support to politicians who will help you extract a premium for nothing.
We carry this sickness in our body politic. When it flares up, it turns back the clock on the lives of ordinary people, as it is doing today. And it invites us, through spurious mythologies of origin and identity, to forget about the “fair go” and compete in a race that’s stacked against us.
Yes, Australia is still a benign place to live compared to much of the world. But the point is that’s changing. We’re slipping fast, down in the economic expectations of the IMF, down the OECD rankings for health, education and social security, and down the international indices of wellbeing."
Column Sure, Labor's huge grab for cash - abolishing cash rebates for tax credits on shares - may be bad policy, like the Liberals say. But with his other tax grabs, leader Bill Shorten has a massive $156 billion war chest to spend over 10 years, including on a cut to personal income tax. He's got the Liberals on toast. My editorial from The Bolt Report.
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Yesterday and the day before Andrew Bolt was on a dedicated witch hunt. He wasn't after a single child molester but entire cultures he claims supports them " the Nigga Culture" in his mind that we call Indigenous Australia. He then moved to the other side of the planet the UK to take his blunt racist club to his child molesting Muslim Culture. Never once for a moment did Bolt consider the sexual molestation of his own precious White Christian communities and how rampant and organized it was. Organizations both religious and secular groomed children for sex at a greater rate than any others and the male patriarchy that allowed men to feel free to treat women and children as they wished.
Bolt remained silent on Melbourne's mayor Robert Doyle but defends George Pell when Catholics inside the Church, in general, were well aware of the molestation and black practices that occurred within the church.
Pell, it's Australian leader and a member for 60 years pleads not guilty and ignorance even as an enabling accessory to these dirty deeds. Bolt nevertheless defends Pell how? By shaming the victims why? It's simple for a single purpose the defence of Pell sells papers while the defence of Mayor Robert Doyle doesn't. Media practice according to Bolt is the money, not the truth. The reporting doesn't attract as wide and as ready an audience as defending Pell. Pell who yes might be personally innocent of molestation but throughout his 60 year time served in the church to maintain ignorance and silence shows him to be an enabler. The silence practised commonly throughout the churches history allowed it to flourish. Bolt might as well have stood up and said the police never took bribes and its leadership was innocent because they were entitled to claim ignorance.
Bolt protects Pell and his method is typical of his social psychology "slut bash" the victims. It's the way of our court defence system our pay for PR system the adversarial nature of our justice system. It's not the search for truth but the battle to win or lose. No mention by Bolt what the church lawyers did to those who proved to be victims all those actions were also overseen by Pell and accepted as necessary tactics in defence of Mother Church. The Sargent Schultz defence doesn't hold water I'm afraid that's why Pell is in court.