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The Libs and The Oz do not want government

Posted by Dave Bath on 2011-04-12


I’m beginning to suspect that the Liberal party machine does not want a federal Liberal government soon, and neither do the major backers of the Liberal party – including the partisan mouthpiece, Murdoch’s The Australian.

The Libs could easily gain control of parliament before the year is out, simply by re-instating Turnbull as parliamentary leader – for Turnbull is the preferred leader of voters (even attractive to Labor and Greens voters), and could woo the independents to support a Liberal government in a month or two.

Why wouldn’t the Libs and their backers want government, want control of the country’s economic and social direction?

The implication of this unwillingness to take office is that the Liberal party machine and backers do not think the economy and society of Australia would be any better off under a Liberal government than it is under the ALP.  Indeed, it is a massive if tacit expression of confidence in the Gillard/Swan handling of the economy.

I know this sounds ridiculous, but I cannot make sense of what is happening in Canberra any other way.

Consider – Gillard is an apostate.

Gillard has confessed, in her shameful Whitlam Oration, to her compliance to traditional Liberal Party economic and social orthodoxy.  She has admitted her rejection of ALP traditions, and indeed the relatively recently adopted ALP Constition.

Gillard is known to be averse to meaningful climate action: exploiting the spinelessness of PM Rudd – a spinelessness that presented a soft target for a backstabber.

It’s as if Gillard wants to present herself as the star of some kind of political Bondage and Discipline freak show.

She is happily the captive of the climate vandals, happily bound by and submissive to plutocratic interests, happy to accept their abuse in the mainstream media – in full view of the public.

So, what do the Lib machines and backers fear from gaining government within months?

They would fear Turnbull’s undoubted integrity, intelligence, and his ability to present the patent truth, convince voters that prompt climate action is necessary, that it can be done without much if any economic pain, and indeed, is necessary for Australia’s long-term economic competitiveness.

They would fear the only response of the ALP – to reinstate KRudd, who is preferred by voters as the ALP parliamentary leader.

KRudd has obviously been inclined to climate action, and maybe he has had a stronger spine installed after being stabbed in the back.

They would fear a parliament where both parties have leaders wanting climate action, where both parties have a proven willingness to negotiate on big issues.

They would fear the possibility that through such negotiations, parliament might become a place where the interest of the country is negotiated in other areas, that parliament might become more than a gladiatorial arena.

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6 Responses to “The Libs and The Oz do not want government”

  1. opit said

    “That parliament might become more than a gladiatorial arena.”

    Um. Comparisons.

    Labor’s nifty footwork hasn’t saved it from ‘big tax’ label
    http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/how-obama-is-morphing-into-bush-20110420-1docj.html
    “Morphing into Bush was not a willful act. It was acquiescence to the policies his predecessor shaped and the cruel realities that Obama inherited.”
    Not to mention that much of his staff served under both GWB and his father.

    In 1993 the Canadian Cons fielded Kim Campbell – an attractive young lawyer and first female Prime Minister serving out the balance of Brian Mulroney’s term – running on continuing the Goods and Services Tax ( like the British VAT an intrusive pain revealing detailed sales records ) which equalized treatment of Canadian made goods so they were not taxed higher than imports, Free Trade having dissolved protections meant to subsidize the costs of East-West internal trade to transportation parity with North-South…and with continuing Free Trade, which was bleeding domestic distribution systems on the altar of access to the U.S. market; to the total detriment of Canadian agriculture which could not compete with a longer growing season, cheap import labour and lower costs for machinery on a ‘level playing field’ nor with practices like hormones by Monsanto used to stimulate milk production in cattle.

    The ‘opposition’ ‘Lie-berals’ had a Chairman Mao size Red Book of election promises and ran on no Free Trade Agreement – which every Canadian schoolchild had been taught was the most fought over legislation in the first 40 years of the country’s history, but not that it was at the head of the CIA agenda in 1945 – and had been the government for much of Canada’s history. Pierre E. Trudeau was a history professor who had even spent time in North Korea and last previous PM…a rich pot smoking woman magnet.

    The Cons were destroyed as a recognized political party : 2 seats in the House nationally. The Lie-berals…activated the program which they had run against, profiting from the loss of their ‘opposition’ and not enabling not one of their ‘promises’ that I can think of.

    More recently a coalition threatened to overthrow the minority government of Steven Harper’s Cons ( yes, they are back ). The Lie-beral party leader was ousted during a Recess of Parliament requested by Harper from the Governor General and a suitable replacement found, who is now ‘running’ in federal election against a government found In Contempt of Parliament :having promised no ‘coalition’ government and since finding that won’t fly, trying to retract it. No wonder the New Democratic Party under Jack Layton is finding new heights of acceptance, helped no doubt by modern advertising practices.

    “Parliament” is parlez-ment : a place for the serfs to talk while all their initiatives are formed by big money ( in Crown funds )and subject to ratification by the Senate. This is ‘proud British heritage’ from the time of Hastings in 1066, prior to revolt of the hereditary executive in 1215 against practices authorized variously by the War Measures Act or by the Patriot Act in the US.

    Political terms examining this institutional deception and listed in ‘Perception Alteration’ in my Topical Index.

    Plutocracy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutocracy

    Kleptocracy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kleptocracy

    Of particular interest when examining the continuation of the Great Game of imperial politics jointly by members of the ‘coaltion’ or NATO or British Commonwealth is the subset on Narco Kleptocracy which provides funds for Black Ops by a War on Drugs established by false testimony demonizing personal choice of psychotropic drugs so as to necessitate their control by the official cartel and keep up profits.

    The saga of O$ama bin Laden ( admitted to be long dead just this week ! ) I located by querying “Bush family holdings in Afghanistan” and covered in
    http://opitslinkfest.blogspot.com/2010/08/26-august-oama-who.html
    which I mounted in the sidebar, its importance seemingly discounted by the world at large…certainly by search engines !

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