When our PM said: “I have no theological objection to nuclear power”, I have to say that I agree with him.
I mean, I’ve checked out the commandments – all ten of them – and I’ve found no prohibition on nuclear power. Working on the Sabbath, yep. Worshipping the wrong god, sure. Even killing seems to be against God’s law. But nuclear energy. Nup, not a word against it.
And even the New Testament fails to condemn nuclear power. It does – in one of Paul’s little missives to the faithful – suggest that it would be better if people didn’t marry, even if they’re not gay. But nuclear energy, nothing.
Ok, I suppose that some of you are going to suggest that Mr Abbott meant either “theoretical” or “ideological” and just confused the two. And some of you are probably going to draw unfavourable comparisons to George W. Bush. Ok, that’s your democratic right in a country that still allows free speech – unless it’s deemed an operational matter by the Attorney General and, so far, it appears that suggesting our PM is more gaffe prone than Dubya doesn’t jeopardise national security. (If ASIO tell me otherwise I’ll let you know – providing letting you know what I’m not allowed say doesn’t jeopardise national security either) However, you have to consider the fact that Mr Abbott knew exactly what he was saying and that he actually had no “theological” objections. After all, why else is he opposed to gay marriage, if not on theological grounds?
So there you have it – no theological problem with nuclear power. However, he did go on to add that a country like Australia doesn’t need it, given our vast natural oil, coal and gas reserves. Yep, we’ve certainly got large suppositories of fossil fuels. And you know where you can stick your objections.
But on matters theological, Mr Abbott also confessed yesterday, and, as we all know, that’s an automatic get out of jail free card. All you have to do is genuinely repent and you’re forgiven.
And Mr Abbott certainly sounded genuine:
Yes, it was a broken promise but when I made it I didn’t know that Joe was actually right about the “Budget Emergency”. because most of the other Liberals were lying through their teeth.
I know I said we’d be a “no excuses” government but that was before I realised exactly how bad Labor was going to be in Opposition. And The Greens. And let’s not forget the way that commodity prices have dropped. So I’ll just mention these and then say, these are not excuses, they’re just the reasons I haven’t been able to keep my promise.
While I accept that the polls are bad, that’s only because people don’t realise that I’m doing all this for Australia, because, well, people are just very selfish and don’t realise that paying more things may be good for them in the long run… Unless it’s a tax like the Carbon Tax which added $4 billion to every household’s budget.
So, Mr Abbott has confessed that he has failed to keep his promise on the ABC and SBS and he isn’t making excuses. As he said, “The buck stops with me”, so those lefties can’t expect any more bucks now that the buck has stopped.
So now he’s telling the truth about his broken promises instead of lying, we should all forgive him, and tell him to get up off his knees and start governing and do the things he promised.
Like a stronger economy? Is rising unemployment an indication of that? Or a Budget surplus? Is the $35 billion blowout Labor’s fault?
Or was stopping the boats and handing over control of the media to Murdoch the only ones he considered “fundamental”?