Thursday 7 December 2017
For some time now it has become very apparent that people are totally pissed off with the attitude of politicians engaged in the body politic. We are despondent with the way we are being treated. The sheer absurdity of their lying and worse their arrogance in thinking that we actually believe them. All over the world people are saying enough is enough.
I have been writing on the subject for years now with a particular slant towards lying. So it comes as a bit of a shock, when the leader of the party you happen to support, indulges in this needless ongoing stupidity of trying to convince us that Labor is as clean as snow when it comes to dual citizenship. Words like watertight and rigorous were thrown around to represent a truth that wasn’t.
Have we reached the point in politics where TRUTH is something that politicians have persuaded us to believe, like “alternative facts” rather than TRUTH based on factual evidence and sound arguments?
For months Shorten and his ministers have conned us into believing that the Labor vetting system for pre-selections was beyond reproach. But Bill had me fooled. Such was not the case. Now, when he says a national ICAC has merit, I have doubts about his honesty. I hate being bullshitted to.
On this occasion Bill had me fooled. I actually believed him. Unless he in turn was given the wrong information.
So, now we have as many as five Labor MPs who may have dual citizenship and face by-elections. That is not to say that there are also many on the Coalition side. Nola Marino, Jason Falinski, Julia Banks, Josh Frydenberg, Alex Hawke, Arthur Sinodinos, Ross Vasta and Michael McCormack are all doubtful. As many as 13 MPs from both sides may face the high court.
But my concern is the why of it. Why has Bill Shorten been carrying on with this ruse for five months? What was to be gained? Why is it our politicians cannot raise themselves above the petty nonsense they squabble about and govern for the common good.
It is the very reason voters are deserting mainstream parties. They are all playing this stupid political game believing that they are actually fooling us. For God sake grow up. You are not fooling us at all. Why do you think you are? All Bill Shorten is doing is enhancing the appetite of those who think he is shifty.
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said Labor leader Bill Shorten had been exposed as a “dishonest, sanctimonious hypocrite”
But in not supplying all the information required, like legal advice, the Coalition is being equally dishonest. Trying to set up a situation where the Coalition can name its opposition but the opposition is refused the same entitlement is just as sanctimoniously dishonest.
To see two graduates of Oxford yesterday acting like adolescents going through puberty was a shameful sight to behold. No matter what side of politics you support we should all be appalled at the behaviour of our politicians.
Bill Shorten yesterday said the public thought the parliament was some sort of sick joke. Those were the only words of truth spoken all day.
My thought for the day.
“Do you shape the truth for the sake of good impression? On the other hand, do you tell the truth even if it may tear down the view people may have of you? Alternatively, do you simply use the contrivance of omission and create another lie .I can only conclude that there is always pain in truth but there is no harm in it”