“My job – our government’s job – is to prepare Australia for any opportunity and eventuality. It’s to grab the year by the scruff of its neck and make it a winner for all of us.” Scott Morrison’s New Year’s Address
Ok, I’ve been called a left-winger a few times, but it’s just not true. Let’s be real, I’m a privileged, white male living in a very middle-class suburb. As if I’d want the overthrow of the status quo. I’d be one of the first lined up against the wall when the feminazi, hippy, tree-hugging greenies take over.
Now I know I’ve been getting a little critical of the current PM. And the one before that.. And, yes, the one before the one before. But it was after reading an article today by the ex-Deputy PM, “CHAOS IS JUST A VOTE AWAY”, that I realised I hadn’t considered the terrible risk of electing a Labor government.
As Michael Taylor’s post pointed out, Labor are more likely to put ordinary Australians first. I mean, we don’t want that. We only want those having a go to be given a go and clearly if they’re ordinary they haven’t been having a go.
Before I deal with the chaos that will ensue from a Labor government, I feel that I must thank our beloved leader for his determination to “grab the year by the scruff of its neck and make it a winner for all of us”. That’s something I would find enormously difficult. Apart from the fact that things grabbed by the scruff of the neck aren’t usually in a winning position, I’d have enough trouble working where the year’s neck was, let alone how to grab it by the scruff without hurting it.
While Barnaby has provided enormous mirth for a lot of people – and I don’t just mean with his antics after a few drinks – he does deserve to have his views taken seriously when he’s gone to all the trouble of writing them down. He was Australia’s Acting PM on more than one occasion, and it can’t be easy for Barnaby to write so many words with crayon.
Apparently, according to Mr Joyce, “We have arrived at the point where indoctrination has beaten logic.” While some of you may have considered this a good thing, Mr Joyce doesn’t. You see, he’s not talking about good indoctrination like standing for the National Anthem, supporting ANZAC day or believing that marriage equality will destroy the traditional family. (Actually, he was right on that last point. We voted in marriage equality and before Ruddock could say, I’ve finished my report on religious freedom, Barnaby’s marriage was gone!)
Mr Joyce then listed a whole range of things that were wrong with Australia. Things like the idea that we export uranium but don’t use it ourselves. Things like the way we’ve stood by and “let farmers be dispossessed of their vegetation rights because of global warming.” Things like we must “buy power from the prescribed source because of global warming”.
Ok, it’s true that these were all things that exist now and not the chaos a vote away. It must be hard when you’re not in government so that you can’t do anything about them. It must be harder when you are in government but still can’t do anything about them because of the Jedi mind tricks of “The Greens-Labor-independent alliance”.
However, Barnaby does go on to predict further chaos under Labor which he suggests may win by “cunning”; Labor will refuse to engage in a hostile battle instead shooting “us” in the field from “its own forest”. So that’s why the left don’t want trees cut down!
He warns that there’s a real danger that after the election, we’ll have a left-wing socialist government will take all your money, so you better see your accountant.
Left-wing socialist government, eh? Ah well, at least we won’t be saddled with Bill Shorten and the Labor Party…