Malcolm Turnbull, Our Radical Left Wing PM!
Lately I’ve seen various opinion writers and journalists refer to Mr Turnbull as “left wing” and, as we all know, being “left wing” is akin to being one of those unsavoury types who campaigned against Peter Dutton in the recent election. You know, bikies, activists or, even worse, unionists.
How did we end up with this terrible situation when you elect a perfectly reasonable middle-of-the-road government that you end up with such a person as PM? It had something to do with the fact that the previous leader, Tony Abbott, who in spite of being very adult, as well as being a top bloke, had run into a few difficulties with his popularity owing to the fact that people didn’t understand that when he made certain promises on the ABC, Pensions,Health and Education, they should have realised that he wasn’t serious because – as he made abundantly clear – unless it was written down, then it might be something that one says in the heat of the moment. So, in desperation, the Liberals turned to Malcolm, because in spite of his unfortunate ideas on a number of issues, he seemed more popular with the voters because the majority had similar views on climate change, the Republic and same sex marriage. Faced with the prospect of a backlash at the election, the Liberals decided to appease those “lefties” in our society who formed the majority of the population by electing Turnbull on the strict proviso that he could continue to hold these views as long as he never again expressed any desire to actually do something about them.
Some sources in the Liberal Party have held up Turnbull as a reason why we shouldn’t allow same sex marriage because Turnbull is an example of what happens when you don’t ensure that children have a father AND a mother – you end up with a left winger who has anger management problems. Of course, given that many gay people are already raising children, it begs the question how preventing them from marrying will lead to all children having both a mother and father, but that’s a discussion for another time.
Right now, we’re looking at Malcolm Turnbull and tracing his life in an effort to explain what could have led him to follow such an unacceptable ideology.
Turnbull was born on October, 1954. Spending his formative years in the slums of Vaucluse, he attended that hotbed of radical thought, Sydney Grammar School. After showing some aptitude for schoolwork, he managed to get into the University of Sydney. It was here that he showed the first signs of the Trotskyite he was to become. Rather than join student politics or sell the “Socialist Weekly”, he studied Arts and Law.
Typical of many left wingers, he used his law degree to make money defending such battlers as Kerry Packer. During these years Turnbull clearly showed his desire to destroy the capitalist system by working as a venture capitalist. Remember the role of venture capitalists in the Global Financial Crisis? These people nearly brought the entire system to its knees, and while there are no direct links between Turnbull and these people, I’m sure that he’s glad that nobody tried the same legal precedents as Queensland’s bikie laws to link him to any of those people who went to jail for fraud after the GFC. Oh wait, nobody got sent to jail. They were bailed out and told not to do it again.
Anyway, he eventually decided to dedicate himself to the overthrow of our system by joining the republican movement. I mean, it’s a pretty left-wing idea to argue that the person who is our head of state should be someone who Australians appoint, rather than some person on the throne in England who holds the position thanks to years of judicious inbreeding amongst the royal families of Europe.
Turnbull eventually entered the Parliament in a typical left-wing way by splashing out $600,000 on his electoral campaign for the seat of Wentworth.
Since becoming Prime Minister, Turnbull’s popularity has slipped. While some have speculated that this is because of a period when he was removing things that he’d put on the table faster than your plates are cleared at most restaurants, others are suggesting that this because his actions have failed to match his most radical positions. Unfortunately, because the majority of people also hold these positions, this has led to a realisation from certain commentators that most Australians are also radical lefties who don’t deserve to have their opinion heard.
In fact, the Liberals have a mandate to implement the policies that they took to the election. But not the one on superannuation -they’re going to listen to the people on superannuation. And by people, I mean George Christensen. Anyway, they’ve decided they didn’t really like that one, after all. It’s just a mandate for the policies they really liked; there’s no obligation to include everything they said in the election when talking about mandates. A mandate only refers to the policies you still want to implement but the other parties are stopping you. They should let you do what you like now that you’re the government!
It’s only Right.
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Latest Essential poll shows Turnbull’s “popularity” rating dropping even further in the 17 days since election day. Bill Shortens is rising. Must be some voters remorse out there? Now we have to endure up to 3 years of this nonsense, when we could have been getting on with reforms like negative gearing, fibre NBN, doubling of Aboriginal ranger program, TAFE and apprentices, Great Barrier Reef action, and more.
Shakespeare once wrote “Nothing is, but what is not”.
“If he is capable of arguing that the prophecies are neither evil nor good, he is capable of accepting that nothing that exists has any existence or meaning. This interpretation could open Macbeth to dangerous and unjustifiable deeds.”
Google it, for a giggle.
The ‘media’ spent a truckload of time trying to work out who ‘the real Julia’ was. They have shown no such enthusiasm for trying to work out who the real talcum is.
talcum interviewed tiny some years ago. “Malcolm Turnbull interviewed Tony Abbott in 1978.” I’d love to cherry pick the article, but that would only demean the content. Its content belies both of these gits.
Apparently, nothing is, but what is not. Thank you, Mr Brisbane. Take care
No honeymoon has to be a newy. Abbott’s was matter weeks but he had one. will we see PM disappear as Abbott did for first 6 months?
At the very least Florence, we will see the likes of Christensen, Bernardi, Abetz go feral,
I mean Independant,
now that the LNP has footed the bill for their re-election.
Rats leaving a sinking ship now the Captain has paid the ferryman.
Truffles is already being slowly consumed by the rabid far right of the ruling rabble…..the stage managed charade played out for the media of the first joint meeting said it all ….perhaps another Textor “own-goal” which will see him eviscerated by his thankless mongrel masters.
The insanity is entrenched, the outcome obvious. The Black Hole is imploding.
Kyran I enjoyed the contents of the link you gave! I wish Malcolm had stuck to journalism, but of course it would never have satisfied him. Now he has the top job and not doing too well with it, it reminds me that you should always “be careful what you wish for”.
Thank you, Jaquix, it is well worth the read. Your notation ‘be careful what you wish for’ reminded me of some of my father’s expressions.
“The best way to convince a fool is to let him have his own way.”
“No matter how much you b/s, never, ever believe your own b/s. It is, after all, just b/s.”
Bearing in mind Mr Brisbane’s post and your observation about talcum’s journalistic potential, it seems only fair to ponder. Has talcum grabbed the wrong grail? He is now the ‘leader’ of the country. Whilst he most closely resembles the Black Night.
“The Black Knight is a fictional character who appears in a scene of the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. As his name suggests, he is a black knight who guards a “bridge” (in reality a short plank of wood) over a small stream – which could have been easily stepped over by King Arthur but, for unknown reasons, he does not. Although supremely skilled in swordplay, the Black Knight suffers from unchecked overconfidence and a staunch refusal ever to give up.”
Perhaps he now recognises the power is vested in King Arthur (newscorpse). He may yet get a journalistic gig with the master of Australia. He may yet get to experience ‘the top job’.
It seems only appropriate to invoke “Always look on the bright side of life”
I wish I was smarter with this internetty thingy (that talcum created, according to tiny). I’ll just start whistling. Grateful, as always. Take care
Ah, yes, the Black Knight! Will pass this on to my son who is a Monty Python fan, knows all the lines, he will love this one. LOVE the bridge analogy.
Now, re Newscorpse (not yet dead unfortunately) its one of my bugbears that all the libraries in my city have a reading area and stock of all the newspapers – replenished daily – mostly Murdochs of course, but also Fairfax. There are no others! I would like to see these areas having access to independent publications and blogs. Either printed, or with a dedicated computer terminal. Anyone got any good ideas I could take to the Head Honcho to try to achieve this? Over ….
Blast from the past
Tony Abbott and the Holy Grail
I also liked this Lord of the Rings skit on Insiders a couple of weeks ago.
In the link posted by Kyran there is this comment.
“It is horrifying that the Press can be treated like dole recipients, but it is generally true in New South Wales. In Canberra journalists are able to circulate with the public service and extract stories from them. The best journalists in the Canberra gallery operate almost entirely through public service contacts and don’t rely on the ministerial spokesman.”
Direct access to the public service in this increasingly fascist world is a complete no no.
By Crickey, is he a Leftie, old Mal Turnbull he’s so Left he is giving his mates in corporate Australia who pay bugger all in tax themselves, $48 Billion of “our” hard earned tax money, that’s how Left wing he is, what BS.