Before writing my next article, l thought l would share my writing technique with you. The one I use when I’m upset with my government and very angry, which is most of the time, and I want to write an angry piece about it, l write down succinct reminders about how l feel before the emotion leaves me.
After formulating a list of possible inclusions, l remind myself about what I’m trying to achieve. In this case, l am trying to tell the people of Australia that we have a gilt-edged moron as our Prime Minister. It is about a man who lacks the character necessary to be Prime Minister of Australia. (Notice the calmness with which I tell you this.) ln reality, he couldn’t make a decision to save himself. I have, of course, written about my disgust of this power-driven dictator previously, but this time I’m not holding back. The only natural ability he has is to lie better than anyone else.
Once l have settled on the direction or the points I’m trying to convey to the reader, it is my habit to stew over it for a while before letting my fingers loose.
Then I’m into it, checking links and facts as l go. I select any of my quotes that might be applicable. Some articles have a natural flow, and others one has to slave over. This one has a natural flow that comes from a broken political heart.
So, this is an example of how I begin. My list starts, just randomly jotting things down. Then l search for a title.
Humanitarian crisis without a humanitarian response. How can it be?
Just shut up, Scott; your lies betray you.
There is no news anymore, just COVID-19.
I will defend to the end my right to say I’m right all the time.
Time doesn’t diminish the crime.
Morrison has people coming by boat already. I have heard it all before, Scott. Please don’t take us through it all again.
Do unto others as we would have them do unto us.
Fleeing persecution. The weight of it. Returning to it. I have no words.
Women’s rights. The desires of many lives lost.
I try to explain man’s inhumanity to man, to a grandchild with tears in my eyes, not knowing if any understanding takes place.
Perhaps a greater understanding of what I am saying might be obtained by exercising a greater willingness to think more deeply.
Wash out your mouth, Scott. The lies betray your motives.
At 80, l have never been less proud of my nation.
Refugees are incarcerated for seven years without committing a crime. The politics of it shame me.
Shut the fu$k up, Scott. I detest you.
You bastard. You, John Howard and others helped make this incredible mess. You cannot just walk away and leave it so. You have a responsibility.
If Morrison is a Christian, then l have nothing more to add.
Political leaders of any quality have sound judgment, poise, dignity, grace, truth and compassion. Morrison has none.
You are not a leader’s arsehole.
Forgive me, father, for I know not what l do. My lying has become habitual. What should l do?
Niki Savva writes in The Australian (paywall) that:
“Anthony Albanese has to make Scott Morrison unacceptable and hope that by the election, there will be more voters not only happy he is not Shorten, but that he is not Morrison.”
On Facebook Julie Grint offers some inclusions to consider:
People who vote LNP are complicit and responsible for the incarceration of little Australian girls.
2020 Robodebt deaths.
COVID-19 deaths in federally-run aged care homes.
Cuts to Medicare.
Cashless debit card.
Missing bushfire donations. Check it out first.
JobKeeper sham of some businesses keeping money not used.
John Howard’s defence of himself.
The shortage of vaccines.
Roll-out of available vaccines.
A decade in which our government decimated us not only economically but socially. Good job, guys.
No new purpose-built quarantine facilities.
Climate change deniers.
Fossil fuel advocates.
Rorts (think sport, carparks).
Cover-ups of alleged sexual abuse.
Inebriated politicians are not being criticized whilst in Parliament.
Elevation of possibly unfit members to positions of authority.
We were sending troops to conflict zones where we have justifiably no right to be.
The delays in the evacuation of support Afghan personnel to safety will sadly result in many unnecessary deaths.
Include more lies and spin to induce the uneducated and stupid to vote LNP.
The most incompetent PM Australia has ever had.
I’m sure there’ll be many more cuts to our services.
Sadly, the list grows daily.
Think about that, LNP voters. We have a racist, corrupt, duplicitous, mean-spirited and self-serving government who care nothing for you or anyone, yet you still vote for them!
As Melbourne and Sydney’s lockdowns continue, don’t forget to add in ALP (54%) increases lead over L-NP (46%).
So that is my methodology, folks. I use simple, simple words and simple, simple thoughts… even when I’m angry.
My thought for the day
We would be a much better society if we took the risk of thinking for ourselves unhindered by the unadulterated crap served up by the government, the media and self-interest groups.
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