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The conceit of a serial failure

The messiah complex: Brother Scotty’s weird grab for power

The reflexive criminal behaviour of the grift & congealed bacon grease that is Donald Trump can be understood if you test his every action against his primary motivation – pleonexia, the all consuming greed of a grotesque, amoral fraud. Burying his dead first wife Ivana at his Bedminster golf resort for the tax breaks is penny-pinching avarice that defines this corrupt vulgarian. The upside of that affront is that it may encourage Melania to double the salt and cheese content of his hamburger intake to ensure he’s not around to have her future, naked corpse displayed in a glass case at Mar-a-Lago for $50 a peek.

That the ludicrous, tangerine ballbag is entirely driven by the accumulation of ostentatious wealth is clear, whereas it’s trickier to pin down what enthuses our very own unchained malady – the artifice trading as ScoMo™.

I was intending to move on from sledging the dolt after his ignominious banishment to the bleachers but his miasma clings to one’s clothing. His behaviour has always been a clear indication he’d be a continuing source of derision as evidenced by his post-election squatting at Kirribilli House when it looked as if the only way he could be removed was to notify the Israeli military that a Palestinian family was living there.

Morrison’s a particularly peculiar unit. Possessed of a self-regard that exceeds the bloated ego of a talentless politician favoured by happenstance to always fail upwards he seems to have interpreted his luck as the beneficence of an all powerful deity, a god who has a grand plan – Scotty the Chosen One. Not for Scooter the standard issue narcissism that drives seekers of high office or the ‘God’s on our side’ invocation of self-righteous self-interests. Scooter has a fully-blown messiah complex.

Pastor Supreme, Blessed Leader, Shepherd of the Flock, The Keeper of Truth, Beloved Father of the Nation, His Benevolence, Keeper of all Wisdom. The latest revelations (there will surely be more to come) of his usurping of power by taking his squatting inclinations into the portfolios of five of his own ministers was Morrison’s take on Trump’s sedition customised for local conditions and in accordance with his fervent belief that he’s the next best thing to the second coming. Brother Scotty the missionary creep.

“Only I could really understand the weight of responsibility that was on my shoulders and on no-one else…” (Scott Morrison).

“Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it.” (Donald Trump).

Source photo: Mick Tsikas/AAP

Apart from their shared awfulness and mutual admiration comparing Scooter to Trump is fraught. Whereas Deckstain Donny cynically exploited the profitable gullibility of ‘Jesus was a white American’ rubes and dullards, Scooter’s motivation seems to have been a sincere belief in his own godly specialness. As Minister For All Things could he facilitate an imminent Rapture – the further accumulation of riches by the wealthy righteous while he encourages the incineration of the planet? To me his Pentacostalist-inspired weirdness is a convincing explanation of his aberrant mindset.

When you have the warmth of a Cobargo handshake, suffer from the underlying conditions of smarm and a suite of off-putting personality tics, if you’re aesthetically unpleasant with the physique of a lasagne thrown from a speeding car and with a head better suited to Jeffrey Dahmer’s fridge but yet retain a skerrick of self-awareness, when lying and artifice are second nature it is understandable you could be tempted to disguise your lack of appeal with a barrage of his “I’m not pretending to be someone else” dress-ups and role plays.

Image: a Twitter clever clogs

But Morrison’s deceit goes deeper.

A give-away was the ever-present, know-all smirk. Morrison has always had an aversion to scrutiny. His modus operandi is secrecy. With God on his side, untroubled by scruples, honesty or shame he thought he’d get away with his despotic power grab pending the end times.

Now with a new government checking the books, with enquiries and royal commissions in the offing, the Morrison carcass is not yet picked clean. I am anticipating further material.

I wonder what Jesus is telling him now.

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Why the former prime minister saw fit to amass such immense secret power may never be properly explained. But his former cabinet colleagues, many of whom have been horrified to learn what had been concealed from them, say it speaks of a psychology of control, distrust and even paranoia. ABC. Behind the scenes of Scott Morrisons power grab.

“It’s clear what Morrison and co are doing here. It would be “indefensible” for them not to cooperate with an inquiry into what happened, as Guardian Australia’s Paul Karp noted yesterday. So they are instead doing everything they can to undermine it – to turn what the government is seeking to make a calm, judicial process (Labor even rejected a bid to take this to the more political privileges committee) into a “political circus”, one that is not credible or genuine because it doesn’t fit some expanded parameters they have created. It’s surely only a matter of time before we hear the term “kangaroo court”, a Morrison favourite. All throughout this saga, the Trumpian parallels have been hard to ignore. But there is something especially concerning about a former leader seeking to delegitimise an investigation into his conduct, and a once-legitimate party that is more than happy to enable him.” Taking full irresponsibility. Rachel Withers, The Monthly

Why did Donald Trump bury his first wife Ivana at his golf resort? Irish Central.

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Interesting reads:

What drives Donald Trump? Greed, and greed alone. Catherine Rampell, Tampa Bay Times.




This article was originally published on Grumpy Geezer.


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  1. Harry Lime

    As the dominant planet raping puppeteers adjust the strings on their brand new Pinocchios,we can amuse ourselves by watching the past lives of the Smirking Jerk being made into a series of crowd stopping train crashes,complete with the inevitable collateral damage.I can already hear the shredding of documents and the slamming of suitcases.

  2. totaram

    Harry Lime: It is much easier nowadays than shredding documents etc. Just “wipe” all electronic records – haven’t you heard?

  3. New England Cocky

    Uhm ….. so Scummo almost established a democratically elected unChristian dictatorship in Australia. The legislation required to achieve this goal was way beyond his interest or ability to comprehend, given his pitiful succession of failed careers.

    So who was the Grand Organiser that fed Scummo the idea and encouraged him until the election result removed him from the Treasury Benches?

    gg David Hurley has a lot to disclose about the Australian Future Leaders Foundation Ltd ”charity” that received about $18 MILLION of Australian taxpayer funds thanks to Hurley’s advocacy. Was Hurley a member of the AFLF Boards able to unanimously grant themselves unlimited largesse from AFLF funds?

    This matter makes the sacking of Gough Whitlam in 1975 look like a kindergarten picnic with plenty of answes required from both politicians and public servants.

  4. Harry Lime

    totaram,the only thing I can wipe these days is my arse…and that’s becoming problematic.

  5. Bert

    Scummo and the orange one in that picture look like they’re giving each other a mutual hand job…..

  6. wam

    Great read, grumps,
    No worries god is still clapping and healing and garnishing.
    Yes harry the hackers can read the skid mark from anything wiped.
    Got a picture of trump signing bibles and went looking nd found a $10m effort signed by god, jesus and satan?

  7. B Sullivan

    “Deckstain Donny cynically exploited the profitable gullibility of ‘Jesus was a white American’”

    Such behaviour is completey un-cynical. Accumulating material wealth in any way let alone by exploiting gullibility cannot be described as a cynical motive. The opposite, that is, ridding oneself of material possessions is the motive of a cynic. Also cynics hold honesty in great respect because it is the simplest policy.

    Couldn’t you think of a more appropriate meaningful word to use like dishonestly exploited, or deliberately exploited or knowingly exploited? How about shamelessly/shamefully exploited, callously exploited or even simply exploited since simplicity is a better description of cynicism that doesn’t clash with the motive to accumulate wealth? If you had been more cynical with your vocabulary you could have just said “Deckstain Donny exploited the profitable gullibility of ‘Jesus was a white American’ “.

    Materialism is destroying the world. Be more cynical.
    Dishonesty is destroying communication. Be more cynical.

  8. len

    NEC, your key questions will never be broached by the msm quislings. You walk towards a fire, you get warm. The parasites who control the msm and enough of the highly placed political power seekers (with exceptions) don’t want the public to get a whiff of who is really involved in this scam nor their long term agenda. Better for the puppeteers to keep the debate centered on Morrison’s character flaws rather than look at who was using him. Murdoch & co will be happy to degrade the search for answers with schoolboy levels of gossip analysis. For the little Aussie battler ‘googleboxers’ which seems to be the majority of people who voted for either Libs or Labor, the destruction of Morrison solves the question of the attempted coup.

  9. Canguro

    We live in an era where humanity is awash with daily tsunamis of opinion, viewpoint, attitude, perspective, where every languaging creature feels compelled to utter a point of view. Accuracy counts. Meaning is invested in the chosen words. That meaning ought not to be subjective. Confusion results when language usage is degraded & debased. A bit like political conventions currently under scrutiny due to their abuse by a former prime minister, language also has meaning conferred by convention, and subjective interpretation is a form of abuse. Consult any dictionary.. the meaning of a word will be found to be common across all reference sources.

    “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that’s all.” Lewis Carroll was making an important point here.

    Cynical [adj]

    Believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others
    Abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule
    Showing contempt for accepted moral standards, esp. by following self-interest

    Cynic [noun]

    Someone who is critical of the motives of others
    A member of a group of ancient Greek philosophers who advocated the doctrine that virtue is the only good and that the essence of virtue is self-control

    Source: WordWeb (Princeton University)

    Cynical [adj]

    1 believing that people are motivated purely by self-interest. sceptical. contemptuous; mocking.
    2 (of behaviour or actions) proceeding from a concern only with one’s own interests, regardless of accepted standards: a cynical foul.

    Source: Concise OED

    From my reading of the essay above, the adverb cynically was used in an appropriate manner. The interlocutor’s subjective misinterpretation is categorically refuted.

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