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The White and the Blue

Something has gone awry. There must needs be time to consider … and if I can pinch a line or two:

“Turning and turning in the widening gyre, the falcon cannot hear the falconer … ”

Every time I listen to an interview by a journalist from the mainstream media (MSM) – mostly from the ABC – with a politician or some other notable person, I am finding myself getting more and more frustrated at the direction and the (depending on the interviewee) aggression or the soft-soap tone of the journalist. I listen carefully to ascertain if it is just a prejudice on my part … I have done this for quite a while now, doubting my capacity for objective analysis … but after seeing and hearing many interviews over the last few months, I have to make the judgement that those regular journalists who do the interviews are leaning in an obvious bias toward the conservative side of politics. Is this just opportunism or cowardice?

Also, from my own memory of events alongside the judgements brought down against the accused in these several recent Royal Commissions, along with the excellent listing of actual facts concerning the Home Insulation Program (HIP) Royal Commission, that was published on the Independent Australia social media site, and was once again raised as a political issue in the recent “releases” of the “cabinet files”, I have to conclude that there is a “reservoir” of qualified professional people MSM are able to draw upon and who seem willing to let themselves be a “gun for hire” to deliver for the “payer” a judgement script straight from “head office”.

There also appears to be a willing participation from many higher education academics to just go along with or vehemently support that ideal of politics most destructive to expansive or less expensive education for the people … in face of the fact that their own education may have been as a result of the free tertiary education system in place at the time of their own advancement into higher learning … one has to wonder if they subconsciously deny even the success of their own capacity as an academic? And, of course, there are the many lesser professions that are too willing to toss their lot in with whoever will accommodate their personal pecuniary peccadilloes … one expects no better from these.

Which brings me to the nub of my argument … and to pinch a line from the erstwhile Jason Hand:

”There’s too much White Collar and not enough Blue Singlet.”

And this is the problem … and this is the thing that has gone awry … and this is the falcon that no longer hears the falconer. Where it has become obvious to the suburbs that the political argy-bargy, the subtle exchanging of brown bags of money, the consideration for the “Privileged Parental Leave” as against the struggling single mother in the ‘burbs, the lawyers and the litigants, the judiciary and the journalists are become so far removed from the everyday concerns of us plebs that it is almost irrelevant to even bother thinking about equality for the low wage earners and pensioners … and it is a shame. One has to wonder if many long-serving politicians are so “embedded” with the life-style and remunerations, they have lost the “fire-in-the-belly” aggressiveness to strike at the heart of the problems.

And yet we curse those “stupid people” who voted one way or the other, without considering their position in the here and now … because, if we think about the above examples, where it seems the many “enlightened and highly educated in society” are – apparently – taking the money and running … why on earth would a low-income, lower educated downwardly mobile peon not reconsider their loyalties and simply follow any money? Why do we expect those with the least clout, the least capacity for risk, do what those of greater wealth and better position do not even stop to consider before tossing their lot in with the destroyers of social order for a grubby “thirty pieces of silver”?

And that is why the MSM, in conjunction with the LNP has manipulated the policy interpretations and truthfulness of “promises” put forward by the LNP before the last election. That is why I see those crappy “interrogations” of the PM. There is no doubt there is regret in the suburbs, there is anger bubbling under the surface so now we have “Malcolm the Magnificent” the “deliverer of justice” being cynically promoted … they are low … but they know every trick in the book and they just tweak it here, tweak it there. But the biggest disappointment, is the lack of leadership from the higher strata of society … those of the judiciary. Of the legal fraternity and the academic fraternity … from the professions that have established networks that reach up into the high political circles … they need the example of integrity of another Weary Dunlop … while we already have many a “Joe Hill and Rosa Luxemburg” … we need to witness some gumption from these people to set example and yes! … to stand up and out and brazen it out to “cop it sweet” when the filth move against them … as they have moved against individual workers ,and the unions. For it is from such example the greater mass of citizenry take the lead and then the natural decency that is at the moment dormant in us all will break in a wave over these low-bred parasites that will have all our shoulders bent under their yoke and all our necks crushed under their jack-boots!

Damn their eyes!


5 comments

  1. Freethinker

    Joe, if Rosa Luxemburg, Eleanor Marx, and her two daughters, Lilly Braun among some of the visionary woman of the past or men like Robert Owen, John Doherty also for the past they were alive will be unable to do something now.
    IMHO, it is nothing to do with “too much White Collar and not enough Blue Singlet” both “classes” are in pursuit of money, or materialistic things, they strive in consumerism according to their financial status.
    The “white collars” are interested in keep or improve their position in the social/wealth scale, and the “blue collars” are looking into how they can step above the fellow workers to reach the class above, “white collars”
    All this is a result of a “smart seed” a plan put by the minority rich people in charge of the corporations to govern the world in an invisible form for the no astute observe.
    They started years ago introducing the lectures in strategic courses in the elite universities where their children and elite families were sending their siblings and from that these elite students become professors in universities, politicians, senior public offices, media and position in the boards of the big corporations
    They introduced neoliberalisms, common markets, market agreements, globalisation and promoted consumerism by providing credits.
    Now, the new generations for the last 40 years are prisoners of their own greed for more, they do own their homes because the loans are to large, the are in debt because the costs of their own education, they have a car or two but they do now own it, they have holidays but on credit, etc.
    They cannot afford to fight for their own rights because they have mortgaged their life.
    The only way to win the battle will be when they will have nothing to lose because all it is lost, then a revolt will happen like happens in many countries in Latin America that used to have excellent standard of living before the early 1960’s
    I hope that I am wrong but looking at the weak strength of the union movement things do not look very bright.

  2. Joseph Carli

    Freethinker..I wrote of the conundrum that the “blue singlet” crowd have to choose between..: ” And yet we curse those “stupid people” who voted one way or the other, without considering their position in the here and now … because, if we think about the above examples, where it seems the many “enlightened and highly educated in society” are – apparently – taking the money and running … why on earth would a low-income, lower educated downwardly mobile peon not reconsider their loyalties and simply follow any money? Why do we expect those with the least clout, the least capacity for risk, do what those of greater wealth and better position do not even stop to consider before tossing their lot in with the destroyers of social order for a grubby “thirty pieces of silver”?..”

    How can we expect otherwise from those who, as you mention, “have mortgaged their life.”

  3. Freethinker

    Joe, I was trying to explain my point of view, the ones in the top, the elite studied well human behavior, they new that greed (which affects them as well) will be the weak point to have the ones under them as a slaves of their own greed.
    It worked and it still works.
    Human behavior has not frontiers, and what happens in Mexico after the NAFTA agreement used by internationals corporations is a clear example.
    During that time in Mexico, just before all those agreements the workers (white and blue collar) in the assembly plants of GM and VW cars used to earn enough money to have a reasonable life (1990-1993)
    Well, the wages were far to high for the board directors of VW so they cancelled all the contracts with the workers that being on
    43-day lockout dismissed of all 15,000 union employees. Most were rehired, but only after they agreed not to press legal actions against the auto maker and to accept Japanese-style work rules and pay scales based on productivity and not seniority.
    That shows Joe that educated or not educated people do not value themselves and are prepared to lose their dignity.
    The same happens here Joe, all the gains of the union movement of the past was lost, give it away by the workers and in same cases by the unions agreeing with Hawke/Keating government

  4. Joseph Carli

    I can see the point you make, Freethinker…but when a worker is on a marginal living wage, casual or part-time, that usually only gets them from pay-day to pay-day, with so much booked up on the “never-never” there may not be much “wriggle-room” to remain out of work…sure, this is where the more radical of the people should stand up and call for continued stoppage..as we saw in the recent Glencor strike…but with union numbers at their lowest, I wonder if there is the mood for radicalism in the community…Even on this site, we see some who push for conservatism in regards immigration/refugee policy and become outraged when challenged to be a tad more radical in their outlook!

    And I would agree that there is deliberate and calculated collusion by the bosses to hit at the workers when they are at their most vulnerable point.

  5. Freethinker

    Joe, when the bread at the table will be in ration, then “magic” will happens.
    I think that I run out of time to see it happen but it will, life history is like a big vertical wheel, the ones at the top eventually will finishing at the bottom.
    Remember the elite Russian families?

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