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Who am I? A quiz.

Have you been paying attention?

They seek to rule not to serve.

They presume to rule through divine indulgence.

They craft their deity in their own image.

Wealth is their measure of all worth.

Self-enrichment is accepted as a legitimate pursuit of elected office.

They claim their privilege as an inalienable birth right, gifted by their messiah in recognition of their innate merit.

Dissent is intolerable.

They are self-righteous yet they fear scrutiny.

Democratic norms are an inconvenience to be suffered if not perverted, ignored or discarded.

Authoritarian by instinct and punitive by inclination they claim to unify yet it is their nature to divide. The wedge and the dog whistle are favoured tools.

Fear though is their treasured weapon. Fear of change, fear of ‘the other’. They always seek an enemy of convenience with which to distract us be it brown folks, GetUp! or EVs.

They claim to be the champions of freedom yet they impose more and more controls on us with fewer and fewer constraints on themselves.

Empathy must be funded.

Ethics and standards are impediments.

Integrity is for losers.

Faith trumps truth, facts can be uncomfortable and so are entirely dispensable.

Morality is a flexible and transitory concept that can be replaced with confected outrage or contrived artlessness whenever their malfeasance or negligence is exposed.

The biggest sin is being caught.

Egalitarianism is an impractical lefty abstraction.

For them to win someone else must lose.

For them to thrive others must be sacrificed.

They resent every cent and every gesture that helps the powerless.

The niggling fear that someone, somewhere may be getting something that they themselves are not causes them great distress.

Everyone and everything is exploitable for private profit. The elderly and frail, the dispossessed, the disabled and vulnerable, those without a voice, our rivers, forests and oceans, natural disasters, wars and pandemics.

They are sour and hateful. The heavies and bullies and the compliant cowards, the liars, incompetents and dullards, sleazy upskirters and grifters – their uniformity is their hypocrisy and hubris. When not genuflecting at their alters on Sundays they’re stealing our planet out from under our kids’ future. Their party’s also-rans, so inculcated, so incapable of either curiosity or original thought have become victims of their own gaslighting – the useful idiots filling the spaces on the backbenches desperately seeking approval by repeating the tired tropes of discredited neo-liberal dogma and crackpot idiocies.

They abhor progress and will reverse it at every opportunity to safeguard their place at the front of the queue.

They seek reassurance in denialism as protection from inconvenient truths and an uncomfortable reality.

They indulge nutters and ratbags for political advantage.

Shock jocks megaphone their distractions and their lies to the gormless, the stupid and the lazy.

The non-compliant and anyone seeking to challenge their incompetence or expose their corruption will be subject to backgrounding, trolling, undermining, police raids and secret trials.

They will never allow an effective integrity commission. Apparently they’re not that confident their Jesus would offer a character reference. What utter humbugs they are.

They are transitioning from political party to a religiously-driven cult of greed and corruption.

* * * * *

Who am I?

If you’ve been paying attention the answer is obvious. I am Scott Morrison and they are the plaything of Rupert Murdoch – the Liberal/National coalition.

Fortunately our democracy will withstand this aberration. It’s up to the sleepwalkers, the waiverers, and the stranded Aussies, the unvaccinated, the un and under-employed, women and their allies who habitually vote Tory and those who would like the Great Barrier Reef to survive to ensure the L/NP are consigned to the bin at the earliest opportunity.

* * * * *

As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, then the powerful can do as they please, and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome.” Noam Chomsky

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.” H. L. Mencken



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  1. JBollocks


  2. New England Cocky

    Aw shucks GG ….. you’ve done it again!!

  3. Harry Lime

    Reads like an application form for the IPA or the young liberals.Holy Writ for the intellectually challenged and conscience free.A bigger arsehole than Morrison does not exist.

  4. Uta Hannemann

    “As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, then the powerful can do as they please, and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome.” Noam Chomsky

    “Fortunately our democracy will withstand this aberration.” Really? How can you be so sure?

  5. Jon Chesterson

    More than John Bull could ever have said!
    ‘Kiss and cuddle now you’re dead’

    Our beloved leader and preacher,
    preserver of the colonies,
    the one who a handful of bogan
    wayward parliamentarian vote for
    to maul and govern this land;

    after the party,
    long live the party dead.

  6. Kathryn

    Once again, GG, you have NAILED IT! Presenting facts, logic and reality with integrity, credibility and a good slice of humour! During these dark, DARK medieval days under the undemocratic jackboot of the worst, most corrupt, regressive and sanctimonious hypocrites EVER seen in government, heaven only knows we need every bit of good humour that comes our way!

    If there was no light at the end of the long, long tunnel, no intermittent light-hearted humour, no justifiable withering criticism by intelligent, compassionate people like GG (and other enlightened people on this forum), this horrendous pack of totally corrupt, misogynistic sociopaths in the LNP would have us crying tears of rage, wringing our hands in despair and cursing the stupid, short-sighted, Murdoch-manipulated idiots who voted for them. Let’s face it, how dumb, cruel or self-serving must you be to support the unconscionable, totally depraved LNP/Murdoch/IPA Alliance? Anyone with the IQ of a deck chair KNOWS that the LNP/Murdoch/IPA Alliance regard stealing from the poor to feed the rich as good policy and who’s rigid regressive and misogynistic agenda has put our once progressive nation back 100 years.

  7. Andrew J. Smith

    Interestingly, knowing many Lib voters, generally they are not very outspoken, sign of conservatism, and have a need for social mobility, preservation or acceptance while observing power, religious and/or political; while too many of them have no interest in politics, or at least policy…. (one even works for a state Lib MP).

    Not always but too many Lib voters are impossible to engage in discussion on policy or issues of the day versus conditioning from media, i.e. glib one liners, dog whistling, shooting the messenger, playing the devil’s advocate etc. that never threaten power or the powers that be.

    Libs have their role to play with Australian democracy and society but not helped when the party is a shadow of its former ‘Liberal’ self while acting as outreach for the IPA, industry bodies and NewsCorp, but avoid any policies that are evidence and/or science based.

  8. paul walter

    It was sad, two segments on 7 30.

    First an increasingly bizarre and protracted saga involving former Australia Post CEO
    Christine Holgate involving her unfair sacking by Board chairman Lucio Di Bartolomeo over some bonus Cartier watches, brought on by some intemperate language from the PM.

    Whatever the truth, as usual ministers refused to offer comment or explanations.

    Following the usual pattern, also a story on the stalled Coronavirus vaccine roll outs, particularly focussing on seniors in nursing homes, frontline workers and those orgs who have gone ahead with properly set up and expensive but but empty vaccinations rooms. This on top of no move on including nurses as vaccination givers, as mentioned on the Drum.

    NSW Health Minster Brett Buzzard complained over the lack of information (as usual) provided by the government, but gratefully thanked 7.30 for information seen over dinner that should have been provided by the government.

    But what is the legality of the refusal of accountability and information on ALL subjects, vigorously upheld by a totalitarian (?) government?

  9. wam

    gg, gives a litany of what the left church, of the lnp, contemplates.
    The lnp has a much simpler prayer of transferable hates:
    We have god to protect your aussie genes ​from labor and the greens.
    Yes Mr smith “Lib voters are impossible to engage in discussion” because they believe the left can only tell lies about the lnp.
    I have tried since 2007 to get my rabottian friends and relatives who revere the lying rodent, to match my 3 selling our gold, WoMD, children overboard. No takers for the same reason lord won’t take up my loonie challenge.

  10. The doctor

    Harry Lime I understand actually did have an arsehole transplant.
    It rejected him

  11. Peter Lipscombe

    I could not have put it more succinctly myself. Scot the Con , Spud Dutton and their hoard of lying, secretive, unaccountable misogynist bastards must be thrown out at the earliest opportunity, for the sake of our beloved Australia and our dying planet.

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