Well, it hasn’t taken long for the grandiose rants of the Right Wing ratbags to pull Australia and its Government down amongst the muck and fear of their feculent campaign. The Liberal Party’s knight in Conservative armour, and “Australia’s most read columnist” (or so the Herald-Sun like to tell us) Mr. Andrew Bolt has started the year with a typical, ridiculous and illogical half-page newspaper heading ‘Democracy threatened by Gillard’s Betrayals’.
Bolt’s (Herald-Sun, Page 19, January 25th) article wants us to believe that the Gillard Government is betraying Australians and fellow politicians within Canberra. Bolt wants us to believe we are in dire straits. Don’t mention to Bolt that Democracy was not under threat while he, and many fellow Journalists and ‘Columnists’ of this country were on well-paid and lingering recent holidays, thanks to a Country whose Democracy is seemingly under threat. Who rang the alarm bells when Bolt was on holidays? Nobody. Most negative, fear-mongering Conservatives had a sabbatical to recharge their batteries and invent new and ever-increasing imaginary threats to scare and influence a loyal but lost readership, who by now love the witch hunt type scribblings of ‘Columnists’ like Bolt.
In this article, Mr.Bolt is under the delusion that the voters of an election still have control over a Government through its entire functioning life. He even whines, “No longer does the majority rule”. He doesn’t understand, or refuses to understand that an elected Government is given a mandate to make the best decisions and judgement calls it sees fit on behalf of all Australians as these issues come along. Governments are allowed to make statements pre-election and then reevaluate those statements and issues once in power. That’s called progressive intelligence. Mr.Bolt wants the world to be black and white all the time. This is the archetypical Conservative dilemma. Why can’t I have an opinion suspended in a vacuum, and apply it to all issues in life. And this is the source tenet of all Conservative thinking people, ‘Stop the world, I’m happy with it…30 years ago’. The Labor Party did not ‘betray’ anybody over the ‘Carbon Tax’ introduction. Pre-election, the Labor Party weren’t enamoured by a Carbon Tax, but in power, with access to more up-to-date studies and research, the effects of Global Warming and Polluting Companies were shown to have an effect on the atmosphere. But never tell that to Liberal Party Conservatives who have wiped the existence of Science and Research from their minds, and habits.
The Carbon Tax vote was passed in the Senate on the 8th November, 2011. The votes were 36 to 32. The Carbon Tax was passed in Parliament under the procedures of Democracy within Parliament Mr.Bolt, by taking a vote. Your take that the Carbon Tax was a ‘betrayal’ is wrong. Future Australians, young and old will not see a Tax on Pollution as anything but a ‘betrayal’ of closed-minded, uncaring, Conservative interference. These Conservatives tried every trick they could to turn an honorable, green Tax into the second coming of Nosferatu.
Mr.Bolt opens his article with what he thinks is a power paragraph, “Independent MP Andrew Wilkie says the Prime Minister is “trashing our democracy”. He is right of course”
No Mr.Bolt, MP Andrew Wilkie should be saying that the Prime Minister is ‘excelling at Politics’, something Wilkie is unable to do. Then Mr. Wilkie should look into his wallet and see if he is a card-carrying member of the Labor Party. If not, the Labor Party owes no allegiance to an Independent MP.
Bolt and Wilkie, like sore losers, are both unhappy that while Australia is moving forward of them and creating a better Australia, progressive people have no time to entertain those stuck in their tracks bellowing at the back of the queue about their imaginary ‘end of Democracy’.
Another day, another Conservative beat up.
Read Andrew Bolt’s extreme article here: http://tinyurl.com/73wjfy7