||Issue No. 190||08 August 2003|
Interview: The New Deal
Unions: In the Line of Hire
Culture: Too Cool for the Collective?
International: The Domino Effect
Industrial: A Spanner in the Works
National Focus: Gathering of the Tribes
History: The Welcome Nazi Tourist
Bad Boss: Domm, Domm Turn Around
Poetry: Just Move On.
Review: Reality Bites
The Locker Room
The Fifth Column
Letters to the Editor
The Fifth Column
A recent letter to the editor ‰Detained Australians Denied Rights‰ in the Illawarra Mercury by Mr. Michael Organ , the Member for Cunningham , certainly tickled my interest as to the ill thought out plans of Mice and Men.
I personally have been advocating the separation of the Union movement and the ALP , as being mutually beneficial , and the Illawarra is one depressed Industrial area which has been and still is a perfect example of this necessity. The continued disenfranchisement of this electorate through Branch Stacking and rorting , even after the loss of Cunningham to the Greens displays an arrogance of the people unheard of since the pre-French Revolution period.
Sadly when a commitment is given half-heartedly the altruistically motivated intentions usually end up as a ŒDogs Dinner‚ , the election of the Greens in the seat of Cunningham has given rise to this eventuation and in consideration as to the obvious disinterest as to the unemployment problems experienced by Australians , in contrast to the interest shown in a self confessed supporter of foreign interests, and recently manifested through the aforementioned letter to the editor.
So while I am in complete understanding as to the need for the lesson consequently and severely , but still palpably taught but unlearned to the ALP in the seat of Cunningham ,and with the current economic pain suffered by all the residents of the Illawarra region , the preoccupation as to the well being of those who would do further harm to all Australians as indicated in the letter 'Detained Australians Denied rights' , must give cause for this electorate to now consider the appropriateness of their method of retribution upon the branch stackers or rorters within the ALP?
The continued branch stacking by the intellectual derelicts currently littering the ALP and Trade Union landscape may ensure a power base for these self promoting pigs in the short term , but objective history will as always eventually prevail as the truth.
It is this leadership by men of straw which has ensured the perpetuation of the Howard myth , this is slowly ebbing into state politics as people like Bob Carr now in his political twilight years reveals the true persona.
Adam Smith , articulated this philosophy very succinctly :
"It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our necessities but of their advantages."
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