||Issue No. 222||28 May 2004|
The New Radicals
Interview: Machine Man
Unions: Testing Times
Bad Boss: Freespirit Haunts Internet
Unions: Badge of Honour
National Focus: Noel's World
Economics: Safe Refuge
International: Global Abuse
History: The Honeypot
Review: Death And The Barbarians
Poetry: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Letters to the Editor
Howard The Chucker
We heard recently that the PM in Australia labelled Murali as an Illegal Bowler.
Unfortunately, the Prime Minister of Australia appears to be uninformed and has tried to mislead the ordinary cricket fans all over the world by entering in to this debate. While he is accusing Murali of being a chucker, the Prime Minister is chucking all the way through his political career.
Never ever GST? And Tampa refugees? He has chucked all throughout his Political Game. He told the Australian Public that he would `never ever' introduce the GST - but he managed to get away from it. Core Promises and None Core promises, we all remember the Tampa Refugees. He created huge division amongst Australians by accusing the refugees of throwing their children overboard, and the people of Australia trusted him and then later it was revealed that incident never occurred. This time too he survived and continues to play the game of politics.
So far John Howard (Honest Johnny?) has refused to say sorry to Aboriginal people for the stolen generation carried out by the previous Governments and under the guise of `Protecting' the indigenous owners of this land. Millions marched all over Australia but he refused to say sorry.
Once again ordinary Australians marched on the street in every city and asked the Australian Government not to involve us (`Not in our Name') in the Iraq War and majority of Australians believed that there were no (and still not any) weapons of Mass destruction in Iraq. Still John Howard followed George Bush and ended up in this mess in Iraq. So far thousands of innocent Iraq women and children have died and because of his chucking behaviour in Politics. Now Baghdad is a paradise for the terrorism etc.
There are many issues in the Australian political game which he has managed to chuck and he is still getting away with it. The best thing the Australian Prime Minister could do is to correct what he has done wrong in the past. However, that would take a very long time and would probably never happen.
Alternatively, he should just leave and allow the rest of us the task of cleaning up Australian Politics for future generations. At the same time he should refrain from accusing Murali (World No 1 Bowler), one of the most gifted and genuine Cricketers the world has ever known (According to the Wisden Almanac), of being a chucker and get back to what he does best - dividing and ruling for the rich.
After all, Murali's action might not be `technically' perfect (although effective and beautiful to watch) but it is not a premeditated attempt at `chucking' unlike john Howard's `cheating' neo conservative agenda of division and deception of the Australian people.
We all could say very loudly and clearly John Howard has Chucked all the way in His Political Career and he needs to be expelled from the game of politics on this up coming election once and for all.
That's the Best outcome for Australia and its Future.
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