||Issue No. 326||29 September 2006|
Interview: Australia’s Most Wanted
Industrial: The Fox and the Contractor
Unions: Industrial Wasteland
International: Two Bob's Worth
Economics: National Interest
Environment: The Real Dinosaur
History: Only In Spain?
Review: Clerk Off
Letters to the Editor
The editorial on the values debate said nearly everything that needed to be said. One more thing could be added, which is the deep hatred of Australia and the achievements of the Australian settlement that the claque supporting Howardism holds. There are a number of media commentators and the cheer squad who supply their talking points (the IPA, CIS and the like)that whose writing and opinions generally evince complete contempt for everything this country and the people who actually live and work here, have achieved.
Apparently it is all so terrible and so worthless, that no stone will be left unturned to completely reengineer the whole place. Well, to steal a phrase from the smirkin' merkin, and throw it right back-if it is all so terrible, and if the achievements and policies have all been so bad, why don't those people simply go somewhere more congenial?
Houston, Texas perhaps.
A further point might be added about that old chestnut 'social engineering', much beloved of News Ltd editorials. I have often wondered why no-one has pinned that label on a government that spends billions of tax payers money on the creation and constitution of markets as a matter of ideological preference, millions of dollars on lawyers fees to render criminal, activities that used to be thought legal, and legislative activity focused on removing as many people as possible from the status of the 'employee'.
While the reasons may be obvious to readers on this site, the popint is that no-one has 'called' them on this. What a pity.
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