posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 07:44 AM
The OP suggests that 'weight of public opinion' might turn this satanic legislation around.
I wish I could believe that such could be the case. Thirty years ago --- no, even ten years ago -- I might still have believed that 'we the people'
had the power to demand and force our politicians to be accountable. I'm not sure when I stopped believing. Pretty recently, actually. Up until
six months ago, I was spending every night and day taking indisputable proof of State government (and departmental) corruption before anyone who would
grant me five minutes. This was copious, documented proof, by the way.
Took it to the Ombudsman -- who corruptly dismissed the evidence. No explanation. Just sent it back, nicely stamped with the Ombudsman's stamp and
date. So I took it to ICAC. That was interesting. I was at Parliament House as the guest of our Local MP, when the Minister for the corrupt
department in question told the MP that ICAC had just contacted her to say they'd received my submission ..... and that they were happy to reassure
the corrupt Minister in question that she need not worry because ICAC had already cleared her of all charges. And this was *before* ICAC had even
READ the evidence against the Minister and her manifestly corrupt department ! The Minister advised our local MP to 'walk away' from the issue.
She did. Just dropped it like a hot cake and moved on to the next photo opportunity.
I took it to the Opposition and to Shadow Ministers (don't get your hopes up). The Opposition was NOT interested in exposing corruption within the
government. They said: ' Look. We'd like to help you, but it isn't worth our time. After all, even if we PROVE they're corrupt ... nothing will
happen to them. They (corrupt politicians) will still keep their jobs. In response, I asked: ' So why are we (the public) paying you? Why do we
need you, if you're not prepared to fight government corruption or act in the interests of the public who pays your salary?' The opposition
politicians (and I approached several, over several years) laugh at questions like that. Well they might laugh. They protect the governing party
until it comes time for a change of positions, and then the ex-governing party protects the opposition when they come into power. Just musical
chairs, just a joke, just an endless junket of pocket-lining for which we the public pay mightily, all the while convinced the opposition is there to
' keep them honest'.
So on the advice of a man who actually works in the Ombudsman's department, I related the story to the people at the Alan Jones show. They didn't
want to know. I sent it to the Shadow Attorney General, and he took it upon himself to defend the corrupt bastards at ICAC. That puzzled me, until I
discovered the Shadow AG used to work with ICAC.
I took it the Sydney Morning Herald; to Today Tonight; to local newspapers. No response.
I'm convinced now that if I'd contacted the media and claimed a woman of seventy was baring her withered breasts in our local park, there would have
been umpteen photographers and reporters at my door in less than half an hour. But tell them you have documented proof of systemic and prolonged
corruption within a major government department, backed by the Premier himself ....... and no one is interested. So that's how it is.
Here in Australia, whistle-blowers end up dead, or in jail on trumped-up charges, or hounded on the roads and by the police and government officials
until they save the government goons the trouble of killing them .. .... by committing suicide. Whistle blowers are black balled. They are never
able to work again. They spend the rest of their lives in hiding, in poverty. Nice reward, isn't it, for standing up for the rights of others and
trying to expose the guilty.
So it would be great to be able to affect repressive legislation imposed by corrupt, Aussie-hating politicians ..... but how would one go about it:
by protesting peacefully in the Domain: by attending protest marches in Martin Place: by writing to local and State MPs? How *would/could* the
Australian public go about reinstating its rights?
We are witnessing the systematic introduction of 'riot squads' who kick the daylights out of people just for the practice. We know the government
is intent on a campaign of fear, to cow and intimidate the populace and dissuade them from ever daring to open their mouths in protest. The media
used to take the government to task; used to speak for the people; used to inform the people; used to stand up for Aussie rights. Well, the media's
not playing that role anymore, and without it on our side, we're not only rendered deaf but dumb; we can't learn the facts and can't launch a
rallying call. Worse, the Zionist controlled media works for the bad guys these days and like the bad guys, seems to actually hate and despise the
The lawyers used to stand for justice, or at least they did a reasonable job of pretending to. Nowadays, lawyers have made it clear they work *for*
the guilty and *against* the innocent, as occurred yesterday, when a lunatic who gatecrashed a private party and stabbed several people repeatedly,
was sentenced to only 200 hours community service. Ahhh --- but commit a crime involving money, and you'll rot in jail for twenty years. So the
message is clear: Australia and Aussies are stuffed. They are nice people, raised in the beliefs and ideals of a past age. They are like lambs to
the slaughter. They are numb and rendered dumb, generally speaking. They are waiting for the 'good old days' to return. They are waiting for
someone to replace Beasley so that the can vote the governing party out at the next election.
But Latham jumped before he was pushed/killed. And there's a concerted effort ongoing to make sure Crean never gets a crack at the job, because
Crean, for all his faults, just might be the man to decide he'd rather go out doing the right thing than not. So goodbye Latham and Crean, and
we're the poorer for your leaving. Which illustrates just how bad the situation is, because I've never voted Labour, yet here I am, bemoaning the
loss of Latham and Crean !
So I'm game for the good fight, as long as I see some of those with power and well-paid positions ( politicians of both sides, the legal fraternity,
the media etc.) up front, leading the charge. Oh well, there's always hope, I guess. So over to you, all you politicians, lawyers, journalists,
etc. Get the ball rolling please ... take it up to the government; start demanding they honour 'of the people, by the people, for the people' ....
instead of licking the boots of US politicians and corporations. Please .....?