reply to post by stevegmu
does anyone know any politicians?
Yes. And I trusted her. Gave her all the evidence she needed to put a fire hose through a major government department.
She said it (the demonstrated corruption, going up through the heirarchy) was an 'outrage'. She paced her office, pink in the face, swearing and
breathing heavily. ' I am taking this to the floor of Parliament, if that's what it takes ! ' she said. I was in her Parliamentary suite at the
We had several meetings, she and I.
Then, one day when I was (again) in her Parliamentary office, the famous 'bell' rang, summoning all available party members to the floor of
Parliament to sign a piece of legislation the party wanted pushed through.
She didn't return for quarter of an hour, during which I admired the very comfortable suite, the beautifully maintained indoor and outdoor gardens
(we -- voters -- were in drought and not allowed to water our own gardens). I imagined what a nice life it must be, as a politician -- sumptuous
surroundings and food, indoor swimming pool and gym, an army of workers slipping around quietly in the background keeping everying just-so. Nice
She returned. Gone was her usual smile. It was replaced by a coldness. She pretended to study some of the documents I'd given her, once again.
Then, when she'd formulated it all in her mind I suppose, she told me that she'd 'run into' the Premier's advisor and the head of the corrupt
department just a moment ago.
I'd lodged a submission with the inappropriately named (although at the time I hadn't realised it) Independent Commission Against Corruption ..
ICAC... just a day earlier. The ICAC advised as a matter of policy that due to the enormous number of submissions, I should not expect to receive a
response even to say my submission had been received, for a minimum of six weeks.
So it was quite a surprise to learn from the politician that the 'Premier's advisor' AND the head of the government department which was subject of
my submission (citing that department with systemic corruption) that THEY (they had claimed to my politician) had already
by ICAC (Independent Commission Against Corruption) that my submission had been dismissed ! In less than one day ! They claimed also to my
politician who dutifully repeated it to me, that ICAC had advised the head of the corrupt department that 'you are in the clear and have no case to
My politician couldn't look me in the eye. I remarked on this to her at the time. So she tried. Couldn't manage it. So went pink again, got up,
pranced around a bit and then sat down and said, ' So sorry but there's no more I can do for you'. She'd caved. Folded. Had been warned to shut
up or she'd be referred to Comcare or its equivalent, which is an organisation (PAID by government) which professes to conduct 'psychiatric
assessment' of any politician who 'got out of hand'. As a rule, Comcare diagnoses unruly politicians as 'over-tired, needs a break' .. which in
turn usually leads to the 'resignation' of said politician. My politician was ambitious. She wasn't going to lose her portfolio or electorate
over governmental corruption or on my account, lol !
My evidence was top-class. It bore names, dates and even forged governmental seals. It would .. if enacted .. have brought down a major department
and everyone connected with it, if not the State government itself. So, they nipped it well and truly in the bud from the top. And the way they do
that is 'variously', lol .. via means of the 'Independent' Commission Against Corruption which ... I later learned .. is actually a
company PAID by the government (meaning the public) to investigate the very government which pays it. LOL ! Gives an entirely
new meaning to 'independent', doesn't it ?
Shortly afterwards, I attempted to put the evidence before the supposed
'opposition' party. LOL some more. There *IS* no
'opposition. Government is ONE 'party' who play a game of 'Two Party Musical Chairs' (taking turns at supposedly governing) for the benefit of
the sheep they're fleecing.
The 'opposition' party .. all the way up (and I kept going up) ... didn't want to know about the corruption or my submission and evidence. In
fact, they wet their pants rather than know .. even the Attorney General's office and the Ombudsman. Finally, the 'opposition' party got very
stroppy towards me (when, if we believe the Two Party myth, they should have welcomed my evidence
. Word had got about. I was to be
treated as some sort of criminal and insulted. But NO one wanted to look at all that incriminating evidence. And when I insisted upon submitting it
to the Ombudsman, I took the precaution of sticking certain pages together. It was duly returned and stamped, dated and declared to have been
'investigated' --- yet those stuck-together pages were exactly as they'd been when I prepared the submission.
I contacted several supposedly 'hard hitting' current-affairs comperes and supposedly 'for the people' radio personalities, as well as a few
reported 'whistle-blowers' with gonads of cast iron. They didn't want to know.
In the process, I was warned several times to 'blow away' or something nasty might happen. But of course, something nasty had already happened and
in the end, I was left with nowhere to take the evidence and no-one who was remotely interested in exposing entrenched government corruption. Oh,
they didn't mind doing a bit of a beat-up on a politician who got drunk in public, or had an affair or got a speeding ticket. And all the
whistle-blowers and radio giants and current affairs guys were happy to 'expose' corrupt used-car dealerships and massage parlours. But
demonstrated government corruption ... go away.
So yes, I met a lot of politicians. And they were charming. Just corrupt to the bone and dictated by self-interest and FEAR of what the political
system could do to THEM. And I suspect it's the same world wide