Originally posted elsewhere, but my phone IP was banned, so instead I bring it to ATS in the interest of frank and unbiased discussion.
Why only 6 months without the political BS?
Because TPTB Down Under recognise that you cannot keep hammering the Australian people or some of the more vociferous of the population may start to
become distracted from their beer and football. After three years of negative politics, Australian voters needed a respite - some time off, before
they can be hammered again with unpopular legislative changes designed purely to bleed them dry or steal their freedoms.
Our very own Obamaesque Kevin Rudd was voted Prime Minister of Australia in 2007 on a platform of hope and a promise of radical positive change. Of
course, it was all theatre designed to get the leftist Labor party into power where they could effect "change" as per their party policies.
Accordingly, in 2010, Kevin Rudd was knifed in the back by Julia Gillard, who was then appointed Prime Minister of Australia after a vote of Labor
party members of Parliament. Note that the whole "knifing" thing was just drama for the masses. It wasn't Julia Gillard personally who twisted the
blade, it was the whole party. Regardless, the time for the "Bad Cop" had arrived.
Actual radical communist Gillard was the one chosen to go all Stalin on our collective asses and push through the carbon tax amongst other things. The
carbon tax is almost as unpopular as the Goods and Services Tax was during the Liberal (right wing) John Howard era. The first step in the
establishment of an emissions trading scheme whose ultimate purpose is to charge money for the very air we breathe, Australia was the testing ground,
to see if the population would accept it. Of course, we did. Expect something similar over the next few years in a Western "democracy" near you. The
carbon tax was mightily unpopular among the non-radical-green segment of Australian society (ie 99.99% of us), but since Gillard had no mandate to
rule from the people of Australia, it was a perfect opportunity for the socialists to do what they wanted - and they did.
For 3 turbulent years JuLIAR did her thing with the full support of her party, including our poor, betrayed knifee Kevin Rudd. The general public
however, had had enough of the lies and broken promises of the Labor government. Mumblings on the street became roars of displeasure, so it was clear
that the time of the "bad cop" had to come to an end.
Accordingly, last week the stage was set for the ever popular Kevin Rudd to have his "sweet revenge" on the betrayer who had f***** him over and
"stole" his Prime Ministership. In a Labor Caucus vote designed to slip under the radar by being held at the same time as the Rugby League football
State of Origin match between bitter rivals Queensland and New South Wales (Go the Maroons!!), the Good Cop was voted back in.
He had stuck the blade between Gillard's political ribs and twisted. To the Australian public who happened to catch the show on the teev, it was
Gillard getting her just desserts and Rudd being given an opportunity to continue his important work as Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of
Australia. The excuse given by Rudd was that with Gillard at the helm the evil right-wing Liberal party would come to power at a federal election. It
was Rudd's national duty as Saviour to protect us from evil lizard-man Liberal leader Tony Abbott by becoming leader of the Labor party and therefore
prime minister of Australia by default.
The Liberals of course lapped it all up since they think they'll win the next election. Maybe they will (I hope not - the only politician I hate more
than a Labor Liar is a Liberal one), but until that time, we're on holiday, with the very publicly-palatable Kevin Rudd at the helm.
Behind the scenes, no one on either side privately gives a toss. Those deposed from office will be able to sit on their fat parliament pensions for
the rest of their lives while pursuing other interests such as reviving a lond-dead career as a rock star, Labor was able to realise their dream of
taxing oxygen, the general public is over the moon because our kind uncle Kevin Rudd is back in office and the Liberals are busily planning how best
to sell our very souls to big business while at the same time commissioning studies to destroy the few freedoms we have left in an attempt to usher in
another quasi-feudal system with them at the top of the food chain.
Everyone's happy... except those few who see through the smoke and mirrors.
edit on 29-6-2013 by tomutheyounger because: (no reason