The Arsonist of Democracy and Decency

Australians, last week, watched in despair (at least I hope they did) as the conservative right wing side of politics reached depths of ugliness never before seen in Australian politics.
That menu, Sattler and Devine with their obsession about female body parts and sexuality, (I’m surprised Bernardi hasn’t thrown in a barb or two) disgraced not only themselves, but the world’s impression of us as a people.
Robust political verbal battles are not something new.
But this new gutter level ugliness that has pervaded our political discourse from the day the Independents gave the nod to Julia Gillard to take the reins of Government, is.
Abbott lit the fire, fanned the flames, became the gale that turned it into an inferno, sat back and watched it rage – and now – like many arsonists, has jumped on the fire truck to be one of the heroes to put it out.
Whereas Howard let the racist genie out of the bottle, Abbott has let the ugly, bullying sexist genie out of the bottle.
From the moment Abbott lost the Prime Ministership, he has set about bringing down this minority Government and destroying the credibility of Julia Gillard.
His ugly rantings in Parliament, vicious verbal attacks and the credence he gave to the use of vile language against the Prime Minister when standing in front of “those” placards – has given permission to all those right wing, vicious haters of Labor and in particular women, to come out of the closet, put up their hands and voice publicly and loudly – what was once only ever said in the privacy of ones home or in a sniggering, sexist conversation at the pub – snide, degrading, dirty comments.
He has sat back and watched whilst his minions have perpetrated some of the most contemptible attempts to bring down a democratically Government in our history. He has branded this minority Government illegitimate (without acknowledging that had he been given the nod -according to his own theory – he too, would have led an illegitimate Government!) – and has ranted incessantly that it is a “bad” Government.
In doing so, he then delegated authority to his band of right wing lunatics to pursue this method of degradation of the Prime Minister to it’s utmost.
He – and them – have all but succeeded.
Like all bullies, Abbott has caused the brutal debasement, then stepped back and said “it wasn’t me!”
In fact, he is now attempting to ride in like a hero on a white horse to save us from this dreadful woman.
What Abbott has done is evil.
It is fascism in all its glory. (http://www.ellensplace.net/fascism.html)
He and his team have been extremely clever and manipulative beyond belief – with a complicit media chanting his lies and deceit – brainwashing a politically naive electorate into believing he is their savior.
This is a man who will do and say anything, play any game, manipulate any situation, flame any fire then sit back and watch the hordes fall for it – laughing hysterically like a madman all the way to Lodge.
The truth be known – and it’s something the main stream media refuse to tell you because of their complicity with Abbott – is – this Government – for all it’s leadership problems – has been a remarkably successful Government passing over 600 pieces of legislation and introducing some of the most progressive policy reforms since Whitlam e.g. price on carbon, NBN, Aged Care Reform, Gonksi, NDIS, unprecedented pension increases.
Abbott and his cohorts may well ride into power on the back of one of the most deceitful, untruthful, ugliest, unscrutinized and most vicious campaigns in history.
Abbott must take responsibility for turning this nations political discourse into what it’s become.
Rather than respecting the decision of the Independents, respecting democracy, respecting the fact that he lost, respecting a woman as Prime Minister, respecting the fact that the Australian people deserve better from an Opposition and it’s supporters other than spitting venom every opportunity – Abbott is responsible for fanning the flames of hatred and turning this nation into a nation of ugliness.
If he can’t be Prime Minister, he would rather burn every sense of decency and respect rather than let a woman, a successful Labor woman at that, be the leader of our country.
He hates her, and the fact that it is she, and not him, who is Prime Minister, that much.
It’s like a cancer eating away it him.
Is this the sort of man we want to lead?
Some one who can produce poisonous ugliness at the drop of a hat (and then pretend it didn’t happen and/or he wasn’t party to it) – but no policies?
Because if it is, this nation is uglier, sicker and sadder than what I thought.

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