Morrison’s do-nothing fence sitting, naval gazing is Tump, post Charlottesville, to a tee. Sitting on a right-wing fence he’s claiming a false equvalency between self interest and the societal common good. Between me an we and that the extreme right has the interests of all of us in mind. In fact he’s denying the notion of society for the battlefield of self interst. Voted in and claiming for no service on his part is required.
Still, as the PM is now arguing, he’s the underdog in the coming election and needs to come up with something – anything! – to galvanise the electorate; and if demolishing science, the notion of public good and the functioning of government itself is the outcome, then hey: you can’t make an omelette without destroying civil society, right?Is Morrison game to suggest that the vaccine strollout, quarantine mismanagement and virus spread through aged care and cruise ships was actually a bold strike by the Liberals against their own COVID policies? If polls suggest it would save Kooyong from falling to the Greens, maybe don’t rule it out just yet.