Tag: John Lord

Two deceptions. One done, and one to come. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day

Meritocracy is a term used to imply that those at the top of the social scale have merit and a slur against those at the bottom. John Lord

via Two deceptions. One done, and one to come. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The greatest showman, or the greatest threat? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

When you push people beyond their capacity to understand their victimisation you can hardly expect them, during demonstrations, to behave rationally.

The greatest showman, or the greatest threat? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

We are being conned if we believe the government – » The Australian Independent Media Network

It is not as though the government is without options. If it had the intestinal fortitude it could use a COVID-19 recovery that would drive full-time sustainable jobs and growth on the back of a low-emissions transition that would last 50 years or more.

The other option is to use the recovery to continue with fossil fuels and pretend (lie your way through it) that in a time of great uncertainty you had a moment of gas led fossil fuel enlightenment. Jobs versus the environment.

History tells me they will take option two.

via We are being conned if we believe the government – » The Australian Independent Media Network

A very unstable genius – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day

The Office of the American President was once viewed by its people as an office of prestige and importance. Trump has reduced it to one of ridicule and contempt.

via A very unstable genius – » The Australian Independent Media Network

It’s more than just a virus: there are culture wounds and abscesses of leadership – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day

This Government’s performance over its time in office has been like a daily shower of offensiveness raining down on society.

Surely performance or lack of it must mean something.

via It’s more than just a virus: there are culture wounds and abscesses of leadership – » The Australian Independent Media Network

“Be generous with your praise and considerate with your criticism” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The coronavirus has bought with it the hope of a renaissance. That a new understanding of whom we are and what we are here for might emerge from this dreadful time.

Would it be too much to hope that a new period of enlightenment might indoctrinate itself into the hearts and minds of our leaders who at present govern us from the perspective of self-interest only?

Have they woken to the fact that good open governance has its rewards? We have so much to learn from people we disagree with that it’s a wonder we don’t do it more often.

via “Be generous with your praise and considerate with your criticism” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

What makes the Morrison government’s actions of the past week so astonishing – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Will the conservatives when they have done with the philosophical ideals of the left once again take on the mantle of the capitalistic rights of the individual over the collective?

The way I see it at the moment is that all they are doing is governing for the common good and I have to salute that.

The philosophical arguments will come later.

My thought for the day

It’s difficult to caste yourself in a new light when you’re coming out of the darkness.

via What makes the Morrison government’s actions of the past week so astonishing – » The Australian Independent Media Network

As prophetic as I may be – » The Australian Independent Media Network

I don’t see myself as being particularly gifted in prophetic wisdom, but on at least three occasions in 2019 I said that it would take an event of catastrophic proportion to wake the Australian population from its malaise over climate heating.

That it has happened gives no pleasure to my words. That they make for a catalyst for action does.

The unsurprising drop in Scott Morrison’s approval rating confirms my prediction that the public mood for action is as hot as the flames that have caused so much devastation.

via As prophetic as I may be – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The baggage they have lugged from one year to the next means 2020 will be a hard slog (part 4) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

via The baggage they have lugged from one year to the next means 2020 will be a hard slog (part 4) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The baggage they have lugged from one year to the next means 2020 will be a hard slog (part 1) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

via The baggage they have lugged from one year to the next means 2020 will be a hard slog (part 1) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

George Christensen and other secrets. What do you think? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

What sort of democracy are we? We are not allowed to know about the Lambie secret deal or the content of the Taylor emails; nor the circumstances of the secret trial jailing or witness J or the contents of an AFP report about George Christensen; and we are not allowed to know why Pastor Houston isn’t allowed into the White House. Why?

This government takes our right to know what they are doing very lightly.

via George Christensen and other secrets. What do you think? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Impeaching the President: 5 possibilities – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day

America may be the most advanced technological nation on earth but its social progress on matters of great moral importance, INCLUDING ITS POLITICS is still fighting its way out of the dark ages when mysticism was rampart. (John Lord)

via Impeaching the President: 5 possibilities – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Bill that Australia despised – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day

I found it impossible to imagine that the Australian people could be so gullible as to elect for a third term a government that has performed so miserably in the first two and has amongst its members some of the most devious, suspicious and corrupt men and women but they did. (John Lord)

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What a ‘balls-up’ of a government – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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I am more convinced than ever it is time for churches, pseudo churches and those claiming to be churches paid taxes. Why should secular Australia bankroll, homophobes, frauds, misogynists, child abusers,main chancers and hypocrites ? Let them pass the plate and pay up.

via What a ‘balls-up’ of a government – » The Australian Independent Media Network

They are the most consistent government in living memory – » The Australian Independent Media Network

After six years of various prime ministers and treasurers, internal warfare and amateur government, Australia has just recorded its worst financial year since the 1990-91 recession. Josh Frydenberg thinks it’s a sign of a good year in the rose garden. As I said, they are consistently good at being bad. Everything points to another financial year of much the same consistency.

They will place all their faith in an extremist neo-liberal orthodoxy of old monetary policy that might give them a Clayton’s surplus and a recession just to top it off.

My thought for the day

The notion that a few privileged individuals can own the vast majority of a countries wealth and the remainder own little is on any level unsustainable, politically, economically or morally. (John Lord)

They are the most consistent government in living memory – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Finding the root of the problem – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day

Isn’t it rather ironic that coal and gas are the biggest contributors to climate change and that Australia is the biggest exporter of both? (John Lord)

via Finding the root of the problem – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Being conned with bullshit – » The Australian Independent Media Network

A thought

The current destruction of the Brazilian rain forests, as alarming as it is might be, or could turn out to be, might just be the catalyst for an event of monumental proportions.

One that might force us into action. The lungs of the earth, as the rain forests are called, as I write are experiencing 7,300 fires and the illegal harvesting of the trees is beyond tally.

Something will have to give sometime.

My thought for the day

On the subject of climate change. Think about this. If we fail to act and disaster results, then massive suffering will have been aggravated by stupidity.

 

via Being conned with bullshit – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Great Australian political policy stuff-ups (part 2): The Menzies years – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Hidden History of the cost lives LNP (ODT)

via Great Australian political policy stuff-ups (part 2): The Menzies years – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The weight of so much baggage – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Australians in their somewhat laconic fashion voted to give arguably the worst government in its history another term in office. Little did they know that it would continue carrying its baggage around with it like lost passengers at a domestic baggage terminal.

When you take a look at the current load of baggage it is carrying you realise that nothing has changed. Their propensity for stuffing things up compares with not being able to find one’s car at the Melbourne airport and then not being able to afford the car parking.

via The weight of so much baggage – » The Australian Independent Media Network

And the dead are many – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The “why” of it tells me that a long time ago the right to bear arms was given because at the time, lawlessness ran rampart.

It may well have been justified in the early 1800s, however, to justify the need today is to also suggest that law enforcement in the greatest country in the world has made no progress.

The word greatest doesn’t belong here. Nor does vengeance beside it.(John Lord)

via And the dead are many – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Reforming question time: A few less mouths that roar – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day

To those who think they can win a debate by being loud and crass. I say be quiet. To those who think they can win with a perceived superior intellect I say be humble. Discourse requires civility in order to produce reasoned outcomes.( John Lord)

via Reforming question time: A few less mouths that roar – » The Australian Independent Media Network