In Victoria a historical moment for those who believe in Euthanasia was enacted. Legislation that has propelled the State onto the world stage for all the wrong reasons.
Politically speaking, Daniel Andrews as the Victorian State Premier has surrounded himself with minions that follow his every decision all afraid of their leader’s narcissist approach to societal values. A copy of the article may be downloaded by clicking on: DANIEL ANDREWS NARCISSISM AND HIS POLITICAL MINIONS
Is it true to say that Daniel Andrews has narcissist left wing societal values that have been honed in the bowels of Labor’s Trade Hall environment? Whatever the case maybe, his performance to date is poor and his leadership abilities are questionable.
His once very close connections to Australian Greek community within the Labor party is now in tatters, given his lack lustre support to the Taxi industry and now the Euthanasia bill. One being based on an alleged business model crafted cleverly to destroy the lives of those who relied on the industry for an income in their old age and thus not become a burden on society. Just look at the misery to many families caused by the changes, some who have taken their lives. Dimopoulos and Mikakos both of Greek background have utterly failed their community and are now reviled by those who put them on a pedestal.
These two members were heavily supported by the Australian Greek community within Victoria in the belief that they would look after their interests. What they did not know is these two members are nothing but minions of Daniel Andrews and his Union crew. Those who voted for Steve Dimopoulos and Jenny Mikakos are now regretting their decision as it has hit home that no matter how much lobbying went into gathering support, the thousands of dollars in lobbying fees were for nought. Both Dimopoulos and Mikakos have a lot to answer for and both deserve to be taught a lesson that they are there to support their constituents and those who placed in the role they now enjoy. As an Australian of Greek background, I am ashamed to say that Dimopoulos and Mikakos lack the courage and the political strength to stand up and be counted.
Believing that everybody in the Australian Greek community loved him, Daniel Andrews was seen to approach a long time member of the Labor Party who regularly contributed financially to Labor campaign coffers. Known as a philanthropist in the Australian Greek community this long time member alleged gave Daniel Andrews a blistering verbal attack and turned his back on him. It appeared that this long time member’s savings and superannuation was centred on the taxis that he owned. This caused Daniel Andrews much embarrassment.
Recently the Euthanasia Bill became a hot topic to which we find that Dimopoulos and Mikakos again lacking the courage of their ancestors. Both members failing to stand up and be counted and advise Daniel Andrews that the Euthanasia bill divided Victorians. Why, is the question on everyone’s lips that these two, not find the courage to stand up alone in the Australian Greek Press and/or advise their Premier that Australians of Greek heritage do not approve of Euthanasia. What political shackles and or Labor insiders have on these two?
Is it because both have a different outlook on life that will embarrass their parents and their community alike. Mikakos for example promised much to her Australian Greek community and I ca say from experience that she failed to meet with or attend any functions that had requested her as a guest speaker and as a an example of women of ethnic background reaching the dizzy heights of political office. I stand corrected but it has been brought to my attention that Mikakos was approached by the ecclesiastic arm of the Greek Orthodox Church to vote against the Euthanasia Bill. All of which fell on deaf ears and one wonders is it because of her extreme left wing political views.
Dimopoulos also on the other hand has much to answer for not only for the taxi industry that supported him during the last State election but now was seen oblivious to the concerns of his community in which he supposed to represent. I know for a fact, that many people behind the scenes went to bat for him, and were responsible for suppressing leaks that could have damaged his political career. These same supporters are now turning their backs on Dimopoulos and are saying what they personally think of him behind his back. Believe you me the gossip is not flattering at all. Like Mikakos, Dimopoulos has no integrity or the back bone to stand up and be counted.
I would love to have been a fly on the wall during the debate on Euthanasia. I would have enjoyed the parry’s and thrusts between the members debating one way or another and I wonder whether the political strategist who designed the manner in which was to be debated had banked on exhaustion being the driver behind their winning strategy. I must say as a right wing conservative with family values, I was very disappointed to see Mary Woolridge, Bruce Atkinson, Edward O’Donohue and Simon Ramsey vote with Labor supporting the Euthanasia Bill. Their actions will have repercussions down the track we can be sure. I wonder what the result a public survey would have produced. It is one thing for people to support equality for Same Sex Marriage and another for the general public to support a Euthanasia Bill. Maybe these Liberals thought that they would [prefer to make history by voting with their opponents. Well Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot thought the same when they entered the history books.
Top marks go to James Merlino, Adam Samurak, Nazir Elasmar and Melina Bath for crossing the floor and voting against Labor’s Euthanasia Bill. Where was Mikakos Australians of Greek heritage? Why was she so quiet all of a sudden? Hiding behind the leader and his cronies no doubt. Mikakos lacked the courage of her ancestors who are of Lakonian (Spartan) background and for one have lost all respect for her lack of guts.
My congratulations go to Melina bath who was injured in a car accident and despite her injuries made her way to parliament house to vote against Labor’s euthanasia Bill. This lady swathed in bandaged bravely stood up and debated against the bill. This is true courage, this a good demonstration of fighting the good fight and never giving up in the face of adversity. A true Australian, unlike Daniel Andrews Un-Australian outlook.
Much has changed in the past six months and much will change prior to the next state election. Matthew Guy only has to sit back and allow voters to make their minds whether they want another four years of a Daniel Andrews Government. Daniel Andrews has put so many people off side that it is only a matter of time when they realise that he is propelling them to a moral, ethical and political desert that will starve the people from lack of political wisdom. A political famine that will drive the people away in droves all seeking a respite from legislation designed to remove the challenges of life that makes society strive for.
2017 was laced with sadness with the passing of family friends and acquaintances and yet despite their passing, I have become the recipient of their memories and will not forget their contribution to making me who I am. May their memory live on in the hearts and minds of those left behind! Life as we know it can only be sustained by vigilance and with that vigilance comes responsibility.
Peter Adamis is a Journalist/Social Media Commentator and writer. He is a retired Australian military serviceman and an Industry organisational & Occupational (OHS) & Training Consultant whose interests are within the parameters of domestic and international political spectrum. He is an avid blogger and contributes to domestic and international community news media outlets as well as to local and Ethnic News. He holds a Bachelor of Adult Learning & Development (Monash), Grad Dip Occupational Health & Safety, (Monash), Dip. Training & Assessment, Dip Public Administration, and Dip Frontline Management. Website: abalinx.com Contact via Email: [email protected] or via Mobile: 0481 342 791