Abalinx 28 February 2020 Peter Adamis
Welcome to the combined Abalinx Enewsletters. The reason for introducing Abalinx Enewsletters was to provide a voice for the Grass Root elements of the Liberal party. The reason for this arose out of the many emails sent out to members by Ian Quick who undermined the President and that of the then Opposition leader. It is one thing to criticise and another to undermine and erode the very values we as Liberals support the Liberal party. We did not join the Liberal party merely to be used as cannon fodder, misused by others as the young Liberals have been used in the past.
We joined to assist in winning government and laying the foundations for future generations. No man or woman can reach the heights of greatness without having the support of the grass roots to sustain them. No man or woman remains in public office abusing women and long time supporters. No man or woman remains in power if they have driven rough shod over the bodies of grass root members. There are many lessons to be learnt since the introduction of Abalinx Enewsletters.
The writers and contributors involved are a conglomeration of like minded individuals each with their own personality, thoughts on life, skills, knowledge and life experiences. They have contributed their time and effort in producing the Abalinx Enewsletters because they believe that the current administrative Committee led by Robert Clark have lost their bearings and steered away from Liberal party values. Minority and inconsequential groups of individuals have taken it upon themselves to terrorise, harass, intimidate and in some cases threaten members of the Liberal party. This did not go down well with ‘true blue’, ‘dinky die’ Aussies who ‘call a spade a spade’ and always ‘fight the good fight’ and therefore created the concept of Abalinx Enewsletters.
We have tried to use humour as a means of demonstrating what is wrong with the Liberal Party in Victoria. We have provide the grass root members with another means of communication and provide hope that not all is lost. After all how many times have we heard that the Liberal Party is a broad church and that there is room in it for everyone. There are many who long for a return to stability, fair play and the values and beliefs that we as Liberal hold so dear. Freedom is at the top of the list and as such we expect everyone in the Liberal party to uphold those beliefs and do what is right for All Australians and not the few. After all is that not what makes us Australians unique. We are a resilient race of people bonded by the diverse threads that make up the fabric of our society.
As a matter of historical record the first twenty Abalinx Enewsletters have been combined into one package as a permanent reminder that where tyranny resides their always a voice of reason and opposition. There are many lessons contained within, lessons which will assist the new generation of Liberals emerging now as we speak.
We have added a number of cartoons to amuse the reader and to remind the grass roots and those at 60 Collins Street that they those that seek public office cannot do it alone, but are dependent on the thousands who toil into the night while their companions slept. To download a copy of the combined Abalinx ENews Letters request copies from contributors.
Although we followed the Abalinx ENews Code of Conduct Charter, we often used humour and cartoons to take the sting out of the serious side of matters and assist us to grin and bear the difficulties we face as we go about our daily lives. They are not intended to degrade or humiliate any living person. Readers using their imagination can put two and two together and ascertain for themselves what the cartoons are trying to achieve.
In closing let us all remember what is most important as members of the Liberal party and why we as members remain true to the values and beliefs set in stone many years ago. It is to win government. To win government we need to be united, vigilant and free to discuss in a robust manner any item or issue that is not compatible with the Liberal values. That includes poor performance, elitism, inadequate policies, harassment and others forms of censorship.
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), and Dip. Training & Assessment, Dip Public Administration, and Dip Frontline Management. Website: abalinx.com