Mushrooms see daylight

Abalinx Peter Adamis 7 November 2017

I am pleased to note that despite my initial disappointment at the state of the nation and my disparaging comments about the lack of leadership and visionary failed to take into account the developments in Victoria since my absence.  My constructive observations did not penetrate the political scene at the state level and as such it is pleasing to not for a change that great strides have been made from the opposition (Liberal party) in countering the incompetence of the left (Labor party) who have made those errors of political judgment that mirror if not exceed those of their cousins at the Federal level.

I find that in my absence that an alliance has been created between two sides of the same coin that enhance their chances at the next State election. Whether the groundwork and foundations were created long before my departure is immaterial for what is important is that it has developed to a point where all parties have come to the table in order to wrest government from the Daniel Andrews government. This I am led to believe belongs to the strong leadership demonstrated by Michael Kroger, President of the Liberal Party (Victorian Branch) and Matthew Guy, (Victorian Leader of the Opposition). I am pleasantly surprised that words fail me to describe my elation at these positive elements working together to win government.

Furthermore, I notice that the Liberal Party Victorian Division has a new State Director in Nick Demiris. Again I may add, it appears that a political coalition of sorts has been formed to create a formidable political force against the embedded government elected officials. If I am a good judge of character, I would state that Nick Demiris is an excellent organiser whose skills have been honed at the Federal political level and it comes as no surprise to see him at the helm of Headquarters at Exhibition Street. I suspect somewhat of a Machiavellian influence has had something to do with the coalition and that those carefully prepared plans have finally come to fruition. An external observer could honestly draw the comparisons between mushrooms that have been hiding deep undercover, finally come to see the light and take advantage of the sun rays and that of those who have been at each other’s neck politically.

What does this mean for the Victorian taxpayer is still be played out at the next election. However one assumes that it does appear that both camps are keeping their powder dry allowing the routine of parliamentary roles and responsibilities to chug along without disruption whilst in the background the campaign on both sides are building towards a volcanic eruption that promises to make Krakatoa appear miniscule in the making. If Matthew Guy, Michael Kroger supported by Nick Demiris can bring all the parties together and work amicably to winning the next election then Daniel Andrews and his team certainly have their work cut out for them.

On a note dear to my heart, I do hope for the sake of the Victorian Liberal Party that a regeneration of sorts takes place to offer the people of Victorian a vision that others states will want to emulate. I am speaking about generation change of “Old Guard” to a “New Guard” under the leadership of Matthew Guy.   Matthew Guy was a popular figure, much loved by the people when in office under a Liberal Government and as such one hopes that the people of Victoria will remember his good works and say that it’s time for change. Daniel Andrews has had his chance and I must say the results have not been the best with one scandal after another and without any control over his ministers. Disappointment is the only word to describe the current Labor government in Victoria and the sooner the change the better. 

I, as always write from the heart and comment on my own observations and that of information that comes across my desk and research personally conducted by me. In spite of my right-wing conservative view and social leanings, I have not been afraid to criticise constructive the errors of judgement all political parties; and I am pleased to see that Leadership in Victoria within the Liberal party has risen above the black earth of political oblivion.

On reflection, I must say that seven months absence from home has given me a new perspective on life and with that new outlook, life can only get better. Hard work with a discipline routine away from the pressures of Western life, one comes to appreciate the simple things in life and to do far more with less. I would like to think that the mushrooms that have emerged are palatable to all Victorians and that they are not toadstools and hallucinate forms of spores that are deadly for human consumption. Whatever the case, change is inevitable and with that change Victorians can look forward to a promising and bright future under the leadership of Matthew guy and his team. 

Whatever demons resided within me have been exorcized and filled with positive thoughts that allows the mushrooms that were once hiding to come forth into the sunlight.  Life will still go on as usual, people will be people but like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, it is only an illusion of light until you actually find the pot of gold. 2015 and 2016 for me were years of reflection, treatment and recovery.

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. Not to dwell on what could have been but to ensure that whatever time we have left is not squander in futile objectives that lead to nowhere. I intend to make life more meaningful and worthwhile, worthy of those who had a hand in making me who I am today.   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: Contact via Email: [email protected]