Once we were mates!

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Abalinx 25 March 2018 Peter Adamis

Life would be much simpler if politics does not become personal.  However life experiences has stated otherwise. Mark Anthony and Pompey became jealous of the rising star of Augustus who went onto become the greatest Roman Caesar the Roman world had known.

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Yet on his death bed, it is alleged that Augustus said, “Have I played my part in this comedy of life?”  Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis worked well together until jealousy drove them apart and each went his own way. Arthur Calwell and Robert Menzies on the other hand never allowed their politics to become personal and in the end were seen together discussing their political differences and ideologies. Bob Hawke and Paul Keating were two other examples of a great partnership that went sour. One “reneging” on a deal being struck earlier in their partnership and the other ousting him in the end.

John Howard and his personal “stoush” with Peter Costello are good examples of jealousy and power and are not a good cocktail. I am of the belief that John Howard honestly felt that Peter Costello just did not have in him to be a good Prime Minister. John Howard ended up being correct in a roundabout way when Peter Costello turned his back on the Liberal party that supported him throughout his successful years as the nation’s greatest Treasurer. Since that time Peter Costello has tried to return to active politics but has instead began a guerrilla warfare sniping at his once best mate, Michael Kroger.

Not really a good thing if you ask me.  I would have preferred that both men shook each other’s hand and got on with winning government at the State and Federal levels. They still have that charisma, the spark, the enthusiasm but only one has the courage to step and take the slings and arrows being thrown at him. Yes only one and that is Michael Kroger at the moment. It takes guts, courage, stamina, endurance and above all a dedication to the cause that it can at times drive one to the wall of despair wondering whether it is all worth it.  

 I wonder at times, whether Peter Costello dislikes his former friend Michael Kroger, or is it merely jealousy bordering on hate that is driving him to make such remarks as those in the Australian. I cannot believe how two very successful friends came apart at the seams.  The Australian for example, writes that Michael Kroger’s fight ignites broader Liberals battle.  How did the Australian come to that conclusion at a time of Michael Kroger’s good performance in the court room against the Cormack Foundation is beyond me.  I guess the choice of words is attractive and sells the news is the only explanation that I can think of.

I for one would like to see Peter Costello and Michael Kroger back as mates. Life is a far too short to hold onto grudges and far too much energy is spent in getting back at each other. I may not be around to see it it, but these two blokes have the opportunity to let bygones be bygones and share a life of tranquillity in the know that for a while they led this nation to victory. I on the other hand can be forgiven for my writing as I am driven by my passion to tell it as it is and not to dress up an article just to appease the goody two shoes amongst us. A spade is a spade and that’s how it is. The sooner these two bastards get together the better the world can become.

Post Script.  I have written a number of political article on various subjects and other matters. Since that time I have received a number of abusive telephone calls at home and on my mobile. Furthermore please note that all my calls are monitored due to inappropriate behaviour. I have also received unwarranted and inappropriate threatening emails.  As I take such matters to heart, I would like to point out that I have no malice towards any individual. In fact I admire anyone who stands up or what they believe in.  I am the same and will do what is right in the eyes of our society. If any reader is aggrieved by my comments, then an apology is in order on my part.

I will go even further and apologise to all and sundry if my posts have offended or upset my very dear friends, mates, ex-military, retired cobbers political, military, community and all those I have met throughout life.  But having apologised does not mean that we do not have our political differences and I don’t expect us as individuals to see eye to eye on many things apart from wanting as in my case Liberal Governments in power. My disagreements if any with individual are never personal.

If those who read what I have written, please be assured that it was not my intention and I am sorry if people have taken it the wrong way. I have explained in another post what has occurred to my database and in my own manner of speaking I hoped that it would make matters clearer. If not then I am sorry if readers have taken my posts the wrong way. I welcome as always constructive criticism to mattes which readers may feel need further clarification and I will endeavour to correct it. It may also mean that I may have to add a postscript to any article that I write in order that others understand that what is being written is not personal at all.  Thank you to everyone for their kind support and understanding. Peter Adamis.

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 Contact via Email: [email protected] or via Mobile: 0481 342 791


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