Abalinx 21 September 2015 Peter Adamis
Australians are forced to choose between: “constancy of character or purpose; steadfastness” equals stability. AND The alternative gossamer approach being:“light, thin, and insubstantial or delicate material or substance”. Will this lead to the destruction the traditional Liberal conservatives? A copy of the article may be downloaded by clicking on: POLITICAL STABILITY OR THE GOSSAMER APPROACH
Although it is far too early to make a judgement on the changes of leadership, one can make a calculated guess at the future of the politics in Australia. Will Malcolm Turnbull heed the lessons of his predecessors and the art of political diplomacy within his immediate ranks and that of the Australian people; he may with some luck achieve the impossible. However, the lessons of history are harsh indeed and take a charismatic leader to pull off the political coup that has cleverly and treacherously achieved. Very few leaders political and/or military have ever achieved greatness or even reached the dizzy heights where his motives have been purely unselfish.
I hope for Malcolm Turnbull’s sake and that of his supporters that they have not underestimated the conservative’s elements within the Liberal Party or the advice given to Malcolm Turnbull that the Liberal Party being a broad church made up of conservatives from all corners of Australia. Australians at this point want stability meaning: “constancy of character or purpose; steadfastness”; something that Tony Abbott provided whether you liked him or not. At least with Tony Abbott you knew where you stood. Australians admire that in a leader. On the other hand we have the silver suited, silver tongued Malcolm Turnbull who has charmed everyone but is seen by many as the “gossamer” meaning: “light, thin, and insubstantial or delicate material or substance”.
Any gossamer rhetoric on Malcolm Turnbull’s part is merely hyperbole and not necessarily for the good of Australia in the neither long term nor does it appease our overseas partners and allies fears of political stability. Replacing the Defence Minister was the silliest and most illogical decision ever made, sending a powerful message of instability overseas. The other ministers removed had a wealth of experience and should not have been replaced but should have been provided with under secretaries to be prepared to take over within the next six months providing a smooth transition and thus retaining a stable political environment.
Everybody down the track will say that “hindsight is fine” and the response would be “hasty decisions make poor bedfellows”. Still Malcolm Turnbull believes he is doing the right thing and for his sake he and better do the right thing by all Australians because he will feel the full weight of a very hostile Australian people that will push the liberal party back into the Stone Age.
Most if not all Australians will follow the main stream media either in its written and/or digital format and others through their community of political networks. Some will be in the know, some will receive a haphazard piece of information and others will be manipulated towards believing what they are being fed. Whatever the case may be, you the reader can be sure that we will not be allowed into the inner sanctum nor even come close to hearing the truth. We will of course hear from those who have been dumped or not aggrieved at what has occurred but never the truth.
The reason being is that our so called political lawmakers may be of the belief that we the public are not at the level of understanding why changes were necessary at this point in time and therefore we the public are left to make our own assumptions based on the little we have seen , read or heard. That is that it comes down to a group of selfish individuals who were more concerned about retaining their electorates as against what was best for Australia. Yes, treacherous and selfishness best describe these recalcitrant sycophants at the Federal level. I as an Australian am disappointed.
As for the Victorian Division, those responsible will rue the day that they have taken an active part in this treacherous path of removing a leader who has done much to bring about stability on the world stage. My question is that they have been elected after a rigorous and gruelling preselection to get to where they are today and yet they have abused their position to enhance themselves onto the world stage. In my day serving the people of this country was our main priority and those who have served this country in one capacity or another can understand my meaning. To those Victorians at the political scene and photographed running towards the new leader to congratulate him on his treachery will NOT ACHIEVE their political ambitions.
Never underestimate the power of the grassroots against the tyranny of power.
Peter Adamis is a Journalist/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. Contact via Email: [email protected] or via Mobile: 0409965538