Abalinx – Peter Adamis – 16 September 2015
This title above is for all those members who cannot nor understand or fathom that these are the Four “Ds” are the Liberal Party’s greatest enemy. Other political parties are merely obstacles to overcome at elections. The real challenge is being united in order to overcome the obstacles we face. A copy of the article may be downloaded by clicking on: THE FOUR DS NAMED DISUNITY, DISHARMONY, DISCORD AND DISLOYALTY
This brief article is therefore aimed at the up and coming new generation of political warrorirs must put aside and discard the political paradigms of a bygone era that are no longer relevant and forge ahead without the fear of failure or ridicule. If Michael Kroger could it some years ago so too then can the new generation of political warriors.
Criticism of our party in a robust manner is healthy and removes any doubt of a person’s true intentions. Let us not curb, discourage or censor free speech for the sake of maintaining order as it will create an environment that is not contusive to good working relationships. Therefore, we in the Liberal Party have always prided ourselves in being heard even though what is being said is not acceptable to others.
When we criticise our own, we must look through the veils of deception and see if we can see what is on the other side. We in the Liberal party should never be afraid to speak out, never be afraid to stand alone when everyone else is losing their objectivity or even worse become sycophants or recalcitrants for the sake of being seen or accepted by any particular faction.
Standby your traditional family values, political and ideological drivers that enticed or attracted you to the Liberal Party and stand up for what is right. Dont allow yourself to be seduced or dragged into something that your instincts tell you that is not in your interests or that of the Liberal Party.
Remember that the Liberal Party is a conglomeration of unselfish band of volunteers whose life skills contribute to the longevity and well being of the party. As such each and every one of us contributes to the interests of this nation using political ideologies ad positive policies designed to enhance Australia’s interests.
To the youth, I say that its time you united the various factions being controlled and/or mentored by parliamentarians. Put aside your differences, petty jealousies, personal agendas and work towards the interests and longevity of the Liberal Party. Dont play the silly school yard games that only attracts disharmony.
Dont be afraid to provide positive criticism or make a stand against what is wrong. If you dont stand up and be counted then you will always be seen as a sheep rather than a leader who has the courage to stand up and be hear. To the new generation do not stand idle while others who are seen as “king makers” create an environment where you are controlled.
Dont sit on your laurels, dont wait to be handed on a golden platter an invitation to be handed a safe seat or a lucrative position without putting yourself on the line and doing the hard yards. Family dynasties are doomed to fail as well as those who fail to contribute. I remember a yarn told to me by the Michael Kroger so many years ago. Michael said that he was approached by an individual who had incredible credentials and wanted to be handed a safe seat. Michael in his wisdom turned him down because the individual was not known and had not contributed to the Liberal Party. This is true even more so today.
Take for example the recent scandal in Victoria where corruption at the highest level of the party was alleged to have occurred. Look at how quickly those who held positions of trust denied any knowledge or accepted responsibility for the actions of others involved in the scandal. How can this be so one may ask? What is the use of holding a position at the highest level if one cannot accept the responsibilities of the role? Where is the credibility and integrity of that individual? If they had any sense of values they would for the best of the Liberal party resign.
The other example of what I consider in my opinion is a scandal, is the manner in which the former Prime Minister Tony Abbott was swiftly executed from the highest office in the land. I find ludicrous all the false allocates being heaped Tony Abbott by those who “held the rope and others the handle of the trap door” during the execution. Why did they wait until after the execution, dont they know it was all meaningless. This political execution has sent ripples throughout the political landscape that has not gone unnoticed amongst the younger generation.
I do hope that the long sought after generational change emerges sooner rather than later and take this Liberal Party in Victoria on the path that is compatible with its origins.
Apologies to the purists!