What if it was revealed that the Greens have stitched a deal with Labor on one front and another in Victoria alone with that political gladiator, Michael Kroger? What if Labor in an attempt to woo back voters stitched a separate deal with the Liberals in selected electorates to compensate for proposed losses elsewhere in the nation?
Let us be clear about one thing, those who sit on the fence and do nothing to maintain the culture of this nation are doomed to follow those that bring about those changes. Technology is the master at the moment and people are reluctant to voice their opinion, and becoming complacent about the values that were once sacrosanct and of value. A copy of the article may be downloaded by clicking on: What If series – 5
The fault of media. We as a nation are methodically being groomed via a media savvy machine into believing that what we are being fed is true and that we need not worry about the future. We are also becoming culturally complacent, hemmed in by legislation of what we can do and what we cannot do, our freedom of speech has reached ridiculous levels of protection and as such we are becoming an insular society. The media at the present moment is at a loss for their darling star whom they hope would transform the face of politics is fading and slowly becoming dim. One hopes that their star shines once more after the election is over.
Bankruptcy. This circus of an election is becoming bankrupt due to the lack of star performers and lack lustre acts that fail to attract a suitable audience to stave off the hunger pains of those involved. I have stated this before that despite the above complacent and insular society of the baby boomer generation, a new generation is emerging slowly from their cocoons and demonstrating in all the major Western societies across the globe that no longer will they accept the paradigms of the past.
Liberals. The Liberals are fighting amongst themselves for power and influence, interpreting the constitution as they think fit, undermining the structure that binds them together, internal factions battling it out in the nether world of politics and character assassinations reminiscent of the cold ware era. In the end no one wins except those that control the masses through a myriad of alliances. In Victoria, given that the “Mantach affair” is almost over, Michael Kroger is now in a strong position to bring about the changes necessary for a renewal of Liberal Party fortunes. Those who oppose his proposed changes will soon find that it is difficult to get out of the way of a political steam roller.
Receivers. I am of the belief that those who seek power must learn to serve the people they wish to represent and not wait for a political appointment to be handed to them. The media gives out false information about an individual’s status based on past political alliances, family dynasties and wealth; thus elevating an individual to that of a demigod. I call them the “Receivers”, individuals who expect everything without giving back and/or working hard to achieve that lofty goal of serving the people.
Power through influence. Those who seek power through being on the Administrative Committee or on an appointed chair of a policy group are deluding themselves. Power and influence using those means of transport are fraught with danger especially if one is a receiver and fails their political apprenticeship of working to serving the very people they wish to represent. My advice is get off your butt and get out there in the real world and meet the people who care before trying to climb the political mountain. As hard as one tries, you cannot be friends with everyone.
Greens. You must give credit where it’s due and Di Natale is the man of the moment as he has everyone guessing as to where the Green pendulum will swing. Di Natale is a shrewd character whose values mirror those of Malcolm Turnbull and as such one wonders whether deals at the very top have been made at the expense of the Labor party. The political arena is no level playing field and one never knows where the political minefields are or whether those close to them can be trusted.
Labor. Labor on the other hand is no different and is struggling to push forward their policies to an unresponsive public who ae confused over the matter of the Greens and their preferences. The internal power struggles for supremacy go back to the Gillard and Rudd years where the perception of power over rides the truth. It is no wonder that Labor candidates are secretly making their own deal with the other parties in exchange for support in other regions.
Preferences. What if the Xenophon Party, Jackie Lambie Network, minor parties, Labor and the Greens united at the Senate level to increase their majority at the expense of the Liberals. What if I advised you that the progressives within Labor and the Liberals coordinate their activities with the Greens under the cloak of deception even amongst their own to secure their own personal fiefdoms thus continuing the perception of power and influence.
Erosion of trust. The “Reds under the beds” and the “Domino theory” will pale in significance, if this erosion of the conservative groups continues in Victoria. The only political party that will benefit from such an erosion of trust will be the Greens and voters must take heed of the Greens leaders statements that over time, the Greens will become a force to be reckoned with and represent a third of society as we know of it today. By that time the influence of the Baby boomers generation would have waned, replaced by a more aggressive and progressive generation seeking to change the world in their image.
End of conservative values. What if an undermining of common values gives way to an erosion of Liberal and Labor Conservative, bringing about enormous changes in what once were considered strongholds of either party. It is no secret that voters support those candidates who fall under the banner of Christian based faiths, despite ideological differences. I say this because we are about to witness changes within Victoria that will create shock waves and change the balance of power in Victoria.
Poor coordination. At the present moment I cannot see any coordination amongst the campaigns being run nor ae they being effective in disseminating their message to a public who have become bored with it all. No wanted such a long and arduous campaign least of all a tired public that is struggling to make ends meet. This election is all about nothing and by that I mean there are defining policies that one can put their hand on their heart and say that these are the policies that we as a political party are standing for.
Summary. In the end we the public like the sheep we are will go to the polls voting on policies that we don’t understand, policies that matter little and policies that may have long term negative effects. Those who fail to disseminate their message effectively will soon find themselves being replaced by those eager to demonstrate that they are better communicators. In the end we end up with the same tired old faces, watching the same circus acts and the people starving for want of good performers. What if the circus did not come to town, will the public miss it?
As always, my apologies for the poor grammar, punctuation and savagery of the English language. All that I can say is that it is great to be alive and one does not give up in the face of adversity.
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: abalinx.com Contact via Email: [email protected] or via Mobile: 0409965538