Friday 3rd of July 2015

John Richardson's blog

border farce .....

border farce ....

from Crikey ….

when the adults take charge ….

when the adults take charge ….

from the verandah .....

on the verandah .....

killing labor .....

killing labor .....

boo .....

boo .....

Arbeit Macht Frei ….

Arbeit Macht Frei ….

Already we have the Nazi slogan of ‘Work Will Make You Free’ splattered heavily across our social welfare landscape. ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ … work will make you free.

by hook or by crook ....

by hook or by crook .....

The terrorist imaginary necessarily requires mutual enforcement. It begins with the idea of a red under the bed, or the monster in the woods. The work for such a monster is essentially done by the fantasist victim, the individual who fears what he or she might become.

ahem ....

ahem ....

fool me twice, shame on me ….

fool me twice, shame on me ….

 

If governments are to maintain public support for their military ventures, war narratives must be kept simple and consistent. The underlying message must not change: the West is always the innocent victim of terrorism, never its perpetrator.

 

shorten sweet .....

shorten sweet ....

a real dual citizen .....

a real dual citizen .....

from John Passant ….

truth will out ....

truth will out ....

from Crikey …..

The lawyer at the centre of the East Timor cabinet-bugging scandal has finally broken his silence to defend himself and his client against attacks by Attorney-General George Brandis and Abbott government lawyers.

and so should say all of us ….

and so should say all of us ….

So you think you're free to speak your mind? Think again. We are, all of us, increasingly bubble-wrapped in the sounds of silence.

born to fool ....

born to fool ....

If there is one thing about Tony Abbott he loves a good fight.  He reminisces proudly of his boxing days and of his ‘sledging’ days of his youth; citing this as his only ability as a cricketer. “I couldn’t bat, I couldn’t bowl, I couldn’t field, but I could sledge….”

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