Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Mr Prime Minister - attorney General, quotas and taking advice

 I am disappointed in your somewhat contrived response to pressure from morons.  You are the Prime Minister – act like it.  Fantastic job saving Australia from the worst ravages of Covid19 but bowing to unlawful demands just to appease those same low intellect morons is just lacking leadership as is failing to curb management failures.  3 issues.

Firstly, you have effectively convicted our Attorney General without evidence of anything other than speculation and ruined his life.  A 33 year old alleged incident that even the girl’s mother doubted ever happened due to her alleged state of mental health and tendency to ‘exaggerate’ [source - media reports only] does NOT constitute evidence of guilt but you have effectively condemned him to being ‘guilty’ by removing him from his portfolio.  This is appalling and just for the for the sake of easing political pressure.  Apart from disrespecting the law on innocent until PROVEN guilty you have come across as weak and bendable to sustained pressure from morons.  ALL boys and girls at 16/17 are on constant hormonal boot camp as a perfectly normal function of growing up.  All kids, at that age had and have one clear thought to turn into reality.  Indeed, a friend who takes on the role of Santa Clause every year at a major shopping centre talks to lots of kids about their wants and desires.  Fantastic job!  One day a girl whom he said must have been about 14 when asked what she wanted for Christmas said quite clearly and forthrightly, ‘sex’.  Santa nearly fell off his chair.  Indeed, I once had several ‘evil’ thoughts about Jane Fonda in the movie ‘Barbarella’ when I was but 20 years old – perhaps I should immediately instigate self flagellation for a ‘boy thought’ of some 50 years ago give up my job and become a lesser human being subject to ridicule and stoning [metaphor for hatred and abuse from people lodged in their own glass houses] in public places. Now, the drop-kick morons have effectively won because they and you have pilloried a person not lawfully guilty of anything and you have supported them.   Maybe he is guilty [?] but he deserves the same protection under our system of law as anyone else – innocent until proven guilty by a court – not just accused by rabid moronic trolls with their own agenda and supported by our own Prime Minister.
Secondly, instant and effective quotas for women in parliament as a political mea culpa is a direct insult to women and Australia.  Don’t bother with brain/mouth disconnect rhetoric just focus on what promoting women just because they are women actually says.  The clear implication is that they are weak and inferior needing a help up the ladder to positions of incompetence.  This latest ‘reshuffle’  is an obvious attempt to dissuade further political pressure.  Not good.  Over the years I have run consulting project teams all over the globe seeking corporate change and always sought a 50/50 gender split based on the actual job at hand and merit.  The simple fact is that women and men think and act differently and can come to a mutual solution based on that difference.  It is critical that the differences are accepted, celebrated and cherished else we get mea culpa promotions based on what are effectively quotas.  Quotas are an insult to women.  I realise it’s bloody hard when you, Mr. Prime Minister, have to select from a gaggle of people good at being rhetoric driven elected but wanting when it comes to real world political management.  Look at what happened in Victoria when 800 people died as a result of poor management and worse, when the whole senior ‘team of both genders’ from Andrews down suffered collective amnesia on who ticked off on a $30 m spend.  Makes the ‘Porter’ incident seem pretty irrelevant, doesn’t it. 
Thirdly and in my opinion one of the major jobs of the public service is to research and inform the political leaders on every issue with balanced strategic directives right down to feasibility opinions.  Ministers are not closer to God and need help.  There are gaggles of very very bright public servants itching to advise and be a part of our future.  All it takes is the respective politician and secretaries to heed that advise by turning off the brain – mouth disconnect.  A disconnect driven by political [read self advancement] agendas.  Every politician should have at least an IQ of 130 and a tertiary degree in something and be forced into proper debating school so as to be able to discuss [not merely converse] without shouty ‘I win because I am louder’ behaviour.  The screeching crap from both sides and genders in Parliament is demeaning.  Indeed, the term ‘representative’ of a politician’s electorate seems forever lost to grandstanding.  Proper debate is life enhancing but destroyed by the low intellect shouty people.  Perfect example – Biden / Trump so called debates.  Where is the measured response driven by responsibility and accountability?
So, Mr PM, firstly don’t listen to the moronic trolls but uphold the law, secondly develop a real transparent interactive gender position assimilation program and thirdly take advice as a leader and be shown to take advice without fear.  

Saturday, March 13, 2021

The Queen

Like millions of right thinking people the antics of Harry and his wife ticking off the ‘firm’ in oh-so-sad rhetoric to a ‘shock-jockette’ are indicative of five year olds who have lost their play pen.  Even the fact that Meghan dragged Harry off to the land of short history, QAnon, Flatearthers and idiot creationists to get a hearing speaks volumes.  Then we have the ‘jockette’ determined to create headlines using him and her as rating catalysts.  It doesn’t get more pathetic.

We Australians, being the recent colonists, have a history going back millennia with ‘Royals’.  Not because they rule anything [don’t tell the Ghost of Gough] but because they represent our history and still create stability by the very fact that they and we have that millennia of history.

Can’t change history and history is what makes us!

There is no doubt we are all happy with Liz as our titular head of state and indeed the church of England into which I was abducted as a kid [none of this catholic stuff – note that those same Catholics have refused to give back any Australia medals despite condoning child abuse but still accuse Margaret Court for her beliefs]. 

I believe Liz is the worlds richest person and also acts as caretaker for her personal estates as well as many many state assets.  Big job preserving history and I believe that’s her role – to make sure the world has a safe place which recognises history.  The fact that she is not short of a quid is good news.  Harry and Meghan on the other hand seem to expect Liz to fund their lifestyle even after demonising the firm.  I just don’t understand the stupidity associated with this.  Harry was patron of the Invictus games – a great initiative – but seems to have also thrown that away losing all military rank and probably the title ‘Duke’.  

In short, we need our Queen as a measure of stability and grace.  We need to see royal ‘being human’ spats but most importantly how they are handled – with stability and grace.  We need to be able to compare a class act with say Trump to realise there is a better way.

So yes, you royalists, our Queen is a class act and what she stands for in terms of our history is just plain great!  Further, we have her system of Government which is absolutely the world's best with checks and balances everywhere.  No republican president with powers of pardon et alia and no dictator ‘for life’ rule.  Their systems are broken, ours are not.

Long live our continuing monarchy as they represent who we have been and who we are.