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EXTRACT FROM KEVIN RUDD’S ESSAY, ‘THE NEW POLITICS’.

Posted in Uncategorized by thecuriousmail on July 26, 2009

So my fellow Australians, politics in the twenty-first century has attained a level of sophistication that could only have been dreamt of by Machiavelli.

With very very few exceptions, where they should be the best of us, our political leaders, elected or unelected, are in fact the worst of us: they are base and ignorant, insincere, arrogant and conniving, simply liars, cheats, and thugs. The political process is both corrupt and corrupting: attain and maintain a position of power, that is the only goal.  And whilst this is the overriding objective  of  all political activity, to be able to control, dominate, exploit, to desire this, to perpetuate it,  then we the people remain slaves and  fools.

In a democracy we sit on a  merry-go-round, for sure sometimes changing where we sit, but staying on the same merry-go-round going nowhere. And the loud carnival music drones on, making any discussion difficult. In this Happy Land of Democracy, when did you last hear ideas, of say Hume or Proudhon, discussed?? Are we really so sure we have ALL the answers. Can we really do no better than this mess of lies and deception we call democracy??

In countries without even the pretext of a vote to justify control, the political leaders use overt force, have no consent, and negate any idea of ‘general will’.  Their end should reflect how they acted in life. The Happy Democracies demonize North Korea and Burma, but not China nor Saudi Arabia. The hypocrisy is galling, as the Happy Democracies demonstrate their convenient morality.

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Thank you for that Kevin. You sure are a mate.

 

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  1. Paul said, on July 27, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Holey Mackeral, Kevin’s started to make sense. How did that happen?

    • thecuriousmail said, on August 2, 2009 at 6:08 pm

      kevin can be accused of barely making sense, barely, but then only in comparison to the inept liberals.


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