Sunday, March 7, 2010

Labor continues to reach for the Stars

After flying too high in outer space with their hot air policies, you would think Cabinet would be out to clip the wings of the wannabees; The cost of all this space travel could cost them their jobs . First, its the education revolution and NOW , this week its the health system revolution .
Thinking lefties ought to smell a rat - the one that calls itself "revolution" when its real name is "reactionary" rat ( leaves you when it feels like it too) .
How long can the spaceship antics remain attractive, let alone credible to a public once in awe of the possibilities. What is it about the polys , and just as importantly , what is it about the public mindset that keeps this grand dialectic and expensive tour going .

The imagery of church is helpful . Various news commentators have noted this last few weeks the presence of some normally nontalk words in the conversation . "Confession , Redemption". What does it all mean?
What this brief window of religion talk means is the media like to run a smoothing over "niceness policy " ( trying to maintain readership by pleasing everybody /sort of?) - sit on the hard basket till it explodes under them  . They are hoping the tough stuff will go away .But it never goes away . Denial about our need for a worldview is not healthy mentally .  The media sense many are uncomfortable and if anything , want more comfort talk - talk of power .
They are happy to talk politics all day .  "Don't talk religion but lets' talk politics all day " seems to be the moral drive of modern media journalism - until recent days . Even the Aethists this week , while they may be into nontalk mode on the same words, will find its rather hard to describe the problem with religion --- unless they talk about it .

So back to the church -If you are finding it difficult to be there, you are not alone - The rigid confines of religion - fair enough-- its like going to the dentist?  . It may help if you just imagine this congregation came together mainly to talk about their good intentions . Like a Labor conference - only spare the thought, more religious.
Rudd gets up and confesses - "We did wrong"
Gillard gets up and , while not confessing as such , she reads the creed with a passion -"Haven't had one for a while so here it is ! Its called "a curriculum " . She sits down and the congregation are moved to sing in celebration. "Stand up stand up for grammar, good colon use is marching on , forth to the mighty conflict our langauge is going wrong " .The tune from the school of mere description hymnbook titled; Misplaced concreteness.
The priest then reads the prayer "we confess that we don't think its a good thing that we all go our own way .We need some Doctrine and some guidance so our language and the past denial of this reality is acknowledged ."
The sermon for today comes from the gospel of monitoring ( imagine HG wells type character writing this) . "Gird you loins people " "We need to watch our selves lest we fall into temptation of thinking we know best - overservicing . We are going to monitor you doctors and nurses.etc etc . We will ALL be blessed by having more people watch over you . way we will have the very best health system in the world . You will be paid on compliance. We are here to work together on this .
Time for your tithes (GST) and offerings please !
I could go on .
And so it goes . Psychologists tell us that overcompensation and projection  is common . Perhaps this struggle for ultimate power is a form of fanaticism -A denial of our own sense of powerlessness.

Going to church is good if it helps you keep your perspective and your "sense of control". If it helps you face your powerlessness and start back on a solid base . Maybe if the media and the wannbes stopped trying to tell the quiet achievers in the front row what to do, much of  this careless talk from the front bench would be less dreamlike. How long before the front pews lose their best and closest supporters ? - That's reality therapy isn't it - "what the people in both education and health want isn't it" . Some earthly use - "leave us alone " ,would be more like it - "Help us to get on with the job -more beds more docs ".
Final blessing on our leaders. "If you not sure ask !, and it shall be given to you , knock and the door will open; seek and you will be surprised at how much more fun it is coming back to earth , than living in denial."