Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The god assumption

Our growing bureaus and their reactive focus is clearly a result of our pollies feeding their own image with god assumptions for themselves .
They can and will FIX  the biggest of problems ; global warming ; global climate change , The Murray Darling  , Our excessive use of water electricity gas and whatever .

To do that they have to maintain the fear and the speed . They have to maintain the idea that dangers are immanent ( where their allegiance with the media is so dangerous ) and that's where taxes must be spent . Witness the growth of emergency management agencies ( the crywolf's ) and the dearth of prevention and sound planning agencies.

Passenges who want to join the slower more sustainable peace train look no further
 Maintaining the idea that dangers are immanent means that modern politics is glued onto an  allegiance with the media .
As a result MEDIA credibility is at all time low . Our ABCTV ( medium being easy message)  must show some vigilance if its not to fall for all the noise.and science jobs ( study the source of growth and prevention strategies  ) just window dressing .

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Aren't We are just so clever

If we are clever and comfortable,  its probably got more to do with those who went before us than our own brilliance. Sound party politics accepts this,  but doesn't always say this . After all , an element of conservatism is present in all good politics ( do we not love our country and its history of democratic process.); The parliament before the party for eg . 
 Perhaps ,as long as you don't believe everything you say in defence of your party ( the Labor party conference today is in defence mode) you are on safe ground .
MOVING FORWARD and SHAPING THE FUTURE are slogans of the lemming drivers so should we trust the current leaders.
As usual the Left is danger of defining itself in reaction.  The reactionaries in the Left need to make up their minds whether the devil they know ( our democracy and its conservatism ) is better than all the ones that they have listened to and failed to prove in their lifetime of blowing the budgets . The idea that they can move on by following the Greens in being "all things to all men"  is of course to commit yourself to outer space in the long term.  Change is good talk may just mean you just don't know what's worth sticking to.(The real answer to Rudd's question)  Marriage provides the basis for stability and saving. The key resilience element in our society that the Left are losing touch with. ( my point is that the reactionaries are the most likely group  to fall for a technological fix=one of the biggest waste areas in modern times.    Reactionaries talk about a need ( like resilience) not because they know how to grow it , but because they specialize in recognizing a problem ( if not a solution) . Doing what you feel like is short term gain ,long term pain.- they see, like many , the first 3 words but not the last 3 words). Reactionaries can see the start ,but seldom see the much greater importance of the finish line ( so critical to really celebrating conservatism as we all should in Australia) 

As usual the Left is danger of defining itself in reaction. Unless Labor finds a way to care  ( The parties rightful place )  that isn't just indulgence, it will keep wanting more taxes than WE are prepared, or even able,  to give . You heard it first from Emperors Academy.