The modus vivendi of this blog is plainly self explanatory. Pathetically,'progressives' regularly promote implausable, impractical or plainly asinine ideas. Who but socialists could for decades abuse the term 'economic rationalism' - without humiliation? THIS GOES TO THE VERY HEART OF ECONOMIC POLICY AND RATIONAL GOVERNMENT: TO WIT TO NOT CRITICIZE THE CONSERVATIVES AS BEING 'RATIONAL'!
My other main blog:
Of faceless men and other idiocies beloved
by the left
Ron Sinclair has left out salient matters in his
letter No MP is faceless 21/10.In an earlier incantation of his leadership, Kevin Rudd referred
to ''Mr Crean and a number of other faceless men''?
At best it was a contradiction
in terms – but worse than that.
The left have
for decades been abusing the 'faceless men' phrase and have sadly denuded it of
In 1963 Whitlam
referred to ''the 36 faceless men:'' Labor's Federal Executive adjudicating on
policy. Menzies soon used it to deadly advantage.
It is bemusing
that Laborites have always invented the vague and implausible, inverted and
preverted words like economic rationalism, longed for true utopian socialism of
the proletariat with their social inclusion ministries / codswallop - and there
They never held
the demonstration signs correctly - the feared Russian bombers could never have
read their plaintive pleading:
This is a nuclear
have been consultative, progressive, rambled about socialist tripe like equality
of outcomes - and in this war of the rats - AKA who was disloyal to whom, how,
why and when - not a word about their asinine policies that were the progenitors
of their incipient destruction at the hands of the people.
is Shorten’s turn to lead these hapless hopeless lemmings over a new
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THE word faction in politics has become almost as pejorative as faceless men. The latter, coined by journalist Alan Reid in 1963, is hackneyed and used now as a mere term of abuse. In the modern age, no MP is faceless.
As for faction, it is a term applicable to both sides of politics, indeed to any large organisation - unions, universities and so on. It is ridiculous to expect a large group of such people not to have group sub-sets of similar interests that will inevitably unite and vote as a bloc to support other sub-group members reach positions of power.
It is unrealistic to expect all MPs to retain their individuality in such circumstances. All that might be hoped for is that public scrutiny lays bare the workings of such factions, especially where they are perceived to foster cosy self-interest rather than the greater good.
Ron Sinclair, Bathurst, NSW
- See more at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/letters/no-mp-is-faceless/story-fn558imw-1226743395899#sthash.n5VqfmsQ.dpuf