John Faulkner to ALP – “Change or Die”. Sounds like Die to me…

10 06 2011

I had a great laugh reading this. The ALP is doomed…

Delivering the Neville Wran Lecture at NSW parliament, the former ALP Senate leader said Labor had already "lost a generation of activists" and unless it confronted internal reform, "we will risk losing a generation of voters as well".

His message was that Labor suffered from a deepening malaise that was a national problem. He attacked Labor’s governing culture of control and staying "on message" as "no longer enough", and argued the public now valued authenticity over "the appearance of harmony".

"The Australian Labor Party was formed because working men and women in Australia needed a voice in parliament.

"The need for such a party still exists, and it will still exist even if Labor should fail the test of reform."

Except of course modern ALP has nothing but contempt and “we know better then you” attitude towards the “working men and women”. It has become a party that somehow tries to bridge the lofty infantilism of the trendy urban left and the “working men and women”. No wonder it’s not working because these peoples’ attitudes are polar opposites. The fact is LNP now represents the “working men and women” of Australia despite the constant kicking and screaming from the ALP that such support is biggotry, racism, sexism, denalism and many other -isms that became meaningless words…

And what good would making the ALP more democratic do? It would only strenthen the divide. Moreover “democracy” in ALP world would mean activists would get even more control of the party because they are ehhh.. more active. Therefore ALP would drift even further away from the “working men and women” and further towards the fringe.

ALP’s problem is not the lack of passion but the lack of mature thinking exemplified by its constant embrace of ill conceived fringe crusades driven by shallow and infintile thinking of organisations like GetUp and Australian Greens.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/change-or-die-john-faulkner-tells-alp/story-fn59niix-1226072670670





White elephant gives birth to rich babies:

9 06 2011

THE cost of staff for the National Broadband Network has reached $132 million a year against revenue of only $3 million this year.

Executives are on big salaries – 34 NBN Co staff are on between $300,000 and $400,000 a year, putting some of them ahead of Prime Minister Julia Gillard.