Friday, July 18, 2008

I call him weasel boy

Australia, you believed all his campaign promises and elected him.

Already, the disappointment is thick - except in the thick. But I’m sure they will catch up eventually.

Maybe you didn’t like Howard’s ideas. Maybe they scared you. After all, Aussies have a pretty sweet deal here at home.

But things can’t stay as they are if you want to (continue?) (better?) play on par with the rest of the world.

And you do, don’t you? If you didn’t, you wouldn’t all have (or want) cable tv, iPhones, multiple car households, a McDonalds in every suburb, and “Sex in the city“ box sets.

Naysayers, shut yer yaps, you know I’m right. I’ve heard plenty of anti-American sentiment, and have come to understand that a great many people -worldwide- greatly dislike America. Just not enough to shun its consumer goods and ‘culture‘. Sic transit gloria mundi.

Whether you liked him or not, John Howard saw that substantial changes were necessary to help Australia become competitive with other dominant global economic powers. And you voted him out for it. Myopic!

My bet is: Unlike his predecessor, weasel boy will get absolutely nothing of value done toward Australia’s greater good. There’s going to be a lot of lip service, slick used car salesman showmanship and hair styling products on show while he extracts more money from your pocket, and vigorously campaigns to win the next election.

Australia, if you allow that to happen, you will only get what you deserve.


Young Werther said...

Dang.. I love this rant (and blog) :)
Adding link......

Lavender said...

Gear ;)

Ces said...

I love this blog Lavender. I forgot about this blog, I should give it a special Brillante Weblog premio! We can arrange that. Dang girl, you go!

Lavender said...

Its the thought that counts Ces - dont give it another thought! Twas nice to see you here and in agreement on some other posts - SO GOOD to know one is not alone, Hugs!

Ces said...

You may be surprised Lavender that there are more of those in agreement with you that not. They are often quiet going about their ways, busy living, very thoughtful, mostly try to be kind and gentle and care for their families, set their priorities right, will tolerate some antics from the weasels but only enough. They are called the silent majority.