In what must be one of the most ugly, most repulsive, most unedifying, and most deplorable public punch-ups in Australian history, we all have to endure the sad saga of two Labor leaders unleashing their fury and venom on each other. What a horrific sight, so much so that even the international press is amazed at this ugly spectacle.
What a wretched debacle the Federal Labor Party has degenerated into. It has simply lost the plot big time. All we are left with here are two colossal egos and power-hungry maniacs seeking to do whatever it takes to gain total control – even it it means destroying the Labor Party (which is fine by me), but more importantly, even if it means destroying the nation.
Both leaders seem hell-bent on laying waste the country and its citizenry, in this vicious, bitter and twisted battle for supremacy. The truth is, most Australians are sick to death of these political games, and most would be sick to death about these two inept, corrupt and contemptible public personas.
This battle is not unlike the Alien vs Predator films. Both creatures were ugly killers and the enemies of humanity. Most film-goers were quite happy to see them destroy each other, instead of destroying more human beings. A pox on both their houses is the common viewpoint on all this.
So too here. Let both these miscreants be consigned to the flames. We want our country back. We want an election, and we want it now. We are fed up with all the lies, the deception, the back-stabbing, the political intrigue, the power trips and the out-of-control egos.
Australia deserves better. What we now have are two megalomaniacs seeking to attain or retain power at all costs. Everything and everyone else can just be damned. They have lost all credibility with the public, and both deserve to be put out of their misery.
If Labor had any brains – and any guts – it would ditch both Julia and Kevin and try to find someone who could guide them through the wilderness here. The truth is, whoever wins the ballot on Monday, neither will be able to rule their own party, let alone take on the Coalition.
Both are dead meat now, and both will just continue to be a major liability in the days ahead – regardless of who gets the nod. Both are dead men walking, and Labor must be brain-dead to think that either one is going to save the day for Labor, and win the next federal election.
This is a completely dysfunctional, divided, inept, out of control, and self-destructing political party – perhaps the worst ever in Australian history. No wonder the electorate is so fed up, and is so eager to have an election called immediately.
Of course it is not just Julia and Kevin who have destroyed this party. The rot set in decades ago. It has long ago ceased to be a party of the workers and the common man. Now it is simply a party captured by radical left-wing social engineers. Now it is simply a party driven by factional groups, party hacks, and faceless men.
It is not a democratic political party at all. It is simply a disgrace, and it needs to put up the white flag at once. Of course I might be biased in all this. So don’t take my word for it. Consider what Kim Beazley Sr said back in 1970 at the WA Labor state conference:
“When I joined the Labor Party, it contained the cream of the working class. But as I look about me now all I see are the dregs of the middle class. And what I want to know is when you middle class perverts are going to stop using the Labor Party as a spiritual spittoon.”
Clearly – and unfortunately – the Labor party did not in the least pay any attention to what Beazley said. Had it taken these words to heart four decades ago, and sought to clean up the mess and get rid of the rot, it might have transformed itself.
But instead it simply went in for more of the same. Thus what we behold today: one of the most frightful, dysfunctional, and inept governments on record. Regardless of who leads this wreck, it is still going down. Why all these political experts think some rearranging of the furniture is going to fix the problems is beyond me.
The iceberg was struck decades ago, water has been pouring in at an alarming rate, and no cosmetic changes will fix anything. No leadership changes will fix anything. This is a culture of corruption. As such, radical sickness requires radical surgery.
A cancer-ridden body is not going to be healed by tinkering on the surface with bandaid solutions. Immediate and radical surgery is required. But no one is talking this way. And the joke is, both main contenders keep talking about how unfit Tony Abbott is to lead the country!
These guys must be on some very strong drugs indeed. They are both living in dreamland. This corrupt and broken government is in deep trouble, yet no one wants to admit it. Everyone else can see it is in terminal condition. Yet these two ego-maniacs keep ignoring reality and keep slugging it out to the bitter end.
It is not looking good for Australia. We need and deserve an election now. We want our country back.