The World in Decline

 

I didn’t enjoy the 50’s at the time. I was a teenager and at school for most of it. But if I compare it to today, I know which I prefer.

I had a difficult time with my parents. I never did any dishonourable thing whilst living at home, but my mother always thought the worst of me which things were completely untrue. I was kicked out of home at 18 years of age when none of my friends had left home. But getting a job at short notice was not a problem. My mother gave me 50c and told me to go to Melbourne and not to come back without a job. I was scared, nervous and dismayed that my mother cared so little for me. Luckily I did come back with a job, just for the asking. The first place I approached made a position for me. A couple of months later I was told to leave home.

Life was simple back then, even though you could be sacked for no reason given, another job was just around the corner. I managed for years without a car and telephone. I was 23 years old before I got my first landline and signed my first lease. There were no House Inspections back then and I completely redecorated an entire 3 bedroom apartment with very limited permission.

I was pretty much oblivious to politics. As long as I was receiving a pay packet every week and I could pay my rent, I was doing ok. I never saw a homeless person or someone begging and I had no idea that there was such a thing as the Dole. I have always been pretty good with money and I budget well. Perhaps they should make me Treasurer ha ha ha.

Today is a different story. I am now on the Age Pension. I could have been a millionaire, but I chose to ignore opportunities if I didn’t deem them ethical or pleasant. At 26 I bought my first house without any help from the government. I renovated it all by myself, except for new floorboards throughout. I kept it for 13 months during which time it was rented out and I went back overseas.

After 13 months I sold it for 100% profit. I could have made 200% if I had gone to auction. I was made an offer after only one day on the market and I accepted it. My dream was to be sole proprietor of several shops; which is what I chose. I never went bankrupt and I never starved.

Living on the Pension is life on the edge: Especially with this LNP Government in Australia who only have respect for the rich and have an appalling lack of empathy for anyone who is not. They slap themselves on the back repeatedly trying to convince the intellectually ignorant that they are doing such a great job at cleaning up Labor’s mess. Labor never left a mess. How can they have left a mess if the Treasurer was awarded for the best performance in the Industrial world? But MSM never pick them up for it. I don’t know if it is because they are not quick enough to realise what was actually said. Or they choose to ignore it as they are secretly on their side. Whatever reason, we have entered the World of Post Truth Age. For Australia Tony Abbott started it off, got away with it and now it’s become the norm. I guess another Tony, Tony Blair started it off in the UK with his weapons of mass destruction lie. And now as of today, January 1st 2017 the US has Donald Trump.

If the media do not pull these liars up, call them out, who will? We can all scream on social media, but it makes little difference. Who was it who said that Twitter was mob mentality and not to take any notice? I despise being called part of a mob. I am a clear thinking individual who knows what is going on and does not like it.

Every direction I look there is trouble. I look to the south and ice caps are melting. The ocean is littered with rubbish, none of which was put there by me. I look to the north and I see trouble in Indonesia, The Philippines, Papua New Guinea, West Papua, Timor Leste. Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, all of the Arab States. Most of Africa to the west, most of south America. The USA, once Trump throws his weight around. And then there is Europe. Everything is not fine there either. Democratic countries are leaning to the Right. Why? Because the Left leaning governments have been thwarted by Multi Nationals and Right leaning politicians in league with the multinationals. The democratic System is not conducive to wise thinking and wise governing of any country. I am appalled to watch Parliament devolve into a slanging match. The thing is, if one party does it and the other doesn’t as in Julia Gillard’s case, they are deemed weak at best and useless at worst. That’s why Julia Gillard gave her misogyny speech. It went a long way to telling Tony Abbott that his behaviour was no longer tolerated. I wish Julia Gillard would come back. Now that people have woken up that the party they elected is doing a rotten job and that she was really brilliant under very trying circumstances; they may well acknowledge and admire her style of leadership after this miserable lot we have to contend with now. Name me a country who thinks their country is doing brilliantly. If you say China and Russia, you would be wrong. Only the governing/ruling Party thinks that is so. Both countries are having problems. Both countries are ambitious and the rest of the world waits to see what will happen when Trump is President. I’m not expecting great things that will benefit me and my fellow Australians in any way. Let’s hope that I am completely wrong and world peace is knocking on our door.

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Open Letter to ABC’s Outsiders Jonathan Green and all other political reporters

JG = Jonathan Green E W-I = Eleana Winter-Irving 16 June 2013

JG: Blue ties, quail breasts and hairdressers: the Pandora’s box of political sexism has been opened again.

E W-I: Yes Jonathan it has, and as far as I am concerned you are contributing to it. Today’s episode of Outsiders was appalling on all accounts.
The fact that many men chose to wear a blue tie the next day, places them in the ‘I hate Julia Gillard because she is female and strong’. box. This meant that they can say this without actually speaking it. How clever. NOT!

JG: Can you imagine any radio host having that conversation with John Howard? Or, really, any Australian politician other than Julia Gillard? What has happened to the authority and dignity of the office?

E W-I: Nope, can’t imagine it. What has happened to the authority and dignity of the office? I will tell you. It is the blatant lies and misrepresentations made by the Main Stream Media constantly defiling the incumbent government and Julia Gillard. The obvious bias towards the LNP and Abbott is sickening. Why is MSM biased towards LNP and Abbott? I will tell you, it is because they want Abbott as their puppet, so that he will do their bidding when he becomes PM. They know full well Julia Gillard will not. That is why they hate her. One person eggs on the others to ever more daring and foolish acts and comments, as if it were a game. And have a look at the innuendo of this comment: What has happened to the authority and dignity of the office? Julia Gillard is always dignified, even when she trips over. It is the media that has usurped her of her authority.

JG: But how authentic is the PM’s feminism, who talks blue ties while endorsing David Feeney? Why is the PM’s misogyny pitch less effective now than it was in her famous speech?

E W-I: Who says this speech is less effective? You? Are you ‘it’? How dare you question how authentic the PM’s feminism is when you are a party to her demise! The blue ties speech is not connected to David Feeney. She obviously chose the best person for the job. Go on criticise her for THAT too.
Well I guess if you are a moron you won’t get it. This speech is no less effective than the last. This speech was predetermined and the misogyny speech was spur of the moment. That is all that separates them. You didn’t like this speech made to an ALP Women’s group for Labor Women because you are obviously leaning to the Right and the Right are anti-abortion and anti-women in power. You try to hide it at times, so that you won’t be accused of bias. But a reasonable person can smell it wafting through the radio. You can’t hide a vibration that you give off.

JG: How big a factor is the PM’s gender in this… or are other factors at work?

E W-I: The PM’s gender is a huge factor. The fact that she is strong, intelligent, tough, cool calm and collected, poised and unruffled, fair, compassionate, helps the poor and happy for the women of calibre to look after themselves. All are factors, but the other factor at work is MSM that which you are a part of Jonathan Green. As I have previously said she is no one’s puppet.

JG: Will Abbott suddenly restore gravity to the prime ministership? Or will it still be a shock jock free for all?

E W-I: This is how I answer this. How can a clever, manipulative, misogynous moron bring gravity to the Office of the Prime Minister? A man with one policy, besides undoing all the good Labor has done over the past 5 years. The shock jocks will never change. They will vilify, unfairly criticise and lie about almost anything, unless it is something that is close to their hearts. And even then they will lie to promote their cause. All Shock Jocks are morons and only morons listen to them.
Do not think for a second that it is not alright for me to call a moron a moron? Moron is a word that is in the dictionary and a word that is applied to a human being, which these morons unfortunately are. They may not have a low IQ, but they say very foolish things and believe they are getting away with it. Ha ha ha, but only in the eyes of other morons. I would love to say, “as if that matters.” However it is the sheer volume of morons living in Australia that worries me. Compulsory voting means that every moron gets to vote. All the sheeple who may not be morons, but easily led, they get to vote and hasn’t Rupert Murdoch done a number on THEM? Some uneducated people think that if they read it somewhere, that means it is truth. WRONG! WRONG! WRONG! Even if MSM are printing something truthful, they blow it out of all proportion and go on and on and on about it until every unsuspecting person has been thoroughly brainwashed by it. That is the MSM’s ploy. Brainwash the public into believing ABBOTT is the MAN to lead this country. ( yeah, down the drain).

I am not degrading a person by calling them a moron, as it is truthful, just pointing out how they are. Chaff bags, sexist menus, sexual orientation questions, and all the myriad of other dreadful things that have been said about our beautiful PM are degrading. You and the rest of MSM have not learned about shame. These are the times now which MSM have led us down this debauched and uncompassionate path, where one can do anything without shame, PROVIDING one is male, white and misogynist. If you are backed by power, or in the case of Rupert Murdoch are the power; you are ‘safe’. Safe from prosecution that is. Who can take on $14 b in the courts? If it’s not Rupert Murdoch, it’s Gina Rinehart. She also wants Abbott as her puppet. Of course, why wouldn’t she? Haven’t you noticed that Abbott mimics her views on poverty? He only wants to support women if they are women of calibre. You do not have to be intelligent to pass university exams, you only need to be clever and have a good memory. You don’t have to be a good person either.

Gina Rinehart hates the poor. She believes all poor people are either too stupid to get a job, OR they are too lazy. Now let’s analyse this for a minute. Suppose we have 5.5 % unemployment, is it realistic to think that everyone of those unemployed persons could be employed if they were not stupid or lazy? Have you never heard of someone losing their job because of closures and not being able to get another job? Have you never heard of university graduates not being able to get work, any work? Have you heard of ‘over qualified’? And what about injured people, they are soooo lazy my God! Get off your butt and work for God’s sake! Get OUT of that wheel chair and WORK! Gina forgets that she never had to look for work when she left school. She has never needed to go for a job interview. She forgets that she inherited billions from her father. And wasn’t she resentful when Rose Porteus got a small portion of her father’s estate. She forgets that the first billion she made was not enough money and she just had to make another and another, even to the point of depriving her own children. “I want it ALL for myself” syndrome. She forgets that she made her billions from dirt, dirty coal, something the Greens and Labor want to ease out. Get it now? You won’t if you are a moron sheeple with skewed views. No amount of logic or reason gets through to moron sheeple people’s brains/minds.

Now I took a few notes from the panel who disappointed me greatly. First on was Eva Cox: writer, feminist and sociologist and social commentator. MY God! Some feminist! She said that the PM’s Blue Tie speech was tacky. To say this about a woman in the highest office of the land is not feminism. She also criticised her misogyny speech. She criticised Julia Gillard’s endorsement of David Feeney for Batman without checking I bet the reason why. What if David Feeney was the best person for the job? What if there wasn’t a woman that was up to it available? Was this taken into consideration? Too hasty Eva, not a good look for a feminist. I think you should drop that handle.

Next was Grace Collier: Industrial Relations Consultant, declared that she is not on the Right side of politics about 3 times; the Lady doth protest too oft me thinks. You would never know from hearing what she had to say. She did not think the misogyny speech ‘cut through’. Whatever THAT means. She said that the PM is ‘almost’ an imposter. Huh? ALMOST? If you are a moron sheeple you will think this comment is fine. Well it isn’t. Dictionary: Imposter, a person who deceives others, esp. by assuming a false identity: charlatan. So has Grace covered herself by saying ‘almost’? Please note that Julia Gillard has NEVER broken a promise. Also please note that a promise can ONLY be broken if the word promise is used. It is bizarre to think that a person has broken a promise every time they have had to change course on account of changing circumstances. How often have you changed your mind, Anyone, Grace, Jonathan? Did you consider that every time YOU changed your mind or plans that you were breaking a promise? Of course not. See how unfair you are being when you call Julia Gillard a liar, or worse still J U L I A R. Every time you say this, it is you who are doing the lying. Get a grip on reality, logic and reason for goodness sakes. Not saying that anyone called Julia Gillard a liar here, only that MSM often does.
Next Grace said that the PM should not show any cleavage in Parliament. To which there was out cry from both Jonathan Green and Bernard Kean. In fact at this point there was chaos and I couldn’t exactly hear what was being said, as everyone was talking at once, but Jonathan and Bernard both disagreed, lol. I guess they both appreciate cleavage on anyone. That is fairly typical isn’t it? Personally, if the PM or any MP is well dressed, clean and suitably dressed, cleavage or not is acceptable. How many men have come and sat in parliament drunk? COUNT. How many women have done the same? NONE! Women behave with much more decorum than men do. What is cleavage anyway. Good grief! How petty!

Next was Bernard Kean: National Affairs editor for Crikey. He said that “it was a poor decision to run that speech” and also said that it was tacky. He said that she made a leap to abortion and that’s where the speech went horribly wrong. WOW! So little thought put into THAT remark. How was she supposed to get from one subject to another? Ease into it little by little and maybe hint at abortion and then mention it half an hour later? Well Bernard, you have never needed an abortion. I have had two. I want the right of every woman to choose for themselves and not my right to abortion to be governed by men. Women don’t poke their noses into the Prostrate Cancer debate, to operate or not to operate, unless they are qualified doctors and surgeons. Abbott’s views toward Women’s Rights is pathetic. Why any woman would want to vote for him, just shows how brainwashed they are. He then goes on to say that Julia Gillard is leading the party to defeat. Thanks for nothing Bernard, that’s so encouraging. NOT! UNTRUE!
My opinion is that Julia Gillard is the best PM this country has ever known. If all the morons and uneducated sheeple suddenly disappeared into the abyss, then Julia Gillard would romp in with a landslide. Please pass on to Fran Kelly whom I would call Centre Right, and EVERY day going on about leadership challenge. Also Alison Carabine whom I vehemently disagreed with this morning.
Here is a list of all Labor’s achievements over the past 5 years all with a HUNG PARLIAMENT! Now do the maths, good or no good? How does that stack up to LNP and Abbott? What fools you all look to the smart, educated, logical and reasonable Australians.

ALP achievements/bills since they came to office in 2007.
1. NBN (the real one) – total cost $37.4b (Government contribution: $30.4b)
2. BER 7,920 schools: 10,475 projects. (completed at less than 3% dissatisfaction rate)
3. Gonski – Education funding reform
4. NDIS/DisabilityCare
5. MRRT & aligned PRRT
6. Won seat at the UN
7. Signed Kyoto
8. Signatory to Bali Process & Regional Framework
9. Eradicated WorkChoices
10. Established Fair Work Australia
11. Established Carbon Pricing/ETS (7% reduction in emissions since July last year)
12. Established National Network of Reserves and Parks
13. Created world’s largest Marine Park Network
14. Introduced Reef Rescue Program
15. National Apology
16. Sorry to the Stolen Generation
17. Increased Superannuation from 9 to 12%
18. Changed 85 laws to remove discrimination against same sex couples
19. Introduced National Plan to reduce violence against women and children
20. Improvements to Sex Discrimination Act
21. Introduced Plain packaging of cigarettes
22. Legislated Equal pay (social & community workers up to 45% pay increases)
23. Legislated Australia’s first Paid Parental Leave scheme
24. Established $10b Renewable energy fund
25. Legislated Murray/Darling Basin plan (the first in a hundred years of trying.)
26. Increased Education funding by 50%
27. Established direct electoral enrolment
28. Created 190,000 more University places
29. Achieved 1:1 ratio, computers for year 9-12 students
30. Established My School
31. Established National Curriculum
32. Established NAPLAN
33. Increased Health funding by 50%
34. Legislated Aged care package
35. Legislated Mental health package
36. Legislated Dental Care package
37. Created 90 Headspace sites
38. Created Medicare Locals Program
39. Created Aussie Jobs package
40. Created Kick-Start Initiative (apprentices)
41. Funded New Car plan (industry support)
42. Created Infrastructure Australia
43. Established Nation Building Program (350 major projects)
44. Doubled Federal Roads budget ($36b) (7,000kms of roads)
45. Rebuilding 1/3 of interstate rail freight network
46. Committed more to urban passenger rail than any government since Federation
47. Developed National Ports Strategy
48. Developed National Land Freight Strategy
49. Created the nations first ever Aviation White Paper
50. Revitalized Australian Shipping
51. Reduced transport regulators from 23 to 3 (saving $30b over 20years)
52. Introduced NICS – infrastructure schedule
53. Australia has moved from 20th in 2007 to 2nd on OECD infrastructure ranking
54. Awarded International Infrastructure Minister of the Year (2012 Albanese)
55. Awarded International Treasurer of the Year (2011 Swan)
56. Introduced Anti-dumping and countervailing system reforms
57. Legislated Household Assistance Package
58. Introduced School Kids Bonus
59. Increased Childcare rebate (to 50%)
60. Allocated $6b to Social Housing (20,000 homes)
61. Provided $5b to Support for Homelessness
62. Established National Rental Affordability Scheme ($4.5b)
63. Introduced Closing the Gap
64. Supports Act of Recognition for constitutional change
65. Provided the highest pension increase in 100 years
66. Created 900,000 new jobs
67. Established National Jobs Board
68. Allocated $9b for skills and training over 5 years
69. Established Enterprise Connect (small business)
70. Appointed Australia’s first Small Business Commissioner
71. Introduced immediate write-off of assets costing less than $6,500 for Sm/Bus
72. Introduced $5,000 immediate write-off for Small Business vehicles over $6,500
73. Introduced Small business $1m loss carryback for tax rebate from previous year
74. Legislated Australian Consumer law
75. Introduced a national levy to assist Queensland with reconstruction
76. Standardized national definition of flood for Insurance purposes.
77. Created Tourism 2020
78. Completed Australia’s first feasibility study on high speed rail
79. Established ESCAS (traceability and accountability in live animal exports)
80. Established Royal Commission into Institutional Sexual Abuse
81. Established National Crime Prevention Fund
82. Lowered personal income taxes (Ave family now pays $3,500 less p.a. than 2007)
83. Raised the tax-free threshold from $6,000 to $18,200
84. Australia now the richest per capita nation on earth
85. First time ever Australia has three triple A credit ratings from all three credit agencies
86. Low inflation
87. Lowest interest rates in 60 years (Ave mortgagee paying $5,000 less p.a. than 2007)
88. Low unemployment
89. Lowest debt to GDP in OECD
90. Australian dollar is now fifth most traded in the world and IMF Reserve Currency
91. One of the world’s best performing economies during and since the GFC
93. Australia now highest ranked for low Sovereign Risk
94. Overseen the largest fiscal tightening in nations history (4.4%)
95. 21 years of continuous economic growth (trend running at around 3%pa)
96. 11 years of continuous wages growth exceeding CPI
97. Increasing Productivity
98. Increasing Consumer Confidence
99. Record foreign investment
100. Historic levels of Chinese/Australian bilateral relations

In addition:
• First female Prime Minister
• First female Governor General
• First female Attorney General

Now you list NLP achievements, lol. Paid Maternity leave to women of calibre. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Why we can’t say ‘good bye’ to MSM

Why we can’t say ‘good bye’ to MSM

The problem lies here in. We still read and watch MSM, carefully chosen for the subject matter of course, to keep up with what diabolical story they are making up next. We, the sane and intelligent people then need to refute that nonsense. Otherwise who else will? Parts of MSM seem to be believable, such as 4 Corners on ABC. Watching it right now and so far it has been in formation only, which I appreciate. Very informative and freaking me out about cyber warfare. Very disturbing and I believe it all, yet on other ABC programs, the journalist is often biased towards someone I consider to be a liar, feels superior to women, no polices worth anything of value and they will not be ALP MP’s.
QandA is on now. Gay bishop, Gene Robinson is saying that Jesus may have been gay. Well this episode is at least entertainment. IPA is funded by? Possibly Big Tobacco. And contradicting themselves…. Atheist made a good point. Conversation about sodomy. Diverse opinions. Woah, Fred Nile has been challenged, but was not addressed properly. Atheist professor Lawrence Krauss is saying that Islam is as ridiculous as Christianity. Amanda Vanstone says we must all make friends with Muslims and Africans and go out to dinner with them. Fred Nile said “love your enemy”. How can one possibly love an enemy? If you love them, then they will at least be a friend. Once you know that you love someone, it is impossible for them to be an enemy. Lawrence should have said his conscience. This episode has been weird. I’m a Gnostic teacher and all this is nonsense. Susan Ryan seems lost and out of her depth. The mistake from Gnostic knowledge, is about Fred Nile’s concept of God and is that he thinks the Creator God of all that is, is one and the same god as is depicted in the Christian Bible. The god of the bible if even exists, is a very lesser god of which there are millions. No one can have a relationship with God. And also not possible to have a relationship with the Christian god, or any god for that matter. And you cannot love someone you do not know and never met. When a person thinks that god has spoken to them, it can only be vivid imagination or hallucination. Euthanasia. I have a solution for that. Costs nothing and very easy to do. And legal.

@abciview Q&A : Lawrence Krauss, Gene Robinson, Fred Nile, Amanda Vanstone & Susan Ryan http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/view/39343

I like to listen to politicians talking and that I can do watching any of the MSM TV news broadcasts. Then I check how other MSM have interpreted it. More often than not they have twisted, misrepresented and invented a new pseudo truth. Now this is what happens when MSM interviews an ALP MP. However when interviewing an LNP MP they behave in a completely different way. When an LNP MP spews forth a nonsense, they praise it like it’s a miracle or some profound utterance. Rupert Murdock’s News LTD venerates the leader of the Opposition and all other LNP MP’s. Now they are so transparent as in that anyone with a brain can know that an intelligent man (Rupert Murdock) will only do something like this for ulterior purposes. Therefore if it is for ulterior motives, there must be an opposite that is closer to the truth. Anyone who uses their mind mindfully will realise there is only one point to reading MSM and that is to refute it either on Twitter or Facebook, or like me and blog about it. Anyway, I do believe Rupert Murdock is clinging to straws. He has a stinking reputation, so his influence surely can’t last much longer.

Cardinal George Pell to give evidence at Child Abuse Inquiry
The Victorian premier, Dr Denis Napthine, has called on George Pell to be open and honest with the public about the church’s handling of child sexual abuse. Why would an arch bishop need to be told this? Surely if he is worth his weight in salt, he will know that he HAS to be open and honest. Well I watched part of the inquiry and in my opinion he was unempathetic towards victims and has an ice cold heart. His apology and sympathies were acted and rehearsed. He is not a man of integrity or valour. He is guilty of unlawful privilege, meaning he got away with all cover-ups though his position. But a crime is a crime, no matter if the Pope, Queen or Prime Minister commits it.

Every single time I listen to the news on ABC24 I am infuriated about something. For instance it is very annoying to hear a reporter saying that the dollar is struggling to gain ground when it is already above parity. We do NOT want the dollar to be above parity, so anyone with a brain should know that parity or a bit below is the very best place for our dollar AUD. Anyone who uses the word ‘struggle’ here is ignorant and making a big deal out of nothing. If the dollar hadf kept below parity for the past year Ford may not have closed down in Australia.

Did anyone hear the venom spewed forth from Julie Bishops mouth in Parliament this afternoon? She went on and on. I have come to the conclusion that all LNP MP’s have got together and made a list of vitriolic words that they must use whenever addressing parliament or the press. Because the same wording gets recycled over and over. Let’s see, shambolic government, diabolical mess, incompetent, nothing achieved over past 5 years, liar, broken promises, even when no promise was ever made. All are blatant untruths.

Here’s a link to another perspective on MSM:
A must read: The case for keeping Julia http://citynews.com.au/2013/the-case-for-keeping-julia/

And a different view again and one I agree with for the most part:
Get Apocalyptic: Why Radical is the New Normal by Robert Jensen — YES! Magazine
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/love-and-the-apocalypse/radical-is-the-new-normal?ica=Tweet&icl=ShareBar_Art_UR