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FASCINATING OPINIONS AND IDEAS

HOW POLITICS WORKS

I told my son, "I want you to marry a girl of my choice."

He said, "NO!"

I told him, "Itís Bill Gates's daughter!"

He said, "OKAY!"

I got in contact with Bill Gates and told him, "I want your daughter to marry my son!"

He said, "NO!"

I told him that my son was the CEO of the World Bank!

He said, "OKAY!"

I went to the President of the World Bank and told him to make my son CEO of the Bank.

He said, "NO!"

I told him my son was Bill Gates's son-in-law!

He said, "OKAY!"

And that, my friends, is exactly how politics works.


HOW A DEMOCRATIC NATION COLLAPSES

In a novel called "Full Black" by American author Brad Thor, a typical thriller in the modern genre - the Americans against Muslim terrorists and a megalomaniac that wants to destroy the USA - one of the characters was explaining how a democratic nation collapses. This novel is set in the USA, but everything in it can be attributed to Australia, the way the nation has been since the 1972-1975 autocratic Whitlam regime, to the former Rudd/Gillard quasi-dictatorship.

Considering that it is from a work of fiction, it reveals exactly how Australia has been suborned and subverted by its politicians and the stupid people who are so easily bribed by the government handing to them a small proportion of their own money that had been ripped off them from iniquitous taxes, as if it was a gift.

FULL BLACK - BRAD THOR

Larry Salomon says: "Government handouts, even for corporations, are like heroin. Most people, once they're hooked, remain hooked and don't even realise it. They rationalise that they're entitled to the handouts."

"And the politicians are just as addicted, except they're addicted to power, and to increase their power, they need to keep doling out more and more handouts. It doesn't matter if we can't afford the handouts. They'll keep borrowing and printing money, running the country deeper into debt in order to keep the heroin flowing. It's a vicious, self-perpetrating cycle."

"In fact, one of the most apropos political observations I have ever read is that a democracy can exist only until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From the moment that realisation takes hold, history shows that the majority of the people will always vote for the candidate promising the most goodies from the public treasury."

"History also shows us that once a democracy goes down this road, things never end well. Each and every single time, the democracy collapses. It always happens. It collapses over loose fiscal policy, and democracy is always followed by dictatorship. And guess what the dictator promises?"

Luke Ralston asks, "Utopia?"

Larry Salomon replies: "No. When democracy collapses, fear, violence and uncertainty fill the void. In essence, it's chaos and that's what the dictator preys upon. The people are so terrified that they will agree to trade anything, even the most precious possession they have - their liberty - in exchange for a return to order. But when order is restored, freedom is never seen by those citizens again"

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LIBERAL VOTER AND A LABOR/GREEN VOTER

If you ever wondered which side of the fence you sit on, this is a great explanation of the differences between a Liberal supporter and a Labor supporter.


FLOGGING A DEAD HORSE

The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that "When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount." However, in the former Rudd-Gillard government, more advanced strategies were employed, such as:


LETTER TO THE EDITOR

The following anonymous letter to the editor of a newspaper clearly reflects what Australians are feeling about the influx of immigrants who refuse to assimilate and integrate into Australian society and culture.

Dear Editor,

So many letter writers have explained how this land is made up of immigrants. Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people why today's Australian is not willing to accept the new kind of immigrant any longer.

Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to Australia, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in Sydney and be documented. Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new Australian households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home. They had waved goodbye to their birthplace to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture.

Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labour laws to protect them. All they had were the skills, craftsmanship and desire they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity.

Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. Australians fought alongside men whose parents had come straight over from Germany, Italy, France, Japan, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Sweden, Poland and so many other places. None of these first generation Australians ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from They were Australians fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan. They were defending the Freedom as one people. When we liberated France, no-one in those villages was looking for the Ukrainian-Australian or the German-Australian or the Irish-Australian. The people of France saw only Australians.

And we carried one flag that represented our country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country's flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an Australian.

And here we are in 2010 with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes an Australian passport and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country. I'm sorry, that's not what being an Australian is all about.

Australians have been very open-hearted and open-minded regarding immigrants, whether they were fleeing poverty, dictatorship, persecution, or whatever else makes us think of those aforementioned immigrants who truly did ADOPT our country, and our flag and our morals and our customs and left their wars, hatred, and divisions behind.

I believe that the immigrants who landed in Australia in the early 1900s deserve better than that for the toil, hard work and sacrifice those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags, fighting foreign battles on our soil, making Australians change to suit their religions and cultures, and wanting to change our countryís fabric by claiming discrimination when we do not give in to their demands.

It's about time we get real and stand up for our forefather's rights, we are AUSTRALIANS! Lest we forget it! I am a native of this country and proud of it!

Join our country, join our culture, join our beliefs, join our schools, our armies and join the line in giving, not just taking the hand-outs. If you are from another religion and donít like ours, then go live yours somewhere else. If you are not happy with our rules and our culture, go live yours somewhere else. If you donít like our lifestyle and our opinions, go live yours somewhere else.

Stand up mates, letís tell them straight. Australia is for Aussies. When you are dumping your own country, dump your trash there with it - come here and be one of us. We donít need you, you need us, join in or piss off.


THE WISDOM OF ANDY ROONEY

These views were stated by US '60 Minutes' correspondent Andy Rooney, but they are very pertinent to Australia:


THE ECONOMICS OF KEVIN RUDD

It's a slow day in a dusty little Australian town. The sun is beating down and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt and everybody lives on credit.

One day, a traveller is driving through town. He stops at the local motel and lays a $100 bill on the desk, stating to the motel owner that he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night.

The motel owner gives the traveller the keys to a few rooms and as soon as the man walks upstairs, the motel owner grabs the $100 bill and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.

The butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to repay his debt to the pig farmer.

The pig farmer takes the $100 and heads off to pay his bill at the supplier of feed and fuel at the Farmer's Co-op.

The guy at the Farmer's Co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his drinks bill to the publican at the local pub.

The publican slips the money along to the local prostitute drinking at the bar, who has also been facing hard times and provided him her services on credit.

The prostitute rushes to the motel and pays off her room bill to the motel owner with the $100.

The motel owner then places the $100 back on the counter so the traveller won't suspect anything.

At that moment, the traveller comes down the stairs, picks up the $100 bill, says the rooms aren't satisfactory, pockets the money and leaves town.

No one produced anything. No one earned anything.

However, the whole town is now out of debt and looking to the future with a lot more optimism.

That is how the Kevin Rudd economic stimulus package works.


INTERESTING VIEWPOINTS

Life is like a piece of toilet paper. You are either on a roll or taking shit from some arsehole.