The Pied Piper of the Sky.


I’ve been thinking about the whole Graham Richardson thing and how it relates to us on the Left.

Especially in light of his latest article for The Australian:

Now, I believe the problem we have here is that cynical political operators are taking us for mugs in their aim to manipulate politics in Australia for less than altruistic reasons. A surprise I know, however I’m talking about a specific subset here. Those who we of the Left feel a visceral connection to because the operative was once of the Left themselves, and now operates in some sort of quasi-Progressive Left netherworld where they maintain a semblance of overt identification with us. In order to manipulate the hell out of us!

Yes, it’s yet another creation of the evil genius, Rupert Murdoch, and his minions in his Faux News Empire (and I put a capital ‘E’ on Empire because it is in all but overt assignation).

They do it in America on his Fox News propaganda channel, and they do it here on Sky (which is why I’ll never subscribe to it, no matter how superior its political coverage is). That is, they lard up the channel with Conservative propagandists, but also those who have had previous political connections with the Progressive Left.

The commentators that they have from the Left generally fall into two camps.

Firstly, those who still identify in the here and now with the Left, but who are so meek and mild and concerned about their mortgages and the kid’s school fees, that their criticism of the Right and support of the Left, is only ever less than robust. This keeps the restless natives of the Left who are watching, always a minority of viewers anyway and open to persuasion as Rupert hopes(unlike the Right supporters who get reinforced and vilified should they ever think of changing allegiances), satisfied and thinking, well, at least that Far Right so-and-so’s channel has SOME Left voices, and what can I do about that anyway?

Then there are the Graham Richardsons and the Gary Johns types. Left politicians in a former life, who once they got their dick wet in the Right, liked it so much they jumped Right in. Also, you’d usually find, if you had a close look at them that they were the most cynical and ruthless of Left politicians to begin with, and were not averse to employing a similar mindset to Rupert Murdoch’s during their tenure on the Left. So, and Murdoch is good at this, once word got around that they were a freelance ‘Gun for Hire’ to the highest bidder, they were gladly used by News to befuddle the supporters of the Left, who seem to be loyal to these guys because, well, they used to be in Hawkie’s, or Keating’s government! And they are political Left demi-gods and couldn’t have chosen their confreres unwisely, could they?

Well, no. However, what we have to realise is that while Hawke and Keating haven’t accepted the Devil’s dollar, these other guys are not so principled.
They’ll gladly play a Pied Piper’s tune for the Left to follow them down the garden path.

Graham Richardson finally, candidly admitted as much the other week. He admitted to being part of a concerted, opportunistic, cynical, covert push, in concert with Kevin Rudd, Bruce Hawker and others, to destabilise the government of Julia Gillard, and replace her with Kevin Rudd who had made all sorts of deals with the devil to get his old job back. Which basically means implementing all the policy changes that they wanted.

Thankfully Kevin appears to have seen the light and is not playing along this time. I think, once he took off his rose-coloured glasses that he was looking at himself in the mirror with, he divined the malign moves of the Murdoch shills to destroy to as great an extent as is possible, the great Australian Labor Party, and they were leading him a merry dance, just as much as everyone else.

So Graham Richardson and his ilk appear to be making a Full Court Press anyway to remove the Prime Minister. Again. Though, considering what we now know, it all seems faintly ridiculous, and definitely spurious, to me. Especially so as they have a reluctant figurehead and spear tip, in Kevin Rudd. Which is why they are concocting Candidate Plan B, Bill Shorten, hoping that his renowned ego and ambition will be the pride that goeth before the Labor Party fall at the upcoming election. He’d be PM for how many weeks? 20 something? Not much of a pinnacle of achievement and Bill Shorten, to his credit, realises this absolutely.

So what we are left with is a pack of rabid hyenas baying for the Prime Minister’s blood. Well, one thing I do know about rabid dogs, is that if they are unable to attack their quarry successfully the rabid pack is so driven to distraction by the bacteria infecting their brains that they end up attacking each other. And I think this is the chain of events the PM knowingly set off when she announced the election date.

She unleashed the Rabid Right’s Dogs of War.

However, she is remaining studiously and determinedly out of their reach. A woman with more understanding of their game than anyone else I believe.

And, anyway, I’ve never believed a word Graham Richardson says since Virginia Perger and Offset Alpine.

His faux earnestness, gravitas and sincerity doesn’t convince me. Not for one second. His tune was never music to my ears.

605 thoughts on “The Pied Piper of the Sky.

  1. OK, so we all think Newspoll will be as abysmal for the government as all the rest of the polls? And do we even care anymore?
    Computer says, ‘No’.

  2. c@tmomma

    Another bad poll will give the msm and their cheersquad more excuse to yell that Gillard must go. And Labor Rats such as Richo to do the same. Sigh…..

  3. Tweet from Mr Denmore

    Spotted dining in Bronte: News Ltd CEO Kim Williams and former NSW Labor Treasurer Michael Egan.

  4. Since when did governments, or their leaders, go because the media tell them to?

    I just don’t get it. The media are unelected, unrepresentative swill, motivated by the twin concerns of pleasing their master who signs their weekly cheques, and arrogating the power unto themselves that has been given by the people, to their government.

  5. Yeah. So what. Kim Williams is married to Gough’s daughter. Doesn’t stop him being the guy in control of Rupert’s interests in Australia. Rupert signs the cheques.

  6. If the OM create chaos out of every poll for the next 6 months , surely people will start to get very tired of it . OM could be shooting itself in the foot again…..for their customers. , why spend money on the same stories ?

  7. Um guys…don’t know if any of you are close enough to Gusface to have his number but he could use a friend tonight. According to his tweets he found out his wife has been having an affair. He seems very upset. 😦

  8. C@tmomma, another fine post, love your work 😀
    I agree entirely with your assertions about Richo, he who sold his soul to the Murdoch devil.
    I think his defection was brought about by a severe bout of Relevance Deprivation Syndrome, and was included in my poem of the same name, for that very reason.

    I don’t know about you guys at the Pub, but I am pretty well sick and tired of the incessant ramblings of the MSM on the question of the “Inevitable” (?) resurrection of his Ruddness, so I have just posted my latest poem “LNP Policies, The Story So Far” for a bit of light relief, looking at the things that really matter. 😀

    Cheers 😀

  9. SK

    Do you follow Finns and Frank on twitter. Perhaps they can talk gus around? I just had a look at his twitter page, and it is not looking good at all

  10. Wasn’t gonna get sucked into the Bound for South Australia stuff but I’m drunk so fuck it. Here’s how we do it. I’m the fat bastard silver fox on the right who keeps adjusting his glasses

  11. Dear Journo,

    Want a Walkley? Try this:

    Q1: Mr Abbott, how much was your electricity bill prior to July 1, 2012?
    Q2: how much has the carbon price added to that bill?
    Q3: are you having any problems covering that?

  12. Jeez! Being the closest to gusface in distance terms, we both are on the Central Coast afaik,he up the top end, me down on the opposite headland to Palm Beach end, I’d offer to go and get him in the car and take him for a drink somewhere to sooth the savage beast, so to speak, but it’s bucketing down here atm like Noah’s gonna come by on his ark any moment! So bad has it been that my Windscreen wipers borked themselves this afternoon on the way home from picking my son up from the train station! Now I can’t go anywhere, unless it’s not raining, or I get them fixed. 😦

    Maybe if I sent you an e-mail space kidette, you could let him know my address, and if he wants a shoulder to cry on, he could always come to my house.

    I just don’t want anyone like him, in an unstable mental condition, doing anything drastic. 😦

  13. Finished Gold Diggers of 1933.

    Most of it is crap but

    Intro: Ginger Rogers sings “In the money”

    End: Does awe on poverty and war.

  14. C@t:

    He’d have to taxi. He tweeted he’s knocked off his 3rd bottle of scotch, whether that’s true or not.

  15. Um, might I just add that I have seen it reliably reported that monogamy is a uniquely human attribute, and even then scientists think it rather a strange preoccupation for homo sapiens to indulge in. 🙂

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