Disaster politics

Thursday, 31 July 2014   International relations   15 comments 

The last few weeks have reminded that in recent years something rather unpleasant has entered politics.

The last six years have shown that what asylum seekers have more to be concerned about is an insecure, out of control political class that targets the most vulnerable to make itself look in command.

The left have been portraying Indonesia as the victim and Australia as the bully but the reality is more the reverse.

“We will decide” was a phoney bit of Australian unilateralism made possible at a time of that phoney bit of US unilateralism, the War on Terror.

Foreigners

Saturday, 20 July 2013   International relations, Tactics   27 comments 

The Great Destabiliser has moved up a notch.

Change – an update

Thursday, 8 November 2012   International relations   2 comments 

It would seem whatever happens internationally, it would have to accompany dealing with the baby boomer psychodrama at home.

If the EU-appointed technocrat governments have no legitimacy, neither do the Parliaments that voted them in.

Going down together

Friday, 18 November 2011   International relations   4 comments 

The irony of all of this is that there is pretty well no two countries with less interest in breaking off with each other than the US and China.

Rudd is using the very fluidity of the situation caused by the decline in US influence, that undermined his Prime Ministership, to now undermine Gillard’s.

Censor what?

Wednesday, 8 December 2010   International relations   7 comments 

It is not nice to see people in positions of power bullying members of the public who make use of the internet. But the content of what is going on has been distorted on all sides.

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