By Guy Rundle
There is a necessity at times, to take inventory of the place we've been and the place we're now, and sweetness where all of it went wrong ...
From Rinehart to Bob Brown, Abbott to the Rainbow Serpent ... our once-great land has had its fair proportion of nitwits. Come on a trawl via all of them, with man Rundle (and Dexter Rightwad), at the bin evening Australia needed to have.
Guy Rundle is a author, editor, manufacturer and journalist, inter alia. A widespread contributor to the Age, Sydney Morning bring in and all media – other than the 70 according to cent owned by way of the Murdochs, at time of writing – he was once a co-editor of enviornment journal for a few years. at the degree he wrote 4 indicates for maximum Gillies: membership Republic, Your Dreaming...
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He was lucky that, despite Rupert’s recent conversion to the global warming, well, truth, there was still space in the empire for fantasy. And fantasy was what it was – in this case supercharged by the doctrine of predestination – that whatever the hell we could do to the planet, it would not alter God’s plan. God’s plan was a very present help in trouble. As things started to go seriously wrong for the Right – Iraq, Katrina, the small matter of wrecking the Western economy – Bolt went Right of the Right.
True, that has its disadvantages – poverty, death, murder – though it could hardly have turned out worse for the Aborigines than it did. And we might have something more than this dead anglo-celtic suburbia with its light multicultural dusting. When you look at the calm, wellgoverned suburban mausoleum we have become, blame James, James, the grocer’s son and the world he brought with him, like a bacillus between the timbers of Investigation and Endeavour. The others Cheng Ho and Emperor Zhu Zhanji Having noted the world historical importance of James Cook and his two-, three- and four-ship expeditions, it must of course be pointed out that three hundred years previously the great Chinese admiral Cheng Ho appears to have detached a sub-mission of seven ships from his one-hundred-orso vessel exploration fleet and hit Australia at sometime in the 1420s.
Return to Go, please, if so, and work your way through. Your correspondent put a lot of work into the nameless, faceless goofballs who stuffed up our flag, our film industry, our irrigation system, and the least you could do is read them and pace yourself before taking a giant scoop of icing in the form of honest John, the petroliers’ son, aka little Johnny Howard. On the other hand, it may be the other way round. You’re a groutchy conservative given this volume by befuddled relatives desperate to plug a Christmas/birthday/Shavuot gift gap, and you’ve been grizzling your way through some of the entries, while also being pleasantly surprised to see Cate Blanchett get a serve.
50 People Who Stuffed Up Australia by Guy Rundle