Scrambling back aboard the Titanic

So Malcolm Turnbull is the new Prime Minister.

That makes five of ‘em in less than five years. And this time the change is made more confusing by the fact that the new PM is probably Labor’s best performing MP, even though he now leads the Liberal Party.

Apparently, Turnbull replaced Abbott because we need a more consultative leadership style in Australia. Funnily enough, the Australian people weren’t consulted on this change.

Apparently, this all happened in the blink of an eye because the government needed to move back to the ‘centre’. Forgive me for being a little sceptical, but if the ‘centre’ is a synonym for the ‘majority’, then it’s pretty clear that Malcolm is not in the middle.

The majority of Australians do not support the ritual slaughter of their leaders in the dead of night. But the blood is being spilt anyway.

In the process, Australians are being told that their votes are pointless. The current circus in Canberra acts like democracy is a waste of time. It’s exactly what you would expect from a bunch of jokers. And it’s clear that the King of the Clowns, Turnbull, thinks that Newspoll reigns over the real poll – the ballot box.

What has happened over the last 24 hours is suicidal lunacy for a ‘party of government’. I’ll get to that in a second.

It was also pure ego, marinated in pure hypocrisy.

The whole shebang started with Turnbull trashing Abbott. And it finished with Turnbull heaping praise on Abbott’s achievements. In between, Turnbull thrust the blade and grabbed the crown in a calculated attack of brutal, treacherous betrayal. If his first words meant anything, his second speech was a sham. And if his final speech was genuine, then the only conclusion that can be drawn is that Turnbull’s attack had little to do with principle and much more to do with self-interest.

In fact, only a self-absorbed, narcissistic shell of a man could claim to be deeply humbled by the occasion while stepping over Abbott’s body in the smiling rush to the media throng. That’s exactly what Turnbull did.

This is the measure of the man.

Turnbull supports homosexual marriage, yet in order to curry favour with his dim-witted colleagues prior to the challenge he gave an assurance that he’d adopt the Liberal Party’s position. After it, he refused to say where he stood. Anyone who believes that Turnbull will honour his commitment when he has already demonstrated so willingly on the walk down the aisle that principle means nothing is deluded.

Turnbull has also claimed that an emissions trading scheme was necessary to save the world and our children’s children. But now he’s like, whatever. And whatever tends to change tomorrow. Just know that when he talks about your children and their future, it’s all hot air. It’s all about him and his future.

It’s not much of a measure. But at least we know that Turnbull’s idea of the middle is more akin to being an indecisive and unprincipled fence-sitter, ready to jump from one side to the other based on what is best for him and his career.

Turnbull’s only ever had one rock-solid policy position: he should be the prime minister. In other words, he believes in politics above principles.

It does not say much for his colleagues or their judgement. They voted for him – to save their seats. Good luck with that.

And as if all of that isn’t going to tick off the Australian public, then Julie Bishop will. As the dust settled and the bodies were carried off, she resorted back to the two party game of mindless, drivelling slogan-slinging. She couldn’t help herself, criticising Labor for being the party of disunity, of going from Rudd to Gillard and back to Rudd again.

Yes. This was at a press conference to announce that the Liberal Party had gone from Turnbull to Abbott and back to Turnbull again.

But enough of the hypocrisy.

Let’s move onto the simple common-sense desire to survive.

If the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd years proved anything, it was that political assassinations are not well received by the public.

The Turnbull-Abbott-Turnbull years will only confirm this.

And just as Rudd would most likely have won a second term, there was every likelihood that Abbott would have as well. Instead, we are going to see more disruption, more instability and more woeful polls.

The new government will not last. The survival instinct has gone.

It’s not that it’s simply missing, but it has been eradicated by self-interest. The politicians in Canberra are so self-absorbed in their own political power plays designed to improve the ‘polling’ that they fail to see that it is these very games that are turning the voters off.

There is no greater example of this than the fact that both Abbott and Turnbull supporters hitting the airwaves last night claimed that they would be voting on what was ‘best for the party’. The entire machines of the major parties are now focused on one thing only: furthering the careers of career politicians. When they say ‘best for the party’, what they really mean is best for themselves.

Whether it’s Liberal or Labor, this mob would scramble back aboard the Titanic if it thought doing so would improve its popularity.

The interests of Australia and its people are a secondary, minor consideration in the corridors of Canberra.

In these circumstances, it can be no surprise at all that we’re no longer voting to put a party into government. Rather, we’re voting to kick them out.

Finally, some words must be said about Abbott. Undoubtedly, his government did do some good. Axing the carbon tax was important. So was stopping the boats. And even I was surprised by his willingness to wear criticism on the issue of marriage.

He might have been weaker than many Australians wanted, but Abbott was not spineless.

But Abbott also failed. The sad reality is that Abbott will probably rue the missed opportunities to be true to himself more than anything else – especially now that they’ve been snatched away for good.

Unfortunately, Abbott has only himself to blame. On the issues where he could have gone hard, gone with principle and gone all the way, he baulked. Failing to scrap section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act is just one example. It was a huge missed opportunity. Instead, he went politically-correct and decided to keep laws limiting free speech in order to placate the most offended minority of them all – the perpetually outraged Islamic community.

Abbott should have gone so much further than simply stopping the boats. This country needed him to. Instead, he allowed a lack of confidence to undermine all his efforts.

And now that Turnbull – a carbon copy of Rudd – is in power leading the Liberals, there must be serious questions about whether we have actually stopped the boats for good. The pro-republic, pro-multiculturalism, pro-diversity and pro-homosexual marriage Turnbull also happens to think that we should downplay the threat of the Islamic State. In fact, he’s even gone so far as to say that Islam is an ancient religion of great scholarship and that the Islamic community is our best ally in the fight against terrorism.

Thanks, but no thanks, Liberal Party.

Know that we don’t want Turnbull. If we did, we would have just voted his clone, Kevin Rudd, back in at the last election.

And also know that you will pay for this. There’s a good reason why too.

Abbott’s last words as Prime Minister were to claim that the Liberal Party was not the Labor Party.

In electing Turnbull as leader, his colleagues proved him wrong.

Turnbull and Rudd

Author: Bernard Gaynor

Bernard Gaynor is a married father of nine children. He has a background in military intelligence, Arabic language and culture and is an outspoken advocate of conservative and family values.

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  1. Emission trading is the only process to reverse anthropogenic climate change. The process is a $300-450Bn pa TO business NPV for Australia and meets UNFCCC 100year rule. Turnbull with his in depth business and government history is the one to lead.
    While serving as branch secretary to Hon John Howard 95-98 showing him how to win Green Group support the UN USG invited to serve on the global body 96-99 that became Kyoto Protocol.
    To Hon Tony Abbott’s credit I help write Green Corp Direct Action (Adelaide Review June 1995 he planned to make Australia the CO2 sink of global emitters engage 200,000 people. His COS stopped the process.
    PRC Government engaged me as foreign expert to help set up CBEX lecture to Law Science Agriculture Forestry Universities reverse 200million hectares of desert growing soil soil-carbon. Awaiting Pres Xi to sign off on land tenure by 2020 the will sequester a minimum 8billion tonne CO2 per annum to UNFCCC 100 year rule.
    Prime Minister Turnbull comprehends that Australia can be to CO2 sinks for global emitters can by 2020 turn over the $300-450,000,000 pa direct and serious flow-on. Equally this route will reverse the expanding deserts engage the 200.000 minimum people direct and lower a minimum8 billion tonnes CO2.
    Well planned Australia could have add-ons marketing product and service supported by UNFCCC certified verifiable CO2 offset certificate.
    The question is, will the PM listen to emotive chatter “don’t lower CO2” “forget the serious job income business” forget desert reversal”.
    Here is PRC operation

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  2. The issue around the ETS is that Clive Palmer paid for Al Gore to stand shoulder to shoulder with him when he announced they would ditch the Carbon Tax.

    Smell a rat! Yep.

    Al Gore OWNS the patent for the ETS and thus will receive royalties on it’s use.

    Thus what a surprise Bill Shorten weighed in at the beginning of this year with a statement to introduce an ETS.

    Now Turnbull.

    What a load of Bull. They are all in on this deal and it is in our face.

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  3. Malcolm is the perfect choice! Perfect that is for the Fabians. Perfect for the abortionists, and the human embryo researchers. Perfect for the gay marriage lobbyists. Perfect for the feminists. Perfect for the renewed push for the republican movement. Perfect for those who want more control of Australia’s sovereignty. No wonder he didn’t get on with Abbott. Oh, and let’s not forget he’s an ex-Goldman Sachs man. Hmmm – someone once said “Once a Goldman Sachs’ man, always a Goldman Sachs’ man”. What has G/S wanted for a long time? Yes – a carbon trading scheme, and Malcolm’s their man!

    Here is a very informative and well researched website:
    “Why Turnbull is a Labor Stooge”:

    A sample quote from there: “This sort of hypocrisy squares perfectly with Turnbull’s contemporary lip service in support of free speech, whilst strongly supporting draconian restrictions on free speech under the Racial Discrimination Act.

    It is also revealed that Turnbull nicknames himself “Satan” and there are accounts of Turnbull verbally abusing journalists and trying to get them sacked for supporting an opposing point-of-view to his own.”

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  4. Turnbull’s conspiracy was the treacherous act of a traitor.

    And we, his subjects, will find that we will be treated the same.

    It is amazing that the highest office in the land can be occupied by a man of so poor character.

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  5. We liberal voters must punish the liberal party to ensure this sort of thing NEVER happens again. If that means the labor party gets in for another term (God forbid) well, so be it. God would allow the enemies of Israel to over run Israel from time to time to teach them a lesson, so to, the Liberal party need to be over run by their enemies so they never betray their voters like this again.

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  6. A sad day for Australians. But there is a new party about to be launched next month. AUSTRALIAN LIBRTY ALLIANCE, their manifesto can be found just google it. They are showing much hope for many of us. Their policies are based on 20 main points. The main one to me is, STOP the ISLAMISATION of AUSTRALIA. Thankyou Bernard for all your previous efforts. Wayne H.

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  7. This is so very very wrong. I voted for Abbott as leader of the Liberals, not for Turnbull. Turnbull is an obnoxiously arrogant self-serving a-hole. This should have been a public referendum. Turnbull is clueless to the threat of islam – God help Australia.

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  8. I bet the people smugglers will soon test the waters. They are very cunning and are always waiting in the shadows like Hyenas, at first sign of weakness they will pounce. Look to Europe people and then you will see. The scary thing now is, people may tire of the big two and do something crazy i.e, vote the Greens in.Then we will surely become Greece 2.0.

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    • If the Greens were to be elected it would be catastrophic.
      These politicians are not this stupid, they are playing ‘world championship wrestling in Canberra,I believe this is all part of an act and the plan is to bring instability to the country so the populace will demand change….what change?…one world government, and most of you will fall for it hook line and sinker.

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  9. Why is a politician like a banana? Because they start out green, then turn yellow, and they are Never quite straight. This has been amply proved, once again, overnight.

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  10. Yes Bernard Gaynor, it’s so good to see the real issues being voiced in print on media and what a shame the media that is seen by the general public will not see your comments. The media runs this country, deposes and elects at will, and I agree wholeheartedly your comments re the polls. They are a disastrous input into the mindset of those who ought to be above this form of coercion that is used by the media. Yes, a sad and sorry day for Australia: we will now be ruled by minute minority demands: gays and muslims who use the same mind tactics to overcome majority mindsets. And our elected politicians just don’t seem to see it or don’t have the personal strength of conviction to stand for the everyday Australian. It will be interesting to see how this unfolds, but I won’t vote Liberal with Turnbull there, and I won’t be watching the “news” either, as it is a mind bending exercise that comes not from any democratically elected person/s who has responsibility for their actions. There is a new political party launching soon: The Australian Liberty Alliance, they could be an option and a counter balance for sanity in this melee. Thank you for the work you do and the stand you take for the silent majority of Australians.

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    • Lesley,
      I don’t watch any television at all, because in my humble opinion, TV and much of its lessor Radio broadcasting has become part of the SSM (Soviet Style Media) that self censors and filters what SHOULD be put out into the public arena and openly discussed, due to the blinkers that have been placed over them under MC/PC fascist policies. The public is getting less information today based on FACT than it was just 20 years ago.

      Luckily News Limited papers are still telling the whole truth and have some very clever people writing them and also you would know that the readers are always higher IQ people too, especially The Australian and the Telegraph but also the Guardian.

      Ideology based on how the world should be and not how it really is, is having a very negative effect on this nation, and your pointing out the problems that are now so evident in our out of control Collectivist mindset ABC, and what is now permitted to occur at ‘schoolies events across the nation, is but a symptom of this ideological thinking where anything goes so long as no one gets hurt – and that is both physically and emotionally – in the process of ‘having fun’ mostly at our expense, and also the expense of the taxpayer and the humble pensioner who fought in the war and also built lots of things for the community and now get rubbished by these wannabe rock stars and also Leftys because they despise them for being so-called unfashionable ie not part of Politically Correct Brigade.
      But by all means bring on a “Third Force” in politics to disrupt the media-inspired lunacy that is transgressing all and sundry and leading to a lack of stability in the governance.

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