MAKING PLANS FOR MALCOLM
by Ross Sharp
Malcolm seems a pleasant man, happy in his work.
We only want what’s best for Malcolm.
Malcolm has a nice smile. A nice smile in a symmetrical face.
Malcolm likes to speak.
And he loves to be spoken to.
Malcolm is the Prime Minister of Australia.
Turnbull. Malcolm Turnbull.
On February 8, 2016, Malcolm announced …
“$4 million each for the Little Scientists and Let’s Count programs as part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda. 350,000 more pre-schoolers will now have access to these programs which will help to inspire Australia’s next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.”
On February 4, 2016, it was reported …
“Up to 350 positions at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) will be made redundant, with its climate research divisions to bear the brunt of the job losses.”
Because … “Successive federal funding cuts, including a $115m reduction in the 2014 federal budget, have seen the agency’s staffing levels shrink by 20% in the past years, equal to around 1,400 jobs.” and … “that science and research roles were hit hardest by the cuts.”
On October 21, 2015, at the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science ceremony, Malcolm said this …
“We have to recognise the central role of science and the work of scientists and people who follow the scientific method.”
Scientists, he insisted, were key to Australia’s goal to remain a “high-wage, generous social welfare net, first-world economy”. Science literacy was vitally needed not only in universities, but in primary and secondary schools.
Is Malcolm confused?
Once upon a time Malcolm “was a staunch supporter of marriage Equality, even publicly expressing his support for a free vote (conscience vote) in Parliament on the issue”, and on May 26th, 2015 Malcolm said this …
“If you think about, say, the British Commonwealth, if you think of the old Commonwealth, the Dominions, they are all now supporting same-sex marriage.
“Australia I suppose is the odd one out or is the one that has not yet turned its mind in a parliamentary sense to reviewing the law.
“The point is the context has dramatically changed and we can’t be blind to that.”
However, “in his first speech to Parliament as Prime Minister, Turnbull wasted no time in casting a cloud over the prospect of marriage equality anytime soon. His decision to opt in to a plebiscite (national vote) instead of a conscience vote in Parliament highlights how politics can overshadow beliefs.”
Malcolm wants to spend $160 million to ask Australian folks all over a question, the answer to which is already known.
I’ve had pisses that have lasted longer than Malcolm Turnbull’s convictions.
In the five months since ousting Testicles Tony from the top job to the relief of a most happye nation, Malcolm has spoken long, and at large, on and about many things. He has spoken coherently and intelligently, on domestic violence, climate change and homelessness, science, research, medicine, all manner of things …
“In October last year, he told the New South Wales state council of the Liberal Party: “We are not run by factions.”
The line elicited more than giggles, in fact. It got great guffaws. And groans. And interjections – among them “Come off it!” and “Should have worn gumboots!”
Smiling uneasily, Turnbull took on the interjectors.
“Well, you may dispute that,” he said, “but I have to tell you, from experience, we are not run by factions, nor are we run by big business, or by deals in back rooms.””
Behold, Our Malcolm of The Immaculate Moral Equivalency.
A Proud Man, A Vain Man, and now a Man Captive to the antipathetic obsessions of those comically narcissistic conceits of pure political ideology and the men and women who BELIEVE them, the dog-eat-dog, fuck-your mother and I Spit On Your Father’s Grave No Frills trademark so historically beloved and embraced by his Firm, the Big Business and Billionaire Corporate Conglomerate otherwise known as The Liberal Party of Australia.
Malcolm ain’t nothin’ but the mongrel breeding bitch of the puppy farm now.
An Empty Man.
A Nowhere Man.
Doing NOTHING the best he can.
Malcolm speaks of “reform”, but there is and can be no “reform” from Malcolm for Malcolm is not in charge as much as he would like us to think, instead there continues, in the tradition of his predecessor, a cruel Calvinist covenant of neither works nor grace, but of banishment and desolation.
No law, no love, just a bleak oppression of body and soul, not entered into willingly, but thrust upon our heads and shoulders with a savage and relentless force under the guise of a new austerity, difficult “challenges”, unending “crises”, and a cycle of perpetual threats and constant dangers which are forever menacing our great state, may Advance Australia Fear.
Everything old is new again.
What does Malcolm stand for?
He must be happy in his work.
His whole future is as good as sealed.
They’re making plans for Malcolm.
They only want what’s best for him.
He just needs a helping hand.