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"...public opinion deserves to be respected as well as despised" G.W.F. Hegel, 'Philosophy of Right'

a sleazy year « Previous | |Next »
December 23, 2012

And so the political year 2012 ends. It's a year in which the Gillard Government finally clawed back some of the ground it immediately lost after its formation; the mainstream media lost even more creditability; some reforms were implemented over fierce resistance; and the old white blokes in power looked ever more out of touch.

RoweDpoliticalcouples.jpg David Rowe

It was a sleazy, tawdry year of hand to hand fighting in the trenches between political friends and enemies. It was a situation of mutual enmity with its possibility of war and mutual killing between them.

This partisan conflict undercut a political liberalism that assumes that conflicts between political groups can be solved to everyone's advantage through an improvement of civilization, technology, and social organization; or be settled, after peaceful deliberation, by way of amicable compromise.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 3:11 PM | | Comments (2)


The sleaze and trashing is all Gillard's fault according to Amanda Vanstone in The Age.

Tony Abbott behaves in an exemplary fashion.

I like backing roughies sometimes.
So I will put my $5 on Joe hockey to be P.M for xmas next year.