Just after the last federal election there was an onslaught of faux piety, socially and in news media, that had commentators wagging moral fingers: people shouldn’t be sore losers and now needed to get behind, or even embrace, a Morrison Coalition government. I remember the tutting and frowning when I responded to such advice with a growling: Over my dead body!
The man’s a smirking, dumb shit so ignorant and conceited he’ll ruin the country rather than make a single move for the right reasons, I hissed at them.
He’ll keep ripping out public funding until public assets are handed over to Coalition sponsors at fire sales and we all pay extortionate prices for lower quality services. Have you looked at your power bill lately?
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So here I was in Canberra. A swanky hotel suite. Nice new suits. Lord Copper’s blank cheque.
But what do I know about writing journalism?
If it doesn’t come with flour and castor sugar: nothing!
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Ideologies always assume that one idea is sufficient to·explain everything in the development from the premise, and that no experience can teach anything because everything is comprehended in this consistent process of logical deduction. The danger in exchanging the necessary insecurity of philosophical thought for the total explanation of an ideology and its Weltanschauung, is not even so much the risk of falling for some usually vulgar, always uncritical assumption as of exchanging the freedom inherent in man’s capacity to think for the strait jacket of logic with which man can force himself almost as violently as he is forced by some outside power.
— Hannah Arendt, 1951, The Origins of Totalitarianism.
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