I was going to post something about this, but to be honest, what's the point. rudd lied, continues to lie and still people think he's ok. Millions have been and are still being pissed away on insulation and the education revolution. He couldn't manage a chook-raffle without his programmatic specificity and people still think he's a good chance at the next election.The Australian - THE number of refugees seeking asylum in Australia jumped by almost 30 per cent last year despite global numbers remaining steady, challenging Kevin Rudd's claim that instability abroad is behind the surge in refugee boats.
I partly blame the media, as no matter how much he turns to shit, the ass-polishing continues furiously. However, they don't control all the news, rudd's smoke and mirrors can easily be exposed to those that want to think about what he says and ask some questions. He's screwed up so much, achieved next to nothing, but still, rudd wins support with just gaseous platitudes, so there is a fair amount of the-government-we-deserve going on here.
The other thing is that even if rudd is booted out on his ass, how much of that will be because of too much government meddling and waste or because we don't mind the government meddling but are just irritable due to the waste. At this point, my view is that we'd prefer efficient government meddling over living as citizens free and responsible for our own affairs. I don't even hear callers to talkback radio demanding the government to stop meddling and re-distributing stolen wealth.
This is not a good thing, given the only other nation that has the means and the will to maintain our western way of life, just joined us on our path to socialist mediocrity, with many of us cheering them along. We gave up our rights to defend our own homes, families and loved ones long ago; let alone think of our borders, so who will be dumb enough to defend us now. Or worse, who will be dumb enough not to help themselves to what's soft, ripe and ready for the picking.