Archive for June, 2009
I long for the day when we are all superstars, drunk on our collective power and rich beyond our means.
A zombie bank is worthless but it continues to operate because of government support. So the dead are having a terrible effect on the living.
Michael Jackson was bigger than God, richer than Croesus and – without a doubt – the biggest celebrity the world had ever seen. Thriller was released in 1982, hitting St Louis – where I was living at the time – like a nuclear explosion.
Posted by Bill, June 28th, 2009 - under ALP, Australia Institute, Australian politics, CEOs, Classes, HowRudd, Howard, Kevin Rudd, Keynesian neo-liberalism, Keynesianism, Merchant bankers, Neoliberal Keynesianism, Neoliberalism, Tax, Tax cuts, Tax the rich.
The HowRudd Government is giving CEOs at least an extra $41 a week in tax cuts, but has nothing for those earning less than $34,000. That is Labor for you.
Labor’s women parliamentarians support rape in marriage because they support the West’s imperialist adventure in Afghanistan.
John has published a piece on the revolutionary party on Left Focus. His basic argument is that the building of a revolutionary party with its roots in the working class and as part of the class is an historic necessity. The democratic socialist revolution can only be successful with such a party. This is not about [...]
Who makes a judgment as to what disempowers women? If burqas, why not bikinis?
Corrupt primary producers – Farm gate. Corrupt chiropractors - Back gate. Corrupt police – Investigate. Corrupt and angry pest controllers – Fumigate. Corrupt ship builders – Frigate. Corrupt lawyers – Litigate. Corrupt water providers – Irrigate. There are hundreds more. Add your favourites. (Malcolm Turnbull at a gate?) Enough I say! Enough of this ‘gate’ crap! Join [...]
I went to the union demonstration yesterday outside the Iranian embassy in Canberra. There were about 200 people – some of whom were Shah supporters. The buses from Sydney with unionists from the CFMEU, the MUA and others sure helped. We could agree on some slogans – death to the dictator and death to the [...]
Chavez supports the Iranian dictators as an expression of his bourgeois nationalist policies. I’m with the Iranian protesters and the nascent Iranian revolution.