I am having trouble finding words to talk about the current ‘state of The Nation’, as in Australia - but also the US with the Trump situation - and even UK and the Brexit debacle - well, everywhere, I suppose.
The level of awfulness and incompetence in ‘world leaders’ seems to be something we should be seriously concerned about.
Speaking as an Australian citizen, I am appalled at the behaviour of our Prime Minister who is trying to portray himself as a ‘real Aussie bloke’.
I, for one, am insulted to think that (in the PM’s opinion) we are all yokels who love nothing better than wearing stupid, logo bearing baseball caps, eating meat pies and speaking like a drongo!
And, if you don’t know what a drongo** is (in Aus speak) just take a listen to our PM.
To make matters worse, the plans he has for our country seem to mainly concern reducing funding for schools and universities, cutting hospital and medical funding, absolute meanness towards people receiving social security payments and (perhaps worst of all) horror mistreatment of refugees, who have been left ‘rotting’ in off-shore detention facilities for decades.
At the same time, the PM (or 'ScoMo', as he prefers to be called - for heaven's sake!) is throwing absolute millions (amounting to billions) around to his mates for ridiculous statues, war memorials and suspect Great Barrier Reef organisations.
As I said, I am having trouble finding words, so here I offer words from someone who knew what to say.
From Mahatma Ghandi:
‘Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.’
Could you please take heed of these words, ScoMo?
** The word drongo is used in Australian as a mild form of insult meaning "idiot" or "stupid fellow". This usage derives from an Australian racehorse of the same name in the 1920s that never won despite many places.
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