Do you remember the last three years? Abbott, Hockey Reith and the Poodle ranting on hourly about the state of the economy, the invasion of illegal immigrants masquerading as refugees, turning back the boats, the carbon tax fraud, the NBN and whatever else they could find to bash the government with.
Now we have Prime Minister Abbott.
A refugee boat sinks killing who-knows how many people and there is silence. What was the role of our Navy? Did they try to rescue anyone? Silence. Refugees arrive and are sent straight to concentration camps in other lands. Silence. We now live in a land where people can silently disappear.
Abbott pisses off Indonesian big-time. There is a slight murmur from Abbott about it being a ‘minor irritation’, which was only forthcoming because the Indonesian Foreign Minister did not stay silent. We are learning more about refugee arrivals for Indonesia than from our own government.
Climate change is real and it is mostly created by the human race. The UN says it is a major problem with potentially dire outcomes. Silence. In spite of all Abbott’s lies the economy it is doing well. Silence. Abbott’s NBN is already obsolete. Silence.
Contact with the Government has been reduced to the occasional press release with no opportunity to question. And Murdoch stays silent.
This silence has a name. It is called censorship and it must stop if Australia is to return to being a democracy. I was heavily criticised for my piece ‘Welcome to the Fourth Reich.” Censorship is how it starts and here is it.