Abbott just doesn’t get it.

Mr Abbott, you were elected Australian Prime Minister by Rupert Murdoch. The methods used were worthy of the old master, Joseph Goebbels. As Murdoch’s chosen one Abbott now enjoys protection from inconvenient truths at home because of the continuing censorship of mainstream media, but that protection does not extend into Asia

Rupert Murdoch’s may have enormous political clout in the English speaking world but that influence does not extend far into Asia. Rupert’s little boy cannot treat Asia as though they are a mob of little yellow bogans. I had thought that Australia as a country got over that sort of attitude many years ago. It seems that both Murdoch and Abbott just don’t get it. The Yellow peril and Reds under the bed days belong to an age long gone even if our retro government does not understand that.

If Abbot’s action have made it necessary to apologise to Susilo Bambang Yudhoyonothen he should do it. It is not even three months since the election and already this man has trashed Australia’s standing in the world community and this is not going to get better until Abbott gets over his ‘shit happens’ attitude towards the leaders of Asia.

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3 thoughts on “Abbott just doesn’t get it.

  1. Potentially of more concern is the stoush between China and Japan. The fracas over the Senkaku Islands / Diaoyu Islands has never been more strained or fraught, and I do not trust Abbott, Bishop and the Coalition to have the diplomatic touch to either keep the situation under control or to allow Australia to maintain a stately distance. When you have the world’s largest dictatorship at the throat of one of the world’s most advanced democracies, what you absolutely do not need is high-school level diplomats throwing offence on the fire.

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