SOLO-Australia Op-Ed: Rudd’s Victory—Symptom of a Lobotomized and Amoralized Nation

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Submitted by HWH on Sun, 2007-11-25 05:06

SOLO-Australia Op-Ed: Rudd’s Victory—Symptom of a Lobotomized and Amoralized Nation

By Hilton Holder

November 26, 2007

If you were to conduct a nationwide poll amongst average Aussies as to whether a man should be sent to jail for stealing a loaf of bread, the answers will tragically reveal that most individuals have become as amoral as crack addicts.

The typical answers you could expect are that it’s always OK for someone to steal bread provided he steals it from someone who has enough bread for himself; or, provided the thief suffers from some sort of social handicap: he's poor or black or a midget or a moron or has some condition that just isn't his fault.

You may be stunned when you finally realise that most around you are perfectly willing to steal from you, and what's more, they also claim to have a moral justification.

How is it then that most of our fellow-citizens fail to recognise that each individual has an inalienable right to hold onto his own bread, no matter how much money he makes and regardless of the size of the chip on the thief’s shoulder?

It's simple. Most people have never even given the concepts of right and wrong a moment’s thought. They simply absorbed their ideas from their parents, their teachers, their priests and others around them.

Yep, it's a fact. If your dad was a wharfie and a unionist and thought it OK to lift whatever he could from "the bosses," in all probability, so will you. Had you been raised amongst socialists, would you not have joined a political gang who promised you a "bigger share of the pie"? Let’s say you were brainwashed by the current "Green" agenda of the teachers’ union; would you not have voted for old Bob?

If I'm wrong about this, how is it possible that Rudd, Howard or even Brown could promise you something like "free Broadband" with a straight face, despite the fact that you and they all know that they would have to extort these services from hard-working Broadband providers at the point of a gun (read progressive taxation) in
order to deliver it?

And what of other scams like free maternity benefits, free healthcare, free after school care, free guaranteed jobs, free guaranteed wages, free guaranteed holidays, free baby bonuses, free Kylie Minogue CDs, etc.?

Now is that theft? And is it right or wrong?

Here’s the wrap. It's theft, ladies and gentleman! Plain old theft by plain old thieves ... no matter how you dress it up. And the fact that everyone's in on it also doesn’t make it right.

“But it’s democracy!” you may cry ... and should you ever have given any thought to the concepts of right and wrong, it's right there that you should make the choice to stand your ground against one or a million and shout, “No! Unless my life and my property are protected from my thieving brothers it’s just a scam!” But you haven’t and you don’t.

Why don’t you? Because you've been lobotomised and amoralized, that's why. You've heard the infamous lie of "it being better to give than to receive" since you were born; and let’s not mention its even uglier twin brother that says it’s OK for you to steal if enough of your mates are also doing it.

“But it's the scumbag politicians,” you may say—”they run the system.” Yes, but with your consent—and if you want to reclaim your status as a moral being you have to put them on notice that you have changed your personal policy, and that on principle you now refuse to accept stolen goods as a bribe for your vote.

“But its impossible for me to change the system. I'll be the only one.” Wrong!

There are thousands of us who want to bury this scam, and who are so desperate for the sight of a politician who promises to do his job and protect us from criminals rather than claiming how he'll be even more ruthless at stealing from us, if only we vote for him so he can be in charge of our guns for a term.

If you believe right and wrong are choices that matter, and you're sick to death of being an unwitting accomplice to this political scam, we urge you to come and discover the revolutionary ideas of Ayn Rand at www.solopassion.com, ideas that could be destined to turn you into a moral being, perhaps for the first time in your life.

Sense Of Life Objectivists Australia
Media contact: Mr Hilton Holder
(+614 1281 4046)
e-mail: soloaustralia@gmail.com

SOLO SOLOPassion.com


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Thanks Linz and Glen

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I admit that reason is a small and feeble flame, a flickering torch by stumblers carried in the starless night, -- blown and flared by passion's storm, -- and yet, it is the only light. Extinguish that, and nought remains.- - Robert Green Ingersoll

Rudd orders his MPs to visit homeless shelters

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Outraged by poverty he says, "This is just wrong in a country as wealthy as ours.'' Full report here.

One wonders how many more homeless he'll create with his brand of socialism.

Belated congrats on your piece, Hilton! Smiling

You see, Hilton ...

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Write 'em when you're good and mad, as we said! Smiling

And congrats! There's a lot of stuff goes on that site. To be most read for two days is quite something! Good on you!! As Eli would say, bally good show old boy!

And I might add, what a great thrill it is to see the voice of passionate reason right there in the mainstream like that. Fanbloodytastic!

Thanks Lance

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I literally banged this together in half an hour...it seems that this is what I should do with all my op-eds from now.

Have you got a link I can view, or is it subscription based?

Hilton

I admit that reason is a small and feeble flame, a flickering torch by stumblers carried in the starless night, -- blown and flared by passion's storm, -- and yet, it is the only light. Extinguish that, and nought remains.- - Robert Green Ingersoll

Congrats Hilton, this Op-Ed

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Congrats Hilton, this Op-Ed was number 1 most read on Scoop, even the day after it was posted. Laughing out loud

In fact, alot of the SOLO stuff seems to get a decent rating beyond the initial first reads that would bring the numbers up.

Aussie/ Clive James

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It is difficult to grasp that Australian electors can vote in an administration as cloyingly bad as the present NZ government.

I understand that Dudd is bound for the climate hysterics assembly in Bali next week (he wishes tom appreciate it first-hand) and has pledged to sign Kyoto! His admirers in Helen's stable will love this guy!

If the Labor party in Australia does execute its tax cut promises will it relieve the population of the other stealth taxes of stamp-duty (average sum paid for a residential property in Victoria $16,000), capital gains tax and a raft of whimsically imposed sales taxes? Lets not forget that it has vowed the new government will not cut state spending.

To quote Clive James:
"Australia is less of a country than it is a trade union!"(1997)

The only hope for Aussie politics: Victor Cabery-Carruthers

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And since that is a completely made up name, it gives you some indication of how much I hope I have for our Aussie brothers and sisters and their socialist ideas.

Scott DeSalvo

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur!

Yep Eli, I'm hoping for that

HWH's picture

But did you notice that the greens have consistently garnered 3rd position in almost all constituencies?...

and they're not all green anymore as they've imbibed the hard line red argument that Latham couldn't pull off, but which has historically been a winner for any wannabe dictator.

If they can appeal to all their sapsuckers as well as endear all the borderline commies out here it may be a fait accompli

Far fetched you may say...but they've passed the Nats already, haven't they?

I admit that reason is a small and feeble flame, a flickering torch by stumblers carried in the starless night, -- blown and flared by passion's storm, -- and yet, it is the only light. Extinguish that, and nought remains.- - Robert Green Ingersoll

I

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would not be too sure about it being the last Liberal government for a while.

When postal and preference votes are counted the final result will be more like 80-81 to 67-68 (hardly an overwelming endorsement) and there will be about 10 labor seats with 51% of the two party preferred votes or less.

The Liberals will also have a number of 'new faces', and if Malcom Turnbull is leader he is fairly ruthless and has unlimited amounts of money to spend.

The least economic slowdown will rebound on Labor very severely, as will industrial action by the Unions.
So, yes...2010 is far from a certainty for Labor getting re-elected.

"I create nothing. I own"

Thanks Mitch, Sandi

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Yep, I'm definitely going to publish an Aussie Samizdat..1st issue in Jan.

And Mark...I felt the same when I saw this crap on the news, what a travesty, and now with Costello gone and the Greens gaining momentum, it may have been the last Liberal Gov we've seen for a while.

Methinks it's the start of a long night over here.

Hopefully we'd see the start of a backlash when the first carbon taxes kick in and the sheeple realize the sky hadn't yet fallen.

The absolute ignorance of these peasants reminds me of the final scene in "Braveheart" where they're joking, spitting and chucking rotten veg at Wallace as he's being led to the block to have his entrails ripped out, except here they're sitting in pubs, looking cool and cracking VB's...anticipating their new free baby bonuses and high speed broadband while the whole country is being drawn.

I admit that reason is a small and feeble flame, a flickering torch by stumblers carried in the starless night, -- blown and flared by passion's storm, -- and yet, it is the only light. Extinguish that, and nought remains.- - Robert Green Ingersoll

Nice work Hilton

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I've put it in this month's Samizdat with a "that goes for you too New Zealand" Smiling

And permission is of course granted for an Aussie Samizdat. 80% of the royalties is all I require. Sticking out tongue

Hilton

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That is an excellent piece of work. Ideal for an Aussie Samizdat!

I turned on TV this

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I turned on TV this morning to catch the news while making breakfast and I see Ruud has made his first two policy announcments: pulling troops out of Iraq and signing up to Kyoto.

Unbelievable: the slide is going to be quicker than I might have thought. This now gives us Kiwis nowhere to run.

 


Hilton, re the cauli...

Ross Elliot's picture

...I insist you persevere, the rewards are great. Oh, the flavor, the texture! Don't forget the bacon. Match made in heaven.

Thanks Ross

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That may be the case...but I know I'll never get close to making cauliflower the way you can.

I admit that reason is a small and feeble flame, a flickering torch by stumblers carried in the starless night, -- blown and flared by passion's storm, -- and yet, it is the only light. Extinguish that, and nought remains.- - Robert Green Ingersoll

Excellent, Hilton

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Could have written it myself. Eye

Aussie Samizdat

HWH's picture

Still waiting for permission from Mitch on that one...and will come up with a proof sometime soon. Puzzled -:?

Hilton

I admit that reason is a small and feeble flame, a flickering torch by stumblers carried in the starless night, -- blown and flared by passion's storm, -- and yet, it is the only light. Extinguish that, and nought remains.- - Robert Green Ingersoll

Wasn't there going to be

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Wasn't there going to be some Aussie Samizdat issues? This would be an excellent addition!

Thanks Lance

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"Laconic"...and this from a bloody racist Smiling.

I admit that reason is a small and feeble flame, a flickering torch by stumblers carried in the starless night, -- blown and flared by passion's storm, -- and yet, it is the only light. Extinguish that, and nought remains.- - Robert Green Ingersoll

Yes

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I am most impressed, Hilton!! Laughing out loud

I have read a lot of..ummmmmm...'laconic' ...contributions you have made on solopassion.com...but this is just splendid! Smiling

You are quite right about the 'Warfies'...stealing from hardworking capitalists because they felt it was some sort of 'perk'...this was the cause of the 1928 strike (brilliantly recreated in the mini-series "Waterfront", starring Jack Thompson)...gosh...(I really hate these people).

Hopefully this will result in some new chums joining Solo-Australia and assisting with the fightback against this corrupt, union dominated, evil Labor government.... and with any luck a golden opportunity to bring them down will crop up like that handed to Joh Bjelke-Petersen in 1975 Sticking out tongue

Holy Hone Heke, Hilton!

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Holy Hone Heke, Hilton! Great Op-Ed Laughing out loud

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