FIDDLER BILL IS ON THE ROOF
... and if only he were a rich man
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
Greg Norman once said, “If I park my new Ferrari anywhere in LA, I get kids asking if they can wash it for me. When I park it in Melbourne I get kids who want to run coins down the side of it.” And there my friends, is the politics of jealousy. And there too rests the small minds of Labor luminaries.
Yes, Malcolm Turnbull is filthy rich. Yes, he made his money out of other peoples’ money. No, he never lifted a shovel nor bent his back, but that applies to a lot of people... including Bill Shorten.
Turnbull acquired his wealth using a corrupt banking system that is allowed to bubble along below the surface unchallenged, simply because it creates wealth from wealth and the first thing governments do when a recession/depression looms is to underwrite banks... give them a government guarantee against loss.
No recession-affected economy can sustain the failure of its banks. Mal’s was a wonderful business to be involved in!
Enter stage Left Bill Shorten, who acquired millions for the AWU and others through an old Mafia technique called a “protection racket”. It’s the most simple of all rackets and it goes like this: Put yourself in a position where you can do terminal damage to an entity and then offer protection to that entity from yourself... for a price of course! (Halal certification is another example that Labor denies exists.)
Julia Gillard and her boyfriend Bruce Wilson took protection racketeering to new creative heights. Bill Shorten just followed the age-old river of extorted money he believes will shoe-horn him into The Lodge. Rich Mal is already there. Poor Bill has his hand on it.
If the law was to be applied equally then Gillard, Wilson, Shorten, most of the Labor caucus and almost all union bosses would be in jail. But who says the law is ever applied equally?
Malcolm Turnbull may be as smooth as duck shit, but Bill Shorten is as thick as pig shit. To invoke the old Labor class-war argument during Turnbull’s honeymoon period is tactically plain stupid and certain to fail!
If the old hoary chestnut of rich v poor was to have any legs at all it would be after the honeymoon period and at a time when Turnbull will have to cut welfare in the coming budget.
Is Graham Richardson still advising this rabble?