TONY GROWS A COUPLE
... but is it all too late?
His epiphany was not on the road to Damascus but on the road to Tripoli where 21 of Egypt’s Christians were beheaded by 21 Muslim savages. If the victims were described as Christian then the word Muslim surely described the perpetrators. To name one ideology and not the other not only defies logic but defies 1400 years of violent history. Were the Crusades not Christian?
Abbott now knows no Australian Muslim leader can be trusted and Indonesia’s Joko Widodo is no exception. Finally he is calling Islam for what it is and Widodo is in his undiplomatic crosshairs.
Islam is a treacherous system of belief that demands the destruction of all those who don’t have an identical belief. It’s nothing new! It’s been that way for many centuries and it will stay that way until one side has complete dominance.
The problem is that only one side demands complete dominance while the other side wants to live in comparative peace. One side has moved from the Crusades into a modern, sane world while the other side remains steeped in its atrocious edicts of the past.
Listening to that muddle-headed fool and mad Muslim, Barack Obama this morning, still suggesting that Islam is not related to extreme terrorism, augers poorly for a solution. Only last week he was blaming the Crusades’ atrocities on Christianity, yet because in his small black head current atrocities are not related to Islam, he refuses to lead his army into a battle that might kill Muslims! WTF?
Tony Abbott may have seen the light but it’s all too late, his goose is already cooked. Once a perception is entrenched in consecutive polling figures over a long period it cannot be reversed.
Despite his resolution to become a “changed man” dedicated to inclusiveness, he will remain unelectable. Whether you like him or not has nothing to do with it.
A dying Julia Gillard also resolved to become the “real Julia” and that didn’t help her either. People know that people don’t change.
Only the Left is forecasting a return to Turnbull and it will do everything in its power to ensure that happens. But Turnbull would split the Liberal Party asunder destroying it and creating another DLP led by a new Catholic base of Pyne, Andrews and Abbott, the remainder may as well join the Labor Party.
Hate to destroy the Left’s dream but Turnbull doesn’t have the numbers anyway.
There really is only one person who can assure Australia it is not burdened with the likes of Bill Shorten. And it’s not Julie Bishop, not yet, she needs time in portfolios that will test her beyond the cocktail parties and pleasantries of the diplomatic set. It’s the long-shot, Scott Morrison.
So far he has been coy, keeping his powder dry and floating above the fray. He has kept a clean nappy and has sensibly said he will not stand, meaning the Party will need to draft him, and draft him it must, within the next six months.
Abbott is making all the right noises of late and has made significant and rational moves forward but on closer inspection those moves and noises have been about shoring up his own tenuous position and not about repairing the damage from Labor’s six years’ of reckless profligacy.