Freo's View


Posted in australia, fremantle, politics by freoview on July 26, 2015

Is it time for an independent political party in Australia, a truly balanced party that has values and morals and where elected members always have a conscious vote instead of having to vote along party lines?

Many Australians are very disappointed with the major parties. Cynicism about politicians and their egos, arrogance and power lust is increasing daily.

The lack of balance and only wanting to rubbish whatever the opposition parties are proposing is a mind-blowing show of narrow-mindedness and lack of intelligence.

Politicians are not interested what is best for our country, or state, they only want to get into or remain in power at all cost. Any values they or their party might have had in the past have all but disappeared in the greedy grab for power.

The gap between the rich and the poor is getting bigger and those who need society’s support most are being ignored more and more because our politicians look for the lowest denominator when it comes to increasing their popularity. It is much easier to dismiss those irrelevant minority groups, the narcissistic disabled, the always complaining aged and those nasty lazy dole bludgers, than to actually get millionaires pay tax.

Racism is yet again increasing in Australia because of a severe lack of leadership by those who take more and more freedom away from us under the guise of wanting to protect us from all those foreign nasties. Our Christian politicians are happy to implement inhumane laws and policies because they don’t care about people and compassion.

Our leaders are building monuments to show their greatness instead of shelters for the homeless and the poor. There is always money in the budget for impressive projects but less and less for education, health, social services and science.

There are millions of dollars available for a pedestrian bridge to a new and expensive football stadium but not to replace the dodgy Fremantle railway bridge.

I have long given up believing in what the leaders of the Labor or Liberal party promise because all they do is try to win votes at the next election so their hunger for power gets satisfied. I no longer believe that Bill Shorten would be a better leader than the disgraceful Tony Abbott is or that Mark McGowan would to a better job than the arrogant Colin Barnett, and it pisses me off that there are no alternatives and that my vote will be wasted again at one of the next elections, because there are no true leaders with true values who actually care. That is so frustrating and disappointing!

Roel Loopers

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  1. Jayne said, on July 27, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    We source our information about the world from the media but the media today is produced to entertain and to enrage, not to pursue the truth. Believing anything you see there is perilous. If more people practiced critical thinking, fact checking and spoke from personal experience rather than hearsay, we’d all benefit.

    Politicians cannot speak plainly nowadays – if they do, they are punished by the media. A recent example: Joe Hockey said to buy a house people need to “get a good job that pays well.” Ignoring who said it or which party, how has that sage advice changed over the past 100 years? You can’t expect to buy a house with a part time minimum wage yet it was hot news for days. So instead of common sense, we get the bulls$&@ we want to hear.

    As for racism, is it really increasing? Look around, I think most people couldn’t give a damn. But when people of different races or religions say they want equality but in fact want special treatment, that is always going to cause problems in society. In Fremantle the only signs I’ve personally witnessed of racism have been directed to white people. Anyway, a different perspective for you Roel.

  2. mark said, on July 26, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Roel having lived around the world over 15 yrs or so, the racist issue in Australia is such a beat up by media,
    The whole issue on the religious side is so one eyed its incredible.
    it seems perfectly ok to 4 certain minority groups to attack the Catholics or Christian and Jews in general, but if someone criticizes the Islamic religions its racist, not sure how that’s even possible.
    its seems strange how criticism of one religion is not ok but for others its fine, bit of a double standard.
    Ok to call for boycotts of Jewish companies but not of another? Isn’t that a bit of double standard, or not?
    It seems to have free speech is ok if you are protesting the government or against established ideas, but if the main stream has a point of view its a racist point of view.
    What is clear is the racist card one of many is the 1st one drawn as it requites little or no substance to have its desired effect
    What I fine incredible in Australia is the double standards we have in our so called free speech
    If Racism in Australia is the benchmark for the term, we would not see the violence we have across the world.

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