Ranting in 3, 2, 1..

Question Time in the House of Reps was actually pretty entertaining today for the first half. Multi-millionaire Turnbull kept up his push for the poor senior citizens, Julia Gillard and Rudd mocked him for his weak facade of caring for the little guy, while with his other hand attempting to push through Workchoices-type changes for the Workplace Relations bill. Faggot, we kicked you guys out of office for that shit! Is this the way you gain popularity? His hackery annoys me to no end, but then I think, keep it up.. I can’t see that ever giving you enough of a leg to stand on to be a true contender for PM.

Ahmadinejad: Hardly a warmonger!

Iran’s development of nuclear technologies was also on the agenda, imposing travel and import penalties as prescribed by UN sanctions. Further action would be considered once these were in place, if the pressure was not effective. What I don’t understand is why one country such as the US or Israel is allowed to have nuclear armory, but a country like Iran or Iraq is prohibited from it. The US has invaded a lot more countries than Iran, or North Korea. It is suspected that Israel has up to 200 nuclear weapons and the missiles to carry them across borders.

I don’t think this will escalate. But then, Iranian government is a lot more volatile than Iraq’s, they have support in Russia, they have a huge army (545,000 in its military, but 11 million paramilitaries that can be called up within 48 hours) and a very US-critical leader in the Ayatollah. Then again, there will be no public support for the war, if not for purely the mistakes of the last one in Iraq, which will carry over the sentiment that what came to pass was inherently wrong. Iran is definitely more of a threat than Iraq was, but it does not warrant an invasion.

I miss the days (that existed before I was even alive) of diplomatic and neutral political policies. How can an invasion of Iran come to pass, when an invasion of Zimbabwe is not considered? The threat of possible destruction of human life pitted against the actual destruction of it, the genocide occurring in many places across the world still taking a back seat. What we have been fighting has not been a war for democracy, for those who oppose freedom. We have been fighting for the mighty idea of an American globe, a mono-cultured Western monopoly on trade, beliefs and power.

I’m welcoming China, Russia and the EU as up and coming political influences in the world, because at least it will promote some kind of balance of power, instead of one states modern colonisation of third world countries and developing nations. The US is a bully nation, and its about time its weakness was exposed. China and Russia are in no way examples of great countries who promote freedom or treat their citizens with the full respect they deserve, but they do at least force the US to be more diplomatic in regard to foreign affairs.

So endeth my anti-US rant.

P.S. I hate Bush.

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13 Responses to “Ranting in 3, 2, 1..”

  1. This Devil's Workday Says:

    I too can’t wait for the US to lose some power. At least if the US invaded Zimbabwe there would be far less repercussions globally. I mean, who wouldn’t want those guys saved? Attacking Iran would be pointless and stupid. Not to mention partially suicidal.

    I don’t know what it is about Russia but it’s always fascinated me – I really want to go there one day. Putin is an incredibly intelligent man, far more intelligent than people seem to realise. He’s a plotter with a long-term vision. Very strategically minded. He’ll always be several steps ahead. And there is absolutely no way his willingness to fight for his country should be underestimated.

  2. LuLi Says:

    My sister and I were planning to go there after uni, because we were also pretty captured with it after studying the communist revolutions there and in China. But yeah, apparently Russia is very dangerous, high rates of travellers going missing and so forth, so we’re just doing China. I’m not very familiar with Putin’s foreign policies, although I like his airbrushing photo policies.

  3. This Devil's Workday Says:

    Yeah it’s pretty corrupt.

    A guy from uni I know went there and him and his mates went to a restaurant where they could eat off a naked womans body. She basically just lies there and acts like a table.

    THAT’S NOT WHY I’M GOING.

    It’s just a relevant story, lol.

    I’ve only studied Stalin but it would be very interesting to get some books on Russian history, but not before I read about Putin.

  4. LuLi Says:

    You know about ALL the naked things TDW. Its getting very sus.. And I’m not sure how hygeinic that sounds, if she’s doing jobs where she’s paid to be a naked table, you gotta wonder where she sleeps at night.. Or under what, or with whom, and if she showers after. Just food for thought. 🙂

  5. This Devil's Workday Says:

    I didn’t mention I work in the sex industry?

    Funny how things slip.

  6. Ruth Tims Says:

    Why do you mention Malcolm’s millions? Do you forget the PM’s wife is worth more than this?

  7. LuLi Says:

    Why on earth wouldn’t I mention it, when he’s been portraying himself as one of the ‘people’? As for the PM, I dislike him almost as much so whatever, he hasn’t got my vote and I’m far from endorsing him. Don’t Labor hate on me girl! 😛

  8. Andy Says:

    I would have thought that you’d have a bit of soft spot for ol’ Malcolm. He’s socially quite progressive- moreso than the majority of the current parliamentary Labor party, including Rudd.

    Sure, he’s just another wealthy douchebag, but if he found success and found some Howardesque influence within the party, it could shift the dynamics of Australian politics quite significantly toward the left.

  9. LuLi Says:

    I do admittedly, like him the most out of all Libs, but he’s still a Liberal.. He’s very behind workchoices. And he tried to kill the environment with that pulp mill, not cool. But he seems the best out of a bad bunch, kinda.

  10. This Devil's Workday Says:

    Shoot me down if you disagree, but I hate how people in this country (i.e. the media and its loyal sheep) condemn politicians who are rich. If someone was previously a highly successful business man, for me that wins a lot of points. It demonstrates the kind of skills necessary to be a good leader and politician (i.e. realpolitik). Bank balance doesn’t equate to someone’s ability to empathise with the poor people.

    God damn tall poppy syndrome.

  11. LuLi Says:

    Its not the fact that they’re rich which I object to, if they climbed their way to the top good on them. If its old money, well thats kind of annoying, but still thats not a reason to dislike. Basically all politicians are going to be well off, because we pay them enough to make sure people of any background can become one and be secure.

    But those politicians who push policy to preserve their money and keep widening the gap between classes, to introduce policy that enhances their already comfortable lives and make the poorer families lives just that little bit harder, well I can’t help but to vehemently hate that. Especially if they’re trying to do it while appealing to the lower classes, which they intend to eventually stab in the back.

    Appropriate the wealth! Lets all benefit from a productive country, not just a top few who love to take advantage of the little guy. If the less wealthy have tall poppy syndrome, then the rich must have some kind of smash em into the mud when they’re down in the dirt syndrome, because they’re just as unforgiving.

  12. Domino Says:

    Wouldn’t that be nice, America getting pwned by China, or better yet Britain. I love seeing Britons win, they’re so smug. Though if China had more influence that America I wouldn’t complain, it’d be like Firefly, we’d all know these crazy Chinese swear words. 把對中國

  13. LuLi Says:

    I’d definitely welcome their culture, if only for the food! Yummm..

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