Take from the Poor and Give to the Rich.

imagesLoaves and fishes

The latest and most exciting new way of economics to hit Australia is the Government’s  novel way to re-vitalize the economy. Our PM  Mr. Malcolm Turnbull, a multimillionaire, had a flash of genius. Why not give the top-end of town much needed taxation relief with juicy superannuation concessions ?  The stroke of his insight did not stop there. He would also use the opportunity to pay for this by cutting back ‘entitlements’ to pensioners, the unemployed, the disabled and other unwanted flotsam washed on our shores of  previous care, consideration and communal empathy.

For some time now, any kind of ‘right’ has been transformed through careful manipulation by the media into an unnecessary ‘entitlement.’ Now there is the wonder of Western democracy, you can change almost anything. Rights now are unneeded ‘entitlements’ that we can’t claim to own anymore. The way to the future as determined by our Liberal National Government, in all its wisdom, is to demonise those that seek support from governments and with some deft manoeuvring, take away their previous rights and transform them into unneeded and bad entitlements.

The government has now taken away pensions  or reduced them away from the most needy. Unemployed are investigated and letters of demand send to return over-payments. There are no explanations of why our revered model of economics is constantly seeking ways to maximise profits by doing away with workers.  The way to profitable businesses is to employ less workers, preferably by paying them ever diminishing wages.  Combined with taxation cuts by successive governments given to the rich, the rows of those needing support is growing.

Increasingly, health and education are seen in the same light. We no longer can hope to see those as a ‘right’ of a country as a people that sees itself at the forefront of civilisation. Both Australia and the inventor of modern western democracy, the US, are falling behind in educating their young. Australia is way down the ladder in teaching language and math skills with the US  35th on the ladder. In Australia it is not much better.

So, where will we end up? Looking at Turnbull and Trump I am driven to despair. Once we are fattening the porkers and baconers of our societies and neglecting the vulnerable I suspect ‘Western Democracy’ is under threat.

Finally, here is one person’s view on the future of the US and I suspect this applies to Australia as well.

“Johan Galtung, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated sociologist who predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union, warned that US global power will collapse under the Donald Trump administration.”

“The Norwegian professor at the University of Hawaii and Transcend Peace University is recognized as the ‘founding father’ of peace and conflict studies as a scientific discipline. He has made numerous accurate predictions of major world events, most notably the collapse of the Soviet Empire.”


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9 Responses to “Take from the Poor and Give to the Rich.”

  1. elizabeth2560 Says:

    Well spoken. We are headed down a dangerous path.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Christine Says:

    Where will we end up?
    I don’t know.
    But it’s comforting to read the good words from you, and know someone out there has similar thoughts to one’s own.

    Your sense of humour makes me smile!

    Liked by 3 people

    • gerard oosterman Says:

      We will end up chucking this government out. The sooner the better. In a letter about pensions they end up saying that when on a health benefit card we have to inform the government when going overseas or inside prison, this includes being locked up in a psychiatric institution. They mention both in the same sentence.

      This is becoming more like a charnel house as the days go on.

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  3. petspeopleandlife Says:

    Well, Gerard, hasn’t it always been in most every government to take from the poor and give to the rich? In the US this method has been going on for countless years. With each succeeding president the economy just seems to be getting worse. Now with a new “type” of government about to take place, the forecast looks really dreadful. The pres. elect has now appointed not one but a number of billionaires to his so-called cabinet. These folks apparently know how to make money but have no idea what their appointed position entails. It seems to me that it’s the blind leading the blind with greed as the main intention.

    At any rate I see know hope for an improved America or Australia. It all centers on greed and “how can I make more money while I’m in power.”

    It seems that Australia and the US have much in common in their so called leaders. Are they “crooks?” I suppose we’ll find out probably sooner rather than later and after the damage has been done.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      I think that Governments are getting less responsible. In the US Trump would have to be the very proof that the western style democracy is now broken. Nepotism and jobs for billionaires doesn’t gel with equality and fairness.
      He has sexually molested women and still dreams of continuing that behaviour. His blond entourage and his frequent unpredictable outbursts are very worrying.
      In Australia too, we have a spate of multi millionaires in the top jobs. They always smile and give condescending answers to genuine questions. Our pensions are lowered and the people on social welfare made to cower in fear, especially the single mothers and those that have disabilities.
      Yet, there is money for parties and travel rorts, first class flights all over the world, attending polo races, smiling stars on high heeled shoes, sipping champagne and wearing Versace perfume at $ 1000.- a bottle. Buying investment apartments on top floors along the Gold Coast, belching their way to auction houses. Enjoying expensive dental implants as if there is no tomorrow.
      When they retire the politicians are given huge permanent incomes with chauffeurs and all sorts of freebies.
      And then they complain about the Chinese not having respect for Human Rights!

      Tell us about it! Queueing up at soup kitchen.

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      • petspeopleandlife Says:

        Good grief sounds as if there is a toss up of our governments as to which one has the most crooked and lying bastards in power. “God save the queen or make that, “God save the poor people.” We are in desperate times for sure and people that vote these lunatics into power can’t seem to recognize a crook when they hear one flapping their tongue.


  4. hilarycustancegreen Says:

    Where is Robin Hood when you need him?

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  5. Autumn Cote Says:

    Would it be OK if I cross-posted this article to WriterBeat.com? I’ll be sure to give you com5plete credit as the author. There is no fee, I’m simply trying to add more content diversity for our community and I liked what you wrote. If “OK” please let me know via email.



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