Today I lost a lot of respect for Andrew Bolt. The principles he has so loftily proclaimed, the bias he frequently denied, the impartial ideals Bolt has held so high against others, came crashing down as he showed all he was and is really interested in was pushing the agenda of his own little boys club. Nothing to do with principles & yet just like the way the union movement runs, only under another name;
As Bolt gloats over the over representation of Catholics in parliament does he fail to remember that he attacked the unions with the same argument, or the greens or the ABC? All these years has Bolt simply been projecting accusing others of what he has been doing? I get it catholic politicians were furious that the unions took over their beloved ALP, but is that all Bolts principles over the years come down to – a hypocritical, lying, two faced turf war where principle are disposable, the ends justifies the means?
For most Australians of a faith, or no faith, with a spirituality or none – we all crave a government that is not based on the vested interest of a select elite group salivating over & manoeuvring for power in order to push their own religious, ideological, political or business interests. We crave politicians who believe in the separation of church/ideology and state. Politicians who fairly & reasonably serve the common good, protect us from eachother not ourselves and who truly believe in equality and civil rights for all, instead of vacuously and deceitfully championing free speech but then celebrating when their mates are over represented in parliament while other large segments of the population have their voice diminished.
Like the greens faith, Bolts faith has blinded him, and it is quite apparent now he raged against the ugliness in the greens he tried to ignore in himself. For he is guilty of exactly what he campaigned against. So was OFarrell simply collateral damage for the catholic boys club power moves as they get yet another boy from the catholic club as premier? Are we seeing just more of the same stacking of the seats of power to push agendas that only represent an elite group of self congratulating, back slapping, jobs for the boys clubs rather than serving the best interests and will of the populace at large? Time will tell but Bolt has gloatingly outed himself as a partisan player, like Tony Jones & the ABC interested in only his agenda. A very slippery slope indeed.