Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Brendan Nelson's Sorry Housing Paradox:

Breathtaking Hypocrisy!

This is Rear-Admiral Brendan Nelson's breathtaking response to the Prime Minister's white paper to tackle the scandal of homelessness which affects about 100,000 Aussies every night:

According to the SMH

The white paper received the immediate backing of the Opposition. "It is one of the paradoxes of Australian society that our country is going so well whilst many families are struggling in day-to-day life, that we still have far too many people that are homeless," said the Opposition Leader, Brendan Nelson.

"The health and integrity of human life, the extent to which we are able to look after people on the margins of our society - in the end they are critical measures of Australia."

Source:Sydney Morning Herald, January 28, 2008
(emphasis DH's)
A Paradox?
In the words of DH's satirical inspirations, Gilbert and Sullivan

A paradox, a paradox
A most ingenious paradox!
We've quips and quibbles heard in flocks,
But none to beat this paradox!

It's no mysterious paradox, Brendan.

It's 10 years of policy neglect of housing by a mendacious Howard Government whose chief interest was to impose its hateful ideological preoccupations on a gullible public.

As for the second sentence in this miserable revision of a history of abuse directed by your government at all the marginal members of society, it is simply disgusting cant.

As an educated medico with a left wing background, you couldn't have claimed the excuse of ignorance, so you are doubly implicated by your complicity with the pack of knaves that the Australian people finally dispatched.

You should be ashamed of yourself!

We know it's hard to say "sorry".
So start practising with an apology for something that you are unequivocally responsible for:
the housing misery of the non-homeowners of this country.

1 comment:

Ida's Idioms said...

Have you told him he is a prig?
Also the money men slam BN at