‘I, and we, have failed epically to put a check on the privatisation of democracy in Australia today,’ offers former balance of power independent MP Rob Oakeshott, as he describes the challenges he faced – and lessons he learned – during his tenure in federal parliament, and reflects on what he would have done differently with the benefit of hindsight.
The below has become shockingly apparent and seems to have infiltrated the minds and wills of not only governments worldwide but sadly citizens too, believing the nonsense media feed them to create hate and fear of our fellow beings. This is now feeding off itself in such an enormous way, it is eating up our hearts. The waste and destruction this military complex is causing 'our world' is beyond reproach.
Dwight D. Eisenhower Military Industrial Speech, 1961 (or part thereof).
"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist".
"Another factor in maintaining balance involves the element of time. As we peer into society's future, we - you and I, and our government, must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering, for our own ease and convenience, the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow".
It seems the phantom has been welcomed...