The Labor party gynocrats currently playing the Misogyny Monologues in Canberra to an admiring media audience both locally and globally are a political extension of the self-referential and self-regarding feminism that gave us such unwatchable drama as Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues. The Misogyny Monologues assumes, in the manner of such solipsism, that only a single correct position prevails on questions that affect soi disant women’s issues.
The feminist groupthink that flourishes on the wilder shores of academe has now become integral to Labor thought and practice. The growing thought control that pervades Australian political debate progressively corrupts language as official language corrupts thought. Words used in such a consciously dishonest way create a gap between real and declared political aims. As Orwell noted in 1946, politics thus becomes ‘a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia’. Ultimately, what the current misogyny monologue reveals is not Abbott’s but Labor’s rank hypocrisy.
If there is one thing which stands out perfectly clear in the just-held US election, it is this: Perhaps half of all Americans now expect that the government should look after them and give them free stuff. They believe they are entitled to things they do not deserve or have not worked for.
It is the entitlement mentality, the same one which is destroying Europe and other parts of the West where the welfare state reigns supreme. Simply look at the PIGS (Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain). They are all in economic meltdown as we speak, complete with rioting in the streets, as in Athens. Their love affair with statism, welfarism, and socialism is producing its bitter fruit, big time.
Any nation in which large numbers of people cease producing and expect handouts is a nation that is going down the tubes fast. And what we witnessed yesterday in the US is a perfect example of this constricting entitlement mentality. It is just as addictive – and deadly – as any drug.
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