By Guy Rundle
There is a necessity now and then, to take inventory of the place now we have been and the place we're now, and sweetness where all of it went wrong ...
From Rinehart to Bob Brown, Abbott to the Rainbow Serpent ... our once-great land has had its justifiable share of nitwits. Come on a trawl via all of them, with man Rundle (and Dexter Rightwad), at the bin evening Australia needed to have.
Guy Rundle is a author, editor, manufacturer and journalist, inter alia. A widespread contributor to the Age, Sydney Morning usher in and all media – other than the 70 in step with cent owned by means of the Murdochs, at time of writing – he used to be a co-editor of enviornment journal for a few years. at the level he wrote 4 indicates for maximum Gillies: membership Republic, Your Dreaming...
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Read the Guns of Navarone when I was twenty-three, liked it, didn’t seem much point in keeping going. You’d only be disappointed. I like movies more, horror mainly. I like ones where something sharp goes in someone’s eye and comes out the other side of their head but the guy’s still alive and the guy who did it says something like, ‘I’ve got my eye on you. ’ Then you hear the dogs. Also films like say where someone’s made a machine to take all of someone’s skin off but still keep them alive and then there’s a sequel.
But if he is faking it all, he is so sheerly evil and compromised that it is hard to believe. It was inevitable that Bolt’s survival – after it became clear that his support base was 50,000 sad loners logging on to his blog – depended on the patronage of the parent organisation. He was lucky that, despite Rupert’s recent conversion to the global warming, well, truth, there was still space in the empire for fantasy. And fantasy was what it was – in this case supercharged by the doctrine of predestination – that whatever the hell we could do to the planet, it would not alter God’s plan.
By 2001 it was all starting to get a little stale, but then he was saved by 9/11 and the wave of fear that made xenophobia, chauvinism and outright racism acceptable. There was a lot of competition for that, but Bolt had a secret weapon – he had been born into a tradition that had practically invented modern racialism. Holland, the land from which his family came, had in the nineteenth century fallen into the grip of neo-Calvinism, a religious movement obsessed with the notion of ‘purity’. Initially doctrinal, this was quickly rolled over into political themes and then, as the tiny country acquired an empire, racial ones.