By Guy Rundle
There is a necessity every now and then, to take inventory of the place we've been and the place we're now, and beauty where all of it went wrong ...
From Rinehart to Bob Brown, Abbott to the Rainbow Serpent ... our once-great land has had its fair proportion 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 common contributor to the Age, Sydney Morning bring in and all media – other than the 70 in line with cent owned through the Murdochs, at time of writing – he was once 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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She is far from the stylish, confident figure she would later become, and it’s touching really – a naïve, slightly, well, lumpy, kid in a windcheater that appears to have been knitted together from old beanbags. It’s a measure of the best of the Labor Party, that it could offer a working-class kid a meaningful pathway upwards, but it’s an image too of a latter-day Rubashov, bought and paid for by the party, made by it and unable to think outside its tribal ways. She does not deserve our hatred, or even our condemnation.
Inscrutable uncles, smart-arse nieces This tome will have them all in pieces* Fly to those come from afar Odd family friends (you know who you are) But not just birthdays, Christmas. The book stands alone! Also, barmitzvahs. Here’s love and work, the furrow tilled Something more than stocking-fillery Perhaps product of wisdom, distilled But certainly, of a distillery * this is not legally binding ANY BOOK IS LIKE A SET OF PIPES. Putting it together involves assessing the diameter of the carry-through, and matching flange-casing to bolting choices.
Racism was not unknown in colonialism, you’ll be surprised to hear – especially if you get your information from Andrew Bolt – but it was the anti-genius of apartheid to codify and make it a measure of national survival that racial purity be preserved. Nothing is more characteristic of neo-Calvinism than apartheid-era South Africa’s racial classification board, which regularly shunted people between the white, Indian, mixed-race, Cape Coloured and black categories like they were pedigree dogs. Despite the fact that the process was ludicrous and counter-productive, they couldn’t help themselves.
50 People Who Stuffed Up Australia by Guy Rundle