Socialists Have Aspirations as Well

Sean, I just had another look at this post of yours. I find it so interesting that I would like to reblog it. I hope, that this is all right.

wake up and smell the humans

Dear Prime Minister,

It’s pretty clear that you and your side of politics believe that any form of taxation or welfare destroys people’s aspirations. I speak for myself while suspecting I am not alone, especially since at the last federal election more people voted for Labor and the Greens than voted for your so called broad church coalition of neo/liberal/conservative/national parties.

I have lots of aspirations. One of these I can phrase in your very own faux fair dinkum ozzie parlance. It is: a fair go so we can all have a go. It looks a lot like your mantra: a fair go for those who have a go, but it is quite different, and the type of society that would emanate from my philosophy would be quite different from the one you are currently legislating into existence.

If you’re having trouble understanding the difference, let…

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2 thoughts on “Socialists Have Aspirations as Well

  1. Yes, I agree. Unfortunately Australia has changed since my parents decided to risk all in migrating here back in 1956 when Australia was far more equal in its aspirations. We now have the divide between the haves and have nots.

    1. Gerard, I find the vision of an emerging new economic system very interesting:

      Published on Dec 3, 2018
      Prof. Muhammad Yunus offers his vision of an emerging new economic system. Yunus was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in alleviating poverty. Now he declares it’s time to admit that the capitalist engine is broken – that in its current form it inevitably leads to rampant inequality, massive unemployment, and environmental destruction. We need a new economic system that unleashes altruism as a creative force just as powerful as self-interest. The change will come through the action of people and the emergence of new social business.

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