Monday, June 28, 2010

A new moral challenge for Labor - to stand still

Labor need to very careful with the old easy sword called "needed change". Many of us can smell a rat before we  see one . Some of us even smell its sus when the simple address the simple with "the simple need for change ".  The temptation of new Labor to change direction is a strong one, but not one that is "necessary" ( after all its too easy to gain a sense of momentum ,purpose and neccessity from the mere appearance of "change")

We don't like people who keep talking change .Shorten's use of the word "innovative" (QandA last week )( A safer word for change ) is symptomatic, not of his being on the right side of his earth shift (between conservatives and radicals), but of being clearly down the crack in between.

Nothing better demonstrates Labor's ongoing willingness to change its image than Gillards decision to call the population discussion a key issue of sustainability.
Gillard may think she's hosing down the worryers out there, but maybe its only sustainability in Mark Abibs territory. Tony Burkes not the only one whose credibility is to be questioned .
What things will people say ---just to hold power ?
I wonder how all the climate change voters feel about being gazumped by all the latest paranoia over population?
The only new footprint issue raised around this complete furphy is the heavy boots in the minds of those who don't really know what's worrying them . Fuzzyheaded talk by Burke and Shorten will limit both their lives in the public square.


At 7:28 PM , Blogger journeymanj said...

Maybe my idea wasn't such a good one .they have take that advice BUT The opposition haven't moved into the vacuum created: sending the Murray Darling diversions discussion back into committee till after the next election looks like you are doing something . Its doing something when you are doing nothing - full credit to Labor. Too many dumb liberals


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