Letters: Abbott is Australia's answer to Stalin
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Letters: THERE is no doubt about it; Tony Abbott and Campbell Newman were cloned from the same political blood clot.
George Orwell (1903-1950), a British journalist and author, wrote two of the most famous novels of the 20th century: Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty Four.
Orwell spoke out against totalitarianism i.e. the concept of a political system in which the state holds total control over the society and seeks to control all aspects of public and private life wherever possible, and having read Orwell's dystopian 1984, as well as Animal Farm, I cannot help but see the signs aiming at establishing such a dehumanising system developing in the Abbott LNP.
Any perceptive person would see personality traits similar to Joseph Stalin in Tony Abbott. We forget at our peril the Captain's Choice character that dwells deep within him, and demonstrated by his growing disrespect for human rights that in democratic Australia is an anathema.
Tony Abbott has turned himself into Australia's manifestation of Joseph Stalin; and I'm tipping Scott Morrison, his side kick, will end up denouncing Tony, as Nikita Khrushchev did to Stalin.
A short time ago (April 2014) Scott Morrison was boasting about the fact that, for 100 days, no refugee boats had arrived in Australia.
He did not mention the fact that a number of boats had tried to get here, and that their occupants were sent back to Indonesia in orange lifeboats.
Indonesia! A country that is not a signatory of the Refugees Convention.
To do such a thing is tantamount to sending them back to the very country they were fleeing from.
The fact that they tried to get here is significant, because we can be confident, on the evidence of the past 15 years, that a high proportion of them were genuine refugees legally entitled to protection.
Currently Tony Abbott and Co are attempting to frighten the bejesus out of Australians by scare-mongering; and for their purpose a windfall came their way when Zaky Mallah, a crazy individual, who happens to be a Muslim appeared on the public broadcaster, ABC program Q&A.
This ratbag's short rant did more harm to the very cause he espouses, because it gave the viewers a genuine insight into his devious character. Nevertheless, it also allowed Tony Abbot to display false righteous anger with the Freudian-slip "heads should roll" when referring to ABC management that he accuses of having a left wing bias.
I think Anthony Albanese, a protégé of iconic ALP Tom Uren, would stand a good chance of ridding our society of this dangerous, fear-mongering Tony Abbott, if Bill Shorten is prepared to pass the reigns to him.