.There's an Australian Federal Election on and its propaganda, reporting and analysis are dominating the main media. All this as
I keep returning to consider this scenario.
Who would have imagined that REALITY would figure at the heart of a national election? Maybe in an ancient Athenian election, but in Australia 2010?
Of the two major parties vying for the peoples' endorsement, one (The Liberals, lead by Tony Abbott) presents itself as a would-be government of REAL ACTION. (motto 1. Stand up for Australia. Stand up for real action. motto 2. SUPPORT REAL ACTION). REALLY (sic) they just mean ACTION : the example they promote is WE WILL TURN THE BOATS (of asylum seekers) BACK.
Vote One : John Wayne for Australia 2010
The other major, Labor, is lead by Australia's first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. She has attained this position not via a general election but through an extraordinary internal party coup. She is seeking both a mandate for her party and to legitimate her own historical leadership position. When the first few weeks of Labor's formal election campaign went disastrously awry, Gillard declared she would now run her own campaign (not only did she gain Labor leadership through her conspiracy with "Labor's faceless men", as her opposition represents it, but now she was admitting to be the puppet of campaign strategists). She said she would now be, and we would now see, THE REAL JULIA.
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