The French Revolutionary era was where the terms Left-wing politics and Right-wing politics first originated. The reason for the terms to become used at all was the seating of the ancien régime of France at that time. The aristocrats sat on the right, and the commoners sat on the left.
The general consensus among political scientists is that "left wing" includes liberals, progressives, socialists and communists, and the "right wing" includes conservatives, traditionalists, reactionaries and fascists.
I dont really pay much attention to Turnbull at all and I dont think many people in Australia really do because most have little interest in politics. People will say that Americans do not follow politics very much but in Australia almost nobody does and we do not have 'registered' voters because we are all forced to vote. In USA they will have registered Republicans or Democrats. You can become a member of Liberal or Labor but really nobody does. We are far less partisan and basically Australians see politics here as the Liberal Party being for the rich and the Labor party being for the workers. That is how it has been in the past but in modern times the Labor Party seems to think that it is the US Democrat party and they spend far more time on nonsense like climate change or gay marriage or whatever liberal nonsense America is pushing as a wedge go nowhere issue. Nobody in Australia could really care less about this liberal nonsense at the end of the day and what we care about is our lives. We do not want to pay high energy costs or reduce our carbon footprint because of 'climate change' and while most support gay marriage it is not really something that people think about when they vote. People vote so that things will be better for them. Or womens nonsense is another thing that the Labor party craps on about all the time but who really cares about that? 'Feminists'? It is bullcrap that comes from America. The idea is to focus on gays or females or black people and this way they can ignore real social issues like improving things for people that are in poverty. Instead of caring about low skilled workers - we should only care about them if they are black, gay, female or transgender apparently. This is the point. That way poverty remains for the majority and we get nonsense 'affirmative action' for the minorities. It is liberal bullcrap that comes from the American Democrat party. The majority hate liberalism in the west these days.
So it seems funny that all the hype about our new PM is that Malcolm Turnbull is a liberal. The media keeps stressing that Malcolm Turnbull is a liberal. Now most Aussies have no idea what this means. You can ask most Aussies what is left or right in politics and they will have no idea what you are talking about. So to crap on about how Malcolm Turnbull is a liberal makes no sense at all in my opinion. Aussies will think - "......yeah, he is in the Liberal Party isnt he?". See in Australia or Liberal Party is the conservative party. But now we are hearing bullcrap like that the Liberal Party is like an "eagle that has two wings - one wing is liberalism - and the other is conservatism". Umm.... ok then. What American is telling these people to say this?
These people are ludicrous. Apparently the liberal party cannot fly without both the conservative wing as well as the liberal wing flapping together. Few Aussies have read up on John Locke if you know what I am saying. Plus modern liberalism has nothing to do with US style 'libertarianism'. So apparently our PM is an American Democrat is what our media is trying to tell us.
So if anyone is confused - and most Aussies would be if they were paying any attention at all - which few are - what these Americans that are directing our Australian political class are trying to tell us is that Malcolm Turnbull is an American libertarian. Not a modern liberal leftist. So your modern American libertarian politician hates 'big government' whatever that is - and they want small government. Apparently they became politicians because they hate the government - .... so they became politicians to become part of government.... but umm... only to reduce its size .... - and of course - to promote liberty. LIBERTY everybody! FEEDOM says Malcolm Turnbull apparently. So what exactly is all of this bullcrap with Turnbull all about exactly?
Like I said - most Aussies see the Liberal Party as the party for the wealthy and Tony Abbott as PM has well and truly reinforced that to Aussies. While in power Abbott made a budget that attacked every Aussie that wasnt wealthy. So this is still the plan with Turnbull of course but apparently some clever Mericans have come up with this fantastic idea that Malcolm Turnbull is actually not a right-wing conservative that hates everyone that isnt wealthy - oh no - Turnbull is some lovely big hearted angel that is liberal. But again - Aussies dont know what that means. Aussies will only pay attention to what Turnbull does - not what he or the media says. It doesnt matter what he calls himself. We are Australian - not American.
Bulleyes! That's how I got my news right; if they say 'this is good', then I take it with a grain of salt, and if they say 'bad', then I think may be if it is bad for them then it's not necessarily bad for the world, ah ha.
And you can always tell whether a country is willing to bend over for the West or not. If they are, and they're complete tools, then ANYTHING they do would be covered up. If they aren't, then we get stories, through Western news media, about how "bad" and "mean" they are.
Good to know that if the (Western Government & ) Western News Media says 'These are Good guys/nations', then you better watch out, because they might as well be as bad as one can be, and if the (Western Government &) Western News Media says 'These are bad guys/nations', then you better pay attention to, because they might as well be as good as one can be.
'The top 1 percent in U.S. owns more than the bottom 90 percent'.
|Welcome Chinadaily Forum (http://bbs.chinadaily.com.cn/)||Powered by Discuz! X2|