Just Political Language or the Abbott Art of Lying

14 Feb

We all know politicians lie. It is part of the argy bargy of politics. However, when a Government tells more lies than truths, refuses to be accountable, and gags opposition in the parliament, things are seriously wrong. Add to the general secrecy, the answering of questions with ‘We have a plan’ but then no details explaining the plan, which means no debate whatsoever, and the mainstream media doesn’t question or search out the facts, then we’re all in big trouble. No matter which free democratic system it is, ours or another’s, government must be accountable. It is up to the people to demand accountability, transparency, facts and details. If we, the people, don’t step up and hold the government to account, by the next election, it might well be too late. Sometimes, often, what is undone can never be redone. Is this what you really want, Australia?

The Australian Independent Media Network

Telling Lies

Lying in Australian politics has reached an unprecedented level. The Prime Minister and his cabinet are taking lying to such depths that it is not disingenuous to suggest that they no longer have a moral compass or understanding of truth.

Some time ago I wrote the following in a piece titled. ‘’Abbott Tells Another One’’

‘’If this means I am saying he is a pathological liar then so be it. It’s not a nice thing to say about anyone but we are dealing with truth here. It’s not so much that he is a serial offender, he is. I think the electorate knows that and factors it in. The fact that he lies can and is easily supported by volumes of readily available, irrefutable evidence. (I can provide it if need be). However what is of equal concern is that the main stream media (the so called forth estate) who…

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