I’m sure it begins in education, becomes enforced in occupation then projects just as negatively into vocation and recreation.
So you see, my view is perhaps different from yours inasmuch as I believe both dart clubs and political parties should act honestly, transparently, humbly and decently.
I know that’s idealism and that is exactly why we should all strive for that ideal.
But as you say there is no room for dissent here and I suspect the reason for that in clubs and political parties is encroaching overarching dishonesty and secrecy right across the board.
In short Australians are now tending to act in their own affairs in like manner to our governments.
What Doug Cameron says (I refer to his words with Lyndal Curtis) absolutely reinforces my view while the ‘dismissal’ of his view by his party leader is only another in a litany of such immensely stupid statements and postures.
I cannot think of anything more infuriating than an ‘elected person’ saying that she ‘rejects’ this or that.
They have no right to ‘reject’ anything.
One week, for instance, Gordon Nuttall was an honoured colleague, a paragon of virtue, pure as driven snow, could do no wrong.
Next week that paragon was offhandedly ‘rejected’ to his fate.
Strikes me JG is picking up similar terminally bad habits from her “Emily’s List” sisters and intends to deploy the same secrecy that lead to Mr. Nuttall’s apparent ‘indiscretion’.
I don’t particularly fancy Mr Abbott as PM but it becomes increasingly likely if labor continues to eschew reform.