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Indeed, it could be the sort of people
cabinet likes employing. queensland
They want like minded people to be their ‘minders’ – you know, ‘experienced professionals’, world wise people like themselves, someone they can ‘relate to’.
Someone who has ‘their interests at heart’.
You know the sort I mean – those who wear ‘bum bags’ with loaded auto pistols inside.
Ever been in meeting with glib, intractable middle management types?
Ever had that sort give you an unbelievable line of bluster and bullshit completely at odds with the facts on the table?
Ever had some creep have THEIR hired goon stand over you and avail you of that frisson of their threatening presence?
Ever been intimidated enough that you came to accept that if you actually DISAGREED with the confident, lying ‘politician’ on the other side of the table and made your case forthrightly that her/his hired goon would drag you out the back and kick your head in?
Been there, seen that.
It wasn’t a people’s space where those ‘elected’ were reporting their performance back to the populace. This was a place where people were being herded and being told what to believe, what to do and when to submit – or else.
Completely insane isn’t it?
Less than two dozen people (people?) and a few dozen of their trained goons control the lives of over four million Queenslanders.
Interview time –
Arthur – Been to one of those ‘regional cabinet’ shindigs?
P – “A few. The first was under different management and instead of ‘all that many ‘goons’, as such, there was a local cop who, in an earlier life, did his engineering traineeship with the same firm I joined.
Of course, he spotted me first walking through the door, so couldn’t resist sneaking up behind to pull the, “Ullo, ullo, wot have we here”, stunt but made up for that later by introducing me to his boss.
We’re not mentioning names here but I’ll call him EB.
Inspector EB was a gentleman. A truly courtly person in the old fashioned sense of the word.”
Arthur – I’m assuming you mean the last national party government. A different age and less need for security, maybe?
P – “Yes it was a nationals cabinet but meeting in a laborite electorate. The goons were there with their bumbags and pistols watching over their charges but kept their distance and as far as I saw acted with courtesy.
Of course I wasn’t there to check out the cabinet security detail but rather to do business with a couple of those of Qld cabinet.”
Arthur – Well how did that go?
P – “ Like clockwork. No fuss or bother, no false speeches. A few tables here and there populated with the ‘suits’.
A few minutes chatting with those aforementioned at the door – then I’m invited to attend my table and put my case to the ministerial team.
About half an hour later I was on my way home and within a week or so my request had been met with a positive response.
Putting it simply half an hour’s meeting had brought an end to about six years of bluster and obfuscation from bureaucrats of nil jurisdiction who had decided that they had a right to stop us establishing our defence business.
Oh, don’t worry. One of those bureaucrats had invited himself along to my meeting. At one stage one of the ministerial team was pointing the relevant legislation out to this person word by word – essentially demanding of him which part he couldn’t understand.
Yhat was about the only time in my sorry life when I’ve seen a petty, vindictive bureaucrat properly put in his place.
By the way. Please accept what I’ve said above is no testimonial for the national party or whatever the present mob call ‘emselves.”
Arthur – What happened then?
P – “Then
had a change of government, people, us included, began to be treated like peons and it has all become outstandingly worse. Queensland
You’d think that laborites would support industry and everyday people, wouldn’t you?”
Arthur – There’s more to it than that. This is pretty much pre-internet/email days.
I’ve seen the record, some of it hand-written - addressing archaic, reactionary legislation compiled in an almost pre-industrial age – leastways law compiled by people more familiar with the farm than with anything like modern industry.
You had been stuffed about by experts for years.
An agency called D-BIRD was set up in town supposedly assisting industry and regional development. You were head to head with a certain other firm to be their first customer. That other firm has received grant money and all sorts of breaks from day one.
That turkey at that cabinet meeting doing his damnedest to obstruct lawful process with your representation was the bloody manager of that outfit at the time.
Okay, fair enough that he was told to sit down and shut up on that occasion but he was the one there, following orders from Brisbane, making sure your business gained zero assistance from that office thereafter.
Here. Explain this. How can a firm be considered good ‘corporate citizens’ when they’re provided all sorts of ‘breaks’ from government including almost half a million from DOTARS – then, according to this ‘Jabirucrash’ webpage they get to cover up their mistakes.
How bloody crook is that?
Who the hell are these people?
Aren’t DOTARS Federal Transport including Aircraft SAFETY f’r chrissakes?? What’s the connection and who the hell are making these decisions in this part of the world?
P – “Well there you go again. Cause and effect, eh?
Are there some people in this
society who are above the law? queensland
Looks like it on the face of the record when you go digging; doesn’t it?
But don’t just pick on Jabiru – that’d be stupid.
I’m absolutely sure that if we keep digging we’ll find more ‘inconsistencies’ on
You could say it has had to be that way, in their opinion, because those who consider themselves the ‘masters’, ‘have never known another sun’.
What do I mean?
Firstly, their sort reckon the sun shines out of their arse.
Second, they never have pulled their heads out of their fundaments anyway – certainly not to see past their own self-contained little world and the shit they always dump on the rest of the population in their greedy little scrabble to stay on top of the dungheap.”
Arthur - The bit I hate is how they climb over the bones of dead people. Hometown hero, famous aviator, bla, blah – but their toy, plastic airplane shows no class at all. No reduction gear to the prop and high wings make me puke anyway. At least Wiley Post had a radial up front.
Pretend high tech pedestrians just piss me off.
P – “Agreed. But what can you expect.
Look at it this way. Consider it as a ‘
problem’. You and I see it as a mob of privileged, ultra conservative, useless buggers opportunistically squeezing the guts out of whatever funding comes their way. queensland
If you look at what Bert Rutan has been doing lately - http://www.scaled.com/ -
They should piss off and slash their wrists.
Let’s leave it at that until tomorrow.