I’m a Man of My Word


I vividly recall that about five years ago that if anyone had even suggested the possibility that Tony Abbott would ever be Prime Minister of Australia they would have been laughed out of the room. He was constantly derided as the conservative Catholic mysogynist idiot who was the laughing stock of the Liberal party, a man who couldn’t open his mouth without exposing his own backward conservative prejudices. Well congratulations Australia, in your desperate need to have someone in power who can take society back to some imaginary conservative 50s wonderland, you’ve voted him in.

Two years ago I vowed I would leave the country if Abbott became PM. Well, it seems I’m a man of my word—I now live in New Zealand and I’m glad to be gone. Australia is a land of swinging voters who can’t see past short-sighted, uncosted election promises and don’t give a hoot about policies that help society and the environment if they in any way affect their own back pockets. This is a man who three years ago though climate change was “absolute crap”. Who thinks “abortion is a tragedy”; who thinks women should be in the home doing housework … oh, just check out some other quotes by this idiot and try not to weep. Australia, you deserve someone like Abbott, frankly. Good luck.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. anaglyph
    Sep 11, 2013 @ 13:49:55

    Come and save us Pete!

  2. universalhead
    Sep 11, 2013 @ 14:04:21

    It’s too late … it’s budgie smugglers, climate change denial, good clean Catholic morals, more casinos, fuck you to the environment, desperate budget cuts, no gay marriage and ‘women in their place’ for you lot from now on! I wash my hands of it … 😉

  3. Minitrol
    Oct 04, 2013 @ 11:26:36

    Good to hear!

    I can’t help but be a little smug as I think we (NZ) go the better end of that deal 😉

    Also believe Clarke and Dawes as always very relevant:


    But in all serousness it gives us some large areas of concerns about the welfare of our Australian relatives (including my brand new nephew!).

  4. universalhead
    Oct 04, 2013 @ 11:34:00

    Thankyou Minitrol, it’s good to be here!