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 What is Morrison behind closed doors?

07.11.19. What is Scott Morrison’s true persona? The real Scott behind closed doors, away from the jockey caps, hamburgers, water caddies and rolling cameras? Is the recent spate of cloying media clips about he and his wife’s fertility problems a campaign designed to portray the good-old dad and sentimental hubby dealing with the raw hand dealt—just as the rest have to? Is the PM another Rudd that behind those closed doors throws wild tantrums to get his way? And what about those psycho markers, the templates of control freaks and narcissists—like Rudd, or Turnbull? Now there’s a shrink’s couch hungering for such a conundrum if ever there was one?
Political scientist Carol Johnson, The Conversation, November 4:
(Scott) Morrison’s election persona of “ScoMo”, the warm and friendly daggy dad from the suburbs, might not seem authoritarian (but) even then, there were authoritarian tendencies creeping in to his populism. This is not just in his attitudes to asylum-seekers but also to Australians. (Take) Morrison’s slogan: “A fair go for those who have a go” implied that some welfare recipients didn’t deserve the benefits they were getting.
Source: Cut & Paste, News Corp 

Napoleon of the Shire: Scott Morrison’s lust for conquest and power 

SBS News, November 5:
Morrison’s promise to crack down on “indulgent and selfish” activist-driven boycott campaigns is proving divisive … Greens senator Nick McKim also rejected the Morrison government’s plan. “Morrison is a fascist who will try to arrest his way through the civil disobedience … while he ignores the destruction of climate and nature,” he tweeted.
Guardian Australia, November 1:
(Morrison) claimed that “progressivism” — which he labelled a “new­speak type term”, invoking George Orwell — intends “to get in under the radar but at its heart would deny the liberties of Australians”. “Apocalyptic in tone, it brooks no compromise,” Morrison said. “It’s all or nothing. Alternative views are not permitted.” … The Greens were quick to reverse the charge of intolerance and level it at Morrison, with acting leader Adam Bandt (saying): “The Prime Minister’s commitment to outlaw the peaceful, legal protest of Australian individuals and community groups reads like a move straight from the totalitarian’s playbook.”
Totalitarianism, Britannica.com:
… form of government that theoretically permits no individual freedom and that seeks to subordinate all aspects of individual life to the authority of the state.
Authoritarianism, Britannica.com:
… principle of blind submission to authority, as opposed to individual freedom of thought and action. In government, authoritarianism denotes any political system that concentrates power in the hands of a leader or a small elite that is not constitutionally responsible to the body of the people.
Political scientists Santiago Anria and Kenneth Roberts, The Conversation, October 10:
(In Venezuela, Nicaragua and Ecuador) leftist leaders succumbed to what we call the “autocratic temptation” — the idea that a charismatic leader or popular political movement not only can speak for an entire nation but that they can do so forever.
The Sydney Morning Herald, February 14, 2007:
Labor’s national president and a line-up of Greens politicians are behind a push to bring the world’s most outspoken socialist leader and virulent US critic to Australia … Treasurer Peter Costello produced a copy of an online invitation which calls on Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez to visit Australia (and says): “… what Venezuela has been able to achieve in so little time will be a source of inspiration and ideas for many in Australia”.
Activist Isaac Nahon-Serfaty, The Conversation, June 26 last year:
Venezuela is on a path towards environmental devastation … (President Nicolas Maduro) opened a large swath of Venezuela (in the fragile ecosystems of the Orinoco region) to national and foreign mining companies … Chavez was the “father” of the idea. So why aren’t any of the global environmental organisations speaking out about it?

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  • Penguinite 07/11/2019, 7:17 am

    Unless Sco-Mal starts to provide an indication of where he thinks the Liberal government will take us, very soon, the next two years will be very painful. The Miracle will become a nightmare! They have had six months to get over the shock of winning and the “bloom” has lost it’s lustre!

  • Aktosplatz 07/11/2019, 7:39 am

    Hang on a minute. Look at the individual source of each of those articles:-
    • The Conversation
    • Guardian Australia
    • Britannica (Encyclopedia word definitions)
    • Political Scientists from ‘The Conversation’ again
    • Sydney Morning Herald
    • Political Activist, the Conversation (again)

    That’s how Fake News is sourced.

    Scott Morrison appears to me, to try to be a ‘Pretend Conservative’ while in fact he is not.
    He is what they call Progressive, and it shows.

    Like Turnbull he would rather give money towards a mythical climate change problem than help the farmers.
    Like Turnbull, he would rather continue to authorise pots of money for the non existant problem of the GBR.
    Like Turnbull he would rather progressively destroy Australian Business through adherance to the Paris Agreement and throw money at Renewable Energy, to the delight of their investors (Turnbull?)

    That is what is actually happening, as he puts his arm around some struggling farmer’s shoulders and buys him a beer.

    He should get a role in the next Batman movie as ‘Two Face’

    • Botswana O'Hooligan 07/11/2019, 8:13 am

      Yr right on the money there for when you think about it and analyse what he has actually done, he is just spinning his wheels and blinding us with the dust raised. Renewable subsidies still on, Paris still on, tax cuts conveniently promised down the track, no new power stations, Snowy 2 still on the go, no dams for people on the land need water and not taxpayers money thrown at them. The clock to the next election is ticking away.

    • Grumpy Geezer 07/11/2019, 5:36 pm

      Here is where Fake News is produced, all bundled up for the pin head brigade to believe utterly.

      • Winston 07/11/2019, 5:44 pm

        Grumpy Geezer is a blog troll. Ignore the pest. Perhaps MM Ed. might block the dope?

      • Neville 07/11/2019, 11:04 pm

        I’m pretty sure MMEd already has this guy’s number. [Sure do Nev. MM. Ed.]

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