Monday, 26 January 2015

Arise Sir Prince Philip

I am sure that we were told when monarchist Tony Abbott reintroduced Knights and Dames, a pseudo-aristocracy, (perhaps something some Liberals miss) that it would be reserved for such as those who have received it. Two Governors General and an outstanding serving military officer in Angus Houston. Read his biography and you get some idea of what a modern Australian might be like.
He emigrated to Australia in 1968[ to work as a jackaroo on a cattle station in north-west Western Australia. It was there that his workmates dubbed him "Angus", due to his strong Scottish accent.[3
Houston joined the RAAF as a cadet pilot in 1970 and spent the early part of his career flying UH-1 Iroquois helicopters in various parts of Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia........his career goes on and you can read more. It is impressive. 
Mr Abbott's obsession with the Royal Family is bizarre to say the least.
But let it not divert from the reality that it points to.
Does modern Australia actually believe it should be a "monarchy" constitutional or otherwise

How does the contribution of the Duke of Edinburgh compare to such as Angus Houston, Peter Cosgrove or Quentin Bryce?  We have seldom seen him; 
there is little that is uniquely Australian to his contribution; 
in the United Kingdom 
he is often pilloried for making racist, 
and socially offensive comments. 

Does Australia really need or want this.
Some examples are below....and these are only a few.....
1. China State Visit,  If you stay here much longer, you’ll all be slitty-eyed

2. To a blind women with a guide“Do you know they have eating dogs for the anorexic now?”
3. To an Aborigine in Australia“Do you still throw spears at each other?”

The rest are legendary. And Prime Minster Abbott thinks he is the sort of role model who stands alongside Peter Cosgrove, Quentin Bryce, Angus Houston
If being the pro-genitor of our next King is his major accomplishment then perhaps that fact alone should say :bring on the Republican debate again!!”

I can think of at least six indigenous Australians who have offered more significant service and leadership to Australia, than this non-Australian citizen who happens to be married to the Queen.

1 comment:

Eric Love said...

Mr Abbott is paying for it now. The conversation within his party has ramped up as to whether he should be replaced. And Labor has put his his picture on posters across your previous parish (despite it being a state by-election).