Woke ABC rubbish is there to distract us

The ABC ‘news’ website (and Fairfax) is a non stop diet of woke.  The neverending Aboriginal (sorry, ‘first nations’) complaint industry, gender this, diversity that, all immigration is wonderful etc etc etc. They have a policy of having these woke stories prominently displayed always on the site.

The reason for all the woke is that the ABC (and journalists in general) simply doesn’t want to discuss policies in the real world. It doesn’t want to discuss falling wages, how Australia is a plutocracy, rule by the rich and miners who pay no tax etc etc. So it endlessly discusses diversity and woke issues to give the impression of a vigorous democracy, while supporting policies that lead to collapsing wages and rule by the rich (notably immigration, which achieves this perfectly).

The ABC gets into fake debates with News Corporation, Sky news etc etc, who accuse the ABC of having ‘leftist bias’ (because of all their woke bullshit), which then allows all media companies to argue over pointless bullshit issues – woke, the republic, gay marriage etc etc, while, in the real world, wages collapse, immigration decimates earnings and the rich get richer and richer without ever paying any tax.  This fake bullshit woke debate is exactly what all branches of the media want: anything to avoid talking about the real issues.

The woke distraction circus is particularly notable in Victoria. Here you have a premier who’s flogged off the monopoly port, flogged off the titles office, has just flogged off Vicroads, has privatized things Jeff Kennett would never touch, but has got all the media chattering morons talking about stupid ‘discrimination’ laws that will never have any applicability in the real world. The ABC/Age champion him as a hero, the HeraldSun as ‘Socialist Dan’; when in fact he’s just a far right privatizing fraudster flogging things off to his private business mates with a few little virtue signalling media distractions for the media morons.

The smug, overpaid, sneering, unsackable pigs at the ABC, and their (in the real world) friends at News Corp, the press gallery trivia merchants and the IPA etc all essentially have the same agenda, to destroy wages, to push unlimited immigration and keep Australia as a plutocracy. They all have a good laugh at the Midwinter Ball, as they reflect on the pointless show they produce. They must be stopped.


Woke bullshit wrecks our lives

The ABC, Fairfax, and most of the major media now are overrun with ‘woke’ topics- LGBT, gay marriage, the indigenous complaint industry, diversity, gender issues etc etc.   There is no discussion of anything else. There is no discussion of income inequality. There is no discussion of wages.  There is no discussion of taxation or corruption. There is just woke.

This has real consequences.  A good example was the WA treasurer, who undertaxed the miners by sixty billion dollars in that state, then immediately waltzed off to work- for a major WA mining company! And, naturally, all the press gallery ignored this conflict of interest and wrote fawningly about the ‘first indigenous mining director’ etc etc, just like the mining company PR release wanted them to.

The plutocrats and elites who rule us are delighted at the woke agenda.  It suits them perfectly. Large companies can loudly wring their hands in public about diversity, indigenous issues etc etc while, in the real world, paying no tax, getting free diesel, hiring immigrant farm slaves on $3 per hour, paying their board member mates 20m a year for nothing, polluting as they please etc etc.  The woke really are useful idiots for the superrich.

Actually, I’m being slightly too hard on the media, because there is ONE economic issue they do write about. That issue is immigration. They are all for it, fully and totally.  They, of course, kid themselves they are being all wise, progressive and woke by supporting it, when in fact they are supporting the greedy building , immigration and farmer lobbies, while forcibly holding down wages, supporting modern slavery (notably on farms) and destroying living standards.

The focus on ‘woke’ issues by our economic elites explains the contradiction of us sliding further and further into poverty for the 99.9% and plutocracy, while feeling we are in a ‘liberal’ ascendancy.  The more virtue signalling and smugness on our screens, the more poverty and awfulness in our real lives.

As we are forced to live in overcrowded cities, as our jobs and wages collapse to almost negative levels, as our hospitals simply fail to work at all…….well, our boards are diverse, and we got to vote on gay marriage and the republic- so its all ok!!!!


The great Pharmacy rort must be stopped

The greatest rort in Australian business is the multi million one given to the pharmacy owners- the Pharmacy ‘Location Rules’:

You are not allowed to set up a new pharmacy within 1.5km of an existing one. (There are exceptions for Pharmacies moving from one location to another; but of course such relocation doesn’t increase the overall number of pharmacies).

This rort, which was granted to existing Pharmacy owners who had licenses in 1990, is the greatest protected racket in the Australian economy. Imagine being in small business and being able to block anyone setting up a new business within 1.5km of where you already are!

Note this rule restricts Pharmacists from opening within 1.5km of an existing Pharmacy. This is important, because one of the biggest lies of the defenders of the 1.5km location rort is that they are trying to stop non-pharmacists owning/opening pharmacies. In fact, nobody is arguing for non pharmacists to own/operate pharmacies, they are saying that the location rules prevent employee pharmacists from opening their own businesses (unless they have the ten million bucks required to spend on an existing phamarcy license, of course)

This is why Pharmacy licenses cost many millions of dollars, and are only owned by greedy older pharmacists (most don’t even bother working anymore in the pharmacy). Why should they? They’ve got a guaranteed multi-million protected income stream, for life, and can object to any new pharmacy within 1.5km.

It also ensures that the employee pharmacists, the younger ones, are stuck working for $20 per hour (or less) for their laughing, greedy pharmacy owners. These young pharmacists will never be able to own their own pharmacy- as the licenses are worth many millions of dollars.

So we have an industry with a protected set of multi-multi-multi millionaire pharmacists at the top (who probably haven’t even worked as a pharmacy in thirty plus years), laughing at all the millions they are making, the customers they are ripping off, and above all the poor vulnerable young staff who will never be able to work for themselves, but only as slaves for their awful, greedy owners.

Naturally the Pharmacy Guild has lobbied all sides of politics carefully to keep this rort going. It is a complete scam. The politicians have all received (cough) ‘donations’ to support it; and, naturally, the press gallery never writes about it (as it involves a policy in the real world). The ‘free market’ thinktanks like the IPA etc of course haven’t written a word about it (they only believe in free markets for labor, unfortunately- business monopolies are fine).

If Pharmacy was liberalized the same way other businesses were (ie not giving greedy license owners the right to block competitors coming within 1.5km) its estimated every family in Australia would be better off by $10,000 annually. So that’s the equivalent of someone coming in, and stealing $10,000 annually from your netbanking by the pharmacy owners (and the coward corrupt politicians who let them do whatever they want).

This monopoly MUST be stopped NOW. Right now. No more 1.5km rule. Any qualified pharmacist who wants to open a pharmacy should be able to, the same way any qualified doctor can open a medical clinic. No talk of ‘compensation (oh please!) to the existing lazy license holders. In fact the existing license holders should be forced to pay compensation to the rest of us for the loss they have caused us due to this outrageous anti competitive rort.

Remove the 1.5km location rort now! It is a simple, criminal, act of theft against every Australian.