Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Our leaders desperate to use the word catastrophe

Recent floods in NSW reveal a deep disease amongst the powerful. " it might rise as high as ....." The tendency to panic affects the hoards of imported reporters, who will,  whether they respect the process or not,  air some "half baked propped up panic talker" --seldom some expert .
Just focusing as the ABC did on Ryan's error symbolizes the projection and panic that infects the media on such occasions.
Few leaders have the back bone to call the situation as the locals see it ; Most wannabes  play the game and refuse to name the game as exaggeration.Maybe the worst local managers will get the most money ?
Our PM appears infront of fast flowing water offering to pay up to all as if the problem is God's and God alone.
Fast flowing water is rare anywhere down there so its probably near some broken levee; levees created by man and levees increasing, like the houses located without the planning,  that would look like peanut payments  next to the payments we NOW make to disaster levies and the insurance industry.

In a move destined to go into history the insurance council , who are paying less and less because the govt are paying more and more ( should be suing agencies and individuals as well ) are happy to call more events "catastrophic "
The emperors lead means she wins and they can hide under the skirts of "not our problem mate " The insurance industry have never had its so good with government so serious about solving all these big problems; problems  that "you me them?" were created to deal with . In2012 , if the government are responsible they are not being responsible, because noone else is responsible
Meanwhile many in the audience are saying "they might be wearing gumboots  but they look like they are wearing no clothes" We don't watch the ABC - we read Orwell


  1. We don't watch the ABC--- it scares us too much . Rather watch Bruce Parry on SBS. He hangs around long enough to really get a feel for what's really happening and is not afraid to let the people speak.

  2. The government should not create disaster focused organisations. Like our leaders these self limiting lumbering bureaus seldom get it right.
    Just today the people of a potentially flooded town refuse to evacuate : Noone was at risk of dying and the people of the town knew that Why didn't the governments panic merchants .The organisation got it wrong .Why?
    John Brumbys government couldn't admit they should have called for evacuation in the Marysville area when bushfires threatened because they didn't do that. even after the event they made excuses for not doing what was the right thing to do.

  3. And since the whole herd of reporters missed the SCOOP of GreenLabor's devastating result in the Queensland election, we now read Evelyn Waugh.

  4. We had it this week with the floods in the Phillipines - more wasted effort in the name of good intention . if the West and the media said ( just quietly ) " we will only give aid if your government and you insist on not living on your countries floodplains , open space and public lands, there would be less CLEARLY man made DISASTERS . Are we an intelligent wilful people or just woosy willess blobs trapped by sentiment and loud incessant voices?