Sunday, January 28, 2007

Pyramid schemes

John Howard's vision for Australia.



Found on The Peking Duck, from Eyeteeth.

And here's me thinking that they were "illegal" in Australia. O silly me.

11 comments:

Yves said...

Wonderful poster, as true today as in 1911.

Davo said...

Weeel, Yves, actually until the past ten years, the image in Australia hasn't been quite so clear cut. Much more blurring of the stratas and intermingling of the segments.

Ten years of policy changes by the present leadership has begun, unfortunately, to make this picture much more of a reality - for Australia.

Kathy said...

Hi Davo :)

I read your comment over at Flights of Pegasus and enjoyed reading your experience. Thought I'd stop by and wish you a happy Sunday!

take care.

Kathy said...

okay i mean Happy monday :)

BBC said...

All politicians have schemes, most of them complex, democracy isn't what it is made out to be.

I'd rather live in a good monarchy, not that there is any around.

Yves said...

What is wrong with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II? Come and join us, BBC, and you can even watch the Trooping of the Colour and the Changing of the Guard outside Buckingham Palace.

BBC said...

Queen Elizabeth II, isn't she just some sort of figurehead? Does she have any real power? I haven't studied that for years so don't recall much about it.

I do know that democracy gives us the governments that we deserve. And that they become too complex and expensive to support.

Hell, I want to move to my own planet.

Davo said...

QE II has had an enormous stabilising effect on Australian politics (can't speak for the rest of the Commonwealth, but presume them too).

The whole discussion over "Republics" vs "Constitutional Monarchy" is long and complex, but I prefer the latter.

Brownie said...

I dream of barricades in the street, and often wonder just how much crap the Australian electorate will take before they arc-up ....
Optus is Singapore owned, Origin Energy is Singapore owned, they let bushfires burn the electricity supply out and paralysed Melbourne on a stinking hot day when nobody was able to use air conditioning or give the kids/dogs/garden any water from a hose ... and no peasants gathered at the steps to Parliament House. bloody hell.

BBC said...

Ah, it's pretty much a Republic here. And a damn big mess. And there is too damn many christians here.

Which I find odd, because they don't believe they they are to be ruled by democracy in the end. Oh, hell, they are just frigging crazy.

Davo said...

The peasants are too busy working two or three jobs to have much energy left to go "protesting" in the streets .. heh.