Revisionism is a general term that can be used with both positive
and negative connotations for any scholarly practice dedicated to
revising an established position. That is its benign meaning. Another
is: “A movement in revolutionary Marxian socialism favouring an
evolutionary rather than a revolutionary spirit”.
It feels almost irreligious to use ‘exodus’ to portray the disappearance
of so many key figures from Australia’s political scene. But it seems to fit.
What outcome might we anticipate? Yeẓi’at Miẓrayim: 'Departure from Egypt'
is the founding myth of the Israelites, recounted in the Book of Exodus.
As the hostilities resume on Capital Hill, it is probably time to consider
some of the ramifications of the May 2022 Federal Election. As discussed
by Katherine Murphy in The Guardian, the Liberal Party rout in affluent
suburban areas of Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth speaks volumes...
How many times have you heard the Liberals mouth Labor
can’t manage money? What though, is the Liberal record?
Treasurer Jim Chalmers belled the cat when he said:
“The economy was weaker in the March quarter than was forecast at election time."
It’s almost surreal that this man, who has been in our face so often
for what feels like endless years, has disappeared! His whereabouts
seems to be a mystery. Does anyone know where he’s gone?
Having gone, what has he left us with?
Every political commentator in the land has their own personal opinion, most
hide it and at least present a facade of even-handed questioning of politicians
from all sides of politics. A week and a bit before the election, Sky News Paul Murray
didn’t. In what The Guardian called an expletive laden anti-Labor tirade Murray
demonstrated his bias in technicolour during the off-camera ‘audience warm up’...