Here we are yet again - at the end of another year, perhaps the busiest year politically since this blogsite began
on 13 September 2008, 13 years ago.
Time has not reduced the intensity of political discourse, it has increased it. Not only has the complexity of politics increased, but the manner of its reporting has changed. Now, in addition to the longstanding avenue of the print media, we have a plethora of social media platforms, which publish their own individual positions on every imaginable subject. Virtually anyone can host a blogsite and publish without restraint.
The Political Sword
is just one among hundreds. Yet it has its ardent followers, to which this message is directed. We just want to say ‘thank you’ for your years of loyalty.
Because there are so many blog sites upon which comments can be offered, it’s not surprising to us that very few comments emerge on The Political Sword
. However, the value of the site to so many of you is evidenced by the 5 star ratings each post on TPS attracts - regularly over 30!
We all need a rest from the political milieu, now so intense, so demanding, so insistent, all the more since the advent of the Morrison regime, with its idiosyncratic approach to politics: so careless with the truth, so ‘transactional’ for our PM - in other words ‘what’s in it for me?’
We propose to re-initiate posting in February 2022.
We wish you a relaxing, peaceful, and refreshing end-of-year break.
The TPS Team