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Political Analysis Of The 2016 Australian Federal Elections

Damn your eyes
blast your souls
fuck you all
big and small
you're a pack of bastard shits
should be chopped in little bits
and fed to dogs and hogs.

You blame those of different skin
those who pray to different fictional friends
when just a quick mental look
or, shock horror, read a book
will reveal it's just a ruse
and an excuse
to not see whose blame it is
that you are slaves.

You know who you are
but maybe not know why.
You wallow in the ignorant mire
of the Corporate Media Lie.

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I voted for ned kelly but she said he didnt exist anymore
and there were no abos sadly...

give em hell Elf!

now I will be on the aussie watch list
as I am here
and on america

better to watch
then too be ignored

hail the future!!

I would have voted for Ned too. Even dead he would have done better than Turncoat.
Pretty sure I'm on a few watch lists. For sure I've had an ASIO (=CIA, MI6 etc) file since being photographed at an Anti Vietnam War rally in 1972.

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Jess
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Sock it to 'em, don't hold back though - say what you really feel :-)
Jxx

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I wouldn't want anyone to think the objectivity of my political analysis had been swayed by my emotions. Heaven forfend!

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Honest amger. At least you dare to speak up.

Alid

so I tracked down the source, a traditional folk song.

Sam Hall

Now my name is Sam Hall, Chimney Sweep, Chimney Sweep
Oh my name is Sam Hall, Chimney Sweep
Oh my name is Sam Hall,
And I hate you one and all
You're a bunch of mucker's(bastards) all
Blast your eyes. Damn your souls
You're a bunch of mucker's all, Blast your eyes.

I have twenty Pounds In store Thats not all , Thats not all ,
I have twenty Pounds In store, Thats not all
I have twenty Pounds In store,
And I'll rob for tweny more
Oh the rich must help the poor so must I, so must I
Oh the rich must help the poor so must I

Now I killed a man they said, so they said, so they said
Oh I killed a man they said, so they said
Oh I killed a man they said bashed in his bloody head
And I left him layin dead
Blast his eyes damn his Soul
And I left him layin dead, Blast his eyes

Ah They took me to Cooth Hill In a cart, in a cart
Ah They took me to Cooth Hill In a cart
Ah They took me to Cooth Hill and I stopped to make me will
Oh The best of friends must part so must I, so must I
Oh The best of friends must part so must I

Up the ladder I did Grope that's no joke , thats no joke,
Up the ladder I did Grope that's no joke
Up the ladder I did Grope and the hangman pulled the rope
And ne're a word I spoke, tumblin' down, tumblin' down
And ne're a word I spoke, tumblin' down

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Collected in Darwin circa 1972 from the singing of Paul and Vinnie
Lawler who introduced it as a music hall song

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your anger is as bad as mine in the political landscape of America,
.It is important to speak your mind. It lets them know that we are paying attention to their bullshit and won't stand for it. You go boy.

Eddie C.

LIFE ISN'T ABOUT WAITING FOR THE STORM TO PASS
IT'S ABOUT LEARNING HOW TO DANCE IN THE RAIN.
VIVIAN GREENE

Interestingly when I posted this on Facebook I expected a massive backlash from the conservatives but the worst I got was "bleh".
No wonder the popularity of Sanders and Corbin. People really are starting to wake up to the conservative lies like "the trickle down effect", which is more truthfully expressed as "the getting pissed on from an ever increasing height effect". And they are angry about it.

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Funny, you said it. I always called it the "pissing down effect" LOL!
Very astute of you.
"cause and affect"

Eddie C.

LIFE ISN'T ABOUT WAITING FOR THE STORM TO PASS
IT'S ABOUT LEARNING HOW TO DANCE IN THE RAIN.
VIVIAN GREENE

Jess where do you get the idea Corbyn is popular from?
He was riding high a year or so ago, but has been lambasted by his party, faced a vote of no confidence, was asked to stand down and doesn't seem to have the backing of the average socialist in the uk. I quite like the man, but he has undone socialism in the uk, or rather enabled his opponents to use his rather ad hoc style to undo the party and use him as a scapegoat. Corbyn has most definitely not got a strong political voice at the moment. He's fighting to hang on to his position. Jx

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blame Murdoch.
My point was that the left is developing stronger voices in many places due to the obvious excesses of corporate capitalism.
Pity about Corbyn.

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I can blame Murdoch for a lot of things..........
Our politics are very strange in uk at moment. Our Tory party is in the process of socialising itself to appeal to the working man, our socialist party under Corbyn appears to be in chaos and at best is fragmented to a point of being dis functional and like a sinister spectre in the wings, the far right/ facist element lurks. This far right element seems to be a world problem at the moment, look at Trump, Penn and I believe you have a similar nasty.
Worrying times. Am hoping May can bring some sort of sanity to uk politics, if only to keep the deranged far right at bay. Jxx

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Sorry it posted twice. Jx

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I appreciate your perspective.
My "blame Murdoch" crack was only partly a joke. Of course I am accountable for keeping my information flow current, on the other hand his strangle hold on so much media in so many countries does make access to real information hard work to find.
Can you believe that he printed, as a large print front page headline, the day before our second last election, "LETS GET RID OF THESE MONGRELS"? And people still buy that paper and think it is journalism. His official editorial policy includes restricting all writing to the vocabulary and an average 10 year old. May he get brain and dick cancer and be incapacitated quickly but die very slowly and in agony.
Our PM, Turncoat, is probably even more dangerous than Tony "The Mad Monk" Abbott because he is less obviously rabid.
The extremities emerging in politics globally are a clear indication of the rising disparity in wealth. Canadians own more guns per head than Americans, with one tenth the gun violence rate.

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That is awful, the headline I mean and yes worrying that quite a lot of folk, will take that as legit journalistic reporting.
Quite surprised by the Canadian gun statistics, but then lot of open land there and the actual need to shoot things for survival, so I expect they have several guns per family. We have shotguns etc, well my OH does, but needed on a farm. Only thing he's shot recently was a mad doberman, who savaged the sheep - it actually tore the flesh off the legs of one, left it alive, but in agony, so the sheep was shot too.
Don't really blame the dog, more the tosser who owned it. He didn't feed it properly and it was starving. Probably a Murdoch reader. Jx

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that Neopoet had a 'like' button, like Facebook. Then again, that is not what we are about.

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we are more poltiical then prone too need to shoot...and our laws are very strict if U do shoots someone and are found guilty...FOUND guilty...there are shootings...a norm average as far as humans being humans globe wise goes...and its true....everyone I knew growing up had many
weapons and registered hand guns...We cannot openly carry unless very special permit...usually someone of authority...and when u take your high powered automatics too the gun range there is a permit saying what day..how long u will be there..and back home..your weapon must be in a locked case under your care....your weapons during hunting season of which many do...Moose..elk..deer..birds..such as partridge geese etc ..should be on your gun case behind the driver with a trigger lock....no ammunition in it....and the laws are strict in poaching! My family had many long guns..and my father taught us as youths to shoot...and handle weapons. its just a known that everyone looks after what they own up here....and its a huge country..lost of swamps..pits...miles of deep dark forest...so its a kind of respectful thing...when trouble hit our country long ago our then young prime minister called Marshall Law...still a great country..we have a new young dynamic leader....sure every system is what it is....but its keeps going...we do have good things for our people....im sure the people would like it better...but....The dog problem is always a problem....too many..the pack up...get hungry and resulting need to survive....good comments on this poem....and a light on the politics of countries from the honest ground pound level of the common existance!

thank U!

I voted for anyone the two main parties said not to...

Worrying times throughout the world
Good write Jess

Love judy
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

or go too a rally.
dont critizise unless U voted
becuase your blowing wind up asses otherwise...

no vote means You dont even have voice too an opinion
or at least volunter..helping abos out or something
belief in works......show me callouses on hands
anyone can blowhard on political rhetoric

I dug on on my reserve long ago.........
lived among the rraditional dug out wells
gave rides to the underpriviliedged..
I did all this......
got respect
cleaned houes..cleaned motels
got too know the hard core homeis
traded hot shit with em..Lived with em
I did that....

hunted....fished...made changed
took it on my shoulders when the shafted me
supported the rebel causes...which caused me
hardships....

I dould wtire a boo
k

but ten years after.....people
sucked ass to those with money power
many of the brave perished..
it was a hard depressing place to survive
they crushed their own people

I lived it.........I was there..
I moved on....no future
did what I could
rich got richer...poor perished

but.....that human nature
poor cant do much
wealthy own everything
and they suffered too

its okay to voice anger..
crap,,,but the true heros
did what they could
which was not much
against the strneght of the
nighty

a hard o.....No being mean
just prectialy

its a rough tough go

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