If you want to know how socialists think read Graham Richardson

I was alerted by the title of Richardson’s column today: Diplomacy’s a challenge when Trump goes rogue. Not his own title, of course, but as usual more anti-Trump rubbish that one expects from the socialist cabal. But it was more than that; there was this:

President Xi is a dictator and, in my view, China will need to be run by a dictator for a long time yet. Democracy is just too slow for a nation building its economy at the rate the Chinese are achieving.

Possibly the most revealing statement we have seen from the Labor Party, revealing their true sentiments towards democracy and the market economy. How do we ever trust these people in government?

There was more, of course, but this truly made me wonder how out of it such people are.

The biggest problem in the area of energy policy is the gap between supply and demand, which has not been plugged by the market — we lack a large, new power plant on the east coast…. The failure to lure any investment to bridge the energy sector’s coal deficit will mean the wide-eyed proselytisers of the new world energy renewables push will get to see the implementation of more of the schemes they have been promoting in recent years, and see if they work and at what cost.

And who does GR think is responsible? Does the Labor Party have anything to do with it? Perish the thought:

The Green-GetUp coalition has had enormous success in ensuring that no finance from any source can go to coal…. For the past five decades we were the country with abundant cheap power so the logical question is how did we manage to squander this advantage? When you have abundant reserves of coal of good quality at a good price the tragedy of worrying about energy supply is obvious.

Clearly, Australia also needs to be run by a dictator. At least in China there is no hesitation to burn coal to produce electricity.

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28 Responses to If you want to know how socialists think read Graham Richardson

  1. Bruce of Newcastle

    Venezuela is run by a socialist dictator too.
    I wonder how long it will take for Richo-style “nation building” to take in that country?

  2. stackja

    GR – Hawke could have had renewable energy. GR was there.

  3. Karabar

    Do Socialists like Richo think? I don’t believe that is possible.

  4. struth

    Watched Richo a few times on Sky

    Not the sharpest tool in the shed.
    And I’d add has led, I guess, a very insulated life as well.

    “Complete Moron” isn’t off the mark, actually.

  5. Chris M

    Clearly, Australia also needs to be run by a dictator. At least in China there is no hesitation to burn coal to produce electricity.

    Top marks Steve, you nailed it!

    Personally I’m in favour of Green electricity but must admit burning them does seem quite cruel, besides there isn’t an endless supply of these fossils.

  6. Bela Bartok

    Chris M
    #3141075, posted on August 26, 2019 at 3:37 pm
    … Personally I’m in favour of Green electricity but must admit burning them does seem quite cruel…

    The Greens I’ve met are too wet to start a proper fire with.

  7. Dr Fred Lenin

    So if Australia gets an”Extreme Right Wing Dictatorv”richo will approve ? We mht get more coal fired powr nd start the nuclear power industry ,hat with smaller governmnt and regulation ill mean progress for our children nd gandchildren ,thats good to kmow ,just keep richo away from matches.

  8. Overburdened

    Richardson is a low life pos who has kept the most nefarious company and been part of dodgy and sleazy deals and behaviour (eg the Love Boat thing), thuggery and nothing any good for his entire life. He has an intentional blind spot to his own capitalistic ways and affluence when preaching the mantra of socialism to the plebs.
    How such a misanthrope can still pull money by giving his opinion is a wonder of nature.

    If you like I will take the gloves off and say what I really think about this cunning stunt.

  9. yarpos

    A lot of huffing and puffing about not much. The energy statement in particular is just a statement of fact and doesnt point at anyone. Apparently the finger pointing aspect is more relevant than dealing with the issues. Political point scoring uber alles.

  10. Whalehunt fun

    It’s crazy for us to be destroying the climate our children will live in. 

    Mwah ha ha ha as the evil Scientist put it.
    It is brilliant and fun for me to destroy the environment that the children of dribbling loons will live in.

  11. BoyfromTottenham

    I thought that these words are quite accurate (and perhaps by accident, truthful):
    “we lack a large, new power plant on the east coast…. The failure to lure any investment to bridge the energy sector’s coal deficit will mean the wide-eyed proselytisers of the new world energy renewables push will get to see the implementation of more of the schemes they have been promoting in recent years, and see if they work and at what cost.”
    Then he goes on to say, carefully without attributing any blame to the Green/Left, and without stating the bleeding obvious:
    “For the past five decades we were the country with abundant cheap power so the logical question is how did we manage to squander this advantage? When you have abundant reserves of coal of good quality at a good price the tragedy of worrying about energy supply is obvious.”
    Is he stupid or clever?

  12. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    socialism is everywhere and always a slow motion catastrophe.

  13. egg_

    President Xi is a dictator and, in my view, China will need to be run by a dictator for a long time yet. Democracy is just too slow for a nation building its economy at the rate the Chinese are achieving.

    Based on exports to the US – a democratic country?
    The Left does not do irony well.

  14. egg_

    The Green-GetUp coalition has had enormous success in ensuring that no finance from any source can go to coal…. For the past five decades we were the country with abundant cheap power so the logical question is how did we manage to squander this advantage? When you have abundant reserves of coal of good quality at a good price the tragedy of worrying about energy supply is obvious.

    Does Richo ever speak to anyone at Their ABC?

  15. egg_

    socialism is everywhere and always a slow motion catastrophe.

    Interchangeable with narcissism.

  16. BoyfromTottenham
    #3141149, posted on August 26, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    GR is dishonest.
    The prig helped the green movement get a strong foothold in Australia when he urged Hawke to support Bob Brown in Tasmania’s Franklin river dam protests.
    Our history would have been different if Hawke had said Eff off to Brown and his pooftaah mates.

  17. Fat Tony

    Chris M
    #3141075, posted on August 26, 2019 at 3:37 pm
    Clearly, Australia also needs to be run by a dictator. At least in China there is no hesitation to burn coal to produce electricity.

    Top marks Steve, you nailed it!

    Personally I’m in favour of Green electricity but must admit burning them does seem quite cruel, besides there isn’t an endless supply of these fossils.

    Chris M – these Greens are fossil fools, not fossil fuels

  18. Terry

    Graham Richardson. So, what is the ‘Honourable Member’ for Dunning-Kruger doing these days anyway?

    Okay, okay, so he was a Senator…

    So, what is the Senator for “Whatever it takes” doing these days?

  19. Crossie

    I never give Mr Whatever It Takes any credit for honesty. He never does or says anything without an ulterior motive. His pontifications may be entertaining but that’s about all they are worth.

  20. Robber Baron

    Australia is a dictatorship. It’s run by Martin Parkinson.

  21. mem

    BoyfromTottenham
    #3141149, posted on August 26, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    I thought that these words are quite accurate (and perhaps by accident, truthful): etc
    Is he stupid or clever?

    Richo is very clever and what he has just done in a very leftist way is to blow the whistle on the renewable energy and climate change junket. In other words he is saying that the only way out of this energy mess is for someone to take control and it won’t be the Labor Party or the Greens because they took us here in the first place. Read between the lines and you will understand this.

  22. The Beer Whisperer

    Good take, Mem.

  23. Up The Workers!

    Are we absolutely certain that the surgeon threw the right bit away during Richo’s last bout of surgery?

    The only successful thing his name has ever been connected with was the demise of Offset Alpine – that famous fully-insured self-combusting printing works.

    Perhaps on his recommendation, we could have a self-combusting fully-insured printing works-led economic recovery?

  24. Kneel

    So, what is the ‘Honourable Member’ for …

    Honourable: dubious at best.
    Member: how very appropriate…

  25. Jim

    Those responses are as “over the top’ as was Graham’s obviously intended provocation.
    Lighten up and realise that he was highlighting the impotence of our government.

  26. Kurt

    We are run by a dictatorship – a Green Dictatorship. Otherwise we would have cheap and abundant energy like we used to up until about 20 years ago.

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