Ruining you is just the aim

People still think of socialists as well-meaning and on their side. I watched the trains go by yesterday, half a dozen passengers on each at most in the middle of the day, but running on a normal weekday schedule. The state is already bankrupt but going further and deeper each day.

Dan does not care about anyone. He is an ideologue of the left. He wants power and he hates private business. To trust people like that with power is an invitation to disaster. Covid was a chance occurrence but it is exactly what Marxists keep their eye out for.

“Please don’t ruin us.” Don’t you simpletons understand anything? That is exactly what he is out to do.

What seems essential for the future is that everyone becomes educated in the Leninist addition to Marxism. Lenin added into the mix how the capitalist system could be overthrown. He was a strategist.

We are watching Leninist practice before our eyes. Every public servant still working with the private sector being shut down. And, of course, virtually no one is dying while our freedoms are.

The other aspect is that Dan is basically a coward along with being a bully. His lack of intelligence is just an added feature. I just saw the other day a story about how there has been no back burning in the forests as fire season approaches because we cannot afford it.

His cowardice is shown in how he will happily attack the weak but never attacks anyone capable of fighting back, in this case the union movement.

What else is being demonstrated for the congenitally stupid is evidence that a centralised economy can continue to “work” as in we can still get by with these dictatorial powers in place. Who needs free enterprise? If this were a national government, we would be heading straight into Venezuelan territory, and there is no certainty at this stage that we will even avoid it now.

Understanding how Lenin operated: From Mack in the comments.

It’s all spelt out there: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/not-happy-dan-victoria-s-premier-cops-a-pandemic-pounding-20200626-p556h7.html
“Andrews quickly became known as a factional hardhead. A long-term Labor player puts it this way: “Daniel was the first one to go to war in every internal battle. He was the one saddling up saying, ‘Let’s kill the person.’ ”
“Any perceived internal enemy, or even someone who feels threatening to him, is frozen out, socially and professionally isolated.
In cabinet, Andrews….. is supremely confident in his own views and sometimes unyielding. Criticism is met with anger and, for these reasons, few challenge him.”

Let me add the following from the article to flesh things out a bit.

To make things worse, Andrews now has the cover of the pandemic to hide anything that might have been going wrong before (the budget was looking shaky and the West Gate Tunnel project has been bogged in commercial dispute).

O’Brien opens with a question about Andrews’ signing of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. The deal, which promises cooperation between Victoria and China on policy, infrastructure, trade and finance, is controversial, putting Andrews at odds with his federal Labor colleagues, the federal Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and all other states in Australia….

Despite all sorts of scandal and controversy, from using taxpayer money to fund campaign workers to spending $1 billion on dumping the Napthine government’s East West Link road, he’s won two remarkable elections, vanquishing Denis Napthine’s Liberals in 2014 (the first single-term government since 1955) and then the “Danslide” election in 2018, which gave him a huge majority of seats in the lower house. (In 2012, when, as opposition leader, he was identified by focus groups as “the guy who looks like an accountant and hunches”, Andrews sought the advice of former prime minister Paul Keating. What did he want to know? I ask Keating. “About the getting of power and the use of it,” Keating says. “He had a hunger for power … and the leadership gene.”)

But the picture that emerges is consistent: Andrews, they say, is loyal to his office staff but as party leader, can be vindictive and demands total fealty. Any perceived internal enemy, or even someone who feels threatening to him, is frozen out, socially and professionally isolated (such as former emergency services minister Jane Garrett, who found herself shunned by Andrews, and the minister for the prevention of family violence, the late Fiona Richardson, who the Premier refused to meet with for many years)….

Heading into the pandemic Andrews …  was rolling out a popular $70 billion Big Build infrastructure program, funded mostly by debt and the leasing of the Port of Melbourne to a private consortium (it includes the level crossing removals; the Metro Tunnel, a major upgrade of the city loop with five new underground train stations due to open in 2026; and the West Gate Tunnel Project, an alternative road to the often bottlenecked West Gate Bridge, due to open in 2023)….

So he’s dominant, yes, but also, watching him in parliament, I wonder if an arrogance is creeping in. He shows a worrying dislike of transparency, with successful freedom-of-information requests at their lowest in five years.

“Our Premier has done his best to cruel the city,” Grant Cohen, owner of the city’s beautiful Block Arcade shopping precinct, told The Age. “The only thing missing from the city is the tumbleweeds.”

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54 Responses to Ruining you is just the aim

  1. nb

    All true. The ALP has exposed its true intention. Teaming up with China is just the beginning.

  2. Arky

    Dan does not care about anyone. He is an ideologue of the left. He wants power and he hates private business.

    ..
    That’s it.
    It’s a means to destroy their ideological enemies: private enterprise.
    See wang on private schools if you need further illumination.
    They hate the private sector and want it gone at any cost.

  3. feelthebern

    It’s a feature.
    Not a bug.

  4. nb

    The only hope for communists is to destroy prosperity.

  5. Michael Lewis

    Is there any ability for the Commonwealth to take over a renegade State – if that state’s Governor does not act? Is there a provision for some sort of martial law? There really is a Victorian State of Disaster. Andrews and sycophants must be depowered, somehow? If this were Belarus or Hong Kong, there would be some decent demonstrations by now, but not in fully totalitarian Victoria. It just gets worse every day. A certain politician became Chancellor, also, by using power to change the rules. Will desperation point ever occur?

  6. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    In any sane world that staggeringly stupid jug eared marxist piece of shit would have experienced HOP Time weeks if not months ago.

  7. mem

    The problem is that this is not going to finish when the lock down finishes. Dan will be rolling out more building and infrastructure projects, more unreliable renewable projects and more counselling services for all the people that have lost everything. I can even see him coming up with a plan for a swathe of government run canteens to replace the cafes and restaurants that have gone bust.

  8. Professor Fred Leni

    Andrews must be a great student of the two Great Socialist Books ,das Kapital and Mein Kampf , he is ;icking up bad habits from them , as socialist fascists normally do . Burn those books !

  9. I think the pay rises and continued hiring whilst business is crushed is one of the unforgivable aspects of Federal and State Government actions in past several months. Meanwhile Qld has not put out a budget as we get nearer to $100 billion in debt.

    In Qld the majority of civil servants will be in SE and will naturally vote Labor. Hopefully the areas which are not infested with civil servants can swing the election away from Labor but I doubt it. I know a very senior Qld civil servant who is conservative in his politics and views. He freely admitted voting Labor as knew it was best for him personally.

    “Every public servant still working with the private sector being shut down. And, of course, virtually no one is dying while our freedoms are”.

  10. Ceres

    Yep this despicable man has pushed people over the cliff but don’t worry because there’s an ambulance waiting at the bottom.

  11. Makka

    mem,
    I can also see the LNP doing nothing. Not a single thing to oppose him. They can’t, because they too approve of of the lockdowns and heavy duty police presence. Even the PM is silenced while Dan uses his Police force to terrorize, threaten and intimidate Victorians. Why would he speak out? He likes to glory in his poll numbers also.

  12. pbw

    It’s Cultural Leninism or Cultural Maoism. Marx’s Grand Unified Theory fell in a heap, but the techniques of unmasking, disillusioning and conscious-raising (to combat “false” consciousness) remain serviceable. Let’s just call it Cultural Leninism, with the emphasis on Cult.

  13. NoFixedAddress

    The trouble is Steve that Andrews is the mere tip of the Victorian communist iceberg.

    And that communist iceberg is The Victorian Public Service Government ™

    there are no mass resignations from the stasi, VikPol;

    there are no “public servants” walking off the job in disgust.

  14. pbw

    Makka,

    Double-plus good. Rowan Dean gave ScoMo a well-earned serve after the pink fluffy slippers incident. But they surf on the approval of the punters. No integrity at all.

  15. Mater

    If anyone didn’t see this, they weren’t watching.
    As usual, Bob was our very own canary in the coal mine.

    1735099
    #3382312, posted on March 29, 2020 at 11:24 am

    There’s a stark similarity between the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs and the Corona virus.
    It will be fascinating to watch which of the dinosaurs that underpin global Capitalism remain when it’s done.

  16. Roger

    What seems essential for the future is that everyone becomes educated in the Leninist addition to Marxism. Lenin added into the mix how the capitalist system could be overthrown. He was a strategist.

    Lenin wasn’t as stupid as Dan.

    Precisely because he was a strategist he realised the revolution needed to be propped up by capitalism and free markets, cf. the New Economic Policy of 1921.

    What Dan is doing is pure vandalism.

  17. Louis Litt

    Communist Cowards – Lenin after WW 1 while being in hiding, Moa Waited for Chang Tai Check to kick out the Japensese and then comming in from behinb, Castro – kills a policeman gets jailed the populae says pardon him, – he is pardoned and goes to the hills and collets his goon to kill locals and then the people who pardoned him.

    Andrews is piss weak and an f*&%ing Idiot. Any who votes this is Oz or Western Democracy is a f^#@ing idiot.

    What was everyone complaining about Joh in Qld – thats right he got people working and they determined their own prices. Cheapest state in Oz.

    By the way my link to this site is broken on my Ipad – ozblogistan is broken – does any one know how to fix it.

  18. Rob

    Needed now more than ever – where is the Fourth Estate?
    Most of the media has been either supine or supportive.
    The populace is astoundingly ignorant, incredibly naive, and docile beyond belief.
    China might think Australia is ripe for total takeover.

  19. NoFixedAddress

    Needed now more than ever – where is the Fourth Estate?

    there is no “Fourth Estate”, apart from private blogs.

    The so called “Fourth Estate” are an actual communist Fifth Column.

  20. nb

    Much of the Fourth Estate became a fifth column many years ago.
    This is a battle between the fourth estate and new media. If the old media cannot persuade us into cultural suicide in the near term, all is lost both for old media and communism.

  21. MACK

    It’s all spelt out there: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/not-happy-dan-victoria-s-premier-cops-a-pandemic-pounding-20200626-p556h7.html
    “Andrews quickly became known as a factional hardhead. A long-term Labor player puts it this way: “Daniel was the first one to go to war in every internal battle. He was the one saddling up saying, ‘Let’s kill the person.’ ”
    “Any perceived internal enemy, or even someone who feels threatening to him, is frozen out, socially and professionally isolated.
    In cabinet, Andrews….. is supremely confident in his own views and sometimes unyielding. Criticism is met with anger and, for these reasons, few challenge him.”

    Insert your own epithets.

  22. OUTRAGED

    Dan has no idea where to go from here. He has shown time and again that he’ll do it his way and ask no advice from those who appear to have some answers, particularly in contact tracing. Someone has to help us here in Victoria.

  23. H B Bear

    Ongoing funding courtesy of SloMo, Fraudenberg and the Federal Lieboral Party. The UniParty stands as one on this.

  24. Steve

    During WW2 , Communists on the wharfs refused to load troop supply ships to cripple the war effort.

    Are we seeing a Resistance movement forming inside our own country?

    Here is the reality that the CDC in the USA has the spine to actually produce : 94% of deaths are from people with existing health problems. Or put another way, covid is not as dangerous as people would think.

    Put another way – lockdowns are based on a false fear of a virus that isnt particularly dangerous.

    What is dangerous is the Socialist use of a false fear to crush/ruin the economy of Victoria.

    Be warned though – it seems Victoriastan is the globalist crash test dummy, so the globalists will throw everything they have at the people to cower them and make Dans Utopia succeed, unless people push back now………………..

  25. nb

    MACK, #3572017: ‘Criticism is met with anger and, for these reasons, few challenge him’
    Fascinating comment (all of it, not just this excerpt). Thank you. It just shows the degree of cowardice in the ALP that underpins the current dictatorship. A bully surrounded by cowards.

  26. Arky

    From MACK’s Age article on Andrews:
    ..

    He’s been known, for example, to pass around witty but biting notes about the performance of his colleagues in meetings. “You’d be going to an event, sitting in his car, and he’d just be scathing of someone, like one of us,” a former Labor MP tells Good Weekend. “And you’d just think, ‘Oh. I wouldn’t want you turning on me.’ ”

    ..
    That’s the problem. The ‘Oh. I wouldn’t want you turning on me.’ bit.
    What wankers like that don’t get is these people DO turn on you. Behind your back, they’re talking exactly the same dismissive crap. The problem is, they’re all narcissists, and don’t get that.
    I used to work with a very friendly bloke who was like that. Very funny, running everyone down with cutting remarks. My thoughts were not “I don’t want this bloke turning on me”. They were “I wonder what he says about me when I’m not around”.
    Not these Labor hacks though. Narcissism and cowardice. A devastating combination when dealing with sociopaths.

  27. Arky

    A bully surrounded by cowards.

    ..
    Exactly.
    And I think it’s supposed to be a puff piece.

  28. If you think Daniel Andrews is stupid, incompetent or a fool, then you are the fool.
    Andrews knows EXACTLY what he is doing and why he is doing it and he is doing a great job of it.

    The arsehole is where he is because people underestimate him all the time. That incompetent hunched over look with the nerdy glasses is working a treat deceiving the people.
    Don’t be foolish. Treat the man as the formidable enemy that he is.

  29. Lee

    “Andrews quickly became known as a factional hardhead. A long-term Labor player puts it this way: “Daniel was the first one to go to war in every internal battle. He was the one saddling up saying, ‘Let’s kill the person.’ ”
    “Any perceived internal enemy, or even someone who feels threatening to him, is frozen out, socially and professionally isolated.
    In cabinet, Andrews….. is supremely confident in his own views and sometimes unyielding. Criticism is met with anger and, for these reasons, few challenge him.”

    Sounds like a control freak.
    He displays many of the symptoms of it.
    Unfit for any office of importance, let alone a premier.

  30. sfw

    Someone on here said they went to school with Andrews, he reckoned Andrews didn’t have many friends but wanted everything his way or he would get very angry and go a bit crazy to force the others to his will. Learned his lessons young an didn’t forget them it seems.

  31. H B Bear

    My thoughts were not “I don’t want this bloke turning on me”. They were “I wonder what he says about me when I’m not around”

    That is not how you think when your entire progression through the UniParty is dependent on patronage.

  32. H B Bear

    Unfit for any office of importance, let alone a premier.

    Just another defective. Just like KRudd and Waffleworth.

  33. sfw

    He’s a defective but a very good at getting the numbers and intimidating people, why do you think vicpol are going so hard on this after the BLM where they stood back? Andrews wants them to go hard, it’s the only way he knows how to stamp his authority. He’s not the sort to explain and get people on side by argument, rhetoric etc. He knows only intimidation. I would like to take a stronger stance but with kids still at school and an ill wife I just can’t afford massive fines or good barristers. Like most others I’ll do what I can at the edges until I have nothing left to lose then I will go hard. Just don’t have the finances for anything else and others depend on me to keep the going.

  34. Anonandon

    The feds have looked absolutely impotent compared to the states. Time to use some economic and political leverage. The labor states and the media will scream but the majority of the public will silently support them.

  35. MatrixTransform

    this has been brewing for nearly a decade.
    in plain sight
    like I’ve said before … most people need to feel the knee on their neck before they recognize it.

  36. Squirrel

    Andrew Bolt’s whisky with a mate last night was a movingly poignant insight into the personal and financial disasters wrought by the craven, compounding incompetence of the Andrews government.

  37. Robber Baron

    A generation of Victorians that have suffered at the hands of this Marxist turd will never vote Labor again for the rest of life. That’s his legacy.

  38. NoFixedAddress

    November 26, 2022 Premier Dan Andrews will lead the Victorian ALP to a greater majority electoral win.

  39. Ozman

    If the Victorian police force consisted of people with integrity and reason, they would go on strike and refuse to do what the man with the beady eyes, and guilt-ridden bespectacled gawk, tells them to do. But since the police force have no integrity, instead of going on strike, they wag their tails and gleefully dribble like dogs with their tongues hanging out, as they insist they’re just doing their job, getting it off, when handcuffing a pregnant woman in her pajamas, with no concern whatsoever about her well being, that of her children, or the fact that she is about to have an ultrasound. They themselves would cringe with horror and fear if they were in her situation.

    All over the world people are calling the Victorian Police force scum of the lowest kind. Who would have thought?

    And who put the stinking socks in the mouths of the feminists screaming about the egregious, contemptible, treatment of a fellow woman. The stench is unbelievable, even though their voices are not heard. Feminasties are renowned for their hatred of femininity, as well as men in general; especially those who possess real testosterone in their testes. They hate men who can rise to the occasion and get the job done. Scomo’s all right, though. He’s a fakir. The sort of marketing man the feminasties like.

    Fiona Pattern (ex-Sex Party aka irrational party) showed us what sort of reasoning she espouses, united with that cunning lover of dictatorial dictates and dirty deeds. She clearly communicated to us all that once a prostitute at heart, always one! Forget the fact that Dan’s draconian dogs are putting their knees into the necks of women when they are on the ground, as their breed of bitches squat and watch, seemingly wetting themselves from the thrill, rather than protesting about the abuse. Whatever Fiona Pattern can get for herself is all that matters. Integrity once lost is virtually impossible to rediscover. Either that or she has a thing for a dictator. Bondage feels so good; it’s better than freedom for those entrapped by Stockholm Syndrome.

    I remember it all very clearly and thinking afterwards: how easy was that? It was just so easy. There was this nice man in his early 30s, we had a spa and sex and that was that”Fiona Patten, article by Sally Patten for the Australian Financial Review, December 2014. Three second wonder.

    Very easy! Nothing like sharing power with a dictator. “Anytime,” said the man with the beady eyes, and guilt-ridden bespectacled gawk, as he curled his tongue around the side of his lips and malicious thoughts filled his cranium. Victorians are…..

  40. MatrixTransform

    Does Bundy reckon QLD isn’t next ?

    When’s that election again ?

  41. Rockdoctor

    Michael Lewis, even if the Fed’s were allowed to act and I don’t think they can* I am sure Victoria would re-elect ol’ jug ears…

    *Google Jack Lang 1932, dismissed by NSW Governor and probably the closest thing to the Fed’s intervening in State Affairs that I know of historically.

  42. HT

    I always been somewhat politically savvy, until I worked at reasonable senior levels in Defence (I not infrequently briefed Ministers and occasionally Prime Ministers and The Cabinet). But I got disillusioned with politics when I dealt with it at those levels. Its literally a blood-sport and it chews up spits out people like I couldn’t believe, or tolerate. But that was politics as a game. I never literally hated any politician, I just didn’t like the game, it burnt people, badly and frequently.

    Dan has changed that. I literally detest this creature. He is in way out his depth, and lacks either the intellect, flexibility or even integrity to manage this crises the politicians themselves created. His leadership skills are simply appalling, he hasn’t got a fucking clue about leadership v management. He would not have made the rank of corporal in “my” army and he probably would have been “managed” out inside his three years. His inflexibility of thought and inability to find solutions is simply stunning, “fixated”, we would say in defence. He has one solution to the problem he sees before him and there’s no deviation from his solution, for better or for worse, not ever. He just keeps “situating the appreciation”, and just can’t be told.

    Whats the allegory about Samson tearing down the temple? With apologies to God 🙂 “Dan prays for strength from the Marxists and Trots to break the economic pillars of the temple, killing him and all the Victorians inside”

  43. Catcalling Inebriate

    Kates describes Andrews well. I wonder if he sees that the same description fits Tump? Not, I figure.

  44. Rex Anger

    Orange Man is only evilbad in the minds of your fellow bugmen, Shouty Boozehound…

  45. mareeS

    Socialists are wreckers. They have the spouse and I so exhausted we sleep a lot. Fortunately we can afford it. Our hate of them will escape this lockdown torpor, though.

  46. IainC

    Destroy the economy.
    Destroy society.
    Rebuild the Socialist Golem from the ashes.

  47. mh

    While government has its knee on the throat of private enterprise, this is the stupidity over at the Australian:

    Treasurer must open wallets, set $80bn free
    The Morrison government’s October budget must prioritise measures aimed at getting Australians to spend $80bn in precautionary household savings.
    By PATRICK COMMINS

  48. Megan

    MareeS glad it’s not just us. I’m doing not very much at all but am totally worn out by it! Ditto the Prince…stopped bouncing out in the early morning to dragging himself to the breakfast table at 9.30am

  49. egg_

    they surf on the approval of the punters.

    That’s yer problem, right there.
    Victards* supported Lockdan 1.0 wholeheartedly.
    The majority still support Lockdan 2.0?

    *Including some Cats.

  50. egg_

    Dubious Flu comorbidity death statistics.
    Could this farce get any worse?

  51. mareeS

    Megan, this virus thing has hoodwinked our whole lives. We just want to not hear or read about it any longer. We know it is confected, it has changed our lives but hasn’t killed us. Sleeping is a good way to drown it out.

  52. Rohan

    Egg, didn’t support lockdan v1.0 or 2.0 Never supported Four Bin Dan either.

    I’m surprised it took so long for people to see his true colours. This is more or less how I remembered him as a teenager in Wangaratta.

  53. Andre

    What will it take for the people of Victoria, Queensland and WA to go onto the streets in large numbers and demand the government stop this appalling lockdown and border closure nonsense and then resign so an election can be held?
    I am not a supporter of civil unrest but if police keep behaving as they are on political orders then we should ensure they know exactly what we think about them and damn the consequences. I do not think there are enough gaol cells and courts to deal with hundreds and thousands of citizens who have had enough.

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