Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Conroy Conundrum

Don the sackcloth and ashes now!

Stephen Conroy, 53, has up and resigned... and, thanks to 20 years 'service' in the Senate, this great man will be getting a cool annual pension of $200,000. Nice.

I know... WTF?! right?

But wait, it gets worse:

In his Diary of a Foreign Minister, Bob Carr described Conroy as "the firebrand of the Victorian Right with an umbilical attachment to the cause of Israel." (p 233)

I know... OMFG!! right?

But what I want to know is why, O why, anyone in their right mind, in the 21st century, other than maybe a certifiably mad Christian Zio, would have such a thing as "an umbilical attachment to Israel"?

I mean, if Conroy wore a pith helmet everywhere, or a monocle, or a Davy Crockett hat, wouldn't you want to know why?

Is it Christian Zionism? Is it parental blah? Priestly blah? Is it Leon Uris? Morris West? Is it patronage? Is it some unholy combination of these? What is it?

Seriously, I'd really, really love to know what IT is.


Anonymous said...

Mark Latham fingered Conroy as moving a motion in the Labor Party room to support John Howard's Iraq war.

No one in Labor was prepared to second the motion.

The motion, more accurately and honestly put, should have been cast as: 'invade Iraq for the purpose of removing the secular government and then divide Iraq into three mutually hostile statelets, then pit the divided Iraqi's against each other, for the benefit of Israel and its security'.

And Liberal and Labour continue to describe themselves as conservative and progressive respectively. The Greens just look the other way.

Grappler said...

Really, MERC, given the state of Australian media, if you want to be elected in Australia, the easy way is to have an umbilical attachment to Israel. That's what makes Bob Carr so special and in need of our support. He may not be perfect but he is a lot better than most of the others.

Vacy said...

Good riddance to another Max Brenner customer- Rudd, now Conroy