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Posted on: 1 November 2012

Will Shane the kingmaker harness the tide of power?

One of the luxuries that getting old can bring you is that not only do you have time to think but that you also have time to consider what you thought about. Having long passed three score years and ten I have come to the conclusion that the habit of thinking and considering should be adopted early in life and also be a subject that should be added to school curriculums.

As the years peeled away the pages from my calendar of life I had hoped that the idea of thinking and considering would have been absorbed and practiced by our politicians only to be disappointed that in some cases their senseless bloody mindedness increased.

Indeed because of their bloody mindedness some politicians’ sole claim to fame is that they have screwed up so much for so many while pretending to be people of honesty, integrity and of truth so pure that if they told a lie they would expect to be turfed out of their party and parliament.

Unfortunately history shows that voters also have been thoughtless and mindless because too often they elected these unthinking and uncaring politicians.

Not that all politicians are thoughtless and inconsiderate. Some manage to think and consider their own circumstances and so live well compared to the many to whom they promised much but gave little. Indeed in some cases they have taken much away.

But apart from the thoughtless and inconsiderate politicians there are politicians I would describe as similar to the legendary Danish King of England (Kknud), although in their case the tide they are trying to stem is not of the sea but of progress.

And so to Canberra where Greens kingmaker Shane should bear in mind when negotiating with Labor and Liberal about which party to support in government the words attributed to Canute that he allegedly used to address the sycophants who surrounded him: “Let all men know how empty and worthless is the power of kings, for there is none worthy of the name but He whom heaven, earth and sea obey by eternal laws.” He spoke these words to the sycophants who said he had untrammelled power.

History shows Canute kept his own counsel, reigned successfully for twenty years, and England prospered. With this in mind, I wonder will kingmaker Shane do a Canute for Canberra?

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Hello! Thanks a lot for this article! Excuse me: is it ok if I re-post a
few parts of “ACT opinions Allan Takes Aim Blog” on another website?

Ty! Have a nice day!

Post what you like but please add details of website. Regards, Don.

This writing has inspired me to continue writing on my own blog

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