Spin was designed to have no content

No one gets it any more. Political spin is really spin and has no real content. The media used to alert us to what spin was about (fooling the public for a day or two) but no one ever believed that spin was used for anything but to avoid embarrassment or unsuccessfully place emphasis on the best of news.

Now we have politicans who think that spin is better than content and that if their spin is reported as significant that they have had a successful event. Apec is the case in point. Nothing was achieved for the environment but everyone patted themselves on the head for agreeing that that everyone was concerned for the environment. Meanwhile the storms are getting bigger, droughts lasting longer (if ever finishing) and nothing was activated. The best that was decided was that another get together was necessary – naturally for more spin for those who need the political weight at home.

For the Australian government to also claim that the they had sold $30 billion worth of natural gas to the Chinese at Opec was farcical. Sure they sold it but as far as the evironment was concerned it would have been better left in the ground. And it wasn’t really the government who peddled it but the company that owned it.

No one has realised yet that the deteriorating environment is going to first cause economic disaster, and then social dysfunction on a grand scale.We’re not even talking about it, just hiding behind our own personal spin

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