I wrote this in the time when Hon. Tony Abott was our dear Prime Minister. I thought I will bring it out to remind the Aussie voter the Chaos we had under him. And just a bit of laugh. We could blame the Politicians for many things but we have to give them credit where it’s due. They are very good for a laugh.
Parody from Shakespeare’s “Mark Anthony’s Funeral Oration”
Friends, Australians, Countrymen, Pensioners, Hardworking Middle class and dole bludgers lend me your ears;
I come to bury Rudd, Gillard, even Keating and Hawk not to praise them
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Tony and his comrades
The noble Sir Tony promisealot hath told you labor was useless:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Tony answer’d it or mumbled it.
Here, under leave of Brutus sorry Tony and the rest—
For Tony is an honourable man;
So are they all, all honourable men, yes of course, when you think George Brandis doesn’t the word Honourable come to mind
Come I to speak in labors demise.
They were good for the nation I thought, stood up for 18C I thought,
Tony says they were useless
And Tony is an honourable man
Labor fought for our environment, disabled and the NBN
But Tony says we can’t afford it
And Brutas is an honourable man
They kept us safe during GFC
We kept our jobs and businesses survived
In this did labor seem useless?
But Tony says they were useless
When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept:
uselessness should be made of more useless stuff:
Like Baby bonus, sorry forgot that was not a labor vote grabbing idea
Yet Tony says they were useless;
And Tony is an honorable man.
Howard refused to say sorry and Rudd said sorry for all
We do not remember Rudd for that
Tony says Pink Bats, and we should follow him for he is an honourable man
Gillard passed 561 bills in her short time and so many so called great plans NDIS,NBN all up in smokes now anyway
But Tony says Carbon Tax – a broken promise, such an unknown territory for Brutus is an honourable man
I speak not to disprove what Tony spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did like them once, not without cause:
What cause withholds you then, to yearn for them?
O Rupert! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
And men have lost their reason. Bear with me;
My heart is in the coffin there with labor,
And I must pause till it come back to me.
But yesterday the word of Joe Hockey might
Have stood against the world;
Now our poor could be in par with the 3rd world.
Tony has such vision
O masters (Lord,Sir and Dames), if I were disposed to stir
Your hearts and minds to mutiny and rage,
I should do Brutus wrong, and Cassius wrong, or Tony, Hockey, Pyne, Morrison or my personal favourite Brandis wrong take your pick
Who, you all know, are honorable men:
I will not do them wrong; I rather choose
I say bring on an early election
And put us all out of such misery
Just remember Tony is an honourable man
To wrong the dead, to wrong myself and you,
Yes we elected Tony and Co, not me personally but some of you knob heads did
Than I will wrong such honorable men.
You are not wood, you are not stones, but awakened morons;
And, being awakened morons hearing the will of Tony,
It will inflame you, it will make you mad:
Will you be patient? Will you stay awhile?
I fear I wrong the honorable men
3 thoughts on “Ode to The Aussie Voter”
Ha! I don’t think “honorable” is even an issue in American politics anymore. Come to think of it, “man” isn’t either. 😉
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Ha ha ha
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