Tasmanian Times

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche


Embracing a gloomy future for our democracy … !

Artwork – Ted Mead

It’s a ominous sea of blue out there, and for those of us that hope for a better future for all Tasmanians, it seems we are now overwhelmed from the plethora of Liberal campaign signs and billboards that impart anything but inspiration.

This grand billboard above the Globe Hotel in the top end of Davey Street once said “Let’s take Tasmania to the next level” though the politically aware know that such a level will be a descent into a deep dark hole!

It is blatantly obvious with the unlimited funds behind the Liberals election campaign that our democracy is being bought-out before our eyes, perverted, and riddled with subterfuge. Of course the switched-on voters can see through the contempt, but that may be not enough to prevent an election catastrophe come March 3.

Miracles may yet somehow eventuate at the ballot box, but one would have to agree that ‘Things look crook in Tullarook”.

*This is Ted Mead’s shortest bio ever as he believes that only divine intervention may save Tasmanians from an impending disaster!

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  1. Ted Mead

    March 5, 2018 at 12:48 am

    # 8 … I have lived through far more desperate times and moments of tribulation than this conservative era.

    Conservation will prevail as it always has, just look at where the forest industry was last century!

    We have made vast gains in the protection of the environment, and another 4 years of ignorance doesn’t mean a lot in the greater scheme of things.

    You may go to the grave feeling content with your environmental destructive advocation, but nature will always prevail long after you are reletegated to hall of fame of ignorance!

    History fails to prove me wrong!

  2. Chris Harries

    March 4, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    #2 … Most of the hefty election spending by the gambling industry was not given directly to the Liberal campaign coffers. It was spent privately in business venues and to tell people how not to vote, therefore it is unregulated by any laws re party or candidate funding.

    For people on the right of politics, who primarily see life through the lens of money, this is ok and above board. Corporate citizens (meaning businesses) have a right to engage in democratic processes, just as any other citizen can, disregarding the inordinate influence they can bring to bear.

    My main concern is that we may be on a slippery slope that takes us into the realm of US politics where only money speaks at election times. I think even people like Robin (above) may not like to take it that far. But where are the brakes?

  3. Robin Charles Halton

    March 3, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Ted you must feel hopeless but you have brought it on yourself by not listening to others in the know!
    No need to continue with your rubbish articles.

  4. Robert LePage

    March 1, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Let’s take Tasmania to the next level … DOWN

  5. Gerry Allen

    March 1, 2018 at 9:48 am

  6. TGC

    February 28, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    #4 You can’t expect a State touted as the ‘Corrupt State’ unless there’s plenty of “corrupt BS”.
    Fortunately there are perceptive TTers who can spot it and expose it Or imagine it.

  7. Nigel Crisp

    February 28, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Speaking of that sea of blue out there, I’d like a journalist to ask Rene Hidding if he’ll commit to serve his electorate for the full term should he be returned to Lyons. Or will his electorate be told 3 months afterwards that for family and health reasons he must resign and vacate his seat.
    Ted, I think even a divine intervention won’t be enough, as I think Federal Hotels has brought themselves a seat at the table. After a recent trip to Launceston, the blue political signage seemed to overwhelm the roadside in both directions for the entire route, making Will’s protestations about donation law “we’re only following the law,” appear to be corrupt BS.

  8. TGC

    February 28, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Be inspired Ted- test yourself against public opinion by nominating next time up- which may well be in a month or two.There’s a widespread TT contributors’view – well amongst four or so – that you represent a bright “future for our democracy”

  9. max

    February 28, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Nothing could push home the need for banning all political donation than the present obscene splash of cash on political advertisements. We will not be told who are the people donating the cash till after we have voted and possible not even then. What we do know is someone has a vested interest in the Liberals becoming the next governing party.
    If all political donation were banned, parties would have to rely on merit, not cash from some one who expects a return on their donation. It is only human nature to expect a return on money you spend and if you receive something, to feeling obliged to give in return.

  10. Dave Parsell

    February 28, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Filthy rich people getting their stooges elected. Disgusting!

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