Saturday, July 16, 2011

Wise words from the past...

Kim Beazley Senior, the late father of the former Labor Party Leader Kim Beazley Jr, is credited with stating at the Labor Party’s West Australian State Conference in 1970:

“When I joined the Labor Party, it contained the cream of the Working Class. But as I look about me now all I see are the dregs of the middle class. And what I want to know is when you Middle Class perverts are going to stop using the Labor Party as a spiritual spittoon.”

“Middle Class perverts”. Wow! Talk about hitting the nail on the head. What a perceptive and even prescient thing to say. We wonder if this traditional old Labour Man had any notion of just how bad things would further deteriorate over the next forty years…

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