Gotta Getaway... Outta this modern day hell...
WORLD WAR ONE - THE LEADERS
In our special series on the centenary of the War to End all Wars, XenoxNews.com will tell you the stories the others keep hidden. That’s because unlike the pathetic patriotic crap dished up by the lamestream media, XenoxNews.com scribes have actually been working. They have been researching the role played by all the nations involved, not just the usual players. The stories they have uncovered will amaze you. Tales of apparitions, spiritual visitations, and just the plain old bizarre. Stories about the events and people that really happened during the First World War and shaped the world we live in today.
Today we take a close look at one of the Leaders that sent humanity off to the killing machine of the trenches. The French President George Pompadour Jnr...
Twilight of the Gods
Tuesday 21 October 2014: Gough Whitlam has died. He was 98 years old.
Back in 1972 he was the Labor hero who defeated an entrenched political oligarchy not only in government but also in his own party.
He was Australia's most progressive prime minister for just three years before grinding to a halt in circumstances too outrageous to imagine, yet in its brief existence his government increased equal opportunity in this country more than any before - or since.
If anything formed my view of Australian politics it is how this mighty reformer was chewed up and spat our by our "constitutional monarchy" and "free market economy".
Forget Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. I realised Democracy and the democratic process of government as I knew it had only been assumptions.
I was a teenager on a tram making my way to a job interview when I saw a newspaper headline proclaiming the dismissal of the Whitlam Labor government by John Kerr, the Governor-General.
Excuse me, who? The what? The fucking WHAT?
Was this independent 20th Century Australia or Ye Olde Fucking England?
Like many, I was shocked. How was such a thing possible?
But after 23 torpid years of "Liberal" dominance the born-to-rule spivs couldn't believe they had been banished to the Opposition benches and had plotted Whitlam's demise with the aid and abettal of the US government.
Australia's greatest PM has finally passed on to the Great Beyond. At XenoxNews.com some of us have been so touched by this political giant that we have been inspired to verse. Here, one of the greatest exponents of the Aussie vernacular Poet Larryette expounds on his feelings for the great Gough Whitlam...
My travels around the world have led me to many wondrous places. From the opium dens of Osh to the dusty back roads of the Argentinian Pampas, I have seen it all.
But during my travels one city has always stuck out in my mind. That gleaming beacon of free enterprise: Hong Kong.
Those scientists… Always sucking on the Government teat. Always expecting us hard working taxpayers to stump up our money day in and day out for their ‘intellectual prowess’.
I tell you I am starting to get jack of it!
But it won't here.