Topic: aust govt
We've met one or two in our political activist career, both nominally same side and opposition. The truism about the enemy being behind you tends to apply.
These short arses can be quite recalcitrant about their own central and special power role. They won't compromise. They will push and push and push until yes, metaphorically they magically grow another 12 inches from 5 to 6 feet as properly befits their status in the world.
This is the psychology the Australian people are dealing with in Joyce, who as smart and plausible as he is, assumes above all democracy that he must know best. That is, an attack on democracy itself aligned to corporate executive self interest.
Napolean is th exemplar, who famously spent human lives as a daily allowance of cannon fodder.
No doubt union hard cases have another psychology again, of ideological rejection of individual talent and profit above the group interest.
Pre GFC the corporate free trade mantra might have been valid, but those days are gone, well gone. Govt intervention is highly necessary including nationalisation of the carrier again.