Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Hon (?) Jeff Kennett

Today I write of aggression, provocation, arrogance, disgust, hypocrisy, dishonesty, contempt, immorality and despisal:

Twenty months ago I wrote of Jeff Kennett – the Honourable Jeff Kennett though I know of nothing honourable about him – and how he aggressively, provocatively, arrogantly and disgustingly orchestrated the subjugation of Albert Park, one of inner Melbourne’s oldest and most loved and used public parks, into a car racing track [1]. He shrugged off all criticism. Indeed he verbally attacked and threatened anti-GP protesters. Me included.

From 11-16 April in Melbourne, there’s an international conference titled Healthy Parks Healthy People [2]. And, stone the crows, guess who’s the opening Keynote Speaker? Why the self-same Hon Jeff Kennett, Chairman of beyondblue: the national depression initiative [3]. Kennett said: ‘…parks and open spaces are no longer simply about recreation – they are about enhancing the mental health and wellbeing of the community. Parks play a vital role in providing space for exercise and physical activity, which is important for the management and prevention of depression and anxiety. They are also a hub of community activity – facilitating social connectedness and inclusion’ [4].

Wowee. What a hypocrite Kennett is. His dishonesty, contemptuousness and immorality are breathtaking. Like Tracee Hutchison [5] ‘I despise the man and everything he represents’. He disgusts me. He’s an insightless buffoon. I don’t wish him well.

4 comments:

farmdoc said...

In conjunction with the Healthy Parks Healthy People congress, one of the 'Experiential Tours' is 'Albert Park Learn to Sail'. As the blurb says, hear from the Ranger at Albert Park about this amazing city park, famous not only for hosting the Grand Prix, but for providing inner city residents many sport and wellness opportunities. After a briefing and theory and safety session, there's a practical sailing session on the water, an overview of skills learnt, more sailing and - wait for it - a fun Grand Prix Race at the end.
What rank insanity. These people beggar belief. Screw them all. Healthy Parks need people who are healthier than these ones. Much much healthier.

Chrows25 aka Leather Woman said...

How do these people live with themselves; they must have their minds compartmentalised to an insane degree. I share your absoloute disgust.

Meg said...

"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society" – Jiddu Krishnamurti

jim said...

I totally agree with you about Kennet, my stepson has had amental problem for almost 20 years and in the early days there were hospitals 'Larundel' Mont Park etc to help these people but Kennet in his self centered money grabbing wisdom decided to close down these places (to sell the land) and a lot of these people were put out onto the street with o great back up for medication etc. But then wonder of wonders he becomes the figurehead of BEYOND BLUE which in effect was born out of the mental hospital closures, now how friggin Ironic is that, yes you are spot on - he has to be the biggest hypocrit ever in victorian politics & thats saying something.
and then he done the same thing with the electricity, he sold Victoria down the drain and yet he still swans around like a bloody Good Guy