The time has come to recapture the centre. The time has come to forge a new coalition of political forces across the Australian community, uniting those who are disturbed by market fundamentalism in all its dimensions and who believe that this country is entitled to a greater vision than one which merely aggregates individual greed and self-interest.
Bannerman has just finished reading this essay from The Monthly, authored by Kevin Rudd. He was led to it by this appraisal of Rudd, written by Justin Whelan. The B-man believes now more than ever that his original opinion of Rudd as being the one to lead Labor out of the neo-liberal inspired wilderness, was right. You are strongly encouraged, reader, to take in Rudd’s essay. Masticate it. Dwell on it. Consider it’s subtlties and it’s bluntnesses. He’s right, you know.