The most useless govt. dept. ever?


Jack-the-Insider, a Lefty, despairs critiques the Gillard government’s new Department of Social Inclusion… and the modern-day Left in general.

The Department of Social Inclusion has staff, a budget, an advisory committee and a minister overseeing it all. Still, no one is quite sure what the department is supposed to do. In fact, no one is quite sure what social inclusion means or how to go about it besides a general murmur that excluding people is wrong.

It is the stuff of Joseph Heller and Franz Kafka: a government department that has no objectives, no purpose, no reason for being. It cannot fail because its success cannot be measured. In that respect it is a perfect piece of self-sustaining bureaucracy. Yossarian would have whistled in awe.

I despair of the Left because the fundamentals of left-wing politics at or around the centre are where I have always believed this country’s future best lies.

But something has gone horribly wrong. The Left has become choked by semantics, driven to worthless, confused pursuits and beset with intellectual dishonesty of the type that would have made Ben Chifley shake his head glumly.

What a wank. When even lefties are left scratching their head at our present government, you have to wonder.

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  1. Hi,
    I’m surprised they even noticed. 🙂

  1. January 7th, 2012

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