Posts Tagged ‘politics’

Media and the term “Intellectual Prostitute” SA style

December 31, 2016



“I don’t like intellectual prostitution. I like intellectual honesty,” but where do we search for such a thing with in the main stream media?

“There has been great intellectual manipulation over the last few decades. An excellent job has been done to manipulate public opinion in favor of many a journalists masters.

So who are their masters, and exactly what is their agenda?

When it comes to politics, it is hard to grasp more often than not, why the media in mass, are so supportive of the major political powers, even though a majority of their readers/viewers can see through the spin they try to sell.

The lean to the left, where the minority’s needs now override those of the majority, makes a mockery of democracy just as much as the current trend in journalism does.

The Brexit, Trump, and the vote away from political mediocrity, sends these intellectual prostitutes into a head spin, “Why are people not listening to us” we own public opinion, I am sure they scream, but they only hear each other.

If you ever have doubt as to who these poor prostitutes are, all one need do is question anything, and await the name calling. You see they have lost the art of genuine investigative journalism, they no longer question, they dictate.

They use terms like “The science is settled”, or will call you names like “Racist”, Sexist” “Call you a Denier” even when you have denied nothing and race or sex are not a part of the question you have asked.

To keep their jobs, their friends and their power, they will do as they are told, but to avoid accepting what they have become, they attack any who question what they do, doing so with a pack mentality.

They game the outcome of polls, the search engines and the law, to protect what they are now forced to do.

When John Swinton first coined the phrase “We are all intellectual prostitutes” back in the late 1800’s, he went on to say “There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with.

Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone”.

The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press? Question John.

Very little has changed since John’s speech so long ago, other than increased anger by many a modern day prostitute.

I assume the only driver of that change is that John not only knew what he had become, but understood why, where todays intellectual prostitutes are employed because they do not.


Mark Aldridge


Country electors deserve more

May 21, 2011

Where the bloody hells the country voice in Parliament?

Over the years many have asked me why our country regions are seemingly with out a strong voice in parliament, questions like, why water is taken from them first, even thought they are the food bowl of our country.

The answer is much more simple than most would like to think, It is all about representation, democracy and our electoral system, 2 party politics is entrenched in our political life, we have to preference every player and the 2 party preferred count ensures in a majority of cases the result to be one of the 2 major parties.

Party politics then ensures the biggest voice wins party policy, and Country South Australia will never have enough representatives to sway party policy in their direction, regardless of any good intention.

Those country regions that have enjoyed a strong voice in parliament are those who have taken the chance on Independent Candidates, because their voice is not muffled by party policy.

If the country community look at the state of their failing infrastructure and social services, the blame lays with consecutive labor and liberal governments over a very long period of time, not just the last decade or so, so it becomes evident that the 2 party system is failing regional Australia across the board.

It is time not only regional Australia but also their city counter parts took an informed look out side the box, in regards to the casting of their precious vote, to be honest our direction is so of track could taking a chance on an independent voice be any worse than the decision to vote as we always have, to stay on the same path?

From what I have seen the country electorate have nothing else to loose and little time left to pray the majors will suddenly deliver on their years of false promise, please for the sake of your future, become informed enough of your choices to make what little part your vote plays in our future, to he a truly educated one.

Mark M Aldridge

MLC Independent Candidate

Aboriginals deserve seats in Parliament

May 21, 2011

Independent Candidate says “the indigenous community deserve an independent voice in parliament” lets make room for a new aboriginal parliamentary seat.



It is well past time the aboriginal community received an honest voice in Parliament, I am not talking about some quasi spokesperson from one of the existing political parties, in fact, I am suggesting a new upper house position/seat be made available.

Considering recent revelations regarding indigenous sovereignty, which sheds light on the validity of their sovereign rights over this land we like to call South Australia, should they not at least receive a voice in parliament, in fact we could easily argue more than one.

I do not believe that they should have to pledge allegiance to a foreign power, as it is more then fair to consider they are in fact the sovereign people of this land so the position should be one of an advisor, with the same voting rights and privileges as any other parliamentarian.

The candidate should be chosen by the vote of his/her people, in a similar fashion as that of any representative, through an honest democratic process, what better way to fully understand their people genuine wants and needs.

I am more than willing as an Independent Candidate for the Legislative Council to have a chosen member of our sovereign people sit along side me if I were to be elected, there are many debatable issues surrounding our aboriginal peoples rights, freedoms and associated support services, for which we should seek un biased parliamentary advise, what better way to achieve the truth?

Due to the huge numbers needed to elect a representative into say the upper house, it would not be feasible to expect them to be able to do so through the normal electoral process, so I would enjoy the idea, that by the next state election we could put in place a democratic system for the aboriginal community to elect their very own representation.

Such a move would ensure any future legislation received the input of our sovereign people, something any genuine democracy should enjoy, here is to opening honest and open debate on the ideal.

Mark M Aldridge

Independent Candidate for the Legislative Council

“Change is Necessary”