29 December 2011

against the wind

Even non-Queenslanders amongst my small but dedicated readership will no doubt have read about the recent travails of Queensland Health, not least amongst which was some cove spiriting off some $16 mil of their needed-elsewhere-badly-not-to-mention-taxpayer-supplied dollars.

Then there was
Dr Patel and a few more 'incidents' that I will not presume to go into here.

Fault might ascribed to poor Ministerial decisions or oversight, or a department that is
simply too big, or any other pretty standard political/bureaucratic shortcoming that one could conjure up with little effort.

But no: the problem is something deeper, something a bit more existential, as a recent letter writer to our regional rag explained:

"Queensland Health was built on the spiritual nature of man and his relationship to the supreme being. Nowadays it is being pulled down by atheistic socialism."
As they are wont to say, "you can't argue with that."

Nonetheless your views are, as they are also wont to say, welcome.


iODyne said...

atheistic socialism?
reds under the case-mix beds?

I pray you never need their service.

The Editor said...

I could most certainly argue with that, but I won't :-)

Have a good one...

phil said...

You wouldn't read about it, unless you already did. In fact, the letters and sms pages of the local rag are filled with never-ending 'arguments' between the believers and the non.

It'd be an education, except it isn't. But it certainly gives me my daily amusement.

Gympie Guy said...

As Agent 86 would say:

"And *loving* it . . ."

Anyway, I wonder if spiritual socialism would get a nod, or even atheistic capitalism.

No? Didn't think so.

phil said...

Gympie Guy thinking outside the box there.

Mind you, I think it's a but crowded inside the box.

The Editor said...

Yes, but try thinking outside the pentagon and see what happens to your country...

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