One of the most effective political videos that I have seen from a country that is coming to specialise in them. I’m unsurprised that it went completely viral.
It was a great description by Green senator Scott Ludlam of all of the ways that Tony Abbott is beholden to the interests of those made insane by idiotic greed – and welcoming him to Western Australia. All expressed in a polite quiet voice enumerating exactly how much of a arsehole Abbott is. Abbott even makes John Key look sort of rational – in a traditional junior partner kind of way.
Read this article in the Sydney Morning Herald on the topic. Just don’t use their video link. It appears that they need a lot more bandwidth.
When Ludlam rose to speak just after 10pm on Monday only one other senator – Liberal Helen Kroger – was in the chamber. But the video of the speech has become an internet hit, with almost 280,000 YouTube views in three days, largely thanks to people “sharing” it on social media.
That’s not at the level of Julia Gillard’s misogyny speech – which has over two million views – but it’s more than Kevin Rudd’s apology to the Stolen Generations or Prime Minister Abbott’s Christmas address.
The youtube video now has 362k views and it looks like it starting to head off elsewhere.
This post was originally posted on The Standard