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The Red Window Blog – 2016 in Review


“If you jail a man for striking, it’s a rich man’s country yet.” These words had the biggest impact on me in 2016.  These simple words cut through the distrustful MSM, the spineless rhetoric of Prime Minister Turnbull, Trumpism, Hansonism and me-too-ism. They silenced the noise, propaganda, discombobulation and the head spinning mind blowing ‘post-truth’ lies.

As I fought my way through the narratives or dishonesty, distrust, jingoism, cronyism, nepotism, elitism and divisiveness in our fractured society; these few words made it all clear. They were truly “my light on the hill.”

Regardless of what politicians throw at us. Regardless of how the media want to spin politics to play their own game. Regardless of the diversionary tactics of racism, nationalism and sectarianism. Regardless of how the public are closing their eyes and ears to facts and rejecting the reasonable, sensible debate of ideas. What will always remain is the same struggle that has always been. The words in my opening paragraph define this.

The struggle between the capitalist class and the working class. The struggle to maintain the rights of the worker and to protect those who are not engaged in work, regardless of the reason. This struggle underpins every single political thought, word and deed.

May aim for 2017, through this blog, is to keep this focus. To cut through the noise. To bring the worker back to the table.

Before, I post the summary of my year in review; I would like to send a heartfelt thanks to everyone who has read any of my blog posts in the past year. Readers who have taken the time to read my thoughts and who have taken the time to comment, like, subscribe and share. Your support is invaluable and greatly appreciated.

Anything in the public view such as blogging, can and does have an ugly side and at times, it can attract the less than friendly commentariat, weirdos tracking me down on Facebook or email who share their vile thoughts about me more privately and the going does get tough.

In 2016, I will be honest. I struggled at times. Sometimes it was dealing with negative and very personal commentary. Sometimes it was struggling with the exasperation I constantly felt with real people being harmed and feeling so helpless all because of Government decisions. Part of the struggle was whether blogging even made a difference. I have always just written because I simply have to write. It is something that I can’t control. I’ve never stopped to think about making any difference. However, I began to struggle with the purpose or the reason of doing this publicly.  

As they say, a change is as good as a holiday. So I refocused and renamed. Polyfeministix, which has been the name of this blog since the beginning; had a restyle and a name change to “The Red Window Blog.” It is a better reflection of who I am and my writing style. I also made a decision to actively label myself a laborist rather than a leftist.

I cannot end this year, without expressing my deepest and sincerest gratitude and thanks to two incredibly selfless, kind and generous men who I am honoured to call my friends and my comrades. These two fine, fine men propped me up and gave me confidence and strength every single time I was so close to throwing away my writing and my blog.  

So Biggy and Corny, I raise my glass to both of you and send you my deepest thanks for your kindness and support and your tireless listening ears.  Your invaluable guidance and your treasured friendship. May 2017 deliver to you your hopes and dreams for you and yours.

Happy New Year from me at The Red Window Blog to all of you and I wish everyone a safe and prosperous 2017.

A recap of my articles and other political media for 2016 is listed below:  

Thanks again for reading!

Blog Posts

January, 2016

Join the Protest to Re-elect Turnbull

Power Rules, Men, Sex and Politics

February, 2016

A dirty deal to drown out our inner voice

Are we Turnbull’s unpaid focus group?

Ten things more reckless than funding Gonski

March, 2016

IWD: A most exciting time to be a woman

Marriage Equality. How Tolerant?

April, 2016

Mums & Dads – Malcolm wants YOU as a new recruit

If Malcolm was a homeless youth

May, 2016

No posts of my own. A reblog of “Should I quit writing” by Josephine Moon  – the question on my mind at the time! and a petition about the changes in the publishing industry.

June, 2016

Australian Voters – What are you afraid of?

Shorten’s Labor: Fair Go Mate!

Plebiscite. NOT a civil and respectful debate

Pauline just attacked women and I don’t like it!

Ten Kids Poorer than Malcolm

July, 2016

After plummeting into deep despair after the election and losing all faith in humanity, I zipped up my pencil-case and just read Stephen King and Dean Koontz for a whole month.

A guest blog by Redcuchulain

Why we need an Iraq war Royal Commission- Sign my petition

August, 2016

The Taxed Nots. Who are they and what should we do with them?

Will you Lean on me or are you an indi-bloody-vidual?

September, 2016

Welfare Bashing the NEETS: The new team in the sport of welfare bashing

Have the Greens just divided the Nation?

No! I don’t defend your right to say it

Turnbull – A Friendly Mushroom and a Destructive Seagull

What have you really noticed about Bill Shorten?

Cashless Welfare – Enough is Enough!

Australian Political Reporting: Explained by Movies

So… You call yourself a Leftist?

Innovative PM? No Malcolm! You’re doing it wrong!

October, 2016

Who Defines Patriotism? The Politicians or Us?

This Could Change Politics Forever

One Nation Voters – Hate the Worker. Hate the Poor

One Nation Voters – Hope. Fear. Racism.

One Nation Voters – Nationalism, Patriotism and the ABCC

WE DON’T SERVE THE GAYS HERE! Innovative Marketing solutions

Abbott & Turnbull – It’s on like Donkey Kong!

When Christensen Talks You Better Listen to Him

Politics Driven Fear and the Pain it Brings

November, 2016

Cameron Slaps Down Anti-Worker Party One Nation

Oh Do Shut Up! The Lib/Lab Duopoly is Bullshit!

A Casual Conversation about Politics in Regional QLD

Dutton, Turnbull, Hanson and Veruca Salt – How Tolerant?

Steve Price & Others Blaming “The Left”

The System isn’t Broken – We Are.

Follow Morrison’s Lead – Boot Them Out!

Women are just a Political Game for the QLD LNP.

The Poli-Stakes Cup (Warning Satire!)

December, 2016

Family Court of Australia – Men’s Experiences

The Ballad of Auspol 2016

2017 – It’s Time to be like Gough

Fishing R Us – The Best Aussie Advert Ever

and of course – The Red Window Blog – 2016 in Review.

Some Red Window Political Memes of 2016

tax-dodger-originalHAPPY 2017!!!!!

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About trishcorry

I love to discuss Australian Politics. My key areas of interest are Welfare, Disadvantage, emotions in the workplace, organisational behaviour, stigma, leadership, women, unionism. I am pro-worker and anti-conservativism/Liberalism. I am a proud member of the Australian Labor Party and you will find my blog posts written from a Laborist / Progressive Slant.

Discussion

40 thoughts on “The Red Window Blog – 2016 in Review

  1. …and you write very well!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by leingeconsults | January 1, 2017, 5:39 am
  2. Well done for the last year…now for THIS year!
    https://freefall852.wordpress.com/2016/12/31/the-gambling-economy-of-the-lnp/
    The LNP are running the economy like it is betting on a horse race…$50 billion on the nose of a lame mule called ;”Big Business”….WTF!?

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by freefall852 | January 1, 2017, 6:59 am
  3. The light of the first 2017 day reminds me why I made a Jumping The Shark 2017 gif in the mix of my imaginings during the last week of 2016
    blob:https://twitter.com/90b8d886-7cbc-419c-a1c6-8c1d9d201300

    Capitalism has proven to be the zombie apocalypse predicted by Marx and Orwell {neo-liberalism] which has delivered the “Oligarchical Collectivism” written in “1984”

    The fake news cycle became so blatant in 2016 as Murdoch has broken into our last bastion of publicly owned commonwealth,our ABC

    Guthrie is turning it into FOX News and it`s being destroyed for Murdoch so as he can even be paid to “take”it off our hands 😡

    Some Indie publication are giving far better service to readership but the relentlessness of corporate MSM see the greater majority brainwashed and totally browbeat

    Australia needs 100`s more Trish Corry`s to spread the message that Socialism builds our commonwealth and paying our taxes gives us the return of civilisation

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Bighead1883 | January 1, 2017, 7:45 am
  4. Trish, I find myself, as a former writer, admiring every word you write. You express your opinions in a forthright and entertaining manner that is east to agree with. I wish you every success with your writing into the future, but please, please share your pieces with AIM and on the various outlets such as facebook, twitter etc, because your opinions must be seen by as many Australians as possible to jolt them into the real world.

    It has been an absolute pleasure discovering that Australia actually had another voice that better expressed the views that I hold, but with an education to frame the arguments far better than I ever could have. Happy New Year to you and yours, let’s hope 2017 can be a better year for Australia against all odds.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by townsvilleblog | January 1, 2017, 10:22 am
  5. Heres fighting Albo for you Trish

    pic.twitter.com/8NkMJxeouB

    Like

    Posted by Bighead1883 | January 1, 2017, 11:54 am
    • If only we the public heard more from the Shadow Ministers on areas of their portfolio’s, for goodness sake Labor picked up 14 seats at the election and have been silent since?

      Liked by 1 person

      Posted by townsvilleblog | January 1, 2017, 12:33 pm
      • OK TB,I sense an acrasial behaviour toward me from you

        So firstly if you can`t understand that Labor has been effectively censored by MSM then you really have NO idea {mad}
        Since Guthrie took over as obersturmbannführer of the ABC it`s all gone far worse

        Also people may even know that all News articles from 2010 began with “The LOTO says”
        Since Sept 2013 they begin “The PM says”

        Now many on social media see pressers that never make the rounds { ie: Shorten on SKY won`t transpose to ABC etc} but LNP are everywhere

        Thank you for goodness sake :LOL;

        Liked by 1 person

        Posted by Bighead1883 | January 1, 2017, 1:14 pm
  6. Liked by 1 person

    Posted by trishcorry | January 1, 2017, 12:03 pm
  7. Good one comrade you keep the whole political scene real without the BS
    I too would like to thanks Bighead 1883 for wise words and guidance and Cornlegend for more than I can express here
    It is a sad thing to see him walk away from politics completely after a lifetime and the bucket loads of cash he and his family have thrown behind Labor. He was the one who funded our {me and 7 others} road trip for 8 weeks in the 2016 election and the mischief we got up to.
    The exposure of LNP failures and Greens treachery is in good hands with you Trish and I look forward to coming articles

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Ned Hockey | January 1, 2017, 12:05 pm
  8. Mine worked. I used: https:// twitter.com /Biggy1883/status/ 815349351350501376/photo/1
    (spaces intentional)

    Like

    Posted by trishcorry | January 1, 2017, 12:05 pm
  9. It’s always difficult to educate the uneducated and people who believe media rhetoric, and I can empathise with the abuse and slander you have received because of your ‘truthful writings’! The truthful path is never popular nor easy, and I know that you know that, and will rise up to the challenge as you have always done! Keep up your excellent work, and keep your light shining! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Bridget Cameron | January 1, 2017, 12:19 pm
  10. Thanks Trish for keeping it real and keeping focused on the issues that need to be addressed and not side tracked with all the BS
    I wouldn’t praise those two scallywags too much,it will go to their heads 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Pauline {nurses1968} | January 1, 2017, 6:09 pm
  11. Bighead, you Marxist timewarper, you.
    It seems some delusional dumbos have you pegged
    “Trish used to be a regular contributor here, and Corny and Big acted as her erstwhile bodyguards. Unfortunately it appears she is stuck in a marxist timewarp, and didn’t respond well to criticism”

    And this coming from two of the greatest loons ever to escape from the loonpond

    http://theaimn.com/new-years-eve-ostraylia/#comment-514312

    Like

    Posted by Pauline {nurses1968] | January 1, 2017, 9:11 pm
    • Lol wtf

      Like

      Posted by trishcorry | January 1, 2017, 9:31 pm
    • Oh Steve may be sore because he touts individualism and he, no different than the liberals and libertarians despise any type of solidarity. It’s just icky. I’m happy for others to take my spot on that blog. I have not felt better since moving away from it and surprise surprise I no longer have “Facebook user” sending me abuse in my inbox. Aka a gutless person who creates a fake account leaves abuse and deletes the account. Thank goodness for teenagers to say these things. I doubt any of them read this blog but I don’t think my post for tomorrow would go down well with the happy hate club. I feel content knowing someone else had the same experience as me and no longer contributes. We are now friends on Twitter. Good always comes from bad. Onwards and upwards.

      Like

      Posted by trishcorry | January 1, 2017, 9:47 pm
  12. Congratulations Trish Corry for insightful articles.
    I have grown disillusioned by most sites on the net where on mentioning Labor you tend to get as much flak as if you were a Liberal.The reality is that there is no other Party other than Labor that can defeat the Liberals.The sooner the so called left sites realise that and start getting behind Labor instead of attacking then the sooner a government who would govern for all the working class will happen.Shorten is our only hope at ending this catastrophic Liberal Government.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Barry Cavanagh | January 1, 2017, 9:49 pm
  13. The group the ALP have least success with are now on the move
    Seniors
    The Turnbull government insists most pensioners will be better off under changes in the New Year, as Newspoll analysis shows older voters are turning against the Coalition.
    The analysis of 8508 voters in surveys taken for The Australian from October to December reveals a seven-percentage-point plunge in the primary vote for the Coalition among voters over 50 since the July 2 election.
    Support for the government in the largest voting demographic has fallen from 49.9 per cent to 43 per cent.
    Two-thirds of the lost vote has shifted to Labor and one-third to independents and minor parties.
    The dip has come as the government faces criticism over an overhaul of superannuation taxes, changes to the pension assets test and aged care reforms.

    Like

    Posted by Barry Cavanagh | January 2, 2017, 1:39 am
  14. Thank you for the year that has past, will be with you all the way in 2017 Mandy

    Sent from my iPad

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    Like

    Posted by bertok.armandaleg@gmail.com | January 6, 2017, 10:38 am
    • Hello, Trish..It seems that because of my raising criticism of the political management of governance by the middle-class, I have been blocked from “The Pub” blog-site…I have had verbal contact from one of the moderators requesting me to cease my attacks on the middle-class, as in their opinion, there is no longer a definable class-structure in Oz that has a “working-class” in it !…do you mind!!?? “How very dare them”!

      Liked by 1 person

      Posted by freefall852 | January 9, 2017, 9:03 am

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Trish Corry

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I love to discuss Australian Politics. My key areas of interest are Welfare, Disadvantage, emotions in the workplace, organisational behaviour, stigma, leadership, women, unionism. I am pro-worker and anti-conservativism/Liberalism. I am a proud member of the Australian Labor Party and you will find my blog posts written from a Laborist / Progressive Slant.

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