You’ve all heard the story before.
There was a white bull, a red bull and a black bull oh and a hungry lion too
As they set off on a long and arduous journey together, full of danger due to many obstacles and wild animals along the way, the lion pulled aside the red and black bulls and explained that the white bull, due to the way it stood out so blatantly, should be sacrificed for the long term safety of the group. They both agreed, and the lion proceeded to eat the white bull.
Not too long after, the lion pulled aside the black bull and convinced it that the bright red bull had now become the threat to their safety. And so the red bull was duly eaten.
After a little while, the lion turned to the black bull and said, my friend, it’s now time for me to eat you
The black bull resignedly replied to the lion, No doubt, for indeed I died the day the white bull died.
The white bull is Kevin Rudd, the Red bull is Julia Gillard and the black bull is the labor Party and the hungry lion is the media and the polls.
Like Julia Gillard said once she believed the Labor Party was “losing its way” under Kevin Rudd leadership.
On the 23rd of June 2010 the red bull decided to sacrifice the white bull for the long term safety of the group
But for 3 years and 3 days the white bull planned his return from the backbench firstly by becoming the people’s lion that was cut down from his full term as prime minister by the red bull and the black bull and the hungry lion.
It became obvious that the red bull and the black bull planned to eat the white bull was a mistake by sacrificing for the good of the group was now a mistake because for 3 years and 3 days the white bull popularity increase and become obvious that now the red bull had to be sacrifice for the long term safety of the group, how did we end up in situation that we have to sacrifice leaders for the good of the party? I don’t have the answers but I believe the lion has the answers, the media was brutal with the red bull for 3 years and 3 days they never were satisfy of the way the white bull was removed from his position as prime minister of a nation that has low unemployment which is 5.5 pc, Australia’s economy is expected to grow even quicker in the next five years. 2011 to 2015 should see Australia’s GDP (PPP) grow by 4.81 to 5.09 percent annually. By the end of 2015, Australia’s GDP (PPP) is expected to be US$1.122 trillion, but like any country has it problems.
But back in 2010 the polls showed under the white bull leadership the group lost it way and was going to lose the 2010 election for the good of the group his leadership was cut short.
Like a play from Shakespeare on the 26 of June 2013 just 3 years and 3 days when the white bull was brutally sacrifice for the safety of the group it return to his position of prime minister of Australia and the red bull was sacrifice for the good of the group by again the black bull and the hungry lion,
The election is to be held this year, the polls indicate with the leadership of the white bull the labor party has a change of beating Tony Abbott Liberal National Party leader who before the removal of the red bull, the LNP was going to win on a landslide victory, it obvious the black lion listens to the hungry lion, the media played crucial role on both spills in 2010 and again in 2013.
We didn’t really one thing that red bull cried out instead in dismay: “I know was eaten the day the white bull was eaten.”
Both eaten by the polls and the media