Yo so I was watching Q&A because I felt like some serious self torture tonite and one question asked by an audience member really got me. The question came in at 8:13, the audience member asked what the government was going to do to support young people in the midst of a housing crisis. This kid may have meant well but he’s trapped in the same mental matrix that dominates nearly everyone who ponders issues like this, in that he’s incapable of recognising or conceptualising the elephant in the room.
Up on the answering block was old mate Stephen Jones, a man who looks like he’s sucked a dick or two in his life. This faggot gave the standard spiel; we’ll build more, we’ll build out of it, Labor’s handing over $10 billion to build affordable housing; no doubt this guy is ass buddies with Peter Tulip and shares his GRIDS with him every night. Of course $10 billion translated into Australian real estate terms equals to like four fibro shacks and an outhouse with a funnel web spider on it, but Labor wants you to suck their cocks off for their munificence as long as you don’t notice the real reason, the 300K migrants we import into the country year on year, that housing and renting costs so much. Even Stan Grant pushed back on this dog calling out his bullshit, but his understanding was predictably only quarter-full; Labor’s 10 thousand home ‘solution’ would not fix jack shit in any given time frame, whether it was started a decade ago or not.
Like every time there’s a discussion about rents and house prices the only focus that these muppets can ever consider is the supply side, the demand side is seen as some set in stone, inviolable physical law of the universe that cannot be altered or changed in anyway (unless it is being increased). Therer is some sort of bizarre psychologically sick belief that only white people appear to espouse where immigration is some sort of god given human right and cannot be challenged in any way. There are almost no white countries anywhere outside of Eastern Europe and the Southern Cone where this collective mental prison does not prevail ove.
Afterwards, the kid asking the question himself stated something to the effect that high rental prices are unfair on international students!!!!! So even the kid can’t put two and two together; mate, the reason rental prices are high IS because of international students. In the miniscile likelihood you’ll ever see this article you need to realise you are being CLOWNED by these motherfuckers, your rent is high because we’re pumping in third worlders from all over the world so cocksuckers like Peter Tulip and Stephen Jones can enjoy five star meals on Sydney Harbour to impress their younger twink buttbuddy dates. There is no solution to rental accomodation issues without addressing the demand side because you literally cannot build your way out of a 300K net migration rate. No way, no how. Not happening.
So yeah. There’s a rant. You don’t need to watch the bit because it’s shit and I’ve already explained it. HELLLO I’m the Neoliberal critic, I watch this trash so you don’t have to.