Colleagues and scholars from coast to coast, across Bass Strait and all the ships at sea.
Dateline: Australia, Federal Politics, Ex-Speaker Bronwyn Bishop, Hubris, August 2015.
Despite repeated warnings from the Gods of Olympus, via their winged messenger Hermes,
Ex-Speaker Bronwyn Bishop refused to respect the Greek concept of Hubris.
For we mere mortals, we must always remember that Hubris is when a person in an authoritative and powerful position overestimates their capabilities to such an extent that they lose all contact with reality and, as a result, violates moral codes at will.
Further, they become so proud of their 'exceptional qualities' that they form the delusion they are equal to the gods and eventually try to defy them.
Such extreme arrogance and conceit shown by such a person ultimately brings about their downfall at the hands of the angered gods.
Ex-Speaker Bishop greatly enraged the mighty Zeus with her defiance of his messenger's warnings.
The immortal Zeus, delivered his response!
The very mortal ex-Speaker Bishop was comprehensively crushed and thoroughly humiliated.
The heroes of the Trojan War looked on in amazement.
Here endeth the lesson from Olympus: No-one can defy the gods!