Sitting, watching the Anthony Green show, recovering from the visceral shock my system has just suffered. A shock, no doubt shared by many others in my country.
First reflections are that many people only show an interest in politics when they can be rewarded with a democracy sausage. And even while chewing on that snag, they will be saying, ‘Well it doesn’t matter, all politicians are the same. They are only in it for themselves.’
Of course the politicians who get elected are only in it for themselves. That is because most Australians would prefer to whinge about what the Government does rather than improve that Government.
When their wages stay stagnant they blame the Government they elected rather than recognising that THEY THEMSELVES had the power to make a change.
When the Climate changes irreversibly, they will blame the Government THEY THEMSELVES elected rather than accept responsibility for their own actions.
As political corruption increases they will blame the Government THEY THEMSELVES elected rather that take responsibility for their own actions.
As more and more jobs disappear they will blame the Government never recognising that THEY THEMSELVES could have saved those jobs.
As occupational deaths increase they will blame the Unions for doing nothing, never recognising that THEY THEMSELVES could have saved those lives.
They, those who claim all politicians are the same, all had the power in their hands, along with that electoral pencil between their fingers.
Until Australians choose to take responsibility for their own actions, for the effect of their own vote, Australia will continue to be ruled by the uncaring politicians we all recognise and complain about.
Australia will become a lesser nation.