I promise this is the last post about our recently elected right wing fascist government, and as with all final posts, I’ll go out with bang.
You know, today wasn’t too bad, the world doesn’t seem to have changed too much overnight, and I don’t think I’m feeling the breath of John Howard on my collar just yet. Although I do feel very tired, perhaps a lack of oxygen being produced by the few remaining trees in the country.
The one strange thing however, is that I’ve only been able to find one person (perhaps two) out of about 200 who actually voted Liberal. I was at a school reunion over the weekend, in the middle of the Sydney Liberal heartland, and it was seriously like a wake. Out of 106 attendees, across different classes, beliefs and mortgage states, nobody would own up to voting for the government.
Then on Sunday night, I was at a show, and again, of the 20 or so people I spoke to, not one thought the weekend was a particularly good one for Australia. Sure, in this case I’m talking about an arts crowd, but still, you’d expect to find at least one racist gun toting environment destroying economist, surely?
I’m tempted to launch a nationwide contest or reality TV show, like Australian Idol, in search of the people who voted Liberal. Rumoured to be extinct, we scoured the country, looking for Liberal voters who were willing to come out in daylight, and admit to their beliefs. The winner, the last Liberal voter left standing, gets to record their own policy, and join the rest of Australia’s politicians in the biggest reality TV show of all, the House of Representatives.
The other thing that’s annoyed me the last few days, is the number of people saying that they knew the government would get back in, including Labor voters. These are the same people who knew who would win Big Brother and Australian Idol. If I was so sure who was going to win, I’d have won a fortune betting on it already. And anyway, it makes you wonder why we even bothered, if there’s so many people who can see into the fucking future. I’m probably just frustrated because if John Howard had lost, I’d be saying the same thing. “Oh duh, it was obvious he was gonna lose!”
And on that note, my blogging shall now return to regular programming. I’ll speak to you again in another 3-4 years.