13 August 2013
I vote - therefore - I'm screwed
Tony says "blah blah You don't get good decisions from government if all the decisions are simply made by one person. No one, however smart, however well educated, however experienced, is the suppository of all wisdom."
I have been increasingly demoralised by our lack of leadership, our lack of inspiration, our lack of political innovation, our lack of choice. I appreciate that politicians are mortal, that we are all human, but I want to live in an Australia of which I can be vocally and justifiably proud.
I am sick of the bigotry, the racism, the discrimination, the name calling, the sledging, the politicking, the posturing. I want equality, I want compassion, I want good education, I want sustainable environments, I want human rights for all, I want somebody, ANYBODY, to stand up and be counted.
I want somebody to tell me what they think as a person and not just as a party. I want the parties to stand for something that resonates, something in which I can invest my vote with surety and passion.
I want words to be uttered with sincerity. I want to make the global stage for the right reasons and not because we are substantiating every uneducated, red neck, small minded Australian stereotype ever uttered. When we are making America's top comedy shows twice in one week because our politicians are going viral - something is seriously wrong.
Australia is made up of really great people. We have so much of which we can be proud - great minds, incredible talent, brilliant athletes, inspiring orators, prodigious surrounds, world class businesses and millions and millions of ordinary people who are decent, hard working, loving, funny and kind.
Where is this Australia being represented in our political shitscape?
And why doesn't it piss more people off that it's not?