Now I must confess I am very unhappy with this election between Tweedle dum & Tweedle Dee. Whoever wins the election will put someone who doesn't deserve to be Prime Minister into The Lodge (the Prime Ministers official residence). On the one hand we have a man who stabbed a Prime Minister in the back so that he himself could become Prime Minister. And on the other we have a man who stabbed two Prime Ministers in the back but got other people to do it for him. Lets face facts we aren't dealing with two moral giants here.
Whats interesting is how no one I meet seems to be very interested in the election, even though everyone seems to agree that we heading towards disaster. Maybe it has to do with the lack of choice between the major parties and lets be honest nearly all of the minor parties as well. Should I vote for more Immigration or should I vote for more Immigration? Should I vote for more Debt or should I vote fore more Debt? Should I vote for more Feminism or Should vote for more Feminism? Or would I like Homosexual marriage right away or would I like to wait?
Wow, the choices are simply amazing aren't they!
Now there are elections I am excited about, for example Brexit, I really really want Britain to vote to leave the EU, that would be a great win. I'm also excited about Mr. Trump being the Republican candidate in the U.S. Sure he isn't a Conservative he's a Classical Liberal, but he really was the best of the bunch. As I keep telling people here I don't know if he will be a good or a bad President but I would vote for him.
In Australia I don't want either Liberal or Labor to win, although one of them will. If the Liberal party wins then Australian politics will move to the left and at the next election the Liberals will lose in a landslide. If Labor wins then Australian politics moves to the left and at the next election Labor loses in a landslide. Although if Labor wins it will mean the end of Mr. Turnbull as leader of the Liberal party and a return to more Conservative territory. I also wonder how long Mr. Shorten would last as Labor Prime Minister before he was himself "knifed".
I have been wondering for quite some time whether I should vote. Australia is the only Western Democracy where it is compulsory to vote (it has been since 1926) and if I didn't vote I would receive a fine and if I tell other people not to vote I could go to jail. But I have decided to vote, not for either of those reasons but because there are other parties in the election apart from the Liberal and Labor parties, both good and bad. In most electorates in Australia the contest will be between the Liberal and Labor candidates, but in my electorate it will be between Labor and the Greens.
That means that there is still something to fight over. The Liberal party drives to the speed limit, Labor drives faster than the speed limit, the Greens drive so fast they have a death wish. Like all parties of Liberalism they are all taking us to the same location, only the speed differs. Although speed is important it would be best if we changed the destination. As that is not possible at this time I will vote for the sometimes sane, instead of the always insane party. Although my vote will start with neither of them, it will start with the most Conservative party I can find, which in reality mean's Liberalism Lite, then the Liberals and then Labor, followed by the Greens and then the parties that make the Greens look sane. So under Australia's Preferential voting system I will end up voting for Labor.
Sadly who ever wins I think we are in for a really dismal time.
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