Monday, August 23, 2010

Election 2010

What an interesting and slightly outrageous election! No majority, massive swing against Labor, 12% of votes go to the Greens... My! How different to “Kevin ‘07”!

This has been my problem with the election this year – I really did not know whom to vote for. There has been no talk of policy – and the policies that were mentioned were so trivial and insulting to one’s intelligence, that I felt like I had to choose the best of the worst. Watching this election campaign was like watching contestants on a reality TV show. Totally uninspiring and quite honestly - sickening!

Politics has become (always been?) a popularity contest. No politician is standing up for what they actually believe in and what they would actually do for the country. The same non-issues are debated terribly using the same catc phrases and as a result, the real issues are ignored completely! AARRGGHH!!! Thalai-a pichikalaam polla irukku! I am just sick and tired of being treated like an ignorant fool. I not only want to hear what a politician proposes to do, but also how they plan to do it. All this wishy-washy talk during which no real message is conveyed is driving me insane!

This is probably wishful thinking, but I am hoping that this election will mean two things – 1) more education about our political system and 2) debates and discussions about policies that actually matter.