reply to post by SageBeno
Lol, I dunno what to tell you brother.. other than I agree, and am just as confused as you. Is it the fluoride in the water? Have we all become
political zombies? No one seems to give a sh#t about anything anymore, political or otherwise. We just take it. We whinge and whine occasionally, but
in the end we just lay down and give up.
As you said, we didn't even elect that dumb bitch to lead our country. She just took over. Literally... it was a political coup. maybe not quite as
sinister as a militarized overthrow, but just as effective. a lose translation of 'dictator' would be a leader who wasn't elected by the people, who
does what they want regardless of what the people vote for, would it not?..
and we're all like "meh, whatever."
The carbon tax has everyone outraged, yet still... "meh.. screw it. what can i do about it?"
People excuse their complacency with the argument of "it's always been this way - politicians lie. get used to it."
WTF?... it's like they don't want to take on the responsibility of acknowledging that they play a part in this crap. they don't want the added stress
or pressure. they just want to cruise along for the ride as an observer and not a participant.
Even the wars we're involved with.. I'm pretty outspoken on the issue yet in my entire life I've never met a SINGLE person who thought that any of
them were necessary for us to be involved in... but "meh, if it keeps america off our backs..."
Australia is a beautiful country as far as her land is concerned, and the people here are good people at heart, and they're generally pretty
intelligent (for the most part)... but we have a long way to go in terms of activism. it's like we just can't be bothered anymore. we'd all rather get
drunk or stoned and watch reality tv shows til we get old and die. i see kids get more pissed off over drink prices at nightclubs and drug dealers
overcharging for pills than their country's slow collapse into ruin. our priorities are skewed to say the least!
well f#ck that, and f#ck you australia! wake the hell up n get your crap together already. we're a country with so much untapped potential and the
time to tap into that potential is fast running out. if australia falls into the same hopeless political decadence as the other first world countries
round the world (like the US, UK etc)... we have no one to blame but for ourselves
sad times for the world. but i still have hope. fool's hope.. but it's better than nothing. i know plenty of people who care and who are smart and
powerful enough to make a difference if they'd only commit themselves (that probably includes us, too - there's always
something more we can
do). something's gotta give eventually. i just wonder how bad things will get before people get motivated
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