Originally posted by cartenz
This obsession the lunatic fringe have with the PM being unelected is rediculous. The following Australian Prime Ministers were all unelected,
as is the case with our democracy: ..........
Really? Is it really
a ridiculous obsession of the lunatic fringe?
Well, you've caught me red handed. I guess I'm a fringe lunatic who doesn't know a seafood restaurant from a democratic society. Maybe I should just
go back to deep-frying chips and prawns, eh? Let people like you - the "adults", as it were - run our national machine while I keep myself preoccupied
with the concerns of "children"?
Nah, f#ck that. I've got something to say on the matter.
First of all, just because our democratic system has been this way forever is no good reason to not readdress the issue. We were all racists for many
years, lynching Aborigines, stealing their land, kidnapping their children... but one day someone rose their hand and asked the question, "is this
ethical? is this what australia wants to be?". And people like you piped up with "shut up, you obsessed fringe lunatics! You don't know anything about
our domestic policy. Don't question the status quo!"
Thank god the lunatic fringe ignored your cries for the indignant continuation of a stupid and primitive way of life.
Second of all, ease up on the condescension. You wear the dress of an intellectual but you act like a schoolyard bully. Get your attitude sorted mate,
for your own sake. You're one of those people I referred to in my first reply - the 'potential' that lays dormant in our country. Your potential's
being wasted while you chase your tail, jump through the same old hoops and bark at those who threaten your comfort zone with good intentions.
Don't enter into controversial discussions with your guns blazing off the bat for no good reason other than the fact that you simply disagree with the
opinions stated, no matter how adamant you are about your beliefs. It's the sure mark of a fool to reject ideas outright just because they don't
immediately fit with your preconceived models of what is "correct" - whatever the hell that means. It means something different to everybody
That's one of the main characteristics that makes us "human".
And you know what? That's okay. It's normal and healthy. If anything, our diversity should be encouraged. Our diversity was what made Australia great
for so many years. We were a nation of many colours and patterns. But we're losing our diversity in an apathetic cloud of moral and intellectual
decadence. We don't need a nation of like-minded sheep who follow the grain - we need a nation of energetic youth prepared to challenge
our political systems!
Our world has changed so rapidly over the past century that our institutions, philosophies and societal systems are buckling under the weight of
unprecedented growth and social mutation. If we don't adapt, we're screwed. And we're not even trying to adapt. We're not trying to change or
challenge anything. And those who are smart enough to challenge these complex issues, won't. People like you
- smart men and women who have the
mind required to tackle these issues. But you don't do it, you follow the same political rhetoric and mistakes that our ancestors made, and you turn
on your fellow brothers and sisters who voice a concern about our current state. Politics are just a fraction of the issue at large.
Third of all...
(a website that still uses tables for layout is not credible no matter how you look at it).
Also a sure mark of a fool. You read books, right? Do you judge them by their cover, too? I haven't even bothered to read that website yet so I cannot
attest to its 'credibility', and for all I know you could be correct, but that's irrelevant to my point. As a fellow web designer, I find your remark
outlandish at best. By this same logic, do you judge a person's credibility by how modern they dress? I suppose people who use tables for their
website layouts are all fringe lunatics who can't be trusted?
But this is a ridiculous digression from the important topic at hand... which was about Australia's political apathy. I know you only made that crazy
remark out of some weird attraction to argument for argument's sake. You're a thinker, a debater, a philosopher... but you're stagnant. You're
treading the same water that we've all been drowning in for hundreds if not thousands of years.
What's it gonna take for you to finally climb on to land and shout at the top of your lungs, "NO! We're not gonna take this crap anymore! We're better
than this. We can do better. I
can do better."
Our democratic system is ridiculous. Granted, there are plenty of worse ones to be found... but that's no reason to put up with it. If you believe so
strongly that there's nothing wrong with our society today, at least explain clearly why you feel that way without regurgitating the same obedient,
flawed rhetoric as our politicians do.
Peace and respect
. I don't mean to be rude if I came across that way - only passionate.
edit on 30/10/2012 by TheAnarchist because: ~