Election blues

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

 As is the Queensland’s Opposition time-honoured habit, at the election time they make themselves invisible and hope to get elected by default. They have good reasons for this occasionally successful strategy. The less a voter sees or hears of those lacklustre wimps the better. The exception this time is the former Lord Mayor of Brisbane Campbell Newman; but out of necessity only. He became the leader of the Opposition Liberal National Party, on a principle that an one-eyed is the king amongst the blind, though not a member of the Legislative Assembly. He simply has to get elected.

Not surprisingly, the Opposition’s website is weak, bordering on contempt of the voters. It is the typical mishmash of high faluting language and nebulous promises expected from politicians whose only principle is power.

The uniformly pro-Labor media perhaps may be blamed to some extent, but that the media bias ought to have been obvious to the LNP “strategists” long time ago. The strategists in inverted commas, since it seems that for the would be leaders of Queensland the first and only strategic decision is a decision whom to marry.

About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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One Response to Election blues

  1. Snatch defeat from the jaws of victory one could say. The principle election issue is the squeeze from inflation and private debt. Simple, campaign on that, but no, we are dealing half-wits.

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