I didn’t want to write about politics – I really didn’t. But it seems as if, right now, political discourse is pushing such an overpowering influence on the world’s well-being that it’s practically infiltrating the air we breathe.
Whatever just happened in the UK?
How is it that the people voted to LEAVE the EU? And, almost straightaway, voices are emerging (especially of young people) saying, ‘we didn’t want to LEAVE, but we thought they (they?) wouldn’t need our votes to pass the REMAIN arrangement’. (So they stayed home!)
What? Is that just laziness, or what?
“What have we done?” seems to be a common response to the new order.
And what ulterior motive did the Murdoch press have for pushing so hard (to the masses) for the LEAVE vote?
What do they have in mind for the future?
“Those who manipulate the organized habits and opinions of the masses constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.”
– Edward Bernays, assistant to William Paley, founder of CBS
Then we have the US: Talk about ‘What have we done?’
Surely there are at least some Republicans who are wondering how they have managed to end up with the appalling red-neck racist clown, Trump, looking like a leadership possibility.
How moronic are this brand of Americans? No more than the malleable UK mob who didn’t think though their votes, I suppose.
Hopefully a lot of republican voters will be (as in UK) too lazy to come out to vote.
But, how scary is the world starting to appear?
And now, here in Australia, we have an election on Saturday.
And our voting is compulsory.
The current Prime Minister is almost (I said, ‘almost’) running scared, as he utters threats to the populace about dire results of voting for minor parties or independents.
From what I can see, our only hope for decency is to inject the thoughts and deeds of at least a few independents into our boring parliament; a parliament that currently panders to big business - and the big banks - to the exclusion of any needs of John and Jane Everyman and their deprived hospitals, schools and environment.
Not ‘What have we done?’ yet for us.
I just hope that’s not our cry next week!
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