An election is looming and what have the politicians done? What exactly has the government achieved for the old age pensioners and self-funded retirees in our lucky land of Australia? In my opinion the answer is: nothing much. If only they did more for the Baby Boomers. But ‘what ifs’ and ‘if onlys’ can wreck your days. Don’t let them.
What if we gazed at our version of a Western Liberal Democracy, and certain ideas echoed what the good and true citizens of Australia really felt about their duly elected political leaders? What if someone of vision devised a strategic plan for all the good and true citizens of Australia? What if someone listened to this?
“Friends and citizens of Australia. This is a democracy, you are compelled to register and forced to vote for politicians. Now you have politicians. You got what you voted for, politicians. Two-faced hypocrites, one and all, who sell their souls to the empty hot air of their oratory, and superannuation packages. Super! Hell, yeah, Australian citizens, good and true, listen to me, you ain’t dead yet.
“What if you, the good and true citizens of Australia, sacked every politician in this lucky country, the land of Oz? What would happen if you achieved a peaceful revolution? What if you rolled the dice, crossed your own Rubicon, and closed every Parliament House in Australia, and made them unemployed, instead of the homeless youth of Australia? What if you saved all those expensive fat cat salaries, entitlements, lurks and perks, unnecessary privileges, overseas jaunts, lavish parties, as well as their superannuation and salaries? Bonanza, you could donate it to raising the Age Pension. The level of the pension is so basic, it is ageism in itself.
“What if you did? What would happen in Australia if you did? Nothing much. The mining industry and big business would fund the infrastructure of the system, the public service departments would manage the administration of the lucky country, just as they do now. The self-perpetuating civil service. The media would carry on with had news stories of doom and gloom, and good news stories of royal family weddings and cute, fluffy animals. Super.
“What if there were no more fear campaigns from your so-called ‘leaders’? These politicians are not an excuse for the visionaries Australia really needs. What if you saved a lot of forests, by not cutting down trees, to create newspapers full of politicians’ garbage hot air BS?
“What if you were all better off with all the politicians of Australia unemployed from this day on? Australian citizens, good and true, you ain’t dead yet! It is all up to you! What if you did cross bridges, sacked every politician and never looked back? What ifs, what ifs… Advance Australia, where?