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Abbott into Abbattman

Politics is a Menace to Society

Politics is a Menace to Society

Friday 14 November, 2014
A Hole who is never behind when it comes to social commentary discusses the possible problems arising if everyone in Australia is elected to political office.
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Abbattman - Tony Abbott super hero caricature

The way things are going in Australia we shall soon all be politicians.

There are federal politicians, state politicians, local councillors not to mention Greens, ABC commentators and union leaders.

Tasmania has as many Senators as NSW. It is almost certain to become the first place in the world where 100% of the population get elected.

How the federal government is expected to run the joint is beyond me. Tony decides to do something, the Senate tells him to get stuffed, the states say they can’t afford it, local councils reject it because it’s NIH, Clover Moore rejects it because she believes the money should be spent on cycle lanes and if it’s anything to do with education the teachers unions and PTAs immediately decide he needs to be taught a lesson.

Anyone who isn’t a politician or bureaucrat looks upon the process with utter bewilderment. Politics is no longer about getting things done, rather it’s about giving so many interests the opportunity to express an opinion that nothing ever gets done.

The more people and committees that are appointed by the government to ensure things get done the less chance there is of them ever happening.

It is vital for the sanity of the whole community that politicians are banned from promising anything because they seem incapable of understanding they should be held to account for non-delivery.

The only promise guaranteed to gain 100% support among politicians is an increase in their pay.

Australia can only be saved from disappearing up its own government by scrapping the Senate, state governments and local councils and giving all the redundant politicians training to help them find a career which isn’t so palpably overstaffed.

Imagine how simple life would become again if a political party promised to do something, the public voted for it and they implemented it in government free from every vested interest like morally outraged maniacs from Tasmania with nobody giving a rat’s arse what Clive thinks.

I have reached the conclusion that too much democracy can be a bad thing. Just imagine if on top of all the current political excess we had an Asian Pacific parliament like the EU in Brussels.

If we don’t take action soon the whole bloody country will become like Canberra.


About this Series
Tony Abbott’s alter ego was born out of an understanding that it would be disastrous to pursue most of his politically incorrect instincts as himself. The Abbattman persona allows him to commit assault and Abbattery on any Labor, Greens or PUP politician who richly deserves it without provoking people like Sarah Hanson Young to go into paroxysms of moral outrage.

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