There is generally very little I get angry about. The dear Seneca would probably cite that anger comes from a challenge of your own perception, and that it’s entirely my fault I am angry in the first instance. Which doesn’t really help. It’s the philosophical equivalent of telling your partner whilst in an absolute fit of pure rage, to perhaps calm down. And mop that unsightly froth from their mouths.
What’s currently attracting my ire, nay disgust, is the Australian Government, in particular the ineffective, manakin-esque Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Useless bastard.
Vote for Equality
The government, in all their industry, has decided to ridicule itself even further by proposing marriage equality is put to a plebiscite by postal vote next month. A colossal waste of tax paying dollars (purported $120 million) which, since it’s a plebiscite not a referendum, Parliament can then ignore if they want to do. What a bunch of fuckwits.
Perhaps this is my fault, due to my perception (thanks, Seneca!). My viewpoint would be that I vote to elect a government to make decisions on my behalf on how the country should be run. We have mandatory voting in Australia (something I do genuinely love – people fought for this democracy, so you’re going to bloody well vote!) in general and local elections, and although my chosen party didn’t get in, I expect that the government will take it upon themselves to make the hard decisions that we elected them for.
What I don’t expect them to do is chicken-out on making a decision, which isn’t even one of any particular largess, and waste $120 million that could be spent almost anywhere else.
Living in Australia
.There are only a few things Australia needs to really work on, as they predominantly are a very lucky country. The climate is warm and varied, meaning we can grow food in abundance and variety with outstanding quality. The Australian Police are famed for their easy-going attitude, the healthcare is generally some of the best in the Western world. The education is good, there is little violence, there are lots of jobs available and the minimum wage is a whopping $19 or so. Melbourne and Sydney are consistently rated as some of the best cities if not THE best cities to live (voted by a panel of experts residing in Melbourne and Sydney, so it's got be impartial!). The air is clean and generally very little pollution or rubbish about anywhere. What I mean is, it’s a very good place to live.
Australian Government Man-Date
The only thing the government really need to do is sort out marriage equality (which they’re screwing up) and the approach on climate change which should be embracing more solar, wind and tidal power instead of fossil fuels. They also have a small race issue, but nothing that can’t be worked out. Otherwise, apart from these three things which may take perhaps a solid 3 weeks of work, go on holiday for the rest of the year - mission accomplished, take a nap ladies and gents! All I ask though is that you do the job you’re paid for and make some decisions that ensures this country is better by passing marriage equality for all. Just like the rest of the world already has. An argument I have heard before is that I shouldn't impose my will on others, which is exactly what opposing this bill would do. Marriage equality doesn't effect myself or my girlfriend, yet makes millions of Australians and visiting tourists happy. It's an easy choice.
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