I Throw Rocks at Toddlers and I Vote

At the risk of proving precisely why I don’t write about politics on this blog (i.e. that I’m a bit of a Ralph Wiggum about it)…

I’m feeling pretty despondent about the upcoming federal election. I’ve only voted in a federal election once before, and I was all young and excited and proud to be doing my part for democracy. Then I got the hell over myself. Stupid teenagers.

This time around I’m having trouble feeling enthusiastic about any of the political parties, because unlike the halcyon days of my youth (or, given my current age, younger youth), I don’t feel particularly represented by any party. I’m not completely happy with the idea of giving any of the current contenders my vote, and while I know that 100% happiness isn’t even really the point, it still makes me feel a bit sad, mostly because I used to be so eager and excited about state and federal elections and now it all feels a bit blah. I’m not as starry-eyed about the Greens as I once was, and as I commented to a friend of mine, having to choose between the ALP and the Liberal party is a bit like having to make the choice between fucking your uncle or your dad.

I think this is what’s called “apathy,” or “naivete” (in expecting politics to actually be about serving the people), or possibly “hearing one’s parents bang on about politics a bit too often.”

And now, back to our regular scheduled programming of…er, not much really.

One Response to “I Throw Rocks at Toddlers and I Vote”

  1. Dirk Thruster Says:

    “…having to choose between the ALP and the Liberal party is a bit like having to make the choice between fucking your uncle or your dad.”
    A choice which, even as I type, young girls out in the potato paddocks are making.
    Pure (accurate) gold.