By Tracie Aylmer
We all wonder how some people in Australia have no consideration for politics whatsoever. They refuse to want to talk about politics, nor of elections for which they either donkey vote or not vote at all. We try to figure out how they can act the way they do – refusing to have a voice and turning away from anything relating to having any kind of thought of a voice.
These people complain bitterly about their lot in life. They are very lowly paid. They have too much tax taken out of their pay, and refuse to wonder why. In fact, they are underpaid. Yet, politically at least, they still refuse to do anything about it.
Trying to have a conversation with these people is like having wisdom teeth pulled by surgery – very painful. Even when it concerns them directly, they find a way to believe that it wouldn’t concern them at all.
These are the types of voters that got us all into this mess.
I have a lived experience of these people. Trust me when I say that they complain ALL THE TIME! They hate the country as it is. When I try to explain that they should do something, if only for themselves, they find excuses not to. They are considerably lazy when dealing about the things that actually matter to them.
They know there is inequality, but refuse to act upon it. They know women are paid much lower than men, but still refuse to act upon it. They refuse to add any kind of voice, drifting into each day as if it’s the only thing that matters in the whole world.
Some suffer from depression, and whilst they know that services are now grossly lacking, they refuse to think that they could actually be part of the problem by not bothering to advocate for action, on polling day at least. This isn’t a case of them not having knowledge. They know what’s going on. They are very aware of what’s happening around them. But still, they want no part of any kind of solution to bring Australia into the kind of society that could, in fact, help them directly.
These are the types of bogans we all have to deal with, particularly at the polls. This is why corruption within politics exists – because these types of bogans vote deliberately inconsistently with their complaints.
And we all have to deal with them, in their choices, with who becomes our Prime Minister.
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