Ok! OK! We know we’ve got the order “versey arsey”! But to get the graphics in the right order we needed to rearrange a bit!
We don’t mean to shock but it appears pretty obvious that we appear to be one of those latte sipping, inner city, lefties! Not so far left that we regularly hug trees, vote Green and have a hammer and sickle over the fireplace, but far enough left of centre to vote Labor with great regularity! And, “yes” I am still a card carrying union member of many years standing! Before you get too “Yeah! That’d be right” let me assure you that we don’t exactly fit the usual profiles in that I’ve never had a latte in my life (prefer long black’s), don’t live in the inner city, have often been accused of being right wing, and sometimes hold the view that, some unions don’t necessarily act in the best interests of their members all the time and that self interest may sometimes drive union representatives. Mind you, I known corporations, politicians and individuals that behave in a similar manner!
Simply put I have voted Labor because after three years of an Abbott/Turnbull government where all the promises were broken within a nanosecond of assuming power, and in three years they’ve achieved not much at all really, I am of the conviction that they are congenital liars and are driven by big business, corporate lobby groups and right wing extremist organisations (think IPA)! The Lieberals have about as much interest in the welfare of the average Australian as an abattoir manager looking at the sheep going into the slaughtering pens.
While I may not be over the moon with Labor and some of its ideologies I consider that they have a greater interest in social equity and will continue to treat all Australians with fairness and and endeavour to provide a meaningful life and healthy economic future for our people and for our children.
I want a country run by a government that supports its citizens throughout their lives, through good times and bad, ensures that they are as healthy as possible maintaining a strong, public owned Medicare, provides the best in education and opportunity for all and works in the best interest of the country and its people as a whole. I do not wish to see Australia become a cancerous shadow of the United States of America where pirate capitalists reign supreme and the great mass of the people are wage slaves with little or no rights, and where if you have no money the most basic health care is no longer available to you – nor anything else for that matter! That’s why I vote Labor! And why I will NEVER vote Lieberal. You may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but you can certainly teach a grumpy old voter who not to trust with Australia’s future!
And talking of old, that led to an aged Graphic Manipulation which appropriately defines my support for the Lieberals and their NO Coalition Neutered Puppies!
And for the converse, “something new”, maintaining calmness while the economic incompetents ran amok seemed appropriate!
Something blue? Now that was a bit of a stretch and required some poetic licence to get things in the right order for the grand finale. That led to another oldie, but at least a blue one, which appropriately seems to define Australia then, and now!
And finally to something borrowed! Well nicked really and Graphically Manipulated just a tad. Hat’s off to that master of the graphic statement Banksy and his view of UKIP. A few stars (four big one’s and a littley), a bit of a word change and, hopefully, a portrayal of what the Australian voter will do to the Lieberals and their Neutered Puppies on July 2.
And there you have it . . . . . . . .!
If you can’t vote Labor, then just put the Lieberals and their Neutered Puppies last when you vote! Please!!
And a last word: The tenor of this little Graphical Manipulation would suggest that I am angry! Given what the Lieberals have done, and intend to do to this country, I am!!
AFTERTHOUGHT: If you don’t punish politicians and their parties for lying to you, you are predetermining your treatment as a fool!
AFTER-AFTERTHOUGHT: This Lieberal/Neutered Puppy Coalition Government is trashing the good standing of Australia. It cares little about its people in its fanatical pursuit of ultra-conservative ideology. It is using the weapons of minority xenophobia, the secret fears and uncertainty of the general public and blatant propaganda, aided by a complaisant media, to turn this country into something is has never been – bigoted, racist, xenophobic, selfish, self-indulgent, self-obsessed, uncaring and a disgrace to all those things that have made Australia a great country! Tolerance, mateship, community, fairness and equity, honesty and a love of freedom in both speech and expression!
POSTSCRIPT: All characters appearing in this work are entirely, and amazingly, fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living, dead or in a zombie like state, is purely coincidental with an exceptionally high probability of being the construct of a deluded mind trying to grasp the true meaning of the political unreality of Australian politics! We can only gaze upon such greatness with wonderment!