1. An election is won by a certain party based on promises made.
2. The following year policies are changed to suit them and gain more profit for themselves, not necessarily having to reflect the promises made.
3. Excuses are being made why the policies didn't work, promises broken and subsequently criticising others.
4. Campaigning for the election in the fourth year.
Of course this repeats over and over again. Is it just me that feels that governments forgot that they are serving the public, not extorting them? This is not only in Australia, but America and most of Africa too. This goes for local councils as well, whom in Newcastle think that they are in charge and we need not know what they are doing, sucking the people dry. The system is only working for those in power, and screwing the rest of us, knowingly. Yet, it does not change. Why would it if the people whom it's benefiting is in power, making the decisions? In all logic, it won't unless we can actually get someone in power that is ethical. He/ she would be hated by other politicians in the first place for pointing out that they are at fault, and thus never be elected in the first place. Even if elected, he/she might get the Kevin Rudd treatment as served by out current prime minister. So, fat chance...
We all have to be so diplomatic in life now. Lawyers has gotten the system to a point where you can't even distinguish between races or sexes without the risk of being called a racist. These rules does not apply in the parliment of course, where insults, slander and disrespect is at the order of the day. Our Government sets this example, and yet is hoping for us to behave and repect others? Today most of the important politicians of Australia are in Bali for the Bali bombing rememerance service. Why? That is where they will telly the most publicity and votes. Do you think they actually care about it? Australia is labeled as a christian country. Yet we are not willing to pray at any public meetings (unless in church itself) in fear of offending others. How strange is that. If you believe in God, and pray to Jesus, believing them to be true, then how does that justify abandoning them when it suits us? Or do we only believe in parts of God, when it's convenient? If God felt that way about us, He would not have had Jesus on the cross I can assure you.
This is where i want to draw the similarities between America and Australia. We are very similar in many ways. Personalities of the people are very differnet with Ozies being much more reserved. Yet our political and spiritual status is very similar.
How are we ever going to get out of this cycle that does't seem to make anything any better? I heard a friend of mine form Taiwan said how proud she is of her country. I honestly find it very hard to say that. In Africa, Malaysia and now Australia, politicians has made me ashamed of what they do. They are in charge of a country, with a big responsibility, and yet seems to be more concerned about themselves. What is there to be proud of in that? I pray that this will change, soon as we are all losing hope, slowly...
I wish I never knew anything about politics!