May 20, 2012

Cognitive Disjuncture


Whether left, right, middling or green, Australian politicians, are collectively divorced from the real preoccupations of their constituents, they are utterly removed from politics, oddly enough.

Jobs, ability to pay the bills, fulfill personal aspirations, these are the daily concerns of Australians.

They are not, contrary to the beliefs of our almighty leaders, grim-faced over the environment, carbon dioxide, business taxes, resource booms, class wars or Peter Slipper's taxi habits.

The wars between political left and right are wars amongst a tiny group of elites living in a bubble.

Job blues put our minds to work

3 comments:

  1. On the evidence - purely anecdotal of course - the "female" list is incorrect. "My hair" simply must be in the first two if my daughter is a reliable source.

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  2. True enough! Must be sitting just outside the top five.

    Of course, Joolya knows a great deal about the dangers of a bad hair day.

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  3. Anonymous10:12 PM

    MALE

    6. I hope she doesn't ask me: is my bum too big in this?

    FEMALE

    6. Does my bum look too big in this?


    COMBINED TOTAL

    6. What people don't think of me.


    j

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