We’re now about a month out from a federal election in Australia. And for the first time in my adult life I genuinely don’t care who wins.
Social conservatives like myself will once again be expected to hold our noses and vote for the “conservative” Coalition on the grounds that it’s the lesser of two evils. I’m starting to think this is both futile and counter-productive. The Coalition has betrayed us so many times. Voting for them simply encourages them to do what they’ve done for the past few decades – serving the interest of the rich and big business whilst pretending to be marginally more social conservative than Labor.
If we are ever to have a genuine conservative party in Australia then the Liberal-National Party Coalition must be destroyed. No true conservative party will be possible until that is achieved.
When a Coaltion government in Victoria funds (to the tune of nearly half a million dollars) a Trotskyite group spreading homosexual propaganda in primary schools you seriously have to ask yourself – how can this be the lesser of two evils?
The only thing I do take a mild interest in is the Senate. If we’re going to have bad government (and whoever wins we are certainly going to have bad government) then I’d prefer to have a weak bad government that has to deal with a hostile Senate. So I’ll be voting for a minor party candidate in the Senate. The fact is that the independent and minor party senators (I don’t count the Greens as a minor party since they’re part of the political establishment and they’re bankrolled by billionaires) might be slightly loopy but they’ve done far less harm to this country than successive governments of the major parties.
And it would amuse me to see Malcolm Turnbull humiliated.