Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Long Time No Post!

Been about a month since I last seriously posted, well, I did a drunken post about breaking up with my girlfriend but decided that was probably better off not being stored on the internet. Been studying up a storm and got my final exams for the semester coming up, so it's back to time wasting on the internet !
A quick snapshot of every day life

Which brings me to the point of this post :

Fuck, just realised I don't really have a point.
It's voting time coming up here in New Zealand, so once again we get soundbites and visits from politicians claiming to give a shit about the "normal man", about the poor and about making the country better. In reality it's just like they are facing a performance review, the citizenship is the dumb manager, and they try to pull the wool over our eyes.
In the last 3 years, our economy has gotten worse, our living standards have gotten worse, child abuse has risen and the environment has only gotten more fucked over.
So what solutions do they come up with? Either sell off the assets that are making us money, Cut money from welfare programmes so that the poor get poorer , commit more crime , and cost more in jails, or from the other side of the spectrum 'tax the farmers.'

New Zealand's Obama. (seriously, a right wing party used his advertising to great effect.)

Of course, there are parties which do represent the average man. But hardly any average man votes for them, considering it a "wasted vote."
So half the country vote for "the nice man," (read - ex wall street banker with many holiday homes) , 1/3rd votes for "the ones who will stick it to the rich pricks", and the other percent vote for the smaller parties, or just don't bother voting, prefering to stay at home and have a wank.

Can you guess which percentage I'll be in?