Sunday, September 8, 2013


Well, Tony's home. No surprise there. But man, what a right wing result nationwide. A spoilt, conservative, selfish people have decided.

I'm disappointed for The Greens. What's with the Senate being dominated by small right wing or unfocused parties next year? I can't believe people voted for a sport party concerned with making sport more 'accessible' (the party's word) to all Australians? Has sport ever been inaccessible to Australians? Has there been anyone, anywhere, who hasn't had access to a football or a football field in their little town or city suburb? Tennis courts and swimming pools would've been close by too. Sport has dominated the minds of Australians since the dawn of time. What a joke.

Hopefully, in a few years time, the tide will turn again and a more compassionate voice will be heard. Over the years, we've seen the people back Liberal, then Labour and back again. I'm not holding my breath. It'll be many years of frustration.

LJ, September 9 2013.


Benjamin Dodds said...

Couldn't agree more with your whole post.

lorne johnson said...

Hey Benjamin,

Thanks for the comment. Congrats on your many poetry publications. Where are you based?