I wanted something different
I can't remember a more shambolic election. Opinion polls jumped up and down like a hyperactive yo-yo reflecting the vagaries of the offers made by media-recognised political parties.
There was no publicity for principled programmes to which voters could respond, only a new and better tax offer seemingly every day and a plethora of promises to provide this, that, and the other.
Tax promises were deferred, challenged, and obviously hastily presented and "lollies" manufactured to meet whatever situation would be likely to garner another vote.
When summed up, the likelihood of beneficial change, whoever became the government, was negligible.
New faces here, old faces there, but the same old economic mess was not addressed. The voter, me included, had really nothing on offer to consider. The result was to be expected - people mainly just stuck with what they knew. Even the news media hype of Jacindamania had little effect.
You can make cake putting in ingredients in any way you like, leaving some out, adding others and more. The cake will be made, but the result probably won't be to taste.
I wanted something different - a real change such as that offered by the Democrats for Social Credit Party.
Next time perhaps.
- contributed by Janine Jane Hazlett, Witherlea
Published: September 2017