Friday, 26 September 2008


Again, I was listening to the radio before work. I like to know what is happening in the world. The news came on and it reported on how this silver spoon politician had admitted that he had smoked pot in his youth. Firstly, who cares? And secondly, he was only saying it now it to come across as more likeable. How? Well he is a gazillionaire and the vast majority of Aussies aren’t and he had a problem with being seen as not being one of the people. So he admitted to smoking pot in that aren’t-I-a-jolly-good-fellow-and-one-of-you-socio-economically-challenged-people. Aussies aren’t dumb and no one bought it. So why did he even bother trying to say it? Well because maybe there is this small group of people who will actually believe it and he’ll feed off them.

So that got me thinking about everyone having two faces. We all have ‘em – no, I’m sure you don’t – I am speaking of myself and others most likely…anyway, I believe many people will show whatever face they can to get what they want and we all want stuff out of life. Some may suck up and say sweet things in someone’s ear about how wonderful they are, others will manipulate behind the scenes, while others will have so many faces on at one time that they will confuse the crap out of people and get stuff that way. So one could argue that this politician was actually just being a normal human being and going for what he wanted. Others could argue that politicians are from the planet Zork and don’t have a clue. I have heard Zork is nice this time of year. Maybe we get a busload of pollies and send them back and then we can set about sorting out the frigging mess they have made of everything.

Yeah, we’re all human and will constantly stuff things up - but if you’re going to make some vague attempt to lead people, telling us you were one of the boys and smoked dope, its not going to inspire us to follow you. Use some of your gazillions to help sort out health, transport and economic issues or piss off back to you mansion and leave us in peace.
Go ahead: Live with abandon. Be outrageous at any age. What are you saving your best self for?