One of the songs that I loathe is an extremely depressing little number called Send in the Clowns.
Musically haunting, lyrically lovely but on listening to it, I feel like throwing a brick at someone or something.
Don’t you love farce?
My fault, I fear.
I thought that you’d want what I want…
Sorry, my dear!
And where are the clowns
Send in the clowns
Don’t bother, they’re here.
I wish to report that I have thus far resisted throwing a brick at the tellie whenever Abbott deigns to grace the magic screen. Yet the word “farce” comes to mind when thinking about the potential of having this person as our Prime Minister.
What more can be said about Tony Abbott? If media interviews with Abbott are any indication, not much more can be said at all. Are the interviewers just as bored as the rest of us listening to Tony’s completely uninspiring and dully intonated promises to dud almost everyone, and to cancel almost everything?
Of the Prime Ministers of the last decade plus, John Howard wanted us to be relaxed and comfortable – Kevin Rudd wanted The Apology, the NBN and “to bring back the Fair Go” – and Gillard wanted another chance to achieve this.
Has there ever been an election campaign where the leader in the polls has promised to do nothing whatsoever (at least nothing within the realms of logic), and yet our media appear to be completely oblivious to this fact. Another farce? Or as many have suggested, a deliberate ploy by the media to have someone elected who is compliant and malleable to those issues of substantial financial benefit to the wealthy and/or powerful?
Has there ever been a time where a majority of people appear to be completely accepting of the fact that they are about to be dudded; to lose money and perhaps lose their job, either personally or as a flow on effect from the number of public servants and teachers who have been promised with the sack – and yet this is all perfectly acceptable because why? Another farce?
Am I naïve to believe that those who run for the highest position in this land should be the very best which Australia has to offer. This person does not have to be the best educated, the wealthiest, to be the most ruthless and politically astute; in fact those with these attributes seem to be the worst rather than the best. Perhaps it is in this democracy that everyone is entitled to a vision, be it right or wrong, achievable or not, but a vision nonetheless. Tony Abbott has none.
I’m sorry Tony Abbott, but I have wafted dry on anything that you have to say. Nothing which you have said has anything of that crucial element which is important to me – sincerity.