I often feel I’m the only Nick Xenophon Team member way up here in the northeast corner of NSW. I’m 88. I can no longer travel. I never expected to meet Nick in person.
Well true to his commitment to a fair go for all, he came to the Coorabell Country Hall to talk about the damaging behaviour of the two grocery giants. He arrived at the hall – no flags, no fanfare, no self-importance, no Zegna suit, sleeves rolled up, ready to ‘go to bat’ for the disadvantaged.
I had a photo taken with him. I feel like a groupie.
Nick’s more important to our democracy and deserves more than this old man’s excitable behaviour.
He’s given us hope that we can break out of the straight-jacket of the big money two party system – that we can again exercise the true power of our vote.
Dare to dream people. A vote in hope is much more exhilarating than a tired vote in resignation.
Ken (Stents) Nicholson, Kingscliff
P.S. Xenophon in ancient Greece was a warrior, historian and philosopher who sat at the feet of Socrates. I like that.