Tim Harrington, Lennox Head
I write in response to the article by Phillip Frazer, on 18/12/19, re:00 the FU vote.
Perhaps I might be permitted to enlighten Mr Frazer on a couple of matters which appear to have escaped his peripheral vision.
Mr Frazer appears to be in some quandary as to why seemingly intelligent voters, in a genuine democratic election, might disregard the politburo election instructions on how to run the world.
The fact that Clinton, Shorten and Corbyn were totally un-electable would be a good starting point.
And it is not terribly smart to claim that the mass media and the politicians are biased toward the ‘bosses’ when in reality, particularly in Australia, the media is effectively controlled by the left and far left of politics.
Consider Fairfax, The Guardian and yes, the fiercely independent Byron Shire Echo, Mungo’s front bar at the Billi, difficult to find a voice of reality in any of those publications, and what about ‘our’ ABC, well, not mine, but someone else’s, under almost absolute leftist control, all out there to tell us how to think, what to think and when to think.
And guess who is responsible for floods, droughts, fire, destroying the Great Barrier reef, no free housing, lower wages, Newstart too low, giving work to robots etc. etc., yep, the FU voters again.
Just look locally, traffic regularly backed up from the Byron CBD to a couple of hundred metres up the Pacific Highway.
There is not much chance of the incumbent lefties resolving that one when not only can’t they find two voices to agree on what to do, and where to do it, or what snail to avoid, they don’t even have the brain power to fill / repair a simple pothole, yet they readily want to step up to run the world.
Yes Mr Frazer, you can denigrate us, you can tell us that we are the ruination of the world, you can tell us to F off, but you can never control our vote.