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Is political revolution on the way?

Posted on: 5 May 2013

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Is political revolution on the way?

I don’t know how much faith you put in political oracles but frankly I’ve given up on them. As I look around the world it seems to me that I would, as lief, rate their success in predicting the future of political parties or of individual politicians as no better than the predictions of the future in what the stars foretell columns of newspapers. Not that my assertion will put them off. If it does anything at all, it will merely encourage them to try and persuade voters that their opinion (guesswork) is equivalent to biblical prophecy.

That said, for the next four and a half months, Australia’s many political oracles will be engaged in predicting who will be the lucky recipients of a seat in parliament following the election in September. Daft as it sounds, many wannabe politicians will be gullible enough to believe their predictions and dafter still, many voters will vote for candidates suggested by the oracles.

Fortunately, the number of voters accepting the word of the oracles is diminishing, not only in Australia but across the globe. Better still they are starting to support newer parties whose philosophies they think will deliver policies more relevant to their future than the outmoded philosophies of current parties. Is it the scent of revolution I smell?

With its back against the wall in Africa, the Middle East, Greece and many other central and East European countries, could it be that the days of Western style democracy are numbered? Italy is a good example because many of its citizens have become so cynical about politicians that at the recent election they deserted the old parties and flocked to support members of a new party called the Five Star Movement.

In the recent Greek election, a new party Golden Dawn entered the political battle and to the consternation of the major parties secured enough votes to make them a party to be reckoned with. The same thing happened in the UK. At recent Council elections in England and Wales, the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) went from having no seats to hundreds of seats.

Needless to say the major parties are worried about this because a general election could see them dumped in the dustbin of political history. Of course being political parties their complacence is such they think it will never happen to them?

But should they be worried? If they have any common sense they should. Any reading of history will show them that revolution is the rule. Political stability is a short term phenomenon. Unfortunately what can also be seen from history is that common sense is often absent in political parties which is why voters give parties with new ideas a new mandate to govern on their behalf.

It seems to me that the world is at the start of a voter revolution; that new parties with new ideas and new views on what they want from government are starting to remove the philosophical barricades carefully constructed by the old established political parties to keep their political revolutionary opponents at bay.

Whether a country is Monarchy, Republic or Dictatorship – benevolent or otherwise- makes no difference. The revolutionary parties will hold sway for a period until they too, are seduced by power, the aphrodisiac that has caused many politicians to fall from the pedestals of honesty, integrity and truth..

Australia might experience this revolution when voters are asked whether or not it should remain a Constitutional Monarchy or become a Republic. This is a specious argument undertaken by supporters of each proposition who argue that their choice will enhance Australia and the lives of Australians.

However, there is still another argument: that a benevolent dictator would be better as there is little difference between monarchies and republics. And another argument could also be made for an elected monarch because an elected president is much the same.

In some respects the US President is a model of the former which is why I find it odd that the President is politically aligned. Shouldn’t head of state be free of politics? It would be interesting if, on this issue, one could ask the views of the signatories to America’s Declaration of Independence and that of the Australian politicians who voted for Australia’s present system.

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11 Responses to "Is political revolution on the way?"

Very useful info. Hope to see more posts soon!

It would be difficult to imagine how a president would get elected without the political party. In the US it would require a major overhaul of the entire political system. Such a thing is not impossible but it is difficult to imagine it coming to pass in the near future. Then again it is hard to imagine much of anything happening in the current political climate…

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Thanks for the compliment though I’m not sure everyone will agree with you.

On the question of posting, depending on my state of health I usually post once a day post once a day late in the afternoon or early in the evening Australian time.

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