Not This Year

This will be the first year in about as long as I can remember that I haven’t watched the Federal Budget.

I don’t even plan to follow it on twitter or read the numerous analysis pieces that will litter my feed reader for the coming days.

Basically, I plan to ignore it completely.

I just don’t care anymore. I know that regardless of the specifics, nothing good will actually happen. It’ll be full of half-measures and middle-class welfare rorts. It will be full of fake crackdowns on segments of the population that don’t need any more government-funded hardship. It won’t do anything to actually help anyone or improve anything. It sure as hell won’t be based on anything resembling evidence-based policy.

It’ll merely be a vote-grabbing farce.

And I’m sick of it. I can’t be arsed watching any more. We don’t have political leaders. We have cardboard cut-outs driven solely by focus groups and opinion polls who care only about keeping their jobs. What happened to real leaders? Men and women of principle and ideology? Men and women of action?

I’m done with it all. I choose to join the apathetic masses. It’s that or live a life of misery, helplessness, and constant disappointment.

And so I’m done.

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