Dave’s the guy we all want for President. He’s a down to earth, ordinary guy who wouldn’t know a power play if it swept him into its strong, muscular arms and kissed him. He gets things done.
But in real life, Dave has zero chance of getting anywhere near politics. Instead, we have Trump, and Australia’s answer to Voldemort, Peter Dutton.
That’s because to get anywhere in the Big House, you need to be a power-hungry piece of shit, generally speaking. So here’s what we should do.
Instead of setting up a cut-throat competition where only the brazen narcissist survives (otherwise known as an election) and then expecting said brazen narcissist to give a fuck about the rest of us, we should set aside at least half the seats in Parliament (or Congress or whatever you call it) for random nobodies.
Yep, random nobodies. Who would never ordinarily get within whispering-sweet-nothings distance of a decision on tax policy, or about how to spend government money, or how to help the homeless. Of course, the average random nobody knows zilch about governing a nation – what, you think these morons who currently sit in the red and green chairs do?
And how would we pick these randoms? By lot – that is, randomly, of course. Worked in the birthplace of democracy, ancient Athens – why not here? We pick juries out of a hat, and let them decide whether to electrocute people. So why not pick our government the same way?
It’s a thought. What do you think?