UPDATE: 3/28/2018 10:32:27 AM
In Australia we have a parliamentry democracy and that means precisely that there is democracy for those elected to our parliament and the rest of the population can bugger off as democracy does not exist outside the parliament and as a result of voting for an individual on two or 3 issues they get to have their democratic opinion as often as they wish.
The illusion that we live in a democracy is a common delusion that repeatedly fails the population - the reality is that democracy exists only in and for those we elect into our parliaments and therefore the only times a citizen experiences democracy in Australia is when they are elected or invited under special privilege to experience a brief moment under a plethora of silencing and controlling rules.
Human rights exist in small and selected reworded options with exemptions and this is the best Australia has been able to do over the past 70 years as we remain non-binding signatories to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights but of course we note that Human Rights are something we should aspire to.
Until that changes Australians have less Human Rights than any other country who has signed and ratifies Human Rights into the law in every state of their nation.
Not us. Not in Australia. It could not happen here.
Is this one of the reasons why Australia has such an appalling reputation when it comes to justice and human rights in what we have all assumed was "The Lucky Country"?
Is this why the majority end up begging or hiding? Begging for just a few shreds of democracy and justice.
Accept my challenge to prove the above to be incorrect.
Not us. Not in Australia. It could not happen here because we have been duped and we wish to remain cheated, delusional and deceived by it because the reality of the truth is just not digestible despite this being the truth..
Is this why we end up begging? Begging for just a few shreds of democracy and justice.