We’ve been spun so many times we feel like we live in a washing machine.
“Though this be madness, yet there is a method in’t.”Politics in 2017.
While aggressive “spin” and “gotcha” political news grabs may win the daily PR battle, they ultimately risk losing the democratic war.
There’s little doubt voters’ disenchantment with “spin” — which so offensively reeks of “elite” politics designed for the game-players at the top end of town — is driving voters away from voting altogether.
At the last federal election, for example, more than 1.4 million enrolled Australian voters failed to cast a ballot.
That’s more than 9 per cent, or the worst result since 1925 and the introduction of compulsory voting.
I'm reminded of the following quote.
“My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.”