The PM has called an election for the 14th of September. Yep, don’t even bother thinking about it until we start talking about the Eagles and the last weekend in September. It’s ages away!
Despite the small aeon between now and then we are presented with a dilemma that’s not going away nor becoming simpler to resolve.
Who do you vote for?
As a Christian who do you vote for?
Should being a Christian make a difference?
I have an increasing feeling that my generation (and the one below me) is not so set on where their political allegiances lie when compared with our parents. Perhaps, 10/15 years ago when we started to vote we followed in line with our parents – this was the norm, but how things have changed.
You’re not a farmer, so you don’t vote National. You don’t have dreadlocks so you don’t vote Green. You’re not a sparky, so you don’t vote Labor. And you’re not a businessman, so you don’t vote Liberal.
You care about the environment, you care about dealing with the asylum seeker situation carefully, humanly and lovingly, you care that the needy are provided for, you care that Australia’s future is secured with wise financial management, you care about the continuous development of our great nation’s infrastructure, you care about maintaining your own ethical prerogatives, and you care about how much tax you pay, you care about the situation in the Middle East, and you probably care about some other quirky thing too.
Ok, so which colour do you choose – Blue, Red or Green?
Now I hear the voices telling me of the other colours: mauve, teal, oh, and don’t forget spew, but the bottom line here is that these primary colours (and the secondary ones for that matter) don’t capture our concerns, not even a small portion of them.
What we are after is achromatic – that middle point on the colour wheel where all the colours converge to create a neutral grey. A political party that doesn’t focus on one colour or the other, but every colour, shade, and hue in between.
That’s what we want!
I’ve got no answers, just colour theory.