The Big Brother Political Mass Debate

Australia has currently got a hung parliament and both sides of politics are now vying for the independents to come aboard so they can form a minority government. The nobodies are somebodies and the somebodies are in nowhere land. It seems that 6 weeks of campaigning and millions of taxpayer’s dollars resulted in a hung parliament. Can we do this any better next time?

Well, I have the answer…

Enter Big Brother

For the next election campaign, throw all the politicians into the Big Brother House in Dreamworld. Mix them all up, give them lots of booze, maybe some weapons (OK, mavbe not weapons), turn on the cameras and let’s watch the next 6 weeks of one Huge Political Mass Debate. We would certainly get a lot more bang for our buck. And what they lack in personality, would most likely be made up for with entertaining debates that we can all sleep soundly through.

And forget about inviting Mr Speaker. The pollies show no respect and speak all over the poor guy all the time anyway!

Then we would really know what Julia Gillard said to Kevin Rudd and if Tony Abbot really has a budget planned. You know, the one that can’t be looked at before he’s running the country. Yeah right! I think Mark Latham had a point, albeit the point was in the shape of a Pineapple. Big Brother would sort out the men from the boys (and the women from the girls).

Do Politicians Mass Debate?

Don’t go there Sean! Surely Politicians are the ultimate Mass Debators, aren’t they? They play with (words) all the time. Therefore, so can I.

OK. I’m playing with the English language here, but I have always maintained there are more than a few w**kers in parliament. I would get more sense from a Parliament Of Owls. Rather than spending money on negative trash campaigns about how bad the “other guys” will be if they get in, let’s make some money from the shiny bottoms and chuck them under 24 hour scrutiny and watch them on TV on Big Brother. After all, aren’t they part of the Big Brother Structure?

Let the people vote with SMS and evict one politician every day until only one is standing. It may not be a fair system, but hey… who said politics had to be fair?

What do you think? Should we have one big Political Mass Debate in the Big Brother House?

Just a thought…

Sean Rasmussen
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  1. Now that would be interesting although it still wouldn’t make me watch TV!

    Thanks for the giggles Sean… as always… Big Brother house full of pollies, LOL! πŸ™‚

  2. I was listening to a group of kinders the other day talking about how they would do things and guess what they had better ideas then the pollies maybe the kinders could have a debate maybe the pollies might learn a thing or two.

  3. Hi Sean, Big Brother is a really good analogy. I used to pop over to watch the NZ Parliament when sitting, when I was living in Wellington, NZ. That was before Big Brother and perhaps that’s where the TV show idea came from! Nothing new to the pollies I’m afraid, as Big Brother is what politics is all about. Perhaps the best alternative is for Australia to adopt the Danish democratic process? Denmark’s MP’s are elected for 4 years under proportional representation. Wikipedia (Politics of Denmark): “Since only four post-war governments have enjoyed a majority in parliament, government bills rarely become law without negotiations and compromise with both supporting and opposition parties. Hence the Danish parliament tends to be more powerful than legislatures in other EU countries.” Soon, the Queen of Denmark will be an Australian; carpe diem!

  4. G’day Sean,
    All I have to say about the pollies is in the next few numbered points:-

    Quite succinct, I thought.
    Keep on using that pineapple, mate.
    .-= Harry Lynn´s last blog ..SEAN RASMUSSEN’S ” LEARN AND EARN ” COMPETITION =-.

  5. I think I’d rather watch a Parliament of Owls (even stuffed ones) than watch Politicians on Big Brother. It would just be one Mass Debate after another. Let’s just leave ’em to it – and let them sort out their own mess. I wonder if Kevin’s smiling?? lol πŸ™‚
    .-= Jan Littlehales´s last blog ..Learn Typing – without software =-.

  6. I just got a mental image of Tony Abbot always walking around the house in Speedos – cooking, cleaning, eating and sleeping.

    I am personally about ready to go back to the polls. I will gladly give up another Saturday morning waiting in a queue to vote then continue to hear any more about this election.
    .-= Cemil´s last blog ..Changing Mindset to Create Wealth =-.

  7. tony shirren says:

    Hi Sean , I think it’s the best result for 70 years since the last hung parliment , it was a wake up call that voters are sick to death of all the mud slinging and self serving party politics .

  8. I think we’ve all seen enough political mass debating going on in the last few weeks to last a lifetime! πŸ˜€ But adding weapons to the Big Brother house would be a great touch – last (wo)man standing??…

    My partner actually ran as an Independent candidate in our electorate & it’s interesting to see the machinations of politics behind the scenes & even more interesting to see how the votes have been split across the nation. No wonder the two major parties were running scared (& running scare campaigns) about the ‘minor’ parties like the Greens – the eight percent swing in our electorate & many others didn’t find it’s way to either major player – it was split between the minors & independents! It may have left us with a Parliament in limbo for the moment, but what a wake-up call to the top-dogs: cut the crap, let’s see some ACTION outside of just TWO-party mass debating!… πŸ˜‰

    Australia is only now catching up to the rest of the world, where multi-faceted coalitions are the norm, (with co-operation & compromise being key factors to any success) instead of one of two parties declaring every 3 years, “WE have a MANDATE from the people (to rule OUR WAY, regardless of true public opinion)”.

    New rules should be brought in before the next election – NO more negative “he-said-she-said, THEY HAVEN’T done this for you” campaigns – each party should focus on their pro-active policies, what THEY WILL DO/ACHIEVE in Government for THE PEOPLE’S FUTURE, not just to guarantee their next cushy 3 year job. Try setting a better example for all, instead of avoiding the hard questions people ask & playing on negativity, fear, “the commies/boat people/terrorists are coming to get you” farce.
    Unfortunately our pollies don’t seem to understand the Law Of Attraction…

    Having Independent & Green voices added into the mix will bring a new era of growth into our sadly-lacking political system – as long as the cunning mass debaters on either side of the fence don’t stir up some bi-election BS, in a desperate bid to shift seats & cling to old-world power!… Surely not… πŸ™‚

  9. Ha hah ha! Hi,

    Now I am showing my age – my first thought when reading the title of ‘Big Brother Political Mass Debate’ was of George Orwell/Aldous Huxley. Hee hee, and there I was imagining how apt this would be – and then the concept of Big Brother as in The House, is just as intriguing.

    I personally would appreciate a parliament of owls – at least there would be just a tad of wisdom. Where oh where are the statesmen/women?
    .-= Jo Carey-Bradshaw´s last blog ..Empowering Mindset – Creating Great Outcomes =-.

  10. Willem Broekers says:

    I’m with you Sean, politician’s Do Mass Debate. πŸ˜‰

    By the way, is Mel in politics? She does go on doesn’t she? πŸ™‚

    Have a fantastic day.

  11. We could save on power and wouldn’t need to turn the cameras on to know that in a Big Brother household full of Lib-Lab polies that only one bed would be used.

    Oh Sean, there’s most likely a couple of good workers in Parliament. Len Harris was one during his term. That is the word you were looking for to complete…wasn’t it? The majority are “an” …for sure!

    Politics is not a job that attracts many self-respecting businesspeople. If it were we’d see a few more coming through. Wouldn’t it be good if we had people standing for a seat in parliament that we could vote for because we actually like them.

    Instead voters go through a process of elimination of the ones we don’t like. Possibly like a Big Brother household voters have to wait and see who we end up with through default…..oh well. Hopefully the future holds changes for the better in Australian politics and one day the community will eventually benefit by having people who have the voters best interest at heart.

    My faith for a better future in Australia is in the association I belong to: U.P.M.A.R.T. Upmart teaches in Upmart Common Law Courses, UCLC’s that the voter is the: Honourable Member Of The Electors Parliament. And that: We Are The Boss
    .-= Jill Brown´s last blog ..The Story of Upmart and Malcolm McClure =-.

  12. erika schollum says:

    wow- ur election drama is so boring and so crazy they have stopped talking about it on the news here in NZ- we all died a slow death watching unfortunately!
    hope that you all survive over there- if all else fails, maybe we could stage a coupe de ta? make some sense of the senseless and show em how to invest, educate kids on the stuff that really matters and instill non-useless social policies?? (but we’d hardley get away with calling that a governement!) just a thought!

  13. Cathy Howitt says:

    So nice to be on a forum where people believe that it would be far more inspirational to listen to pro active and positive suggestions about the future of the country than the put downs and negativity that has been run throughout this campaign.

    When will the politicians cotton on to how people really want their country an inspirational, pro-active and sensible way?

    Maybe this is the start of the change we have needed!!???


  14. Hi Sean,

    The online system of voting was actually invented by Malcolm McClure from UPMART in 1998.

    We certainly do need big brother politics to be replaced with a system of Direct Democracy voting so that the true power remains where it belongs, with the people (voter)!
    .-= Jill Brown´s last blog ..Direct Democracy Taken To The Polls =-.

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