Friday, August 27, 2004

Fuck you Ishita Acharyya

"A popular bar had a new robotic barman installed. A fellow came in for a drink and the robot asked him, "What's your IQ?" The man replied, "150." So the robot proceeded to make conversation about quantum physics, string theory, atomic chemistry, and so on. The man listened intently and thought, "This is really cool," and decided to test the robot. He walked out of the bar, turned around and came back in for another drink. Again the robot asked him, "What's your IQ?" The man responded "100." So the robot started talking about football, cricket, horse racing and so on. The man thought to himself, "Wow, this is really cool." The man went out and came back in the third time. As before, the robot asked him, "What's your IQ?" The man replied, "50." " The robot then said, "So, you gonna vote for Howard again?"

Lame but amusing. This is a weird question. Are Liberal voters stupid or what? There was an article in the A3 recently about the youth vote that i found very disturbing. The main guy they were featuring disagreed with the Iraq war but thought Howard was a strong leader whereas Latham can't make his mind up about the issues and so was going to vote Liberal. He may have something of a point about Latham being a wimpy fukhead. But really what's he voting on? Why does Howard's 'strong leadership' make him the best person for the job? Its just weird values. The article said that young people were more self obsessed nowadays and would vote for people that are going to help them out. Who will be good for me? What will be good for the economy? FUK THE ECONOMY. It seems like such an abstract notion with 6% unemployment in this country and 11% living in poverty. Help a brother out.
The other girl interviewed said something really really disturbing and i hope its not representative of the youth in this country.

'Fellow student Ishita Acharyya, 18, also disagrees with the war in Iraq, but will be voting Liberal because, she says, the party has strong leadership and sound immigration policies.
Acharyya migrated from India with her family when she was 12. The migrant experience, she says, has taught her lessons about individual effort - a key pillar of the Liberal philosophy. She believes Howard's policies on immigration are appropriately harsh.
"My family ... worked hard to get here. When I think of refugees, yes, they went through troubled times, but they come here and just get everything like that," she says snapping her fingers. "And then you feel undermined."'
Freaky shit.
The other girl interviewed, Stephanie Hepworth, will be voting Green, so she can big up herself. Massive respect going out to Stephanie Hepworth, I hope she smacks some altruism into Ishita.
Cost of the War in Iraq
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