The Two Party System as it is played today in every allegedly democratic nation has entirely corrupted that very democracy.
It is nothing more than a game of Good cop/Bad cop played on the population at large, a trick of smoke and mirrors to deflect and confuse the voters.
By reducing every issue to an either/or question they remove any hope of real consideration or discussion of issues and can therefore label anyone who tries as being too extreme or outside the process to listen to.
The general public here in Oz has become jaded, dissatisfied but uncertain, and that lead to many small parties and Independents getting votes they may not have otherwise at the last election.
What was the response of the TP hacks? Did they read it as a signal to raise their game, to actually listen
to their electorates for a change?
Did they heck! No, they're trying to change the electoral system yet again, to reduce the effectiveness of that system even further so that their right to rule cannot be challenged next time.
Our predecessors fought long and hard to bequeath us a fairer system of governance than what went before and their legacy has been stolen, WE took our eye off the ball, they must be spinning in their graves at our complacence and willful ignorance!
The Media is a vital co-conspirator in this theft, they have power over the TP robots and they USE it (G'day there Rupert!), further reducing our freedom and ability to make rational choices.
What is the answer, what can WE do to reclaim our stolen democracies?
Can we even wake up the madding crowd to the theft?
Is it already too late