Copyright © 2007, Maurie Gee
Maybe I exist in a bubble. Living in Melbourne, my newspaper of choice is The Age. And sometimes The Australian, to see how the other half lives. But, judging by the size of the various stacks of papers at the newsagent and the supermarket, it's safe to say that no one reads The Australian, and not many more read The Age.
The newspaper that nearly every Berk, Drongo and Fuckwit chooses is the Herald Sun. In today's print edition the results of yesterday's poll question -- Did John Howard's campaign launch influence you to vote for the Coalition? -- were 58 per cent yes. I believe the tally was 1105 votes yes and 770 votes no.
Lloyd have mercy! Are these people for real? Of course not. They are the Silent Majority.
The Herald Sun (and, I gather, The Daily Telegraph in Sydney) is the newspapaper of the Silent Majority, the faceless knuckle-draggers who will rise as one from their crypts to do their brain dead best to re-elect John Howard. Shameless? No, just brain dead. To be shameless you have to have intelligence, an intelligence corrupted by shamelessness. This shameless demographic are the real traitors of the human race.
As we've said before, Mr and Mrs Basic and their innumerable clones who make up the Silent Majority, probably just hang up the phone when a pollster calls. It's possible that this zombie demographic has never been polled. But they're out there. They live on my street and they live on yours. And they only exist to do the bidding of the lowest common denominator in power. They are the bane of the human race.
Expect them to revivify on election day.