Friday, July 26, 2013

Politicians and "apathy"

One of the common complaints I hear from politicians (I'm looking at you, Clare Curran) is about "apathy". The reason those politicians are unsuccessful is apparently not due to any fault of their own, but because the public are "apathetic" and do not care about politics.

Those MPs should look at the pictures of last night's public meeting on the GCSB bill. 500 people showed up to hear about the bill, packing out the venue. They wouldn't have done that if they didn't care about politics. If politicians can't pack out halls like this, then the fault lies with them and what they are selling, not with us.