Tuesday, September 6

State of the Union of The Opinionated People From Year Twelve

Politics is a left wing snap at my uni. The administered by Andrew Bolt cannon fodder courses - while definatly non partisan - are generally a touch red. The tutes, or 'speak easys', have been suprising though.

In my previous experience there has always been an element of the right in the tutes, generally a disaffected young Liberal who thought they should stick up for a federal government that has pillaged university budgets for almost a decade.

I expected to see the break down of the class (of 20) something like this:

Left: 8
Right: 2
Tired: 4
Too Dumb to Know What Left or Right Means: 2
Informal: 3
Didn't Do This Weeks Work and Is Laying Low:1

In reality this semester it's more like:
Left: 12
Right: 0
Tired: 2
Democrat: 1
Year Twelve Formal Planning Committee: 3 (all three of them go to the same tute together)
Too Dumb to Know What Left or Right Means: 1
Didn't Do This Weeks Work and Is Laying Low: 1 (rusted on voter)

In case you haven't noticed, I'm pretty squarely planted in the left, however I occasionally sit on the cross benches as someone who Didn't Do This Weeks Work and Is Laying Low. I find myself slipping into the devil's advocate role and start spouting right wing mantras in order to balance the amount of latent Howard Bashing (tm) that passes for discussing the current weekly topic.

There is no funny punchline to this story.

1 Comments:

Blogger cattermune said...

Funny punchline is the year 12 formal planning committee ... those bitches got so annoying all through uni for me.

9:03 PM  

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