Australian Politics – Humour and Wit. (The COW AND THE ICE CREAM )

I think this is worth posting – many a true word spoken in jest!

[Everyone loves ice-cream].

A persuasive example of how an election is won.

 But first ponder this  :

 Ever notice how all the instruments that search for “intelligent life” point away from Earth?


–>From a teacher in the south-west – –

“We are worried about ‘the cow’ when it is all about the ‘Ice Cream.

‘The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching year 3 students.

The last Parliamentary election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest. I decided we would have an election for a class captain. We would choose our nominees. They would make a campaign speech and the class would vote. To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other class members. We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have. We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.
The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates were good kids.

I thought Jamie might have an advantage because he got lots of parental support.

I had never seen Olivia’s parents.

The day arrived when they were to make their speeches.

Jamie went first.

He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better place.
He ended by promising to do his very best.

Everyone applauded and he sat down.

Now is was Olivia’s turn to speak.

Her speech was concise. She said, “If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream.” She sat down.

The class went wild. “Yes! Yes! We want ice cream.”

She surely would say more. She did not have to.

A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream? She wasn’t sure. But no one pursued that question. They took her at her word.

Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it…She didn’t know.

The class really didn’t care. All they were thinking about was ice cream…

Jamie was forgotten. Olivia won by a landslide.

Every time Kevin and later Julia opened their mouth they offered ice cream and many Australian voters reacted like nine year old’s.

They wanted ice cream.

The rest of the voters knew they were going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess.”

This is the ice cream Kevin and Julia promised us!


Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone that they have not first taken away from someone else.
How many of us voted for the ice cream?

That my friend, is how Labor got elected last time!

By those who wanted everything free.

Let’s hope it doesn’t happen again


About Ken McMurtrie

Retired Electronics Engineer, most recently installing and maintaining medical X-Ray equipment. A mature age "student" of Life and Nature, an advocate of Truth, Justice and Humanity, promoting awareness of the injustices in the world.
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3 Responses to Australian Politics – Humour and Wit. (The COW AND THE ICE CREAM )

  1. cartoonmick says:

    Hi Ken, always good to hear humorous analogies of this nature. It makes for a light hearted look at serious situations.
    It’s human nature to be attracted to the free things in life, and free ice cream is right out there with them. And I guess you’re right, someone has to pay for the cow, stable, feed, vets bills and cleaning.
    But politics has always been like that ever since we were allowed to vote for them; core promises, vague promises, aspirational “promises, and outright lies. All parties are the same when it comes to spin.

    On my blog, I posted a short light hearted story relating to climate change and the end result.
    Here (if your interested) . .

    Also, a collection of my political cartoons . . .



  2. hirundine608 says:

    In North America it used to be beer that bought the votes.

  3. What a great story. And you Aussies are not the only ones seduced by the lure of ice cream. We Americans are equally gullible.

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