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  • I'm Aussie/Brit and consider Aussies more enthusiastic about politics than Americans

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  • I'm Aussie/Brit and consider Americans more enthusiastic than Aussies about politics

    2 28.57%
  • I just want to vote

    3 42.86%
  • Victor is wrong

    5 71.43%
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    Default Australians and Politics (Victor is wrong!)

    Being puzzled by the clear (to me) yet apparently unconscious irony of Victor's accusation that an Australian displaying apathy towards politics is probably an Americanophile, I've decided to put my perceptions to the test. Are Australians more enthusiastic about politics than Americans? I realise that there probably aren't enough Aussies on this site to give a reliable indication, but I thought it'd be interesting nonetheless.

    I've made provision for Brits to vote because I think their present and past cultural ties with Australia give them sufficient insight into our culture to make an informed decision. Kiwis (any out there?) can also assume I regard them as Australian for the purposes of this poll.


    Edit: 100 character limit on poll options? Murder!

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    I dislike carrots.

    Peeled; chopped; whole. They're too bitter for me. Seem less about nutrition than discipline, misconception over truth.

    Polls like yours reveal more about the sensitivity of your character than the legitimacy of your claim.

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    Victor is a dick
    This is clearly the only logical choice. Although I prefer my description of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night View Post
    I dislike carrots.

    Peeled; chopped; whole. They're too bitter for me. Seem less about nutrition than discipline, misconception over truth.

    Polls like yours reveal more about the sensitivity of your character than the legitimacy of your claim.
    Hey, give the guy a go.

    Give JivinJeffJones, JJJ, a go at me.

    He is an Australian after all, my fellow countryman. I think he deserves a free shot at me.

    Hey, it shows a certain spirit, doesn't it. A certain unwillingness to lie down and die.

    JJJ is the kinds guy I'd like to have in a trench beside me. When the order comes to fix bayonets, we know we can rely on JJJ.

    We like to rely on our mates. And I know I can rely on JJJ in a tight spot.

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    Too close to call. "Victor is a dick" slightly in front. Early days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Hey, it shows a certain spirit, doesn't it. A certain unwillingness to lie down and die.
    I like you, Victor.

    I like your spirit. The unwillingness to lie down.


    Death is always on the table. We'd be kidding ourselves if it wasn't.

    That's the thing with fate. Often it's out of our control. Like a playing card.

    Or a roll of the dice. Boethius. Cezanne. Noir.

    JJJ is no exception.


    Nobody is ever an atheist in the trenches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night View Post
    Nobody is ever an atheist in the trenches.
    This is true, Night, there are no atheists in foxholes. That is why, when push comes to shove, and it is time to fix bayonets, I would like JJJ on one side of me and Peguy on the other.

    I would have an Aussie berserker on one side and religious believer on the other.

    But I would like you, Night, to guard my back.

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    Falcarius does not know.

    He is British and all, and the Australians he has met in his home city tend to be more into politics that Americans, but that may be because Middle America has next to nothing in common with the rest of the world 'politically'. Therefore, they don't talk about it much with him.
    Quote Originally Posted by Thalassa View Post
    Oh our 3rd person reference to ourselves denotes nothing more than we realize we are epic characters on the forum.

    Narcissism, plain and simple.

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    I can't believe they stole my "Victor is a dick" option. "Victor is wrong" is already covered by option 2.

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    Any aussies awake yet?


    I should really have included an option "I'm so Aussie I won't vote unless forced to".

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