Well to start with, we would witness the greatest bludgeathon ever. It wouldn't just be free tertiary education that's suddenly available, nay, mandatory for all. It would be free money for all lost causes, aye, and free donuts for poison pen letter writers too. I say free but someone will have to pay, and that someone will be anyone who has a job, anyone who believes in taking responsibility for their families and their future, anyone who doesn't lie in bed at night blaming the whole world for the fact they are not as rich as Kim Dotcom.
Of course, this model will not be sustainable. Some workers will vanish overseas, some will simply give up work and get their snouts into the trough, and some will carry on until they are so overtaxed they simply can't justify working any more. The country will go bust, but hey, we will have had universal social justice for spongers. And we can always refloat the economy by selling what's left of our assets to the Chinese.
By this time Dr Norman will be back in Australia, Kim will be in prison, and Hone will still be blaming his white motherfucker friends for the failure of his plans. But never mind. All those pseudo intellectuals who espoused their causes will forgive them, I am sure. Our infrastructure will collapse as there will be no money to pay for it's upkeep, and essential services like healthcare will vanish. Law and order will break down, as we won't be able to afford to pay for police, but hey, you can kiss goodbye to getting nicked for a warrant and rego - and someone will probably have nicked your car anyway.
So the whole country will be forced to turn into a giant kibbutz in order to survive. Hmm, on a kibbutz everyone has to work. Not sure how well that will sit with the Greens and the manatanet supporters, who knows, never having tried it before they might find it's to their taste, but they might suddenly also get quite protective of the fruits of their labours and resent sharing it with others who haven't put in the same effort.
And of course no-one will provide free wifi any more, in fact there'll be no internet at all, so bang goes communication. And bang goes Kim Dotcon too.
Anyway, to hell with it all. I am fed up with working all day and night to pay for lazy, stupid pointless idiots with a sense of entitlement, a belief that they are victims, and who are too cowardly to take responsibility for themselves. So that's my votes sorted. Greens, Mantanet, tick, tick. I give it 18 months before the country is on it's knees. And then they'll all start their whining and blaming everyone else all over again. Bring it on. We might as well get it over and done with now. by Jerry Flay