Re: don't become one of the initiate
To my mind, party politics is an act of conspiracy.
Instead of representing the people doing the electing, they are practicing a prepared agenda.
I can't get people around me, either liberal or conservative to understand that their elected "representatives" are anything but representative.
Was lucky enough to have a decent independent in our electorate for a few years, until the independents formed a defacto party, to "give them more bargaining power".
Anyway, govt redefined the electoral boundaries, putting us in a safe Govt electorate, and making the "independent" responsible for acres and acres of nothing, with a few houses in between.
Liberate \'em all
and let God sort \'em out.