Who am I …Where am I ?
You have no idea just how many times I have asked myself this question since coming back to Australia from living in the UK for almost 6 years . When I left there to come home I was so sure all would be just as it was when I left , and all that I knew about my home country would still be the same , maybe with a few small changes . Well never could anyone have been more wrong , I have been astonished to the point of wondering where in the world I was . This is not the right place this is not my country , it was never like this before i left and surely almost 6 years is not that long …is it ? How could things have changed this much ? How could so many things be so very different ?
When i got back first thing I saw was that the worst possible government had been put in and had destroyed it , had put into so much debt I doubt it will ever be out of it . Then to make matters worse they get voted out , so now just block everything the elected government was elected to do, so saying we do not care what you voted we will still see you do not get it , total and utter disaster for this country it will only get worse too from here . No one seems to have the guts to do the right thing so just stop those that want to do it , so wrong.
Next thing I found was that when you go to hotels and bars and clubs now kids are all over the place , they never used to be allowed in until they were 16 , so whose bright idea was it to change that ? Why did they think that exposing small children to drinking , gambling , and fighting was a good thing ? Not to mention that people who do not have small kids now have nowhere to go where they can relax and have a drink or a meal in peace , there is nowhere to escape screaming kids, kids allowed to scream because parents do not care 1 bit how much that noise might be hurting someone who is forced to listen to it . Unless you wish to walk out on your meal or your drinks then you have no escape , these are the worst sort of parents and are doing irreparable damage to the kids but they do not seem to care at all .
Before I left too there was at least still a modicome of respect for other people , the people that we come across in shopping centres and just walking about in the malls and parks and all those places . Now no one gives a toss about anyone or anything but themselves , even if they bang into you its your fault and you get the abuse . People used to care about others and help when some was needed now all they do is photograph it to put it on social media and no help is given . Ask anyone for help and about all you get is a dirty look and abuse , it never used to be like this .
The streets used to be safe to walk day or night , no matter what time it was even as much as 6 years ago it was not too bad , but now there are places you dare not walk , some even in the daytime much less at night . I will not walk alone at night anymore either and I used to walk for miles at night as this was the best time to walk and a lot less people were about to worry about. It has all changed so very much in that short a time it has me scratching my head in amazement that it has got like this .
So many times I have stopped and thought about something or other that has changed and just shook my head and wondered where I was , this couldn’t be the same country I left could it ? How could so many things change and how could people let it happen ? Why did they sit back and say yeah it is ok lets just ruin the country it will be ok as no one will object ? As it has been proved to me too many times since I got back it seems everyone just sat back and let it happen , am so disgusted that this once lovely country is now no better than anywhere else we do not like .
I sat here and tried to think of 1 single thing that has changed for the better since I left , and you know I just could not think of a single thing , how sad is that ? My own country too it is just not right ….
So if ever you see me standing looking dazed and confused it is because I have come across yet another thing that really makes me wonder …. Where am I ? Who am I ?
They Always Say…Stand & March For What You Believe In… I Do!!! Everytime I Believe I will Have pizza, I Stand and March To The Fridge!