It's student election time at Melbourne Uni at the moment.
Up until this year, I always voted, and had a bit of a crack at trying to sift through the rhetoric.
Not this year though. With the Young Liberals and the Young Labour basically fronting the same party, and the so called 'radical' parties being made up of smug socialists or patronising media-com students, I want nothing to do with it.
When challenged as to my lack of interest, I want to turn around and explain to them the rage I feel about the state of the university, the city, the country. I want to sit them down and ask them whether offering me a choice between a dipstick in a blue shirt and a dipstick in a red shirt is meant to represent electoral choice, or electoral freedom.
But i don't. I stutter, I shrug, and make some bullshit excuse.