In the last blog post, I gave a brief exposition on ways in which the political consciousness of ordinary Australians can be enhanced. Staying with the political theme, in today’s blog post, I will be looking at some three things that you need to have, to succeed in Australian politics.
To succeed in Australian politics, you firstly need to have the right connections. You need to know the right people, if you are to get anywhere in politics. You can’t just wake up one day, declare candidacy for a certain position, and proceed to win the seat. You need to have been ‘nurtured’ and ‘mentored’ by the right people in the ‘system’.
Secondly, to succeed in Australian politics, you need to have adequate financial resources. This, of course, doesn’t need to be your personal money. You shouldn’t be accumulating credit card debt while trying to raise money to finance your political ambitions. As long as you have the right connections to the right people in the system, funds to finance your campaign will be easily forthcoming. With the right connections, you can even be popularized to the level of having ordinary citizens contributing to your campaign kitty using their credit cards.
Thirdly, to succeed in Australian politics, you need to have good public speaking skills. As long as you have good public speaking skills, people will believe in your message. They will believe in your candidature for whatever political position, and you will be well on your way towards attaining political success in Australia.
It is worth noting that having just one of these things in good supply can open doors for you to access the other two. For instance, if you have the right connections, those powerful people you know should in turn be in a position to provide you with the financial resources you need for your campaigns. They can also take you for public speaking skills training. Conversely, if you have truly good public speaking skills, you may end up being ‘talent-spotted’ by the people who have connections in high places, who will in turn provide you with the resources you need for your political campaigns. In exchange you’d, of course, have to front their interests, once elected. So, in a nutshell, this is how things work in the Australian (and global) political sphere.