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What our children think of us.

By LSWCHP - 19 July 2013 26

I walked into the lounge room this evening and as usual, found my two teenage sons chortling over something on the internet. When I asked them what was causing the giggles, the eldest showed me some of the sharpest and harshest Australian political satire I’ve seen in many years.

When I asked where it came from, my eldest said that one of his 15 year old friends at school had been writing it.

So, if you want to know what young people think of politics today, check out https://www.facebook.com/TheRealToneAbet

It’s not all great, but if you’re anything like me it will make you laugh, cringe and shudder all at once.  Particularly the panel where Kevin urges Julia to pull the knife from his back “nise n slo pls…”.

Awesome stuff from a Canberra Year 10 boy.

[ED – NSFW]

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26 Responses to
What our children think of us.
knuckles 7:56 pm 21 Jul 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

It’s actually pretty good.

Peeps complaining about spelling, L2 INTERWEBS

Really? This is what we should be lowering our standards too?
No wonder our country is being dominated across all areas internationality
Sport, education standards, literacy, industry, standard of living, we are getting smashed.
Because somehow we have come to believe that Bogan standards are what we should be striving for.

Felix the Cat 7:49 pm 21 Jul 13

lostinbias said :

I think there’s some humour in it. The poor spelling and shoddy drawing style is intentional and has been used in other internet memes for some time. Effectively (intentionally or not) it likens our politicians to how 12-15 year olds act on the internet, and really, while pollies may be able to spell, they don’t act that differently.

That’s an insult to 12-15 year olds comparing them to politicians…

poetix 6:38 pm 21 Jul 13

Niec.

wildturkeycanoe 5:52 pm 21 Jul 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

wildturkeycanoe said :

I can’t read a word of it, what language is it? Certainly not Engrish. Nothing witty, funny or satirical at all. Also, shows the typical lack of respect our current generation has for anything. If this is what they think of our Nation’s leaders, what are their thoughts about everyone else in Oz?

Respect needs to be earned.

Also, L2 INTERWEBS

L2 INTERWEBS? Had to look it up. Now my IQ has dropped 25%. After attempting to “read” through the presentation another time, I think I’ve lost another 25%.
I re-iterate – It isn’t funny, doesn’t have any clever political satire and reeks of disrespect.It simply hurts my head trying to grasp the “language”, without even analyzing the point of the cartoons.
As for earning respect – If they didn’t have a scrap of respect, how did they get voted into their electorates? Sure, I’ve noticed how politicians are like bickering kids in a playground during parliament, but they are also in charge of our future. Portraying them in this kind of satire doesn’t help to gain any kind of respect at all.
I am not in the least a follower of politics, but what has been portrayed here as something worthwhile to show our younger generation only reinforces my belief that this attitude only promotes the problems in society today. Examples of this are foul language, violence, bullying, illiteracy, a general lack of care or respect for anyone or anything except for an individual’s own “right” to do whatever they please without repercussions.
This as applauded by aceofspades – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=403804153070797&set=a.374819009302645.1073741828.371602552957624&type=1&theater just proves my point, just look at the responses to someone’s comment, attempting a translation of the text. Nothing but a foul mouthed bunch of faceless people, even though it’s supposed to be “Facebook”
Postalgeek – “Ahead of the pack”?? If mob mentality is what you are talking about, perhaps.
To give something like this praise, something that is pretty much an internet version of spray painting on walls of buildings and bus stops, irks me even more than the garbage itself.

lostinbias 4:46 pm 21 Jul 13

wildturkeycanoe said :

I can’t read a word of it, what language is it? Certainly not Engrish. Nothing witty, funny or satirical at all. Also, shows the typical lack of respect our current generation has for anything. If this is what they think of our Nation’s leaders, what are their thoughts about everyone else in Oz?

Why…back in MY day we had to walk to church uphill both ways! Young people today have no respect! I’m old and the world owes me something!

I think there’s some humour in it. The poor spelling and shoddy drawing style is intentional and has been used in other internet memes for some time. Effectively (intentionally or not) it likens our politicians to how 12-15 year olds act on the internet, and really, while pollies may be able to spell, they don’t act that differently.

Also the fact that people of this age are taking an interest in politics is a good sign. Not everyone on RiotACT may be a relatively young internet junkie, but still the kids deserve some props for it.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 4:39 pm 21 Jul 13

wildturkeycanoe said :

I can’t read a word of it, what language is it? Certainly not Engrish. Nothing witty, funny or satirical at all. Also, shows the typical lack of respect our current generation has for anything. If this is what they think of our Nation’s leaders, what are their thoughts about everyone else in Oz?

Respect needs to be earned.

Also, L2 INTERWEBS

wildturkeycanoe 3:52 pm 21 Jul 13

I can’t read a word of it, what language is it? Certainly not Engrish. Nothing witty, funny or satirical at all. Also, shows the typical lack of respect our current generation has for anything. If this is what they think of our Nation’s leaders, what are their thoughts about everyone else in Oz?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:07 am 21 Jul 13

It’s actually pretty good.

Peeps complaining about spelling, L2 INTERWEBS

MERC600 3:31 pm 19 Jul 13

I agree with POSTALGEEK, hard work in understanding. Might be good but regret gave it away.

aceofspades 3:15 pm 19 Jul 13

LSWCHP said :

tim_c said :

I gave up after trying to read the first few – it’s a shame that by Year 10 he still hasn’t learned to spell. Pity, because I had great expectations when you said “some of the sharpest … political satire”

Oh he knows how to spell. He just chooses not to in that forum.

Exactly right, he knows exactly what he is doing. Very clever, and given a chance, very funny.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=403804153070797&set=a.374819009302645.1073741828.371602552957624&type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=396197897164756&set=a.374819009302645.1073741828.371602552957624&type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=395373743913838&set=a.374819009302645.1073741828.371602552957624&type=1&theater

Postalgeek 2:06 pm 19 Jul 13

Deref said :

tim_c said :

I gave up after trying to read the first few – it’s a shame that by Year 10 he still hasn’t learned to spell. Pity, because I had great expectations when you said “some of the sharpest … political satire”

Yeah – that’s my take, too. I’d love to be able to support it, but jezuz…

+1
The spelling might be deliberate (Christ I hope so) but it’s hard work.

I personally wouldn’t go so far to say it’s ‘some of the sharpest and harshest political satire…in many years’, but humour is subjective, and if he’s engaging people, good for him; it’s good to see a kid his age interested in producing political cartoons and he’ll get better. Still ahead of the pack. Good luck to him.

BimboGeek 1:52 pm 19 Jul 13

tim_c said :

It’s a shame that by Year 10 he still hasn’t learned to spell.”

It’s a combination of 1337 $p33k and lolspeak.

I’m not a huge fan either but it’s quite good if you like that kind of thing.

LSWCHP 1:51 pm 19 Jul 13

tim_c said :

I gave up after trying to read the first few – it’s a shame that by Year 10 he still hasn’t learned to spell. Pity, because I had great expectations when you said “some of the sharpest … political satire”

Oh he knows how to spell. He just chooses not to in that forum.

Deref 1:43 pm 19 Jul 13

tim_c said :

I gave up after trying to read the first few – it’s a shame that by Year 10 he still hasn’t learned to spell. Pity, because I had great expectations when you said “some of the sharpest … political satire”

Yeah – that’s my take, too. I’d love to be able to support it, but jezuz…

tim_c 1:01 pm 19 Jul 13

I gave up after trying to read the first few – it’s a shame that by Year 10 he still hasn’t learned to spell. Pity, because I had great expectations when you said “some of the sharpest … political satire”

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