The 2019 UQLS Election nominations are in. So begins a week of campaigning, promises and scheming.
One aspect of the election cycle has particularly annoyed Cleisthenes, the father of Athenian democracy.
“Yeah I’ll be honest, these Facebook events seem to make it pretty easy,” Cleisthenes told The Obiter.
“It’s like, fucking hell, in my day I had to go around tallying votes on stone tablets. You know how hard it is to carve the word “Interested” into a stone tablet 87 times? I highly doubt you do.”
The ease of modern campaigning allows UQLS Executive candidates to reach members on social media. Cleisthenes, however, is not convinced. “They’re all soft. To win votes when I came up with this whole democracy thing, you used to have to fight your opponent to death armed with nothing but a souvlaki just to win the voters’ respect.”
Cleisthenes is adamant that sharing an FB event is creating complacent candidates. “You know what my event cover photo was? Sparta, mate.” More to come.