The Two Horse Race: The Illusion of Democracy in Australia

By James Pearce

The Christian Activist


Australia is a dictatorship. Usually when I make that statement I get funny looks. That is because we are bred to think of a dictatorship only as a country with less freedoms than our own. We aren’t in the maximum-security prison yet so as long as there is another prison with greater restrictions than ours then we must be a free people. Well they are building the walls higher. 

The Two Horse Race

One reason why it is hard to convince people of the reality of the Australian dictatorship is because of the two-horse race that gets run every few years. Yes I am talking about elections. Now there are lots of horses in the election race but everyone knows the red horse and the blue horse are the favourites. Most bets are placed on these popular horses. Nobody likes to lose, better a small win with bragging rights than risking a bet on a non-finisher.

Now the election horse race does have the appearance of a legitimate competition and so there is an illusion of choice created for the average Joe in his participation of betting on this sport. When Joe’s horse wins he is satiated by the idea he helped it win. After a few years when Joe is sick of that horse he gives the other favourite horse a go. And when it wins, Joe is again satisfied by his win. Joe believes he stuck it to the other popular horse, “run better next time hey”!

Joe is a moron. To see through this illusion of Australian democracy is to recognize that the two favourite horses are owned by the same racehorse owner.  Go ahead, vote red horse, vote blue horse, it doesn’t really matter that much to the race horse owners. The owners are fully invested in both the major horses and so they win first place every time. And Joe helps them win. The only person he stuck it to by switching favourite horse, was himself, what a dummy!

What about the other horses in the race?

There are horses in the race specifically designed not to win. Rather these horses are trained to place second or third. The same owners of the red and blue horses are invested in the runner up horses, especially the green horse. These runner-up horses enter the race to ensure the favourites keep on winning by cutting off the other horses from entering the finishing line-up. 

Few people bet on underdogs, but some bet on runner-ups in with a chance. People that bet on the runner-up horses think they are a legitimate threat to the favourite horses. But that is only the illusion of competition these horses create. In reality the runner-up horses race to ensure the winnings keep flowing to the same racehorse investors.

If you want to understand some of the logistics behind this you can read my recent article “Why Your Freedom Party Vote May Help Elect a Green to the Senate and How to Stop It!

Then there are the horses that enter the race because without enough horses the race looks rigged. The popular race horse investors will find some worthless horses and just pay the race entry fee. Whatever bets these horses attract ensure other legitimate racehorses receive less attention. And if the worthless horse snags a lucky place all the better for the popular race horse investors.

Then finally there are the horses not owned by the popular race horse investors. Some are fantastic horses, others are try-hards. But either way these horses receive A LOT less attention, because the popular race horse investors not only invest in horses. They own the racecourse, the betting centre and the publishing house that prints the race guide.

And it is hard to ignore the “race experts” advice in the race guide. The popular horses we are told are the champion horses, they have a long history of winning. Whereas the other horses receive disappointing reviews. They failed to finish the last race and are hopeful troublemakers to the sport.


The two horse election race reveals the not so illusive Australian dictatorship once you understand the common investment base in all the major parties. The corporatocracy backs the race, funds the major race horses1 and owns all the broadcast rights to the race. And they will continue to do so for as long as their two major horses keep on winning. It is time for change, as difficult as it may be for that change to come.

There is presently a movement afoot to “Sack the Majors” or put the Put the Majors Last. This movement is based on the recognition that it is not the competition between the major horses which matters, rather the competition between the investors in the race! It is the power brokers behind the major political parties in Australia that are running this country. If you keep betting on their horses they will keep taking you for a fool.

This election I encourage you to see through the illusion of the democratic process in Australia by treating the two major political parties on your ballot paper as though they were non-runners.

“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil….” -John Adams, Letter to Jonathan Jackson (2 October 1780), “The Works of John Adams”, vol 9, p.511

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9 Comments on “The Two Horse Race: The Illusion of Democracy in Australia”

  1. tonyryan43
    May 13, 2022 at 8:35 pm #

    How the illusion works is not the point.

    The real issue is that we are told that this is democracy when in fact elections have nothing to do with democracy. Yes, you heard that right.

    A lot of people have spoken out in history to condemn the idea of representationalism… The Irish Monks, Thomas Paine, Abraham Lincoln, Lord Acton, to mention a few.

    The reality is that nobody ever represents anybody else. If you are silly enough to pass your right to determine your own future on to somebody else, you are handing him your personal power. As Lord Acton observed, that power accumulates and power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. And that is precisely how we got ourselves in the covid pickle, and the AGW pickle, and the Ukraine pickle, Will we ever learn?

    Abraham Lincoln was exceptionally brilliant. He created a lyrical phrase that surely, he imagined, nobody could possible misconstrue. He defined democracy as “Government of the People, by the people and for the people”. In other words, through ongoing referenda, run by the people, policy is formulated by the people… all of the people… and to be implemented without modification by the public service.

    Please note that in this process there are no elections, no parliaments, no parties, no majorities, no candidates, no representatives, no campaigns.

    There is just the people, who agree on policy through consensus, which is actually easy to achieve. That is precisely how Aborigines did it for at least 24,000 years.

    Oh, cries the elitist, that might be OK for small groups of people but it won’t work for large numbers. Eat your words, elitist. In a few months, Australia will hear about how 10,000 Yolngu people of Arnhem Land formed consensus on Aboriginal Law, and how this can be recognised by western law. As the researcher for that project, and with fifty years experience in this under my belt, I can assure you that genuine democracy will be in action.

    And, we will show lawyers of the Law Reform Commission that we have successfully used Aboriginal Law in the courts previously. But we camouflaged this to hold the politicians at bay.

    Only by applying genuine democracy to Australia’s decision-making process will we regain prosperity and justice. But first we must eliminate the tyrants and dictators.

  2. John Dawe
    May 13, 2022 at 8:44 pm #

    AMAZING! to have a 2 ‘Horse’ race, you would expect some ‘Form’ of ‘Pedigree, qualifications, reasonable Performances & some form of Exciting Outcome, or even just an ‘Outcome’!’
    NONE are evident from the 2 ‘Fancied’ competitors. Which means that ‘Fielded in Reality’ via ‘Economic inputs & Policies’ & WEF lockstep collaboration are in Fact Compound ASSES! AND, BOTH, via clandestine ‘MYTHICAL BEASTIE’ COVID /Pharma ILLUSSIONS, are in Fact just another group of Drug MULES!
    Apologies to referenced genus Equus for suggestive ‘Linkages’ with Australian Politic Vacuumies!
    News Flash; Planetary Earth astronomers, after spending Billions of Dollars have recognised, photographed & documented A NEW Black Hole, 800 MILLION Light Years away in the Spiral galaxy Zwicky 1 – Reported – July 2021 – Finally, News today 13/ May/ 2022!
    Sorry! My mistake! WHY go 800 MILLION light years away, when a BLACK HOLE has been Permeated the Australian Continent for DECADES, with an Epicentre in ‘CAN’TBERRA – 1 A.C.T. Play Land.
    Last; Whoops! Final running of the Lake Burley Grabben’ Stakes, has ended with a surprise result, when BOTH Winning ASSES were Disqualified for being DOPES! A far outsider PRC controller, out of Sino Stables WINnies by Default! 2nd Place Going to QE2 out of Windsor Blueblood Stables, trained by I.M. Alizard. 3rd place goes to UN for WHO out of New Order stables, trained by K Scwab. And finishing Last was Transparent Democracy, which without reason, has had to be put down! AGAIN!
    Wellness as always.

  3. Graham H Lyons
    May 13, 2022 at 8:44 pm #

    Correct. There is also an elephant in the room in the form of potential voter fraud, at the voter registration stage and on voting day,when a person can vote multiple times, and by the time this is discovered, the election is done and dusted. And if it looks like the duopoly will be broken, do you think the global-parasites will sit back and let this happen? Look at the last US and French elections.

  4. Nathan
    May 14, 2022 at 12:08 am #

    Personally I’d like to get off the electoral role as I don’t see any point in giving my power away to people I don’t know and don’t trust! Democracy is a sham, the average person’s voice has never really mattered down through history!

  5. Jen
    May 14, 2022 at 6:18 am #

    Well I just hope we can change things this time, it may be our last chance because we still have paper ballots.. everyone must vote in person.

    A friend just sent me this by the way which may put a nail in someone’s coffin at least if true…

    Perhaps he is one of the 28 or covering for one of the 28.

  6. May 14, 2022 at 10:14 am #

    I’m not so sure Democracy’s a good thing? Thank you for the awesome updates.

    Click to access deathtodemocracy.pdf

  7. John Dawe
    May 14, 2022 at 7:58 pm #

    ANYONE ‘Interested’ at all in Section 44 of the Australian Constitution? Aka; THE Setting out of restrictions on who can be a Candidate for Federal Parliament! Especially (i.), but check the rest anyway! – LOL!

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