The barrage of negative political posturing seems to be fast defining our nation as a pessimistic and negative breed who are influenced and caught up in drama and upheaval, analogised by what is impacting on our children, and adults for that matter the world over, via social media networks and consequently causing issues such as anxiety and depression. Are we self depressing via allowing negative political forces to manipulate our well being and psyche as a nation. American politics seems to have driven its people into financial and personal depression through a brutal political system that has transpired into a competitive game between 2 groups working essentially for the one team, but causing much more destruction than good in the process. Personal victory at any cost to its people collectively is devastating and represented by opposition for the sake of opposing. The opposition in Australia is dangerously following this same pattern. It is fast deteriorating into a self projecting political game, of which our overall wellbeing is peripheral and not the complete focus. Unless Australia and its people respond now to reject this self destructive and negative political game playing, we'll also find ourselves in an undesirable predicament. It's obviously important for political parties to keep each other in check but more important that political parties honestly and genuinely do what is right especially in times like this. Echoing and repetitive mantras are designed to disorientate and consequently cause people to lose their objective bearings. There aren't too many major reforms that have been rolled back or dissolved within Australian politics, especially ones that have been vehemently opposed. It is a case of opposition for the sake of opposing. The GST is an example of the scare mongering, albeit on a lesser aggressive manner. Labour through Keating initially floated the idea but then opposed it when refloated by the liberals. Our politicians generally have the same mindsets but in some instances extremism sneaks in if we allow ourselves to be hoodwinked by negative politicking. Let's not allow this type of politics to cut off our noses to spite our faces.