We’re optimistic – but not as much as Iraqis (The Glass House 5/4/06)

Australians are among the most optimistic nations – 61% of Australians feel their personal financial situation will improve. In other words 39% of Australians feel that this is as good as it gets. And we’re the optimists!

65% of Iraqis felt that their personal situation would improve. And that includes the suicide bombers.

65% of Iraqis are optimistic about their future. I guess when you’ve got 60% unemployment, no water or electricity, and your whole family’s just been blown to pieces, the only way is up…

Many Iraqis and Afghans felt their personal financial situation would improve, now that they’ve lost all those financially-draining family members.

Australians were fairly positive: positive that everything was fucked.

Australians in general thought that their personal economic situation would improve – when they win Tattslotto.

Australians are less optimistic about the world’s future than their country’s. Yeah, in the future the planet is this black barren wasteland, with one island paradise… “Where the bloody hell are ya? Oh, you’re all dead. Hey, Shazza – we won’t need those extra prawns.”

Australians are less optimistic about the world’s future than their country’s. Yeah, in the future the planet is this black barren wasteland, with one island paradise… “We won! In your face, England! How dya like them ashes!”

Australians are very optimistic about Australia’s future, but not so optimistic about Iraq’s…

We’re very optimistic about the future; with workplace reforms, we won’t have to worry about our annoying little jobs, with global warming we won’t have to worry about our annoying little species, and with the escalating war on terror, we won’t have to worry about our annoying little lives.

We’re very optimistic about the future; with no jobs, environment, or human rights, we’ll have nothing left to worry about.

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