Forgive me if l savour the moment.
Saturday's Australian Liberal Party's improbable election victory is a lesson for those who treat the common man with contempt. Yet unfortunately, l doubt that those who should learn from the experience have the capacity to do so.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Tony Abbott, having endured one of the dirtiest battles of the campaign fighting insurmountable odds in an unsuccessful effort to retain his own seat, showed what real character was about when he graciously accepted defeat.
He probably made the most incisive observation of the night when he stated that "there had been a political realignment!" He could not have spoken a truer word.
To political junkies like myself, the similarity between this election and the most recent US version could not have been more stark.
In both cases, the victor achieved a remarkable result against all predictions simply because they appealed to the forgotten people of the other side. Actually, that is an inept description of the voters who had been contemptuously dismissed as being of no consequence in a plan that ignored them. They are decent, intelligent, proud Australians who simply wanted a fair go! You can't be more Aussie than that.
In America, Hillary Clinton paid the price when her historically rock solid Democratic "brush belt" firewall went on mass for Trump who simply acknowledged their existence and promised to make their lives that much better then set about doing it.
Although, l'm not into predictions, my guess is that it may be generations before those betrayed, "taken for granted" voters in both countries return to their traditional roots - if they ever do!
The Australian scene on Saturday seemed to be a re-run of the United States turn around and predictably, for the exact same reasons.
Barack Obama and Malcom Turnbull had many things in common but the striking similarity was their propensity for smooth talking on the world scene giving the appearance of being leaders of substance but when it came to the crunch, their favourite position was to be as far away from the action or the fallout of their inaction as possible.
Therein lay the seeds for the mistrust and the final evaporation of support that characterised an examination of their respective legacies. In the end they were both seen as hollow men, consumed by their own self importance and incapable of or unwilling to understand the daily battle in the lives of those expected to make the real sacrifices.
The main focus of the Labour campaign was to demonstrate a superior climate change policy - at least one that would appeal to the other delusional national and international groups who could personally afford the indulgence of their hysterical, irrational plans for mitigating the effects of often unproven theory.
In the process of implementing their plans, if they ever got the chance to do so, the burden of suffering would land squarely on those least able to survive this bizarre, unnecessary flight of fancy.
So in the event, those who were expected to carry the can for the elite's dancing on a pin head literally told their political overlords to "piss off" and voted for the other side.
Simply really and totally understandable.
I suspect that there is also a lesson here for our own politicians if they continue on their merry way, hell bent on implementing their crazy, worthless, totally destructive zero carbon trip that will have absolutely no affect on the levels of CO2 in the planet's atmosphere.
Clive Bibby is a commentator, consultant, farmer and community leader, who lives in Tolaga Bay.