The Australian people elected a government with a highly questionable, and largely unknown, agenda (apart from promoting the interests of the wealthy) out of disgust with the political games and fear that, without change, things can only get worse. They did not consider that, with change, things can become even worse than before. They forgot about global warming and the fact that without a reasonable environment society and wealth are largely irrelevant. Don’t they care for their children, grandchildren and other creatures who will inhabit this planet in the future? Like most of their leaders they seem to be only interested in the here and now.
Obviously, like in many countries, the majority of the Australian people are not blessed with sufficient education and ability for critical thought to cast their votes wisely. What more can we say?
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Democracy is fine until politicians start using it for their own ends.
Apart from the various political cartons I have on my blog, , , , , ,
, , , , , , I’ve written a few short pieces,,,, this one on climate change . . . . . .
THE FINAL CHAPTER
This is a fictional tale and any relation to persons living today is purely coincidental.
Prince Tony said climate change was “crap”, and he firmly believed any changes in Earth’s climate were not caused by human activity.
He was not concerned in our survival on Earth, as our immediate future did not appear to be at risk.
But he was interested in his own survival and immediate future at the helm of his powerful realm.
For him to survive, he must keep his “Powerful Big Business” friends happy by allowing them to continue polluting at a minimum cost to themselves.
He devised a fiendish plan, a solution for the happiness of his “Powerful Big Business” friends.
He would pay them to pollute.
Their continued pollution would not affect the earth’s climate, contrary to the opinions of the climate scientists who had not yet been arrested and imprisoned.
As the years went by, Prince Tony found it harder to breathe, but he was not worried, as all around him had similar problems.
The food shortages had not troubled him either, for there was enough left to feed those who had not yet drowned in the rising oceans.
He had authorised his “Powerful Big Business” friends to cut down and burn as many trees as they wished, regardless of the naysayers and increasing sand storms.
His “Powerful Big Business” friends suggested he not alarm himself over the eastern skies which became darker each day, as this was a minimal risk factor and would one day disappear.
Yet the dark clouds grew, the sun was rarely seen and people died from the cold whilst others starved to death.
Undeterred, Prince Tony, in his infinite wisdom, increased the taxes to raise more money to pay for his food and warmth.
But no monies came, there were no people left, no “Powerful Big Business”, for all had perished in the climate change which he believed was not of mankind’s making.
. . . . and as the dark clouds sank slowly in the west, our lonely Prince Tony finally realized that climate change was not “crap”, it was his plan which was “crap”.
Prince Tony is a leader of the pathetic Right. Greed, stupidity etc. He only stood for “I want to be Prime Minister, and since he was elected we will all have to pay a terrible price.