posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 07:20 PM
Here in Australia, we now have our carbon tax passed through both houses of Parliament, ready for implementation next year. The Greens/Labor
coalition are ecstatic - I almost broke my TV when I saw them hugging and weeping tears of joy in the Senate when the bill was passed.
We've not even been sold a lemon on this one - it's been forced on us. The Prime Minister stated two days before the election that there would
never be a carbon tax under any government she leads. All because of dirty deals done with the Greens to cling to power. Australians voted against a
carbon tax, and guess what we have now? A carbon tax. Democracy in action. We're the only country in the world to take this on, at a time when the
world economy is about to collapse, and no other country is stupid enough to put their own heads on the blocks. If I was a conspiracy theorist
might think it was a deliberate exercise to destroy the remnants of this great country once and for all.
And now the real evidence is coming out that it's all a hoax. There's an article today in The Australian -
'exaggerated': Science Journal
I wrote to my local member about this, urging her to oppose the carbon tax, and got an arrogant reply basically telling me I was an idiot if I didn't
believe that the tax would save the world. The language used to censor debate in this country is also alarming. If you don't agree with the whole
thing, you are labelled a denier, in an effort to put you in the same boat as holocaust deniers. People aren't interested in debate, they just want
anyone that doesn't agree to shut up and go away, hence the attempts to label those that haven't drunk climate kool aid.
I can only hope people here wake up to this fraud and throw this Government to the wolves at the next election. Then again, with the democracy we
have here, it probably won't change anything, and the Liberal party will find an excuse to keep it in place.
Democracy no longer exists here. It struck me the other day that the old "divide and conquer" strategy has been in use here and in other so-called
democracies for many decades. On the surface, we have two choices - left or right, but in reality they all dance to the same tune. It's all a game
to make sure we think we have control, and keep us in the mindset that we can make a difference. Just as long as we are good little consumers,
everything will be OK...