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Metgasco back for revenge

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Like the Black Death, Metgasco is returning to our region to teach us tree-hugging anarchists who is boss.

Still smarting from its last attempts to force coal seam gas on an unwilling population, the company is back for revenge and this time they have support.

Deep inside the führerbunker in Canberra, plans are afoot to bring us into line. We must learn that important decisions are not ours to make.

Our opinions don’t count and nor does our vote. We must learn to keep our place in the pyramid of life and accept our position as the substrata upon which more important people stand.

Imaging we have the brains to understand complex things like fracking is ridiculous. Likewise, it is folly to think we have the right to interfere with the massive, short-term gains that will be made at our expense.

Neither the government nor their corporate bum-buddies are accountable to us (or anyone) and all this talk of democracy was never intended to be taken seriously.

Letting us vote every three years while keeping us inoculated in the meantime on a healthy dose of recreational pursuits is a blessing.

We should all be grateful to have flat-screen TVs and a cold tinny to keep us happy.

When the Black Death returns, sorry Metgasco, we will be reminded that war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength.

Medieval Europe eventually realised the plague was carried by rats, yet in the modern age we are rapidly learning such calamities can be transmitted by other means.

In this brave new corporate age, environmental disasters are born of silence and compliance.

R J Poole, Lismore


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