I, like many others, feel sickened by the extreme right turn this government has taken on our behalf. Asylum seekers mistreated. Trade unions investigated. ‘Too many forests are locked up’ we are told by our great intellectual light T Abbott.
Support for alternative energies or climate action is dropped off the agenda. The biggest coalmine in the southern hemisphere has been approved instead, the sludge ending up 40km from the Barrier Reef Marine Park.
Schools are told to focus on western values, you know, the Greeks, Romans, English and Americans, the real civilisations. The national broadcaster is under attack and urged to be more patriotic. Flags fly everywhere. It’s all ‘for the common good’, we are told.
We are lied to, controlled, robbed. We are insignificant. Bigger things are planned for us. Let’s love each other while it lasts. But let your voice be heard. It is needed. Join the march on March 16.
Carl Cleves, Byron Bay