I had to laugh (wryly) upon reading the letter by Milton Cater (‘Save Bangalow’) who says the proposed Bangalow factory complex will ‘lower the tone’ of Bangalow and that the 400 postulated jobs will be taken by ‘revhead westies’. Hilarious. Snobbism much!
However I wasn’t just laughing at Milton; I was laughing at myself and all the people everywhere who think they can stop others from encroaching on their ‘sacred space’, disturbing the amenity and ‘lowering the tone’.
Mine goes something like this: ‘OMG the roaring traffic on Coolamon Scenic Drive between Ocean Shores and Mullumbimby shouldn’t be allowed — trucks, vans, motorbikes, 4WDs in the middle of the road and oh those young Ocean Shores revheads in their hotted up cars: the noise! the pollution! They don’t belong on this narrow winding back-road when there is a perfectly adequate route between Ocean Shores and Mullumbimby that takes about the same amount of time. They’re ruining the road, jeopardising wildlife and destroying the peace and quiet of this rural area.’
Yes Milton, I wish these people would ‘get real’ and use a more reasonable route, ‘elevating’ the countryside instead of ‘destroying it’ (quote quote and quote). But I’m not holding my breath, and neither should you.
M Morgan, Mullumbimby