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April 14, 2021

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021

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Dr Liz Elliott, Billinudgel

Goebbels, Hitler’s propaganda minister, said, ‘Give me control of the nation’s media, and I will convert the people into a herd of pigs’. So that about covers our recent federal election!

A debt-compromised, nervous electorate frightened to rock the boat even if it’s heading for the ecological and financial rocks.

What a shame to think our lovely, ecologically fragile country is to be headed by adversarial fools for another three years!

Expect that financial meltdown, Iranian wars and climate and water disasters will expose our pathetic LNP crew for the hapless, corporate graft-fuelled mob they are.


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5 COMMENTS

  1. Yes, Dr Liz Elliot… & even Machiavelli would
    [I think] rise up against such a fear campaign
    & known exactly where ‘all the flowers’ had
    gone. The Earth is left to save itself or be
    crushed. Nightmare stuff!

    • I think the flowers thing was about a song, and the Italian name I can’t spell a system of control. Eitheir way it’s fluff. Renewable energy will bankrupt the country if not taken in stages. The IPCC has taken to talk about the ‘turning point’ or something. This is a purported Industrial Revolution we haven’t seen since the last. Surely you remember Lawrence’s image of the horse and its rider against the image of the new train. This is that train no different from the last. It bulldozed Spain. And as Toffler predicted the tech just keeps past dating the last. We need to slow a little I think.

  2. Liz,
    Love your post…
    But lets be honest calling everyone names after you didn’t get what you want is a bit like Brexit.
    Everyone is not fools, behaps your just selfish because you did not get your way.

  3. Hi Frank! Caring for a country is definitely not
    ‘selfish’. We are under ‘media control’ since
    80% of our people via social media, TV + Fox
    News + newspapers all carried the scare
    campaign to frighten the hell out of the
    Australian public. Most [on speaking to them
    now] say ‘I just didn’t know what to do’ – or
    ‘I should have done a donkey vote’. What
    was ‘best for the Country’ didn’t take place.
    I don’t appreciate being ‘ruled’ by bullies.
    There was a better way.

  4. Liz Yes totally agree– maybe Independents in both the New South Wales Parliament and The Federal Parliament — spinning out of control– I sort of hope I am still alive to see what happens

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