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May 9, 2021

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Be afraid, be very afraid!

Lock your doors and board up your windows – the Dark Greens are coming!

The rumour mill in Byron seems to have been in overdrive lately.

The latest conspiracy theory doing the rounds is that there is an unelected ‘Dark Green’ cabal who are secretly calling the shots in Byron Shire.

They have a secret Maoist agenda to take Byron Bay back to the dark ages of development moratoriums and an agricultural / hunter gatherer utopia.

They will say NO to everything, and cause a State Government takeover or forced amalgamation of Byron Shire.

Apparently I am one of the ringleaders of this cabal and the Community Alliance for Byron Shire is just a front for my China-style communist / capitalist fusion agenda. I was as surprised as anyone to learn the depth of my own unscrupulous plans.

We live in Byron Shire, so a good conspiracy theory goes a long way and the more far-fetched and ridiculous, the better. Social media will do the rest.

So lock your doors everyone. The Dark Green Bogeymen and Bogeywomen are coming to get you. The only ones to save you will be the Real Estate, Tourism and Property Development Industries. After all, they would never act in their own self-interest.

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