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May 15, 2021

No Forgiveness

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Ballina MP Tamara Smith recently appeared on Bay FM Radio and featured in The Echo.

She was railing against endemic federal government inaction on effective climate change policy, which most of us, who are smart enough to ignore the mountain of misinformation by the climate denying industry, have been doing for a decade or more.

Tamara generously proposed we allow the conservatives some space to do a graceful U-turn, and not to continually berate them.

She is being way too generous. Change is coming anyway and there is nothing the climate denialists can do about it. Private enterprise will drive change with or without government assistance.

Do we just compassionately forgive and forget more than 30 years of total belligerence, arrogance and gross stupidity?

These people, being either conned or financed by the fossil fuel industry, have cost Australia, and the entire world, trillions of dollars and put all of our futures at risk.

Bastardry of this magnitude does not deserve forgiveness – we should continue to rub their noses in the lies they have fallaciously perpetrated.

The Greens cannot remove this government, only the Labor Party can do that. Think and act wisely over the next two years.

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  1. The Labor lot had best start to wake up! We
    have employed brain-dead bludgers for too
    many years & most of us have had a gut
    -full of both parties. I’m all through being
    nice to con-men & women who expect to
    own & control the public. Neither side can
    find their way out of a brown paper-bag.
    Send the buggers to Mars. I do not
    agree with the latest green view either.

  2. The electorate has to wake up! Never confuse a desire for change with willingness in any significant numbers to pay the price. Despite record numbers stating they now want urgent action on climate all any canny politician would need to do is go into broken record mode with a slogan like ‘a great big tax on everything’ or label the opposition leader ‘electricity Bill’ for the masses to scurry back to the conservatives in fright. We want to do the proper thing but never at even $1’s hit to the hip pocket or our lifestyles.

    Labor is totally stymied on this and other issues of principle. We will never have a genuinely reformist party with any chance of electoral success while so many are so blind to long-term costs or so gullible to the scurrilous commentariat.

  3. While ever political parties are sponsored by fossil fuel corporates they’ll continue to support new coal mines and coal fired power stations-their survival depends on it- but humanity may not survive.

    Corporate donations will have stop for democracy to work again. Voters also have a responsibility to start paying attention to what governments’ are actually doing, rather than believing their dishonest spin.

  4. Yes recipients of welfare sure do rely on it louise !
    And humanity, welfare dependants may not
    Survive!! Taxpayer’s can only fund so much
    For wefare louise .


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