By Andrew Chambers
This is a party that governs by decree, not with popular, ongoing public support. That is evident with 60 straight poll losses yet they’re still pushing hard for deeply aggressive cuts to environmental protection, welfare, civil rights of freedom of expression, freedom of association and personal privacy. (This is by no means a definitive list of the attacks against a civic society).
At the same time this government continues to persecute refugees as an act of deterrence while spending billions more imposing a naval blockade to our north and actively bombing in the Middle East.
They are militarising politics and the economy, building large and unwarranted standing armies of both private and state security, not against any direct threat but against any threat to executive power.
All of this while orchestrating trade deals that empower corporations with sovereign rights far in excess of any other individual who share the same rights of sovereignty.
Tax laws that are written to be punitive for all but those for whom it was intended, thanks to the artful fiction of the legislation written and promoted by their own accountancy/consultancy firms.
Finally, the cherry on the cake, to say one great big moving thanks for all the millions that went into electing the LNP – tax cuts for the already fabulously wealthy few, paid out with directorships and ambassadorial postings.
That came close to happening thanks to Pauline and her trade in the flesh of a few lucky apprentices, what, one 3 year-round?
By all means check out my story of the ongoing plunder of Australia, well everyone, but the tiny minority of very sick people who will never be happy until they’ve won the internal battle raging in their angry little world.
That’ll never happen and we’ll all keep paying the price as they suck up as much wealth as they can, avoid all taxes and pervert our government – the libertarian agenda.
That’s a cold, dead world.
This opinion piece was written by Andrew Chambers who believes we don’t live in a democracy, but we can, by a simple choice. You can read more from Andrew on his site, Democracy Earth.