So this is what we have sunk to – a Prime Minister who wants us all to be quiet and, if we don’t, he’ll make us.
He doesn’t want us to talk about his government’s woeful record on greenhouse gas emissions. He doesn’t want us to talk about reefs dying and rivers drying up and mass extinctions. He doesn’t want us to choose ethical investments in sustainable industries.
He wants to bully insurance companies into insuring unviable projects and he wants banks to lend money to uncommercial ventures. He wants to make our superannuation funds invest in what will inevitably become stranded assets.
The idea that one would get their investment advice from the likes of mummy’s boy Matt Canavan is hilarious.
But when our PM directly threatens us with retaliation if we speak out, it stops being funny.
Morrison vowed to outlaw the “indulgent and selfish” practices of environmental groups who campaign against Australian businesses that work with companies and industries they are opposed to, such as coal.
Oh yeah? How? You can’t tell us what to invest in or buy. You can’t stop us from sharing information about the business practices of different companies. You can’t stop companies from legitimately pursuing ethical and sustainable practice as a commercial advantage.
It is not “radical activism” to be concerned about our deteriorating environment. We are fighting for our survival.
You are not the Messiah, Scott. You are just a very inadequate ad man who elbowed his way to the front over the fallen bodies of your colleagues in the roller derby of Australian politics.
And if you think you can shut us up, you are sadly mistaken.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
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