Tuesday, April 14, 2015
How a new kind of politician might improve our lives
Dear Mike and Tony,
With the help of a few Tokyo city transport images to make this post a little eye-catching, I wish to share with you both that in my opinion neither of you are capable of leading us in either a state capacity (Mike) or a national capacity (Tony).
First, I wish to point out that Climate Change is no longer a matter for debate but one demanding urgent attention, and now more than ever we need leaders capable of meeting this crisis head on.
I am afraid your 'busines-as-usual-dig-baby-dig' approach is neither appropriate nor useful, and your pandering to fossil fuel industries renders you both redundant.
INFRASTRUCTURE and MINING are not requisites for successful government yet with you two we can only look forward to:
$$$ More mindless Road Building projects
$$$ More CSG, fracking and coal mines (cf. #myplace #HunterValley)
$$$ Less Public Transport (cf. #myplace #HunterValley #Newcastle)
... as well as
$$$ More multi-national tax avoidance
$$$ More GST
$$$ More TPPs
Whilst it seems to have slipped your attention, the tables have been turned and you now both play junior lobbyist roles for Big Corpa, not leadership ones.
Granting AGL the ability to flare volatile organic compounds within close proximity to homes and a dairy was always going to be madness as was approving a plan to mine the Breeza Plains ... are you kidding ... Australia's food bowl?
Seriously if we've got any chance of survival we need a new kind of politician who recognises that our lives and our planet are wild and need treasuring.
We need a new kind of politician who recognises the imperative to fight Climate Change and the need to reject those who fund its denial.
We need a new kind of politician who encourages 'public moderation' amongst Australians and who fosters municipal generosity; one who eschews the big end of town in order to give the other end of town that much touted 'fair go'.
Articulate and approachable, our new kind of politician will understand that favouring moneyed Big Corpa over the ordinary Australian is corrupt ...
... and our new kind of politician will declare war on the current system that has trapped us into ruining our country.
Oh yes, this new kind of politician will be prepared to listen to our murmurings, our rumblings.
Needless to mention we also need a politician who recognises Australian bicycle helmet law for the $$$ Sexist/Racist crap that it is (and perpetuates).
I'm sorry, boys ... but we just don't need you.
Please turn the lights out as you leave.
(cross posted to Freedom Cyclist Blog)