Carbon tax: There is as yet no credible or clear scientific proof that man-made carbon emissions affect climate. It is a belief built out of speculation, wild assumptions and circulated by the press. Like the “emperor’s new clothes” it is not real, which has led to the whole debate on environment and ecosystems.
Mr Torbay: His defection to the ranks of the National Party is indeed a total sell-out of the independent movement, worse than Mr Windsor who has lost considerable support (for all the wrong reasons), but still remains an independent. Is Mr Torbay a statesman like “Black Jack” McEwan or a career politician? Country Party or Country Liberal?
Petrol prices: The ACCC is exactly what it is meant to be. “Toothless”, as are most other regulatory and peak bodies who only come to the fore when there is a chance to destroy Australian-owned industry and development.
Foreign ownership of Australia: The senator reports only of agricultural land, however total ownership is more relative. A map of Australia gives the impression that China owns almost as much as all other nations put together, followed by the Middle East. In actual fact the US and the UK are by far the greatest investors in Australia, with China running about 20th behind NZ. Why are we to ship up anti-Chinese sentiment against our biggest trading partner, along with the Middle East? Is this why we are welcoming a massive build-up of US military bases, equipment and personnel? Why do we want to trade bombs when we can trade biscuits?
The senator goes on to say the Nats supports foreign investment. Under a Hamilton-Cory Credit System and a Glass Steagall-type regulation of banking, coupled with a national bank we have no need for foreign investment. We can build all our infrastructure and develop our nation and in the process create millions of productive jobs. Not to be held to ransom by the big bankers as is in Europe.
Coles and Woolies behave like bullies: Hilmers National Competition Policy of free trade, free market and deregulation has led to the catchy little line above. The bullies were created to absolutely gut Australia. We have moved from the second most industrialised nation (end of WWII) to a giant quarry, basic exporter, with almost no secondary industry, crumbling infrastructure, galloping real inflation, unemployment, debt and social unrest.
So the question I ask of Senator John Williams, and all elected personnel, is: What are you and your parties going to do about it? Will you continue to support the empire and its bankers, or will you support your nation and its citizens? Will you rebuild this nation or let it die, along with the people who entrust their future in you at each election?
If not, then why are we asked to vote? At this point we move from being a responsible democratic
system to an imperial dictatorship.
Will we develop or die?