Sunday, 9 March 2014

State of the Nation

I haven't said much about politics on these pages lately, which should have been rather surprising. Since Tony Abbott and his Liberals (with a capital L, who happen to be the exact opposite of liberals) took charge they seem to actively ruin every good thing they can put their hands on. How come I'm silent? I think I was silent because there is so much crap going on, I'm overwhelmed.
Luckily, I do not need to speak for myself. WA Greens senator Scott Ludlam has done that for me, and done it exceptionally well. So, without further ado, here is what I think of the current state of Australian politics:

To put things in context, Ludlam's speech was made ahead of his upcoming campaign for reelection. Which presents me with a fine opportunity to say why I haven't gone out of my way to support the Pirate Party's ongoing WA senate campaign: I think Ludlam is doing an excellent job, being by far Australia's most important elected official. I think if Ludlam fails to get himself reelected, the results would be tragic to the whole of Australia. Last year's elections have made it very clear his position is on the line. Therefore, I think it makes more sense for the Pirate Party to stand behind this candidate, no matter how green he may be (which, in my opinion, is not bad to begin with), rather than compete with him.

Back to the original topic at hand, another Green - you may have heard of him, his name is Bob Brown - published an article to counter Tony Abbott's famously dumb "loggers are the ultimate conservationists" speech. Have a read of Brown's words on The Guardian here.

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