13 November 2019
The Hon. Scott Morrison
You and your government friends have been elected into government, not power, as much as people like to use that term, as representative of the Australian people. That means you are there and acting by our grace, not the grace of any god or other fictitious being. We put you there, and we can remove you. The Queen can do that too you know, and though she’s a frail old thing, I wouldn’t put it past her if enough of us start yelling.
I also wish that people would stop calling ALL politicians leaders. Sure there are and have been some, but it’s clearly not a universal trait that comes with the keys to the big house. Most party politicians are puppets, of business, of unions or some other factions.
You see, you’re not the Bishop in a large Catholic community, nor are you the Admiral or Captain of a defence force. You’re not a CEO or an Entrepreneur. You’re not the captain of the footy team or the school headmaster, you are a public servant. When you cease to serve the public, you are nothing. My contention is that you have reached that position. As a public servant you are bound to do what the public desires you to do. There is NO mandate for you to have an opinion, or make decisions you ‘think’ are correct. You and your mates are speakers of our opinions and our requirements because, for the moment, it’s a bit hard for all of us to vote on every piece of legislation. That’s coming, but we’re not quite there yet. Personally I’d like that day to come sooner, but we’ll see. I am working on some theories in that direction as we speak.
Now I know that you and your mates have lots of buddies in the fossil fuel businesses. I also know and understand that much of Australia’s prosperity has traditionally come from digging stuff up and flogging it overseas, so it is kind of obvious that you’d like to keep doing that. I’m sure Nokia would like to still be selling 6110’s and Kodak their film cameras and services, but you know what, the world moved on a bit and made them redundant. You’re probably next to be honest.
If we want this country to prosper into the next century, and I do, then we need to take hard calls and make brave decisions. Forget fossil fuels for a start, that game is done. It’s now just a question of who’s going to get left without a piece of coal to sit on when the music stops.
We have a unique and powerful opportunity to catch up and then lead the world in Energy technologies. We have the raw materials, we have the climate. Hell we even have some people who are not completely stupid who could make some of this happen. Those CSIRO boys have been known to show an IQ point or two in the past.
We have an opportunity to be involved in the space race. We have some pretty good open areas in the country which can be used for launches, tracking, testing etc.
We have the opportunity to be a great test bed for new transport technologies. We have space and distance in abundance. Where is our test Hyperloop ? Why are we not pushing technologies for this. There’s long been the discussion about fast trains between Sydney and Melbourne, but we could potentially even leap frog that to the new game. Imagine a Hyperloop service from Sydney to Perth. At 1200 km/h that’s under 3 hours each way. Being more efficient than the current farcical loading and unloading of passenger jets, that’s a similar fully elapsed time of flying between Sydney and Melbourne.
Yes, I know we need to keep the Economy running TODAY in order to achieve the new reality, but that’s the job. The job isn’t propping up the status quo forever. Keeping things running is what we call “business as usual” it’s the job we give to people who are capable, but not overly bright. The bright ones are here to work out where to next, how, how much, where do we get the money etc.
I think, to quote one my esteemed clients, “you’re so busy pulling people out of the canal you haven’t got the time to walk 300 metres upstream to see who’s throwing them in !”.
Almost everything we do in our day to day lives is based on scientific proof and associated developments. We all intrinsically believe and understand the science processes and how they contribute to our well being and advancement. Somehow you don’t think that applies to climate science and the associated recommendations for remediation. I don’t know why, but i assume it’s not news you like, so you and that orange flavoured mate of yours label it fake news and keep digging holes to stick your heads in. That’s the behaviour I expect from a child, not an elected representative. Getting back to that point, has your government (or should I say OUR government as it not yours at all) got a solid understanding of how many of the community believe climate change is real ? Have you asked ? Are you going to ? If not, why not ?
What do you think the purpose of OUR government actually is ? I’m not sure we’re in complete agreement here to be frank. You seem a bit fixated on a small percentage of what I think a government should be doing, i.e managing the broader economy. I think there’s a lot of other stuff we expect (well I do anyway)
- Manage the Economy (including making sure it exists in 50 years time)
- Ensure the health and longevity of the population including the underprivileged
- Encourage innovation and competitive global participation in same
- Minimise government waste and maximise government efficiency
- Maximise incentives to small business and reduce red tape which interferes with innovation and employment
- Encourage the development, directly or indirectly, of suitable economic and social infrastructure
- Look after the planet FFS
- Maximise well-being either through employment, UBI or other means.
- Allow our country to participate as a World Citizen.
Perhaps you should go on a working vacation to the Shaky Isles and spend some time with Jacinta. Sure that’ll be a challenge and you might have to justify some of your present thinking with her. I think it would be good for you (and for us). If nothing else we need a break from you pretending to be the all powerful headmaster. And you getting away from a few of the other loonies is a good idea as well.
Now I know, and you know that our system of government is 100% flawed and broken and it needs to be changed. That needs a wholesale rewrite of the constitution and some innovation of its own. Not simple I grant you, and like to be the cause of lots of calls to 2GB. It’s kind of important though as anyone who’s had the patience, and nerve to sit through question time realises the absolute waste of time , space, money and intellect that the present system is trying to prop up. A bit like the fossil fuel game really. Dinosaurs.
So if you’re content with continuing to be a dinosaur burning dinosaur fuels, and destroying what’s left of the planet so you can continue to sit around with your mates and chat about lefties and greenies and people who give a shit being crazy, I’ve got a recommendation for you. Log onto your favourite online movie hire site (and perhaps in your case pop down to Video Ezy) and get a hold of V for Vendetta. Pop it on the tele and watch it. At least twice. Maybe it’s fiction, who knows.
Just so you know, I don’t have a beard, and I don’t live in a commune. I’m not vegan (although i do see the point) and I’m currently sitting on the top floor of a skyscraper in Sydney in the office of my company (which I own). I make a very good living and pay a shed load of tax, as do most the companies I own and run. We provide good employment for our staff who earn good wages and also pay a shed load of tax, you’re welcome ! I think you’re complacent, dumb, arrogant and missing the point. I’m sorry to be blatantly rude but the deal is you’re not doing your job to my satisfaction and if you worked here like that, well, you wouldn’t. So I think it’s time we spoke to your boss (Lizzie) and had you removed. It’s for the best really.
To be 100% clear here, I’ve almost always voted Liberal (or at least made a concerted effort to not vote labour) in elections (at least Federal ones) as I don’t think the other guys are any better, different, bit no better. So when I say we’ve put you there I’m speaking from a position of authority. It’s become the case in Australia that knowing who not to vote for is the easy decision. It seems governments are formed when everyone else falls over and the last few standing grab the prize.
There will be a day, when we’ll look back on this and wonder, how the hell we left you goons there for so long. I know it’s because the alternatives are completely unpalatable.