Now we’ve got Cate Blanchett telling us to back the stupid carbon dioxide tax. The Oscar-winning actress (unlike Al Gore, she at least deserved that gong) has appeared in a new commercial designed to make us agree to impose such a disasterous tax on ourselves. There’s Michael Caton telling us that its going to help clean up our air (that’s just about ruined The Castle for me; if that were possible). Once again we have carbon dioxide depicted as a black, thick, smoggy substance. A blatant lie.
What’s gotten people angry though is that someone as well off a Blanchett is telling us to accept a massive cost of living hike. It is insulting to the average Australian.
It is a naive assumption that she holds which is embraced by most people who worry about global warming. That is that “action”, no matter what it is, will make a difference. In reality, it is all pain and no gain, even if one believes in the greenhouse crisis. The carbon dioxide tax is simply unjustifiable from any rational perpsective. Say no Australia.