As the Convoy of No-confidence hit Canberra today, we have witnessed the righteous anger of thousands of Aussie battlers at the outright incompetence of this government and their lack of respect for those they serve. I’m reminded of another Aussie battler, from the iconic film, The Castle. Darryl Kerrigan, played by Michael Caton (yes, I’m aware of the irony), was pushed around by the government, and some powerful businessmen, who tried to claim his property. It is a film that has provided us with some of the best quotes of all time.
The convoy is circling a petition, demanding a double-dissolution election. It’s fair enough, considering the prime minister retained power on a lie and is now forcing a carbon tax on an electorate who do not want it. While no part of the constitution prevents a PM from lying to the country (though there is a “vibe”), given the extent of this one, I’d say we apply “the law of bloody common sense”.
These are the people who Labor and the Greens attempt to demonise as extremists. Bob Brown calls them whingers. The more they persist with this disgraceful tactic however, the more the ostracise ordinary Australians, who have had it up to here with this government. I wish the convoy best of luck for the remainder of the protest (and in getting back home). Tell Julia she’s “dreaming”.