Fighting Democracy

The Gillard government celebrated a great victory yesterday. Normally when politicians achieve such a victory it is against powerful lobby groups, opposing ideologies, vocal minorities and parliamentarians on the other side of the house. These victories establish their image as strong-willed people with limitless leadership skills. On this occasion however, the government achieved a victory over the Australian people. When Gillard and Rudd embraced yesterday, it was to celebrate their triumph over Australians. While politicians do not wish to appear weak, in the face of such massive public disapproval, they must take a step back. It is how a democracy is supposed to work. Going against the overwhelming wishes of the Australian people such as this serves only to demonstrate their disrespect for the electorate. It is not only an insult to the two-thirds of Australians who oppose the carbon tax, it is a stupid political move because, guess what? There’s an election around the corner. Whether we have to wait six months or two years, the Australian people have long memories. They may have won this battle, but we shall win the war.


About Climate Nonconformist

Hi, I'm the climatenonconformist (not my real name), and I am a global warming skeptic, among the few in generation Y. With Australia facing the prospect of a carbon tax, we need to be asking the simple question; where is the evidence that our emissions are causing any dangerous warming?
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2 Responses to Fighting Democracy

  1. Marek Kiera says:

    I really hope people have long memories. The worse outcome could be complacency (now that the tax is in) and Rudd as PM giving Tony Abbot a run for his money and possibly winning the next election. On a related topic: in the eyes of the rest of the world, how embarrassing for us – silly ‘ol Aussies falling for the climatism hoax.

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