Please allow me to quote the famous yet chilling words spoken by Robert Menzies to his fellow Australians at the outbreak of World War 2:
‘It is my melancholy duty to inform you officially that, in consequence of a persistence by Germany in her invasion of Poland, Great Britain has declared war upon her, and that, as a result, Australia is also at war.’
We are again under threat. Not since the Japanese bombing of Darwin and the advancement of the Japanese forces as they swept through our northern neighbours have we faced a greater threat to our country, our freedom and our future. At great cost, we survived the Japanese onslaught but that threat pales in comparison to the destiny that awaits us. We are facing total annihilation, this time from an enemy within and I am forced to borrow those haunting words of Robert Menzies:
It is my melancholy duty to inform you officially that, in consequence of a persistence by Her Majesty’s Opposition and the right-wing media that the sky is going to fall down, we are at civil war.
Do not underestimate their rabid gallantry. Or their cunning.
As we saw in World War 2, preceding any invasion was the flooding of propaganda material aimed at convincing the beleaguered victims that a better life awaits them if they submit peacefully. Mr Abbott has repeatedly warned that our impending torture would be averted if another Federal election could be held before July 1 and the anointed of him as Prime Minister. He failed. We are hence now at war and the right-wing propaganda has begun in earnest.
This morning the first of the propaganda leflets fell from the sky.
Renewable energy targets are adding m ore than $100 a year to household power bills and should face a wholesale review, a key regulator warned as it approved an 18 per cent rise in NSW electricity prices. The price rise sparked immediate outrage from the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which warned business was facing a “perfect storm” as power prices were driven higher by the carbon tax . . . Of the 18.1per cent rise in electricity prices, 8.9 per cent was attributable to the carbon tax.
Brisbane lord mayor Graham Quirk has blamed the carbon price for increasing rates by 1.9 per cent.
Families are in for a larger than predicted power bill shock, with a quarter of households to pay more than $400 extra a year from July 1. And almost half the rise is due to the carbon tax.
The state government needs to increase help to households most exposed to rising power prices, welfare groups have warned, after the pricing regulator yesterday approved double-digit rises for electricity and gas bills from July 1. Part of the increase is due to the carbon tax.
A mechanic already forced to lay off two workers because of increasing costs yesterday lashed out at having to pay hundreds more to keep the lights on and tools working at his business. Corey Siviour from Port Macquarie will pay above the average of $555 extra for a Country Energy small business customer from July 1. Of the 19.7 per cent rise for Country Energy customers, 9.4 per cent is due to the carbon tax and Mr Siviour will not be compensated.
At the time, the government maintained it was because the Liberals had promised to block the corporate tax cut in the Senate because it was supposedly to be paid for by the proceeds of the evil mining tax.
He said when the Rudd Government announced the 40 per cent Resources Super Profits Tax, a more extensive forerunner to the MRRT, orders from mining firms dried up, with none for two months and just one in the third. “When the first (version of the) tax was announced, everything went dead, orders just stopped,” he told The Advertiser.
Meka says government policy read the introduction of the minerals resource rent tax and the carbon tax have turned investors away from Australia.
That’s a lot of propaganda in one morning and I expect it to fall from the sky like heavy rain for the rest of the month.
Mr Abbott, surprisingly, has been very quiet and is no longer seen bravely darting around the battlefront. Maybe he’s staying indoors so the falling sky won’t flatten him. Closer to the truth is that he’s probably run out of targets to ambush. His terror campaign of fronting up to businesses warning them that they’d be ruined unless his ‘occupation’ of The Lodge was achieved peacefully has been ignored. Or maybe he simply ran out of business enterprises to verbally snipe at. Let’s face it, it was a robust and relentless drawn out campaign.
Now his heavily-backed troops in the media have taken up the fight.
Peace can only be achieved when they see Abbott instilled as
dictator leader of this country, when people can afford to switch on their lights, when when mines don’t have to close, when towns won’t be wiped off the map, when butchers, bakers and candle stick makers don’t nail shut their doors, when people can venture outside safe in the knowledge that the sky won’t fall down.
Until that time, we remain at war.
It is my melancholy duty to inform you officially, that, we are undermanned and under resourced . The war is going badly for us. WE NEED MORE TROOPS.