I really think we need one about now. A whopping big revolution where the masses tell the politicians once and for all that they are fed up to the back teeth with the way they have trashed the country and it’s people and this is especially so here in Australia where the current useless excuse of a government has imposed a carbon tax of all things!
Like that’s going to achieve anything! Australians as a whole did not want it, fought against it and lost because some idiot thought it was a good idea and here we are now, stuck with an extra tax that we can’t afford. Okay, so technically it is not a tax, it is an added expense for companies that are required to purchase carbon credits but it just ends up as another “tax” on the general population because these companies, not wanting to see their huge profits diminish are passing the cost on to the next guy, who then passes it on again and so it goes on until it hits the man on the street who has no one to pass it on to, hence he pays it many times over (on his gas bill, his electricity bill, at the petrol pump, in the supermarket and at various other places) and this ludicrous government we have at the moment claim it’s not going to impact much on us at all. Who do they think they are kidding?
So far, bands of people protesting, bad press and growing bad feeling nationally have done nothing to persuade the pompous fools in Canberra that the carbon tax is a putrid idea so we need to step it up a notch. Now, history shows that those in power tend to ignore the backlash from a very unpopular law until it comes crashing over the walls in the form of an extremely angry mob, bristling with weapons, murderous intent and a lot of bad feeling. It is usually at this point (unless they are really, really stupid) that the penny drops and they begin to realise that possibly the population has reached saturation point and have taken their dissatisfaction to a whole new level! Funny that.
Now doesn’t that thought give you goosebumps…but in a good way? Maybe that’s what we need to do here? Storm the bastions of power and let them know in no uncertain terms that we Do Not Want A Carbon Tax! I can’t help wondering what would happen if the companies being slugged with having to buy the carbon credits just refused to do so. What could the government really do about that? Fine them all? Shut them all down? What if they refused to pay the fines and refused to close their doors? What could the government do etc…?
The thing is, we all need to step up to the plate here and do something concrete and I guess that’s where I started thinking revolution. It’s an interesting fantasy anyway but we really do need to do something because what this government has done to us ever since it came into power is just digraceful and should not be allowed to go on. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way and so far, of all the people I have spoken to, only one has agreed with the introduction of the carbon tax (but I showed great restraint and did not force his hybrid car down his throat).
Meanwhile, back to the Revolution! Someone hand me a club and a pitchfork!