DR DAVID PASCOE WRITES ABOUT THE NASCAR AWARD – AND WHY WE CHOOSE TO STICK IT UP THE POLITICIANS
That we’re throwing lollies in the playground and that it’s just not nice. Sarcastic and nasty and horrible, in fact. They suggest that we need to go back to being nice about everyone (except the banks) so they don’t have to choke on their wheat-bix every morning.
Well, in the grand tradition of Private Eye and Spectator and a few other great satirical magazines, we can assure you that we are never going to play nice. We are going to tell the truth.
If it was good enough for the Washington Post back in the days when Bernstein and Woodward has a hunch about a certain American President and were backed up by their editor Ben Bradlee, then its good enough for us.
Well, here’s the thing. We happen to know what this Seeney / Newman Government has really done to the people of Queensland.
They’ve lost their rights – minor things like the rights of ownership, the rights to object to having a mine put on their farm, their basic human rights to water, which is rapidly being stolen from them (google galilee mining and artesian basin if you don’t want to believe us ) and the fact anyone west of the Great Divide is earmarked for eventual extermination (google regional growth in Queensland if you don’t want to believe us) .
It’s only the voters in the South East Corner that will elect the next State Government – so they rest of us might as well just bugger off.
In the meantime, we’d like to assure you that we were equally nasty about the Bligh Government and the wanton destruction they had caused right across Queensland – but most of all, in the bush where nobody could see it – and nobody was ever going to report it, thanks to certain political relationships with certain Corporate Media.
But you don’t know that because we weren’t running a public Facebook page at the time.
So here’s a little surprise for you. We don’t really dislike the LNP or the Labor Party at all.
There are some very good and decent and hardworking people in both parties that went into politics for all the right reasons.
There are still a few of them left in there battling away. They are mostly powerless and voiceless and deeply frustrated at what they know is happening, and we salute them.
The real problem we have, however, is with the party system – and the fact that the backroom of both parties in controlled by faceless Corporations and a handful of extremely rich individuals who, though their massive party donations and influence, are effectively the real puppeteers of politics.
So here’s the brutal truth: the politicians elected to represent the party do not have the freedom to vote according to their conscience or their community wishes if that happens to be in conflict with the party policy.
And who shapes the party policy? Well, you guessed it.
So those politicians who do vote against ‘party policy’ are eventually ‘brought into line’ or worse, simply disendorsed by the Party.
With this kind of behaviour, the party has no self-regulation in its policy decision making because it is controlled by the back room boys.
What they want is what is good for them – and not necessarily good for the people of Australia, or good for Queensland as the case may be.
And what the backroom power brokers are doing with their craven lust for power and money – and what is good for their corporation – is simply destroying our people, our communities and our very way of life.
We are writing this info for one single reason: not because we want some fancy life in politics in the flash pinstriped suit with the big white Comm car and people bowing and calling us Sir.
On the contrary, we want to see our State being run by its people – for its people.
We want to see truth and fairness in government again, we want to see basic process practised in government again, we want to see an end to the mining mates scandals and the unforgivable acts of corruption that are now regarded as perfectly normal behaviour.
We want to see our people prosper and grow – and most of all, we want to see our young people have real jobs again.
Right now, Queensland has the highest youth unemployment rate in Australia – and we happen to know they are now secretly planning to import cargo loads of cheap Chinese, Indian and Korean labour for the mines and sneak them in to isolated airports in the middle of the night – and right behind our backs.
We cannot allow Governments to run two rules in this state – one rule for the rich and one rule for the rest of us. That’s not what democracy is all about – and that’s not what Queensland is all about.
We cannot continue to stand back and watch our people being destroyed and treated as badly as they are being treated right now.
We have worked with an large team of brilliant and dedicated Australians who love their country and love their state so much they have devoted nearly every available hour in trying to save it.
The evidence they have turned up about what has really gone on here is truly devastating for the long term welfare of our state.
And in the case of Queensland, our investigative teams first needed to expose what has happened here before they can even begin to try to save it.
Well, we have news for Premier Newman and all his mining mates: this is NOT a mining state – THIS IS A PEOPLE STATE.
And we will stand up for our people – no matter what it takes.
So step up and come on board.
It’s only 21 days before an election that will decide the fate of the Queensland we love.
We have a lot of work to do.
Photos: some Nascar driver doing the Nascar thing above! (at least he is wearing who really sponsors him – unlike our politicians!)
What can I say about the photo below? Hmmm This who is the sponsor and who the LNP really work for. Not the people of QLD
ITS NASCAR NEWMAN!
THE BIG MAN STEPS OUT WITH HIS SPONSORS DISPLAYED.
IT’S JUST GREAT TO SEE HOW THE CORPORATES REALLY GET BEHIND THEIR MAN.
WE CAN-DO ANY DEAL YOU WANT.
(our thanks to the wild team)
Special credits: thanks to Graham McConnell for a brilliant idea.
This is an independent we all need in all our electorates Peter Wellington