Category Archives: Agenda 2030
No order out of chaos
by staff writers
Allowing weddings with only five guests and funerals with 10 mourners are among the police state orders issued by Prime Minister Scott Morrison in a national broadcast tonight. His wide-ranging contradictory edict has excluded schools where many hundreds of kids assemble each day. He said all schools will remain open to function primarily as child minding centres for medical staff, other emergency services workers and parents who have to go to work.
Family barbeques, house parties, church services and outside gatherings have all been banned under sweeping, unprecedented policies formulated at a federal Cabinet meeting Tuesday night.
Real estate auctions and open house inspections also will end.
There have been more than 343,000 global Covin 19 infections resulting in 14,000 deaths. Australia has recorded 8 deaths from 2136 confirmed cases so far.
The Liberal government supports four states closing their borders to all but essential services such as freight and vital jobs. Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory have closed their borders and Queensland will be closed off on Thursday. Notably three are Labor states.
Air and train services are almost non-existent and interstate travel will be prevented by closed borders. The PM has mooted this new way of life could be in force for at least six months.
These dramatic policies come on the heels of an escalating death rate across the world allegedly caused by the Covin-19 virus which investigations show was developed in the UK, sent to Canada for invigorating as a bio-weapon then stolen by two Chinese scientists working at the Canadian lab and taken to Wuhan in China.
Wuhan is one of China’s first smart cities smothered exclusively by the 5G network.
The government has developed a ‘social distancing’ regime of 1.5 metres to prevent close contact between persons in public and private. How couples can perform in conjugal activities and adhere to social distancing have not yet been included in the massive crackdown.
Persons hoarding essential items such as food, baby milk or even scarce toilet paper then on-selling overseas will be prosecuted, the PM said.
The government expects nearly 1 million sacked workers, small business operators and others displaced by Covin-19 to apply for assistance from Centrelink.
Today Cairnsnews was told that Centrelink has advised emergency assistance applicants not to expect any financial assistance for at least three weeks. A young girl who was laid off from a private administrative position on Monday said she had $200 in the bank and could not survive for three weeks without financial help.
Queues at main Centrelink offices were up to 500 metres long today, some waiting for 6 or seven hours without managing to get an interview. The numbers became so large that police had to intervene at some locations.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Brendan Murphy speaking alongside the PM said it was imperative people observed social distancing to prevent the virus from spreading any further.
“We are going to have to change the way we interact as human beings for some time,” Dr Murphy stated.
“These measures are draconian.
“In life threatening circumstances we might have to take even stricter measures.”
by staff writers
Martial law has begun in Queensland under the pretext of keeping a moderately dangerous flu virus out of Aboriginal communities. The huge land mass of Cape York Peninsula has been closed off to visitors.
Police roadblocks are in place at Mt Carbine at the southern entrance to Cape York, another west of Chillagoe to keep vehicles from heading to Kowanyama aboriginal community at the bottom of Cape York and another at Lakeland to keep vehicles from entering Cooktown and Hopevale Aboriginal community.
Airline Skytrans, which is owned by football legend Jonathon Thurston and NSW-based Rex Airlines which service Cape York and Torres Strait have all but closed down.
No aircraft are flying into the Northern Peninsula Area and with the road access closed by floodwater at the Wenlock River the NPA communities are effectively closed to the world. Goods are being shipped in by state government-owned Sea Swift barges from Cairns.
The economic loss to all businesses and Aboriginal communities on Cape York from the absence of tourists right at the start of the tourist season will be astronomical. At its Weipa mine Rio Tinto last week shut down production and stood down employees for an indefinite period due to a lack of ships to transport quarry material, eg. bauxite, to China and other countries.
Few domestic planes are flying into Cairns and international flights have ceased. Cairns has lost 100 per cent of its tourist industry and the economic loss will oversee mass bankruptcies across the region. No amount of government subsidies and handouts will enable the majority of these small businesses to survive.
In 12 months time a recovered China will step into Cairns and en masse swoop on every stricken or shut down business and end up owning the lot. Not a wimper will be heard from the China sycophants of the ALP/LNP duopoly.
What are dumbed-down Australians going to do about it? Vote for tweedle dee instead of tweedle dumb?
There may be no state or federal elections for several years.
This is what happens after a generation of treacherous party politicians has sold out Australian manufacturing and real estate to China and Asia.
Will these politicians be caught up in Trump’s snare?
A knee-jerk decision by the State Labor Government to implement a blanket shut down of all Queensland ports to foreign ships until they go through a two-week quarantine period could see North Queensland lose millions of dollars from the local live export industry.
Katter’s Australian Party (KAP) MPs have called out Maritime Safety Queensland’s (MSQ’s) decision, which will exclude all foreign ships from pilotage areas at Queensland ports until 14 days has elapsed since leaving their last international port due to concerns over COVID-19, as an over-reach.
It follows discussions today between the KAP and Townsville feedlot and export operator Py Porter, who manages Kellys Yards, Queensland Livestock Exporters’ Association president Greg Pankhurst, Frontier International managing director Will McEwin and Frontier logistics operator Tom Emery.
State KAP Leader and Traeger MP Robbie Katter said there were fears Queensland’s live export market would be severely impacted at a time when economic stability across all sectors was desperately needed.
“The North’s live export trade is facing an extremely dire situation as a result of this blanket ban,” said Mr Katter said.
“Live export is a critical part of the supply chain in northern Australia and the middle of this year will see a lot of producers looking for markets to sell cattle as the grass is minimal.
“This decision is going to mean that areas such as Cloncurry and Mount Isa will be sending cattle to Darwin as a result of this blanket quarantine policy, with North Queensland losing out on millions of dollars.”
KAP Hinchinbrook MP Nick Dametto said there was no reason why MSQ could not adopt Darwin’s approach to commercial vessels, which instead of imposing a quarantine has implemented measures that restrict the crew from disembarking.
“Persons loading cattle from the docks and the people on those vessels do not meet each other anyway, so Darwin’s measures make far more sense. Restrict the crew from disembarking and you’ve already minimised the chances of
COVID-19 spreading through human-to-human contact,” he said.
“With the current air travel restrictions in place also impacting box meat supply to places like Indonesia and Vietnam, there is already an increased demand for Australian live export.
“But if our customers can’t access our ports in a timely manner, Queensland is going to miss the boat.
“Graziers have been doing it tough for too many years and all of a sudden an economic opportunity is here for them to capitalise on, all they need is for the government to get out of the way and let them do business.
“One cattleman we’ve spoken to fears the live export market will crash because of these port restrictions with little to no consultation by the State Government.”
“I understand there is a vessel due to come into Townsville early next month, which means they would have to hold offshore empty for the 14-day quarantine costing a significant amount of money in carrier fees per seven day waiting period. This is unacceptable,” Mr Katter said.
“Think about the knock-on effects to the industry chain, such as hay suppliers, fodder suppliers, vets, consumables from local agribusiness stores and cattle agents.
“The state needs to remove this restriction and the Federal Government should immediately classify the cattle supply chain as an essential industry. We cannot afford to lose it.”
Letter to the Editor
Ice age coming
Australia’s Hottest Summer 2018/19 Report is Baloney — the BOM deliberately did not tell you of 33.5°C recorded at Rutherglen in 1938/1939 or Charles Sturt’s Records in 1828 it was a blistering 53.9 °C at Buddah lake.
The BOM report is an insult to the 71 lives lost on 13 January 1939 and embarrassment to science. The Black Friday Firestorm destroyed four times the area of farmland and forest as the devastating February 2009 fires – twenty times as much as burnt this last summer.
The norther hemisphere is cooling, winters longer and much colder, the southern hemisphere is hotter, that’s how climate works.
Prominent Russian Scientists have predicted the northern hemisphere will be in an ice-age mid-century “Earth on the Brink of an Ice Age.” Dr. Abdussamatov is featured on page 140 of the 2009 U.S. Senate Report of More Than 700 Dissenting Scientists Over Man-Made Global Warming.
European and Russian scientists say the next ice age will arrive suddenly dropping fast, temperatures are dropping quicker than previously known. No one is sure if it will accelerate or not?
The Sun is entering one of the deepest Solar Minima of the Space Age. Sunspots have been absent for nearly two years, and the Sun’s ultraviolet output has sharply dropped.
The new NASA findings are in line with studies released by University Califorin-San Diego and Northumbria University in Great Britain last year, both of which predict a Grand Solar Minimum cooling in coming decades due to low sunspot activity. Both studies predicted Sun activity similar to the Ice Age in the mid-17th to early 18th centuries.
G J May
Federal Member for Kennedy
Will address the Press Gallery at the
Mural Hall, Parliament House
12 pm Today 05/03/20
The LNP/Labor duopoly strikes again-gone will be your savings under the Bail-in laws as soon as interest rates hit zero. The banks, thanks to new laws passed by the LNP before Christmas can take your savings from your bank accounts to prop up their viability in the upcoming depression enabled and orchestrated by the trojan horse Coronavirus pandemic. Remember the Greek banks stole the deposits of their customers three years ago.
Most intelligent Australians know this $10,000 cash ban has nothing to do with curbing drug dealers’ cash flow. It is all about control. Scomo has been compromised by Hillsong church activities and is simply doing the bidding of the City of London for the New World Order. – Editor
Mr Katter will purchase gold bullion with more than $10,000 cash ($40,000 of gold and cash will change hands); an act that will soon be illegal under proposed laws.
The implementation of the Restriction on Cash Bill, currently before the Senate, significantly abolishes our right to “Legal Tender” – a right enjoyed for a millennium. Property rights and privacy are undermined.
When facing uncertain economic times, as we are now with the Coronavirus, Australians will be restricted from withdrawing their life savings (When such savings are under real threat).
KAP Leader, Robbie Katter said it’s quite clear major businesses and government are closely aligned with China, after the ACCC cleared the way for China Mengniu Dairy to takeover Lion’s dairy and drinks portfolio.
“Unlike Australia, China’s government looks after the Chinese people first and foremost,” he said.
“It’s no secret that they have an insatiable appetite for our goods and industry and when it comes to their interests compared to ours, of course we will lose.
“Governments have proven time and again that they are less than willing to correct that imbalance.”
The State Member for Traeger said it was a bad outcome for the nation’s dairy farmers.
“While foreign investment is nothing new to the dairy industry, it still remains a characteristic of the government culture in Australia,” he said.
Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter said he was sick of the blood sucking Sydney suits selling their country out.
“They get their 30 pieces of sliver for selling their country but I am certain they will rot in Hell,” Mr Katter said.
“The government is a joke. It’s not a government. It doesn’t bear any resemblance to a government.
“They are not reflecting the will of the people. The only will Australia’s governments reflect is the one they see in the mirror.”
Mr Katter said he was taking his fight against the foreign takeover of Australia to the Parliament; just last week he introduced the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Amendment (Strategic Assets) Bill 2020.
The climate change hoax has collapsed. A devastating series of research papers has just been published, revealing that human activity can account for no more than a .01°C rise in global temperatures, meaning that all the human activity targeted by radical climate change alarmists — combustion engines, airplane flights, diesel tractors — has virtually no measurable impact on the temperature of the planet.
Finnish scientists spearheaded the research, releasing a paper entitled, “No Experimental Evidence for the Significant Anthropogenic Climate Change.”
The paper explains that IPCC analysis of global temperatures suffers from a glaring error — namely, failure to account for “influences of low cloud cover” and how it impacts global temperatures. Natural variations in low cloud cover, which are strongly influenced by cosmic radiation’s ability to penetrate Earth’s atmosphere due to variations in the strength of our planet’s magnetosphere, account for nearly all changes in global temperature, the researchers explain.
As this chart reveals, more cloud cover is inversely related to temperature. In other words, clouds shield the surface of the Earth from the sun, providing shade cover cooling, while a lack of clouds results in more warming:
Cloud cover accounts for the real changes in global temperatures
This is further supported by researchers at Kobe University in Japan who published a nearly simultaneous paper that reveals how changes in our planet’s magnetic field govern the intensity of solar radiation that reaches the lower atmosphere, causing cloud formation that alters global temperatures.hat study, published in Nature, is called, “Intensified East Asian winter monsoon during the last geomagnetic reversal transition.”
It states: Records of suborbital-scale climate variation during the last glacial and Holocene periods can be used to elucidate the mechanisms of rapid climate changes… At least one event was associated with a decrease in the strength of the Earth’s magnetic field. Thus, climate records from the MIS 19 interglacial can be used to elucidate the mechanisms of a variety of climate changes, including testing the effect of changes in geomagnetic dipole field strength on climate through galactic cosmic ray (GCR)-induced cloud formation…
In effect, cosmic rays which are normally deflected via the magnetosphere are, in times of weak or changing magnetic fields emanating from Earth itself, able to penetrate further into Earth’s atmosphere, causing the formation of low-level clouds which cover the land in a kind of “umbrella effect” that shades the land from the sun, allowing cooling to take place. But a lack of clouds makes the surface hotter, as would be expected.
This natural phenomenon is now documented to be the primary driver of global temperatures and climate, not human activity.
Burn all the oil you want, in other words, and it’s still just a drop in the bucket compared to the power of the sun and other cosmic influences. All the fossil fuel consumption in the world barely contributes anything to actual global temperatures, the researchers confirmed.
As they explain, the IPCC’s climate models are wildly overestimating the influence of carbon dioxide on global temperatures:…the [IPCC] models fail to derive the influences of low cloud cover fraction on the global temperature. A too small natural component results in a too large portion for the contribution of the greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide. That is why J. KAUPPINEN AND P. MALMI IPCC represents the climate sensitivity more than one order of magnitude larger than our sensitivity 0.24°C. Because the anthropogenic portion in the increased CO2 is less than 10%, we have practically no anthropogenic climate change. The low clouds control mainly the global temperature.
The entire ‘climate change’ hoax is a fraud
Carbon dioxide, in other words, isn’t the “pollutant” that climate change alarmists have long claimed it to be. CO2 won’t destroy the planet and barely has any effect on global temperatures (the IPCC’s estimate of its effect is, according to Finnish researchers, about one order of magnitude too large, or ten times the actual amount).
In fact, NASA was forced to recently admit that carbon dioxide is re-greening the Earth on a massive scale by supporting the growth of rainforests, trees and grasslands. See these maps showing the increase in green plant life, thanks to rising CO2:
Importantly, reducing our global consumption of fossil fuels will have virtually no impact on global temperatures. The far bigger governor of climate and temperatures is the strength and configuration of Earth’s magnetosphere, which has always been in flux since the formation of the planet billions of years ago. The weaker the magnetosphere, the more cosmic rays penetrate the atmosphere, resulting in the generation of clouds, which shield the planet’s surface from the sun. Thus, a weaker magnetosphere causes global cooling, while a stronger magnetosphere results in global warming, according to this research. This phenomenon is called the “Svensmark Effect.”
This suggests that the increase in cosmic rays was accompanied by an increase in low-cloud cover, the umbrella effect of the clouds cooled the continent, and Siberian high atmospheric pressure became stronger. Added to other phenomena during the geomagnetic reversal — evidence of an annual average temperature drop of 2-3 degrees Celsius, and an increase in annual temperature ranges from the sediment in Osaka Bay — this new discovery about winter monsoons provides further proof that the climate changes are caused by the cloud umbrella effect.
The “war on carbon” is derived from sheer stupidity, arrogance and scientific illiteracy
The extreme alarmism of climate change lunatics — best personified by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ insistence that humanity will be destroyed in 12 years if we don’t stop burning fossil fuels — is all based on nothing but fearmongering media propaganda and faked science. (The IPCC and NOAA both routinely fudge temperature data to try to create a warming “trend” where none exists.)
It’s all a massive, coordinated fraud, and the mainstream media deliberately lies to the public about climate change to push anti-free market schemes that would destroy the U.S. economy while transferring literally trillions of dollars into the pockets of wealthy globalists as part of a “carbon tax” scheme.
Yet carbon isn’t the problem at all. And the “war on carbon” is a stupid, senseless policy created by idiots, given that humans are carbon-based lifeforms, meaning that any “war on carbon” is a war on humanity.
See more research papers from Jyrki Kauppinen at this link on Researchgate.net. And stay informed by reading
by Alex Bruce
Has “wokeness” ruined everything? That’s the question which spurred a podcast by Ash Sarkar, a twenty-something British academic media darling who contributes to The Guardian and The Independent and is featured in this latest post by British YouTuber, Sargon of Akkad.
First, Sarkar asks, “What is woke culture?” pretending exasperation and ignorance. Later in the interview, she opines:
“Woke is accepting that LGBT identities are valid and should be protected under the law; that woke culture is an acknowledge-ment that racialized outcomes, reproduced through institutions in society and people of color measurably are treated differently… what I want, at an interpersonal level is understanding, empathy and solidarity and at a political level, I want the pursuit of redistributive goals, whether that’s power, whether that’s wealth, whether that’s land, in order to pursue aims of social justice, along class, gender and race lines.”
Sargon of Akkad agrees. “This is actually an excellent definition of woke culture, because it shows us that we are dealing with a radical movement, that violates some of the fundamental values of modern, Liberal Britain. Primarily, that we do not think of arbitrary characteristics, like race, gender and anything else should be factors that contribute to outcomes, wherever possible and that we believe that a person’s private property should, in fact be protected by the state, using the law and not taken away from a person by the state, instead.
“Appropriating people’s wealth and land, then re-distributing it along race, gender and class lines seems like an aberrant violation of those values and would naturally be seen as unethical by someone who is not a part of woke culture and follows the traditional values of modern Britain.”
Like Saikat Chakrabarti, AOC’s race-baiting svengali and former chief-of-staff, who’s done so much to inject a new brand of hysterical, racial divisiveness into the American political process, Sarkar is also the child of Bangladeshi immigrants. Both project ancestral traumas onto the West while strategically weaponizing White Guilt to advance their goal of Global Communism.
Neither complains about Bangladesh, where Islam is the state religion and homosexuality is still punishable by life imprisonment; where the Islamization of that country was defined by overthrowing the Varna caste system, the most skin color-obsessed means of social control ever devised, lasting millennia and still going strong throughout South Asia – now replaced with its Muslim version of “Ashrafs” who claim superior status derived from Persian, Turkic and Arab ancestry or alleged descent from Muhammad.
They don’t complain about Bangladesh because it doesn’t have the capital that they want to see “redistributed” along identitarian lines.
This, while they subscribe to “Luxury Communism”. Sarkar’s boss, Aaron Bastani wrote a manifesto about it. Luxury Communism is technocratic utopianism that’s about “fully embracing automation” and how technology will reduce the value of commodities – food, healthcare and housing – towards zero and how synthetic biology will prolong life and virtually eliminate disease.
Such things may indeed come to pass – but it sure as Hell won’t be because of a Global Communism!
These people are young and so steeped in ideology that they don’t see how Big Tech, influenced by Marxist and Postmodernist thought has already created a monopolistic combine of censorship, surveillance, social engineering, resulting in our current stealth digital totalitarianism with a corporatist, “social justice” veneer.
The unprecedented collaboration between Big Tech, with the mass media and the intelligence agencies to saturate the infosphere with their chosen narrative and to ban all others is decidedly not taking us to the “world of liberty, luxury and happiness”, of which the wokesters dream.
31 deaths and 2600 burnt out homes has not yet woken up governments as Canberra is again threatened by wildfire
by staff writers
The futility of using aircraft to impede large bushfires has been borne home after a converted military C-130 Hercules four prop tanker crashed near Cooma (NSW) killing all three American crewmen.
Dense smoke and poor visibility were blamed by authorities for causing the accident.
“Tragically, there appears to be no survivors as a result of the crash down in the Snowy Monaro area,” Shane Fitzsimmons, the Rural Fire Services Commissioner for New South Wales, said at a news conference.
The tragedy brings the death toll from the blazes to at least 31 since September. The fires have also destroyed more than 2,600 homes and razed more than 10.4 million hectares (25.7 million acres).
New age, politically correct firefighting techniques which include aircraft have proven ineffective in fighting large bush fires.
Tens of millions of dollars have been wasted in highly dangerous water and fire retardant bombing, giving only false hope to property owners.
While the retardant might slow down a fire the evidence from the firefront shows water only temporarily slows a hot fire with a several kilometre long front, particularly when the Hercules can drop only 15,000 litres at a time.
The aircraft has to land at the closest suitable airfield, fill up with water then take off to the fire ground, a round trip of 90 minutes or more depending on the distance from the airstrip.
These aircraft cost the federal government more than $15,000 an hour each to operate.
The tried and proven method of constructing wide fire breaks with dozers and graders then back burning has become politically incorrect and almost no footage of machinery building fire breaks has been shown by any of the television networks.
The fire services and government instead ensure the wider viewing audience sees plenty of shots of aerial bombers dropping pink retardant which in reality is a public relations, conditioning exercise to imbue the public.
Struggling volunteer firemen on the ground had no chance of stopping any of these huge conflagrations without constructed firebreaks.
Anecdotal evidence reveals the use of machinery at these mega-fires was very limited. In years past there would and should have been dozens of graders and dozers making breaks.
Desk jockeys of the Fire and Emergency Services had no idea how to fight these fires. They should have known months before that fire breaks were needed. What happened?
Regional firefighters would have informed the hierarchy of the impending danger of excessive fuel loads and should have done something about it like hazard reduction burning from fire breaks.
A thousand or more dwellings of the 2600 destroyed were surrounded by eucalyptus trees and dry grass of any length was growing up to the back door in many cases.
Fire can run along 10mm high dry grass in house yards even though it gives the appearance of bare ground if the wind and weather conditions are right and the only way it can be stopped is with a fire break and water. There were almost no breaks around house yards.
Trees growing around homes for 100 metres should have been felled and pushed away. There was no preventative preparation. Why not?
If you want trees growing out of your lounge room then expect to get burnt out.
Insurance companies would be mugs to pay for losses under these circumstances. Sue the state governments.
Fire survivors who have lost everything should place the blame squarely on the political party duopoly, Greens and Bob Brown and in some cases themselves for a lack of preparation.
Volunteer firefighters should have objected to the lack of preparation. They should have refused to go into some of these danger zones. Instead six are now dead.
So-called ‘climate change’ has absolutely nothing to do with the size and intensity of these fires.
Yesterday snow fell in the desert in Saudi Arabia.
How to stop 5G: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCXvlPOxeqk&feature=emb_logo
Telstra, Optus, Vodaphone and the Australian Government have enhanced the Deep State depopulation program in earnest by rolling out dangerous 5G wireless networks throughout the suburbs of every city in the country without releasing any independent safety studies.
With towers placed 100 metres apart there will be blanket coverage of EMF at more than 100 times the recommended strength over every human being in the cities.
In this video UN employee Claire Edwards of the Vienna International Centre told the UN Secretary General staff had been exposed to “off the scale” WiFi and phone booster radiation.
She said public exposure at her worksite is one quintillion (18 zeros) above natural background radiation according to Professor Olle Johansson of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.
“The highly dangerous biological effects effects of EMF have been documented by thousands of studies since 1932 indicating we may be facing a global health catastrophe,” Editor and Trainer in Intercultural Writing, Claire Edwards told Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
“5G technologies must be subjected to an independent health and safety assessment before they are launched anywhere in the world.”
Secretary General Guterres said he is now worried because he had installed these devices in his home.
“I am going to raise this with the WHO (World Health Organisation),” he said.
by Terry Schulze
I was fascinated by Patrick Moore’s comment about CO2 at 150 ppm and how the plants would die. I went and did some research and sure enough he’s right. Here’s a bit from my research –
Atmospheric CO2 is not alarmingly high, it is too low for optimal plant growth and alarmingly low for the survival of carbon-based terrestrial life. The real danger is not too much CO2 – it is CO2 starvation. Over geologic time, CO2 is ~permanently sequestered in carbonate rocks.
Plants evolved at atmospheric CO2 concentrations of 2000 ppm and greater, and many grow best at about 1200 ppm CO2 – about 3 times current levels. That is why greenhouse operators maintain 1000-1200 ppm CO2 in their greenhouses.
Major food crops (except corn) use the C3 photosynthetic pathway, and die at about 150 ppm from CO2 starvation – that is just 30 ppm below the minimum levels during the last Ice Age, which ended just 10,000 years ago – “the blink of an eye” in geologic time. Earth came that close to a major extinction event.
During one of the next Ice Ages, unless there is massive human intervention, atmospheric CO2 will decline to below 150 ppm and that will be the next major extinction event – not just for a few species but for ~all complex terrestrial carbon-based life forms.
Letter to the Editor
The cauldron of discontent that is the climate change debate alternates between simmer and boil over, depending on what new ingredients are tossed in. The combination of drought, water shortages and bushfires all meant that the cauldron was boiling most of the time and the media was starting to run out of superlatives to describe the situation.
“Crisis” and “catastrophic” have been used to the point that they have almost become meaningless and occasionally apocalyptical.
“Outrage”has also become popular. How dare the Prime Minister allow this to happen?
Around the country groups are calling for “immediate” or “instant” action. Doing his bit to stir the pot is the smug figure of Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese.
So I think the time is right to introduce a new adjective, “hysteria”.
Greta Thumberg gave a master class in theatrically contrived hysteria at the UN.
Some of the people in the latest hysterical outburst are not in the mould of regular rent-a-crowd uni students. Among the Extinction Rebellion activists were middle aged and senior citizens.
As a senior citizen myself, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry at their antics.
Hysteria means “emotional excess” or frenzy, irrationality, panic and loss of control, and that really concerns me.
Normally steady sane people are being swept along by the tide of professional activists whose only interest is destabilisation for their own aims under the smokescreen of climate change.
I think it’s time to sit down and take a “Bex”.
B Johnstone, Brisbane