Our peeved yet perspicacious political insider writes exclusively:
Pretend environmental consciousness is what GULAG – the Greens, unions, Labor and GetUp! — thrives on. And CBD sees scare campaigns which have been run so effectively as being the future for GULAG. Sure the mantra needs to change from time to time but the fact remains. Environmental scare campaigns are the answer to GULAG’s current electoral woes.
Concern for the environment allows the proponent to escape any critical analysis of what has been said let alone what skeletons there may be. It provides the ultimate shield.
While GULAG suffered a devastating setback in Election 19 with climate change, CBD encourages GULAG to see it as an aberration. History is littered with people making money promoting environmental doomsday theories. So CBD thinks if Al Gore can millions out of it why can’t GULAG make votes out of it? Al has proven you can’t do both but if the sole focus was votes victory may be achieved.
It pains CBD to acknowledge all the doomsday theories have been debunked but each of them in turn have served a useful purpose in allowing for bigger government , higher taxes, more regulations, more public expenditure , while demonising most, if not all, things Western.
CBD is reminded of acid rain that was killing all of Europe’s forests, the ozone hole, and the population explosion.
And the list goes on with peak oil, lack of resources, lack of food and each one has lent itself superbly to the GULAG approach of scaring people into supporting GULAG.
Sure, climate change and Al Gore haven’t worked out that well but governments and especially local governments are still preaching the mantra unabated despite Election19.
Indeed CBD recalls vaguely through the tears and blur of election night a Liberal Senator on ABC (what else would CBD be watching) agreeing that the government needed to deal more fully with climate change. It was CBD’s only bit of joy that night. There was a Liberal busily snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
Now the hard right keep exposing East Anglia University’s manipulation of data( what are you supposed to do if the facts don’t fit the theory), debunking the hockey stick graph on climate change, pointing out the assertion of 97 per cent of scientists agreeing is unfounded, the obesity problem in the USA although predictions were for food rationing by 1980. And the UN’s tipping point in ten years unless action is taken on climate change has now been going for thirty years. All devastating but for the fact that GULAG’s media friends don’t even acknowledge these matters thereby protecting the public from these unhelpful truths.
But one thing CBD has recognised is that as each scare comes to its natural end there is this seamless slithering on to the next. So GULAG needs to be inventive and imaginative. Each campaign has a use by date. Climate change has lasted way beyond belief and is starting to seriously wobble. So a new scare for the new millennium is needed. How about the danger of [insert scare of your choice here]? And don’t worry how ridiculous it seems. Remember all the others had their day in the sun and were believed.
CBD is willing to offer a prize but knows it’s not needed as suggestions will be volunteered for the sake of our noble cause.
The CBD contributed exclusively to Flat White throughout the 2019election campaign – and we have not heard the last of him/her/zi yet.
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