Photo: Environment Minister Greg Hunt, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, announced on Thursday the mine would proceed. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen
Well of course they did that. They have an industrial economy to preserve don’t they? Bugger the environment. Bugger the consequences. They did what’s best for jobs. They did what’s best for our way of life. They did what’s best for a struggling economy to keep staggering along for a few more months or years.
Isn’t that what we all want, deep down? No? Then why aren’t you all out on the streets raising hell about it?
Me? I used to be like all these people getting steamed up about government ineptitude and corporate complicity. I attended a few climate rallies. Wrote letters to government ministers. Signed petitions. Contributed to action funds. What good did it do?
Now? I couldn’t give a fuck. I’m just waiting for the whole shaky edifice to come tumbling down around our ears. I don’t think I will need to wait for much longer.
Another year or so. Maybe not even that long.