Politics in the (Full Moon) Pub, Shorncliffe

in 2007.

We might all laugh at the anarchist slogans

“Don’t vote for them it only encourages them”
“Guy Fawkes was the only man to enter parliament with honest intentions”

But if you care about what happens to your family, your street, your neighbourhood, your community and are prepared to do things which might assist each or all of these then you should be active in politics at the local, state and federal levels because each of these levels of government impact upon your community, your neighbourhood, your street and your family.

Each of these levels of government can supply funds that might assist your community to provided services, etc

John Locke in The Second Treatise of Civil Government 1690 suggested:

Should a robber break into my house, and, with a dagger at my throat, make me seal deeds to convey my estate to him, would this give him any title? Just such a title by his sword has an unjust conqueror who forces me into submission. The injury and the crime is equal, whether committed by the wearer of a crown or some petty villain.

The system of social security is being demolished.

Aborigines are having their land seized their visitor entry permit system smashed.

We saw Dr Mohamed Haneef incarcerated on the flimsiest of evidence.

Refugees are being detained indefinitely.

Timor’s Oil is being stolen by our federal government.

Forced council amalgamations are occurring around the country.

Mary River Dam is being proposed to flood the breading grounds of the Lungfish, the endangered Mary River Cod, and the unique Mary River tortoise.

Hospital waiting lists are blowing out.

As the old Red Gum song says “If we don’t fight – we lose”.