The church’s key advisory group wants the Gillard Government to scrap public incentives that increase the birth rate and also to cut immigration. The church people have not as yet realised that they are now unimportant in modern society. People such as Philip Freier should practice what he preaches. He has two children and three grandchildren and yet he and this synod have asked the government to stop “any policy that provides an incentive specifically and primarily to increase Australia’s population”.
Terri Kelleher, spokesperson for the Australian Family Association, stated that to do so would be unfair. Freier’s children are now grown up and they now have children of their own. Me thinks this is a case of “I’m alright, Jack”!
Yet the Archbishop of Adelaide, Jeffrey Driver, also with two adult children, repudiates this, saying they are not calling for the end of the baby bonus. Are the church leaders trying to say the right thing to different people, so all will agree with them?
Most people today have seen the nonsense the church leaders get up to. Yet they expect us to listen to them on important matters that they seem ignorant of. Driver goes on to say the overall migrant intake should be cut. He says, “The growing congestion of cities, destined to become worse, means much time lost in commuting, more polluted suburbs, denser housing and the loss for many of suburban gardens in which to relax and still have some communion with nature.”
America has 311,240,000 people. Great Britain has 62,041,708 people. Australia 22,593,021 less people than Taiwan. The answer to congestion in the cities is to expand them. Pollution is a problem the scientists are investigating – that is not the church’s role (if indeed it has a role). As for gardens, has he seen the marvelous gardens in America and Great Britain? Australia is a very large country with ample room to accommodate a lot more people; it would then have the opportunity to become a strong country like America and Great Britain.
So, American forces are also saying that they have killed Osama bin Laden. Do they really think this will make any difference to the world. Terrorism is in the minds of a great many people, not really much to do about one individual. How many more Osamas has America created? If it was indeed Osama that planned the 9/11 attacks, do they really think there is not another Osama standing in line to take his place in martyrdom. Of course there is.
American foreign policy has ensured that terrorism will continue to flourish long after the defeat of this one man. Of course terrorism is an anathema to most of us, however if one country imposes its will against another by force then it is a fact that they will react. It all becomes a killing game of tit for tat. Ordinary people do not want all this killing just for power for some and oil. Countries with oil would be a lot safer if they just gave the oil to the USA.
Do they expect us to believe that there is a noble reason for targeting these small military-weak countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, North Korea, Pakistan, Libya, or Egypt? Their undercover forces bringing about revolutions in these countries, destabilising and causing huge suffering in order to give the USA superior power in these areas. Draining these countries of their recourse’s. Leaving them in a tragic and weak state. Then they can use them for power bases like Guantanamo. Or even Greenham common in the UK.
We do know what our governments are doing but just a vote does not change anything. At this very moment western forces are trying to destabilise so many countries including Indonesia and China. What will be the outcome when these countries have been hurt enough and fight back?
Personally, I think it will make 9/11 seem like a walk in the park.
The Chasers War on Everything should now perhaps change their title to The Chasers War on Some Things. Craig Reucassel on Thursday’s episode of Q & A admitted he wouldn’t want the cameras and the satire at his own wedding, yet he believed he had the right to use satire to undermine The Royal wedding. I am not in favour of Royalty, however everyone should have the right to have the wedding they want.
In saying that, this couple have not scrimped and saved for the day like most other young couples have to. Rather, no expense has been spared for these people. The health service, education and a host of other deserving causes could have used this money, for much more, than this outrageous spectacle of class and privilege.
I would imagine the Royal family have been notified of the Chasers’ antics against sick children in the skit “Why go to any trouble when they’re only going to die anyway?” and let’s not forget the taking of their party through security in the breach of an APEC restricted zone in the heart of Sydney’s central business district. On 6 September 2007, the Chasers Team directed a fake Canadian motorcade, which was allowed through the restricted zone by police and was not detected until one of them alighted, dressed as Osama bin Laden.
I can’t say I blame the Royal family for stopping The Chasers Team having any involvement whatsoever in the wedding proceedings. They were banned from the ABC and now they are getting their comeuppance from the BBC.
Craig Reucassel is one very intelligent person whom I actually like, however I think he should realise it might be time to move on and find something better for his huge talent. Something safe may be a good option with his past record of trying to flout the common good sense of people.