Rule by dividing and terrorising the Australian population with misinformation and racially charged political stunts.
Add to our desperation by making us poorer, less able to afford education and health-care.
Continue to blame the previous government for budget shortfalls without tackling the wealthy who exploit the nation.
Perpetuate the torture of children in government care - their physical and sexual abuse.
Alienate and disenfranchise young people, especially young men.
Fail to represent over fifty percent of the population – women.
Belittle and mock human rights.
Expunge ourselves of our international obligations – shipping our poor and desperate to compete with the poor and desperate in Cambodia.
Do we feel proud?
Do we feel safe?
We have never been more afraid in our lives.
How many of us are wise enough to know the real extremists are the men in suits who are throwing away our security for political point-scoring? They know exactly what they’re doing: Play the ‘Security Card’ as their predecessor played the ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction Card’. All lies. All spin. All designed to make this nation fearful and force our children to grow up afraid and without hope. Such is the banner of Team Australia.
Let us hope those of us on Team Humanity can hold on long enough to bring about positive change.
Hold this government to account.
A true leader will unite people, not single out and persecute minorities. Destroying in a few short months a nation which was one of the most integrated and peaceful in the world.
Ask yourself why the government talks about human rights as though they only belong to white, male, Australians.
Ask yourself how a Christian country can bomb a country in abject poverty and disarray? Do we not hold Christians to account as we hold our Muslim brothers and sisters? Did Jesus tell Christians to slaughter the non-believers? It would seem, by our actions, that he did. And yet, I find it impossible to locate the scripture which insights me to hate my neighbour as Team Australia would have me do.
Lets look forward to the truth emerging from the spin and am comforted that Abbot and Murdock cannot control the internet, or what young people will discover in the months ahead.
They will vote for a government which will give them:
A safe and stable place to live
Clean air and water
Hope of finding a stable job and not just a short term contract.
A fairer tax system where the wealthy pay their share and big business pays fairly for resources.
A sense that Australia respects its international obligations and can be relied on to work toward a better world.
None of this is possible with the current government.
And a people without hope is a terrorised nation.
And so it is that the greatest terror threat we have on these shores today sits in Parliament House with a PM on his door and an armed guard designed to keep us, and the truth, out.
(I know that government should have a capital G, but I cannot bring myself to give it one. It would imply a respect I cannot feel. So for the grammar purists, I apologise)