To industry who promptly closed it down.
Filling the skies with coal- dust and Co2.
They charged us our children’s future
And blindly we paid.
In the land of broken hopes.
We gave away our water
Who taught us lessons in greed
And the price of apathy.
They own what once belonged to all.
Like the sun and wind.
And the broken clay beds of once mighty rivers
Echo those broken promises
Of a government, Orwellian in its thinking
And brutal in its structure.
These shady men in power
Do they really believe we don’t know?
They line their pockets with our future
Steal from us with no qualms
Claim we’ve given them permission.
They have pimped us out
To greasy bosses and slimy bankers
Not bothering with honest prices
For services we gave them no leave to take.
They have made a brothel of this nation
Sold us down the sludgy river
Thrown our dignity out with our future
While they shake hands in smoke-filled back room deals
Arrogant and dangerous
The bully in the playground
Has grown and wears a suit.
He stares with lizard eyes
Holds reign in a parliament of snakes
Where blood runs cold
And empathy is extinguished.
Is there no legal precedent to force honesty and transparency from elected government?
This Liberal government, arrogant, ignorant, and misogynistic seems to do what it likes despite sound advice and legal argument?
When a government becomes a dictatorship, when it breaches international laws and human rights surely there must be a way to remove it?
Or do we, as a nation, not care enough?
Will we offer the same excuses as the Germans did after the war? That they didn’t know?
Maybe in a world without twitter it might be possible to claim ignorance. But we can’t claim ignorance any more.
Evil happens when good men do nothing.