If ever there was a sign that Australian voters should have fired the lying, spinning, fakes and fascists of the federal government that’s been running or rather ruining the country for the past six years when they had such a red-hot chance back in May, it’s the bushfires currently raging in the Eastern states.
Breaking-out earlier in the year and burning more ferociously than ever, and having thus far cost four lives, around 500 houses, well over a million hectares of bush and grasslands, literally countless numbers of livestock and wildlife and a fortune in fire-fighting time and money, they’ve really put the heat on this country’s climate-change-denying government.
But rather than taking responsibility for their arsin’ around if not actual acts of arson, the guilty Liberal or rather Lieberal and National/Nazional parties are still desperately attempting to put a smokescreen between the fires and public ire at the clear connection between ‘coal’ and ‘lit’ in their accursed coalition.
Government members have been desperately demonstrating their alleged concern and compassion for the victims by hot-footing it out in the bush to for photo-ops of them viewing the embers, and splashing-out a little federal cash in the hope that this ‘generosity’ is what the public remembers.
But rather than blushing with embarrassment at being ambushed at every turn by people blaming them for their shameless dereliction to do anything about, or even admit to the reality of, climate change, they’ve been going red in the face with rage.
Hotly defending their disgraceful record as a coal-ition of fools dedicated to the support of fossil fuels, and even going so far as to claim, crowalition-style, that they’ve done a great deal behind the scenes – or smokescreen – to tackle the very problem that they doubt or deny exists, and thus that they’re actually quite a coolition.
Lots of these global-warming-denying firebrandhave lost their cool, however, in the face of burning determination on the part of Greens-party politicians, supporters and sympathisers to hold them to account for their record of environmental vandalism, and similarly smouldering resentment against them by the majority of the Australian populace.
For example, leader of the National/Nazional Party and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, a far-from-bright spark at the best of times, fired-off a media response to criticisms of the coal-ition’s record on combating climate change that bushfire victims “don’t need the ravings of some pure enlightened and woke capital-city greenies at this time when they are trying to save their homes.”
To which the aptly-named Carol Sparks, mayor of Glen Innes and Severn, one of the areas most devastated by the fires, replied with a press article that reduced McCormick’s load of hash to ashes by making the point that “while all this is a personal tragedy for my family and myself, it is but one story within an unfolding statewide and global disaster.”
However, coal-ition/crowalition Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his minions continued to – and still do – stick to their story that “this is no time for a debate on climate change.”
This is true, of course, though not in the opportunistically deceitful sense that Morrison and his fellow moronic motor-mouths intend it, as the time for debate about climate change is indeed not now, as the bushfires are burning in 2019, but in fact was back then, 10, 15 or even 20 years ago.
But even by using the weasel word ‘debate’ in the current context, the Australian government and its apologists are still trying to cast doubt over the scientific, meteorological and by many other means observable fact that global warming is a burning issue.
One item that’s by no means up for debate in the Australian context, however, is that, as they recently revealed, a group of former state fire-fighting chiefs months ago begged the government to meet with it and both hear and heed its pleas for more urgent preparation for what it predicted would be a catastrophic fire season this year, including more funds for the lease of specialist water- and fire-retardant-bombing aircraft from the US.
But the government refused all their requests, and, now, due to the fact that climate-change has so extended the bushfire seasons in Australia and the US that they now coincide with or at least overlap each other, all of these aircraft that were earlier available for lease are currently in service in California.
In short, the bushfires still raging out of control in Australia, or at least the Australian states of Queensland and New South Wales, have certainly bushwhacked the bullshitters who currently mislead and misgovern us; but sadly, not nearly so badly as these bullshitters have bushwhacked, and seemed hell-bent on continuing to bushwhack, us, our proverbially sunburned country, and the rest of our fast-warming planet.