Donald Trump has just made the commendable decision to unshackle the United States from the clutches of globalism by withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord. The reaction from the left, the media, the corporate elite and the globalists has of course been hysterical, they cannot quite believe that somebody would dare go against their agenda. The Trump Administration has rightly said they were elected to represent “Pittsburgh, Not Paris” stating that participation in the agreement would cripple the US economy, wipe out jobs and undermine national sovereignty.
Trump’s decision would of course have been the perfect opportunity for Australia’s government to reconsider its participation in the Paris agreement. The agreement binds Australia to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 per cent on 2005 levels by 2030. But Malcolm Turnbull and the rest of his cabinet dare not to stray from the approved opinions on climate change, declaring Australia will not walk away from its commitments, with Turnbull stating, “The commitments we have made are in Australia’s interests’’.
These commitments so far have caused regular blackouts in one Australian state too reliant on renewable energy and continue to send electricity prices sky high. It makes you wonder why even our political leaders on the right are so scared to depart from the alleged climate change consensus. This is despite 54% of Australians being sceptical of man-made climate change and a federal government being turfed out in 2013 because it gave us a crippling carbon tax. From a more academic perspective, a peer-reviewed survey revealed that only 36% of geoscientists and engineers believe humans are creating global warming.
The federal government is still probably too scared of the ABC and the rest of mainstream media labelling them climate deniers, or maybe they don’t want to be called a “climate criminal” or labelled a “world pariah” by the Greens’ Adam Bandt. Maybe they are also scared by organisations such as the Climate Council going on television and criticizing them. Perhaps they don’t want to upset all of the rent seekers in renewable energy who have been propped up by successive governments by bodies such as the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. Big business doesn’t mind climate policies if they can exploit them to make a buck, after all, more regulations mean less competition for them.
Whatever the reason, it is complete cowardice by our political leaders not to take on the elites on this issue. The public do not want high power prices and blackouts, listen to them instead. Even when the federal government talks about keeping coal fired power plants open they still are quick to reaffirm their adherence to renewable energy, saying they just want a good energy mix. Of course, Australia’s government is not alone in this matter as the rest of the world has signed up to the Paris Climate Accord, albeit with some sweeteners for developing countries.
The lack of courage on climate science by our leaders has been similar to that on the issue of Islamic terrorism. After the ASIO Chief Duncan Lewis last week said there was zero evidence linking our refugee intake to terrorism and that Islam did not play a big role in it, political leaders stumbled over each other to back him up and play down the Islamist factor. We saw Bill Shorten, George Brandis, Malcolm Turnbull, Barnaby Joyce and even Peter Dutton defend the current approach to fighting terrorism and dealing with Islam.
This is all despite the fact that 49% of Australians want a ban on Islamic immigration. Yet again it is because our leaders are too scared of the elites and the media calling them Islamophobes and racists (even though Islam is not a race). They don’t want Waleed Aly delivering a so called smackdown against them on the Project, or one of the endless parades of hijab wearing Muslim women on the ABC saying they are being mean to Muslims for no reason, and of course they should really be worried about white cis male extremists.
A week after our political leaders have been in denial about Islam and terrorism we have seen yet another terrorist attack in the West, again in England with the London Bridge attack. Our leaders were quick to offer their sympathy to the British people (as if that will bring back the dead), but were more interested in criticising Pauline Hanson for proposing a solution that would work, a ban on Muslim immigration with Bill Shorten calling her “disgusting”.
On the issue of Islam, it is of course Donald Trump leading the way in taking decisive action, well he would have been if it wasn’t for activist unelected judges blocking his restriction on travel to the United States from countries with a history of Islam extremism. Australia continues to bury its head in the sand on Islam, along with leaders of Europe who are still continuing to let migrants flood in after terror attack upon terror attack occurs.
Our government’s policies both on Islam and Climate Change demonstrate that it is still the globalists who are in charge of our defence and who our leaders submit to. The people of Australia have made it clear what policy action they want taken, but our political class still has the nerve to simply ignore them and peruse policies that damage Australia. But our politicians cannot ignore the people forever, someday soon it will become too much even for them if they realise their cushy positions are potentially threatened.