Where have all the Statesman and Stateswomen gone.
Don’t know about you but I’m a little feed up with the quality of political leaders we all seem to have at present. Both left and right.
We have (NSW, Australia) a river system that’s dying, we’re already the driest continent on earth and just had our hottest month ever, doesn’t take genus to work out what’s going on. All this just to grow crops (or stock) that clearly can’t be supported. Massive fish kills, huge Murray Cod dead and dying enough to make the toughest bushie cry. True it’s not helped by a crippling drought but lack of leadership from our politicians is staggering. Most people think they simply take too much water from the system, each state doing its own thing.
Failing to comprehend this isn’t being a climate denier it’s sticking your head in the sand. Call it global warming or anything you like, to me it’s just about respect and taking care of what we have. These clowns get influenced by lobby groups that really are only motivated by self interest.
Single use plastic could be banned overnight. Industry adapts, their not that stupid just greedy and lazy.
Until we have leaders that govern for us rather than please their own parties or factions we’ll all suffer in the name of some stupid long forgotten ideal. I’ve always thought that most people couldn’t give a toss about the parties ideology, most are centralists or moderates. They just want a fair go and expect politicians to behave like adults, protect us and our environment.
Years ago you probably could have voted as our parents did without too much thought, safe cause then neither left or right was fringe. These days you can’t be so sure.
So, where have all the Statesmen and/or Stateswomen gone. People that want to make a difference, who’s goal isn’t just wealth and self interest.
If you know of one I’d love to know who and why.