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Australia

From ‘yellow vests’ to Australia: taking the fight to the green elites

  • Green dogma infests the government media that people used to trust and is destroying the industries that once gave citizens well-paid jobs
PUBLISHED : Thursday, 13 December, 2018, 11:04am
UPDATED : Thursday, 13 December, 2018, 11:04am

For decades, working people, taxpayers and retirees have been battered by the “green elites”. This powerful group has waged ceaseless war on the coal power that provides cheap, reliable electricity, on the farmers and fishermen who provide food, and on those who refine and manufacture things. They tax the diesel vehicles that provide transport and recreation for ordinary people and fill their suburbs and welfare rolls with imported “refugees”. They have captured schools and universities that now provide more indoctrination than education. Green dogma infests the government media that people used to trust and is destroying the industries that once gave citizens well-paid jobs.

But Joe Public is starting to fight back. The rise of Donald Trump in the United States and Marine Le Pen in France, the election of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, and now the sudden revolt of the “yellow vests”, all show that an increasing number of people are fed up with their green overlords.

Australians are now joining this revolt. It is evident in the fall of prime minister and closet green Malcolm Turnbull, the rise of groups like the pro-coal Monash Forum and the rural-based Green Shirts, and the surprising early support for The Saltbush Club, which urges Australia to exit immediately from the Paris climate agreement.

Viv Forbes, founding secretary, Saltbush Club, Australia