In today’s Sydney Morning Herald a philosopher (true!) hijacks Anzac Day – of all sacred things – to demand support for the carbon tax:
Which suggests a serious question for Australians who hold dear the Anzac ideal. Do we live up to it?
The answer, for some Australians, is a surprisingly vocal ‘’no’’. …
The Gillard government’s unpopular carbon tax, for example, is a mechanism for halting the nation’s carbon emissions… The Gillard government promises to compensate many ordinary families for extra costs, but it may still hit the hip pocket… Yet for some Australians, the idea of sacrificing dollars – not one’s life or health – for the common good is affronting.
Yes, Australian soldiers died so that we would never question paying a job-killing tax that could [not] stop global warming even if it hadn’t stopped a decade ago already.