…And Prime Minister Gillard calls an emergency meeting due to the threat industrial action poses to Australia’s economy. Because in a globalised world markets determine our well-being - not democracy. The government’s response is not one of ensuring people can still earn a living. It’s fear of upsetting economic growth because we’re a slave to the stock exchange.
But I suppose that’s OK. When has stability of world finances ever been threatened by the control of private interests?
And many people still don’t understand what Occupy Wall St is all about. And others blame immigrants for ‘stealing jobs’ when the economy is bad, rather than questioning how people like Alan Joyce can receive a $2 million raise while average Qantas workers are faced with losing their jobs to global competition.
This shit has got to go or we’ll begin realising more obviously than what happened at Occupy Melbourne that we have no rights despite the veneer of democratic freedom.