I am the first to admit that politics bores me.
All those supposedly mature people attempting to run the country but acting like two year olds who are long overdue for a sleep in Parliament Question Time does not rock my boat. It has to be said, however, that this Carbon Tax that the Prime Minister is talking about imposing on us has both Ashley and I scratching our heads and wondering how on earth it will work. Never mind what it will cost us in taxes both our personal and business lives. while there seems to be lots of information out there, anything that you do find seems to be biased one way or the other instead of giving an independant view that would show clearly the “Yes” and “No” sides to the debate. Throw in the new Carbon Tax ads on TV starring Cate Blanchette, Michael Caton and other “ordinary” persons and I’m about ready to throw a brick at the television…..or for that matter the next politician or celebrity who is trying to tell me what to think or how I should vote.
So it was with interest that I read the article today by Andrew Bolt in the Herald Sun. You can find the article here and it’s well worth a read.
I will admit that both the ad and the article has created discussion around our kitchen table. Unfortunately both have caused even more confusion…..and that’s from a family who is not interested in politics and who are just trying to live our lives.
I don’t think there is an easy answer to what we are doing, not only in our own country but also the world. I do know that unless each of us takes responsibility for our own actions and reduces our impact on the planet there is going to be a very difficult road ahead for future generations. Maybe it’s time we asked those in power just what they are personally doing to reduce their impact on the planet? Not what they are doing as a political group, but what they are doing as an individual.
Off my soap box now. As I said I’m not into politics at all and trust me this blog won’t become another blog shouting out political views – cause quite frankly I couldn’t care less.
For those who are trying to live a more sustainable life have at look at the Renew Magazine put out by the Alternative Technology Association. We found the magazine in a newsagent while on holidays but you may find it in your local library. Ashley was so impressed with the ideas in the magazine on sustainable building practice, alternative energy sources etc he subscribed to the magazine when we got home. Best of all it’s Australian so the ideas are designed with our climate in mind. No affils and all that stuff but there was some pretty impressive ideas on offer in the magazine and they have certainly got Ashley thinking outside the square when it comes to alternative energy sources around our home.