Look­ing from above

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RE­CENTLY, I had the thrilling op­por­tu­nity to fly over our 36,017-hectare prop­erty I have called home for the past 18 years. I was amazed at the bird’s eye view af­forded from the cock­pit of a Tec­nam air­craft, and was daz­zled by the colours of the soil that was starkly naked, with no grass cover to ten­derly hide the vari­a­tion.

The land­scape al­ter­nated from smooth, like skin of a youth, to the wrin­kles and rough­ness that age af­fords. What I knew, just from study­ing the land­scape while be­ing bonded to the ground, be­came the com­plete pic­ture from the air.

This brought me to think­ing about the prob­lems that loom large for our na­tion, which seem in­sur­mount­able, es­pe­cially when viewed from the con­fines of the lat­est news re­ports, and the my­opic ap­proach of the politi­cians and bu­reau­cracy, whose agenda seems to be more wed­ded to out­side global in­ter­ests then to the cit­i­zens of this mighty land.

How will agri­cul­tural Aus­tralia weather the “storm” when ru­ral and re­gional Aus­tralia seems to be fall­ing apart at the seams? Far too many lo­cal small town busi­nesses are pulling the doors shut, un­able to con­tinue to ex­ist with the un­prece­dented lev­els of debt due to this pro­tracted dry.

Who has the ex­tra re­sources to en­sure they have enough money stashed away for when the river of fi­nance has been choked back to a small trickle?

And yet how, for a land of such ex­tremes, did our gov­ern­ments have an “ad hoc, on the run, let’s pre­tend it’s not hap­pen­ing” ap­proach to agri­cul­ture and the na­tion’s food pro­duc­ers, hav­ing dis­man­tled the na­tion’s drought pol­icy 10 years ago and put noth­ing of sub­stance in its place?

A plan seems to be afoot to erad­i­cate peo­ple from the vast in­land, leav­ing it to the global cor­po­rates or China to con­trol. Peo­ple are leav­ing ru­ral and re­gional Aus­tralia in droves, forced off by debt and de­spair.

The world’s en­vi­ron­men­tal non-govern­ment or­gan­i­sa­tions have un­prece­dented power given to them by the UN.

Their global ten­ta­cles force weak gov­ern­ments to bow down to their re­lent­less pres­sure. Agri­cul­ture, of course, is the prime tar­get, as a na­tion is only as strong as its food sup­ply. Th­ese ENGOs use the mantra of cli­mate change, de­struc­tion of the en­vi­ron­ment through un­sus­tain­able pop­u­la­tion num­bers and un­sub­stan­ti­ated claims of wide­spread an­i­mal cru­elty in agri­cul­ture.

Agenda 21 and now Agenda 2030 from the UN is usurp­ing the sovereignty of any na­tion that has signed up. My ques­tion is, when will the na­tion fi­nally arise from its stu­por and see how we have been hood­winked into believ­ing a global lie that will force the gen­er­a­tions to come into servi­tude?

Try­ing to fight spot fires is use­less if the ma­jor bush­fire is left to blaze unchecked.

Only when the big pic­ture is able to be seen, then the true bat­tle plan can then be put into place. Aus­tralia must exit the UN now.

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