We need some com­mon sense

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - NEWS -

Dear Ed­i­tor, In the fi­nal days of 2018 there was some fas­ci­nat­ing read­ing in a range of news­pa­pers.

We were told by prom­i­nent Queens­land physi­cist Pe­ter Ridd that ex­ten­sive stud­ies show Bar­rier Reef coral bleach­ing is not go­ing to kill the reef (you may re­call he was sacked from James Cook Univer­sity for ex­press­ing this sci­en­tific view).

There were more ar­ti­cles about the Mur­ray-Dar­ling Basin Plan, which is in­creas­ingly be­ing ex­posed as a po­lit­i­cal con with in­suf­fi­cient sci­en­tific mod­el­ling, which is now com­ing at great ex­pense to tax­pay­ers and ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties.

And we had rev­e­la­tions that de­spite what the an­i­mal wel­fare lobby groups tell us, the av­er­age Aus­tralian con­tin­ues to eat eggs and that their push against the egg in­dus­try has ex­posed this group as not be­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the av­er­age Aus­tralian.

Dur­ing 2019 we must spend more time ques­tion­ing the sci­en­tific and in­ner-city elite com­mu­ni­ties who are try­ing to force their so­cial en­gi­neer­ing on the rest of the pop­u­la­tion, though never at their ex­pense.

Many of their ide­olo­gies are based on false premise, yet the po­lit­i­cal power they pull has un­fairly and un­nec­es­sar­ily af­fected the liveli­hoods of many hard-work­ing Aus­tralians.

Let’s work to swing the pen­du­lum back to­wards com­mon-sense, for the sake of our na­tion and those who have helped make it great.

Mary Knight proudly shows her love of her adopted home town thanks to this gift from her fam­ily.

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