Ignorance in defiance of truth

scam‘They plunder our environment while enriching foreigners all under the guise of some mythical societal benefit.

‘They take our health, our land, our peace of mind and our taxes. We surrender our precious mountains to this most gross industry.

‘And in return they give us social chaos, environmental destruction, lies, deceit, scorn, and ill-health.’

 Some political speeches can be as deep as a teaspoon, yet they garner enormous attention. Others fly under the radar – but deserve closer examination.

Craig Kelly MHR Hughes NSW Liberal Official Portrait 9/9/2010 file no 10456 Craig Kelly (left) is the Member for Hughes. He gave the following speech in Parliament last November, quoting extensively Dr Alan Watts (right).Dr_Alan_Watts

We believe it deserves a wider airing.

Mr Kelly: ‘If we are going to take the pressure off the cost of living we must make sure that all our industries are working to their maximum efficiency.

‘Therefore, in my remaining time, I highlight the delusion we have with investing billions of dollars of our country’s precious resources and wasting it by investing in wind farms and wind turbines.

‘Nothing could be a greater waste of our national resources than to build more wind turbines in this country. Yet over the next decade under the current policy we could waste $10 billion of resources on wind farms.

Order of Australia ‘I quote two letters from Dr Alan Watts, who holds the Order of Australia since 2004, when it was awarded to him for his services to medicine.

‘He is also a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Physicians in the UK.

‘He has spent the majority of his life working for the welfare of his fellow citizens.

‘Dr Watts’ letter from 11 September 2012 reads: They plunder our environment while enriching foreigners all under the guise of some mythical societal benefit.

‘They take our health, our land, our peace of mind and our taxes. We surrender our precious mountains to this most gross industry.

‘And in return they give us social chaos, environmental destruction, lies, deceit, scorn, and ill-health.

‘The wind industry is based on greed, ignorance, subsidy and institutional deceit. Its propaganda rewards the greedy, flatters the gullible, exploits the well-intentioned. Industrial wind is a fraud of enormous consequence. WFS book

‘And people who value intellectual honesty should not allow themselves to be cruelly deceived by such industrial treachery or even by their government’s callous indifference.

‘That says it all.

‘But Dr Watts, in a further letter to the editor of the Australian on 7 November, only a few weeks ago, also wrote: Wind industry propaganda flatters the gullible, exploits the well-intentioned, and nurtures the craven.

‘Industrial wind is a fraud of enormous consequence whose foundation is based on greed, ignorance, subsidy and entrenched institutional deceit. People who value intellectual honesty should not allow themselves to be quietly fleeced by such industrial treachery or even by their government’s callous ignorance and indifference.

‘It represents not only poor science and wasteful economics but is ignorance in defiance of truth and indifference to the welfare of Australian rural families.

‘That sums it up. If we want to put a cap on the cost of living for our fellow countrymen, we cannot continue to invest billions of wasted dollars on useless wind farms which do absolutely nothing to change the climate or the temperature of the planet.’

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Wind industry spin starts before the turbines begin to turn.

About stopthesethings

We are a group of citizens concerned about the rapid spread of industrial wind power generation installations across Australia.

Comments

  1. Jackie Rovensky says:

    The gross stupidity and gullibility of the SA Government has ensured the industry here is protected far beyond any protection given to Australian manufacturers and producers. The Government has given legal rights to overseas owned companies while removing them from their own citizens, they use our taxes to help these companies get their energy to the Grid, they set up a department to assist the industry at the detriment of their citizens (now appearing to be shut down but still operating within the Planning Department). They say they consulted by virtue of a panel visiting areas and seemingly listening to submissions from citizens AFTER making Development Planning changes on an INTERIM basis, then changing them to create two districts close to Adelaide that will be protected from industrial wind turbines, on the basis of Visual Amenity, when the original changes were declared necessary after Dick Paltridge won his case in the ERD court to stop erection of such turbines on the grounds of Visual Amenity. Note the SE where Dick lives is NOT one of the declared safe zones.
    National and State taxes taken from us for purposes to ensure things like adequate and good health and education services as well as that our home grown industries are able to compete with overseas imports are used to shore up this inadequate industry which is damaging our environment, industry and health.
    Corruption and propoganda can only suceed when people in decision making positions are willing to submit to and assist them.

  2. Looks very similar to the myths and facts propaganda that was paid for by the taxpayers of victoria to promote the wind industry under the previous labor govt.
    Not only did they rely on subsidies once they got going they relied on the taxpayer to pay for their rubbish propaganda and advertising.

  3. Reblogged this on Quixotes Last Stand.

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