Ok, so the rest of this site is kind of dull and boring. Try not to piss off too many people or attract the attention of big money.
This page is what it’s really all about.
THE reason Climate Change has become so critical and so difficult to deal with is the entrenched “old” money that controls big business, media and government.
For those of us lucky enough to live in a democracy, we are lulled into a false sense of security about how our politicians are looking out for our best interests.
Here in Australia, (and Britain, and the USA, and etc, etc….) over the last few years the amount of information coming out about the vested interests and connections between politicians, business and other organisation leaders, show that these governments are at best incompetent and at worst corrupt.
The only way to defeat the old money power groups is to beat them at their own game.
To do that, we have to take their customer base away from them, send bad corporate citizens bankrupt and then buy back the assets from those organisations at cents in the dollar.
We can each attempt to do that individually, or we can do it collectively.
To do it individually, we need more and better quality information constantly available to all. To do it collectively, we need, not only better information, but co-ordination. One person stops buying soft drinks from a a particular manufacturer, nobody notices. 50% of the population do the same for a month, the company will notice!
For example, every time we go to fill up the car with fuel, we need to ask ourselves:
- Does this fuel come from a country whose human rights or other abuses I wouldn’t accept in my own country?
- Does the company that sells me this fuel have transparent accounts and pay a proper level of tax on its profits?
- Does the company that owns the brand of fuel I’m buying engage in offshore licensing or other financial games to reduce or eliminate tax payable?
- Is there a more sustainable, more equitable company I could buy this fuel from?
Similar questions can be asked of each of the products we buy.
It’s a scary thought, but I suspect if we genuinely ask these questions and seek real answers, we could find out that we eliminate a significant number of companies and other organisations from our shopping list.
We’re still putting the finishing touches on this website, but if you’re interested in participating, please register on our membership site to be kept up to date, or via our social media apps.
To get you started, we’ve put some links on our resources page to issues we feel particularly aggrieved about, along with some cool stuff.